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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Joy Every Day

Hello!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

I sent a birthday present (a framed family portrait) to my mother-in-law recently.  Of course I included a hand made card using MFT’s Birdie Brown creations.  I love her adorable stamps!

SUPPLIES Stamps: Adorable Elephants (MFT) Dies: Scallop Stitches Wafer (SSS) Color: Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers (Kuretake), Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT), Distress Ink (Ranger)

To create this card, I colored one of the cute little elephants with watercolor markers and then fussy cuts.  I die cut the “grass” mound from cardstock using SSS’s Scallop Stitches Wafer set.  The paper was then colored with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  The card panel was lightly colored with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I stamped and colored several butterflies on my card panel.  The mound was adhered to the panel followed by the cute little elephant.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Finally, I mounted the panel to my card base using foam tape.

Until next time.

 

 

Hello Tag

Hi!

It’s Day 1 of Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker Coloring Challenge.  I’ve never participated and I thought I will attempt to do it this time around.  I’ve had a little more time and thought, why not?!

Here’s a little tag I created (decided to also participated with the Wednesday SSS challenge as well) where I stamped a few sketchy roses from Altenew with a simple Hello sentiment from Hero Arts.

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I stamped and embossed the roses as well as my sentiment.  The roses and leaves were colored with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils with a watercolor pen.  The tag die is Avery Elle.

That’s it!

Until next time!

 

Dare to Dream

Hello!

I made this card back in May to celebrate my daughter’s graduation.  She’ll be a high school freshman next week (eek!)

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I LOVE Mama Elephant and particularly their character stamps.  This card uses an image using the Tiny Heroes stamp and die set on a background using a die from Landscape Trio. The background was created using shades of blue Distress Inks.  I then splattered water and added a little sparkle using a gold glitter pen. The heat and embossed sentiment is from the Hero Arts set, Dare to Dream.

Enjoy the weekend!