More Hero Arts Tropical Flowers

Here is the card that started the roll of Hero Arts Tropical Flower cards. I had the idea and then it was time to Scramble. For those who don’t know it is a Facebook group where someone comes up with a theme and then you pick your 90 minute time frame during the dates that are set (usually about a week) to make a card using Hero Arts products. The theme this time was make a friendship or get well card.

Hero Arts Leaf Pattern Stencil

So first off I made the background. I used a stencil and some Hero Arts ink. It is more lime/bright green in real life than it is in the photo.

Boy I forgot how I made this. I had to go look at my brief write up in Facebook. I put some Pearl alcohol ink on the Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle paper using several different colors. I then stamped the flowers and die cut them. They look very shimmery but in a photo it is hard to capture it well.

The sentiment is stamped.

So this card didn’t quite turn out like I wanted. I was thinking more bright colors so to me some of the flowers are too dark. See below for the recreate.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Leaf Pattern Stencil
  • Hero Arts Good Friends stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers die set
  • Hero Arts Reactive Key Lime Fizz ink
  • Alcohol Pearl Inks

Here is the card that is closer to how I pictured it in my mind.

For the background I used a stencil and some Hero Arts ink. It is more lime/bright green in real life than it is in the photo.

For this one I used several colored papers mostly from Hero Arts. I think they came with the retro Christmas My Monthly Hero kit. That would be the first one. I then stamped the flowers using Archival ink and die cut them. I used the Archival since I knew I was going to spray them with Shimmer Spritz. So they do have shimmer but it doesn’t show to well in the photo.

The sentiment is stamped.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards March Challenge in Flickr.

Also entered over at Die Cut Divas for their March Challenge.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Leaf Pattern Stencil
  • Hero Arts Good Friends stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers die set
  • Hero Arts Reactive Key Lime Fizz ink
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle

Hero Arts Tropical Flowers Hello Card

 

Howdy! How are you all out there? Some challenging times going on right now! I have a tropical flower card to bring a little brightness to your day.

Papertrey Ink Cover Plate Harlequin Die

For the background I die cut a cover plate. I decided for this card I would leave all the pieces in the die cut. A couple pieces fell out so I put them back in and then put a piece of Press’n Seal over the top. I then applied glue all over the back and glued it to a card front. I left the Press’n Seal on there for quite awhile.

The flowers and leaves I stamped, die cut and then sprayed Shimmer Spritz on them.

The hello is also die cut.

Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Cover Plate Harlequin Die
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers Stamp Set and Die Set
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz
  • Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Cuts Die Set

Die Cutting with Spellbinders Hip Llama

Howdy! There is another big birthday this month. My sister turned 50. I wanted to create a critter fun type card for her.

Memory Box Brilliant Stencil

I used a stencil and Oxide inks to make the background.  I used 3 different colors of ink. Then I cut the oval shape from the panel I created.

Next I cut out this fun llama. It has some embossing to it which really adds to it. For the llama I used a Copic pen to highlight and color the hooves. Then I ink blended over the whole llama kind of here and there. For his blanket I made sure the embossing was done well by running it through my die cut machine a second time. I then sanded it a bit and went over it with an ink blending tool. On the shades I used a clear Glaze pen which doesn’t show in the photo.

The sentiment is stamped with some pigment ink.

Entered over at Die Cut Divas for their March Challenge.

Supplies:

  • Spellbinders Hip Llama Die Set
  • Memory Box Brilliant Stencil
  • Simon Says Stamp More Sketchy Banner Greetings Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Nesting Oval Infinity Dies
  • Oxide Distress Inks
  • Copic Markers

Ink Blending with Tim Holtz Getting There

My husband recently asked me to create a hello type card for a male. I found some Tim Holtz’s stamps that would work well so I was happy to make this card and try some things I learned somewhat recently in a Creative Chemistry Online Card Class.  I am really happy with the way it came out.

Tim Holtz Mini Classics

To start my card I cut a panel from a piece of Tim Holtz Paper Stash Motif kraft resist paper pad. A funny side story I recently went back to the Creative Chemistry classes and was doing a tag where you needed kraft resist paper. I did not have any. So I heat embossed with clear powder on some kraft paper to make some. Then after I made my tag I found the 12X12 paper pad that I did not even remember having. Lucky me!

Back to my card… On the kraft resist panel I stamped some text using Archival black ink. Then I ink blended using two greens, blue-green and yellow Distress inks.

Next I stamped the tire tracks using my Misti to make sure they lined up. I think I had to stamp 3 times. Then I stamped the clock, car and Road Trip. All were stamped with Archival ink.

For the Route 66 sign I stamped it on paper that I inked over to make it look kind of old and weathered. I cut it out by hand and popped it up with foam tape.

I inked around the edge of the card base with a brown Distress ink.

Entered in the March Challenge over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Old Letter Writing
  • Tim Holtz Paper Stash Motif Kraft Resist Paper
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
  • Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Getting There stamp set

 

Big 50 Birthday with Hero Arts February 2020 MMH Kit

There was a big birthday this month so here is the card I made for a friend.

Here we are with another smooshing background. I get on a roll and then I end up with so many backgrounds done or panels to work with. I am having trouble remembering if I used Oxide inks on this one or Hero Arts Reactive inks. In any case the ink went down on my kraft mat and I sprayed with shimmer spritz.

Then I stamped with the big image in the February 2020 MMH kit with Versamark. I used copper embossing powder to heat emboss.

I put some ink direct to paper, sprayed with the shimmer spritz and stamped the same way for the present. I used the die in the set to cut out the present. The number stamps were not from the MMH set.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Judikins Metallic Copper Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Dazzle Watermark ink
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle
  • Lawn Fawn Claire’s ABC stamp set

Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero

Howdy, I am playing some more with my kit from Hero Arts.

Avery Elle Handwritten Notes

I also was playing with Hero Arts Reactive inks. Such fun bright colors! I put down several colors of the reactive ink on my kraft mat and spritzed. I then put some paper over and did the smooshing thing. I also dropped some water on the panel. I used the die from the MMH kit to cut the cake out. Nice and big to cover a good portion of an A2 card.

I used a die to cut out the purple panel. Underneath this panel is some fun foam for dimension.

For the green panel I trimmed up a rectangle and then rounded the corners using a corner chomper. The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.

Entered over at A Blog Named Hero February Challenge.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Month Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks – Creamsicle, Key Lime Fizz, Grape Slush, Berry Smoothie
  • Sugar Pea Designs – die set (scallop rectangle)
  • We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Avery Elle Handwritten Notes stamp set

Die Cutting with Simon Says Stamp Flower Cluster

Howdy! I was having some fun making backgrounds which usually means I made many of them. You know you can’t waste any of that ink on the kraft mat or that wasn’t quite the look I wanted or I’ll try this combo.

For both of these cards I used Hero Arts Reactive inks. For the backgrounds I put the ink pads directly to my kraft mat and then spritzed with water.  For the first one I think I used mixed media paper and the second some watercolor paper. What I really like about these inks is they are really nice vibrant colors and of course there is the reactive properties.

Simon Says Stamp Painted Happy Birthday

For this background I used Hero Arts Reactive inks Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz and maybe some Pool Party. For the sentiment and the flower die cut I put the Grape Slush Reactive ink direct to paper. Then I die cut the sentiment and flower. The purple in the photo is a bit darker than it is in reality.

I entered the card above in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #144.

This background has the colors Creamsicle, Pool Party and Key Lime Fizz. Again these are the Hero Arts Reactive inks. For the die cut flowers and sentiment I put the Berry Smoothie Reactive ink direct to paper and then did the die cutting.

Entered in the March Challenge over at Die Cut Divas.

If you wouldn’t mind please let me know which is your favorite. I asked my hubby, my son and of course myself too.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks – Key Lime Fizz, Pool Party, Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, Grape Slush and Berry Smoothie
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Happy Birthday die
  • Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Script die
  • Simon Says Stamp Flower Cluster die