Hero Arts Secret Santa


This is the card and ATC card I made for the Hero Arts Secret Santa exchange along with the goodies I sent. I was Secret Santa to Linda. This is the first time I have participated in this and it was a lot of fun.


I received a nice card and fun snowman ATC from Laura. I also received some fun crafty goodies wrapped in fun green paper and red washi tape (clever).


For the ATC – I created a hill and used Distress Glitter on it. The background is water colored. I embossed some snowflakes on the background using Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing powder. I maybe have done something else to the background but I can’t remember what. The greeting is from Joyful Tidings Tag Set by Lia (DC167). The tree is from Hero Arts set Family and Friends (CL803). All the ornaments are embossed along with the star.

For the card – It is kind of hard to see because of the metallic background but there is sheet music stamped in blue on the silver. The background behind the deer is watercolored. The deer is from the Hero Arts set Swirl Christmas (CL469) embossed with silver powder from PSX. It is a good thing these powders last forever because I have had this one a long time. The greeting is from Hero Arts set Family and Friends (CL803) and embossed in white. I stamped snowflakes on the background with Versamark Frost I think it was.


Masculine Owl Birthday


Here’s a card I made for my male cousin. The background paper is from a Bo Bunny 6X6 pad called Camp-a-lot. It obviously by the name is outdoor type theme. It is a good one for male cards. The next layer is embossed with a Tim Holtz folder called woodgrain. The tree is a die cut by Memory Box – Small Alder Tree. The owl is a stamp from Hobby Lobby. I heat embossed the owl with brown powder on a piece of balsa wood. The balsa wood was cut out with a Spellbinders die Curved Rectangles (S5-006). I then colored in the owl with Copics. The sentiment banner is Spellbinders die Ribbon Banners (S4-324). The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp More Sketchy Banner Greetings set. The embossing powder by Sparkle N Sprinkle is called white but is really more of a winter white which is what I was going for. The photo is a bit washed out but the card has been mailed so here it is.

Christmas Circles


For the background on this card I used Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880). It has several circles/ornaments with patterns, a solid and an outline. I used the red and green inks that came with the My Monthly Hero October card kit. The gold ink Delicata Golden Glitz. The label with the sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders die called Ribbon Tag Trio Two (S4-234). The sentiment is from Hero Arts stamp Merry Christmas Script (D5615) and embossed with JudiKins Egyptian Gold powder.