8.23.2017

Step Up Card Set + VIDEO // Hero Arts

Hello all! Today I'm participating in the Hero Arts 2017 Winter Catalog blog hop!

There are so many awesome new stamps from this release that it was difficult to choose which one to feature, but in the end, the fun and versatile Winter Silhouettes stamp set won.

I made three cards, same design, different color combos, and each a "step up" from the previous.
First off...


The jar comes from an older Hero Arts set, Winter Scene, and is stamped in Silver.
The trees are stamped in Passion Flower and Soft Lilac for the purples, and Navy for the boy, dog and sentiment. The sentiment comes from a fun new clear set, Poster Christmas Carols.


The panel is adhered to an A4 card base, and first one is done! This could be even faster if you have a stamp positioning tool.

For the second card, the same process as the first card is repeated, except using Cotton CandyBubblegum, and Grape Juice  This one has a little extra something though, in the form of glitter. 


I stamped the snow (from the Winter Scene set) using the Essential Glue pad. It's been forever since I've used this, but it's so fun! I have an old video on how to get it to work well, but essentially, you add a little drop of the glue refill onto the pad, squish it around, ink, and stamp! 


To make sure the glitter stays on for more than one day, give the glue some time to set and then add the glitter. This will make sure the glitter stays on - I know I have some really old cards where I stamped the glitter, and that glitter is still holding on to this day! The finer the glitter, the better the hold.

Finally, the shaker card...


For this card, you're actually stamping on the card base, instead of the panel. To get the stamped base and die cut panel to align perfectly, first die cut the panel using the Jar die  Then use some washi tape to hold in place on the base, and stamp the jar.


The rest of the stamping is per usual, in CornflowerDusty Blue, and Charcoal . Some chunky Martha Stewart glitter and clear sequins complete the shaker card and this little card set.

VIDEO


Here's a video of the process...


GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Hoppers, please comment by Wednesday, 8/30 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

BLOG HOP


Cardstock: linen cardstock
Other: Martha Stewart glitter

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Jar die

153 comments:

  1. LOVE how you showed the same design but different colors/techniques. They are all FABulous!

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  2. Very fun cards!!! Love the different colors/techniques you shared!

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  3. I like how you used the same stamps twice, but different colors and one is a shaker card! Beautiful.

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  4. Such lovely CAS designs. Love the shaker - they're my favorite
    type of card.

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  5. Oh, how beautiful! The colors are just perfect ♥

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  6. Beautiful cards!! I love the shaker card. Love the color of the other card. So pretty.

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  7. Innovative use of the jar image; love these!
    ~carol

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  8. Great cards!! Thanks for sharing

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  9. These are lovely, and what a great way to really learn and practice - start with a "simple" approach, and then do it again and again, building off it. That last card, the shaker, is so nice.

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  10. LOVE THE SHAKER CARD
    MADE ME THINK OF A SNOWGLOBE!

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  11. I love that you showed the transitions in your card. Thanks so much!

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  12. Thanks for the tip on the glue pad and glitter. They all look fabulous.

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  13. Fantastic cards! Lovely CAS creations!

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  14. Cute combo for your scene. Love the shaker card!

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  15. That Silhouette stamp set is definitely going in my shopping cart. I like what you did with it!

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  16. Beautiful , I love this stamp set :)

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  17. loved all your cards and so enjoyed your video. Loved the idea to reuse cards that are mistakes to give it that extra height . Also- hearing the comments about errors with shaker cards and way to fix them - been there - done that and just ended up frustrated so thank you so much for the tips!:)

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  18. Your video was great. Thanks for sharing your cards in such a clear way..

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  19. thanks for the video! Love the cards and your step up process is so amazing.

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  20. beautiful cards! that shaker is so sparkly <3

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  21. I love a shaker card! So great!

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  22. Love the shaker cards and you ingenious use of used watercolor paper. I agree with you just a hint of being raised is wonderful and now I am going to try it! Thank you for all three cards!

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  23. What a sweet and pretty set of cards! I love the idea of that little scene in the jar. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. They all look so different from each other. I like the non-traditional colors...

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  25. I love that cute jar. There are so many fun things you can put in it, but the shaker is the best!

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  26. What a good idea to step up each card! Sweet, simple and beautiful!

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  27. Great cards, love the shaker card!

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  28. Your shaker card is awesome, love them all!

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  29. Such pretty cards!! Love the step up of each one!

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  30. Love the cards! The silhouette is lovely!

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  31. Simply gorgeous! I am loving all the new goodies!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Love how you used different colors to enhance that adorable silhouette

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  33. so cute! I especially love the shaker card!

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  34. Adorable cards, never though a jar could look so cute as a Christmas card. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Very nice cards and technique.

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  36. Cute! fun to see how the same pattern can look so different in varying colours.

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  37. Your designs are beautifully simple and striking!!

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  38. Pretty cards. I like learning the technical stuff--how you choose 3 colors and putting a layer of watercolor paper for dimension.

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  39. Great cards! I love the simplicity of the scene, very pretty!

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  40. Don't you wish we could capture our holidays like you just did with these wonderful cards?! In a jar to keep. Love them!

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  41. Great inspiration for using a jar stamp/die. Thanks!

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  42. Love your designs, great use of that stamp!!!

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  43. LOved seeing the progression of these cards!

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  44. Love, love, love your cards! The scene inside the jar is so pretty and I love the different color combinations. My favorite is the shaker card, it is just perfect!

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  45. Creative use of this new stamp set....pretty cards!

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  46. I just love your brave (non-traditional) color choices. Can't wait to come back and watch the video. Lovely. Thanks so much.

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  47. I can see why you chose this stamp set. You've made 3 wonderful cards with it & I too like the use of non-traditional Christmas colours.

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  48. Really love the globe scene, especially the shaker card.

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  49. Really love the globe scene, especially the shaker card.

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  50. SO pretty! Everyone of those color combos are so creative! That shaker card is my fav :)

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  51. I love how you combined the older jar stamp with the new sets! The cards came out great. Thanks for your video!!

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  52. Very pretty. I especially love the shaker card.

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  53. Love your cards! Especially theme shaker card! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. These mason jar stamps are adorable.

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  55. LOVE, love, love the purple and pink one!

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  56. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing the different techniques with the same stamp.

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  57. Such beautiful cards! I especially love the shaker card!

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  58. Beautiful cards love the shaker card.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  59. How fun to use the same stamps but come up with different cards and using different colors

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  60. I think that is my favorite stamp set. I love the card ideas.

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  61. Great cards. Love the shaker card.

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  62. Lovely, lovely, and lovely cards. From simply simple to Shaker---all are great. Thanks for your creativity which has inspired me.

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  63. Claire, I love the purple and pink trees in the jar cards. Thank you for sharing your tips and how you made your cards for this post.

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  64. These are beautifully designed cards. I love shakers.

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  65. Beautiful cards. Love the shaker card. Thanks for sharing...

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  66. I love this design, and I really love your color combinations!

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  67. Such a cute idea....Christmas in a jar! Very cool color combos!

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  68. Beautiful cards, love the different options with the same stamps love them all and your video is so informative. Thanks for sharing and your inspiration

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  69. Like the idea of using the mason jar look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  70. What a clever idea to stamp the trees & child with a sled & dog and putting it inside a bottle. Love your shaker card, as well.

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  71. I love them all just wish u had listed the jar die u used for them.

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  72. What great ideas! I've got a glue pad that I've never used, will have to try it out these great new stamps!

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  73. Beautiful cards. Love the shaker!

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  74. Love all your delightful jar cards!

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  75. I love how you made it a shaker card! Perfect!

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  76. Simple and clean with few colors. I can never get that done. But they look good. Maybe I can take a lesson to go more simple. Thanks.

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  77. What a fun idea to make them look like a snow globe in a jar! For those who love the country style these are perfect.

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  78. Wow, love the different levels with the shaker being my favorite - snow globe feels!!

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  79. What totally blew me away was the amazingly realistic snow globe quality, it was as if you shook that snow globe, and we are left with the realistic falling snow and the glittery wonder of an old-fashioned Christmas. THAT is completely unbelievably WONDERFUL, I am TOTALLY IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to have that snow globe MMH kit last year--I missed out on it but managed to snag it later, a death in our family meant I wasn't thinking of crafts for awhile, and I was so grateful to get it--but still haven't used it. You have inspired me to pull it out and try and create with it, thank you for that inspiration!!! I am totally BLOWN AWAY by your ability to really recreate this so real snow globe effect, wow, wow, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best wishes,

    Joanne Lowe

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  80. Love your idea for using the watercolor paper as a little more dimension for your cards. Love the cards!

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  81. Love your cards! This is a great stamp set.

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  82. This is so super cute and I love snowglobe too!!!!!

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  83. Such pretty cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  84. Thanks for showing us the different color combos for the card. I like the shaker version too.

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  85. I love "jar" cards and these are just beautiful. Thanks.

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  86. Hey, thanks for so many ideas and love the idea of stamping a scene in the jar!

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  87. Love these and what fabulous gift tags they would make! I'm on it!

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  88. Very nice cards! There are SO many things I want from this release.

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  89. What a creative use of the jar stamp! Thank you.

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  90. Nice to see your 3 versions! Pretty cards with that cute scene!

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  91. each is so pretty--probably the shaker is my fave though :)

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  92. These are all rather simple and all very beautiful! And that shaker is just so much!!

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  93. It's wonderful to see three different skill levels for one theme. I like the non-traditional color choices and the silhouettes set against the texture of the trees.

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  94. What a great layout! I love the multiple interpretations, and especially the glitter. (When isn't glitter wonderful?)

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  95. Thanks for the video instruction for your progression of creation. Love the colors you used on all of the silhouette cards. That stamp set is very versatile and the sentiment is a perfect finish! Great new releases.

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  96. Fabulous Mason Jar creations! Simply lovely!

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  97. Your cards are wonderful. Very nice to see so many different ways to use the same stamp set. Thank.

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  98. Great cards! Love them all. Thanks for the video.

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  99. Fabulous cards! I hope you made some videos to go with! Love that you can put anything in a jar :)

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  100. Love the increasing complexity of
    the cards. Fantastic idea
    to have the scene in the jar.
    thanks for sharing.

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  101. I love the variety and versatility in your cards-the mason jars are fantastic.

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  102. I love all the cards you made today. Great ideas.

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  103. Awesome progression of creativity! Love your color choices also!!

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  104. The mason jar idea is so cute. I love it!

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  105. Really nice Christmas cards and they seem relatively easy to make. Thanks for the holiday inspiration.

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  106. Lovely cards, especially the shaker card.

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  107. Such fun cards and I love your little scenes! It is also fun to see the different versions and colors.

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  108. Loved the video and all the great tips. Your first card is my favorite and cements my desire to snag that winter silhouettes stamp set. I actually had never heard of the essential glue pad before today, and hope to give that technique a try, too. Thanks again.

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  109. Love your cards! So pretty, and such a sweet stamp set!

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  110. I love the shaker card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  111. Such pretty cards, and so fun to see them in the different color combos--I like them all!

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  112. Both of these cards are CAS and I absolutely love them! So pretty! thanks so much for sharing.

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  113. Very cute stamping - I love the shaker card.

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  114. Love how you've created different looks with the same supplies.

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  115. Love the mason jar idea!! The shaker is fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  116. How fun, a shaker card and a card that resembles a shaker card.

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  117. Really enjoyed the different techniques on the same card design.

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  118. The scene in the mason jar excellent idea. The die-stamp combo...excellent for so many different types of cards.

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