Handmade Happy New Year 2019 Card. Edit this design to fit 2020, 2021 or any other year ahead. Project by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp | Happy New Year 2019 Card. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today I have a Happy New Year card to share featuring a long horizontal card design inspired by Kristina Werner.

I made a ton of Christmas card this year, but zero New Year cards. And yes, they aren’t quite as popular, but I thought it would be nice to make at least one. I’ve been meaning to use the large numbers from the Birthday Number stamp set and this seemed like the perfect occasion to do so. I picked 2019 along with two messages – “Happy” (stamped above the numbers) and “Let’s Party” (stamped below the numbers).

Handmade Happy New Year 2019 Card. Edit this design to fit 2020, 2021 or any other year ahead. Project by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARD DETAILS

I’ve decided to go with silver embossing powder for a change and heat embossed it on soft blue cardstock. Next, to fill the background around the 2019 I pulled out some snowflake-like images from the Ornamental stamp set by Cathy Z and stamped them in several sized around the 2019. These look more like little fireworks and less like snowflakes, so I thought they would go perfectly with the New Year theme of this card. I also stamped a few more images – little stars from the Christmas Town stamp set; any tiny element would do here, you can add little swirls, dots, anything small to help full in the space and look a bit like scattered confetti. Again, I covered everything with silver embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool to melt it. I tried to heat set this panel as few times as possible to have minimum amount of warping, but it still warped a bit from all the heat.

Handmade Happy New Year 2019 Card. Edit this design to fit 2020, 2021 or any other year ahead. Project by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

I also did some ink blending around the edges of the panel to darken them up and draw the eye of the recipient to the center where it says 2019. I’ve been rediscovering ink blending this year and I really love this technique. I used Hero Arts Navy ink, it’s the darkest blue in my stash to add the darkness around the edges. If you regularly watch my videos you’ve probably seen me do this quite a few times this year.

Handmade Happy New Year 2019 Card. Edit this design to fit 2020, 2021 or any other year ahead. Project by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

I trimmed my panel down and used a solid layer of fun foam to foam mount it onto the card. Using a solid layer of fun foam helped flatten the panel and minimize warping. I used my Tonic Studios shimmer pen to add some sparkle inside the open area of each number and I also decorated the card using silver jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to spice it up a bit. This card ended up being 8 1/4 x 4 1/4”. I’ll be hand delivering it, so I didn’t worry about the envelope to mail it in.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Birthday Numbers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Birthday Numbers
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Ornamental
CZ Design Clear Stamps Ornamental
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Town
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Town
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Jewels
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Handmade Happy New Year 2019 Card. Edit this design to fit 2020, 2021 or any other year ahead. Project by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

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5 Comments

    1. Lovely new year card, do like the use of those snowflakes as fireworks, they work really well. Happy New Year to you & your family x

    1. Cool card! I’m looking forward to giving that card size a try. Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, peaceful, joyous, adventurous, safe, prosperous, fun and creative New Year!!

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