Monday, November 26, 2018

Advent Calendar Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using the Hero Arts November My Monthly Hero Kit. When I ordered this I wasn't expecting to receive it in time to use it this year as postage from the USA to Australia normally takes at least 3 weeks and at this time of year could be even longer. I had one parcel take 4 weeks just to come from Sydney to Brisbane which really used to only take a few days. Anyway Hero Arts sent the kits FedEx Economy which meant it only took a week to reach me, so of course I had to play with it. Thank you Hero Arts!!!!!!

Unfortunately this kit has been sold out, however there is a similar stamp and die set which can be used for both Christmas and birthdays etc, which I have linked in the supplies in case you are interested.

I stamped the large ornament background stamp onto white cardstock using VersaMark ink and embossed it using white embossing powder. I then used Distress Oxide inks in various shades of red to create an ombre look. To add the dates onto each ornament I used the gold embossing powder which was included in the kit.

Finally I used the ornament die to die cut the panel. This die die cuts the ornaments, leaving the top of each ornament attached to the background so you can open up each of the ornaments to reveal what is stamped underneath each ornament.

On a separate piece of white cardstock I used the ornament die as a guide to where to stamp each of the images also included in the kit. I stamped the images in red, green, brown and yellow inks and then added Nuvo Drops to a few of the images in Red Berry & White Blizzard.

For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using the pop-up die included in Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up die set. I used white cardstock for the inside which I colored using the same colors as I used on the ornament panel on the front of the card.

I stamped a second ornament panel onto white cardstock and embossed using white embossing powder and colored using the darkest red Distress Oxide I used on the front. I then cut the panel in half to add to the top and bottom edges of the card.

For the sentiment I used Karen Burniston's Merry Christmas die which I die cut using red cardstock. I adhered it to a rectangle panel which I adhered to the pop-up panel.

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