Thursday, December 31, 2015

Welcome 2016!

Happy New Years Eve everyone!

I thought I’d pop by today and show the card I made for my Dad’s birthday yesterday.  To be honest, my Dad doesn’t fully appreciate this whole card thing.  He barely takes a second look at the card....but this is what I do, so even if he doesn’t fully appreciate it, it is an act of love to him from me :)  

I found a gorgeous card created a couple of years ago here that I think is a perfectly constructed card.  She had created it with SU products, but I wanted to see if I could recreate it/CASE it myself with some of my The Cat’s Pajamas goodies.  I love how it turned out!  I started with TCP’s Holiday Toppers CutUps die to create the scene of the trees and farm, cutting on the textured gray cardstock, and then cutting it on the Neenah Natural White cardstock.  After I had the creamy cardstock cut out, I inked it completely with VersaMark ink, added Heat and Stick Powder and then while it was still hot, dumped lots of shimmery glitter over top.  I tapped it off a bit and heat set it a little so that the glittery wouldn’t blow off (but man there was glitter everywhere, I’ve transferred it to all my family members!).  I created the moon with a large 1 3/4 inch punch in the Pool Party cardstock.  

Finishing details include glittery snowflakes from TCP’s Snowman Accessory Kit, and then the sentiment from TCP’s Simply Stacked Sentiments.  Seambinding, rhinestones and silver cording complete it.  It’s beautifully shimmery in real life.  

Happy New Year’s and 2016 from our family to yours!  This photo is from a family photo shoot our dear friend and talented photographer ClaraCecilia took of us.  I love this shot because it feels like we’re in a Church surrounded by the steeple of trees.  

Blessings to each of you as you celebrate and welcome a new year!  


Maria A. said...

Wishing you a Joyful and Healthy 2016 Christine. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations and wonderful pictures, like this one of your beautiful family.
Maria Rodriguez.

Lynne said...

Happy New Year.....beautiful family. Thanks for sharing. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Conniecrafter said...

I wonder if that is how some in my family feel, especially the guys when they get my cards but like you said we do it out of love for them so that is what matters. I love this little scene, I have some of the memory box village dies, I may have to give this a try with them :)
Wonderful family photo, beautiful setting!!
Happiest of New Year to you and your family!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and photo Christine
Gr Karin

Marisa said...

Gorgeous silhouette card and LOVE the family photo!! Wishing you a blessed 2016 :)

CherylQuilts said...

Happy New Year! Oh, Christine, what a gorgeous card, and I think it's a beautiful CASE of Irina's card...with the TCP twist. Love the added touches you've made. What a beautiful family photo, and the landscape does remind me of a church! And, yes, while men often don't quite appreciate cards as much as we do (understatement...hehe!), we do make them in love...and that's what counts! Gorgeous, my friend, and I wish you and your family a blessed new year! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful family photo, Christine. If you ever quit making cards for him, then he'd notice I'll bet. I approach it the same way. Each is crafted with love because that person is special to me.

Traci M said...

What an amazing card for your Dad, Christine!! That looks hard to me...but I do love the cut out moon and cityscape! And your family photograph is wonderful...the canopy of trees does mimic a cathedral! Wishing you a happy 2016!!