Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cards inspired Holly Days Stamp Set by Hero Arts

Hello everyone, 

I would like to show you 7 different cards created with only one stamp set  Holly Days by Hero Arts. These stamps are so unique and you can create stunning cards with different looks


This blog post is also my entry for Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge. Please check out the amazing entries there


 Let´s start because I have 7 cards today :)


CARD No.1 - Merry Kisses

My first card is classical Christmas card in  modern design


I have created this cute little bow using Paper Smooches Baby Bow die and some red felt with a touch of gold glitter paper



In real life this card is super sparkly. I have heat embossed the image with Sparkle embossing powder by Hero arts and combined it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. I used Soft Jade and Holly Leaf for the leaves and Red Berry for the berries. 



Three star sequins is all you need for your embellishment when your card is so sparkly. 

CARD No.2 - Happy Holly Days

Again classical motive with modern twist. I have used the mistletoe and holly branch to create this pattern. 



I colored these branches again with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens collection called Winter Warmers.  This time I have embellished my little red berries with generous coat of Glossy Accents by Ranger. 



I wish I could catch the beautiful shine from these markers better on my photos


CARD No.3 - Merry Kisses & Christmas Love 

My first two cards were in traditional winter Christmas colors, but I love to create non-traditional Christmas cards as well.



I wanted to emphasize the sentiment on this card which combines two stamps from the set. I really needed some color so I have ink-blended my background with Wilted Violet Distress Ink by Ranger. This is such a great color. No masking needed while creating this pattern, just take your time while blending the color. 



My little berries are shiny and sparkly. Here are the names of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens I have used: Cosmos, Rose Quartz and Amethyst. Again coated with Glossy Accents. 



CARD No.4 - Peace & Joy

I love the combination of blue and gold. In my opinion it´s so festive and perfect for Christmas season.



My beautiful shiny blue leaves were created with 3 Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - Moonstone, Aquamarine and Starry Sky.
Little berries were colored with Gansai Tambi Starry Colours, shade called Blue Gold. I put Glossy Accents on the top of them again. 



CARD No.5 - Peace, Love, Joy & Merry Christmas 

It might look difficult to create my next cards but trust me - it´s not.
Creating your own stamped background is one my favorite techniques. You just stamp and all of a sudden you have your own unique design paper



There are matching dies for this stamp set but I don´t have them so I just cut the little poinsettia by myself with scissors. I have embellished the card with little red jingle-bell, red´n´white bakers twine and two red sequins. 



CARD No.6 - Merry Christmas

Of course you can color the images with any medium you have at home.
I have colored the next card with my copic markers.



This time you have to cut out the pines from masking paper to create this scene. You will need Memento Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves inks if you would like to replicate this card.  
I have stamped the pines with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and colored them with following copic markers: E21, E23, E25
Gold heatembossed sentiment matches with gold sequins used for embellishment.
This is very traditional look, so I used some natural bakers twine to go with the look. 



CARD No.7  - Noel 

My last card is super clean and simple and SUPER EXTRA glittery :)



I love the vintage feeling of this stamp set but I really want to create fresh and modern cards.
First I planned to colored these branches but they look amazing just the way they are  
... and if you are in doubt, use some gold glitter and every problem will be solved immediately :)
I have used glitter paper on my background as well as this amazing wood veneer by Docrafts


And that´s all my crafty friends for today :)
I hope you liked my cards. If you do, please leave me a comment.

Until next time here at my blog,
Happy Stamping :)
Valeria