Mix it Up Monday: New Year Celebration Card

Hello Friends and Happy Monday! Today, I’m sharing a fun way to stretch your Snowfall stencils into a Happy New Year Celebration with gold and glitz confetti. I’m also Mixing Up my Top 4 Card Making Favorites from this year’s Trinity Stamps 2020 Releases:

  1. Marshmallow Numbers Die Set: Perfect for numbered cards for New Years and Birthdays but I also used this set for December Daily, A Halloween Countdown and Week Number for Pocket Scrapbooking.
  2. Marshmallow Alphabet Die Set: This set is a fun alpha font that looks great on cards and it also great punctuation and a fun star and heart shape that I use on everything. 
  3. 4×8 A Sentiment For (almost) Everything Stamp Set: This stamp set is awesome. It’s pretty much my go to stamp set for every type of card you can imagine. 
  4. 6×9 Slimline Snowfall Layering Stencil: It makes the perfect snowfall for so many different size cards: Slimline, Large Square & Circles, A4, etc. Today, I’m changing it up to turn the snow into confetti. 

When I think of New Year Celebrations, it’s always of glitter, gold and all things shiny and glitzy. I brought all those elements together for my Happy New Year Card using Shiny Gold Card Stock, Bubble Gum Glitz Glitter Gel and Gold deco foil Metallix Gel.

While the Snowfall layering stencil makes beautiful snow scenes, it is absolutely perfect to create confetti/sequin backgrounds when paired with metallic and glitter.

Project Tips:

  • While an old credit card will do, an offset pallet knife really changes the game when applying pastes with stencils.
  • WAIT!! for your first layer to completely dry before adding the next layering stencil and media. I may have learned this the hard way.
  • Cut your die cuts first, then apply your paste. After the paste dries, you can remove excess paste around the edges of your die cut with a craft knife, scissors, or even sandpaper or a nail file. I just used scissors for the pink glitter star.
  • To prevent pastes from hardening, several design team friends recommended adding press in seal to the container before closing the cap.

For the sentiment, I die cut 2021 from shiny gold card stock and the Happy New Year was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I created a little shadow on each of the numbers with a black card stock die cut that was glued off the edge of each number. For extra pop and to overlay the numbers, I adhered the 2s and ! with thin foam adhesive squares and the 0 and 1 was glued directly to the card panel with liquid adhesive.

To finish the card, I added the star to the exclamation point and adhered the decorated card panel to a silver card-stock base.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to Mix it Up and Stretch your stencils in fun new ways. Happy New Year! 

Big Paper Hugs!
Emily 
@popsofpaper 

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