Bling On the New Year! How to Create a Gold Mirror Dry Embossed New Year’s Day Card

by Jenny

Hi everyone! It's Jenny here, and I'm happy to be sharing my project today on the soon-to-be New Year's eve – with that in mind, I've created a dry embossed card project to help ring in 2023. It's a little bit of fun, and a LOT of bling.

If you follow me and my style, you know I often gravitate to metallics and neutrals for a bit of class with a lot of shine. Today's card uses that to the max and features one of my favorite things to do – Gold Mirror dry embossing!

How to Create a Gold Mirror Dry Embossed New Year's Day Card

Gold Mirror Dry Embossed New Year's Day Card with Stars

I die cut a panel of Gold Mirror Cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and then dry embossed it – my choice for a New Year's day card is, of course, the gorgeous Crossing Stars 3D Embossing Folder.

Perfect for ringing in the new year and adding that extra bling!

When gold mirror cardstock is dry embossed, it's absolutely stunning (and incredibly hard to photograph!). You really have to see it in real life to believe how gorgeous it looks.

How to Create a Gold Mirror Dry Embossed New Year's Day Card

Create a Custom Glitter Sentiment

Altenew has tons of gorgeous sentiment dies, but I really wanted something customized for this card – and big! What better way to do this than with alpha dies! I'm using the Mighty Alphabet Die Set; it's thin and great for creating longer custom sentiments to feature on the front of a card panel.

To contrast the Gold Mirror, I used Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock, a plain silver/white glitter cardstock that adds neutral glitz. I die cut “New Year' using the cardstock and Mighty Alphabet dies, as well as die-cutting them again two more times from thick white cardstock. I then adhered them all together with liquid glue to create more chipboard-like letters.

How to Create a Gold Mirror Dry Embossed New Year's Day Card

Anchor Your Sentiment with Vellum

It's actually quite tough to adhere directly to gold mirror cardstock, especially when trying to align letters.

TOP TIP! To do this more easily, anchor the letters onto a panel of vellum first.

I used the Labels & Tags 1 die set and die cut the largest tag from vellum. I then aligned the letters – top and bottom – across the center of the label with liquid glue. When adhered, I flipped the vellum over and added liquid glue on the back of the letters so that the glue was hidden. I then simply placed it into the center of the dry embossed mirror panel and weighed it down to adhere.

Gold Mirror Dry Embossing New Year Card

Finishing Touches

I added a sentiment strip in the center using the Happy Holidays Stamp Set and Obsidian Pigment Ink. You could totally change up this design with a ‘2023' in the center using alpha stamps or dies or a ‘celebrate' die word – all sorts.

I also couldn't resist adding a few Satin Gold Sequins – the brushed gold contrasts with the gold mirror and adds that extra bling but keeps the monotone gold look!

You can check out the video as part of my Stylish Cardmaking with Jenny video series on the Altenew YouTube channel.

And, of course, – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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