Happy New Year!

Shaker card featuring Happy New Year from Isabel Cristina stamps

Hi everyone! I am preparing for Thanksgiving this week and wonder where the year went! The thought of the year ending and a new one beginning is always exciting for me! I want to do so many new things in 2023! What do you want to accomplish next year?

I took a bit of a break from making Christmas cards and created this card using the Happy New Year digital stamp from Isabel Cristina Stamps. This stamp set is part of her November release and is filled with the cutest images!

Image of Isabel Cristina Stamps Happy New Year stamp set

Printing and Coloring

First, I selected a few images in the stamp set and sized them to fit Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Circle Frames die. Then I printed them out. Next, I colored the fox and bunny with the following Copic markers and Prismacolor Pencils:

Copic Markers
Fox: YR12, YR14, YR18, W00, W1, R20, R00
Bunny: W1, W0, W00, R20, R00

Prismacolor Pencils
Champagne: PC 942
Glass: PC 1067, PC 1065, PC 1063

Then, I set the images aside to begin working on the shaker part of the card.

Close up of shaker card created using Isabel Cristina Stamps Happy New Year

Creating the Shaker

First, I used my die-cutting machine to cut out several frames from white cardstock. Next, I glued all but one together to create a thick frame. I took the remaining frame and blended Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink on top of it. Then, I printed the clock image out again on masking paper. I carefully cut the center from the masking paper and added it to the clock. I also cut the arms out of the masking paper and added them to the clock so they would be covered. Next, I blended Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide in the opening and splattered water over it to create a distressed look. Then I carefully removed the masking paper to reveal the colored center. You could color with a marker to save time from the masking. But I wanted the center color to match the frame color, so I did it this way!

To assemble the shaker, I glued acetate to the back of the colored frame. Next, I glued it to the thick frame and added seed beads, stars, sequins, and confetti. I closed the frame with the clock piece.

Finally, I added the fox, bunny, and sentiment to the front of the shaker card. I finished the card by adding the shaker panel onto a matching card base.

I had a lot of fun designing this card and putting it together. One of the advantages of digital stamps is that you make any stamp a bigger size to fit what design you are trying to create. In this case, I could size the clock to fit my background. Here is another example of a circle shaker card I made this year. I also have many examples on my Instagram!

Thanks so much for stopping by! – Mona

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