Happy Holidays, my crafty friends! It’s hard to believe that it’ll be New Year’s Eve in one week. I still remember going into lockdown for the first time back in March and wondering how we will survive this. Then my mom passed away in April and the year changed forever. Currently, my dad is not doing well so I hope my family can still enjoy the holidays before we’re burdened with more sadness. I feel like 2020 was such a waste of a year but, at this point in my life, I’m sad to have lost that valuable year. It’s hard to feel encouraged about a fresh start but making this card certainly helped lift my spirits.
That being said, I love making New Year’s cards so I pulled out the You’re So Ranunculous stamp set which has a gorgeous large image, perfect for covering an entire card and is so relaxing to watercolour.
I stamped the image with watermark ink on watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it with sparkle embossing powder. Since I wanted to create a soft look, the sparkle in the powder helps makes the image pop. After the panel was dry, I used the largest frame from Dotted Patterns Set 1 to dry emboss the panel and trimmed it down to 4″ x 5.25″ so the toffee card base would create a frame.
Next, I die cut the scripted hello from You’re So Ranunculus Dies and 2021 from Chunky Numbers both in heavy white cardstock and glitter gold cardstock. Using Stick It Adhesive, I layered the white and gold layers together and adhered them to the watercolored panel for a bit of dimension.
To finish, I adhered the panel to the card base using a tape runner and added a few vanilla lustre fusion sequins using liquid glue and an embellishment wand. I really enjoyed making this card and hope you feel encouraged heading into the New Year!
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Such a great card. Happy New Year to you all. Here’s hoping for a great new start!