Ringing in 2017


Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you.  I can’t believe it’s New Year’s already.  I’ve been nursing a nasty cold/flu all week.  This is the first time back crafting in My Crafting Closet since before Christmas.  Normally, I wouldn’t make a New Year’s card, but being that this is the first New Year’s since I started my blog, I thought it would be a fitting way to welcone in 2017 and wish you all good health, happiness and creativity.



So my card is based on the “ringing in the new year” phrase. I stamped the clock in London Fog Memento ink (the face was stamped with black Memento ink) on Ultrasmooth cardstock, coloured with Copics (C00, C1, C3, C5) and then fussy cut out.  I added glossy accents to the face of the clock.



The numbers were die cut from scraps of Ultrasmooth cardstock and Ombré coloured with the same cool gray Copic markers.  For some shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella.  I die cut a couple more numbers from thicker scraps of cardstock to stack them for dimension.  The sentiment was die cut from silver glitter paper, then adhered to black cardstock before I fussy cut it out with a small border.



For the background, I wanted it to look like sparkly confetti falling.  So I inked VersaMark through a Falling Snow stencil onto a black A2 size stitched rectangle panel and then heat embossed it with silver glitter embossing powder.  The panel was adhered to a white landscape top folding card base to finish.  Oh!  And did I mention that this is an interactive card?  My friend Christine gave me an action wobble spring over a year ago and I just happen to come across it.  Finding it was what prompted me to make this card and have the clock “ring” in the new year.  This is my first action wobble card. Check it out in action.





I am entering in the following challenges:

Cards in Envy – Celebrate the Season
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 262 Use Snippets
SSS Monday – Party Time
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Just Add Ink – #342 Just Add N (numbers)
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC164 Celebrations
Use Your Stuff – Anything You Are Working On
613 Avenue Create – #192 Anything Goes option Holiday Happiness
Inkspiratonal – #125 Photo Inspiration





17 thoughts on “Ringing in 2017

  1. Oh my stars! How fabulous is your action-wobbler alarm clock, ringing in the new year! Its glossy face: precious! So thrilled you shared with gem in the Inkspirational gallery!

    1. I need to proofread more carefully! I meant to say: So thrilled you shared this gem in the Inkspirational gallery! See: your card had me bedazzled *grin*

  2. This card is brilliant! I love the look of it and thanks for the video! So glad you linked up with us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  3. This card is absolutely adorable! How clever to base it on the concept of ringing in the new year! There are so many clever details that you incorporated such as the glossy touch to your clock’s face. I love how the googly eyes give it such a great personality, too. The glittery touches are perfect and your coloring skills are amazing! This is a wonderful card and I’m so glad you shared your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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