Hero Arts Digital Kit Kitchen Silhouettes

Howdy! Today I have a fun little coffee card over at a2z Scrapbooking that I made using several Hero Arts sets. The main one is a digital image kit called Kitchen Silhouettes.

Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Digital Kit

I saw those coffee related images in that set and had to make a card with them. How about that old school coffee pot? I thought it really looked like a camping coffee pot so there you have it.

The coffee pot and the cup – I took the coffee pot image and the cup image and used my Cameo Silhouette to size them and have just the outline so they could then be cut out with the Silhouette. There was a few steps involved. I looked it up and fairly quickly altered the images. I colored them with Copics. I stamped over the mug using the Hero Arts background stamp Lattice. On the coffee pot I used a white pen to make the dots. It is hard to see in the photo but I put clear glaze over the top of the pot to make it look like a glass top. For the steam I used a die from a Hero Arts monthly kit to cut that out of watercolor paper.

The coffee beans were printed from a Hero Arts digital kit Caffeine Fix. I resized them, colored with Copics and hand cut them out.

The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts monthly kit.

The background I made by dropping Hero Arts liquid watercolor on a fairly wet piece of watercolor paper. It kind of has that oops I spilled the coffee look.

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Coloring with Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Kit

Hello there! I have a card today using some images from the Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Kit available at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. Once you learn a few tricks working with the digital images you can do all sorts of things. One of the best things is being able to make the images any size you want to fit your project.

Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Kit

I wanted to have some fun with the dragonflies. There are also two butterflies in this digital kit. I opened Word and inserted each of the two dragonflies. I selected layout and changed the size to 4X6 instead of letter size. That way I could work in a space close to my card size. I sized each butterfly, gave them a bit of a tilt/turn and then copied and pasted them 3 to a row. I  also copied one of each dragonfly to the next 4X6 page and made those ones bigger. I printed all of them out using an inkjet printer.

I colored all of the butterflies with Copic markers in purple, blue green, and a yellow brown color for the body. I did not have any ink smearing while coloring. I went over the wings with a sparkle pen.

I heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder on a strip of white paper. Underneath the sentiment strip is a piece of fun foam. I hand cut one of the larger dragonflies and added that and the gems to the sentiment strip. I had the sentiment looking different at first but it didn’t look right to me so I was lucky to get that part off without ruining anything and changed it to how it looks now.

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  • Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Kit
  • Hero Arts Thanks A Bunch stamp set
  • Copic Markers
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss
  • PSX Silver Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pad – Rainbow


Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable

Howdy! Such a cold winter this year. I hope you all are keeping warm in your crafty spaces. I have a card today using digital images, colored pencils and a stencil. I was inspired by the mood board for the a2z Scrapbooking monthly challenge. For the details about my card check out my post over at a2z Scrapbooking.



Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers Watercoloring

Hello! Today I have a card I created for a friend. I had some fun with my Koi watercolors.

I stamped these flowers on some watercolor paper. I used a travel type watercolor set by Sakura to color the flowers. There are some pearlescent colors in the set so that is used or mixed with many of the colors. The photo shows the middle of the two flowers looking very pearly but it didn’t look that bold in person. After painting the flowers and leaves I created a quick mask. I mixed glimmer metallic ink with water and splattered it over the background with the mask in place. The flowers didn’t stamp super well on the watercolor paper so I went back over it with a pen. For the sentiment I heat embossed using gold embossing powder on the black paper and cut that out with a die. Then I attached the panel to a black card base.


  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers stamp set
  • Koi Water Colors – pocket field sketch box
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day stamp set


Honey Bee Stamps Large Thanks Die

Howdy once again! I got a couple thank you cards done for some Christmas gifts. I know I am pretty late on getting them done. This one is for my son.

Snowflake Embossing Folder

We’ll start with the top layer this time. I put some drops of liquid watercolors in purple and blue on some watercolor paper. I then spritzed with water. I added a few more drops and then let it dry. I like those nice deep colors. I used a die to cut out the sentiment. For the background I used an embossing folder with snowflakes then cut out the oval with a die. The blue panel is a piece of paper I had laying on my desk at the right time. I glued it to the card base and inked around the edges.


  • Honey Bee Stamps Large Thanks die
  • Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors – Indigo and Purple
  • Darice Embossing Folder – Snowflake background


Memory Box Summer Meadow Collage Die Cut

Hello to you all on this rainy Saturday. I’m still playing catch up for several cards I created in January. Here is one to cheer up my Dad’s girlfriend who got injured.

Memory Box Summer Meadow Collage die

For this card I created a background panel by putting some inks down on a craft mat and spritzing with water and then putting the paper down on that. I like this colorful one.

I used a die to cut out the butterflies and flowers which I thought worked well with the colors.

I heat embossed the sentiment using some glittery embossing powder. I cut that out using a die.

I cut out the teal mat to bring that color out.


  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangles Stax die
  • Altenew Painted Greetings stamp set
  • Memory Box Summer Meadow Collage die

Stamping Flowers on Glossy Cardstock

Howdy! How’s it going today? Here it is cold and rainy.

This is another one of those I did the panel stamping some time ago and it finally made it to a card. I used a flower stamp to stamp on glossy paper which is very hard to tell in the photo. I think I colored the stamp with markers and stamped each flower. Then I mounted the panel on black and die cut a couple layers of the sentiment and glued those together and then added it to the card. Simple but I really like the result.


  • Honey Bee Stamps Large Thanks die
  • Judikins Mod Mum stamp

Penny Black Fragrant Flowers

Howdy! I have a birthday card for you using the Penny Black Fragrant Flowers set. I had several birthday cards and a few thank yous to send out for January. A few were belated. Oops!

I am continuing to try and use some of the many pieces I have waiting to be on a card. I colored the birds on a branch some time ago with Zig watercolor pens. Finally here it is on a card. They were stamped on watercolor paper. The background had to much “white” space so I decided to add to it. I did a little ink blending with some Quick Quotes ink in a very light brown/beige. After gluing the bird panel to the background I took some Glimmer Metallic ink and add a bit of water and then flicked it over everything. I did create a quick mask to cover the birds, branch and flowers. The background paper is kind of a tissue paper with some gold strands in it. I wasn’t sure how to stick that down. I ended up putting a two sided sticky sheet on the back of it and that worked well to glue it to a card base. The sentiment is die cut and I added a few gemstones along the brand of flowers.


  • Penny Black Fragrant Flowers stamp set
  • Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink in gold
  • Spellbinders Sentiments One die set
  • The tissue paper – from Daiso in a paper pack

Hero Arts Valentine Card

Howdy! Here we are in cold February.

I created a card that could be used for Valentines or an anniversary and let’s not forget just because. Check out the a2z Scrapbooking February Challenge. I liked those hearts and the love word.

a2z scrapbooking February challenge

Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit


For my card I started out with the sketchy hearts from the Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit. This kit also has some images that you could use for coffee rings. Feel free to use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. Back to the card.. I knew I wanted to put the words among the hearts so I put the first heart in a Word document and copied and pasted the number of hearts I needed along with sizing them. I just spaced them out so that I could fit the words in. I then printed them and cut out the panel.

Then I went through my plentiful stash of chipboard letters and found a size and style that I liked. I put a couple different layers of red “stuff” on them until I got the look I liked. I think there is some Copic coloring, Distress Paint, and Distress Stain. So what I ended up with is a matte finish mottled look. I like the look a lot and I think it works well for a guy. I don’t like doing shiny glittery stuff for my guy. And guess who will be getting this…

The top panel with the hearts has a piece of fun foam behind it to give some dimension.

For a little extra something I overlapped two of those hearts, printed them and added them to the inside. I cut out the inside panel with a die.

Hero Arts heart digital image


Orange Butterfly Birthday Card

Hello to you all! I had quite a few birthday cards to send out in January so here is another one I made.

Lately while making cards I have been trying to use up some of the many many pieces I have made in the past. In this case I had the orange background without the stamping and I had the butterflies. The butterflies were even already cut out! I make all these various things sometimes for the fun of making them like the background and sometimes they don’t work for a previous card. So finally I put these together.

If I remember right both the butterflies and the background was ink on the craft mat, spritz and smoosh with watercolor or cardstock. Then I stamped the butterflies on one of the panels and hand cut them out.

I felt like the background needed something more so I stamped with a text stamp and a flower stamp in a brown ink that was not to dark.

The sentiment was die cut.


  • PSX stamp – Large butterfly
  • Hero Arts Graceful Butterfly (from 1993) stamp – Small butterfly
  • Elizabeth Craft Happy Birthday die
  • Inkadinkado Text stamp
  • Hero Arts Wildflower Garden stamp