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Dec 28, 2009

Happy (almost) 2010!

Welcome back!  It's Monday already again but thankfully we have more fun to look forward to this weekend - I love that these 2 holidays are so close together - you get to stretch out the fun! :)  I thought I'd make a fun New Year's card for Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday - I even did a few things that I normally don't try!

For my card today I used Multi-Step Ornament & Stars, one of the newest mini sets from KSS which are a great way to try them out since they come complete with a color recipe in the package!  I started with a piece of glossy cardstock and stamped the 3 sizes of stars all over the cardstock using this recipe:  Step 2: Crushed Curry (SU!), Step 3: More Mustard (SU!), Step 1: Dandelion (Memento).  I then took the Step 1 stamp and stamped it over the top of the finished stars using Versamark so that I could emboss the stars with clear ep.  Now here's the part I don't normally do . . . I used the Bouncing Brayer technique that my friend Charmaine always manages to make look to pretty!  I used my blue Spectrum pad and I think it came out pretty cool!  After I wiped the excess ink off of my embossed stars I went back and stamped some star swirls from Swirly Hearts & Stars using Fresh Snow ink which I then embossed with Iridescent Ice ep.

For the center sentiment I used white shimmer paper and stamped the year using Half Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy and my Spectrum pad again.  The word "Happy" is from 3 Step Bells. I stamped another star there and embossed it with Iridescent Ice ep.

It's a bright and different card but fun for the New Year's celebration don't you think?!  Please visit the rest of the KSS Crew today to see what goodies they have for you! Maria, Lynn, Angela, Makiko, Connie, Lisa 

Remember today is the last day to take advantage of the After-Christmas Sale!  Get 20% off your purchase by using coupon code JULIE20KSS.  Thank you so much for visiting!!! Have a great day!

Cardstock: White cardstock base (Gina K Designs), Shimmer White (Papertrey Ink), Glossy White, Black (SU!), Stamps: Multi-Step Ornament & Stars, Half Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy, Swirly Hearts & Stars (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink:  Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink), Blue Spectrum pad, More Mustard, Crushed Curry (SU!), Dandelion, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark (Tsukineko), Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Clear embossing powder (SU!), White satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), foam adhesive


  1. Wow, Julie, I love this burst of color and stars on your sensational New Year's card!! What a perfect way to welcome in 2010!

    Exquisite work!

  2. Oh Jules...this is just gorgeous!!! The bouncing brayer technique looks stunning on this card, and I love all the shimmer

  3. Girl, you've got some serious sparkle and shine going on with this card...I love it! The blues are fantastic paired with the stars and swirls. Fabulous!! :-)

  4. This is awesome, Julie!! Love how you used the star images. Beautiful sparkle and brayer techinique!
    Happy 2010!!

  5. Holy Cow Julie!!! What a fabulous way to bring in the New Year!!! Your card is certainly makes starting the year off bright, beautiful and spectacular!!!!

  6. Oh this is just sooo wonderful, Julie!! I tried to figure out a new years card, but finally gave up! I LOVE yours!! I hope you have a wonderful new year!!

  7. just gorgeous!! happy new year!!

  8. What a FUN-tastic card!!!! I love it and all those fabulous details :)!!

  9. Stunning Julie - love the bouncing brayer techinique with these great KSS images! Happy 2010!

  10. Wow what a card. It really pops off the page. I thought that was the paper you used. I had no idea you crated that look until I read how you did it.

    You have a new follower. I hope I can learn just 1 ity bity thing.

    Big Mamma~

  11. WOW, this is gorgeous! I need to try this technique! I have a brayer I have never used!!

    HUGS! {Sugarbaby}Nicole

  12. Incredible!!
    I love the depth that the stars and center circle give the card.
    Wonderfully done!!!
    Happy New Year!!

  13. WOWZERS!! LOOK AT THAT!! Your technique is amazing Julie! Fabulous outcome... it's so eyecatching for sure! :) Happy New year!!

  14. This is gorgeous, Julie! You did a FABULOUS job with the Bouncing Brayer! What a perfect card for the occasion! Happy New Year to you! HUGS!


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