I'm not usually one for New Year Cards, unless I've forgotten a Christmas card and it's too far gone in the season to send a Christmas card - I'm sure we've all been there! However after the dreadful year that was 2020, I think it's entirely appropriate to welcome 2021 with bells and whistles and hope that it is brighter for everyone!
This massive clock die seemed appropriate and I've been looking for an excuse to open the wrapping! Originally, I wanted to keep with the all white theme of the Time Out Inspiration so went with white die cut on white card stock - I like to call this technique faux embossing because it has the appearance of dry embossing! An embossing folder would have been a lot easier if I'd had one - so many little tiny pieces to be removed! The balloons I masked off at different levels, applied glossy accents and then glitter. At this point I realised I had to abandon the all white colour scheme as I had no white glitter and decided on this silver - it was also looking a little bland! When that was dry I removed the masks, added the 2021 digits and applied glossy accents to the rest of the balloons. I was careful when removing the roman numerals, painted these silver and reinserted them into the clock face once it was attached to the card front. The small balloons were an afterthought - the image was slightly damaged in one spot so I covered it with a balloon and added a few others for balance 😉!
I'm also entering Inspirational Challenge #229
which is to use something in your home. I didn't have the forethought to buy balloons before this super strict lockdown was imposed (non-essential sections of the supermarket have been roped off - this didn't even happen in March/April here) but I do have clocks!
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