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Porcu-Pining For You In The New Year

Hello my crafty cardmaking friends. Just a few more days until Christmas and only ten more days until a new year. Wow....where did that year go?

It was exciting to have a Lawn Fawn release last week, especially for Valentines day. I don't know about you, I am about over the Christmas theme so this will be the last card for the year. I was so excited this past summer when Lawn Fawn came out with the Fireworks Hot Foil Plates. I wanted to use them more for New Years than I wanted to for the 4th of July. I think they add so much to this nighttime sky background.

For this sky background, I used Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Black Soot. I spattered water on the background and then some metallic silver watercolor paint to add some dimension.

I used Copic colors: R20, E 43, E44, E47, YR30, YR 31 and Y26 to color in the little fellas from Porcu-Pine For You.

I used the largest Outside In Stitched Rectangle to cut out the background and for the white snow hill. I used the Simple Stitched Hillside die to cut out the now at about 1.75" at it's highest point. Just high enough to accommodate the numbers comfortably.

For the sentiment and numbers, I used Scripty Happy and Louie's 123's respectively. I gave both of those a little dimension by adding three layers of cardstock under the glitter cardstock. Just enough to bump it up but not to make it difficult to mail.

The stars and the heart are cut from the Hearts & Stars Skinny Tags die. The Porcupines needed just a little something more and while I couldn't believe that I didn't have a champagne glass in any of my stamp sets, I had to settle on some noise makers which were in the Party Animal stamp set. I also colored and cut out some party hats from All The Party Hats stamp sets.

I am happy with the way this card turned out and I hope that you like it also. Wishing you, your families and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


This upcoming year, I am going to try to do some You Tube videos of the cards that I make. This is my first attempt. It's a good first try.


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