Fancy Happy New Year

I wish a very Happy New Year to all of you.  May this year bring us all Good Health and Good Cheer.

I wanted to do a Happy New Year card and wasn’t sure which stamp set would work for that.   I had just pulled all of the retiring stamps and remembered Flight Of Fancy.  I love this set and did use the Halloween one a time or two. I used what is probably intended for Valentine as my New Year Baby!


My thought of the baby is the old time New Years advertisements where it showed Father Time and the New Baby.  And if you are younger than me you may not even remember that.

I used the upcoming new Blending Brushes to make the background.  I added Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and a bit of Misty Moonlight.  I stamped the baby using Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The baby is shooting loving hearts of Highland Heather this year.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  The greeting is actually Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I used the Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Marker to just color the Happy New Year part.  If you do not have the markers, you can use tape to cover the part you do not want inked, ink the stamp, remove the tape, and stamp.  Personally I love the markers.

The DSP is from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  It is a darker version of the colors I used for my background.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful year for everyone!!




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New Year Whimsy

I am sure that from my title you are thinking I have really gotten ahead of myself.  This card was sort of an accident.  I was going to make a card with the Season of Whimsy set and it just sort of evolved in my mind as I was looking at the set.  So I have made probably the first New Year card of anyone.


Stampin' Up! Season of Whimsy, Jackie Beers Season of Whimsy, stampinup season of whimsy

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So do you think I am crazy?  I hope you can see how this would evolve from a Christmas card into a New Years card.  I really do love that sparkler.



The colors came from me choosing the ones for the Christmas ornaments.  I was playing around with the new Stampin’ Blends and ended with these colors.  So then I  just added the same colors for the base and layer.  The sparkler is heat embossed in Smoky Slate and then I added the metallic shapes to give it a little more bling.

This is definitely a little wacky, but I like the outcome.  I very much appreciate you stopping by today and I would love to hear your thoughts on this unusual card!

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.

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