Hero Arts Christmas Card

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Hi Everyone! Here is my second post for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. (For more information, click HERE for yesterday’s post.) I used a new Hero Arts’ Holiday Pine Branches stamp set that I purchased this year. I love the vintage, traditional look of this set.

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Hint: I only ran my tape runner behind the embossed words to adhere the sentiment. You don’t see any of the tape, and the vellum lays perfectly.

Crafter’s Companion Shimmering red cardstock die cut with Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles formed the frame. Before stamping, I used antique linen and vintage photo Distress Inks blended softly around the edge of the inner panel. I stamped the pine, laurel, and branches using a MISTI to speed the process along, and fit the panel into the red frame.

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You can barely see the shimmer of the WOS and dimension of Glossy Accents here, but it adds a lot of interest.

I use My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax to die cut the vellum, and then stamped and gold embossed the Hero Arts’ (CL722) sentiment. I always love the soft look of vellum. Don’t you? When in doubt, I reach for vellum.

Finally, I used Lawn Fawn Gold Sparkle Trimmings cord wrapped around the red panel so it would be hidden in back, and tied a small bow. Then I covered the berries with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for dimension and interest.

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Ta-da! What do you think? I always like the traditional-looking cards. This one is so pretty if you could see it in person. The pictures look a little washed-out. (Sorry!) I would love to see what you are creating for the Caring Hearts Card Drive! Love and craftsy hugs!

Erin

*Please note that I purchase all supplies myself, and am not paid by any companies to promote or use their supplies. I use and honestly share what I like. I purchase most of my supplies at Simon Says Stamp and Amazon. If you have a question about a particular item or technique, please leave a comment. I love to hear from you!

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