FSJ • Happy New Year + 5 Faves Cards & Products

The year is almost over, and by now we all should have a list or at least, a tentative list of  resolutions for the upcoming year, right? Well, mine is a short list that of course, includes sharing projects more often here on my blog. 2017 was a busy year for our family, so between two jobs, having the task of selling our old house, finding a new one, and moving in, was challenging to me. On the good note, the 2017 resolutions “selling the house” and “buying a house”  have a  big check mark on the side! I can not complain, everything worked perfect for us.

Anyways,  today I am sharing a card that I made for New Years. I have to say that using patterned papers can always save you a lot of time, specially if you are short of time. I used one of the prints from the Through the Year prints pack, an with one of these 12 x 12 sheets you can make as eight backgrounds for a card like mine below:

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The focal point was simply stamped with Black Licorice Ink over a Whip Cream small panel. I put some Journey Glaze over the words and glasses of Champagne. While the Journey glaze was still wet, I added some Silver Shavings over the glasses just to make them shine, and they actually look like tiny pretty bubbles 😉

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I complemented the background with strips of different kinds of Journey tape, some mirror gold stars, silk and some stars that I cut out from the Star Struck  strip. That was it!

To end this year and to share again with you, I chose five card that are my 2017 favorites. Please click on them if you want to see more details about them:

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The Fun Stampers Journey Catalog is full of amazing products, but of course I have some that are my favorites, so today I also want to share my five favorites products that I think everybody should have 😉  Journey Glaze, Liquid Colors, Silks, Journey Gel Press, Journey Coloring Pencils.

 

 

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Finally,  I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year and Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog!! I hope you can continue doing it 😉

marianasignat

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supplies

Holiday Celebrations / SS-0521
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Journey Silver Silk / IP-0090
Journey Gold Silk / IP-0096
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Star Struck / AC-0305
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Silver Sparkle Tape / AC-0259
Silver Shavings / AC-0344
Journey Glaze / AD-0002
Through the Year Prints / PP-0050
Mirror Gold / CS-0136
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0003
Whip Cream  8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

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FSJ • Thank You Card

One of the Fun Stampers Journey Products that I can never get tired of using are the Liquid Colors. Liquid Colors are dye based and they are available in twelve different colors.

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The colors are vibrant and can be used to create backgrounds, or to color images as well. For this card I payed with some of the colors,  and I used a stencil too.  I like to create several backgrounds at the time, since I know I can use them later for other projects.

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The stamp set that I used is called Dahlia Burst  with its matching dies.  In the beginning I thought of leaving the flowers plain white, but in the end I added a hint of color using my Journey Color Burst color pencils to kind of integrate them more into the background.

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I matted the background panel with white cardstock and stitches along the edge. I adhered the stitched panel to a base card. I layered the flowers and leaves, and adhered them with Journey squares and dots. I complemented the cluster with a white-embossed sentiment, sparkle cuts, silk and  a few sequins.  This card was so much fun to make!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies
Dahlia Burst Stamp set / SS-203
Dahlia Burst Die Set / DI-0127
Liquid Colors Bundle / BD-0303
Journey Color Burst JM-0077
Journey Gel Press / JM-0107
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink / IP-0041
Journey Color Burst / JM-0077
Journey Sparkle Cuts / AC-0151
Journey Sequins Bloom Time / AC- 0114
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0003
Sweet Berry 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0034