Thursday, December 29, 2011

Imagine the Possibilities {CCMC182}

Happy Thursday friends! I hope you are enjoying a little relaxation between the holidays and looking forward to a new year.  Thank you for all your well wishes...I am finally on the mend!  Thank goodness, that was a long one!  I haven't felt much like stamping so I was glad to have a sketch from Create with Connie and Mary to get my craft back on.

There were three thoughts that inspired me with this sketch: 1) a new year's card, 2) the gorgeous clock from the Forever Young stamp set and 3) the colors and shapes in this plate from Target:
Kinda funny combination, eh?  With all that swirling around in my head, I modified the shapes of the sketch a little bit and came up with this:

Yep, it's another hybrid card!  I didn't have any number stamps (gasp!), so I turned to My Digital Studio and used the Number It Stamp Brush Set to create my background paper.  Of course, in MDS you can make the stamps any color and size you want.  So, I lined up my numbers in a repeating pattern and then went to work coloring them with Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush and Melon Mambo.  Once I had the pattern, I just printed it on Whisper White paper and cut to size.
I really built the card and my theme around this clock from Forever Young.  It seemed fitting to emboss it in silver and add just a bit more of the silver shimmer paper for some extra sparkle on new year's eve!
And one of my favorite stamp sets, Word Play, also seemed fitting for the inside sentiment:
Can you imagine the possibilities with this fantastic sketch?  I hope so!  Please check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Create with Connie and Mary and then go get your craft on!  If you can join us, please link up your creation by Wednesday, January 4th at Noon (EST).  I can't wait to see what you create!

stamps: Forever Young; Number It Stamp Brush Set (MDS); Teeny Tiny Wishes; Word Play
paper: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Whisper White cardstock; Silver Glimmer paper
ink: Versamark; Melon Mambo; Island Indigo; Concord Crush classic inks
extras: Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder; Designer Brads In Color; Scallop Ribbon Border punch; 1 1/4" Square punch (to flag the end of the sentiment strip)


Rita said...

What a fun card, Nance! I was looking over my collection trying to come up with a New Year's idea but totally failed. I LOVE what you did! I need to pull out the MDS and try one of those hybrid cards; it looks great!

Lisa said...

Nance, I LOVE it! What a bright, fun card! Love the MDS touch and the clock! Perfect for the New Year!

Linda Callahan said...

Fabulous New Year Card! Love the embossed clock and the bit of sparkle! Cheers to you :) Happy 2012!

Diane - said...

Nance great card! What a great way to say Happy New Year! Love your layout (so creative) and the inside is perfect! Have a Happy New Year and congrats on your win at PPA for Best Dressed! hugs.

Deb said...

What a great idea to make a New Year's card. I don't think about making these kind of cards. Great colors on this one! Love it! Have a super Happy New Year!

Christy Q said...

This is fantastic, Nance! Love the colors and that fabulous background you created! Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Such a wonderful image for the new year! I love the repeating 2012 too! I really need to start using my MDS for hybrid cards-so many possibilities!

Carrie Gaskin said...

HOw much fun is this? I love the colours and that it is a hybrid card. Wonderful. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Connie Babbert said...

I absolutely ADORE the numbers done in MDS!!! What an easy way to get them to all line up! Great card. Happy New Year, Nance!