It's time for another Stay Crafty With Hero challenge. With Thanksgiving in the US coming this month, we decided to make the theme Thank You Cards. This has been, without question, an incredibly difficult year. But one way to get through it is to think about all of the things you still have to be thankful for. Gratitude can lift spirits and help heal. And telling somebody you are thankful? That can help them get through their day as well! So, make some thank you cards, and tell someone you appreciate them. And while you're doing it, enter our challenge! We'll include all of the challenge details further down this post, but first, here's a gorgeous card and video from Kelly!
Today I have a video showing how I used masking to create a fall wreath using one leaf from the Tropical Flowers stamp set.
(If you are having trouble viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube)
Masking is such a simple technique that can really transform a card. When finished it looks like the wreath was one stamp!
I created a banner strip for the "thank you" message and finished off the card with some gold sequins. It's the perfect time of year to recognize all that you are thankful for and what better way than with a personal note to someone special.
Now it's your turn - we'd absolutely love for you to join us! We want to encourage you to actually sit down and enjoy the process of creating. We know it is a source of fun, relaxation and stress relief - something we all can use a bit more of right now. Create a new card for this challenge with the theme Thank You Cards. 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 $35 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, 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 inky joy into your life. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, December 17th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway, and the winner will be announced when we announce our new challenge on Friday, December 18th. 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.
We hope you had fun creating Slimline Holiday Cards last month! Maybe it stretched some of you to try a different format? Thanks to everyone who created for the challenge. Our random winner is lapetitecarteriefoxy from Instagram. Her gorgeous slimline card feature the Color Layering Nordic Tree stamp set.
Congratulations lapetitecarteriefoxy! 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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