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Hero Arts Joyful greetings card & gift tag

Hey guys, Jung here with you today with a card and a gift tag featuring Hero Arts' Family & Friends stamp set.  Sometimes I struggle making masculine cards, but I think this set makes great holiday cards suitable for both ladies and gentlemen!

For my card, I first heat embossed the big tree and star images using Ranger's gold embossing powder on water color paper.  Then I water colored over the top using Tim Holtz' new distress ink color in Lucky clover.  I painted in layers adding less and less water to create an ombre effect.  I die cut the 2 & 5 using My Favorite Thing's new Stitched Numbers Die-namics with some red foiled paper I had a few scraps of.  (I think the red foil paper in Heidi Swapp's Oh What Fun Foil & Glitter paper pad would be similar.)  I glued the numbers on with some glossy accents.  Then, I popped the entire water color panel with some fun foam onto a piece of patterned paper which I already adhered to my card base.  The script chalk board patterned paper is from Basic Grey's 6x6 Juniper Berry 6x6 paper pad.

I put the sentiment on the inside of my card, and jazzed it up with a few of the mini ornaments in this stamp set.  I used Memento tuxedo black for the sentiment, and Ranger Classic Cherry for the ornaments.  Then using a fine line pen and a ruler, I hand drew the lines and tiny bows.

For my tag, I used the same Ranger classic cherry ink and the same mini ornaments.  I repeatedly stamped the little ornaments filling up the tag.  I also used the "Joyful Greetings" sentiment from the same Hero Arts stamp set with Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder on some black card stock.  The twine I used on the tag is Lawn Fawn's lawn trimmings in sweetheart.

That's it for me friends!  I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season!  Merry Christmas, and happy Wednesday!


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