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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

One more Hero Arts Challenge Card


Yay - another day off so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make another card for the current Hero Arts Challenge!

Hero Arts started doing monthly kits and I was lucky enough to get the debut set for October. I also ordered oodles of sets from the new Christmas collection so decided to incorporate some stamps from Holiday Pine Branches (CL889) with my kit stamps. Thanks to Hero Arts for all these great products!!

Jennifer McGuire, who always inspires, showed a monochromatic stamp layering technique on this blog post. I decided to try it with my new stamps. I must say the MISTI makes doing this technique a lot easier. I just moved my paper a bit to do the white stamping once I was done with the tone on tone stamping. Then I'd move my stamps to a new spot and start all over again. Because the flowers are designed for layering, I added some of the definition lines using a darker ink than the tone on tone - I liked how it turned out! Here's my card:
Poinsettia holidays

The kit included a felt flower and set of leaves but I had an entire package in my stash. I layered two flowers and two sets of leave using a brad - haven't used a brad in eons! But the holes in the leaves and flowers were made for brads so I couldn't resist - LOL The final step was to add some white dots with a gel pen.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you're having a crafty day!


Lin said...

Love this, Linda, such a sweet color for the holidays! The pine mixed with the flowers and leaves makes it even more Christmas-y!

Virginia Lu said...

Love love love the tone on tone stamping, Linda! Your felt flower and vellum accent are perfect in this! I am so glad that you love your MISTI!! Can't wait to see more of your Christmas creations with the goodies!

Dawn Turley said...

what a beautiful background Linda. It really looks amazing.

Karen L K said...

Very nice look with the tone on tone!

Heather Maria said...

You have created such a gorgeous background, Linda! Love the colours and beautiful layered stamping! Your felt flower is so pretty too!

Greta said...

Love the tone on tone--beautiful card, Linda!

Sue Reynolds said...

Linda, this is a very pretty card too using soft colors, like the pop of the red poinsettia.