Day 2 of HA/PTI Stamp Challenge


Before getting started, just wanted to announce that the winner of the stamps from the other day is Sue W. I emailed ya.

So, now to the challenge. It is Day 2 of my Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink Challenge with Maile Belles. That girl has more talent in her little toe than most people have entirely! Today we will be using the Hero Arts Deocrated Tree and the Papertrey Ink Christmas Signature

Signature-Holiday-Greeting copy

I personally challenged myself to make a quick card. This is tough for me sometimes. But this is what I came up with and it looks TONS better in real life. So just close your eyes and pretend it is yummy – ha. I added color to the kraft card by HEAVILY coloring with colored pencils and also adding White Enamel Accents and Glossy Accents. Love doing this…

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Add Vintage Photo to the edges. It really looks wonky in these photos. Sorry…

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By the way, I get a lot of questions about colored pencils. This is one department I am very passionate about. There is one brand that really sticks out: Prismacolor. They go on so smooth and really work well on many papers, including kraft. Definitely worth the investment – it is something you will use for years. (I have!)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Maile‘s next for what is sure to be a stunning card.



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  1. Your tree card is beautiful!

  2. Karen from Ontario

    Great card…love the simplicity of it all….

  3. Love everything about this card! Great tree and sentiment stamp,awesome coloring and glossy accents!

  4. WOW, great card and the colours are so bright!!!
    Love the photographs of all the supplies you used, great!!

  5. Ooh, I love the colors on this one! Love that turquoise mixed with traditional green Christmas colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also love the white accents!


    Jennifer, my daughter is an artist, and also headed the art supply division of a college bookstore for several years. She got samples of everything, especially new products. She was talking about how great Copic markers were before I saw them mentioned anywhere else. She also, having tried them all, swears by Prismcolor pencils. In this mother’s opinion you have great taste!

  7. SuZeQ

    Gotta get me some of those pencils. If you say they rock … then they rock!

  8. Angela

    Love the tree stamp! Kind of retro with the funky colors…thinking it would be cool to enclose a black and white family pic for the holidays.

  9. Pam

    Stunning! Love the colors1

  10. okay, now i’ve got to get my colored pencils out! love your card.

  11. Lynette C

    Oh I love this card. So pretty.

  12. Angie in Utah

    Jennifer, I love this card, and guess what….? I didn’t even have to close my eyes!!! It was yummy as soon as I saw it!
    You are fabulous!

    Angie in Utah

  13. bluemoon

    Oh my! I luv this sweet card and awesome stamp!!

  14. I came here from Maile’s blog–love this card! Thanks for reminding me that I have a great coloring medium right on my craft desk—Prismacolor pencils. I love the way you show us what you used—with a pic….this visual learning finds it so helpful!

  15. Marie

    Very pretty card! Love the Kraft base with the “wash” over top! TFS!

  16. Heather Robertson

    so pretty – love the colors

  17. ohhh the tree stamp is sooo nice :-)

  18. jan m

    These are such pretty colors for a Christmas tree, love your card!

  19. Anne

    I have added the Stamp Press to my Christmas Wish List. Thank you for sharing how helpful this tool can be.

  20. linda beyer

    your cards are beautiful. thank you for shareing with us. you do great work.

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