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Be Merry and Bright

Hello all! Today I’m sharing a Christmas card that I made with some of the new stamps from Hero Arts! It’s never too early to play with Christmas stamps, I mean it’s August already… well almost September! Christmas will be here before we know it and I don’t want to be working on a ton of cards last minute…. which to be honest is my usual! 😉

For my card I started by stamping the outline images and then masking them. Once they were covered I used distress inks to color my sky and stamped some trees to add more interest to the background. I really wanted the card to look as if there is only one deer on the front, so that it would be fun to see the others when the card is opened.

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I then colored my sleigh and reindeer using copics.  Added some shadows in the snowy area and then used a clear sparkle brush pen to add sparkle to the snow. Stamped my sentiment in white to show better on the darker area of the sky and added some gold Nuvo Drops for a little more dazzle.

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Shake it Up: Christmas!

There are 12 weekends left until Christmas
Just saying’

Merry and Bright Hero Arts
I never get all of my holiday cards done in time, so the new Hero Arts release was a great
excuse to start now! And why not start with a shaker card!

This card was super fun, and fairly simple, here’s what I did

Stamp & Emboss background onto red cardstock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8)
Cut out circle window for shaker card with circle die
Create frame with scallop circle die & above circle die in center
Create shaker using your favorite shaker method, I use the Fuse tool
Before filling, Stamp sentiment in White Stayzon ink
Fill and secure shaker pocked to front card panel
Adhere front card panel to main card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)

Hero Arts Merry and Bright
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