Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December Bombshell Hump Day Hop

Welcome to the December Bombshell Hump Day Hop! Starting now, rather than hopping weekly, the Bombshells are bringing you a monthly hop dedicated to showcasing wicked projects and cards featuring Bombshell's awesome stamps!

To start the new year off right, I made a card featuring images from the "Love and Luck" and "Striped By Me" sets. It's very simple. In fact, if you visit Smeared and Smudged regularly you probably know that I like stuff. Lots and lots of stuff on my projects! But I wanted to bring a simple, stripped down vibe to this card to emphasize the beginning of a brand new year.

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I colored the birds and banner in bright colors to illustrate a bright and beautiful future, and used the luck and fate banner to symbolize a fortunate year. The metal brads and medallion are tacking down the vibrant decorative paper over the crumpled vellum; covering the "old" and symbolizing a solid, clean start.

I know, lots of info on such a simple card, but I'd like for you to know the thinking behind it. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this and that you hop to the other participants blogs as well. Don't forget, for every comment you make, you have the chance to win the prize from Bombshell! Happy Hopping!!

Mary G.

Ms. December - Erika





Miss Magoo



  1. Wow I enjoyed much this card, the birds are beauty! Happy New year;-))m

  2. This card is simply stunning Terra. The us of the metal, the placement of the stamp and the colors. Top Marks I say. Thanks for the inspiration


  3. I love this card. The embellishments are lush and I love the coloring on the birds. :)

  4. This is GREAT Terra! Love the colors and metals together.

  5. If this is simple, please don't look on my blog! I just love your projects & this is another show stopper! You must have a pen & paper by your bed to jot down ideas that must wake you up while you're sleeping! I just love your work!

  6. oh, I love the colors mixed with the metal! Looks fab!

  7. Wow. Gorgeous card. I love how you colored the swallows. The copper metallic elements are perfect.


  8. These are fantastic! The pin -striping stamps are so versatile! Way better than using just a flourish! Fantastic and inspiring!

  9. You really rocked this card and gave it a regal, almost exotic feel. Absolutely beautiful!!!

  10. The dimension on this is amazing. I love it!

  11. Gorgeous card--love all the metal!

  12. Terra, your use of the banner inspires me to use the ones I already have, and makes mewant to get some more Bombshell stamps! What a wonderful card!