Monday, October 28, 2013

Hero Arts Holiday Challenge

I’ve got 3 cards for today, participating in Hero Arts Holiday Challenge!

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  • Deck the Cards — ‘Tis the season for decking the halls…and of course the cards, too! Use at least one Hero Arts embellishment to deck-out your holiday card. A few options include metallic decor, gems, pearls, and felt embellishments.
  • Merry and Bright – Brighten up your holidays with NEON! Use any Hero Arts neon ink or neon dauber on your project.
  • A Few of My Favorite Things – Create any Christmas/Holiday/Winter card with a favorite stamping technique plus a Hero Arts holiday stamp.

Here’s my takes:

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I’ve had these little trees for a long time now and they always get pulled for Christmas card making.  I had some SU embossing powder called Rainbow Razzle that I hadn’t used yet so I thought it would be a great combo.  The background is Distress Stains in Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, and Weathered Wood.  Pearls make the perfect falling ‘snow’!  The sentiment is also Hero Arts as well.  A close-up:

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I started with these Hero Arts conversation bubbles, and filled Hero Arts sentiments in using Hero Arts neon inks – this card is almost totally Hero!  The front sentiment is Technique Tuesday (I need something that said the word ‘bright’ in it) and it has been colored in with Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  I love how all the sentiments fit in the bubbles!  Here’s a close-up:

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This is one of those cards I knew where I was going and happy with the result – love that!  I started with this pretty musical background combined with Christmas definitions.  I embossed using a holographic powder by Stampendous, then dotted Distress Stains in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves.  Glitter paper banners, glitter foam letters, and some enamel dots complete the look – here’s the close up:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s cards, thank you so much for the visit – please comment with your favorite!! Smile