Happy New Year!! 2018

We are OFFICIALLY in 2018!! For some… it’s just another day, and for others, it’s a time to think upon our lives and make some changes for improvement. I’m on both sides. I typically don’t like doing anything special for New Year’s Eve except for spending time with a loved one; reflecting on our relationship - the good, the bad, etc. I’ve set aside a few changes I’d like to make this year like finishing things I’ve started… and this card is one example of just that.

I began this card in December and knew I wanted to do a New Year’s theme with champagne glasses. I chose to use the Martini glasses from the Krazy Kreations Drinks outline sticker and color them as champagne glasses. I stuck them onto some Krazy Kreations Micro Fine Glitter Paper (Cool Highlights), and then used my Copic markers to color in the stickers. For the actual glass, I used Copic Sketch Neutral Gray markers N0 and N2. Next, I colored the “champagne” using Copic Sketch Y21 Buttercup Yellow and my 0 Colorless Blender. I used the Colorless Blender to “blend” out the Buttercup Yellow to give it some shading. I basically was picking up the color from the outside edges and moving it toward the middle for some dimension. To top off my glasses, I used some Ranger Glossy Accents and created “bubbles” in the champagne to give it some realism! Then that was it. That was it for 2017.

Moving forward to 2018, I finally had the inspiration and idea to help me finish my card. I decided to stick with the white, black and gold theme to match the champagne glasses. I cut some gold glitter paper to 5.5” x 4.25” and adhered that to my card base. Then I die cut a stitched rectangle from black paper to place over the gold. Lastly, I pulled some pretty gold embossed star paper I had in my stash and cut it down to adhere it to the black paper. I love creating “mattes” on my cards to help round them out and give them a finished look.

To add to the gold glitter star background, I used the star sticker from Krazy Kreations Holiday Trees Outline Stickers to add some open stars to my background and more interest.

I created another matte using black and gold glitter paper for my sentiment “Cheers” and used the letter stickers from Krazy Kreations Alphabet stickers to create my word. I also used them on the inside of the card to finish my sentiment “to a happy New Year.”

I really love how this card came out. It’s funny to think that I was going to give up on this card and start over, but telling myself I needed to finish the card I started gave myself the motivation to come up with something perfect to celebrate the New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve! 2018 is here; BRING IT! :D

Krazy Kreations Supplies Used:

Drinks Outline Sticker

Alphabet Sticker

Holiday Trees Outline Sticker

Micro Fine Glitter Paper - Cool Highlights

Copic Markers - 0, Y21, N0 and N2