Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016! + Free Image


Wow - here we are - another year gone by!  The years just seem to be flying by.  I guess that's why we need to make the most of them, right?  My goals:  more time with family and more time creating!  (Maybe I should add a weight loss goal in there, too!)



I made this card for Kirby to give to his wife, Gail.  Their first date was on New Year's Eve 40 years ago.   He gives her a card every year and I think I've made them for the last 6 years or so.  Love to be a small part of their celebration.

Have you tried any of the Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink?  Its a lovely product, you can see how the gold shines.





It's pretty easy to use.  Tape your stencil on top of your paper and swipe on with a palette knife (or something similar).  Gently pull it all off and clean everything with some soap and water.  When it dries, you've got a fun, textured background.



You can download the sweet vintage postcard below.  It might be a little late for this year - but maybe one of your New Year's resolutions is to plan ahead?    Obviously, it needs to be added to my list!  I printed it so the clock would fit the die cut clock.  I printed two and cut out the little girl to pop on the top.  I also used a gold pen to write over the word Resolutions on her scroll so it would show up a little more.




Download the New Year Postcard HERE.

Wishing you all the best in 2016!



12 comments:

  1. very nice!
    thank you for image!
    Happy new year!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom
    >^.^<

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  2. Happy New Year Lori! What a darling image and card. I haven't tried that technique and it looks like fun! Thank you for the sweet image.

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  3. Wow, fabulous card! Love the stenciled gold background and the sweet image! The hubby of your friend will have loved it surely!
    Happy New Year!

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  4. Such an adorable card Lori - thank you so much for sharing the image.
    Happy New Year to you. I hope 2016 brings everything you hope for.
    Toni xx

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  5. Your card is delightful -- for me it is one of the best!!
    Have a wonderful 2016!!!
    sandy xx

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  6. Your card is so adorable to ring in the new year! Love all the touches of gold! Happy New Year to you and family!

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  7. This turned out so adorable!!!!!! I love every little detail!! Haooy New Year my friend!

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  8. Lori! I just was thinking I hadn't been here in a couple weeks almost so I figured I better see what you've got going on and I'm so glad I did! I LOVE this image and I LOVE what you did with it... beautiful... and I think I need to buy some of that screen ink... on the list! Happy New Year!!! See you again soon.

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  9. Happy New year Lori..wishing you a wonderful 2016! Your card is so pretty, love the sweet image,gorgeous design! Yep, and like Lisa I will definitely be buying some of that screen ink!

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  10. You make me want that Heidi Swapp ink--love it & love your card--so pretty!

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    1. So glad I had seen this post before I went to JoAnne's recently. They had the Screen Ink on close-out--no gold, but I got the silver to try.

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