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I have TWO cards for you today. This first card features the brand new stamp set Holiday Signs which also comes with coordinating dies. The background was created using a new stencil called Snowflakes,
To make the card a panel of white cardstock was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I then sprayed the panel with Nuvo Mica Mist in Midnight Horizon to give it a pearlescent glimmer which is lovely when the card is handled. Once fully dry I used the stencil and white embossing paste and thickly applied it for nice, dimensional fluffy flakes. The stencil was removed, the panel was set aside to fully dry whilst I got on with something else.
From white and silver cardstock and using the Stitched Borders 4 die I cut once from each making the silver portion slightly 'taller' so that it would provide a glittery edge to the snow. Each was adhered to the card base. I also die cut a frame from red cardstock using the Storybook 6 die. I trimmed it down so that it was a simple but bold frame. Backed it with foam tape and applied it to the main panel.
On Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped my images from Holiday Signs using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil. I watercolour painted these images using Tombow ABTs in 451, 942, 969 and Kuretake Zigs in Natural Gray, Deep Red, Light Pink, Warm Gray 2, Bright Yellow and Flesh Colour.
Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then they were die cut, backed with a double layer of foam tape and applied inside the frame.
The final touch was to grab my Stickles glitter in 'Crystal' and I glittered up some areas on the two characters and I even made dripping icicles along the tops of their signs which you can make out in the image below.
My SECOND card for this release is a Happy New Year card that features the new Fireworks stencil for the background together with the new Happy New Year stamp set that also comes with coordinating dies. Finally, the card uses the new Happy New Year Script die.
To make this card I used the Fireworks stencil to ink blend the colourful fireworks using Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feathers. The stencil was removed and the panel attached to a 110lb white cardstock base.
The elements I chose to work with from the Happy New Year stamp set were stamped with Versamark Ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth and heat embossed in silver. They were watercolour painted with colours to go with the background, Tombow ABTs in 991, 723, 452. Kuretake Zigs in Haze Blue, Beige and Light Gray.
These elements (including the embossed words) were backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.
The Happy New Year Script was die cut 4 times from white cardstock and once more from holographic cardstock. Each was adhered to the next in a stack to that it would really pop off the card and then it was adhered in its entirety to the centre of the card panel.
To finish the card off I found a selection of sequins and shaker fillers to finish the celebratory scene.
I really appreciated you coming to read here today. Don't forget to comment before hopping along to the next name on the list which you will find below.
Nicky Meek (you are here)
The foil letters look incredible. So perfect.ReplyDelete
Oh my, I love the New Year card!! Very cheerful and bright!! I love the Christmas card, I like how the cardstocks are all off kilter. Neat!!ReplyDelete
Niky these are perfect!! I love the New Year one especially!!! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, your New Year's card is over the top fantastic!ReplyDelete
What a beautifully festive card. I really love it.ReplyDelete
So cute and I love all the sparkle on that New Years card!!ReplyDelete
Awesome backgrounds! I LOVE the New Years card!ReplyDelete
I really love the beautiful background with tons of techniquesReplyDelete
Great card ideas. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So clever, great cards!ReplyDelete
Love everything about that New Years Card. Great colors!ReplyDelete
Awesome cards! The new year one is super cool and fun! <3ReplyDelete
The holographic sentiment is outstanding. (Gotta try that myself.)ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the pretty snowflakes and the adorable Santa and Snowman. And the 'new year' card is so fun and festive; lovely!ReplyDelete
Love the little sign holders and the New Years card is awesome.ReplyDelete
The red frame around the sign holders just brings it all together, nice!ReplyDelete
Love those adorable characters with their signs!ReplyDelete
Both cards are wonderful! I love the deep color of your stenciled background, and the bright red frame on the card is the perfect contrast!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! I love the stenciling on both. Is love to see what the fireworks would look like done with glitter paste.ReplyDelete
Uhhh.... I love the Happy New Year card so much!!ReplyDelete
The cristmas card is so cool with the frame die cut and BG.ReplyDelete
Both of these cards are awesome!ReplyDelete
Love the holographic letters, and the red floating frame idea!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so bold and festive! Good job!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards, Nicky! I love that cute little red frame on your snowman card and your New Year card is fabulous with great colour combinations and holographic sentiment die cut! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Whoa!! I love your New Year's card -- so fun!! I also love the snowflakes and the inked background on your first card. Great card design!ReplyDelete
Sweet card the first one but boy is the second one a hit with great colours and a real card to bring in the new year Tfs xReplyDelete
Both of your cards are fantastic, loving this new release of products.ReplyDelete
Love the framing on theReplyDelete
first card. The layering
is great. The second card
screams PARTY. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
Awesome cards! Love the card you made with the Holiday Signs set! Great colors, layering, details... just perfection! And pretty New Year card too... so festive!ReplyDelete
The cards are beautiful beyond doubt and i love your color combos on both cards. Blessings.
Both cards are fantastic but the new year's card really catches my eye!ReplyDelete
Both of your cards are over the TOP fabulous!ReplyDelete
Two different styles for your wonderful festive cards. I can't choose my favourite one.ReplyDelete
Loving this release!ReplyDelete
That snowflake background is awesome with the holiday sign board set. That Santa could not be cuter... Love all the sparkle on your New Years card.ReplyDelete
What pretty cards! I love all the colors in the die cut New Year's Day! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Hi Nicky :) I love depth you created with your Holiday Sign stamp and die set card!!! The holographic card stock is really cool on the Happy New Year sentiment too! Thanks for the inspiration :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love the dimensional snowflakes on the background.ReplyDelete
Cute and festive cards. I like the framing on the first and the colors on the second.ReplyDelete
Your holiday cards are fantastic!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous inspiration! The cards are so beautiful. My favourite is the last card. Love this release. It is fabulous!ReplyDelete
Fun layered look on the first and great fireworks new years card.ReplyDelete
Great looking cards. The new year one sparkles! Really like the snowflakes background.ReplyDelete
The dimension in your cards is stunning! Love all your colour choices too.ReplyDelete
I just love those snowflakes on that dark background! So pretty!ReplyDelete
Great cards! Love the bold colors in the Christmas card and then how you used soft colors in the New Year card. The New Year card is so exciting the with its presentation the softer colors work so well!ReplyDelete
Very nice cards! Nice color choices on the first card! The New Years card is very festive!ReplyDelete