Ring in the new year with glitter, sparkle, and crafting joy. I’m excited to share my latest creation for the Poppystamps Challenge #112, where we’re celebrating the theme of “Sparkling New Year.” Join me on this crafting adventure and be sure to check out the inspiring designs from our guest designer, Cari Scharping, and other talented crafters on the Poppystamps blog.
Creating the Nordic Crown Flowers:
The focal point of my card is the enchanting Nordic Crown Flower Craft Die from the January 2024 release. Using three different shades of light blue card-stock, I crafted beautiful blooms, varying their appearance for added charm. Die cutting and assembling these flowers was intensely therapeutic. The stems and leaves were also cut with the same shades of blue. This step set the stage for a dazzling floral display. And who says New Year’s card has to be stars or starbursts? If you love flowers you love floral New Year’s card.
Designing the Sparkling Background:
To enhance the sparkling theme, I carefully selected a pattern paper from the Anemone Grove 6 by 6 paper pad by Memory Box in shade that matched my blue. Adding a touch of festive glimmer, I incorporated a strip of white glitter paper from the Festive Glitter Pad, creating a vibrant contrast. A slim matting of the darkest blue cardstock added definition, accentuating the separation between the pattern paper and the glitter strip.
Arranging the Blooms and Sentiment:
First, I adhered the pattern paper on my card-base using glue. Placing the matted glitter strip at the center of the card with the help of foam tape, I arranged the Nordic Crown Flowers with one turned up and the other down, creating a captivating mirror effect.
For a New Year’s greeting, I utilized the Christmas Banners Clear Stamp, embossing the sentiment “Happy New Year” on a medium blue card-stock strip with gold embossing powder. The gold foiling of the sentiment complemented the glitter paper, tying the elements together seamlessly. Matted with a darker blue card-stock, the sentiment found its perfect spot at the heart of the card.
Adding Sparkle and Final Touches:
To continue the sparkling theme, I adorned the flower petals with blue jewels, creating a mesmerizing embellishment. Two additional jewels on either side of the sentiment strip added balance and a touch of glamour.
As you embark on your creative journey, why not join the Poppystamps Challenge? Create a sparkly New Year project, share it with us, and let the crafting magic unfold. Your unique designs bring joy to the community, so don’t miss the chance to play along and have a blast!
Wishing you a year filled with creativity, sparkle, and countless crafting adventures. Cheers to a Sparkling New Year! Don’t forget to tag your creations with #PoppystampsChallenge and share the crafting joy! Let’s make this year shine together.