Hero Arts | Merry Christmas Card

Hero Arts | Merry Christmas Card. Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts Winter 2017 products (more about this hop, new products and giveaway below)! Having spent an entire Summer in Phoenix I am very excited and anxious for cooler weather and lower temperatures and especially for the Holiday season!

The card I am sharing today (along with other cards from me for the Winter catalog) was made back in June when it was unbearably hot and truth be told it was quite a challenge to get into a Holiday mood. Thankfully, Christmas tunes and ice cream helped!

Hero Arts | Merry Christmas Card

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CARD DETAILS

This card uses 3 new stamps: a gorgeous background stamp Christmas Poster (it’s a woodblock stamp so it also makes a great decor piece on a shelf, you can catch a part of it on my photo above and below); fabulous Merry Christmas Script sentiment (this one is also a woodblock one, there’s a similar one – Season’s Greetings that is also gorgeous) and Color Layering Holly – a must have clear set for stamping beautiful leaves.

Hero Arts | Merry Christmas Card

To create this card I first heat embossed Christmas Poster background onto an olive cardstock panel cut to 4 x 5 1/2″ (the Olive cardstock is from Simon and is unfortunately discontinued) in white embossing powder. To make the paper darker at the bottom I blended Forever Green ink going across the panel (I didn’t blend any at the top). The ink stained my heat embossing a bit, so I lightly wiped the card with a cloth sprayed with Hero’s Ultra Clean. I foam mounted my panel onto an A2 white top folding card base.

Hero Arts | Merry Christmas Card

I also used same white embossing powder and heat embossed Merry Christmas sentiment onto a red cardstock panel and foam mounted it onto my card. To stamp the holly leaves and berries I used several shades of green and red (I’m listing all colors in the Supplies section below), cut them mount with my scissors (there are coordinating dies available, but I didn’t have them at the time) and adhered onto my card.

Hero Arts | Merry Christmas Card

Lastly, I coated berries with some glitter using Wink Of Stella glitter pen and Glossy Accents.

Hero Arts | Merry Christmas Card

HOP ALONG WITH US!

Please join us for a fun filled hop!

The next stop on this hop is Lydia Fiedler. You can also start over at The Hero Arts Blog.

GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Wednesday, 8/30 at 11:59pm PT.  Winners will be announced the winner the following week on Hero Arts blog.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts Clear Stamps Color Layering Holly
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Color Layering Holly
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Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Dies Holly
Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Dies Holly
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Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Bundle
Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Bundle
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Hero Arts Christmas Poster Background
Hero Arts Christmas Poster Background
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Merry Christmas Script
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Merry Christmas Script
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Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad
Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts Field Greens Ink Pad
Hero Arts Field Greens Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Fresh Peach Ink Pad
Hero Arts Fresh Peach Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink Pad
Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Red Royal Ink Pad
Hero Arts Red Royal Ink Pad
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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209 Comments

    1. Just gorgeous!! Realizing I need to get started on holiday cards lol! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    1. I love the poster stamp. A background or as you made it, the card. Thanks for always sharing such great ideas.

    1. Gorgeous card! I love the sort of retro feel to it and the fact that it would be fairly easy to make multiples for sending. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Twas the Night Before Christmas is one of my favorite poems so to have a stamp highlighting various lines…a definite must have.

    1. I just got this stamp and am gathering ideas on how I want to make cards with it!

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