Hello, all and happy Monday! Today is an exciting day for Hero Arts as they begin a new kit program – My Monthly Hero – Creativity in a box! Woot-woot!
Each kit will be available on the first Monday of each month and can be purchased monthly without a subscription. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone, so hurry!
This month kit includes a color layering Poinsettia stamp set, a set of matching dies and 5 inks. I used a stamp set from my kit to create a holiday card + gift tag combo.
I started by stamping large and small poinsettias onto Hero Arts Snow White paper. I used Pale Tomato as my lightest color, Royal Red as my medium color and Cup of Joe as the darkest color; for the leaves I went with Fields Green and Cup of Joe; flower centers were stamped using two color of ink from the Butter to Orange ombre pad.
I trimmed my stamped panel down and added zig zag stitching using my new sewing machine. I ended up having a very tight stitch as I am still learning how to use it, but I like the way it turned out. To be able to add a sentiment I heat embossed Happy Holidays onto vellum using Brass embossing powder. Vellum panel wad adhered using Scrapbook Adhesive Dual Tip Glue pen – I added little dots of glue behind the red metallic dots. The finished panel was foam mounted onto a card base using foam adhesive.
To create the tag I cut a tag shape out using my paper trimmer and my scissors, stamped a large poinsettia and several leaves using the same color combo listed above and heat embossed Merry Christmas using Copper Embossing powder. I also added a beautiful bow created using Lia’s Ribbon Cutting set, I attached it using a mini wooden peg and also added some red bakers twine for a more festive look.
Find more inspiration on these blogs:
- Amy Tsuruta
- Clare Prezzia
- Jayne Nelson
- Joan Bardee
- Kathy Racoosin
- Libby Hickson
- Lydia Fiedler
- Mariana Grigsby
- Sandy Allnock
- Suzanne Dahlberg
- Wanda Guess
- Yana Smakula