11/13/11

A Few Christmas Cards

I was asked to create some samples for Stamper's Alley recently, using some new Hero Arts stamp sets. I do love Hero Arts, they are one of my favorite stamp companies.

So, here's what I came up with (all stamps are Hero Arts):


The snow banks are sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and I added some Stardust Stickles to make the snow sparkle a little. The tree is cut out and popped up on some foam tape. The loopy thing around the sentiment is a Memory Box die that I modified a bit. It has pointy things on opposite sides of the loops, so I trimmed off the points and used 2 die cuts layered together. I also added a little Stardust Stickles to that...no such thing as too much sparkle on Christmas cards!


The image is embossed in white on watercolor paper and the panel is colored using Twinkling H2Os. I added a few gems here and there for a little sparkle. I also used ScorTape to attach the watercolor panel because it curls a little when it dries, but the ScorTape holds it really well. Just place the tape close to the edges.


 I actually cut out the ornaments myself! I just took my time, held my breath, and used my Cutterbee scissors. I wouldn't want to do 50 of these but onesies and twosies are not too bad. The ornaments are stamped with Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress ink and sponged with Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China. The snowflakes in the background are stamped with Tumbled Glass and the sentiment with Peeled Paint. A little bit of silver cording, a bow attached with Glossy Accents, and a few gems for sparkle and there you have it!

Thanks for stopping by and I will have some more Christmas cards for you soon.

1 comment:

  1. Each and every one are wonderful! I love the single tree with the snow drifts and the fun little "loopy thing". Love how you added the gems on the second, and your sponging on the ornaments, (not to mention your excellent cutting)is awesome. Love these! Best, Curt

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