Holiday Cards. Go-to Gal Style.

Hi everyone!

Well, we meet again! πŸ™‚

How is your day going?Β  Hope it is swell.

Today, I’m partnering up with the Go-to Gals today for our monthly Go-to challenge. This time, we are challenging each other to create something with the new and yumm-a-licous Nordic Holiday stamps from Hero Arts and Basicgrey.

I am pretty dang fond of both of Basicgrey and Hero Arts. Both make high quality, well-designed products. I’m always excited when they come out with a new release. And so seeing them come out together makes things so much more exciting.

Enough talk. Let’s get on with the project.

Meet today’s card!

I used the snowflakes from Smiling Snowman stamp set to do the stamping on the hexagons.

It’s hard to tell, but there is stamping on the solid green ones.

Here’s how I made them:

1. I scribbled allΒ  over the large snowflake on the tag stamp in the Smiling Snowman set with a green Copic marker.

2. I spritzed the stamp with Copic Blending solution. (If you try this at home, hold the bottle far away from the stamp when you spray rather than close so you just mist the stamp with solution rather than drown it.)

3. I set my paper on top of it and let it suck up ink.

When finished, I flipped it over, let it dry and then attached it to my card.

I used the same technique with another snowflake from the set to make the green snowflakes on the white circles.

I cheated a little to make the sentiment. The joy stamp comes from the Happy Holidays stamp set (also from the Nordic Collection stamp collection from Hero Arts and Basicgrey). The wishing you is from Essential Messages, another Hero Arts set.

The stamp started big like this.

Then, I wrapped it around my block, allowing only the “wishing you” part to be inked and stamped.

Easy peasy. And fun.

Want to win a Smiling Snowman stamp set from Hero Arts and Basicgrey (as well was a copy of Holiday Cards and More, Vol. 6 from Paper Crafts magazine)?

I know people (really good people), you know. πŸ˜‰

Leave a comment on this post by 5 p.m. (MDT) on Thursday, Sept. 29th.

Be sure to check the blogs Windy, Julie, Jennifer, Betsy and Kim to see what they’ve worked up with these fun stamps and for the opportunity to win Nordic Holiday stamps on their blogs, too!

See you again soon!

PS… Don’t forget to hit Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World this week. The wild boa-wearing editors of Paper Crafts magazine are celebrating Holiday Cards & More and World Card Making Day. World Card Making Day is Saturday and just happens to kick off the holiday card making season.

326 thoughts on “Holiday Cards. Go-to Gal Style.

  1. Pretty card and I love knowing how you did it! Misting huh? well, I’ll have to try it!! I want this issue so bad and would love to have this stamp set too!

  2. I’m totally obsessed with that Hexagon shape, its popping up everywhere and I love it! I LOVE Nordic Holiday, such a yummy collection. Thanks for sharing the tip about wrapping the stamp around the block, I need to try it! πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing your card and techniques. Like the card, especially the tone on tone stamping on the solids. It adds just a little dimension.

  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and also for the mini tutorial! I have never used my Copic markers on my stamps but that will change now! I love the idea of placing the paper on the stamp and letting it soak up the ink – such a nice result!

  5. I love the way you refab your stamps to work for you. Very nice results, too. I learned about wrapping the text stamps and about spritizing with the copic medium. Thanks.

  6. What a great idea for a card! This is a great way to use up those little bit of scraps and the stamp set just adds that extra oomph to it! Love the tip about wrapping the stamp around the block~!

  7. Oh wow, did I love this tutorial! I didn’t know there was blending solution for copics. I thought maybe you could use rubbing alcohol? What do you think? I also loved, loved, loved the idea of wrapping around the block with a long sentiment stamp. Genious!!! Anyway, thank you for posting, and thank you for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  8. I love the card and the new idea of wrapping the stamp around the block. I also never really thought of stamping small things to just get part of the stamp on it but it makes sense. I love learning and getting new ideas. I love the snowman in that set. He is so cute and Lord knows I cant draw anything and make it look like that!!! Thanks for new ideas!!!

  9. What a nice card! Love how you combined the two sentiments!

    I’m a Norwegian girl living in Holland, so I absolutely love the Nordic Holiday line! It reminds me of home! πŸ™‚

  10. Thanks so much for the hint of wrapping the sentiment around the block, I hate to cut my clear stamps because I always end up losing them.

  11. This was a fun card using the very popular hexagon shape. I love the sentiment. Maybe I can cross stitch. I am starting my Christmas cards next week.

  12. So much to love about this card – the bright kelly green, the “cross-stitch” lettering, and your hexagons make me think of a quilt. Thanks for your inspiration!

  13. I love your card, and that stamp set is cute! Thanks for the tip of wrapping the sentiment stamp around the acrylic block to just ink what you need – so much quicker (to me!) than masking it off!

  14. How great your example is, and thanks for the tip about wrapping a message, I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing with us!

  15. I just love the clean and graphic look of your card. Thanks for the tip on the sentiment. Not only is it a great card but I learned something as a bonus. Thanks for sharing. You all are the greatest.

  16. Wow, what a fun idea, I am just a beginning card maker, so enjoy seeing what other card makers are doing to try to see the possibilities. Would love to win a prize!

  17. Love your card, the design is very unique. The hexagons are a nice change from the standard squares and circles. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win.

  18. I could do this! I have the hex punches from Creative Memories, and all I need are the stamps. Mahalo for this great design!

  19. Your post is chock full of wonderful tips…the Copics, wrapping the stamp. Thanks for the great ideas! And I do think the card is great, too.

  20. Love making Christmas Cards. What a great collection to have!!! Thanks for the chance to win it. Great card. Like using the shapes.

  21. I love the hexagons combined with the snowflakes. Very cool. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine and stamp set. I love snowmen!

  22. Love your card. All of these new sets are just really great. Thanks for the tips too. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these stamps and start having some fun! Thanks for a chance to win a set!

  23. How awesome!!! πŸ˜€ I LOVE Christmas–it’s my favorite holiday–and I LOVE giveaways! Absolutely LOVE the Nordic Holiday stamp set!!! (:

  24. I love your ideas! Who would have thought of wrapping a stamp around the block…not me! Lots of great tips and I really enjoyed scrolling down your blog and catching other ideas such as the eye chart congrats card! Thank you for sharing!

  25. So adorable! I love how you only used a bit part of the clear stamp and so creative using copic marker.. I should try this at home πŸ™‚ so neat and creative! I love it!

  26. Great card, and great ideas using the hexagon shape for layout design. Also, thanks for the tip of wrapping around longer clear sentiments in order to stamp a few words. Wonderful inspiration here!

  27. What a GREAT card! I love the clean look–the hexagons have great impact and yet the design would lend itself well to mass production. You could even make each one unique by mixing up the placement of the shapes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Teri! LOVE this card, and really appreciate your tips & hints … who would have thought we could wrap the stamp around the block =) Love it! Thank you.

  29. Very cute card!! Love the clever ideas of wrapping the saying and using a portion of a stamp. Great way to get more uses from the stamps already owned. Thanks for being part of the blog hop!!

  30. Teri – you are such a creative card-maker! Love what you’ve come up with here! Adorable stamp set and so happy to have the chance to win! I always love finding another wordpress blog user too! TFS!

  31. Thanks for the tip of wrapping your stamp around your block to only ink the part you need. I will totally be trying that!! Love your card! Who knew hexagons were such a Christmas shape? besides you, obviously πŸ™‚

  32. The wrap around idea with the sentiment is interesting — I am going to give it a try with some of my clear stamps — I need a Birthday Card ASAP!

  33. I love the hexagons on your card on how you stamped the textures on them and I love that snowman set almost as much as the hex die cuts, I will have to get that sizzix die.

  34. You are SOOO FUNNY!!! LOVE your sense of humour!!! πŸ™‚ I LOVE all the little tips you have on here for your card! GREAT INSPIRATION!! πŸ™‚

  35. So cute! Now I can see why you are called one of the “go to gals”. Would love to win this issue! I appreciate the opportunity for the chance

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