Let’s Celebrate 2015!
Happy New Year!! Hi it’s Debby and I’m delighted to be wishing you a Happy New Year here on Simon’s blog :D What better way to bring in the New Year than with a sparkly explosion LOL. The round balloon dies from the Celebration Time and Balloons sets make great iconic bomb shapes when turned upside down and a twine fuse added
To start the card I inked Neenah solar white 80lb card in a rainbow of Distress Inks (barn door, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, broken china, evergreen bough, chipped sapphire and black soot) before die cutting with one of the Stitched Square dies. A splattering of a solution of Perfect Pearls reacted with the Distress Inks to give a starry night sky. The numbers for the 2015 are cut from DCWV glitter card using the Simple Number dies and the zero replaced with the smallest round balloon from the Celebration Time dies cut from Black card. The fuse is a piece of black Hemtique twine coated with Matte Multi Medium, shaped and left to dry then adhered to the back of the bomb with a glue dot. A few stars (Holiday Shapes) and Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins finished off the panel, which is foam mounted on a top folding Neenah 110lb card base stamped with a sentiment from the Sparkle & Shine set.
The larger bomb could be used as a small card or a tag for a bottle of New Year’s champagne. The round balloon from the Balloons die set is cut twice from Black card. One of the die cuts is scored just below the balloon tie to allow the card to fold open when adhered. The fuse is again black Hemtique twine coated in Matte Multi Medium but this time two pieces of twine are twisted together before shaping and leaving to dry. Once dry the twine is sandwiched between the two die cuts with a glue dot and some Glossy Accents to make sure the two pieces stay together at the top. Once the bomb is constructed, another 2015 and more stars cut from DCWV glitter card using the Holiday Shapes die and Simple Numbers dies respectively add the required amount of bling!
I hope you enjoyed the start of the New Year. Here’s hoping for a year filled with love, laughter and creativity :D
Awesome 2015 card!
Such a cool card.
Love that fun tag!
Love your card, thanks for sharing! Hopefully, things have calmed and I can get back to crafting.
Both are lovely.
It’s the BOMB! What a cute idea–especially for New Year’s!
Oh, this is perfect! Love the colors on the background square!
A really creative use of the balloons! Love it!
Really neat card.
I love it!! Great multi-purposing the balloon dies!
Great use of the ballon dies and so pretty to start the New Year with these!
Wow, brilliant way of using a simple shape into a 2015 bomb!!! – So clever and FUN
Love the way you used the balloon die! Thanks for showing us another great way to use them!
WOW….. What a way to use another die and I love your card too!!!
Happy new year to every♥ne !!!
B♥nne Année 2♥15 !!!!
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What great cards! Thanks for sharing and happy new year!
Happy New Year! So glad I happened onto your blog with all its interesting and fun ideas.
Happy New Year! Love this card!
Great 2015 card. Happy New year.
It’s the bomb
Love your multi-purposed use of stamps.
Lovely cards. Did you create the accent on the small balloon?
Great idea! I love these dies and even more now that I see they can be used for a totally different type of project! Fantastic!
Great card to bring in the new year! Thanks!
I love the inked up background on your card! So pretty!
Gorgeous card. Happy 2015!
Fun card! Awesome background. TFS
Now, I would never have thought something soooo gentle as a balloon could be turned upside down and become so explosive as a bomb..lol. What a clever idea. I am gonna try that for the 4th of July cards. Thanks for sharing this great idea and cute card. Love the background too. Thanks for sharing!
Great idea using the ballon as the bomb! Love the inked background!
LOVE LOVE LOVE that background!!!! WOW!!
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This is so very cool!!! Love the glitter :)
I love this card so much I already CASED it!!!
Wow, this is awesome.
Love thoos balloon dies.
Love the bomb. Very clever. Double use. The square is so pretty.
Cute card and such a clever way to use the balloon die!
This is DEFINITELY NOT a bomb! Great idea.
Haha – brilliant :-)
What a brilliant way to use a balloon die! Love this New Year’s card, thanks Debby!
Happy new year!
Great way to stretch our tools! Adorable and Thank You for Sharing ♥
What a great way to use the balloon die! Love both projects….. Happy New Year!
Debby, you are da bomb! HaHa! Love the card and the multi use of that die.
Great idea! Great card. Happy New Year to you All!
Happy 2015 everyone! Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year and my this year be better than last! Love your stamp set and the projects. TFS.
Great idea. I love it.