New Year’s Toast


This stamp set from My Favorite Things Stamps is a classic for New Year’s, in my book.  And with the gorgeous Stardream Metallic cardstock on sale at, I couldn’t resist making something sparkly!

I really wanted to use some items that would make this card stand out, give it some texture and depth, so I gathered sequins and beads and rhinestones — things you might find on that beautiful cocktail dress you’re wearing next weekend to a New Year’s party.

Piece with multiple images

The pretty lady needed to be the focal point so I stamped her on Neenah Classic Crest in Solar White and then cut the paper into an oval with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die.  The champagne flute didn’t quite make it (I meant to do that), so I stamped the flute again, colored it with Copic markers, cut only the cup portion, put a layer of Glossy Accents over it, and finally adhered it on top of the stamped glass on my oval.  For a little more fun, I added a few tiny white seed beads to represent bubbles!

I colored the lady’s hair, skin and shoes with Copics and then added a touch more Glossy Accents to her shoes to make them look like patent leather.  Next I stamped the image onto a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper from their Lauderdale line and cut out just the dress, layering it on top of the dress already on the oval.  I then put a thin line of Tombow wet adhesive onto the hem of her dress and added some shiny black sequins!  So chic!

To put the whole sparkly vignette together onto a card (I used an Onyx Stardream Metallic base), I cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Azalea Stardream Metallic cardstock for the card front.  Next I added pieces of a Zva Creative crystal flourish onto the upper and lower corners.  I added one tiny bling onto the lady’s hand as a diamond ring!  The Neenah Solar White cardstock oval is edged with a bit of Stampin’ Up! Rose Red ink and then mounted onto a die cut Lacey Oval from Spellbinders.  This piece was mounted to the card front with foam tape for dimension.  As a finishing touch to the card front I stamped “Cheers!” in the lower right corner.

Card’s interior

Inside is a simple sentiment stamped on more Neenah Solar White cardstock that is edged again in Rose Red ink.  I stamped the lady’s upper body and champagne glass again in the lower right as well.

I’ll leave you with a simple toast for the new year:
May we live to learn well, and learn to live well
May you live as long as you want
and never want as long as you live

May 2012 bring you lots of crafty happiness!

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