Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Little Gold

Hi everyone! We're down to the wire now. I'm *finally* getting out my Christmas cards, although they're now probably going to be New Year's cards. ha ha

Wow, is it really almost 2014? This week's CAS-ual Fridays post is a joint challenge with the 10 Minute Craft Dash. We're making CAS New Year's projects.

Honestly, the thought of making a card in 10 minutes is stressful. I deliberate over every detail. When I went to JJ's house in November, we spent about 10 hours crafting. She joked that I worked on one card the whole time. She was close--I think I spent four hours working on one tortured card. Ha!

So, my card for this week's challenge took me longer than 10 minutes, but I did follow the theme:

CFC 121--Happy New Year

I saw THIS pin, and I was inspired by the gold embossing and vellum (although I used glassine). I used Gold Modeling Cream and a stencil from Simon Says was the first time I had worked with the modeling cream (instead of paste), and I loved it! It kind of reminded me of frosting a cake, which is always a good thing. :)

The glassine bag has a mix of sequins, and I sealed it with some cool glitter tape (thanks, Joscelyne!!). Not like I'm really going to do this, but I thought it would be fun to rip the bag off and use the sequins like confetti to ring in the new year. With all of the bling (the glitter tape, stars, and sequins), I'm entering the card in the Simon Says Stamp Bling It On! challenge.

Here's a close-up:

CFC 124 Happy New Year Close-Up

The sentiment is computer-generated. Apparently I don't have any New Year's stamps? Then again, I've never sent someone a card for the new year. Well, unless you count a late Christmas card.

If you'd like to play along with this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge, it's being sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:

You can link up your projects HERE. It's a two-weeker, so there's time!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: (white) Avery Elle; (White Linen) Ellen Hutson

Medium: (Gold Modeling Cream) Viva
Stencil: (Falling Stars) Simon Says Stamp
Sequins: (gold) Amuse; (silver) Hobby Lobby); (white flat) Kelly Purkey
Font: Traveling Typewriter


  1. Love this fun and festive card, Jocelyn! I am with you on spending hours on a single card. We should start a support group.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card, Jocelyn!

  3. FUN!! What can be more perfect than sequins to celebrate New Year!? Merry Christmas to you, Jocelyn!

  4. How fun and I really love that sequins in a bag!!! Brilliant idea! hugs....x

  5. So gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee the stars and the sequins!!!!

  6. This is gorgeous, Jocelyn! I love all the gold and silver, plus your signature stitching! WOW.

  7. so pretty!
    Love it!
    Happy New Year Jo ;)

  8. This is blingy in the very best way! I love the gold stars, the sequins, everything!

  9. Gorgeous card Jocelyn :-) I LOVE the whole design of this ! the gold stars, sequins in the bag ,,, everything ,,, absolutely brilliant ! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. This is just plain completely adorable!!!! Oh how I love the splashes of gold

  11. love those gold stars. this is adorable

  12. I love how you used the glitter tape and then stitched over it! The sequins in the bag are such a cool idea.

  13. Stunning card. I just love the whole design, so sparkly and elegant.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge !

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year !

    Jo x

  14. Love all the gold Jocelyn! So very pretty! Happy New Year :)


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