Friday, September 16, 2011

Christmas cards using Hero Arts stamps

It's another sketch challenge at Lily Pad Cards!  And this week we got to play with some hot-off-the-presses Hero Arts Christmas stamps!  They generously sent all of the DT members a wonderful selection of their stamps, and we've been having a ball with them!  Here's the sketch we were to work with:


And here's my first card, using 2 of the sets I was sent:


supplies: white, and 3 shades of slate Core'dinations card stocks, Hero Arts K5524 Winter Scene, CL558 Snowflake Ornaments (sentiment), versafine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, Sizzix swiss dots embossing folder

This lovely Winter Scene fit in perfectly with the sketch!  I just used 3 shades of  slate Core'dinations cardstock and stamped the scene 4 times, then cut it apart and pieced it back together again.  To simulate gently falling snow, I then ran the panel through a swiss dots embossing folder and then attached it to a white card base.  The sentiment is from another new set, Snowflake Ornaments.

This card uses a new cling set that I could NOT wait to ink up - it made me smile the first time I saw it!  It's called Merriest Christmas Wishes.


supplies: red and white card stock, Hero Arts CG377 Merriest Christmas Wishes, VersaCraft Cerulean Blue ink, barn door distress ink, clear embossing powder, Hobby Lobby red gingham ribbon, punched snowflakes

This one had the sketch built right in, so all I had to do was stamp it and put it together.  This set has 4 different sentiments and 3 separate words included with it, but I thought the Joy sentiment was perfect.  I achieved my circle element by putting 2 punched snowflakes together, just offsetting one of them

Please visit Lily Pad Cards to see all the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team!

25 comments:

  1. beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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  2. These are both gorgeous but I am especially blown away by the first one. The swiss dots embossing is the perfect touch!

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  3. Beautiful interpretations of the sketch dear Lin!! Hope you are enjoying your break!

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  4. What a mesmerizing scene on your first card, Lin, I think that stamp was made FOR YOU!! Love the bold and sparkly blue against the white tree trunks on your 2nd card!

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  5. A double Wow Lin. Love your take on the sketch and how you turned it for your first design.

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  6. I love these cards, Lin! They totally inspire me. Such a wonderful job with the paper pieced scene, so creative. And I have to get that cling stamp now, that is just the most cheerful card, the blue and red are perfect together!

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  7. Stunning. Love the stamping over the strips.

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  8. Wowzers Lin your cards are fabulous! I'm loving how you made your wintery scene on the paper strips and the untraditional holiday colours on the second one is wonderful.

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  9. Wow! These are both gorgeous, Lin! Love the sweet winter scenes!

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  10. Stunning cards this week Lin. I love them both. I told myself I didn't need new Christmas stamps but after seeing these... well maybe my mind will be changed!~

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  11. I love the gray tones in the first card and the sky blue and red in the second. Both gorgeous and two different styles. BRILLIANT cards, Lin!! Hugs!

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  12. Two gorgeous cards!!!! I saw them on the Hero Arts site! I love the birch trees as an interpretation of the sketch! So neat!

    And the falling snow in the first one with swiss dots - I'll have to remember that :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Maria

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  13. Hi Lyn...see you through Lily Pad challenge and see your lovely card both are adorable and I especially love the one with blue paper with dots...so lovely and looks so Winter time...I just join the Lily pad challenge too would you mind to see my card there...Big Hugs..

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  14. OHHH! What a beautiful Christmas card---LOVE the birdies in the moon! And your embossing with the stamping--FAB!!! And I LOVE your colors for the second card! FAB x2!!!!

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  15. WONDERFUL cards Lin! I LOVE them both but the top one with the polka dot embossing is so special and unique - so creative, stylish and beautiful. Thanks for wonderful inspiration, here and on LPC, hugs, Karin

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  16. LOVE these cards Lin....So VERY Pretty!! Hugs.....

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  17. Wonderful cards. The Christmas scene is lovely and you have cleverly put it together to fit the sketch. Love the colours of your second card.

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  18. Oh my gracious, you are so very, very creative! I adore what you've done with this sketch!!!! Gorgeous cards, beautifully done. And I love the hydrangea card in your next post too (didn't want to comment there, since I already have that stamp set and certainly don't need a chance at winning it, LOL!) Wonderful artwork!

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  19. Having Lin in the Lily Pad design team is wonderful! Your cards are always beautiful and elegant! Thank you Lin!

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  20. Wow these are both just fabulous. Love you interpreted the sketch with the stamp in the 2nd card. Very creative.

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  21. Love your take on the sketch both ways! Very clever. The graduated night is beautiful. Love the ribbon on your birches.

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  22. Seriously, Lin, how can you post TWO stunning, top-of-my-list-favorite cards ever IN ONE POST? It would take me a year to make one of them...you are amazing!

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  23. brilliant take on the sketch on your 1st card with the different shades of the night sky.

    your 2nd card is so pretty!

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