I used Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink to stamp out the gingerbread couple
from the set Baked by Lia, fussy cut them and adhered with foam tape.
I added some enamel dots just for a bit more color!
It’s all about Hero Arts this month and there has been some awesomeness going on over at this blog. Also a giveaway, but more about that down at the bottom. 🙂
I made this holiday card full of poinsettias that looks super intricate, but there are a few shortcuts that I can share with you. I heat embossed the flowers and leaves on a piece of cardstock and then used Hero Arts Shadow inks to colour the images in. That is super fast and easy. The next part is more time consuming. I fussy cut everything out.
I used Hero Arts Silver ink and Sparkle Borders stamp set for the background. I also brushed some Perfect Pearls over it to make it extra shiny. I did the same with the sentiment.
Some foam tape for the flowers, glitter on centres and bubbles and we have a beautiful Holiday card. I don’t think you would mass produce this one, but for a special friend or two? This stamp set does come with coordinating dies so that would make mass production a possibility. I leave it up to you.
Now we have a great giveaway of two gift certificates from Hero Arts. Make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter thingy down bellow and keep your fingers crossed.
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Thank you for coming over and have a wonderful day.
I also loved Amy’s use of non-traditional Christmas colors so I decided to go with pink, teal, and royal blue!
To create my card I attached the Garland Bold Prints background stamp in the center of my MISTI and went over my cardstock with a powder tool. Then I temporarily adhered my cardstock panel to the inside of my MISTI, inked the stamp with Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink and stamped it onto my cardstock. I like to use the MISTI for large background stamps because it allows me to restamp if necessary. Once I was happy with the white coverage I moved my cardstock slightly to one side and slightly lower. I reinked the stamp with a gold silver pigment ink and stamped the background stamp again. I moved the cardstock and repeated the process with a gold pigment ink. Then I let them dry overnight so that the pigment ink wouldn’t smear.
The following day I trimmed the panel down and adhered them to white cardstock bases. Then I stamped the second half of the sentiment and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I die-cut the word ‘joy’ and embossed it with ultra high embossing powder before adhering it around the rest of the sentiment with small pieces of foam mounting tape. Finally I added a few white pearls to cover some of the dots in the garland.
I really like how they turned out…I actually made a second set in more traditional holiday colors and might have to make a few more to add to my card stash! But seriously guys, this background stamp is stunning and so versatile!! If you don’t own it, you need to head over to Simon Says Stamp and pick it up after you finish reading this post! 😉
And to make our celebration just a little more special we are giving away TWO $25 gift certificates to Hero Arts!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!!