Hello, Happy Wednesday! I’ve been a bit under the weather this week so here is a bright and celebratory duo of cards to cheer you up!

Today I have two cards to share with you on the Seven Hills Crafts Blog. I don’t usually send many New Year’s cards out so I wanted to show you another, more generic congratulations option that could be used for any occasion. This idea has been rumbling around in my head for a while and it’s surprisingly simple to create!

I started out with an A2 piece of white watercolour cardstock. Using several shades of blue in my Kuretake Gansai Tambi palette, I painted in a night sky with a vertical gradient. I made sure to leave the very bottom light and towards the top dark so my fireworks would stand out. Once dry, I took a very dry brush and painted in some white firework trail shapes. I used several layers to build up the colour, finishing off with some white and gold splatters. I set this aside to dry completely before mounting to A2 top folding card bases.

From some black cardstock I die cut two cityscapes using the Hero Arts Skyline Fancy die. Using a white get pen, I added a few random vertical lines to give some window reflections. I adhered this straight onto the background panel.

Out of some gold mirror card, I cut two sentiments. The first I cut the date using the Neat and Tangled Journaling Numbers Die. For the more generic card, I used the Lawn Fawn Scripty Congrats. To ground both of these and separate the water from the cityscape, I cut a simple white banner and stamped a sentiment from Altenew Sketchy Cities Abroad set in black ink.

Thanks for reading and I hope you are all having a Happy 2018!