Hi friends! Happy Friday! Welcome to the latest version of Yippee for Yana with the always awesome Yana Smakula. :D Scroll down and make sure to watch the video for the full tutorial and enjoy!
I made a ton of Christmas card this year, but zero New Year cards. And yes, they aren’t quite as popular, but I thought it would be nice to make at least one. I’ve been meaning to use the large numbers from the Birthday Number stamp set and this seemed like the perfect occasion to do so. I picked 2019 along with two messages – “Happy” (stamped above the numbers) and “Let’s Party” (stamped below the numbers).
I’ve decided to go with silver embossing powder for a change and heat embossed it on soft blue cardstock. Next, to fill the background around the 2019 I pulled out some snowflake-like images from the Ornamental stamp set by Cathy Z and stamped them in several sized around the 2019. These look more like little fireworks and less like snowflakes, so I thought they would go perfectly with the New Year theme of this card. I also stamped a few more images – little stars from the Christmas Town stamp set; any tiny element would do here, you can add little swirls, dots, anything small to help fill in space and look a bit like scattered confetti. Again, I covered everything with silver embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool to melt it. I tried to heat set this panel as few times as possible to have a minimum amount of warping, but it still warped a bit from all the heat.
I also did some ink blending around the edges of the panel to darken them up and draw the eye of the recipient to the center where it says 2019. I’ve been rediscovering ink blending this year and I really love this technique. I used Hero Arts Navy ink, it’s the darkest blue in my stash to add the darkness around the edges. If you regularly watch my videos you’ve probably seen me
do this quite a few times this year.
I trimmed my panel down and used a solid layer of fun foam to foam mount it onto the card. Using a solid layer of fun foam helped flatten the panel and minimize warping. I used my tonic studios shimmer pen to add some sparkle inside the open area of each number and I also decorated the card using silver jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to spice it up a bit. This card ended up being 8 1/4 x 4 1/4”. I’ll be hand delivering it, so I didn’t worry about the envelope to mail it in.
Have fun stamping!
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