Let us start by wishing everyone a very Happy new year, in some parts of the world you may of already celebrated, for us in the UK we have aproximatly 17 hours until Midnight, i know many of you will be planning parties to celebrate tonight's passing of the old and into the new and Sam has got a wonderful project depicting old and new.
Party Time By
8"by8" Card Stock
Papers - Sketchbook by American Craft
Stamps by Crafty Individuals,
& Free in Creative Stamping Magazine
Inks - Ranger Distress Evergreen Bough
Adirondack - Mountain Rose
Gems from Suzicraft
Glitter Glue - Dovecraft
Whats it about
This card started off in my head as a card of different images that remind us of parties or in particular New Years Eve parties and days gone bye - Days gone bye when you like Vintage inevitably goes back further than I can remember!!! So it all ended up being a bit Art Nouveau and as that is the latest upcoming (or actually I think it has arrived) trend its not surprising that my images leaned toward it.
I Stamped the background of the main card with the diamond stamp and stamped the words Party randomly over it. I then cut out (by eye) the patterned paper to fill the card except for a piece at the top which was going to be left as it was. I then cut out the background squares and oblongs and decided where they would sit on the card. Once I had decided this I then placed my stamps over each piece and decided which would be my centrepiece. Once that was decided I individually stamped them and put them in place. I then decorated them all at the same time so that I could put it aside to dry. I decorated with the gems, glitter glue and Glossy Accents.
The tag came about because when I placed the patterned paper on the card I had only glued two sides to make sure I got it straight before sticking the others down, however I pulled a little tight from the opening to the join of the card and this immediately made me think that it left a great opening for the "Party Invite" or "Party Reply" to slip into. So to make that I of course glued down the bottom of the slot and made a tag, stamped Party on it in the centre and used a card that I had got a Vintage fridge magnet out of - it left the perfect hole, so I stuck that down and filled the centre with glossy accents which makes it look quite plush!
I know this project is a little crowded but Hopefully so will the party be!!!!
Bye for now