Happy New Year

Hi everyone. I’m a day early but would like to wish you all a Happy 2019 with today’s card.


For this card, I’ve experimented with using more layers of colour and detail than usual.

I began by smooshing colour onto water colour card- I swiped 3 Distress Ink pads (Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves) onto a glass mat, added water then pressed the card onto it.

For my next layer, I added some pink Tonic Shimmer Powder to Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, added water and pressed the card onto it. This created the really vibrant pink colour on the card. I then added some yellow Shimmer Powder in the same way.

Next was my background stencil layer. I used Seedless Preserve and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through Bubbly Funk Stencil #8 Box It. I then added my stamped images and words using AALL and Create’s Circle Around stamp set and Versafine black ink. I chose balloons for my New Year theme and the words for my statement of intent to create more in rhe New Year.

Next came my second stencil layer. Firstly I used Black Soot Distress Ink and Bubbly Funk Stencil #2 Numbers-Kookey to add 2019! to the centre of the card. I outlined this using a gold metallic marker. I then used the same marker and stencil #5 Star Layers to add some gold stars.

My finishing touches for my card were some Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers and a spritz of mica spray to add shine. The end result in bright and bold, perfect for a wonderful new year!

Materials available from the Bubbly Funk shop:

Bubbly Funk stencils https://www.bubblyfunk.co.uk/bubbly-funk-m-36.html

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads https://www.bubblyfunk.co.uk/distress-ink-pads-c-782_837.html

AALL and Create Stamp Set Circle Around https://www.bubblyfunk.co.uk/aall-create-stamps-126-circle-around-p-10191.html

Cathy x

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