Here is another one of my Christmas cards. Slowly building up the stash.
For the background I did some Distress ink smooshing on Distress Cracked Leather paper with a couple of Distress inks including Crackling Campfire. I also added in a little gold metallic ink.
I used the Sizzix Pine Branch die set to cut out the pine cones and branches. I colored the pine cones and branches with Distress Oxide ink and Distress inks. I then glued the pine cones on to some brown paper and hand cut around them. Each pine branch is cut in two.
I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die and some Distress Kraft-Stock metallic paper to die cut the sentiment.
I created this card using a sheet of paper cutouts that you layer. I am not sure if that is what Stanzbogen is but I found some by the same company online. I got mine over 4 years ago in a cool scrapbook store called Scrap Tree in Wyoming while going through Laramie. Unfortunately it is no longer open.
So to create this you take 4 pieces and layer the snowman scene. The first image has the whole scene then as you go along the images are smaller than the first image and you layer them on with foam tape. It is kind of hard to see in the photo and hard to explain. Maybe it makes sense and maybe you have done this before and there is a name for it.
The fancy squares under the scene are die cut using Spellbinders dies.
The sentiment is is stamped on a die cut piece. The frame under it was also die cut.
Find It Media Charming Xmas Stanzbogen
Woodgrain paper from my stash
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two
Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero set – sentiment
Here’s a card I made at the last minute, ok past the last minute, for the Hero Arts Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge. I am a little annoyed with myself since I was so close but didn’t make it. When will I learn.
Anyway… on the positive side I got a Christmas card done which helps with the holiday scramble in December. I also have a couple other ideas using this same set.
I like to participate in Hero Arts challenges since they are one of my very favorite stamp companies. They are nice to come up with challenges to keep us in touch with making cards during this crazy time.
I have had this set for quite some time and have not used it that much. The images in this set stamp with really nice detail. For this card I heat embossed all the images with gold embossing powder. I die cut them with the matching die set. I colored them in with Copic markers except the berries which I did with a red Glaze pen. The sentiment is from this set also stamped with a dark brown ink.
Hello! During Christmas I was wanting to make some Christmas cards but I was busy doing other things and I had enough cards. So now it is time to start building up the stash. Out came the Hero Arts Poinsettia stencil which I have had quite awhile.
When I finally got this stencil out I made several panels with different combinations of ink and paper. Here is the first completed card. I used the stencil and white pigment ink to make the background.
The poinsettia is die cut and enhanced with Copics. In the middle of the flowers is little tiny gold balls.
The sentiment is die cut twice and glued together for a bit more dimension.
Unfortunately this is our last challenge but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time. So let’s make this a fun one. I hope you all can join us so we can see your nice holiday creations. I made a Christmas card.
To start off my card I stamped all of the images using the Hero Arts Home for the Holidays stamp set. I colored most of them with Copics except 3 of the trees. On the bottom house it is hard to see but I used a Glaze pen for the snowy roof. I also did that for the snowy parts on the top house. I cut them out using the matching dies. This is a fun set and could be used for other things.
I heat embossed the greeting with red embossing powder before gluing things down.
My original thought was just randomly put the images on the card but I don’t think this assortment of images works great for that. And my linear thinking mind took over and they got lined up. What I was trying not to do is make a scene but just images on the card.
Also before gluing things down I stamped most of the snowflakes with Frost Versamark ink. After I glued everything down I stamped a few more snowflakes.
The layered snowflakes by the sentiment are die cuts. I used the Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die to cut them out. I have a whole bunch more to use for something else. Truth be told they are hiding something I put on the card that I did not like. You know we all figure out little tricks.
I started with this shiny red paper I had in my stash and thought it would work well for this card. It is cool paper with texture to it. I looks like shiny linen. I positioned the Hero Arts Cut-Out Christmas die so that I had a portion of red below the sentiment. I like that this die has a positive negative look. I also have the Happy Holidays die. These dies and a Tis The Season die are all available in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. Use my discount code karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.
For the background I stamped some snowflakes and heat embossed them using Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. It gives a nice little shine with some glittery sparkle. I need to give this a try with some colored pigment ink instead of the Versamark. I glued the red sentiment piece to the background.
The house and trees are from a Hero Arts stamp set called Home For The Holidays. I heat embossed the house and the bare tree in brown and the full tree with green powder. I colored the house and the full tree with Copics. I used the matching die set to cut them out.