Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hero Arts December Sketch Challenge

Hey my friend, thanks for stopping by!  I got the chance to go to Archiver's yesterday and get a few of the latest Hero Arts 2012 stamps!  EEK, love these new stamps!  I had a hard time deciding which ones I wanted most.  Once I got them home, I couldn't wait to ink them up.  For my cards today, I used two of the three Hero Arts December sketches and dug into my Hero stash to create these.

For my first card I used a large background stamp called Leaf and Flora Background and stamped it onto a white panel, which I rounded the top corners and punched a scallop edge.  I then adhered it to a brown card base.  I stamped my poinsettia onto white cardstock, trimmed them and adhered them, adding rhinestones to their centers.  Lastly, I stamped my sentiment, matted it onto aqua cardstock, and popped it up.

For my next card I stamped a few animals from the set Playful Animals in brown onto an aqua card base, die cut circles onto a white strip and adhered yellow scallop strips to the side.  I then added a bit of brown and white baker's twine and popped it up allowing the animals to peek through.  Lastly, I stamped my sentiment from   in white ink and adhered it with more foam.

Here are the sketches for December.  I chose the bottom two for my cards today.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great rest of your weekend.



{Merry Christmas Poinsettia}
Paper: Brown GinaK, White TPC, Aqua Mist PTI
Stamps: Leaf & Floral Background, Poinsettia Bloom, Very Merry Christmas Hero Arts
Ink: Grass Amuse Studio, Red Currant, Chocolate Fresh Ink, 
Embellishment: Clear Rhinestones Michael's
Tools: Scallop Border Punch Fiskars

Paper: Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate, White Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Playful Animals, All Occasion Messages Hero Arts
Ink: Chocolate Fresh Ink, Moonlight White Tsukineko
Embellishment: Brown/White Twine Whisker Graphics
Tools: Scallop Border Punch Fiskars, Sm Circle Die Spellbinders


  1. great cards Lindsay - that 2nd card is so fun and cute. i too used one of the sketches this weekend - off to photograph and upload my card!

  2. Gorgeous cards!!! I love the new stamps. Those animals are adorable!

  3. So cute, I especially like the animal card. Cute.

  4. Oh nuts, Lindsay, I was there yesterday, too! Sure would have loved to meet you! Wasn't it fun?!

  5. both cards are awesome. I love most of the new release I saw on the web. Just have not got a chance to go to the release party yet.

  6. Wow Lindsay, these are both GREAT!! The first card is GORGEOUS, so bold and bright, and the second one is just plain adorable! Great work!

  7. Both of these cards are wonderful. I'm partial to the second, as I love those little darling animals.

  8. These are fantastic! Great takes on the sketches! The baby animal one in particular is so stinkin' cute! I am hoping to get to A's this week to check out the new HA stamps.

  9. These are such fun cards Lindsay! Great takes on the sketches :)

  10. So cute!! I love the layout of the animal card and the colors are so pretty on the pointsetta card :-)

  11. They are both great! I especially like the first one. Love the rhinestone centers. The second one is super cute too.

  12. Lindsay, I love the bold colors on the first one and the cute peeking monkeys on the second...great cards!

  13. Ooh lucky you to have an Archivers close by! I miss being so close to one - it was heavenly. Haha Love the color combo on the Christmas card - so cheery and bright!

  14. SUPER awesome, Lindsay!! Love both take on the sketches!

  15. Fabulous cards... love the peeking animals, what a clever way to do that one.

  16. great cards, Lindsay! I love the second card--what a fun sketch!

  17. Hello Lindsay!
    I just dropped by to take a look at your cards for Hero Arts December 2011 Challenge. I really like them all!! The one with poinsettia is beautiful. The one with the animals is my favorite -- so adorable! I'm joining too. I'm a bit new with stamping, and I'm inspired by your creations.


  18. OMG Lindsay! These are AMAZING! Love the poinsettias and the color combo on the first as well as the windows on the second!