Saturday, January 06, 2018

Happy New Year

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration. I was away with my family for Christmas. It was a first for all of us. We spent a week in Hawaii and had a wonderful time.

I returned home and found that I received a few Christmas cards from friends that I didn't send one to. So I decided to make a few quick New Years cards. I am using the Happy New Year Greeting die. It has such a beautiful font and it is still on sale for 25% off in the online store.

So let's get started with the details on how I created my card and used this lovely die.

Step 1: I knew I wanted the die to be the star of this card so I chose cardstock and a subtle patterned paper. The paper reminded me of fireworks and that works perfectly for the clean and simple card I am showing today.
Black Cardstock Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Pearl Metallic layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 2: I cut my Happy New Year Greeting from black cardstock. I thought it would be striking against the patterned paper. Sometimes on certain dies I use a precision base plate with my Big Shot. It cuts the more detailed dies very easily.
The die cut removes from the die itself with very little effort on my part. I also have a metal shim but I like the precision base plate better. This plate gives you the exact sandwich you should use when cutting with your Big Shot.
I cut 2 of the greeting because I wanted it to stand out on the card.
Step 3: Started the card assembly. I attached the New Year Greeting with thin rolled up glue dots. It gave the greeting the dimension I was also looking for on my card.
Once I attached the panels and the die, it just didn't seem quite finished to me. Tried sequins in several different colors then finally decided on the black rhinestones. It added the extra pop that I wanted. They already had adhesive so it made them easy to scatter around the card.
 That's my card for this week. See you next Saturday!
Dies I used to create card:


Tam said...

love it!

Lois said...

Super card, Mary! You were so right using the "Happy New Year" as the focus of your card. The patterned paper was perfect for it.

Pam MacKay said...

Love that Happy New Year die looks greater paired with that awesome background paper!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card Mary! Simple but very elegant. The background paper is perfect.

Anja Ž. said...

This is such an elegant card, Mary. I love it. And the background goes perfectly with the sentiment die

Janja said...

Beautiful! I like it.

SugarShine Designs said...

Great combination of die and Designer Paper together. This would be a wonderful choice for mass production too. Simple but very elegant. - Janet