Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge #30
Hi crafty friends! It's time for another Stay Crafty With Hero challenge. This month we are challenging you to create projects that somehow include CIRCLES, whether through stamping, die cutting, stenciling, embellishing, or any other creative uses you dream up! We'll include all of the details further down this post; but first, here's some gorgeous inspiration from Jayne to kick off our newest challenge.
As cardmakers, we frequently use basic geometric shapes as elements in our card designs. This month’s challenge is all about creating projects that feature one or more circles. There must be countless ways to incorporate circles in simple or intricate card designs, but for my cards today, I’m using the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies to create simple but bold die-cut backgrounds.
For my first card, I started by trimming a panel of Dove White carstock with the largest Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die. After trimming one edge and securing a narrow strip of Peony cardstock along that side, I randomly die-cut a variety of circles across the panel. Using the same circle dies, I cut circles from Adriatic, Bermuda, Cherry, Mist, Paradise, and Peony cardstock. Then, I inset each circle into the die-cut panel, securing them on the back with tape and trimming the circles at the edges. I secured the finished background panel to a Cherry card base.
Next, using the new Wherever You Go set and the matching Wherever You Go Frame Cuts, I stamped and die-cut a small cityscape on white cardstock with Intens-ified Black ink. Instead of coloring the buildings, I did some simple paper piecing by stamping the cityscape onto scraps of cardstock and then fussy-cutting around each building. I glued each building to the original stamped image with Precision Glue and secured it to the card with foam tape.
I also stamped and die-cut a cute pair of trees with the A Warm Welcome set and coordinating dies. For my greeting, I stamped and embossed a lovely sentiment from the Wherever You Go set onto a strip of Pitch Black cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and White Embossing powder. I finished the card with a few Aqua Enamel Dots.
While my supplies were out, I created a second card with a few simple modifications for a different look. This time I randomly die-cut circles across a colorful panel of Bermuda cardstock and then secured the panel to a white card base. Also, more noticeably, I die-cut smaller circles of cardstock that I secured inside each opening, creating white rings around each inset circle in the background. And lastly, rather than stamping on white, I stamped the small tree on cardstock to match the background for a more natural appearance.
And now it's your turn to use circles in your challenge entries! Use the InLinkz tool at the very bottom of this post to link up your card, and you will be entered into our drawing. We will be giving a $50 gift certificate randomly to one person who plays along! To link up your project, you need to share it publicly somewhere you can grab the link – this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account – anything that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up.
We, of course, always encourage you to use your favorite Hero Arts products. But any and all entries are eligible for consideration. We really care most about you bringing a little crafty joy into your life. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, January 13th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway. Scroll down below the product thumbnails to find the linkup! If you share your project on social media, we'd love if you'd use the #staycraftywithhero hashtag.
Last month we challenged you to create holiday tags and your entries were fantastic!! Our random winner is Christi C. We loved your sparkly shaker tag using the Snowflake Medallion Fancy Die and the Joy Stamp & Cut!
Congratulations Christi! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.
Here's to connection, creativity, inspiration, and kindness. ❤
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