Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Joy To The World Card with Hero Arts

Hello everyone!!  I love Pinterest.  I admit that I can spend hours on this site finding inspiration with all the amazing talent in the world!  Sometimes something on a card or project gets the gears in my head moving.  This was one of those times.    

Today's card was inspired by this card that I found on Pinterest-

It was made by a woman named Lynn Mangan and you can click HERE to see her original blog post from 2011. And, since my mind works in strange ways, I focused on the wreath/circle stamps because I remembered that I have a stamp set by The Scrapbook Diaries that would work.  This card really started because of the above card and a circle stamp.    

After almost 25 years of stamping I have a mountain of images I have bought but never used.  I've had some fun lately digging into that vault and pulling out some great stamps! Today I am using a Hero Arts set called Merriest Christmas Wishes.  They don't make it anymore but you can still find it online and Ebay.  

First I cut my papers - an A2 card base of white cardstock to which I adhered a piece of designer paper, a piece of black cardstock 4" x 5.25", and a piece of Kraft cardstock 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".

Because I wanted this image to be really black, I pulled out my Misti and stamped the image 3 times with Onyx Black Versafine ink.  Then I placed the 3rd largest die from the Stitched Circle Layers set over the image, secured it with tape, and ran it through my Big Shot.

Look how beautiful this black is after using Versafine and the Misti!

Next I took the piece of Kraft cardstock and stamped the largest of the stitched circles from the  Beauty & Grunge set by The Scrapbook Diaries (the image this whole card was formed around) - with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  

Then I adhered the Kraft cardstock to the black cardstock, which I then adhered to the card front.

Then I adhered the stitched circle to the center of the white embossed image.

Then I stamped the phrase "Joy To The World" from the same set, with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  Heat set.  Then cut and layered it on a piece of red cardstock and applied some gold/red sequins around the card front.  Done!!

Well I hope you enjoyed this card.  Feel free to share or leave comments.  Until next time...

Hugs from Brasil - 


  1. This is a great, adorable card. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks Lois! Glad you like the card and thanks for stopping by the blog again.

  2. Love this card Michael. The color palette really appeals to me.

    1. Thanks Seth! Yes this is your palette. I am embracing kraft more and more lately. LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog.