Celebrations, Die cuts, Diecember, ink blending, New Release, Simon Says Stamp, Technique, Uncategorized, Winter

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone! I am sorry that I have not posted much lately. The holidays and family things had me very busy (and stressed). But now that things are finally settling down, I am preparing for a great New Year! Stay tuned for some fun things!

My card for today is perfect for the New Year. It is what I call my “Ball Drop” card. I definitely took inspiration from the ball in Times Square. This card worked out exactly as I had it envisioned in my head…I love when that happens! And it moves. Unfortunately, I didn’t take video of it before I sent it to Simon Says Stamp HQ but you can see it here on the Live DieCember Release (card shown at 24:32).

I started with an A2 panel of Surf Blue cardstock and ink blended Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Black Soot making sure to leave a lighter area in the middle. Starting with a colored cardstock helps with blending. It gives a better starting point than beginning with white. I then spattered the background with water and Perfect Pearls in gold and perfect pearl colors. This gave a fantastic sparkly/confetti type of look.

When the panel was dry, I cut a channel into the cardstock using a rounded nested banner die where I wanted the ball to move (up and down). I used a small coin (a penny or dime will do…you could also use a button) and applied a bit of foam tape to one side. I positioned this through the channel. I applied foam tape onto the back of the ink blended panel very close to the coin. Don’t apply it too close or your ball won’t move. The panel was adhered to the base.

I die cut the Refracted Medallion twice from white cardstock. Luckily, all of my pieces stayed in and I could add some tape to the back to keep everything together. I then cut the medallion from holographic cardstock and adhered the small die cuts to each white piece. I adhered both medallion pieces together to form the ball. The ball was then added to the foam on the coin/slider piece. “2022” was stamped and heat embossed with embossing powder and fussy cut. A Copic C1 marker was used to add some shadow. The numbers were adhered to the bottom of the card and for a bit of extra sparkle, I used a glitter pen on the numbers.

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I hope you enjoyed this fun slider card. I know that I had so much fun making it. Have a great day and Happy New Year!

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