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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy New Year 2015 Tag

Created this tag using a technique that Gail Scott of I Like Paper inspired me to try that makes the heat embossing on white cardstock look like gold foil. She die cut numbers "25" out of white cardstock, used VersaMark on the die cuts & then heat embossed gold embossing powder on the die cuts. You can click here to see Gail's card. I did not like the way my "2015" dies look heat embossed so I tried a couple different things and what worked for me was to cut 2" x 2" white cardstock, use Versamark on the 2" x 2" white cardstock, heat emboss the 2"x 2" white cardstock with gold embossing powder, allow the heat embossing to dry & then die cut the "2015" using Sizzix Shadow Box Numbers dies. Stamped the My Craft Spot Tiny Tags Christmas sentiment "Happy New Year" and placed the gold heat embossed "2015" on the tag. Used gold ink on the edges of the tag. Added gold ribbon.

 Supplies List 

embossing: Zing Gold emb powder
ink: Delicata Golden Glitz  VersaMark
paper: cardstock - white
ribbon: Celebrate It Ribbon Bow-tique
Sizzix: Shadow Box Numbers "2015" 
stamp: My Craft Spot Tiny Tags Christmas - sentiment
Tim Holtz: die - tag

Entering this into the following challenges:  

12/24 C.R.A.F.T. Ch290 - New (Year, Baby, Home, Job) 5E(#1) 12/18

12/25 Stampendous Dec 2014 Ch - Holiday Happiness UE 12/5

12/29 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch131 Holiday Blitz Anything Goes  UE 12/16 
12/29 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - Merry & Bright UE 12/23

12/30 Inspiration Destination Anything Goes Ch 13 Anything Goes UE 12/24

12/31 DL.ART Dec Linky Ch 1perday/no stack 12/1
12/31 Simon Says Stamp "Show Us What You Made" UE  

1/3 Pile It On #49 Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays UE 12/7

1/6 Double Click Skittles Ch -  NEW 1E(#1*) 12/24   
   NEW - technique of gold embossing on white cardstock for gold foil look & New Year 2015 

1/7 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes  5E(#1) 12/24


  1. This is gorgeous Melissa! It looks just like Gold Foil - and nice and shiny too! Lovely Job - thanks for the shout out! Merry Christmas!

  2. Your tag is GORGEOUS! Love the gold embossing! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. Hope you have a wonderful 2015 New Year Melissa! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  4. Cheers to 2015! love your gold tone tag! Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge~

  5. The gold looks great! Thanks for joining our “Something New” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

  6. fabulous, luv the gold....I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. Happy New year! this is a great card. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. Gorgeous tag Melissa ! I love the gold embossing, just perfect for New year ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and I wish you a Very Happy New Year :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. Love the gold. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  10. Very nice Melissa. Love the rich gold embossing. Gotta get my embossing powders out again and play a little...thanks for the inspiration.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.

    Lynn, ID DT

  11. Thanks for playing along with us at Double Click Skittles.

    ~DT Barbara

  12. The embossing is super shiny and so even. It looks fantastic. Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge~ DT Faith