Hero Arts – Last Minute Embossed Holiday Cards

Hi, Friends!

The winter Scrapbook and Card Today issue was released on December 4th, 2020 and I was excited to be a part of it! The theme of the issue was last minute holiday cards. In an effort to keep it exciting, we encouraged people to pick up an issue to view all the inspiration, but I’m able to share it with you and document it on my blog today. If you missed it, you can read this issue online for free HERE.

My first card is stamped with 3 colors of blue to create a gradient. The Snowflake Swirl Bold Prints is a solid stamp so I used different shades of blue ink to create a gradient of color. I used a blending brush to smooth the transition between colors. I sprayed my panel with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls to give it some shimmer.

I matted this card panel to a dark blue A2-sized panel and embossed the sentiment over the same color cardstock. To finish, I added a few iridescent sequins.

For my second card, I embossed the entire image from the Christmas Rose Bold Prints with gold embossing powder. Because I wanted it to coordinate with the first card, I felt I didn’t have a choice in coloring it so I ink-blended – which certainly fits with the theme of quick and easy last minute holiday cards.

I used the exact same ink colors as in the first card – but instead of stamping with it, I ink-blended with blender brushes.

The sentiments from both these cards are from the Comfort and Joy stamp set. On this second card, I stamped and embossed in white over the same navy blue cardstock and cut around the words instead of doing a blocked sentiment strip.

I hope these cards inspire you to create last minute if you’re thinking it’s impossible to get some done! There’s still plenty of time (if you’ve got time to create). Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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