Welcome to the last edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle in 2022. To celebrate the New Year, I combined several older sets to create this cutie. Let me show you how I made this card.
First I worked on the background: I did some light ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Uncharted Mariner, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. I added some water drops as texture, then I placed the Numicon stencil over it and went back with the same colours just with a heavier hand. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Glimmer Mist for a subtle shine. When it was all dry, I used the Twinkle Twinkle stencil with Gina K Gold Glitz Glitter Gel to make it even more festive.
I stamped and coloured the cute elephant from Elephant of Surprise and four balloons from Party Palooza. I used the Jet Alphabetters to stamp the numbers in each balloon. For the colouring I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, CT2, OR3, OR2, OR05, BP5, BP2, BP1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BGR4, BGR3, BGR22, BGR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. I used a thin silver string to attach the balloons to the elephant.
I wanted a funky frame for my little scene, so I die cut the Elm Street die from white cardstock, and popped it up on the background using 3D foam squares. I mounted the elephant with the balloons too with 3D foam squares, I love the dimension!
For the sentiment I used the Holiday sentiment duos, white heat embossed the new year message on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it to the bottom of the card.
As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloons.
I wish you like this whimsical card and you show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!
Happy New Year to all of you and see you in 2023!