Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy Year of the Green Wooden Sheep!

I always enjoy an excuse to send a card and I especially enjoy making Chinese New Year cards, so I just had to make a card to celebrate the Year of the Green Wooden Sheep.

For the sheep-y background, I used an idea from a card I made in 2012 ("Do Sheeple dream of electric Peeps?") but I started with a polka-dotted Graphic 45 DP. I made faces & legs on some of the dots with a black pen and then filled in those dots with a glittery white Wink of Stella brush pen. The piece was cut with a Spellbinders die that I just purchased with some holiday money.

I had too much fun making the sheep embellishment! I painted a wooden clock, cut clock hands from a shiny white paper on my Silhouette, backed the clock with the same paper, added black bits and a pom-pom tail, and attached it to the card with a brad I heat-embossed in glittery white. It reminds me of Tock!

The wood-panel paper is a scrap from my 2014 Chinese New Year card, and I've had the light wood-patterned backing paper since last year as well. The numbers were cut on my Silhouette from a small scrap of a different wood-patterned paper. The banners are ARC crafts wood tape, something I just had to have but have just used! I inked the smaller piece with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Sketch #383
Crafty Calendar: What's New? (New Year & new stash)
Mojo Monday: Sketch #383

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  1. Great card. I love the sheep background. Thanks for joining in our 'What's New" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  2. Such a fun card. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!


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