Sunday, October 16, 2016

Guest designing for Hero Arts : A Vintage Christmas

Hi Everyone! I am so super excited because I am guest designing for Hero Arts today.  I've had a wonderful time playing with Hero Arts beautiful new vintage sets: 

For the first card I simply stamped the beautiful mistletoe stamp from the Happy Holly Days set two times and colored them with Copic markers.

I then fussy cut them and tied them together with a thin piece of red ribbon. (I actually didn’t have red ribbon, but white that I colored with my Copic markers — a super fast and easy way to get ribbon in exactly the color you want!) The sentiment is from the beautiful Snowy Tree set.

For my second card I started out by stamping the fir twig from the Vintage Christmas Post set with green ink and then diecut the panel using the Rectangle Infinity Dies. I diecut it two ways to get it wider than it is from the beginning. I then stamped my cones with dark brown ink and colored them with Copic markers before fussy cutting them.

The cone stamp is from Happy Holly Days. I then added them to my panel with foam adhesive along with some red pearls. The sentiment is from the Holiday Messages and Tags set.
I also share my cards, watercolors and papercraft projects on  Instagram.

Have a great day!  Hugs, Karin


Heidi Stamps said...

Both cards are so lovely! Lovely CAS looks! Thanks for sharing! ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats on your GDT, Jo x

Lisa said...

Both are pretty Karin, love the mistletoe!!

Lisaerica said...

Both simple and so beautiful! I love the pine cones, they definitely say winter. I gather some every year and spray them silver and gold and put them in pretty bowl. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Sarah Gray said...

Thes cards are both so crisp and fresh - love all of the white space and these lovely festive images!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work! Oh my goodness, I adore the vintage look of these cards. Your work is crisp and evokes such warmth. You are such a wonderful artist. Not only do you create gorgeous watercolors, your talents absolutely extend to creating wonderful cards. Thank you so much for sharing and always, always inspiring! :)

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful! Vintage and clean are not an easy combination and you put them together perfectly!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Your cards a just gorgeous! CAS with a touch of elegance. Had it not been for all the fussy cutting, these would be great cards for mass producing. Happy Holly Days is now on my wish list with not one but two pine cones in the set! Yay!!! Love it!! Thanks for putting it on my radar because I hadn't seen it elsewhere.