March 02, 2024

Stay Crafty February 2024 Challenge Reminder - Do You Believe in Love?

Hello there.  I’m sharing another card for the FebruaryDo You Believe in Love? Stay Crafty  challenge hosted on the Hero Arts (HA) blog.  

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Love is not isolated to February. 😉   Since I was left scrambling a bit last year 😂, I am getting a jump start and using one of my favourite layering stencil sets to create my first Christmas card of the year!

HA products used:
▪️Color Layering Poinsettia Window stencil & die 
▪️Winter Foliage stamp & cut XL 

Gradient colours of red and gray dye inks were ink blended over the stencil layers with blending brushes.  Die cut the panel down to 4x5.25-inches with the second largest nesting rectangle die, then die cut it with the matching die.  This die will only die cut out the center opening while dry embossing and adding partial cuts to the image.  Matted the image piece onto an A2 size black panel.

The luggage letters were then die cut from silver glitter paper.  Heat embossed Peace & Joy with silver embossing powder on the black panel through the opening.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added clear shimmer to the poinsettias for more sparkle to finish.

You still have until 5:00 pm PT tomorrow, March 3, 2024, to enter the challenge.  There are two $50 gift cards to the HA online store awarded.  One winner will be randomly selected and the other will be voted on by the design team (DT).   Just ensure to use at least one HA brand product to qualify.  The link up tool is HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  

Tic Tac Toe - #242 Featured Designer Betty   (diagonal - Floral, Free, Metallic + middle row - Foliage, Free, Embossing)


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! You mixed the layered stencil and the stamp&cut so well Trina, this card has a fabulous 3D effect! Love the palette and the big glittered "love" in the centre! So impressive!
Love has to be daily, all the year round, and Christmas is perfect for it! :)

Cindy H. said...

Oh my gosh, what an awesome Christmas card! I absolutely LOVE it! You are off to a great start for your Christmas cards this year.

Lisa Elton said...

Good for you to get a jump on your Christmas cards, Trina! This is a pretty one to add to that stash!

Diane said...

Beautifully created card, love the gray tones in the background too!

Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
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Bonnie said...

Love is definitely not limited to February, Trina! I LOVE these poinsettias! A beautiful Christmas card, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

the poinsettia create such a beautiful frame ♥

Tammy Fite said...

Lovely cards--your color combination is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Craft Creations!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a gorgeous color combo, Trina - perfect take on that poinsettia window!!

Susan said...

Beautiful - I love the colour scheme. Fabulous layout too.

Stef Perry said...

Trina, you've created such a stunning Christmas card and good for you for getting your stash going for the year! Love the gray and red, it's a really lovely image and I love the die cut center leaving space for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us over at Christmas Craft Creations!

BożenA said...

Your first Christmas card makes your grand entrance! I love these incredibly colorful flowers and the delicate gray of the leaves. Now I know these layered stencils are amazing, but your card proved it!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, love the inking the color just pops, the wonderful layout, and the flowers/poinsettias are lovely, thank you for playing our challenge at Christmas Craft Creations.

Leanne DT Member/CCC
Christmas Craft Creations

Anna said...

What a beautiful card. I love the silver, red and black color scheme. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Christmas Craft Creations Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, Design Team