I combined a colored and trimmed nutcracker with a Snowflake die-cut coated in glitter.
The set also includes images of Clara, the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. I’ll definitely be using the entire set on a scrapbook page documenting my annual trip to see The Nutcracker with my daughter soon!
Hello and welcome to Social Club. Our current contest is all about holiday cards, and one of the categories is Mad About Metallics. This category is super fun for Christmas - gold and silver are classic for the season, and sequins and glitter are right on trend at the moment. So, today we thought we would inspire you with a selection of three older holiday cards that we found in our Flickr pool, each featuring beautiful metallic elements of some kind.
Next, a fun card in non traditional Christmas colours by GPA Handmade. Our Merry Christmas Tree has been heat embossed in silver then coloured with distress inks. The addition of metallic sequins makes for a very festive and sparkly card.
And finally, Virginia L, with this fabulous set of one layer cards featuring our Newspaper Skyline stamp. The metallic detailing is subtle and beautiful, a definite mastery of less is more.
Aren’t these cards beautiful? Thank you for sharing them with us all. Today’s Social Club prize is our Retro Holiday digikit:
Winners, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you your digit. We hope you enjoy playing with it.
We hope we have inspired you to try out some metallic elements on your cards. Be sure to upload any creations on our contest page to be in with a chance of wining one of five fabulous $40 Hero Arts shopping sprees.
Using the Decorate a Tree set, I just started stamping and stamping and grabbing another stamp and another color and stamping some more. Periodically, I would lay the Circle Christmas Tree die cut over the stamped area to see if I was getting a good result and what area needed to be filled in more. I started with the larger images and then filled in the sparse areas with the smaller images.
I popped up the die cut and adhered the star on top for a dramatic effect. I love the dimension it gives. Just let Hallmark try that!!
For something different and festive, I thought a green sentiment would be something in keeping with the holiday theme. It’s rare to see a card with NO BLACK stamping! Even those little differences can make a big impact on the card.
Hello! It’s Mariana here today sharing two cards that I created using a versatile set called: Bird & Branch Christmas.
My first card is quite simple, and features one of the branch images included in this set, as well as an Autumn sentiment. After I gold-embossed the images, I simply added gold cord loops on some of the branch endings to create the foliage! I also gold-embossed some circles above the tree, to add a bit of movement to it. I really like how it looks! ☺
Here you can see how easy is to add the gold thread loop and sequin using the same glue dot.
My second card shows another branch image included in the set, a bird and a winter sentiment. I added a bit of dimension by gold-embossing the bird on a piece of Punch colored cardstock. Then I just carefully trimmed around the image with my scissors, and added the bird image with foam tape.
I love that by adding a bit of gold details, you can make your holiday projects stand out!
Hello. It’s Lucy here today with a fun and sparkly technique for you. Glitter is one of my favourite craft products. I use it all the time. However, there is a less fun consequence… however careful and tidy I try to be, the glitter always seems to end up everywhere. So today I have a video for you showing how to create your own super sparkly glitter paper. And the best part - it is non-shed!
Here is the card I created with my handmade glitter paper.
Hello there! It’s Cheiron here and today I have a fun fall take on the Holiday Petals and Leaves set. There are so many things you can do with this set for the holidays…decorate place cards, envelopes, or even make your own “patterned paper”. I think this set could be used well into the spring and summer by using more of the floral images from the set combined with brighter ink colors. I’ve made my own patterned paper panel here with some not so traditional Thanksgiving colors, but I think they make a wonderfully modern and playful Thanksgiving card.
Hello! It’s Donna here sharing a new-to-me stencil technique. See the reindeer? It was gold embossed from a stencil. I wanted to try something different other than sponging it or dry embossing and was so happy that it worked!
After securing the Merry Christmas Reindeer stencil off center, I tapped a Versamark pad over the open area, then gold embossed it. I was pleasantly surprised with how crisp the image turned out.
The sentiment and a few small snowflakes were also gold embossed. I stamped a background design for a bit of texture and finished off the card with some gold sequins and a strip of gold foil cardstock.
With all the gold that I used, this card would fit nicely in the new Holiday Challenge under the “Mad About Metallics” category.
I hope that you try this technique with your stencils!
Hi everyone! This is Yana and today I’m sharing a one layer window card using holiday goodies from Hero Arts.
I love using Hero Arts Layering Papers to create colored card bases for my cards. But did you know, that you can fold the paper colored side in and have a white card on the outside and colored on the inside? How cool is that?
This is exactly what I did for today’s project. I used Foliage papers and folded colored side in so a little bit of green is showing through my die cut window. It complements the darker green leaves on my card front nicely.
I also used both negative and positive pieces of my die cut. To create a fake shadow for the word “holidays” I adhered the die cut slightly offsetting it to the left. This way I was also able to attach it to my card base.
Finally, to complete this clean & simple look I stamped a few leaves and berries from this set in Forever Green and added three red gems to each.
Hello Everyone! I’ve brought you another quick and simple card with dies, punches and stamps! This very versatile Spring Branch die can be used for many things. Here I have turned it into a holiday branch! Simply die cut it from Foliage layering paper. The red flowers were made with a punch that’s been in my stash for a while - then over-stamped in red with the little flower from Holiday Petals and Leaves. I added a touch of basket weave “binding” to the card edge with the Five Line Background stamp.
If you create a holiday card with a tag on it, even a small tag like mine, be sure to enter it in our Holiday Challenge (”Tag It” category) for a chance to win a Hero Arts shopping spree! Find all the detailsHERE.
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