Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Picture Perfect New Year - SUO Challenges #138

This isn't your typical New Year card, with stars bursting in air, champagne bubbles in hand, and fancy dresses.
This is my New Year -representing change and new life - like New Year's Resolutions.
Although it is snowing and freezing rain outside, look at the card and the New Year looks much more pleasant.  The flowers are wishing you a Happy New Year.

The challenge with SUO was to make a project with a New Year's theme.

Here is mine.  The stamp set will not be available until Jan. 5, 2016

  • On a separate piece of paper, the hummingbird was stamped 3 times:  Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo.  A black marker was used to emphasize the eye, and a fine marking pen was used to emphasize the tail and wing feathers.  The bird was cut out by hand and the edges sponged with Bermuda Bay ink.  Some Clear Wink of Stella was brushed on parts of the bird to give it a shimmer effect.

  • On another piece of Whisper White, three roses were stamped with 3 colors:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Rose Red.  The leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow.  All were cut out by hand. The edges of the roses were sponged with Rose Red ink, and the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink.

  • In the meantime, stars were stenciled using So Saffron ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, This would provide the backdrop for the flowers and bird.
  • Once the roses and leaves were adhered to the front of the card, a strip of 1/8" glitter Bermuda Bay ribbon was added to the lower part, and a bow placed at the left end.  Extra leaves are seen falling down the right side and bottom of the card.
  • The sentiment, from "Good Greetings" (retired) was cut into 3 words, and each word was placed in the middle of a flower.  Glitter was placed on top of the words.
  • The Hummingbird was added using dimensionals - with the beak pointing towards the rose and the sentiment.
  • To finish the card, I place gold sequins randomly on the background.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Picture Perfect, Good Greetings (retired)
Inks:  Hummingbird:  Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo
          Roses:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Rose Red
          Leaves:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
          Stars:  So Saffron
          Sentiment:  Black Memento
Papers: Garden Green, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask, 1/8" Bermuda Bay glitter ribbon, Gold sequins, dimensionals, Wink of Stella glitter brush (clear)

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