Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a festive patchwork Christmas card using several Hero Arts products – merry Stamp & Cut, Clear Embossing Powder and Clear Gemstones. It felt good adding another Christmas card to my stash of cards. My goal again this year is to have all my cards mailed on December 1st!
Before I get to my project details, quite a few Hero Arts stamp sets and dies have sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this Stamp & Cut set was one of them. Yep, it happened to me again, lol! I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!
I created the patchwork squares with scraps of green and red patterned paper layered on white cardstock. I have a ton of scraps and it always feels good to use some of them up, lol!
I stacked several white and red ‘merry’ die cuts (on Stick It sheet) with the red showing on the bottom for a shadow effect. I stamped the word “Christmas” beneath the stacked die cuts in green ink and then again in Versamark using the stamp positioner, and embossed it in clear embossing powder. This is a great trick I discovered several years ago when I didn’t have a specific color of embossing powder that I wanted. Wink-wink! I colored a large clear gemstone with a red alcohol marker to use as an embellishment on one of the patchwork squares, and added a strip of tiny red rhinestones from my stash.
For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.
The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Leslie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more! If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.
- GKD White and Cherry Red cardstock, SU Trim The Tree DSP
- Hero Arts merry Stamp & Cut (special order at no extra cost)
- Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
- Spectrum Noir DR2, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
- Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
- Hero Arts Assorted Gemstones
- Stick-It Adhesive Sheets
- Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
- Tiny red rhinestone strip