Anyway, I'm here this morning with my card for the new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#76. I had a break from the challenge at the end of last year, and am back now with my mojo intact and full of enthusiasm for all our upcoming challenges. It's also great to be working with our new team members. We have a really fun theme for the first challenge of this year - NEW BEGINNINGS. This gives you so much scope, but for me, I think that a New Year is always a time for new beginnings. Here's my card:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - It's A Celebration
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn; Gina K - Black Onyx; Versamark
Dies: Die-namics - A2 Stitched Rectangles Set 2 #9
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Zig Clean Colour Brushes; Shimer Spritz - Frost; Clear Embossing Powder
I stamped some of the firework burst in Versamark and heat embossed them with clear powder. I used my Zig Clean Colour brushes to lay down the colours of the rainbow and went over them with my water brush to blend. Once dry, I stamped on some more firework burst in Distress inks and finished the front with a greeting in bold black. I die cut the panel with a stitch edge die and added a touch of black to the edges and adhered it to the card. As a final touch I spritzed the card with some frost shimmer spray, sadly you can't see it in the photo!! On the inside, I cut a panel of white card, added a greeting and stamped a lot more firework bursts all over.
I opted for rainbow colours and fireworks as so many cities around the world see in the New Year with wonderful firework displays. I'm safe to share this card today, as I posted this card to Ben yesterday, and I don't think he's going to see this post!! I'm submitting this card to TIME OUT challenges - TOC#99, as they also wanted to see New Beginnings!
Now, don't forget to visit The Male Room blog to see more inspiration projects from the rest of the team. You've got plenty of time to join in with our challenge, deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 16th January. See you again soon.