Paper Craft Crew Challenge 302 – Hero Arts – Wonder & Magic of Christmas
Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge. Hero Arts offered one of the new sets from their winter catalog as a preorder, Wonder & Magic of Christmas with its matching dies, ahead of time, and I took advantage of that opportunity. I decided that now that it’s August, getting a jump on Christmas cards would be a great idea, so I grabbed it for this sketch. Don’t worry, though, this set is available to order now, along with the rest of the new catalog stuff!
This sketch actually reminds me of the card I did last week with the little greeting strips. I tweaked the sketch quite a bit. Lookie:
GOJUS!!! Along with Wonder & Magic of Christmas, I used a lot of Hero Arts products.
I stamped this deer with the Hero Arts Pool to Navy Ombre ink pad and heat embossed with clear EP.
I stamped the greeting with the same ink, heat embossed, and carefully cut the three lines in the greeting apart. The background was created with Hero Arts Sea Assortment Layering paper embossed with the Sizzix Tim Holtz Winter Snowflakes Texture Fade folder highlighted with the Ranger Silver Metallic Dabber. On top of that I put some really cool Hero Arts woodgrain vellum. The deer is on top of an oval that is embossed with the same folder with white card stock.
I added some Pretty Pink 4 mm cupped Marshmallow sequins for their subdued frosty sheen. I initially added some silver cord and pewter washi where indicated, but I watch a lot of Project Runway, and something they emphasize over and over is editing. The silver cord and washi on MY card just didn’t belong there. Since I had already moved the oval up from the bottom where it was, I didn’t feel bad about editing those details out. I really love the Wonder & Magic of Christmas set and hope to get a lot of use out of it!
You can play along at our challenge by visiting the challenge post here.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson LLC, Gina K, Sizzix, Hallmark Scrapbook, Amazon, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra but remits a small percentage of the purchase price to me, which helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.