I always like to start the new year on a serene, positive mood. I mentally set a goal or two -something realistic and achievable- and then I reinforce my sense of patience so I can delight in the simple things of daily life while I wait for those goals to be fulfilled. That being said, once again I start off my creative year with a card and sentiment to inspire you to go out and pursue your goals, knowing that all things are possible to those who believe it, through hard work and kindness.
Dies - Spellbinders Victoria Accents / Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance / Spellbinders Classic Oval Large / Spellbinders Classic Oval Small / Tonic Studios Square Layering Dies
Stamps - Graciellie Design Dream Digital Stamp Set / Graciellie Design Butterflies Digital Stamp Set
Papers - Graciellie Design Black & White Patterns Digital Paper Pack / Graciellie Design Organic Bouquet Digital Paper Pack
Papers - White Laser Printer Cardstock / Therm O Web Decofoil Transfer Sheets in Gold / Wax Paper (for die cutting)
Inks - Ranger Distress Ink in Old Paper
Tools - Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine / Canon MG2220 Inkjet Printer / Samsung ML2020W Laser Printer / Mini Minc / Ranger Ink Blending ToolWestcott Titanium Paper Trimmer / Westcott Titanium Non-Adhesive Scissor Small / SU Paper piercing tool /
Adhesives - Therm O Web Zots Small / Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares / iCraft Easy-Tear Tape 1/2" / Therm O Web Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets
Other - May Arts Ribbon 1" Ivory Crinkle Ribbon
This year I want to play more with my dies, including those old ones we tend to neglect throughout after a while. I've always been passionate about die cutting and if you've followed me a bit you know how much I enjoy to add layers and layers of elements to my cards.
For today's card I used four beautiful, victorian corners to frame my card front. To begin, I used two mats cut from patterned paper in different designs, one of which was foiled. I added more touches of gold to the focal point of the card, using foil for the sentiment and butterfly stamps, as well as for the die cut elements.
Digital files used to create this card can be found on my Etsy shop. Here are the stamp sets and digital paper packs I worked with:
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