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Wow! It’s the last day of 2015 so Happy New Year’s Eve! As I look back on this past year I have to say that it was a pretty good one. It started off in January with my trip to Florida for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference but the best part of that was hanging with Maggie and staying with Germaine and her husband! I had an awesome Summer with Michael, Maggie and lots of Manhattan topped off by a wonderful trip to London with Brian! My only regret is that if I had known that I would be out of work shortly after returning from London I would have stayed longer! 2015 was a good year and 2016 will be even better! I did wake up with a headache this morning, that might have had something to do with Thirsty Thursday being moved to last night! I had to take Brian home, he had way too much Whiskey and when I got home I was just ready for bed. After the Excedrin kicked in I made my card for today. Now that Christmas is done we can start focusing on the next Holiday… Valentine’s Day!

My card today starts with a base of Ivory 110lb Card Stock. I stamped a piece of Kraft Card Stock with the Tim Holtz Ledger Script Background Stamp in Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink and adhered it down the left side of the card. The tag is cut from another piece of Ivory 110lb with the Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag Die. My heart is cut from some Real Red with the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Heart Die and the feathers from a piece of DIY Shop 6×6 Paper using the Simon Says Stamp Feathers Craft Dies. I adhered them to the tag with Multi-Matte Medium. A piece of Black 110lb is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp XOXO Border Die, trimmed and adhered with Foam Tape. I tied a piece of Hemptique Black Hemp Twine through the top and then used some Fun Foam and SNAIL to adhere the tag to the card. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix and Charcoal Sequins complete the card! The layout is one of my favorites and I still am loving that Sketch Heart and the Feathers! I hope that you enjoyed my last card for 2015! Thank you for another fun year here on the blog! I look forward spending some time in 2016 with you and can’t wait to see what the New Year brings for all of us! Have a safe an very happy New Year’s Eve! 🙂

Sketchy Feathers XO-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Ledger Script Background (Tim Holtz)

Ink: Smoke (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Ivory and Black 110lb (Recollections), Real Red and Kraft (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: DIY Shop 6×6 (American Crafts)

Dies: Rounded Tag (Clearly Besotted), Feathers, Sketch Heart and XOXO Border (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Sweetheart Mix and Charcoal Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Balck Hemp Twine (Hemptique)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

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18 thoughts on “Sketchy Heart Feathers

  1. Happy New Year from down under Justin! Hey – we are in different years!! That’s funny 😉 Thanks for all the amazing cards and updates on your jam-packed life – it really is like having a friend on the other side of the world! I hope 2016 is going to be awesome for you and your friends and family 😀 Cheers Justin XOXO PS – LOVE that card!

    1. Thank you Kelly! A very Happy New Year to you too! LOL! Yes, we were in different years there for a bit! Thank you for ci-oming along with me! I’m very happy that we have become friends!! I hope that 2016 is going to be the best year for all of us! Glad that you like the card too!! Big hugs from NY!! XOXO 🙂

  2. Good Morning Justin! You certainly did a lot during 2015 and I bet you don’t slow down one bit in 2016! I have loved seeing your blog every day and would so miss it if you ever decided to give it up. One of the highlights of my year was meeting you in Manhattan. We just have to do that again, you are such a delight! May 2016 bring you good health, joy and prosperity. Happy New Year. Luv ya, XXOO 🙂

    1. Hi there Grace!
      I did do a lot but I did have a great year! I plan on doing even more in 2016! I don’t think that I could give it up! I enjoy “speaking” to all of you way too much! I loved getting to spend the day with you and your girls! We had fun and yes we must do it again! I hope that 2016 is awesome for all of us!! Love you!! XOXO 🙂

  3. Happy New Year! I love the card, you are the master of collage for sure. I hope 2016 is a good and prosperous year for you. Love your blog with my morning coffee (fix!)and if I ever visit NYC hoping I get to meet you at the Ink Pad.

    1. Happy New Year Lynne! Thank you!! I haven’t done a collage card in a while, I missed them! I hope the same for you in 2016! That would be so awesome to get to meet you at The Ink Pad!! Have a super day! 🙂

  4. Happy New Year to you! I really admire your positive attitude, I really need to work on that. Thank you for sharing your talents and for all the inspiration you share. I look forward to reading your blog daiy.

    And the card is gorgeous as usual. Perfect for a masculine valentine

    1. Happy New Year! Thank you! I do try and have a positive attitude! No sense in fixating on things that we can’t change! I thank you for coming by and spending some time with me each day! I love reading the comments and replying! Glad that you enjoyed the card too! Have an awesome first day of 2016!! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Dana! I love that twine and a tag on a card is definitely my favorite! Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

    1. Happy New Year Gerri! Thank you! Yes, the sketchy heart and feathers are still favorites! Have a great January 1st! 🙂

  5. What a spiffy card today, Justin! I love that feather, peeking out of the heart, with the hugs and kisses. Very creative! Sounds like 2015 was a great year for you. You made me laugh when you said if you knew you’d be out of a job, you’d have stayed longer in London. What a great idea! Why not, right? When the tough things come, the tough get going! Are you planning on working again in 2016 or have you already found another job? Sometimes it’s just nice to lay low for awhile, do your own thing, if you can do so financially. I hope that whatever you do in 2016, you still create because we love to see your work! Happy New Year my friend. May it be the best for you! Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much Bobbi! I did have a good 2015 and am looking forward to an even better 2016! It would have been nice of them to let me know about the job, I had an open ticket!! I am planning on working, I would just like to work for myself! I will always create, it makes me happy and I get to share with all of you awesome people! Happy New Year to you and I hope that it’s the best for all of us!! Hugs to you!! 🙂

  6. Hi there Justin! Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2016!! I have followed you all year long and I just love hearing about your day-to-day going’s on! 😉 This is a wonderful card, I love that sketch-y heart die! Just awesome! I agree with all of your blog followers…please continue to amaze us with your creativity in the future…you have so much talent! Cheers!

    1. Hello Karen! A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you too! I am so happy to have you along!! I love sharing little bits of my life and creativity with you! As long a you guys are here so will I be!! XO 🙂

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