Snarky New Year Cards with Deco Foil
Hi there! It’s Andrea with you sharing a couple of New Year cards featuring some gorgeous Deco Foil. Boy, do these sentiments sum up how we all feel about 2020 or what?! Now, we just have to cross our fingers and toes and pray really hard that 2021 is better and not worse, am I right?
To create my backgrounds, I first ink-blended white cardstock panels with Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Inks. I sprayed the back of Whimsy Stamps’ Fireworks Stencil with Pixie Spray and masked around the fireworks with masking paper.
I placed the stencil over each panel and used the Stencil Pal to apply a layer of Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo. Once the gel was dry (about an hour), I used my laminator to adhere the foils. For the background on the left, I used Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils Radiant Red, Brilliant Blue, and Glimmering Gold. To the background on the right, I applied Brutus Monroe Rainglow Foil Transfer Sheets.
Adding Glitz Glitter Gels
I wanted to add the rest of the stencil design with Glitz Glitter Gels, so I masked the portion I had stenciled with Transfer Gel. I then used a palette knife to apply the gels through the stencil. To the background on the left, I added Red Velvet, Brilliant Blue, and Gold, but only used Gold on the background on the right.
Finishing the Cards
That cute bear is from Taylored Expressions’ Big Grumpy Bear set, and the sentiments are from a download they had on their website* (see info below). I colored the images with Copics and used the coordinating die to cut them out.
I splattered both backgrounds with water and white paint. Once the panels were dry, I adhered them to cards with the Memory Tape Runner XL.
I created the white frames by taping together two rectangle dies and die-cutting white cardstock. I affixed the frames to the panels with Mixed Media Adhesive.
I popped up the bears with white foam squares and affixed coordinating sequins to the fireworks’ centers with Mixed Media Adhesive. Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the bears’ eyes.
I hope you and your family have a safe and happy New Year!
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Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils, Radiant Red
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils, Brilliant Blue
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils, Glimmering Gold
Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheets, Rainglow
Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel, Red Velvet
Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel, Brilliant Blue
Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel, Gold
Memory Tape Runner XL
Mixed Media Adhesive
Metal Tips for Liquid Adhesive
Gina K. Designs White Foam Squares
Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo
Taylored Expressions’ Big Grumpy Bear stamp and die combo
Whimsy Stamps’ Fireworks Stencil
Hero Arts’ Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies
*The stamped bear is from Taylored Expressions’ Big Grumpy Bear set, and the sentiments are from a free download on their website. To access the downloads you’ll need to register for an account with our friends at Taylored Expression. The sentiments are free for anyone with an account. Sign up and search Big Grumpy Farewell 2020 Download and follow the directions there.
And here’s the link to the freebie, if you have already have an account: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/big-grumpy-farewell-2020-download/