December Daily™ 2012 | Day Thirteen + Hero Arts Blog Hop

In addition to sharing today's December Daily™ spread I'm also participating in 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop.

The stamp I'm using from their set of new releases is the Looped Flower Pattern (CG504).

Here's a look at my spread with an embossed vellum page as an insert.

To create the vellum insert page I stamped the background stamp using Versamark on vellum and then dumped some Silver Zing Glitter (embossing glitter) on top before cooking it with the heat gun. I love that silver Zing. Love it.

The heat embossing worked really well on the vellum.

I then cut it to the same size as my photo (about 7.25 x 4.25) and added Hardcover Silver Thickers along the end (and stitched them down for good measure). Those Hardcover Silver Thickers are currently on clearance at I picked these up at JoAnn's yesterday.

"Celebrating December" and "Tis The Season" are part of my December Daily™ stamp set and also got the same embossing treatment.

Here's a look at the back:

Behind the stamped vellum page I added an overlay from Hambly + some of those little silver stars I can't stop using.

I also added a little strip of the stamp (embossed) along the bottom of the journal card. The lines were drawn with a Faber-Castell Silver PITT Artist Pen (awesome).

On top of the photo I drew a line with that same silver pen and added a silver thicker + a cute button from the Studio Calico kit.

GIVEAWAY | Hero Arts will be giving away several prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 17. Feel free to leave a comment below to enter.

NEXT UP IN THE HERO ARTS CATALOG BLOG HOP today is my wonderful friend Jennifer McGuire.

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop.

Here's a link of all my days so far for 2012:


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  1. COEngrGirl

    2012-12-17 22:04:25 -0500

    Too cool for words... that stamp is definitely on my wish list now.... as is embossing vellum!

  2. Boo

    2012-12-17 23:28:48 -0500

    That looped flower background just gets better and better. Silver makes it very elegant.

  3. Sherry

    2012-12-17 23:53:06 -0500

    Loved the silver embossing on vellum!

  4. Kelly Griglione

    2012-12-18 00:10:09 -0500

    That stamp + the silver zing = amazing!

  5. Mrs. Hill

    2012-12-18 00:51:02 -0500

    Wow, what a great treatment to the background stamp! I thought it was a die cut at first because it looked so delicate. Gonna have to get me some of that embossing powder too. I can't believe your little girl is so big! Seems like just yesterday I was reading about you expecting her. Time flies. Which is why you scrap, right? :)

  6. Karen L K

    2012-12-18 01:30:43 -0500

    I love what you did on the vellum with the Hero Arts Looped Flower Pattern stamp and the silver letters. It looks great using that glitter embossing powder.

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  8. Joyce P.

    2012-12-18 09:35:24 -0500

    What a cool way to use the stamp - I like it!

  9. marcy

    2012-12-18 21:28:21 -0500

    very versatile stamp!

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