Holy Cow!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  2015?!!  Holy "where's the time going" Batman?!!

I call this card my "process" card.  Here are all the steps I took to get this end result...
  1. On white paper, I heat embossed "Happy New Year!" with silver ink and clear powder
  2. Using Tim Holtz Distress inks Black Soot and Faded Jeans, I distress the background going darker in the left hand corner and light over the sentiment and bottom.
  3. I covered the sentiment and created "snow" by flicking Gesso mixed with water off a paintbrush onto the black and blue distressed paper... p.s. I got more on the floor than is on the card. :)
  4. Die-cut Taylored Expressions Neighborhood Border from Navy Blue paper
  5. Cut yellows and reds and attach to backs to create "lights" and a door.
  6. Attach die-cut to card leaving a half inch at bottom.
  7. Attach three punched miniture stars and add Glossy Accents to them. 
  8. Attach five miniture bling.
I was very, very pleased with the final result and had alot of fun creating it...
Here we go into another year of cardmaking. My fifth to be exact.  I'm looking forward to trying new things, taking more classes and forging more friendships thru my love of letter writing AND cardmaking.  So, let's BRING it... :)


  1. Wow, that took some serious work! It sure shows it too. What a beautiful card and piece of artwork. It is one of the prettiest cards that I have ever received from you. Absolutely stunning in person!

    1. Wow! I'm so pleased you like it. It was quite a process but I was very happy with the results. And although it took "time" to do, when I was done, I had made 15 cards. It was supposed to be 16 but one bit the dust in one of the stages. And I'm not sure what stage. Happy New Year my friend... :)

  2. Cindy, these are beautiful! I love that each one is just a little different because of the distressing and how you used the gesso to create the snow. Nice choice to use the navy blue too as opposed to the default black. You are definitely 'at home' with mixed media and I can't wait to see what you make in 2015. Happy New Year!

  3. Beautiful card! I love all the layering of color & texture. TFS

  4. You already know how I feel about this card but since I am only now checking out your blog, I must repeat that this card is my favorite of any card I have EVER seen. You work is remarkable, all of it, but this card is extraordinary. 💜💜💜