Hero Holiday Stamp-Along 2022

Here we go with the many cards I created for the Hero Holiday Stamp-Along. I just love their events and I am always happy with the cards I make. Their teachers are great and I always learn some new ways to use my supplies. Thanks to Hero Arts!

For these Hero Arts events they use the most current stamps, dies and supplies. You don’t have to have them. If you are like me you probably have lots of things in your stash that you can use. I substituted a bunch on these cards. And… after I ended up buying some of the stamps and dies and won a stamp and die set.

Class 1 -Love this pretty card designed by Daniel. Heat embossing, fussy cutting.

Class 2 – Pretty card designed by Mindy. Above is my original and below I added a couple sprigs that are foiled. The rest is heat embossing on the card.

Class 3 – A sweet forest critter scene designed by Jessica. A glittery snow bank and some embossing paste thru a stencil. Heat embossed sentiment.

Class 4 – A swinging card by Jennifer. The background is embossed with a cover plate die. The fun is the whole circle with the sprigs and sentiment swings back and forth and it is not hard to make.

Class 5 – Card design by Nichol. Heat embossing, ink blending and stamping with white ink for a nice background.

Class 6 – Such a pretty card by Libby. We painted with Hero Arts wax, glittered and die cut. I did not have the red wax so I colored gold wax with red reinker. For the sentiment it is also wax applied to paper then die cut and glittered. Again I had gold wax and colored it with Distress red paint.

Class 7 – A cool card by Lydia. She showed us a shadow trick. Just take the moose from where it will be and turn it upside down right under it’s spot. Then draw a light trace line and color with a gray pen. Another snowy hill, this time I applied Hero Arts Glitter Paste to the hill. I already covered up something with the hill and it’s fairly textured so I did not try to do the shadow but I have that in my little brain to try soon. I like the black and white moose on this. I also used some texture paste and a stencil.

Class 8 – A fun sparkly card by Robin. Heat embossing and the pretty background spritzed with shimmer spray. I put kind of a heavy spray on it but the shimmer is hard to see in the photo.

Class 9 – This card was done by the always entertaining Laura. Some ink blending, die cutting vellum and heat embossing.

Class 10 – A colorful card by Channin. I enjoy Channin’s ideas because they often have some multi colors involved. Heat embossing and some water spritzing were part of this too. Since I did not have the new cool star stamps for this card I used 3-4 Hero Arts background stamps to make the patterns and then cut the stars out.

These last 3 cards are kind of bonus cards. Hero Arts was selling a digital image set to raise money. I bought it and Jenn Shurkus did an evening coloring session that I really enjoyed. I am not sure if I have been in a class by her and I like her teaching style. Kind of a calming coloring session with lots of coloring tips for Copics. I am very happy with these cards. And can I also say she had us getting out prisma glitter and that stuff is super cool. Don’t ask how long that has been in my stash or how long since I have used it. It needs to stay out and get used more.

Just a little note on printing the digital images. Sometimes printing with an ink jet printer and coloring causes some running of the black printing. But.. I printed mine a few hours before coloring and then used my heat tool to dry it more and I had no black ink run into the coloring I was doing.

Supplies

  • Hero Arts Poinsettia Flowers stamp
  • Background stamp from the Hero Arts September 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Hero Arts Snowflakes and Ornament die
  • Hero Arts Woodland Forest stencil
  • Dreamweaver Glossy White embossing paste (don’t ask how old this is)
  • Hero Arts Fuzzy Winter Animals
  • Hero Arts White Glitter Paper
  • Gold Glitter embossing powder
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts Christmas Holidays Stamp & Cut set
  • Kat Scrappiness Peacock Backdrop die
  • Hero Arts Ornament Peek-A-Boo stamp set
  • Tim Holtz foliage die set (can’t remember which one)
  • My Favorite Things Merry Christmas die
  • Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Hero Arts Glitter Paste
  • Hero Arts November 2017 My Monthly Hero set
  • Spellbinders Stars Five die set
  • Bo Bunny Christmas Card die set
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer spray
  • Holly die from Elizabeth Craft Designs December Day by Day kit
  • Several Hero Arts background stamps for card #10 (Snowflake Pattern, Spice Market Large Petal, Lattice, Flourish Background)
  • Black embossing powder
  • Hero Arts digital image to help with Hurricane Ian buy it here
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Probably a few things I forgot…

 

Honey Bee Stamps Mugs & Kisses Christmas Card

Here is a card that I was making for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop. It didn’t quite make it but I also had the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #11 in mind too.

Penny Black Happy Holly Days

So… about the background on my card. It was an interesting and kind of accidental thing. First I sprayed several colors of green Distress Mica Stains on some paper. I will say this about the Mica Stains…. I love the colors and the mica shimmer. However I am not a fan of the splotchy sprayed look. So my panel looked awesome but a bit to much of the splotchy look so I inked over it using some Distress Oxide inks. It still was not looking how I wanted. I took a wet wipe and wiped over it. You can tell that now that you know. The shimmer doesn’t show in the photo but it is there and I love how it turned out. Know that there are many ways to use the Mica Stains and they are awesome. I like smooshing and you can paint with them.

Are you still with me? Ha. The rest is straight forward. I die cut the mugs (a very cool set with the two mugs with the handles in different directions) from some really pretty holly paper and then die cut the whipped cream, coffee and steam. Also the sentiment is die cut.

I am super pleased with how this card came out and that background looks pretty darn cool in person. We know sometimes the photos just don’t say it all.

Entered over at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. You still have a few days to enter this challenge.

Supplies

  • Distress Mica Stains
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Honey Bee Stamps Mugs & Kisses die set
  • Penny Black Happy Holly Days die set

Fall Coffee Mug Card Fun

I have a card today that I made for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter 2022 Hop with a fall theme. I got in a big old hurry (what’s new) so my photo isn’t the best one. I will post another one too. Take a look below the photo is a lot better.

Here is some info about the hop and the link to join in the Coffee Lovers Fall Winter Hop. I am looking at this image in more detail and it is a very cool image.

Here it the photo that is better than the one above. Sometimes you have to change up your usual (using the photo box) and go with a different background for the card and I actually went outside in the sunlight.

The background is obviously paper from paper pads.

I die cut the mug and then put it in a 3-D embossing folder to get the weave on it. I didn’t like the original paper color so I ink blended over it and then used Distress crayon to add detail.

For the flowers and leaves I die cut them and then colored them using Distress Watercolor Pencils.

Supplies

  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die set
  • Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet die set
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Distress Watercolor Pencils
  • Distress Crayons

Coffee Mug Card Fun

I have another card today that I made for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter 2022 Hop. This time a Christmas card. I got in a big old hurry (what’s new) so my photo isn’t the best one. I will post another one too.

Here is the info about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. You have the rest of today 11/18 to join in on the fun.

Here is a bit better photo of my card.

For the background I used Tim Holtz woodgrain paper with Oxide ink and Distress Crayon.

The mug is die cut and ink blended with Oxide ink.

The scene on the mug and the sentiment is from the same Tim Holtz die set. I colored all of those using the Tim Holtz watercolor pencils.

The snow is watered down Distress paint and of course splattered.

Supplies

  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die set
  • Tim Holtz Christmas Cutouts die set
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Distress Watercolor Pencils
  • Distress Crayons

Tim Holtz Poinsettia Christmas Card

I created another card for the Build Your Stash Falling for the Holidays Linky Party. Once in awhile you need to make some quick cards and this is fairly quick to make.

I used the sketch for October from the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook challenge group.

I used a card that came in a Tim Holtz ephemera pack and layered it up with papers in my stash. The sentiment is stamped using a Hero Arts stamp set and gold Distress Kraft-Stock. The sentiment is popped up with foam strips.

 

Hero Arts October 2020 My Monthly Hero Christmas Card

Here is a card I created for the Hero Arts Fanatics anniversary challenge of a color combination and it needed to be a Christmas card. It was a challenge to come up with all the colors on a Christmas card but I am always happy that I make the effort for different challenges. It’s always a good thing.

I am also entering it over at the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Falling for the Holidays Linky Party. Whew..

#fallingfortheholidays2022byshclp

Hero Arts November My Monthly Hero 2020

Today I have a card I made for one of the Hero Arts Fanatics challenges in the Facebook group.  The fanatics group is having their 5 year anniversary celebration this month. This was a sketch challenge.

I made this using the monthly kit and a background stamp along with Hero Arts glitter paper.

I stamped the blue paper with the Wooden Floor background stamp. I cut the 3 strips and the sentiment piece from that. I heat embossed the snowflakes from that same set. The sentiment is also from the set and just stamped. I like the sentiments font in this set alot.

Then I just stamped the windy/snowy background for the snowman using Dusty Blue Hero Arts ink. The snowman was also stamped and die cut with the matching die. I colored the snowman with Copics.

I also joined in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Falling For the Holidays Linky Party.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Hero Arts Wooden Floor Bold Prints stamp
  • Hero Arts glitter paper
  • Hero Arts Dusty Blue ink
  • Copic Markers
  • White Sparkle embossing powder (I think it’s Hero Arts)

Hero Arts Ornament Peek-A-Boo Christmas Card

Hello! I found a card I forgot to post. I used the August sketch from the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook.

A fairly simple card. I stamped the ornament and heat embossed using sparkly silver embossing powder. I cut out the ornament and added a little bling.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Ornament Peek-A-Boo Christmas Card

 

 

Simon Says Stamp Tim Holtz Stamptember 2021

Howdy!

So there was a challenge over in the Tim Holtz Addicts group in Facebook. This does not happen very often so I had to join in. This one was create a make using a Simon Says Stamp Tim Holtz Stamptember stamp set. So here is what I came up with.

This is the first card I created. I wanted to try out the new Watercolor Pencils by Tim Holtz. So everything was colored with the pencils. They are pretty darn cool.  I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink which is good to use when watercoloring. And it’s a small thing in the stamp set but I love that cloud.

I also got some Snow-Tex for the first time and wanted to use that. So that snow in the right hand corner is the Snow-Tex. I also put it very lightly on the sleigh rails, the tops of the reindeer, the trees, and Santa.

The sentiment is from the same set.

And now for something completely different.

So as you can see a very different look. This is a fairly simple card but it took me a bit to get to this. I tried a couple times to have the moon mask as part of the scene but it just wasn’t looking right. Anyway the idea popped in my head and here it is.

I put all the stamps in the Misti to get the scene all done at once. I stamped in white ink and used white embossing powder.

And since I really like kraft, white and red together the mat ended up in red.

Supplies:

  • Simon Says Stamp Tim Holtz Stamptember 2021 stamp set
  • White embossing powder
  • Distress Watercolor Pencils
  • DecoArt Snow-Tex

Die Cutting with Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die

Here is a card I created for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Challenge for September. I also got to use a Tim Holtz Bigz die that I found at a thrift store for $1.50. What a great deal and I found two others for the same price. To add to it all I slipped in the store quickly 10 minutes before closing. A happy find for sure.

To start I used a paper pad to create the background. I got the paper pad in a mystery box and probably would not pick out this paper pad. I have to say though that I am enjoying it.

The flower was made by Distress ink smooshing (the colors kind of blended together so not a heavy smooshed look) and then die cutting the flower layers. I went around the edges with white ink and shaped it a little bit. The center of the flower has Foundry Wax on it.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

Supplies:

  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die
  • Ranger Queen’s Gold embossing powder
  • Hero Arts Family & Friends stamp set
  • Distress Foundry Wax Statue
  • Distress Picket Fence ink

 

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