Monday 4 January 2016

Something New...

Hey everyone!

Happy New Year and welcome to a brand new year of challenges over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week, the theme is appropriately all about ~ Something New and the team are also showcasing some of Tim Holtz's fabulous products!

For my card project, I decided to use my favourite die, the Globe and mixing it with gorgeous metallics to create a card all about new adventures for a new year!

To begin with, I inked and distressed the edges of a piece of Correspondence paper and a piece of cream card stock using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I matted the paper onto the card, wrapped some air mail paper string around the layers and then mounted it onto my kraft card blank. I then started work on my background for the globe and for this I cut a panel of glossy card stock and then applied Mushroom, Latte, Aqua and Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink to my craft sheet. Add a small amount of Blending Solution over the top of the inks and then swipe the card through to create a marbled background. Layer the Lace Layering Stencil over the top of your card and then apply some Transparent Texture Paste over the top ~ leave to dry.

Once completely dry, machine stitch around the outside edge with gold thread and matt onto a piece of gold Kraft Core Metallic Card Stock. 
Mount the layers onto your covered card blank using foam pads.
Die cut the globe using more of the gold Metallic Kraft Core card stock  and alcohol ink the surface to give a more vintage look to the card.
Matt onto a gold Deco Sheet and then cut around the outline of the globe. Mount the globe onto the background card, attaching it at a slight angle and cutting away any of the die cut that overhangs the background. Layer some ephemera pieces over the top of the globe.
Use a small amount of Treasure Gold Gilding Wax to alter the colour of some Sprocket Gears and then add these to the arrangement.
Finally, I hung the airplane charm from the Souvenir Adornment set and once again, I coloured it with a little Treasure Gold Gilding Wax and attached it to the sprocket gears.
I then glittered some Signmaker Alpha Parts using the gorgeous Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter over a layer of Glossy Accents and attached these to my background.
For the final touch I added some Remnant Rubs and a Small Talk Sticker.
...and that completes my new card project for a new and hopefully, exciting year ahead!
As always, if you need any further inspiration for this challenge, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....

Just click on the link below to go shopping:

Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead
See you again Emma xx

Products used:

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Dies: Globe
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Lace
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain


  1. Absolutely stunning, Emma!

  2. Gorgeous Emma! I love the metallics on this piece and the fabulous composition!

  3. terrific card Emma - that globe is my favorite die too! You always make it look more spectacular than one could even hope for. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. This is beautiful Emma! TFS!

  5. Gorgeous card Emma, I love the globe and all of the fabulous metallic details, AWESOME :-)

    Lols x x

  6. Gorgeous, Emma! So many fabulous techniques! Love the gold/copper globe!!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. you started the year with a bang! what a great card. happy new year, hugs xxx

  8. Amazing what an impact the correspondence paper backing made in this design along with the gold trimmed paper edges. You always balance your elements perfectly and I especially like this one.

  9. This card is absolutely stunning!! You leave me speechless every time you blog post!! You are very inspirational and thanks for helping us who are not brave enough to go that one crafty step further

  10. I love this card! My son's birthday is new years day. THIS will be his BD card next year.

  11. Another beautiful project. I love that globe die cut and all the layered bits.

  12. Emma you created an awesome card. I love all your details and the gold/copper you used for the Globe.
    Thank you for a great tutorial and for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

  13. Oh boy - having decided I didn't need the globe, I'm now seeing it everywhere and loving it! Gorgeous card to celebrate the new year. Hope 2016 brings you lots of good things.
    Alison xx

  14. What a wonderful card Emma and like Alison, I know know I need Tim's globe die! What a wonderful way to start the New Year, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation, Deb xo

  15. Emma, you are one of these person that I know for SURE I can head over their blog and just have my mind blown away!
    Love this to pieces!

    xxx zoey

  16. Emma, this is stunning! Love your mix of elements. This makes me want to do some globe trotting! Funny, I had the date stamp out too to use, then went in a different direction. The vibes were flowing...

  17. Love your gorgeous creation, Emma. The globe and all the details are so beautiful. :)

  18. Emma, your work is not only beautiful, it touches my heart! There is always a detail that strike my soul! You are an artist, really an artist!BArbarayaya

  19. Amazing card, Emma! Love the globe, it's gorgeous! The metal embellishments are fabulous! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  20. This is so gorgeous Emma! Love the globe, metallics and everything else. Happy New Year!

  21. Wow, what an amazing card, Emma ... such fantastic interest and texture ... awesome detailing! Anita :)

  22. What a gorgeous patina! I love how you use this globe die! Beautiful!

  23. Now this is to die for with that wonderful die and your gorgeous metallics! Wowzers and stunning design. It looks like 2016 is going to be an amazing year for you. Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  24. LOVE how you combined the theme of adventure with a new year! This made me feel confident-- like I could tackle anything 2016 might throw at me! Can't wait to see your creations in another new year! Yay!

  25. STUNNING card! Love every detail of this card!

  26. Happy New Year! Emma and what a way to start your creative adventures of 2016.
    This is an absolute winner! A card full of so many of my favourite things- metal, wax, alcohol inks, texture and of course the magic touch of the creative mind and fingers of your lovely self. Thank you so much Emma for always inspiring big hugs xx


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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