Hello Friends! It’s EK Gorman, and today I am crafting a card to celebrate a new year without actually saying ‘happy new year’. I am not gonna lie, I am more than ready to ring out 2019 and embark on the fresh start that 2020 will bring. I love the idea of the fresh start and fantastical possibilities a new year can create, so it only seemed fitting to pull out A Way With Words Once Upon a Time die to create this card.
Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×11 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to create a A2 card frame.
Step Two: Using some masking tape, seal the folded part of the card to protect it from ink. Using a blending water based ink, create an ombre effect. I used Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Weather Wood.
Step Three: Add a halo of light using a yellow toned water based ink. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Die cut both the A Way With Words Once Upon A Time die and the star from the new A Way With Words Flourished Christmas die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Spray the die cuts with a glitter spray. I used Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Frost. Let dry.
Step Four: Adhere the die cuts onto the card frame using Kids Choice Glue. Leave the stars dangling off the edges.
Step Five: Fold the star over the edges and adhere, so that one star wraps onto the back of the card, and the other wrap onto the inside of the card.
Step Six: Stamp a sentiment inside the card using the A Way With Words Soar Collection stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in a dark gray ink and the flutters in a pale gray.
Step Seven: Using a white pigment ink, stamp the flutters onto the front of the card.
Step Eight: Add a couple dollops of glitter drops. I used the new Transparent Crystal Craft Drops from ECD.
Step Nine: Add a touch of color to the die cuts using an alcohol marker. I used Y000 and Y02 Copic markers. Splatter the card from with glitter spray and let dry.
I am really happy with how this card came out. I think it is perfect for the new year without being too obvious.
And I really think the sentiment inside is perfect message of hope for the New Year. What are you crafting to celebrate the new year? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!