Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hero Arts- Holly Jolly Stamp Set

Remember this stamp and die set from our "What's New Wednesday" post last week?  We've been having fun making Christmas Cards with this set.

Today we're sharing a card we made using a fun, watercolor, heat emboss technique.  We also used the Season's Greetings die from Avery Elle to cut our sentiment from the gold, metallic paper.

The holly leaves were stamped with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink onto mixed media paper.  We created a watercolor effect, by painting the stamped image with a clean, wet brush.  The Distress Inks react beautifully when wet, creating a wonderful watercolor look.

We fussy cut the leaves (there is a coordinating die for those of you who don't like to do your own cutting).  Once the leaves were dry, we inked them with VersaMark ink, covered them with clear embossing powder and melted the powder with our heat tool.  Love that shiny, enameled look.

Here's the set and die we used.