Thursday, 1 January 2015

GDT - Paradise of Stamps

When I won the challenge at Paradise of Stamps a few weeks ago the prize was to be Guest Designer for them.  The challenge for my GDT spot was to make a New Year card.  I had to really think about this for a while because the ideas just didn't come to me straight away.  This is where my journey to work becomes beneficial I seem to have a lot of inspiration whilst travelling up and down the motorway - I think it's a boredom releasing mechanism :)

I decided to do a celebration card with fire works.  The image I chose to use is Stamping Bella Victoria and Juliette's Night Out.   They're coloured with ProMarkers then fussy cut to mount onto the card.

As Paradise of Stamps is owned by Laurigami who is French, I wanted to do something appropriate to her blog and found, would you believe the Eiffel Tower on Make It Crafty!  I coloured the parts in between all the frame work in black and added a touch of colour to match the fireworks.  This image is also fussy cut to mount on the card.

Papers I've used a black card stock, and because I didn't want it to be just plain black I've also used some blue and purple papers from Lili of the Valley/NitWits Solids - Promises.

I created the fire works with a combination of purple and blue self adhesive gems and a white gel pen.  I also created a reflection in some water below the Eiffel Tower and some ripples on the water with a white gel pen and pencil to create some interest.

The final touch are some pink number adhesive stickers from Hobby Craft for the 2015.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope this year is a good one for you all :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - Christmas/New Year
Just Inspirational - New Year


  1. Fantastic New Year card, Andrea! Love the black background you created and you fussy cut those pretty Stamping Bella girls?! ...just awesome, lo9veit!
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year, hope 2015 brings health and happiness! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xxx