If you have finished your Christmas cards for this year, or just fancy a change of pace, how about making some New Year cards?
Here’s a perfect example for you from a Stampin’ Up! friend of mine, Christine.
The idea was inspired by a post on another demonstrator’s blog, and I love it! I’m not usually a fan of New Year’s cards, or indeed of New Year celebrations (I’m too much of a lightweight to stay awake!) but I like this. It is simple yet effective.
It uses the Clockworks stamp set, which is actually quite a useful set when you see its potential – but it is not an easy set to “get into”, I find. In my opinion, you need cards like this to show you what you can do with this set. The base of the clock is from the Chalk Talk stamp set and coordinating framelits, and the dangly bits on the clock are some little punched circles attached with marker pen lines (in this instance the circles are the eyes from the Owl Punch!).
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, and the Word Window and Modern Label punches have been used to frame it. Christine has actually used My Digital Studio in this card for the Clockworks stamp set – I guess she didn’t have the physical stamps, or wanted to produce lots of clocks easily without having to keep going back to the stampamajig! That’s where the software is really useful for batch cards. You could probably produce the whole card on MDS if you had all the components electronically. You buy each stamp set that you want through the online ordering system, and nothing ever retires in MDS! You can still get sets that you can no longer buy the physical stamps, card, ink or embellishments for. How great is that? So if you have a particular favourite, it never has to leave!
Of course, for this particular card all of the components are current product, so you can make a “physical”, digital or hybrid card, your choice. All you have to do is invest in the tools that suit you 🙂
I hope that you liked today’s offering, and I will be back soon with more.