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CASology #127: Happy New Year Card using Symbol of Year 2015

by May Park-

Happy Tuesday! Last week we had a ton of wonderful SNOW creations over at CASolgoy! With all the ‘white’ space in the entries, we were in CAS heaven. Keep it up! And it’s time to get creative again, and here is this week’s cue card:

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As always, you can interpret the word literally or go for something a bit more outside the box. Here is my take on LIGHT:

DSC_5122I created a happy new year card using a sheep image which is a symbol of the new year 2015, according to Chinese lunar calendar. I stamped the candle image around the border as a ranch fence. After coloring the sheep with Copics, I die cut it and adhered it on the card front using foam dots. You won’t be able to see from the photo, but I added some shimmer on the wool with Wink of Stella glitter clear marker.


I made another card using same theme but different color. For my card base, I chose the Pantone color of the year 2015 which is Marsala, an earthy reddish-brown shade. This time I heat embossed the sentiment and candles using Hero Arts Silver embossing powder.


FYI, these are the stamp sets that I used to create my card: the sheep from Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes, the bow from Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair, the candle from Penny Black Friendship, and the sentiment from Hero Arts Holiday Sayings

 Guest Designer: Shona

Now it’s your turn to play along. There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from Add a Little Dazzle and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely festive season and all the best for a happy (and crafty) 2015!


  1. Gillian R

    Such a clever idea May and the cards are so so cute!

    04 . Jan . 2015
  2. Judy1223

    Awesome cards, May! I love the candle borders, so very creative and fun! Happy New Year!!!

    03 . Jan . 2015
  3. Jen W.

    I love your brilliant take on the cue word, May, and your three gorgeous versions of your design. Happy New Year to you!

    29 . Dec . 2014
  4. Joyce M.

    Fantastic collection of cards. Love that little sheep image, and also your take on the challenge, which is so creative (as usual).

    26 . Dec . 2014
  5. lauranorris321

    What a cute card!!! I love the little sheep. All of the different variations are great too! Merry Christmas to you!

    23 . Dec . 2014
  6. Sarah Gray

    Love these sweet new year cards – that sheep is so cute! The candle fence is a neat idea too. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, May – looking forward to more of your fab designs in 2015 🙂

    23 . Dec . 2014
  7. Miriam Prantner

    What a great idea! I love how you used the candles as a border/fence!

    23 . Dec . 2014
  8. Meghan

    Clever and oh-so-sweet May! Happy Holidays!

    23 . Dec . 2014
  9. Tracey McNeely

    Fun card May, have a very Merry Christmas!

    23 . Dec . 2014

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