Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Happy New Year: PP276

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you had a joyous and restful holiday season with family and friends.  We are kicking the year off at The Paper Players with our first challenge of 2016 and three new guest designers!  A big hello to Linda, Colleen & Hannelie--I am looking forward to working with you!  Our dear friend across the pond, Joanne, is hosting a fun theme challenge for us this week:
 Two thousand and sixteen sounds like a pretty good number, I think, and a perfect way to welcome the new year:
The new year feels shiny and bright so I used lots of gold accents with the Gold Vellum and Gold Foil paper.  The card base is a standard A2 out of heavy Whisper White cardstock which I completely covered with the vellum paper.  This striped pattern is convenient to hide the adhesive as I just ran the adhesive down the gold stripes so it doesn't show through.
I used a retired stamp set [Metro Type] for the numbers and the new-to-SU Wink of Stella pen in Clear to outline the numbers and bring some sparkle to the black ink.  The brush tip on the Wink of Stella pen makes it easy to outline small areas precisely.
I used 3 different circle punches--1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1 1/4"--to achieve the random layout of circles.  I like the way they looked a bit like New Year's Eve champagne bubbles!  The layout is inspired by the awesome sketch from Retro Sketches last month. 
Check out the rest of The Paper Players design team for even more number inspiration and then link up with us before our challenge ends on Friday, January 8th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team


laurie said...

Wow Nance! Love the shiny and bright prefect for a shiny, bright New Year! I love the color and bling. That sketch sure is a fun one,too. Have a wonderful day..sure have missed everyone at good to be back!

Nancy said...

Great card Nance, love the striped vellum paper, the use of the new Stella wink on the numbers and the golf foil and thread. Very crisp and bright for the New Year!

LeAnne said...

Oh, don't you just love Wink of Stella!!! I know I do! Great way to interpret that cool sketch and a perfect way to ring in 2016!

Linda Callahan said...

Bright and happy like a new year should be! Love the colors - and you did a fabulous job with the sketch! Hope your new year sparkles too!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is FABULOUS!!!! I love all the gold and those colors are just perfect! Every detail on this card makes me smile! HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIEND! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Hi Nance. Happy New Year! Love your card and such a great take on the sketch. I use my Wink of Stella pen on 90% of my cards. I love the look and I love how you used it here to add sparkle to the numbers. Super, super cool!

Diane - said...

Just love this layout... so cheery too.
Happy New Year!

I have been on the road so much more lately with work... I tend to CASE more and more... just such a time saver! Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous designs in the new year. hugs.

stampwithsandy said...

A Happy New Year to you, Nance! Great New Year's card, love the layout, the fun number "bubbles" and the Wink of Stella!

Joanne James said...

Nance I love those bold coloured number circles against the gold stripe vellum and as for Wink of Stella - I am officially in love with that!! A perfect way to ring in the new year - best wishes for a happy one to you my friend!