Hero Arts Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a great week! I’m posting on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the amazing Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut and the Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set! I created another Christmas card for my growing pile, lol! I really love this time of year!

I cut some green glitter paper with a stitched rectangle die for the background and adhered it on some white fun foam. The gold border on the bottom is the negative space leftover from a scalloped border that I plan to use on another project. I thought the negative space yielded some cool interest.


I stamped the ornament from the Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut set, embossed it in gold and cut it with the coordinating die. I used a red artist pitt pen to color in the open areas. I stamped the mistletoe and bow (also from the Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut set) on white cardstock and cut them with the coordinating dies. Finally, I stamped the sentiment (another stamp from the Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut set) on white cardstock, embossed it in gold and cut it with a fishtail sentiment strip die. I attached the ornament with gold cord, adhered the rest of the elements to the background, and then attached the background to the card base.


For the inside, I stamped a simple greeting from the Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set on a layered panel.


I’d love to enter this sparkly Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra November Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra for November
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #283 – Sparkle
House of Cards: November Challenge – Holiday and/or Colors
The Crafty Addicts: #42 – Anything Goes/Christmas

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Emerald Envy cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack, Marco’s Venicelux Gold Metallic cardstock
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Cottage Ivy ink, Faber Castell Deep Scarlet Red Pitt Pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips and Mni Scallop Rectangle STAX dies, Sizzix Borders die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, White Fun Foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Winter this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Vintage Travel Digital Kit. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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