I made this cute Happy New Year card that I wanted to share with you.  These photos are not the best because I don’t have my originals with me and I had to basically do screen prints of a ghost image in my editing software – not ideal but you’ll get the idea.  This is a My Digital Studio Hybrid card – so part of the card was created in My Digital Studio and printed on my home printer and then I added traditional elements to it to finish the card.  Here is the finished card –

The card base is Crumb Cake card stock and then there is a layer that was created in My Digital Studio and printed on Very Vanilla card stock – I printed four per page and printed them on my home printer and then cut them out.  The My Digital Studio portion looks like this all by itself –

(the actual print doesn’t have my watermark  on it).

To finish the card I punched a strip of Early Espresso card stock with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch (I think that is the name – I used to be so good with the punch names until we switched to the new body style and now I just can’t see to remember the correct names anymore).  This was attached to the bottom of the MDS panel.  I also stamped “Happy New Year” in Early Espresso on the card in the gap between the stitching.  The stamp is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  If you don’t have that stamp set it is really a must have set – I use it more than any other greeting set that I have – and I didn’t think I would when I first saw it.

At first I stopped there with this card but I just didn’t like it.  After looking at it for a few days I finally decided to add a punched snowman to it.  And that did the trick – it was exactly what it needed.  My snow man is Very Vanilla with Early Espresso parts.

He is small the 1-1/4″ and 1″ circle punch for the body and 3/4″ circle punch for the head.  These are sponged with Crumb Cake ink to add some depth with shadows.  The snowflake punch was trimmed to create arms.  The hat is the end of the Modern Label punch and a half strip of the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.  The eyes are from the Owl punch and the nose is a tip of one of the flowers on the Boho Blossom punch.  Use a Stampin’ Write marker to add buttons and a smile.  And a white gel pen to add highlights to the eyes.  I tied a knot with the Marina Mist ribbon and added that with a glue dot to the snowman.

One final touch was a Rhinestone brad on the 2 in the 2012.  I hope you like it.  Happy New Year to you!

Be safe everyone!