Iron Craft #19

Heya people! I apologize for making you wait this week but Iron Craft is here and you are going to love this one!! Time to meet my guest…


When I squeal, you squeal too, OK? Eeeeekkkkk!! Its Julie Ebersole!JulieEbersole

Today I get to introduce you to one of my teachers 🙂 You must come out from under your rock and check out some of Julie’s tutorials if you need a longer introduction to Julie! Like me, you may have been introduced to her work through Online Card Classes.

What can I say… she is an amazing teacher, she always has a new technique up her sleeve and she stays pretty close to home in WA!

She has some awesome Hello Monday videos on her channel and her blog has some of my best inspirations! Ofcourse very likely you may have come here from her blog. In that case WELCOME!!!

Wanna see what we played with this week?


Julie and I are both using the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Brush Strokes set.

Its just a fun set to let your hair down and go crazy! Put some music in your craft room, get your stamping gear and have F-U-N kind of set… KWIM? Here is what we made with it…


Here are our creations, mine on the left and Julie’s on the right.


I started with coloring the background with Copics to form a nice graduated background. I then stamped my brush strokes with Versamark and and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then took a Copic (C5) and added the shading on the H formed with the brush strokes. The sentiment is from PTI.

Since this was a challenge with Julie and since I’ve seen so many of her videos, taken her classes… I had the little voice-of-Julie in my head all the time telling me to “keep it clean”, “use your tools properly” and “stamp straight”!

Isn’t Julie’s card such an bold, and fun card? I saw her card before I made mine so it definitely was my inspiration! You must go check out her blog for more details on it but not before you enter the giveaway!!


Hero Arts is sponsoring today’s giveaway with a Stamp Your Story Brush Strokes set!!! Thankyou Hero Arts ❤

Since this set is all about having fun and relaxing, I have a fun and useful question for you today!

To win, just leave a comment here by 23:59 EST on July 14 telling us what your favorite method of relaxing and de-stressing is! I’ll pick a random winner from the entries for the stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to reading your comments on how you have fun and de-stress yourself!


  1. Diane M

    What lovely cards. So glad Julie directed me here! She is so amazing. Loved seeing both your takes on the card. I like them both, glad there’s no voting! My favorite was to relax is reading.


  2. Susan Garner

    You both made great free-form cards with that set!! Relaxing for me means sitting on the porch with a glass of wine, cat on my lap, enjoying the view and/or reading a good novel.


  3. Sabrina Radican

    Oh my goodness!! Both cards are just beautiful!! I just love this set cause you are right you can just let your hair down and go with the flow! My favorite relaxation is to make jelly and jam and don’t know what it is. Maybe the smell but it just calms me right down and makes me happy happy girl!!


  4. Judy

    Thanks for sharing this fun challenge between you and Julie! My favorite way to relax is to listen to music and make cards or to read a good novel.


  5. lauraz

    My favorite way to relax is to craft. I work with numbers all day so to strech my creativity is a needed de-stressing activity.

    Love the cards today!


  6. Carmen

    Those are two great cards… Love how they are super simple yet so pretty. To destress I enjoy crafting and reading. Lately I have been entering online challenges and I have found this is really stretching me and teaching me new techniques… FUN


  7. Nora Noll

    I love these kinds of challenges!! It is always amazing what people come up with using the same materials.

    To de-stress, I either hole myself up in my craft room with some tunes and scrapbook or create cards OR I sit down with a good book and get lost in a different world.


  8. Tiffany G

    So happy to meet you!! Just found your blog through Julie!! I absolutely love Julie and watching her videos!! She has so much talent!! Both of the cards are beautiful!! I love the artsy look this stamp set gives!! You can make a card in just minutes but yet it looks like you took hours!! My favorite way to relax is by just going in my craft room and coloring, making a card, or art journaling!! Thank u soo much for the chance to win!!!


  9. Linda J

    Love both of the cards….and the stamp set! My way of destressing is being in my craftroom making cards, bookmarks or scrapping pages of my grandchildren.


  10. Bonnie

    I destress by just sitting in my craft room and looking at all my cool stuff…LOL!
    Love this stamp set. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.


  11. Kathy H

    My craft room is all windows on one long side, so I destress by looking out a window onto my backyard. I love watching the squirrels scamper around the ground searching for their winter’s hidden treasures (acorns!). Then there are the cardinals, mockingbirds and blue jays who love to sit on my fence and sing or just catch a few zzzs!


  12. Tammy

    I destress by sitting down with a good book or at my cutter to craft a card and let everything else go. When I am finished with either it is a sense of accomplishment and ends on a good note. Love both of the cards and thanks for a chance to win.


  13. Karen G (Cardcrazed)

    I relax by listening to music, a tub soak, or even by doodling card layouts.

    I love all the cards 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win an awesome stamp set!


  14. Jeanine

    Both of these cards are wonderful! One of my favorite ways to relax and de-stress is to craft. But I also love to read, I find that very relaxing as well. Thanks for the chance to enter.


  15. Linda S in NE

    My favorite way to relax is to read in bed, just before I turn in for the evening. It’s always late, so no worries of the doorbell, or even the telephone ringing. Just me, a good book, and maybe a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.


  16. Kristin

    This is my first time on your blog–I love the idea of the iron craft duel….I like to craft, bike, kayak, read, and make fudge (well eating the fudge…..) to destress. I have to have a variety so I have a way to destress from my destressing activity lol


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