Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Hi Friends, I'm back with a card to share now that Christmas is over and I can find my way to my craft room again! I wanted to make a New Year's card so I found this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp challenge 208 to help me get it done. Most of my supplies are Simon Says Stamp products or can be ordered from there. The Happy New Year sentiment is MFT, though.

I tried the Camouflaging Die Cut technique with a lot of trouble. I believe it's meant to be done with a word die instead of individual dies like my numbers here. The main problem I had was with the glue. I'm not good with liquid adhesive, it's so hard for me not get it all over everything,even with Matte medium adhesive. Also, the pressure from the Big Shot took some of the glitter off the glitter paper. In the Papertrey Ink video, distress ink was used. I thought it may work just as well using paper for the layering of the die cut but it didn't. BUT, I took a chance and learned so that's what's important! :)

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Gold and another color
Just Inspirational challenges New Year
Through the craft room door Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed. ChallengeAnything goes

See you soon!

Paper- dark gray cardstock, silver matte paper and sequins are from the December Simon Says Stamp card kit. White paper-Recollections, Gold Glitter paper-DCWV.
Hello circle stamp is from Sending Happy Thoughts,SSS. Happy New Year from MFT. Other items-Star gem from stash, White embossing powder, CTMH black ink. 


  1. This really stood out to me in the Simon gallery, Kim! I think you nailed the sketch and I love what you've done!! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. hi Kim! WOW, this is stunning...I adore the silver, gold, and black together...so festive. It looks perfect, no signs of struggle from my end....*grin*. so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! may your 2015 be filled with lots of glimmer and happiness!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  3. Well I think it still looks cool. I really want to try that technique myself but I don't have a big word die. :-( All the glam and shine is totally New Year's festive. hugs!

  4. This is a stunning card, Kim. For all the trouble you had, it turned out perfect from what I can see! Have a Happy New Year!♥

  5. Nevertheless, your card looks fabulous! Happy new year!