Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ringing in the New Year!

Christmas is over, the cookies are almost gone, the kids have headed home, mountains of towels and sheets have been washed, the house is almost back to normal, wow how I miss it all!   I just love having my family home for the holidays.  But now it's time to ring in the New Year, so that's the theme I used to create this week's design for the Thursday Dream Scheme free challenge from Dreamweaver Stencils.
Enjoy:
I started by taping the Vertical Bells (LL497) to blue cardstock and applying Metallic Silver Embossing Paste (DSP). After removing the stencil, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter. While the paste is drying, emboss another piece of blue cardstock with Swirls (LJ863) through a die cut machine. Remove the cardstock and gently sand the design so the image shows. Layer the dark blue pieces on metallic silver pieces and mount them on a dark blue card.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year in 2012! Thank you for your support this past year. I can't tell you how much it means to me to read your supportive comments. Keep watching for some changes coming in the new year. I'll be adding Twitter and Facebook links to make it easier to follow our great team whenever you have a minute. We've also welcomed our new team members, so be sure to stop at their blogs for even more great ideas.
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Happy Creating,
Louise

10 comments:

scrappybetty said...

Happy New Year. Your card is beautiful.

Laura Drahozal said...

Very beautiful card, Louise! Simple, elegant and lovely. Have a great New Year!

Liz Martin said...

I can hear the silver bells ringing in the New Year. Lovely card, Louise.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

That is one of my favorite holiday songs...Silver Bells. And this card is lovely Louise! I am going to start using that background more, it too is one of my favorites.

kristi said...

Awesome way to RING in the new year! Love the colors! GReat card

Scrappychick said...

Beautiful! Love your interpretation on the new year!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the bells with the swirly background! Glad you had a wonderful holiday. It goes by fast, doesn't it? Hope you have a wonderful new year, Louise!

sommrstamping said...

Louise I love how the swirly background works with the bells. As you know I love that background. This card is so elegant .

Lee Kellogg said...

Beautiful! A wonderful color combination and elegant card.

Daria said...

Very beautiful. The glitter over the silver paste is gorgeous.