November 4, 2012

Stamp On It! Blog Hop

Good morning and hello November! We are hopping today and all week with Paper Issues to celebrate the newest theme - stamping - so generously sponsored by Hero Arts!! If you didn't arrive here from Diana's blog, check out the list below to make sure you don't miss a single, inspiring stop on the hop.

I worked with the Happy Holidays Snowman stamp from the Hero Arts holiday release. Isn't he cute - just love the banner! To give the image a sort of rustic look, I stamped onto patterned paper, colored with Sharpies and then embossed several times with thick embossing powder. Bend the paper to get the cracks and then highlight them with some distressing inks.

Had to add some glitter too - this is some of the new Sparkles! chunky glitter by Stephanie Barnard for Colorbox.

And of course it wouldn't be a hop without a giveaway, right?

Two lucky stampers will win one of these sets. To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you do the following:

1. Like Hero Arts on FB
2. Like Paper Issues on FB
3. Leave a comment that you did both
4. Link up a project for a Bonus entry

And if all the projects leave you in the mood for a little shopping, check out the Paper Shop and use my code STAMP for an additional 20% off your order! Hooray!


~amy~ said...

Super cute, love the rustic look:)

Pammejo said...

Fabulous card. Love the snowman, of course snowmen are my favorite things at Christmas. TFS

Missy said...

Love how you used the embossing powder to distress the stamped images. Very clever!

Peg said...

Love this card, fantastic how you made all the different patterns and colours work!

wwilloww said...

Great card!!! I love that cracked UTEE technique. Haven't done it in years. Now I am inspired to give it a try again!!! Thanks...

tenaya said...

I love the effects the embossing and distressing gave! Very cute!