Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy 2012!

Hi stampers!   Just popping in to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  As the years pass - I realize just how important good health is!

Here's a card I made today for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.
The inspiration Etsy Shop that Steph had for us was called Embroidery Everywhere and I was inspired by this Asian doll .

As I stated on my last post - I've been cleaning out my stamping room and came upon a sweet set of Four Chinese Dolls by Hero Arts - perfect for my inspiration!

I stamped the row of flowers across the card and colored them with Copics. Then I dry embossed a rectangle Nestability on the card. I stamped and colored my Chinese Doll, cut her out and layered her inside the frame with foam tape. My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 (my favorite size to make!)

Then I added Tiny Twinkles to the flowers and to her robe. I stamped the Chinese symbol for Health in the corner. I will use this as a get well card!

Kent and I are going out to an early dinner at a new Thai Restaurant in the next town over from us - called Spice.  Then we'll be home on the couch watching the ball drop on TV (if we can stay awake that long!!) - safe and snug in our warm home - (which I'm SO thankful for!)

What are your plans for this New Year's Night???

Stamps: Hero Arts - Four Dolls & Tiny Chinese Wishes
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Bahama Blue
Accessories: foam tape, Copics - B00, B24, R20, R29, E50, Y17


SmilynStef said...

Love those colors & the embossed frame ... awesome inspired design.

Annette said...

aww this is just so cute... I agree with the embossed frame...

Happy New Year

Shirley said...

Another really beautiful card with a wonderful wish, Julia, and wishing you and yours a Very Happy Healthy New Year too!!

Deborah Frings said...

Quite simply a beautiful card. I love the line of flowers and the embossed square, so pretty!

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Julia! Love the embossed frame and row of pretty flowers, the perfect accompaniment to the sweet little girl!

Wishing you a very happy new year and all the best for 2012!

Bev J. said...

Like the frame you made for that cute image-neat card.

Wishing you a wonderful 2012.

maryr917 said...

Cute inspired card Julia-love how you emboss these frames-happy new year to you

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy New Year Julia! Such an adorable card!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a lovely CAS card! I have got to try the embossed frame technique you adds such a great detail! Happy new year to you, Julia! Sounds like you had a perfect celebration! I prefer the quiet nights at home rather than late night parties. :-)

Francie G. said...

Too sweet, Julia! Love the way you framed the sweet image! Beautiful colors!

Joanne (jojot) said...

how sweet is this it