Thursday, 6 December 2012

NEW YEAR

I've been using the fabulous Auld Lang Syne plate from Artistic Outpost to create a NEW YEAR card.
Although this plate has images specifically for NEW YEAR the clock images could be used at anytime of the year and in conjunction with many other images. My background has been created with Distress Stains tarnished brass and antiqued bronze, applying the stains to my non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with a little water and mopping up the ink with my card. I thought these metallic tones work perfectly for a NEW YEAR card.
I stamped the clock images in the background using coffee archival ink, adding across the length of the top edge.  I also added a clock which I clear embossed to the top of my card to embellish and add further dimension. I stamped my focal image onto white card and coloured with tarnished brass Distress Stain and then matted onto coordinated card.  I then hung the focal piece from natural twine connected to the two top corners of my card, attached with brads.
The lettering for NEW YEAR is from the alphabet in the Secretary Pool plate and the 'N' is an alpha part.  I stamped "For Auld Lang Syne" onto white card with coffee archival ink, cut up and added to the side of my card.
I stamped the clock from the focal image once again onto white card, added clear embossing to the top of the image for dimension and texture and added to the side of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

10 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card for the New Year - love the background!

Sarah said...

The hanging watches make a fantastic background!

butterfly said...

Glorious metallic background, and that hanging clock stamp is to die for (wishlist alert!!)... Gorgeous, extravagant card - perfect for New Year glamour!!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Fantastic depth to this Tracy. Stunning stamping as ever. Brilliant New Years card. Nicola x

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous!!! I love this plate! Those clocks are perfect! Great design!

Sandy said...

Wow this is fantastic.
Absolutely great card and wonderful stamps.
Have a lovely weekend my friend.
xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

fab and I love that background! trace x

Redanne said...

You have created the most wonderful background, the metallics really show up well. Love the clocks too, such a great card for New Year. x

She said...

Lovely card Tracy. X

Suzanne C said...

Love how you blended the clocks to the backgorund and the way you hung the song with clock. Beautiful design! So clever!