Joy for the New Year

Joy for the New Year_2Hello Everyone!

With the ringing in of the new year just a few days away, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some inspiration for your 2015 New Year’s cards.

When one thinks of New Year’s, it always goes back to bright, shiny and sparkly. I wanted to create a card featuring brilliant golds and shiny silvers as the main colors and the new “Joy” star cut file by Silhouette seemed to be the perfect fit for the card design I had in mind.

Joy for the New Year_5I cut the star out four times from white cardstock; first on the panel that would be going on my card, and then three times onto a scrap of the same white cardstock. I wanted the “joy” part of the sentiment to really stand out, so I ended up detaching the “joy” from the other three stars and adhering them on top of the star from my card panel.

The tiny stars scattered behind and around the “joy” are punched from gold and silver embossed paper and are adhered to a separate piece of cardstock. The cardstock that the little stars are adhered to is layered behind my main card panel with dimensional foam tape.

Some gold and silver accents include a glittery scalloped frame layered behind all the other panels, silver faux stitching, a strand of gold thread tied in a bow, and some gold and silver dots and ink splatters. Finally, for an extra bit of shine and dimension, I applied a coating of Glossy Accents to the word “joy”.

CASology Before I go, I wanted to mention that there is a fun challenge going on over at CASology this week, with “light” as the theme… stars are certainly full of bright light! :) I’ve submitted this card into the challenge, and encourage you all to head on over and join in on the fun too!

Happy Creating!



6 Responses

  1. Lovely cards for the cue word. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

  2. Ellen H. says:

    Nice card, pretty blog & awesome you join the team ;)

    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT: “”

  3. Erum says:

    Fabulous fabulous fabulous! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lia Stampz.
    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  4. Joyce M. says:

    What a bright and wonderful card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  5. quilterlin says:

    Beautifully done, Nina-Marie! Love the metallics! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. laura says:

    How beautiful!!! I love all that golden glitter!
    And I would be so happy if you subscribed one of them to the challenge over at LiaStampz: “Choose your style”.
    Here is the link:

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