Hi everyone! Carolyn Peeler here with a new project to share. Now that Christmas is behind us, we still have one big celebration before this holiday season comes to a close - bring on New Year's Eve parties! This is a fast, stylish card, perfect as a thank you for your party hostess or those friends who will be ringing in the New Year with you! One of the funny things about today's post is that Julie Ebersole, who posted her awesome card and video tutorial yesterday, and I did not know that we were both going to be creating a card with the "Advent" stamp set, so, you're getting a double dose of inspiration with it this week!
So, let's get going on today's project!
First, gather your card front. As I usually do when creating a card that I will be sewing onto, I cut a white piece of cardstock 4.25 x 5.5 inches. This is what I will build my card on.
Then, select whichever patterned paper you would like to use as an accent down the left side of your card. In this case, I used an aqua design from the Pebbles, DYI Home 6x6 paper pad. I think this color works particularly well for this card as it sort of gives off a cool/wintery vibe. Cut your piece of the accent patterned paper whatever width you would like for the edge of your card. (Mine was approximately 0.5")
We are going to use the beautiful "Gilt" acrylic paint by Ranger to add luxe, sophisticated style to this card. So, gather the paint, a Ranger Craft Sheet (or something else to use as a palette, such as the Ken Oliver Best ever Craft MAT), a paintbrush and some water and you're ready to start.
Mixing the paint with a little bit of water so that it is thinned down, fill in the glass and the front (not the 3D backside) of the greeting.
Next, take the bubble stamp from your "Advent" set and put it onto an acrylic block, then paint the bubbles using the 'Gilt" acrylic paint. I decided to paint only the top 5 bubbles.
Stamp the bubbles onto the card, above the champagne glass.
I love the texture sewing adds to my cards, so the next thing I did was take my card over to the sewing machine and sew a zig zag line down the front of the card where the patterned paper and white cardstock meet. I also used the "Hickory Smoke" Distress marker to color in the 3D shadow behind the greeting.
Before the next step, you will need to cut your card base. So, cut a piece of white cardstock 8.5" x 5.5" and fold in half. Glue the card front that we made onto the front of this folded card. Then, open the card, lay it onto your paper trimmer, and trim approximately 0.25" off the front, right side of the card. When you take your card off your paper trimmer and close it, this will result in the back of your card being wider than the front of your card, which is exactly what you want.
Next, it's time to add the sparkle and shine to this holiday card! Open your card. We will be working on the interior of the card. Using Sookwang double sided adhesive, lay down a line of tape against the right edge of the open card.
Remove the protection from the double sided adhesive and pour glitter on top of the tape. I used Sand Glitter (which is currently out of stock), however, this glitter, or this one would also be a lovely choice.
Burnish the glitter by rubbing it with your finger. This will help the glitter stay in place and not shed all over the place :)
Your final step is to cover the glass with Glossy Accents so that you get a shiny finish on it.
And that's it! Pretty fast and easy, which is exactly the kind of project you want during this busy time of year.
I wish you and yours a safe and fun New Year's Eve celebration!
Here are the direct links to the products used in today's card: