Happy new year!
I hope your holiday season was filled with fun and lots of love.
Today I set out to make a new year's themed card with confetti, and that's not exactly the direction it went in. Now I think this card might be used for a thinking of you, a get well, or maybe for a young girl's birthday.
I started off with a standard A2 sized card base in light pink.
I cut a green layer at 4 inches by 5 and 1/4 inches. I used a Nestabilities die to cut out a circle, and then I embossed it using the Cuttlebug folder called Spots and Dots.
I laid the green layer on top of the pink and lightly traced the circle with my pencil so I could see where to place everything. I used the pencil mark as a guideline for where to stick my flower down. It is a K & Company embellishment. After sticking the flower down I erased my pencil marks.
I grabbed a Stampin' Up Sweet Treat Cup and filled it with confetti. Then I peeled off the backing. The tricky part is sticking down the cup without spilling what's inside. I held the cup up at an angle and lowered my card base down on top of it.
After my Sweet Treat cup was on I glued down my green layer over the top.
To create the gumball machine I used the Stampin' Up set called Something Sweet. I stamped the gumball machine in Pink Passion ink. I attached it using pop dots. To embellish it I added a couple pink rhinestones and I covered the white parts of the machine with Star Dust Stickles.
I added some more pink bling in the top corners, and then finished off with a ribbon and bow along the bottom. To get the bow to sit perfectly straight I attached the ribbon by itself. It has ends taped to the back of the card. Then I tied a little piece of twine around the ribbon where I wanted to stick the bow. You don't see the twine, it just makes the ribbon go inward like it would if you tied the bow with it. I used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion to tie a perfect bow and then attached it with a glue dot.