Joyful Tidings

Hello!

Today I’m sharing the last of my cards using Hero Arts clear set Holly Days.  The images may not be the focal point of my cards but they certainly add a dramatic touch.

I thought I’d add a little gold to the last of my cards.  Using gold Delicata ink, I stamped the 2 pinecones in the set interchanging each image on my card base.  On a black card stock oval die cut,  I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder a sentiment from Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe.  The die cut oval was adhered to the card base with foam tape.  I then added a watercolored berry image from Holly Days above the oval.  Finally, I added a few clear sequins for interest.

I’ve got a number of Christmas cards to share in the following weeks.  Until then.

 

 

 

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Peace & Love

Hello!

I’m sharing a more classical style of Christmas card.  Again, I’ve been highlighting the images from the Hero Arts clear set, Holly Days.

I decided to pull out a old (and I believe retired) Hero Arts cling – Magical Background.  I stamped the image on my card panel.  On a stitched die cut circle, I stamped a sentiment from Holly Days and adhered a watercolored image of a holly branch.  I added red cardstock to fit the card base and then attached my card panel.  Finally, I added green sequins to finish the card.

Until tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Cheer

Hi there!

I am continuing to showcase the very versatile set, Holly Days, by Hero Arts.  As mentioned in my previous post, I stamped, watercolored and die cut several of the holly and berry images to create several clean and simple cards.

For this card, I decided to add texture to my card panel.   One of my favorite ways is to use impression plates as they give just a subtle texture to the paper.  For this card, I used one of my favorites, Papertrey Ink’s Aida Impression Plate.  I simply LOVE it!

I then die cut an oval from black cardstock using (no longer available) Avery Elle’s Modern Leaves die set.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe using gold EP.

I added a holly cluster image from Holly Days on the top pointed side of my die cut and then added red sequins to finish it off.  The panel was then attached to my card base.

Until next time!

 

Joy

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Here’s one of 4 Christmas cards I plan to share over the course of the week.

I love simple designs.  No need to overthink and how to color them.  And, Voila!, you have a pretty card.


I plan on highlighting Hero ArtsHolly Days Stamp (and dies) set which was released last year.  I stamped several the holly and berry images and watercolored them with Kuretake Clean Color Waterbrush Markers as well as Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I then die cut all the images and set the aside.

A few years ago, Amber had released the very lovely Christmas sentiment set, Over the Edge: Joy.  It’s one of my favorite holiday sets.

The image Joy was used as my focal point.  On my card panel, I stamped the image with Versamark and then heat embossed with gold glitter EP.  I then added a secondary sentiment and then adhered one of the Hero Arts berry images on the top of the panel with dimensional tape.  To finish the card, I added red enamel dots and adhered the panel to my card base.

I’ll be sharing another Christmas card tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOY

Hey there!

Continuing on with my Christmas cards, I have another simple and cute card to share featuring Penny Black.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Wintertime Cheer (30-386); Season’s Gifts (30-316); Holiday Snippets (30-307) Dies: Winter Cheer (51-255); Hello Frame (51-040) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Chipped Sapphire; Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink (Ranger); Brilliance Moonlight White (Tsukineko); Black Hybrid Ink) Other: Bristol Paper (Strathmore), Clear Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

I love all the Christmas critters especially the ones that Margaret Sherry creates for Penny Black.  This little dog is no exception.

The image from Wintertime Cheer (30-386) was colored with watercolor pencils and then fussy cut.  The blue background that is behind the white card panel was colored with dark blue Distress Inks.  I stamped several snowflakes from the sets Holiday Snippets (30-307) and Season’s Gifts (30-316) on the blue background white ink.  I cut a frame using the Hello Frame (51-040) on the card panel.  I die cut Joy from the Winter Cheer set (51-255) several times to create my sentiment.  Clear sparkle was added as well as Glossy Accents to the die cut.

To assemble the card, I adhered my blue background behind the frame.  The dog image was adhered to the bottom of the frame on the card panel with dimensional tape.  I added my die cut sentiment and finally adhered the panel to my card base.

Also, take a look at another card I created for the Simplicity Sister blog.  Here’s a sneak peak.  Or you can click here.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

 

Enjoy

Hi there!

Long time no hear.  It’s been a very busy month with lots of travel.  I can’t complain.  We’ve been enjoying ourselves immensely.

Here’s a card I made a few weeks back using watercolor markers on a cling stamp.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Gentle Whisper (PB 40-331) Dies: You Enjoy! (PB 51-339) Color: Distress Ink Markers (Ranger) Other: Clear Sequins; MISTI Stamp Positioner

I just used my MISTI to help me color this stamp.  I first colored this beautiful orchid Gentle Whisper (40-331) and then the stem and leaves.  Once I was happy with coloring, I set my card panel aside to let it dry.  I die cut the Enjoy from the You Enjoy (51-339) die set multiple dies and adhered them all together.  Once the panel was dry, I added my die cut and then added sequins to finish the card.

Check out the Simplicity Sister blog to check out another of my cards.  Here’s a sneak peek…

June is coming to an end REALLY fast!  Hope your summer is off to a good start!

With Love

Hello!

I’m sharing a CAS card today.  I love the Penny Black flower die Bashful (51-008) and wanted to use it as a focal point.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Special Wishes (PB 30-229) Dies: Bashful (PB 51-008), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) Color: Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear EP (Ranger)

For this card, I die cut a rectangle from Bristol paper.  I die cut Bashful from the rectangle and set aside the negative cut aside.  I colored the flower with Distress Inks using a ink applicator. I adhered the negative cut on another rectangle of the same measurement.  I adhered and placed the flower back into the negative space .  The rectangle was then mounted on my card base.  The sentiment from Special Wishes (30-229) was stamped and then heat embossed.

I’ve entered this card in this Wednesday’s SSS challenge: Use More Than One Punch or Die.

Until next time!