Happy New Year Tag

The other night while tidying up my craft room from christmas stamps, papers, dies, etc., I spied  a fireworks stamp I bought several years ago. So I decided to play with it using many colours of embossing powder, most of them the Wow or Zing really sparkly ones (platinum, silver, copper, gold, irridescent green, holiday red, midnight sparkle blue). I wanted the effect of many fireworks bursting in the sky! Before I did the actual embossing, I spritzed the tag with Biscotti and Heritage Gold Perfect Pearls and let dry.

The Happy New Year verse was cut on my Cricut machine from the uber sparkly, silver glitter paper that was available from Stampin' Up last winter.This paper is SO sparkly it is hard to directly look at it, and I love the fact that the glitter stays put & doesn't rub off.  I wish I had bought two packages last year as I'm down to half a sheet left.

The clock and hands is a die and I used black shiny cardstock that has some glitter embedded in it. Champagne glass and foil stars are older Martha Stewart stickers from my stash. I swiped Tim Holtz Gold Distress Paint along all the edges. Shiny ribbon & gold string at the top, and gold braid at the bottom finishes the tag.

Unfortunately I could not seem to take an adequate picture which shows all the sparkly glitter as it is in real life on the tag.  You just have to take my word for it! LOL

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Dec. 22, 2014

P.S. Dec. 29/14   Eeek! I thought I had entered this on the Unruly Paper Arts blog, but today I see the link didn't go through. So am entering again. The challenge runs for the month of December, so I hope I am OK.

Challenge: Unruly Paper Arts - Reader Art Quest Fireworks


  1. Wow, Sharon! This is fantastic! You've crafted quite a unique tag and captured the New Year theme perfectly. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Fab tag. Thanks for joining our RAQ at Unruly PaperArts.

  3. A lovely tag and perfect to bring in the New Year and for our Fireworks Challenge too! Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month and I do hope you will join us again in the New Year! Danie xx