Out with the old, in with the new!

Out with the old, in with the new!

Happy New Year everyone!

Well, after a nice festive break, I'm back at my craft desk for a new year of creativity and making.

Here's hoping I remember how to cut things out and stick them down!

With a new year comes the official retirement of some great products by The Greetery, including one of my all-time favourite sets from The Print Shop series.

The Floral Frame is a particular favourite, as you can create very different looks by combining the stencil and stamp set with the different die options and mixing up your colour combos.

For today's card, I decided to put the focus on the 2024 Pantone colour of the year: Peach Fuzz.

Peach isn't really a colour I use much. I'm more of a blush pink fan, but let's see how it goes!

I thought the peach shades would really pop against a grey background, impressed with the Herringbone Parquet die.

Before adding the die-cut floral frame to the background, I blended some darker grey ink around the edges so that the inside of the frame would be lighter.

For the sentiment, I used the All Kinds of Happy stamps and matching shadow die set, plus the PreText Banners set to cut out the stamped "Birthday" sentiment.

Finally, I went a bit overboard with the Nuvo Jewel Drops around the outside of the frame, but it does mean the text inside the frame can really pop.

And there we have it, the first card of 2024!

Here's to many more!

Until next time, happy crafting!