Watercolored Holly - Happy Holly Days
For my first card I used the beautiful holly stamp from CL998 Happy Holly Days. I stamped the holly four times with distress ink (antique linnen) and then watercolored them. But any type of coloring will be amazing with the images from this set! The sentiment is from the sweet new CM103 Holiday Animals
CL998 Happy Holly Days
CM103 Holiday Animals
Warm Wishes and Eskimo Kisses
Another super sweet set from the new catalog is the CL989 Warm Hugs. With just four of the stamps from that set I created this little arctic/winter scene. I started out by inking my sky background and then stamped and cut my images. I then cut some snowyhills from white cardstock and layered them so they would make a nice hilly scene for my images. When I knew how I wanted them I held them in place with some washitape and the bottom part of them all together. I stamped my sentiment to my sky bg and then adhered my hills with foam tape to get lots of dimension. The images are also attached with foam adhesive so even if it doesn't show in the picture it is a very 3d-y (!) card!
CL989 Warm Hugs
Ink: AF248India Ink Black
There are so many wonderful new sets in this Hero Arts launch - something for everyone and everyone's styles. I usually don't do vintage but couldn't resist playing with the beautiful stamps from
CL997 Color layering Snowy Tree and CM101 Vintage Christmas Wishes . For a super fast little Christmas gift get a vintage notebook and make a beautiful tag to go with it. For my tag I started out by stamping the snowman and then masked him with maskingpaper before I stamped the tree. I used ink for it and let that dry completely before I stamped the second layer, the snow with white pigment ink and embossed with white opaque embossing powder while the mask was still on.
I stamped my sentiment and then diecut my tag. Did you see the new Hero Arts nesting tag dies? They will be perfect for these kind of projects and so many sizes to choose from - just awesome!
I inked the edges with antique distress ink and then stamped some snowflakes afterwards. When I get the time I will stamp a whole forest of those beautiful trees - I just LOVE them!
CL997 Color layering Snowy Tree
CM101 Vintage Christmas Wishes
CM102 Vintage Christmas Post
Dies: DI197 Nesting Tag Dies
Embossing Powder: PW110 White
Ink: AF210 Field Greens, AF249 Unicorn White
Holiday Greetings (from San Francisco)
Last I couldn't help but share a card where I've combined Kelly's San Francisco stamp with the sentiment from CM102 Vintage Christmas Post. I think they work so well together . The nesting rectangles that are released today too will be great for similar looking window designs.
CL971 Kelly's San Francisco
CM102 Vintage Christmas Post
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