Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Cards and Tags: January 2nd SOUS Card Challenge

Happy 2013!  Now we'll just see how long it takes me to stop writing 2012 on stuff (my average is about a two month transition)!

Anyhow, what HAS started this year out in spiffy style is the fantastic January 2nd card sketch by the ever-inspiring Nanne Harry.  We were encouraged to utilize scraps for this card, so here's the scrappy finished product I came up with:

Here's Nanne's sketch that I based my card off of:

You'll notice that I made a few changes.  I only used two hexagons and created the rest of the cascade pattern from vintage ephemera and scraps.  I wanted all of the pieces to reflect the arts, travel and inspiration.  The "daily double" race ticket and DA issue stub are vintage while the theatre tickets and "Metro" word are from Tim Holtz.

I used two different Spellbinders nestabilities die sets for this card: the Hexagons set and the Labels Eight set (center where sentiment is stamped).

The sentiment is one of my all-time favorite quotes and comes from the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous "Purely Random" set.  The lightbulb is also from Tim Holtz.  I added a fabric scrap and Prima flowers then attached the whole thing to some paper from My Mind's Eye.

All in all, this sketch was a great one to launch 2013 and I can't wait to see what else those clever ladies at Stuck on U Sketches come up with! 


  1. Great card Andrea, loving all the tickets and ephemera, very arty. I love the wee verse, very true. You have brought it all together beautifully. Happy New Year to you and the family... Hugs xx

  2. This is WONDERFUL! Love the layers, the light bulb and the quote! Just WONDERFUL!