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New Year's Card

Hello everyone!  There are only two days until Christmas.  Can you believe it?  And I know everyone is so rushed this time of year, so I have a really simple little project to share with you today.  It is a card again.  I know, I do a lot of cards, but if you celebrate the New Year, this might come in handy as a New Year's Party invitation, or just simply well wishes to friends and family for a wonderful and prosperous New Year.
I re-sized my Silhouette arched lattice image to fit the New Year's couple image from AP-2058, and adhered both to a piece of print paper from the Glitz Design paper pad that I edged with black distress ink.  This sheet determined my card size for me because I did not want to cut off the lower left portion that says, "Something Good Will Happen Today", which is what everyone hopes for the New Year.  So my card measures 6" x 6".  

I stamped the pocket watch image, which is one of Altered Pages new, original stamps, that I thought is also very appropriate for the New Year, because it is, after all, associated with time, such as, the countdown to midnight.  I silver embossed the image onto another piece of print paper from the Glitz Design pad, cut it out, and colored the pocket watch with a silver Wink of Stella pen, my new favorite tool!  

I could not leave well enough alone, so I added some botanicals to the lower right corner to balance the image and give it some added dimension.  If you are going to mail your card or invitation, you can always leave these off.  I have included a picture of the card front without the botanicals.  It does not look so bad, but I really do prefer adding the botanicals.  
I used another image from AP-1133, "A Joyful New Year", for the inside of my card.  I simply cut it out and inked the edges with some black distress ink.  
Supplies used:
Altered Pages Collage Sheets:  A Very Vintage New Year (AP 2058); Happy New Year! (AP-1133)
Pocket Watch stamp (Time on Your Side set)
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink 6x6 paper pad
Wink of Stella pen (Silver)
Kraft card stock
Silver ink, silver embossing powder
Brown and black distress inks
Silhouette die cutting machine and lattice frame image

This card was so easy to make.  You still have time to make up a batch to send before the New Year.  So take a minute to go check out all the new products, original stamp designs, and collage sheets over at Altered Pages.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful, prosperous, New Year!


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