Today starts the Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge for December. We were challenged to pick a holiday and make a card. I chose New Years and Thanksgiving. So here is New Years!. For New Years, I used Karen’s Katie Label Accordion die turned from portrait to landscape. The video instructions can be found here. The wonderful thing about this technique is that I could easily use Stampin Up’s Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper! I embossed the stars and sentiment from Bright & Beautiful in gold embossing powder and die cut them with the matching Framelits.
For the middle panel, I just omitted the line about Christmas. The little stars come from the negative part of Karen’s Star Edges. It makes a very shiny New Year’s wish!