Hero Arts Merry Christmas

** 12/6/17 Winner at Word Art Wednesday! **

Hi everyone! Hope those of you in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts A Natural Holiday Digital Kit, and what an amazing array of digital images! OMG, love this kit! I also used the Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set for the sentiment inside. Yep, I created another Christmas card… thought I was done last week, but I still have a few more planned! I LOVE this time of year!

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I started with the tree background from the A Natural Holiday Digital Kit which I resized and recolored to light gray. I overlaid the deer, cardinal and sentiment (more images from the kit), resizing and recoloring each as I added them. I trimmed the panel and layered it on black cardstock, then adhered it to the card base.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Messages stamp set on a white panel layered on black cardstock. Loving how this turned out, and it was quick and easy!

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Would love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: #355 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #55 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #310/311 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts A Natural Holiday Digital Kit
Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

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! 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,
lesliesig

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.

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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.

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

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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
Versamark

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,
lesliesig

Hero Arts merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Well, the month of September is almost history and we’ve begun seeing Christmas decorations in the stores. The jolly man in the red suit will be sliding down chimneys in the blink of an eye, lol! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using several Hero Arts products – merry Stamp & CutClear Embossing Powder and Clear Gemstones. I created a festive patchwork Christmas card and my inspiration once again came from my friend, Dawn. ;)

Before I get to my project details, quite a few of the Hero Arts stamp sets and dies have sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this Stamp & Cut set was one of them. Yep, it happened again, lol! I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

I created the patchwork squares with scraps of green and red patterned paper layered on white cardstock and popped up on white Foamies foam. I have soooo many scraps and it is always a great feeling to use some of them up, lol!

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I die cut the word ‘merry’ several times in white cardstock and also red cardstock adhered to Stick It sheet, and layered them with the red showing on the bottom for a shadow effect. I stamped the word “Christmas” beneath the die cut in green ink and then again in Versamark using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and embossed it in clear embossing powder. I discovered this trick several years ago when I didn’t have a specific color of embossing powder I wanted, and because of that, the only colors of embossing powder that I buy these days are the ‘metal’ colors (gold, silver, platinum, etc.)! I colored a large clear gemstone with Spectrum Noir DR2 to use as an embellishment on one of the patchwork squares, and added a strip of tiny red rhinestones from my stash.

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For the inside, I stamped the sentiment and some stars in green and layered the panel on red cardstock. For a little shimmer, I colored the stars with a crystal clear overlay sparkle marker. I really love how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this Christmas card in a couple challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge: #164 – One For The Girls
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #11 – Lots Of Layers

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Hero Arts merry Stamp & Cut (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark
Hero Arts Assorted Gemstones
Stick-It Adhesive Sheets

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Cherry Red cardstock, SU Trim The Tree DSP
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Spectrum Noir DR2, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Accessories: Foamies white foam, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, tiny red rhinestone strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is CASE A Designer this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Pick ANY a2z Scrapbooking designer and CASE one of her projects! 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,
lesliesig