We're counting down to 2016 – already?! – where did the year go? My goodness. This New Year's card is made with the Crafts-Too Presscut oval swing card die – a recent acquisition – getting its first workout here.
The cute focal image of baby new year is a Coloring Page Tuesday freebie (digitally reduced in size) kindly shared by the talented children's author and illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba.
This is a great die and I was pleased with its constructed form. Like the Crafts-Too step card die I use all the time (this Autumn card for my mother is but one example), it cuts perfectly. I can think of many different ways to use it and it definitely creates a real WOW! kind of card for whoever receives it. It collapses flat for mailing.
I used Die-namics Oval stax die for the suspended center to have a little bit bigger middle piece and to have my customary matted focal image. The ivy die is part of the card die set and could easily be used all by itself.
Paper – cardstock, Papermania Parisienne Blue paper pack
Digital Stamp – Elizabeth Dulemba
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Crafts-Too Presscut Oval Swing Card die, Die-namics oval and circle stax
Embellishments – pearl marker, ribbon, twine, button
I'm linking up with: Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Happy New Year, Creative Card Crew #103 – Anything Goes, 613 Ave. Create – Anything Goes, 2 Crafty Girls #9 – Winter Blues/Anything Goes, and Make My Monday – New Year or Calendar.