Good afternoon! I don’t know about you but I am officially ready for winter! And the 2020 Winter Catalog is now available at Hero Arts and we’re hopping along to celebrate!! Today I’m sharing a two cards using the whimsical Wagon and Accessories Fancy Die and the fun Tri-Fold Edge Village Fancy Die!
My favorite parts of autumn generally center around pumpkins, apple-picking, and cooler weather so I thought I’d focus on this new die set today! 🙂 I love that the Wagon and Accessories Fancy Die has pumpkins and present boxes so you can easily create fall or winter scenes! And I know that there are other Hero sets that can be paired with this die to create spring and summer scenes or scenes for different holidays! 🙂 So to start I blended my background onto watercolor paper using Grape Juice, Raspberry Jam, Just Rust, and Butter Bar ink. I used watercolor paper instead of my normal strathmore bristol smooth to get a little bit of texture in the sky to match some of the textures I was creating with the rest of the scene! Next I stamped the older Abstract Fields bold prints stamp onto a scrap of Sand and Chestnut cardstock using Soft Vanilla and Cup o’ Joe ink. I tore the edges of the cardstock to create a rough edge and adhered them over the blended sky. I also stamped the sentiment from Stocking Bouquet onto the sky with Intense-ified Black ink.
Next I die-cut the wagon and parts and lots of pumpkins. I colored them with copic markers and then adhered the wagon together with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape. Then I used foam mounting tape to add the wagon and pumpkins to the scene with a little dimension!
Then I went wintery with my second card!
I started by blending a soft background of Pale Tomato, Cornflower, and Passion Flower ink and sprayed it with shimmer spray. Then I set it aside to work on the rest of the card.
I die-cut each layer of the Trifold Edge Village Fancy Die onto white cardstock in varying heights. I adhered them together with foam mounting tape for a little dimension. Next I stamped the sentiment from Comfort and Joy Messages with Passion Flower ink and restamped it with Embossing and Watermark ink using my MISTI. Then I heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder to add a little shine. Finally I adhered the dies to my blended background and added chunky glitter to the trees for a little extra sparkle!
And that’s it for me! Head over and check out the winter release and then make sure to hop along for lots of inspiration!!
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