Joy To You Blog Hop with Giveaway…

Welcome to the Hero Arts Joy To You blog hop

We are celebrating all the new holiday stamps that are available in the Hero Arts online store today. Be sure to also visit the other stops along the blog hop (see below)… and leave comments along the way as we are picking some lucky winners from all the comments on all the blogs!

There are some fabulous new holiday stamps this year. But I by far have a favorite – Greatest Gift. This set not only has great messages in great fonts, but the images are great for fun inking techniques. Perfection.

I decided to create a few simple cards with this set – cards that would be pretty easy to mass produce as a holiday card. But to add some interest, I used clear notecards.

I stamped the greeting on the bottom of the clear cards with White Staz-On Ink and a stamp press. This makes it fool-proof and SO easy. (If you took the Summer Card Camp with me, you saw tricks for stamping on acetate with Staz-On. That’s what I did here!)

I soooo wish you could see the shine on these pieces. I white heat embossed the image on white cardstock and then painted over them with Twinkling H2Os. It shines sooooo nicely – the perfect amount of shine. Bummer that the camera didn’t pick it up…

Then you could always go for bold colors…

… or totally funky colors (which I like the best)…

Here is a fun tip: When using watercolors such as Twinkling H2Os on a background like this on white cardstock, first mist the paper lightly with water to soften it. This helps the paper absorb the color better. Works great. Promise. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to continue on the hop (and leave comments at every stop for a chance to win!) by going over to Shari Carroll’s blog. This girl oooooozes talent. I am sure she rocked a holiday stamp in a way that will make your jaw drop.

Oh, and if you missed out on the Summer Card Camp, you can now take the class as a self-paced class! All the same fun content, videos, guests and such. Go HERE to find out more.

See you soon.

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