I'm back! I've been hit or miss on the Bloggers' Challenges the past month. Just too crazy busy, I guess! I love sketch challenges, though, so couldn't let this one go by without doing up a card real quick!
Here is the sketch for today's challenge. I decided to turn it on the vertical to make my card.
The Stampin' Up! stamp, A Brand New Year, is one I really purchased for future use. I knew that I wouldn't be making New Year's cards THIS year, but I loved this stamp! I figure sometime in the future, I can use it on scrapbook pages or for invitations. I don't have anything like it in my stash!
I started with a base of Shimmer White cardstock and layered on Brushed Gold cardstock. I ran the Soft Suede layer thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder and highlighted each of the flower centers with a blender pen and Encore Gold Metallic Ink. I stamped the A Brand New Year image in Versamark on Shimmer White and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I colored in the champagne glass with Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker. This was layered onto Basic Black for some drama! As a final touch, I added three clear round Rhinestone Brads along the left side and a strip of Groom Designer Stripe Paper along the top!
I think this card has a lot of impact! What do you think? I hope you have a wonderful weekend and finish up everything you need to do to get ready for Christmas!