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December 14, 2012

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.
    Kelly Rasmussen said…

    love this, ali! the looped flower background is one on my favorite new stamps! :)

  • 2.
    Tasha said…

    I love that new stamp!

  • 3.
    Danielle said…

    Just gorgeous!

  • 4.
    kelly Booth said…

    WOW!!! Love Love LOVE your Page Ali….So Festive and Perfect!!!

  • 5.
    Dana W said…

    Wow! Awesome project!!

  • 6.
    Kristen said…

    So elegant. Love the less is more concept with this stamp.

  • 7.
    Susan said…

    That’s a gorgeous stamp! I love the way you used it. Always such inspiring ideas on your blog. :)

  • 8.
    Susan Kapp said…

    the loopy background is calling my name

  • 9.
    Vicki Rundlett said…

    Anna rocks! I always love Anna posts. Merry Christmas!

  • 10.
    Helen said…

    What an elegant look with that new stamp, it looks fbulous.

  • 11.
    Debbie said…

    Great giveaway, love your December Daily album!

  • 12.
    Lee Anne Owens said…

    This is why I love blog hops I would never have used the stamp this way, thanks for a new idea !

  • 13.
    Sharon said…

    Really cute idea for that background stamp. Thanks for sharing!

  • 14.
    Judy said…

    I love the way this looped flower stamp looks embossed on vellum!!

  • 15.
    Sara Kiiru said…

    Again you make me excited about the inspiring things that can be created with simple products and our own stories. Thank you!

  • 16.
    PavlaH said…

    This Looped Flower background stamp is really stunning!

  • 17.
    Susan Fogarty said…

    Amazing new stamp! Love what you did with it.

  • 18.
    Dana N said…

    Stamping on vellum – I must try that!

  • 19.
    Small T said…

    I love how you used this stamp! Such a great idea! I embossed on vellum for the first time yesterday. :) xx

  • 20.
    Alli said…

    I’m so loopy over that background!
    LOVE the silver!!!

  • 21.
    Ann M said…

    What an awesome and festive page! I love it stamped on the vellum!

  • 22.
    Message Keeper said…

    The pattern really pop-up with heat emboss on vellum! Nice!

  • 23.
    Bonnie Van said…

    More inspiration!! I never thought about embossing on vellum. Love it!

  • 24.
    Laura A in OR said…

    Thanks for sharing your pages everyday…so inspiring!

  • 25.
    Kristen said…

    I love Hero Arts and this new stamp is just gorgeous. Thanks for your inspiration Ali.

  • 26.
    Jocelyn Thompson said…

    Love this stamp! Beautiful pages as always Ali! Thank you!

  • 27.
    howdyheidi said…

    Very neat with the silver embossing on vellum.

  • 28.
    Terri (blindstamper) said…

    Well, I am adding the loopy flower pattern to my must have list!

  • 29.
    StacyK said…

    Wow this is really really gorgeous. I didn’t even know I could heat emboss vellum! Thanks for sharing!

  • 30.
    Lizzy said…

    Such a pretty little album! Love how you embossed on vellum!

  • 31.
    Buffy Esser said…

    the embossing came out wonderful!I didn’t realize you could do it on that!

  • 32.
    Julie said…

    What a fun background stamp…..WANT!

  • 33.
    adele said…

    I never think to emboss on vellum. This is so pretty!

  • 34.
    Jennifer said…

    Beautiful work! I love that stamp and it looks so pretty as an embossed background!

  • 35.
    Flo said…

    Love the effect! Going to try this one out! :)

  • 36.
    KathyK said…

    Very elegant look to a fun stamp!

  • 37.
    Linda said…

    This page is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it :)

  • 38.
    Jen said…

    Looks awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 39.
    Amelia said…

    Love what you did with the stamp and vellum!

  • 40.
    lydia said…

    Wow this is awesome. LOVE to win.
    Thanks Ali for this great giveaway.

  • 41.
    Jessica said…

    This is so beautiful, I love it!

  • 42.
    barbara lassiter said…

    I really didn’t know about embossing on vellum, but this looks fabulous! Thanks!

  • 43.
    Chitra said…

    The page is so beautiful.. Love the backround stamp, so versatile..

  • 44.
    Daria Z. said…

    Love that new bg stamp in silver – just gorgeous!

  • 45.
    Amber Bracken said…

    I am glad I found the blog hop because I absolutely love your idea of a journal entry a day with a picture. I am going to have my daughter do this with me. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • 46.
    Brooke U said…

    What a fun stamp!!

  • 47.
    Carol G. said…

    Trying out new stamps is always so much fun.

  • 48.
    Lenny said…

    Wow! That December Daily page is gorgeous!
    Love that new stamp!!
    Can’t wait to play with the new stamps!

  • 49.
    Jennifer S. said…

    Love the silver embossing! Gives the background a whole different look!

  • 50.
    Laura S. said…

    Lovely! The stamp set is so fun!

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