Saturday, 6 December 2014

Happy New Year ....

... confused?  Then I'll explain.  I was invited to join Inkspirational this week as Guest Designer - and I'm absolutely delighted to join this talented team.  The challenge this week is Anything Goes with Gold.  I made a New Year's card:

Happy New Year - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Celebrate New Year, Making Spirits Bright; Waltzingmouse - USA 1776
Inks: Versamark; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold; SU - Real Red
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #2 and #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Real Red; Gold Mirri Card; Embossing Powders - Red Tinsel, Gold Tinsel

One of the things I really like about New Year is all the firework displays that take place around the world.  London always puts on a great show, as do many other major cities.  So I decided to have fireworks exploding behind a sentiment.  I made the base from red card, cut a panel of white slightly smaller and then stamped lots of fireworks.  Some in ink directly on the card and some in Versamark and embossed with either red or gold embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, heat embossed with red tinsel powder and then cut it out with a die.  I layered it on a gold mat and attached the panel with diemsnional tape.  On the inside I went very simple - a gold mat layer, white panel with simple greeting and some glasses.

Happy New Year inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I've made so many Christmas cards recently that it was lots of fun to make a card for New Year - I think I'll make a few more!  Do check out Inkspirational's blog to see what the Design Team have made for you.  Have fun!

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12 comments:

sandie said...

I am with you, I love the London display! Your fireworks display is just as good! The mix of stamps and embossing really works and great colours. Great to have you with us as GD!

Marina said...

Wow! Such a fabulous explosion of stamped fireworks - I love the choice of red with the gold - festive and classy. This is just the perfect New Year's Card and you could give it to anyone and they'd be delighted. I laughed when I read that you've kept the inside 'simple' - I never do anything with the insides of my cards! Your champagne glasses are a great finishing touch. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at Inkspirational this week.

Yvonne Garner said...

So nice to have you join us as our guest artist this time! Your card is absolutely smashing! Perfectly balanced design and colorations! Hugs, Yvonne

Danielle Vincent said...

Gorgeous card Deborah. I very rarely make New Year's card as it always seems to sneak up on me right after Christmas. LOVE your firework effects and the inside too. Congrats on your guest DT spot on Inkspiration. Hugs D

cm said...

Fireworks! Absolutely love the explosion of colour and glitz on your stunning card, Deborah! And the subway sentiment, nestled in its pretty gold frame, is delightful! One festive, celebration card indeed! Thank you so much for being the GD for this challenge; guaranteed you've sparked inspiration!
Hugs~c

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats on your guest DT and what a fabulous card for New years! LOVE the gold.

Karen Mead said...

I love your gorgeous new years card and the gold and red is so pretty together! Congrats on being a guest designer too - hugs xx

Monika Reeck said...

congrats on GD position
and Stunning gold on your card
I love that gold combo with pink...really stunning embossing you did...Great GD card....
I am joining the Inkspirational again this time..wish you like to visiting me back...hugs, Monika

Cornelia W said...

Congrats on being GDT! Great card, fab fireworks!

Shauna said...

Yay! We are so happy to have you design with us this week at Inkspirational Deborah! What a fantastic card. Your gold really stands out amongst the fireworks and I like the creative sentiment focus!
- Shauna

Kim M said...

Beautiful card! Love the fireworks background. So glad you were able to be GD this challenge. :-)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love all the firework colours on this card Deborah and against the gold it's FAB.
Well done on the GDT slot at Inkspirational - so well deserved.
Sarah

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