Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Caardvarks: Winter with Hero Arts

It's challenge day at Caardvarks! The DT was treated to some of Hero Arts brand new release stamps from CHA, and we partied with these little babies. Hero Arts is extremely generous as a sponsor, so three cheers for HA! Check out their blog for awesome stamping basics, weekly videos and challenges.

Our challenge: Create a winter themed item, which includes holiday items.

Deadline: Entries must be linked via Mr. Linky by August 15th at Midnight PST.

Prize: Assortment of *new* Hero Arts Stamps

Here are the projects I made using the new Hero Arts stamps. I stamped a variety of Christmas sentiments from their new Holiday Sayings set on an office supply tag with clear ink and embossed in white. I then inked with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Tim Holtz Distress Inks and the ink blending tool to get the soft background. I love this technique! The card also features new Bo Bunny 'Tis the Season papers that are really fun.

This card is covered with new Bo Bunny 'Tis the Season papers, but the star of the show is the flocking! I stamped in glue with the new Antique Brocade Cling background stamp and added white flocking. The overall effect is subtle and super soft. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

For this project I went all frosty...Frosty the Snowman, that is! I stamped the Make Your Own Snowman onto white glitter felt and built him right on the snowy scene. My four year old son was helping that afternoon, and he suggested that Frosty get both googly eyes AND a red nose. I'm not sure if he was thinking about Rudolph or how red HIS nose gets when he plays in the snow, but it works for me!

I also whipped up a little treat bag topped with matching tag for some cocoa. There are three script words in this set: Winter, Chill and Fun. I love the font that Hero Arts used! ♥

My final card was a little more streamlined. I cut the tree shape with my Cricut, stamped the brocade backgrounder and embossed with green powder. Although it's hard to see, there are tiny stamped iridescent snowflakes in the background as well.

There's lots more to see! The 'Varks DT created a sleighful of winter projects using Hero Arts stamps as well as some year-round ideas. Be sure to check out our Flickr gallery for tons of inspiration!


Heidi Van Laar said...

These are so gorgeous Jolene! You so rocked this challenge!

(-: Heidi

Adela said...

Fabulous projects with this challenge!

SmilynStef said...

I love all of your projects for this challenge, but especially that fun red nose and the brocade tree.