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Peace for the Holidays … and Every Day


Do you remember when you first fell in love with stamping?  I do … it was when I saw the magic of heat embossing.  I couldn’t get enough … and I still emboss on almost every card I make.

After many years, my old embossing gun was ready to kick the can … so I recently upgraded to the Milwaukee Embossing Gun (the one Jennifer Maguire uses and recommends), and I love it.  It heats so quickly and evenly … and makes embossing even more fun.

One of my favorite embossing techniques is emboss resist … it’s like an extra dose of creative magic.  For this card, I used Versamark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, and Hero Arts Snowflake background … together wtih Hero Arts Silver Spray Mist.


When I spray, I always stamp my image on a full piece of cardstock, because I find the *over-spray* that happens around my image to be very beautiful.  For this card, I stamped my Lowercase Christmas Greetings (this is one of my favorite Hero Arts sets … and it’s a steal for only $8.00).

il_570xN.382805845_ozj3 (1)Here’s another angle, so you can really see the shimmer of the Silver Spray Mist.


Week 126 - Snow

I’m entering this card in the Snow Challenge at CAS*ology, because while it is inky, it still has clean design elements.

Here’s another holiday design featuring the same great Lowercase Christmas Greetings stamp set.  This time I punched lots of branches from silver glitter designer paper and made a holiday wreath … decorated with silver stars & sequins.

Fusion25wmI just love that bold clean font.

As always, you can use Coupon Code STEPH15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store, your stop for all things Hero Arts.


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8 thoughts on “Peace for the Holidays … and Every Day

  1. What łovaly cards! I love red against the silver in your second card and the beautiful pattern of snowflakes on the first one!!!

  2. Twp stunning card……loving the PEACE theme….perfect!!!

  3. Both so gorgeous and elegant!!

  4. Beautiful…I haven’t tried spray with embossing yet, but this is so beautiful, I’m going to try it. I love the glittery card too!

  5. Gorgeous Gorgeous silver designs! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology! Merry Christmas!

  6. Both cards are so very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  7. Wow–these are so gorgeous! Just the style I love!

  8. Fabulous embossed background, and I love this sentiment!

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