Happy New year, one and all – welcome to 2021! I’m on day 8 of my ’12 Days of Clarity’ challenge and today used the August New Design Club stamp, ‘Let’s Dance’. It would make a great children’s card, but I did that yesterday so decided to turn it into a new year card instead. Mind you, I hope these three live in the same household as there’s not much evidence that they’re socially distanced!
I started by stamping the image onto white card, and heat embossed it with clear powder. It’s got very fine lines so difficult to see in the photos, but I find that the embossing often helps when I’m colouring detailed images as it gives me ‘tramlines’ to stay within (doesn’t always work though!). My colouring skills are slowly getting better – I used alcohol blending pens for this one. Once coloured I cut it out using scissors.
I played around with the layout for a little while, but settled on die cutting a banner shape from ‘Indian Summer’ designer card, which I mounted on a piece of white to fit an A6 card blank. I stamped the sentiment in Archival ‘red geranium’ to co-ordinate with the colour scheme.
I then mounted the white card onto a piece of red card to frame it, before attaching it to the A6 card blank. I added the image to sit on the banner using foam pads, and finished the card with a few gems.
I’ve shared this card with a few of my Slimming World friends – we all know we need to get more active as well as eating healthily. I guess that’s my New Year resolution as well, as I’ve only 7lb to lose to get to my goal weight! Onwards and upwards (and get out more)!