Christmas Card Trio

Hello stampers! We’re delighted to have a super talented guest artist joining us from across the pond today. Please give Taheerah Atchia a big Hero Arts welcome and enjoy her trio of gorgeousness!

Hi! I’m Taheerah. I’m a geek. And I like to make stuff.

I live in the UK with my wonderful cats, and I work in IT, building and testing software. I’m a scientist at heart (I have a degree in Astrophysics), but I’ve always also been creative. I like to balance all the technical, thinking work I do in my day job with doing something with my hands, which is where crafting comes in! I love combining designs/products in think-outside-the-box ways, as well as mixing it up with a varied style and capitalising on the latest trends. I’d love it if you stopped by my site and learned more about me!

I’m so thrilled to be guesting for Hero Arts today to share a trio of Christmas cards!

Christmas Card Trio by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

I had a ton of fun making a couple of different backgrounds using some heat embossing techniques – and then finishing off with a vintage-inspired card for something different altogether!

Ombre Snowflake Card by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

For my first card, I blended Red Royal ink over some shimmery cardstock to create an ombre look! When my ink was dry I then stamped the beautiful Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints stamp and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.

Ombre Snowflake Card by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

I added a sentiment from the gorgeous Happy Holly Days set and heat embossed that onto gold cardstock for a coordinating look.

Peaceful Woods by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

For my next card I heat embossed the stunning Forest And Deer Bold Prints stamp onto shimmery cardstock again, then swiped my Navy ink pad all over the panel to cover it entirely. I watered down some Silver ink and then watercoloured a little over the panel for some extra shimmer. Then, for the grand finale, I ironed off the embossing powder to reveal the original cardstock colour beneath!

Peaceful Woods by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

Another sentiment from Happy Holly Days finished off the card beautifully, this time heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.

Merry Kissmas by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

For my final card, I wanted to use the mistletoe image from the Happy Holly Days set to create a dimensional vintage card!

I stamped the mistletoe onto my card base (did you know Red Royal Ink and Forever Green Ink, inked together on the same stamp, make a great vintage-y brown?!) and then watercoloured it, adding a little shimmer to the berries.

Merry Kissmas by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

The sentiment was made up by selectively inking two different sentiments from the set so I could make the ‘kissmas’ word. I added a very fine line of glue to frame the card and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Merry Kissmas by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

I stamped and watercoloured a separate mistletoe image, then fussy cut it apart and used some pieces of it to add some dimensional leaves and berries. The finished look is so stunning and really adds to what is otherwise a very simple card!

Christmas Card Trio by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my work here today! If you’d like to see more of my creations you can find me on my blog and follow me on Instagram! Thanks again to Hero for having me here today – I’ve had a great time!

Thanks for stopping by today, and big thanks to special guest Taheerah for the beautiful dose of holiday inspiration!

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