Happy New Year

Hope you all rang in the New Year with joy. Our family got together with a bunch of other families and had a bash. It was nice. Then I got to work on my New Years Cards – aka Belated Christmas cards. I think a seasonal greeting is a nice expression even if it comes after the traditional greeting times.

For my cards I was inspired by The Paper Variety’s challenge of black and white with “a kiss of color”. They have changed their challenge protocol for the new year and I think I am going to like it. They have fewer challenges but are offering more time for inspiration and tutorials between challenges. Fewer challenges means I will be able to better participate with more time to work on things. I am especially happy since I had troubles with the old deadlines for some reason. They just fell at awkward times in my week. At any rate, I had fun getting some to-do items checked off my crafty list with help from this color challenge.

Recipe

cardstock: Stampin’ Up (black), Bazzill (blue bling), white (stash scraps)
stamps: Stampin’ Up (greeting, snowflake), Boxer (swirl)
punches: Stampin’ Up (border, circle), Fiskars (snowflake from Teeny Tiny Cassette Punch kit)
ink: Versamark, Ranger
embossing powder: Stampin’ Up (white, crystal clear)
ribbon: upcycled from old gift packaging
other: foam adhesive

TIP: It is hard to see in the photo but the clear embossed swirls on the plain white layer add texture and dimension without adding any color. A great way to add depth without distraction. Also the punched snowflakes are the negative space and have glimmer paper layered behind them for more depth without too much bulk.

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