Hey everyone! Welcome to Satur-YAY! We're celebrating the weekend by getting our craft on. And while it's still plenty hot in sunny California, I thought it would be a good time to pretend it's a little cooler and bust out some holiday card making projects.
Today I'm using Hero Arts' new holiday color layering stamp sets. These sets include several layers for each image. You can stamp as many or as few of the layers as you want. Want a more simplistic look? Just stamp the most solid image from the grouping. Want a more realistic look with lots of depth and dimension? Layer up all three of the layers. I like stamp sets that offer flexibility.
I'll also be using the coordinating Ink and Emboss sets from Hero Arts. These sets come with three mini ink cubes and one embossing powder. This gives you all the colors you need to stamp your layering images without having to invest in multiple full size ink pads. I love this option because it also gives you a chance to try multiple Hero Arts ink pad colors and find your favorites.
For today's card, I wanted to create a cut away card. It's kind of like partial die cutting and allowing the image to hang off the side of your card, but instead of using a die, I used a paper trimmer and scissors. I used this technique to allow the Joy image to hang off the card front. It's a really simple technique that can really step up a card.
I tucked several of the Color Layering Holly images behind my cut away edge on the front of my card. Holly is one of my favorite images to use during the holiday season. I love the pop of green it adds. It always feels so festive to me. With a few berries to top it off, I think it's a perfect way to embellish holiday cards, tags, gifts and more.
I'll walk you through the entire creation of this card in the video tutorial below, so be sure to check that out. I'll give you some tips and tricks along the way too!
Now that I've shown you MY project, it's time for you to create something and share it with me. There's no better way to spend the weekend than to craft the day away in your very own crafting space. Share you project on social using #EllenHutsonSaturYAY. I'd love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed this project and a look at some of the newest holiday products from Hero Arts. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
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