Hello, Friends. Happy Saturday! Today, I am sharing two cards using the same background stamp from Hero Arts. I love this stamp, and while it’s great for coloring, I didn’t color either one of my cards.


 Hero Arts Forest Shapes Bold Prints Stamp 

 MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames Die Set

 Gina K. Designs Winter Hugs Stamp Set

  Simon Says Stamp – Nested Banners Die Set

 MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics

 MFT Weather With You Stamp Set

  Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

  Taylored Expressions Corrugated Embossing Folder (retired)  

  Various colored card stock

Spellbinders Platinum 6

MISTI Stamping Tool

Making the Cards

I started out with the more complicated card. Ironically, I was feeling a bit lazy and didn’t want to color the whole image. So, I decided to do some paper piecing…which led to a LOT of paper piecing. I stamped the Forest Shapes stamp image onto various colors of card stock as well as a panel of white card stock. I fussy cut all of the forest shapes out of the different colors of paper. Once I had them cut out, I adhered them to the appropriate spot on the white panel. 

I cut a white piece of paper with the MFT stitched frame die and then popped that frame onto my paper-pieced panel using foam tape. I then adhered it to a top-folding A2 Kraft card base. The sentiment comes from Gina K.’s Winter Hugs stamp set. All of that paper piecing was definitely a labor of love, which is fine, since this is for my husband’s birthday!

For my second card, I decided to make it clean and simple. I stamped the image onto a piece of Kraft card stock with white pigment ink and trimmed it down using MFT’s stitched rectangle die. I embossed the front of a white card base with the “Corrugated” embossing folder and then adhered the stamped panel on top. This embossing folder from Taylored Expressions is retired, but you could use any embossing folder that you like. The sentiment comes from MFT’s Weather With You stamp set. I cut the sentiment with one of the dies from SSS’s Nested Banners set and adhered it to my panel.

And that’s it for today! Leave me a comment and let me know which card you like better. Thank you so much for joining me today. 

Wishing you all a crafty day!


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  1. Glad you were feeling lazy that day, not wanting to color in.😉 This is a striking card with wonderful color choices and I don’t think it could’ve been achieved in any other way. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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