Happy New Year to all of my readers! I hope you are enjoying the downtime and that 2014 brings only the best to you all!
I guess sharing a new year card would be appropriate for the occasion. And how about sharing not one, but two! These were done a little while ago and I figured I might as well make two while I was cutting cardstock away. The sentiment set is sold on page 33 of the Holidays catalogue and is called Best New Year. (Don't forget the Holidays catalogue ends tomorrow, so make sure you've ordered everything you cannot live without.) So the sentiment was stamped in VersaMark on Real Red cardstock and embossed with white powder, then I added the wavy border in Night of Navy at both ends. The first version was embellished with white Designer buttons (from the Neutrals pack) and the second one with glimmer brads. I created borders for each using glimmer paper - red on the first, silver on the second. I used the Scallop Trim punch for one of the borders.
On the first card, the background was created by stamping the sentiment stamp repeatedly, using the Stamp-a-Ma-jig to line everything properly (with Bermuda Bay ink on matching cardstock). On the second card, I used Bermuda Bay Core'dinations cardstock, which I embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and the Big Shot before sanding the raised patterns using a sanding block. I think you are going to see me use a lot of Core'dinations cardstock in the future, as I have really missed the textured cardstock and I am happy to have the Core'dinations to add that bit of extra texture that can really make a difference in a design.
White medium envelopes were stamped in a matching design to finish off the set.
Color Combo: Night of Navy + Real Red + Bermuda Bay + Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Tout le meilleur (Best New Year)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Bermuda Bay Core'dinations
Ink: Night of Navy, VersaMark, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Glimmer paper (red and silver), Sanding block, Stylish Stripes embossing folder,
Glimmer brads, Neutrals Designer buttons, Scallop Trim punch,
White Stampin' Emboss powder, White envelopes