Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wishing All A Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

I am looking forward to the New Year and hoping that recent health issues for my husband and myself are left behind in 2016.  December was a hectic month for me, not only was there all the usual holiday excitement, but I was recovering from knee replacement surgery.    My surgery went very well and I am back to my blog with a clean slate for the 2017.  

Today I am sharing a couple of my latest cards to celebrate the New Year.   I used the Hero Arts Monthly December  Kit for both.  Love the dimensional burst die that is included in the kit. The kit also includes some wonderful papers and a very glittery gold embossing powder. Perfect for cards with a lot of pizzazz.  

For the top card:

  • Cut the blue glimmer paper to 4" X 5 1/4" and the gold foil paper to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.
  • Diecut the burst from the glimmer blue paper and draw a line on each beam with the gold pen from the kit.
  • I cut the sentiment apart, stamped the New Year portion from Hero Arts " Greetings for the Holidays" CL619 with VersaMark and heat embossed with the gold glitter powder.
  • Diecut several of the star bursts and Happy " Merry and Bright" Ellen Hutson EEDIEJ-006-14 from the gold fold paper and glue with dot of Multi Medium to the tips of the beams.  I added a bit of multi medium under each beam and let it dry to help maintain the dimension in the burst.
  • Adhere the blue to the gold layer and then both to a A-6 white card base.

For my second card: 

  • Used Allery Elle "Wonky Stitch Die" D-04-11 to cut the blue panel and a white card stock panel.  I also used a smaller rectangle die from "Lil' Inker Designs " stitched rectangles for stamping the champagne bubbles.
  • Stamp and die cut the bottle from a scrap of green glimmer paper (in my stash) and again on a scrap of white CS for the label.  I used the small circle from a die cut tag to add for the gold label.  Color added with Antique Linen Distress Marker.
  • Die cut the "Cheers" from both the gold foil and the blue glimmer papers.
  • After cutting the burst from the gold foil, I cut away the excess paper to reveal the beams of the burst.
  • My stars are from my stash and created with the Simon Says Stamp "Stacked Stars" Die  SSD111599.
  • The "2017" was created using my Silhouette.
  • The card base is A-6.  4 1/2" x 6". 
I am adding this card to the current challenge with the A Blog Named Hero because the kit is new to me.  The Wonky Dies were also a Christmas gift and therefore new to me so  I am entering the Wednesday Challenge at SSS.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.  Your comments, questions or suggestions are always very welcome.



  1. Happy New Year to you too! Love both your cards. Love all the details and the layout of each. Thanks for playing along with ABNH!