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Happy “old to new” year!

Happy “Old To New” Year! - Detail

What to do, when you want to make cards, which you don’t have some exact dies, stamps or papers for – like a wedding, a condolence  or a New Year card? An option is to use oldies in a new way.

Type of project: Card
Occasion: New Year
Style: Elegance/Clean and Simple
Techniques used: Die cutting, Layering, Embossing with dies
Decoration: Rhinestones, glitter cardstock
Main Colour: white/black/silver
Equipment used: Diecutting machine

Sometimes it’s impossible for me to get enough Christmas cards made for all the people, I actually  really want to send one to. I never do mass production. Each card is “one of a kind” and very different from the rest, so before this Christmas  I surrendered and thought, that “Happy New year” cards had to be the solution for the last couple of dear ones. And then after Christmas it occured to me, that I actually don’t really have any new year dies, stamps etc. And I would like the cards to be real New Year cards and not “just” winter, which could otherwise also be a great solution. So I did, what I love…. took a long, hard look on all my wonderful dies and found dies from different die sets, which together could look like New Year. A winter scenery, swirls from a Christmas cracker and an explosion.


And that’s how this card was made up – very simple, but it looks like New Year to me.
It ended up being a 5 layered 9 x 12 cm card with a black base and lovely black glitter under the beautifully embossed winter scenery with silver swirls and a kind of explosion  under the snow flakes, which are decorated with white rhinestones.

A very Happy old to New Year to all of you guys from…..