Friday, January 01, 2010

My Favorite Things' New Year Celebration

[If you're looking for my Stamp Simply card, please scroll down to the next post. Thanks!]


We're celebrating My Favorite Things today, too. Kim has an announcement over on her blog that I think is pretty exciting! Once you see it, you'll know why I'm celebrating :)

I'm going "formal" for this card, LOL! My base is Basic Black with a layer of Rich Razzleberry. The top layer is also Basic Black stamped with the background stamp from In the Background with Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossed with black detail embossing powder. LOVE that black patent look! Then I stamped and embossed the letters the same way using Alpha Dots (both of these sets are on special right now!). I punched them out with a 1/2" punch and matted them on 3/4" circles of Rich Razzleberry and mounted them on the ribbon strips with Pop Dots. Using my Dahlia Nestabilities dies, I cut several sizes from patterned paper and layered them to make a flower. The flower center is a designer thumb tack with the tack cut off and adhered with Crystal Effects. Then I added some punched out leaves and black crystals in the three remaining corners. I love this card and I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate! MFT teasers start tomorrow--you *will not* want to miss them :)

Stamps: In the Background, Alpha Dots (MFT)
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry (SU!); Letters From Paradise 6 x 6 pad (Black Market Paper Society)
Ink: Basic Black Craft (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Dahlia Nestabilities (Spellbinder); 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches (EK Success); Pop Dots, ribbon (craft store); black crystals (Hero Arts); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Makers); designer thumb tack (Office Max)


  1. Perfect Bar, Happy 2010! Hugs Cindy

  2. So cool Barbara! I love the sheen of the black background--it looks fabulous with the raspberry! Pretty blossom accent too!

    Happy New Year!

  3. Ooooo -- what a great card!! Gorgeous and elegant!

    Happy New Year -- here's to more fun with MFT! :)

  4. I love that background stamped in black and embossed!

    So happy to be stamping with you for another term with MFT, Barbara! Happy New Year! :)

  5. Wow Barbara! All the embossing and the color combo are so elegant! Happy New Year! I can't tell you how happy I am to be working with you!

  6. Happy New Year, Barbara! LOVE this card, girl! The embossed background is fantastic. Looking forward to this next MFT term!

  7. This is so classy. LOVE the texture & black is my ultimate fave. I'm so tickled pink to be on the DT with you. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous work! Happy 2010! :o)

  8. Great card! That background looks cool, and I love the Razzleberry with black!


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