Hero Arts September 2016 & 2017 Fall Card

So here we go with the actual card entered in the Hero Arts Scramble with the theme of use two or more kits. At the last moment I got ink on the edge of the card so I will post another photo below of how I fixed it. I posted this ink boo boo card to the Scramble.

Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero

For the background I stamped the Hero Arts Cobblestone background stamp on kraft cardstock.

The pumpkins are stamped using the MMH kit from September 2017 and they are color layering stamps. I really like how they turned out. The leaves, gourds, pine cone and acorn are all die cut using the MMH kit from September 2016. I enhanced them with Copics.  The pumpkins were also die cut.

The sentiment is from the 2017 kit.

Here is the fix that I did to cover that ink spot. Whew! I just die cut a leaf that covered it.

Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero


  • Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero
  • Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero
  • Hero Arts Cobblestone Bold Prints background stamp

Hero Arts October 2019 My Monthly Hero

Another practice run for the Hero Arts Scramble. Well honestly I was trying for the Scramble but went way over the time. This was also for the theme use two or more sets/stamps.

Hero Arts Christmas Reindeer

This was fun to make and I am happy with the way it came out. And since it does not have to be realistic you can hang a wreath in the sky.

For the background I ink blended using Distress Speckled Egg ink. I stamped snowflakes with Versamark and brushed on some Perfect Pearls. They are kind of hard to see in the photo. The hill is die cut.

The trees and wreath are from the MMH set. I stamped them, colored with Copics and metallic pens. A little trick on the tree with no leaves I stamped that tree over a paper that I ink blended with the same ink that I used on the background and then die cut it out.

The deer are colored with Copics and hand cut out. I am not sure how I cut out those antlers without detaching them or cutting part off.

The sentiment is from the same set as the reindeer.


  • Hero Arts Christmas Reindeer stamp set
  • Hero Arts October 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Copic pens
  • Distress Ink

Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse and Antique Engravings

Here is a card that I made practicing for a Hero Arts Scramble. You make a card in 90 minutes along with posting it in Facebook. I often get too ambitious. The theme was use two or more Hero Arts sets/stamps. I used 3 sets.

Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero

The background is ink smooshed.

The shells and the seaweed was stamped and hand cut or die cut. I also stamped some seaweed right on the background.

The sentiment will be added later for whatever occasion.


  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse stamp set
  • Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set
  • Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero set
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink

Heat Embossing with Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero

Here’s a card I made for a friend for her birthday last month.

I made the tag part of the card some time ago for a Hero Arts Scramble.

For the teal background I stamped the large image from the set using Versamark ink for a tone on tone look.

For the tag I did some ink smooshing on my craft mat. I love the bright fun Hero Arts Reactive inks. I used Pool, Taffy, Thistle and Creamsicle. I dipped the paper in the ink on my craft mat. Next I heat embossing the big image in the set with sparkly silver embossing powder. Then I cut out the tag which cuts off the outer parts of the big image.

I heat embossed the sentiment also from this set with the same embossing powder.

I also heat embossed the cake, present and balloons. For the coloring I put some color down on my craft mat and used a water brush to paint these for more vibrant colors. I used the dies in the set to cut them out.

I cut the corner from the base to match the tag.


  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies
  • Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Newspaper Tulips Sympathy Card

Today I have a sympathy card for you. Those are the ones we don’t like to make.

I had these tulips stamped for quite awhile waiting for the rest of the card. For these I colored on the stamp and then stamped the image.

The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.


  • Hero Arts Newspaper Tulips wood block stamp
  • Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set

Stamptember 2020 Concord & 9th ‘Tis the Season

Another Stamptember in the books! Here is one of the sets I got which is the collaboration of Simon Says Stamp and Concord & 9th.

I just love the country feel of this stamp and woodgrain came to mind right away.

I stamped the image and colored it with Copics. I stamped the sign/plank again on some woodgrain paper and cut it out by hand. Then I stamped the sentiment on it. The wood piece is raised up using fun foam. There are several sentiments in the set.

I used the same woodgrain paper for the background.


  • Stamptember 2020 Concord & 9th ‘Tis the Season
  • Copic markers

Tim Holtz What’s Moo? Hello Card

For World Cardmaking Day I made a simple card for my sister who loves cows.

Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil

Here is another time when I finally used a background I made some time back. I ink smooshed the background. Then I used the burlap stencil and some texture paste to add some interest. The image is just stamped, cut out with a die and then raised up with foam.


  • Tim Holtz What’s Moo? stamp
  • Tim Holtz Burlap stencil
  • Distress Texture Paste
  • Distress Ink
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles die

Tim Holtz Sealife Birthday Card

Here I am with another sealife card. You might say I love this stamp set. It stamps the details very nicely!

This time I will start with the critters and sentiment. I stamped the crab and the lobster and colored them in with Copics. Then I cut each one out by hand.

The sentiment is heat embossed with a pearl embossing powder and then rectangle cut out with a die.

Hero Arts Fishing Net Bold Prints

The backgrounds for these types of cards are always fun to make. Guess what I did something different.. ink smooshing. Ha. I used Distress and Distress Oxides in Speckled Egg, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans. I also threw in a little white metallic ink. I went over that with the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil and I stamped over it with a fishing net stamp. I used the Sealife set to stamp the fish and the seaweed. I inked around the edges of the panel also. I could almost leave it just like that.


  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Sealife stamp set
  • Hero Arts Fishing Net Bold Prints stamp
  • Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
  • Distress inks
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Hero Arts White Metallic ink
  • Clearly Besotted Say What? stamp set
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles
  • Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder

Die Cutting with Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends

Recently my hubby’s nephew got engaged so I made this card for them. It was fun to make and I am very pleased with how it came out.

Distress Woodgrain Cardstock

I made some Distress Oxide panels by ink smooshing and then die cut the birds from that. I used the Feathered Friends die. For one of the birds I cut it backwards so that they faced each other.
  • For the orange bird I used Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap.
  • For the blue bird I used Speckled Egg and Chipped Sapphire, Frayed Burlap.
The background is ink smooshing on Distress Woodgrain Cardstock. I used Distress Oxides – Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap. I highlighted the knots in the wood with Distress Crayons. Let me just say the crayons and woodgrain paper are made for each other.
The branch is the same branch cut twice and pieced together.
The sentiment is die cut.
Entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the September Challenge.
      • Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends dies
      • Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
      • Distress Oxide inks
      • Distress Crayons
      • Darice Bird on a Branch die set
      • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set

Watercoloring with Stampendous Daisy Thanks

Today I have a watercolored daisy thank you card I made for my hubby.

I did some watercoloring and I cannot remember what I used to watercolor. My guess is either Distress Crayons or Distress Reinkers. I am getting better about taking notes while creating but sometimes I do not. My hubby got me this stamp set so I wanted to use it for this thank you. I was trying to keep it low key so it was ok for a masculine card. And the ladybug was so cute I had to add it. The sentiment is stamped and from the same set.


  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks stamp set