Happy New Year Card with a Little Sparkle!

by Joanne James30. December 2014 21:15

I've had a great work day today and managed to fit in some quality crafting time, so amongst other things I have a Happy new Year card to share with you today that was inspired by this week's sketch over at The Paper Craft Crew:


Here is the card I created:

For a new year celebratory card some glitz and glamour were definitely the order of the day, so I layered a number of gold and sliver elements - glimmer paper, silver foil, sequins and gold vellum and topped with a silver embossed black pennant cut with my Banner framelits. The stamp I used is from the versatile 'Mingle All The Way' set from the Autumn-Winter Seasonal Catalogue; this set along with many others, is only available until January 5th when the catalogue ends, so if it's still on your wish list then don't leave it to late to order. I created a popped-up banner for the word 'cheers' having heat embossed this section in black on brushed gold cardstock, then cut it out and adhered with dimensionals. Some gold ribbon, a trio of rhinestones coloured with a black permanent marker and done!

We are having our traditional James family day on New Year's Day so I will be taking this card along with me for my mother-in-law; I'm hoping it will go some way to make up for the lack of Christmas card!

I'm also linking up to the new year challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments where this is the challenge inspiration photo:


Back tomorrow with a special 'extra' post for the lovely ladies over at Colour Me...! and a new set of weekly deals. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
1/1/2015 4:23:54 AM #

Happy New Year, Joanne!  This is a spectacular card, so shimmery and elegant.  Hope your MIL enjoyed it!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/1/2015 10:03:44 PM #

Thanks Stef - so glad you liked my sparkly card and yes, it was well received by my MIL which is always nice!


Kathy Schweinfurth
Kathy SchweinfurthUnited States
1/1/2015 7:31:33 PM #

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.  Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/1/2015 10:13:11 PM #

Hi Kathy, thanks so much for popping by to leave such a sweet comment - so kind of you to highlight my card! I've popped over and left a comment and will proudly pin your badge to my Pinterest 'picks' page. A Happy New year to you!


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
1/3/2015 6:56:46 PM #

Love this card - thank you Joanne!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/3/2015 8:47:25 PM #

You are most welcome!


ERIKA CLARKUnited States
1/6/2015 12:18:31 PM #

Perfect!  Vellum is one of my favorite new elements for cards, and with your added glimmer everywhere, this is one festive and shiny masterpiece!  Thanks for playing at HSS! erika


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/6/2015 9:33:10 PM #

Thanks Erika! I don't use vellum anywhere near enough, but since making this card I've used it again this week; funny how that happens! Nothing like a New Year celebration to bring out the glitter in you!


Pam Staples
Pam StaplesUnited States
1/6/2015 2:40:29 PM #

Awesome card!  Love the glitter then the use of the Chalkboard Paper.  Great details.  Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew and look for your card to be included on our Featured Artisan Post.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/6/2015 9:26:41 PM #

Thanks Pam - so pleased you like my New Year card and I'm thrilled to make Featured Artisan this week!


Genevieve Valdes
Genevieve ValdesUnited States
1/12/2015 6:30:52 AM #

I love all the glitzy layers and embellishments.  So perfect for this new year's challenge.  Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


Shawna Standish
Shawna StandishUnited States
1/12/2015 3:32:30 PM #

Hello Joanne!
Just love this card! the layout works perfectly with all the stripes!! Adding just a bit of shimmer sequins was a excellent touch!


RobbieUnited States
1/13/2015 2:23:22 AM #

This is a fun New Year's card.  Love how you combined all the different textures on your card.  So glad you joined us this week at HSS.


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