Hello friends! Today, the Hero Arts Global design team is hopping on Instagram! We have loads of inspiration for you! More on this at the end of my post. But first, I have three card projects I want to share with you today.
I created these cards using the latest Holiday hot foil plates release from Hero Arts. Even if you do not have a hot foil machine, I hope these cards inspire you to create your own family photo greeting cards for the holidays.
For the first card, I used the Ornament Border Hot Foil plate. I fell in love with this as I immediately thought of several ways to use it!
After hot foiling the Ornament Border on a piece of Pine cardstock, I used one of the dies from the Circle Infinity die set to die cut an opening for the photo. I added the photo behind the opening, then adhered it to a side-folding notecard. By the way, all the photos in my projects are sized 3.5″ X 4.5″.
I heat embossed the sentiment “Have a Joy Filled Christmas” using silver embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Holly Berries stamp & cut XL stamp set. I did swipe the embossing ink pad on the sides of the sentiment strip and heat embossed it also with silver embossing powder. I finished it off by adding a little silver bow at the top of the ornament.
For the second card, I used the Snowflake Pattern Hot foil plate and Speckled Aura foil. The background is a leftover panel I created last month for a card using distress oxide sprays. I just hot foiled on top of it and I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful it turned out!
For the frame of the photo,I used two consecutive nesting rectangular dies from the Rectangle Infinity die set. The photo fit perfectly inside!
I gold heat embossed the sentiment “Holiday Greetings” on cream cardstock. The sentiment is from the Holly Berries Stamp & Cut XL set.
For the third and final card, I used the Holly hot foil plate – gold on red cardstock. Then I used the same rectangle dies from the previous card and die cut a hole in the middle of the foiled background.
I then adhered the photo behind the opening and then added the frame on top cut from gold mirror cardstock.
Then I die cut the sentiment Season’s Greetings also from gold mirror cardstock and used the coordinating shadow die to cut out of vellum. I adhered the sentiment at the top left and bottom right of the card front. The sentiment die is from the Season Words fancy die set.
The photos are of my family — several years ago, when my kids were still babies. Now they are all teenagers! Our first family dog, Bauer (named after the main character from the series 24), is in the photo too. He has since crossed the rainbow bridge.
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Have a wonderful crafty day!
’til next time!