10.16.2017

Christmas Ornament Blessings

Hi all! Today I'm stopping in with a quick little number from the 2017 Hero Arts Winter catalog.
This Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut set is super neat, because the stamps can be easily be used for so many different designs and styles!

Today, I paired the ornaments with Hero Arts Purple and Pink Ombre inks.


After stamping the ornaments, I stamped the branch in Soft Olive, and my sentiment, from Blessings Stamp and Cut, in Black.


I adhered the stamped panel to a card base, along with a black strip of cardstock and a strip of cardstock I had colored with the Soft Olive.

If you have a Misti (or not!), this would be a super easy design to replicate to lots of Christmas cards. You don't need any fancy tools to crank this little bugger out. ;)

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Michaels white, Bazzill Black
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut and Blessings Stamp and Cut
Ink: Hero Arts Purple and Pink Ombre, Soft Olive, and Black

10.12.2017

Caroling Elves

Popping in today with a cheery little number, featuring a stamp I designed for Hero Arts that was part of their October MMH add-ons - Three Happy Elves.


I colored the little guys in various ZIG's - . I didn't have a minty color, so to achieve the color, I put down a layer of Cobalt Blue, and then went over it with Pale Green.


I've only recently starting recording my obsession with speech bubbles, and with these little guys, it was inevitable. I think I'm in love with the little bubble from Holiday Cheer - I want like, fifteen more of them in different sentiments! The little guy was stamped in Soft Granite, and the main sentiment, Joy to the World, was stamped in Orchid.
I'm not gonna lie, it was a rather sloppy stamping job there, but you know, I'm really all for that homemade look these days. ;)

The background, Garden Tile Pattern, was inked in Versamark, then Mint Julep, stamped on a mint layering paper, and heat embossed with clear Sparkle powder.

That finishes off today's card - thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool Layering papers, Michaels white cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Three Happy ElvesGarden Tile PatternHoliday CheerJoy to the World
Ink: Hero Arts BlackOrchid and Soft Granite; Versamark; ZIG Cobalt Blue and Pale Green.
Other: Hero Arts clear Sparkle powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Hero Arts Holiday Cheer frame cuts

10.06.2017

Plaidtastic Foxes

I used to not be able to understand why people would post Christmas projects all the way back in September or October, but as I've grown older and wiser, I've discovered the key motivating factor behind this: procrastination. 
If it doesn't happen month's before Christmas, it's unlikely to happen close to Christmas, especially with all the business that surrounds it.

With this in mind, I'm going to start posting cards I made for the Hero Arts 2017 Winter Catalog.

We'll kick this off with a bright and colorful Christmas card, featuring the adorable Color Layering Cool Foxes.


The plaid background was made by stamping the Candy Stripes Bold Prints background twice in Indigo, each in opposite directions - an older video of this technique HERE.
The foxes were stamped with Soft Apricot, Orange Soda and Black.


I white heat embossed a sentiment from Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut, and die cut it using the Yes Stamp and Cut die. I'm officially documenting my obsession with speech bubbles, starting from THIS post. It's a thing.

I topped the card off with some Pool Mixed Accents gems.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts Sea Layering Paper, Michaels white cardstock, Joann black cardstock
Ink: Hero Arts Soft ApricotOrange SodaIndigo and Black; Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder and Pool Mixed Accents gems

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Hero Arts Yes Stamp and Cut die

10.02.2017

Scenic Village

HI all! Today I'm participating in the Hero Arts October 2017 My Monthly Hero Arts blog hop!

This kit is jam packed full of adorable images and versatile dies, and today's card uses both of those...


To start the card, I made a background by using the Star Confetti die as a stencil, and inking a kraft card base with Unicorn White ink. I stamped the flying santa in the upper corner, and then began building the little village.


The images were all stamped in Black, colored simply with a Carmine Red ZIG pen, and then some Stickles were added for a bit of sparkle. I tucked the buildings in between mountains and trees, die cut from the amazing kit dies.


To finish the card off, I die cut a speech bubble from Yes Stamp and Cut and then heat embossed a sentiment from Color Layering Wreath in White. Adhered the bubble to the base (I'm kind of obsessed with speech bubbles) and that finished the card!

THE KIT


This month's kit includes:
  • 6x8 Clear Set
  • 10 Frame Cuts
  • 3 Fancy Dies
  • 6 sheets 5x7 decorative paper: 3 assorted styles 2 of each
  • 1 Thick Lacquer Pen
  • 1 Silver Embossing Powder 0.5 oz 
  • 1 Unicorn white Ink Cube
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.
The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. However, you can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

BLOG HOP


For inspiration and a chance to win this month's kit, hop along with us!

Clare Prezzia 

GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero will reimburse the winner if they have already bought the kit).
Giveaway closes Sunday, 10/8 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Michaels white cardstock, Hero Arts Kraft layering paper