Tuesday, October 25, 2016

{Sunny Studio Stamps} Holiday Style

I made a couple of cards using the Holiday Style stamp set and coordinating dies from Sunny Studio Stamps. This is a layering stamp set, which means you use inks to stamp layer the bells or balls and they look so realistic!! I love the versatility of this set and especially the pine branch. Wow!

Here are a couple of close-ups of the layered bells and bows. They're so pretty! I added Wink of Stella to the bows to sparkle them up. Just look at how amazing those pine needles look with three shades of green ink!

The hooks are longer than they appear on my card. I used masking paper to shorten them so the bells wouldn't hang so low on the branches.  I also used washi tape to stamp the sentiments in different colours.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, October 24, 2016

{Hero Arts} Hostess Alumni Blog Hop + VIDEO + Giveaways!

Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps and dies from the Winter 2016 Catalog! If you've been following along, you should've arrived from Virginia Lu's blog! Hero Arts will be awarding four prizes, including two $25 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts Online Store from randomly drawn comments from all the blogs along the hop and two surprise giveaways at the Hero Arts Blog. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on October 24th and 25th, including each day's post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list at the Hero Arts Blog.

I used four different stamp sets for my holiday card. The frames are from Holiday Messages and Tags, the animals are from Hipster Animals, the mason jar is from Hipster at Heart, and the snowflakes are from Holiday Animals.

Every stamped element was stamped with a pigment ink and heat embossed with various powders, including Hero Arts gold embossing powder and their new sparkle embossing powder for lots of sparkle and shine. Both the background and the Hipster Animals were watercoloured with distress inks.

Thanks so much for hopping with us! Be sure to leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 for a chance to win one of four $25 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts Online Store. Now it's time to head to Sue McRae's blog for more inspiration and beauty!