Cheers to 2020!

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s a start of a new decade!? Time has flown by so quickly! One of my new years resolutions is to create more for myself. I have design teams and deadlines but I realized that I need to create for myself and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Do you have any crafty resolutions for the new year?

Today, I wanted to create a card using I’m sharing a card featuring these critters I colored up for fun. I always revert back to Mama Elephant’s Party Animal stamp set at the beginning of the year since it’s so perfect to kick off the new year.

I stamped out these images using Ink on 3’s Fadeout Ink, which is perfect for no line coloring. I used a combination of Copic markers (colors listed below) to color everything.

I definitely knew I wanted to use Trinity Stamps’ Layered Fireworks stencils for the background but was worried it’d be too busy. I went for it anyway and stepped a bit out of my comfort zone. I gathered a ton of different embossing powders to help create this firework lit sky. Using Juicy Ink, I pressed on the stencil to get the ink on my cardstock and then used all the different embossing powders to fill up the sky.

I used My Favorite Things Stamps – Snow Drifts to cut out some masking paper so I could use distress inks for the sky and the grass. The embossing powder resists all the ink so once I was finished with the sky, I just wiped it down with a dry paper towel and all the colors were perfect for fireworks.

I went ahead and added all the colored critters to the card panel and added the Cheers sentiment from My Favorite Things Stamps. This finished off my card and I love how it turned out. It looks a bit busy but you know what, the more fireworks, the better.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! 


Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

Mama Elephant – Party Animal:
MFT Stamps – Snow Drifts: 
MFT Stamps – Cheers:
Trinity Stamps – Layered Fireworks:
Ink on 3 – Fadeout Ink:
Ink on 3 – Juicy Ink:
Mini Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn:
Mini Distress Ink – Forest Moss: 
Mini Distress Ink – Peeled Paint: 
Mini Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch: 
Mini Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire: 
Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot:
Copic Sketch – G05: 
Copic Sketch – G17: 
Copic Sketch – G28:
Copic Sketch – Y02: 
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Copic Sketch – Y11: 
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Copic Sketch – YR15: 
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Copic Sketch – BG10: 
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Copic Sketch – BG18:
Copic Sketch – E50:
Copic Sketch – RV02:   
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Copic Sketch – B02: 
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Copic Sketch – V12: 
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Copic Sketch – V17: 
Copic Sketch – W0: 
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Ink on 3 – Artic White:
Ink on 3 – Chrome:
Ink on 3 – Strawberry Champagne: 
Ink on 3 – Gold Rush:
WOW! – Oasis:
WOW! – Midas Touch:
Hero Arts – Satin Pearl White:
Wagner Heat Gun: 
Anti-Static Powder pouch: 
Masking Paper:


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