Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Beginnings...

Hello Friends! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Holiday season. Let's get this party started with a Thursday Challenge from Meljen's Designs. The challenge for this week is


Create a card or project featuring something 'new'; New Year, New Baby, New Home, New Day... Play along with us and you could win some fabulous FREE digis!  I chose the fun-loving, pre-colored Party Time Cat image to share with you today.

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I just love the pre-colored images because they allow me to whip up cards quickly. This image is good for birthdays, too. I printed him on Epson Presentation Paper, a few times. I fussy cut the balloons and adhered them with dimensional tape. He gets his sparkle from a glitter pen. I created a teensy bit of shadow under him with a Copic marker. I used a border punch on the patterned paper to add texture and interest. Then  I added a 'happy new year!' greeting, which I cut into a fish tale, and that finished my card. The hardest part of creating this card was choosing the paper! Give those pre-colored images a try! You will LOVE them!

materials ~
digital image: Party Time Cat-COLOR(Meljen's Designs)
card stock: Neenah Solar White   Old Olive(Stampin' Up!)
specialty paper: Matte Presentation Paper(Epson)
patterned paper: Cupcake Collection(Basic Grey)
ink: Old Olive(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Classic Square Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Zig Zag Edger(Martha Stewart Crafts)
other: Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)   Copic markers 

Thanks for stopping by today! For more inspiration and to join in on the fun, visit the Meljen's Design Team blog.



Jeanne said...

Wow! I want to have as much fun as that kitty is having. LOL Great job on the card, Barb. You make a great case for the pre-colored images. I like how you added the different details to make it your own. Excellent work. Oh, and...Happy New Year!!

Alanna said...

Super cute card and I love how you can buy pre-colored images.