Hero Arts Kit - Warmest Wishes - DIY Patterned Card Stock

by - November 14, 2017

My Monthly Hero Kits are always so fun to get in the mail. I love that the stamp set comes with coordinating dies and almost as a bonus in this kit, the coordinating dies have a small hole at the top to become a tag! Gasp! (I get a little too excited for all things Christmas)

I love every stamp in this set so it was really just a matter of choosing one for this card. I really like the Warmest Wishes sentiment and knew that the snowflake would go great with it. I chose Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Sky to stamp the snowflake because I thought a lighter blue gave a more cool, winter feel. After cutting it out with the coordinating die, I cut a piece of white card stock to 4"X4" so that the snowflake could be centered in the card and take up most of the card front. 

Looking at the white card front, I realized it needed a little something. I just love the bold lettered words in this set (LOVE, WISH, PEACE, CHEER, JOY) and I love that they're arranged a bit differently. I decided to stamp these on my card front in Simon Says Stamp Ink in Fog to appear as if the card stock was a patterned paper. This gave such a great backdrop to my snowflake. It created interest without taking over the design. 

Because the snowflake was cut with the coordinated die, there was a hole at the very top so it became a tag. I used this in my design and added a little bow I tied out of white and sliver bakers twine. (From the dollar bins at Target, none the less! Win!)

For the sentiment, I stamped Winter Wishes in Versamark ink on white card stock and heat embossed  with Simon Says Stamp Steel Navy embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down to be slightly wider than the snowflake and I adhered that right to over the top of the snowflake. Since the sentiment was so thin and small, it didn't take away from the snowflake, in my opinion. 

Finally, I added a few Nuvo Glitter Drops in Blizzard to opposite corners of the card and adhered a few dark blue sequins in varying sizes around the snowflake to give a little extra sparkle.

I hope you've enjoyed reading about how I created my own patterned card stock with some stamps. Let me know if you've tried this as well and how it turned out for you! See you very soon!

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