Friday 31 December 2021

Happy New Year

     Another card made with a die from John Next Door's new Art Deco collection, Kramer. The sentiment on this one makes it perfect to use in wishing you all a Happy Crafting New Year, let's hope we can return to workshops and shows soon.
     Using thick black card I cut the screen using John's latest Lantern die, I think it makes a great screen card because the feet just look right for it.
     With the Kramer die I cut two panels in the same black card and trimmed them down to fit the screen panels.
     To back these patterned panels I used a piece of thin card that had been covered with a d/s sticky sheet and then covered with guilding flakes. I've had these flakes for years, they're gorgeous but I can't 'save''s time to use them.

     For the centre panel I wanted to add my sentiment but plain cream card looked wrong, so out came the Distress Ink and a blending brush. Using the die as a stencil I coloured the cream card with the same pattern as the panels but left it pale enough to see the stamping.
     I cut the cream card panel to be the same size as the others and stuck it on the screen card.

     The card looked good but not quite right, it was missing a focal point on the front. I searched through all my Mizuhiki cords to find colours that would go with the guilding flakes, stand out, but not too much. Finally settling on a mix of green, teal and copper, which can all be found in the flakes.
     The knots are simple but effective on oriental cards, adding a small touch of authenticity. 
     I hope next year sees us all return to sharing ideas and techniques in person, Happy New Year.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Creases - #22 Use A Fun Fold
Time Out - #204 New
Modsquad - New.....include something new


  1. Hi Rocky this is gorgeous. Happy New Year to you. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh, wow! Rocky, I love this great fun fold card! The Oriental panels are classic and the knot is a great focal point! BTW - little known fact about myself - I was born in Norfolk many moons ago! This is what I love about crafting, connecting with people and finding some connection. Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon. Happy New Year!
    Secrets To Stamping

  3. FABULOUS new year card for anyone. I LOVE that die, and it was such a great idea to stencil with it on the kraft. The knots are wonderful too! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out.

  4. This is simply beautiful, I can't stop looking at it. Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Mod Squad, hope we see you back soon.
    Judy~ MSC Designer

  5. Gorgeous card❤️ A very happy new year and thank you for playing with us at TimeOut 💕


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