Monday, November 16, 2009

A Lot of Bling to Ring in the New Year!

What a crazy week! After being on a business trip last week I'm really glad to be home and spending time with my guys. Chris is finally feeling better after being sick and Aidan and I have enjoyed some quality time together. I'm really looking forward to the upcoming holiday season but wanted to do something different for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge, so I made a New Years card.
I started with a card base of Barely Banana cardstock. The next layer uses Basic Black and I made a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Rubbing Alcohol and spritzed the paper and let it dry. The main image uses the champagne glasses stamp from the Cheers to You stamp set. Then I colored in the drink with my Barely Banana Stampin' Write Marker before filling it in with Crystal Effects. After the Crystal Effects dryed I used my 2 Way glue pen to apply Dazzling Diamonds to the little spritzes out the top of the glass.
The next square uses a technique I've seen all over the internet right now. I took a piece of Bride Speciality Paper and applied Barely Banana ink with a Brayer. After letting it dry for a couple of seconds I wiped of the paper with the tissue so the design showed through and is really pretty (I can only imagine all the possibilities for this technique). The last piece of cardstock is Barely Banana to create the square layers.
The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and is then punched out with the Modern Label Punch.

This was a great layout and I had a lot of fun with all the different layers. If you like this card make sure to sign up for December's Stamp-a-Stack because this will be one of our projects.
Have a great week!
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  1. Very pretty card, Diana! Thanks for playing along this week!
    So glad everyone is feeling better at your house too!

  2. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 18. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

  3. I need to make some New Years cards. It's the one holiday I tend to neglect. This card is all the shimmer!!!

  4. What a great card.....Simple and Elegant!

  5. This is fantastic! I am in love with that shimmer! Beautiful work!

  6. Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along this week!!

  7. Diana -- this is just beautiful -- and perfect for ushing in a new year! Thanks for playing along with this week's Sketch Challenge. I hope you'll join in with the Stamping 411 Operators again soon! Blessings, Gretchen

  8. Great job! That stamps fits that sketch perfectly. Love it! Thanks for playing this week.


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