New Year’s occasions are all about shimmer and shine, so today’s project is all about Stardream Metallic card stock. Using Metallic Silver, Metallic Lagoon and Metallic Jupiter, I made a Happy New Year card that would be perfect as a thank you or to accompany a hostess gift for a party.
To start, I trimmed squares of the cardstock with the measurements listed above. When I create cards, I start with one idea but usually end up venturing off in a different direction. My plan was to stack the squares up with embossing and a sentiment on top, but, as you’ll see, I changed my design a bit.
For my top panel, I used a stencil over the top of the silver piece and applied Versamark ink over the top. This stencil is actually a summer-themed stencil, but I think the design could also pass for snowflakes.
I love getting more mileage out of my products this way. If you add embellishments or sentiments that also fit the theme you’re going for, it completely works, I think.
After I added the Versamark, I heat embossed the design with bright white embossing powder. This looks beautiful with the silver shimmer peeking through.
Instead of stacking the squares, I adhered them at angles to the front of a notecard I created from Stardream Metallic Silver.
I added the embossed piece on top positioned straight with the notecard.
I added a sentiment I heat embossed using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder onto a strip of Curious Translucent Clear Vellum card stock. This is a heavier weight vellum and I love it because you can easily heat emboss on it without warping and you can put adhesive behind it with it barely showing through. In this case, I used clear pop dots to raise up the strip a little.
This card is full of shimmer with the vellum piece adding a little bit of airy elegance.
Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see all the colors of Stardream Metallic card stock that are on sale this month. Happy Holidays!