Thursday, December 23, 2010

Card of the day #4 - Happy New Year Card

I'm Card Captain at Michael Strong's Yahoo group this week.I'll upload a new card every day, and my 4th card for this week is a Happy New Year card.
Today is Technique Thursday, when I'm sharing a technique with you.
After I stamped, heat embossed and cut with nail scissors DOZENS of Christmas trees, in various EP colors and on several colors of CS, I thought I might as well use them to create a special card which fits the occasion.
It's a luxurious card, very rich and colorful.
It's a pop-up card. Its outer side seems clean and simple, showing one large Christmas tree with a few blings on it, and the colors are elegant yet calm.
But once you open the card, there's a celebration of colors inside.
It may seem like a lot of work… well, it is!
But the technique isn't complicated and you can try it with any stamp you have.

For the card's front I used:
White canvas textured CS on heavy white CS for the card's basis
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (large), stamped on silver CS and heat embossed with black EP, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension
Clear, green and red blings

For the card's inner part I used:
White canvas textured CS
Dark grey, red and grass green leather textured CS
Black and forest green canvas textured CS
Blue CS
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (small), stamped on these pieces of CS and heat embossed with silver, black, white and gold EP
All the trees were cut with nail scissors and then carefully glued in layers to create the card's depth
Clear, green and red blings
Shiny gold paper and white canvas textured CS
The sentiment Happy New Year was written with a gold gel pen in a special font called Dorly's hand writing :-)

Take a closer look at the side view of the card, from both sides.
And believe me - you really should enlarge these photos!

The tutorial was taken from my Israeli friend Shira and here's the tutorial.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. שנה טובה!!!!
    איזה קולקציה מרהיבה...

  2. What a very fun card, Dorly! I love it!
    hugs, Laura

  3. Dorly~This is a FABULOUS card. I was so surprised when I saw the photos of the inside. It's such an elegant explosion of color and texture; perfect for the holidays!!

  4. tre's elegante!!
    טוב כי אני לא יודעת איפה מוצאים במקלדת את האפוסטרופים....
    באמת הפעם "אלגנטי" היתה המילה הראשונה שקפצה לי לראש.
    מצידי שניתקע על העונה הזו כי אני כ"כ נהנית לראות את הכרטיסים שלך. בכל פעם שאני רואה שיש פוסט חדש ממך אני סקרנית איזה שלג אקבל עכשיו...


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