Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday cardmaking motors! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way! To make this party extra fun, Hero Arts has invited along the team at A Blog Named Hero! Lots of inspiration on this hop today.
I used the new Color Layering Holly stamp set from Hero Arts for this card - I used the Lime to Forever Green ombre ink pad to selectively ink up the different layers of the holly leaves before cutting them out. I then decided that it was easier to do the die cutting first, because that makes it easier to line up some of the layers (especially the ones with the leaf stalk).
I took a Neenah Solar White card base and inked a circle of Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink in the middle. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment on a leftover scrap of white cardstock, before spending approximately 3 hours deciding how to arrange the sentiment and the leaves on the card!
I was planning on stamping out the holly berries from the same stamp set, but I changed my mind and added some red Ranger Enamel Accents to the card - I made the big mistake of putting the drops directly onto the card, and two of them melded together into a big ugly mess! I managed to fix it by making some enamel dots on my craft mat, waited for them to dry, then added them on top of the mess I had created. Problem solved!
Hero Arts will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at averry stop along the blog hop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday, November 10 at 11:59PST, and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog on Sunday, November 12.
The next step on this hop is Swapna Patil - here's the complete list of participants, too!
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