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Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Two Ways

Hi, friends, Chark here today with the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes stamps and dies. I used traditional colors on this first card. I added some Diamond Stickles to my snowman to make him sparkle, just like real snow sparkles in the sun…and you can see that in the close-up.



For the second version of the snowman in the woods, I used fun colors and sparkly gems for the snowflakes. I made this with an acetate card and affixed the snowman and snowflakes to the outside of the acetate, with the rest of the scene mounted on a pink card inside the acetate card. In the close-up, you can see the layers.



I thought of these fun colors because of a book I had when I was a kid, it was called The Littlest Snowman and he eats ice cream and then lets the wind take him up so he can “rain down” colorful snow on the village. It was the 70s, we didn’t have too many normal kid books 🙂


Hope you enjoyed the cards today…the stamp set is on sale in the store right now for just $13.95! And if you add some more goodies to make your cart worth $50, you can get FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders plus a free surprise!

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Happy Thursday!
charkHero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes stamps

Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink 

Kelly’s Palm Springs Ink Cubes

Acetate Cards

Elizabeth Craft Scallop Dies

Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Tombow Markers in Brights

Diamond Stickles



Winter Wonderland

Hi all,

Ilina’s here today with a snowy card for you. This month’s challenge is layering, so I decided to do a image layering to reflect the theme. And while I was creating my scene I decided to turn it into a shaker card. I LOVE how it turned out. The background is sprayed with shimmer mist and I applies clear Wink of Stella on the images, but I couldn’t really capture it with my camera.

To start I stamped my images onto white cardstock and then die cut them with the coordinating dies. For the snowman I first stamped it with Soft Sky shadow ink, then I colored each individual part with Winsor and Newton watercolor markers and stamped on top using the MISTI tool.

For the background I used Navy card stock and stamped the background with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder, then spritzed with sparkle shimmer spray. Using versamark pen, I colored some parts of the trees and then added some white puff embossing powder and heat set it.

To finish up my card I cut the top frame from 110lb Neenah white card stock and cut it using the Hero Arts rectangle infinity dies. I used some grid paper to line up both layers. . I laid fir the large die, with the cutting side up, and then secured it with some washi or microspore tape, next I lined the smaller die and did the same.

I arranged all elements and created the shaker card. I LOVE how it turned out.

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Vintage Christmas Wishes


Vintage Christmas Wishes- close up