Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero

Last card post for the month of October catch up. This was a card I made for the Hero Arts Kit Fanatics group in Facebook. They had an anniversary celebration with some fun things going on. The challenge was complimentary colors. I am not sure what happened but I did not actually enter this card in the challenge. I like how this card came out but there is a little ink running on it which kind of bugs me.

The background was created using an embossing folder.

Then I heat embossed the image and sentiment using white embossing powder. I colored it some metallic something. I like the colors a lot. I am not remembering how I did the blue behind the image but it is shimmery. The panel is raised up the fun foam.


  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero
  • White embossing powder

Hero Arts August 2022 My Monthly Hero Cards

Two more cards for you.. Made in October. I made them for the My Monthly Hero Make-Along live in Facebook using the August 2022 Kit. Channin and Seeka designed and made the cards during the live.

This kit has stencils for layering and dies along with some nice ink colors. So we did ink blending with the stencils.

Local King Rubber Stamp Under the Sea

Here’s another card that was made a couple months ago. I created it for the challenges over at Scrapbook & Cards Today for World Cardmaking Day 2022. This was for Challenge 2 One Stamp.

A little challenging to photograph cards with shiny on them.

For the background I stamped with Archival ink on glossy paper and then ink blended over it.

The silver shape was die cut along with the sentiment.

The jelly fish were stamped by coloring on the stamp with the Local King Rubber Stamp markers then stamped on glossy paper. I used the matching die to cut out the jelly fish. They both stamp from one stamp.


  • Local King Rubber Stamp Under the Sea stamp set
  • Distress ink
  • Local King Rubber Stamp markers

Alcohol Ink Birthday Card with Die Cuts

Here is a card I put together with some pieces which were waiting way to long to become a card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday die

I made this pretty background using alcohol ink on a sort of transparent Yupo paper I think it was. I ran the panel thru a Xyron to put adhesive on the entire back of it. Then I stuck it to white paper.

The flowers are a Simon Says Stamp die that I trimmed part off to have just the flowers.

The sentiment is cut from metallic card stock.


  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday die
  • Distress Alcohol ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Memory Box Dahlia Corner Frame die

Hero Arts April 2022 My Monthly Hero Birthday Card

Howdy! I have a birthday card for you today. I made this with one of my favorite My Monthly Hero kits.

Elizabeth Craft Designs

As I said this was made with the Hero Arts April 2022 My Monthly Hero kit. You stamp the flowers and then use the stencils to put the colors on the flowers and leaves. I always like how the flowers come out when I use this kit. The inks I used are also from the kit.

I cut an oval behind the sentiment from vellum to tone down the flowers just a bit.

I die cut the sentiment from some mirror paper. It looks kind of purple but it isn’t really.


  • Hero Arts April 2022 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Nested Frame Cuts Ovals
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday die
  • Sizzix Opulent Cardstock – Mirror paper

Picket Fence Studios Schools of Fish Birthday Card

nother card to add that I didn’t post in May. I guess I got busy doing other things.

Just a brief description…

All the fish and coral were stamped using the Picket Fence Schools of Fish stamp set.

An ink smooshed background using Distress Oxide inks.

Black, silver and clear embossing. The silver and clear embossing shows better in the second photo. We all know shiny is hard to capture in a photo.

Hero Arts Spring Stamp-Along 2022

Hold on folks here comes a bunch of cards I made during the Hero Arts Spring Stamp-Along. I need to make a couple more to make all of them so I will add them later.

Class 1 – Rainbow Stencil Warmup

Removing ink with water using a stencil, Stenciling over ink blending and Stenciling.

Class 2 – Birthday Party Tri-Fold Card – A fun trifold card using a Looking Glass die.

I did not have the birthday one so I used the Canyon Lands and Day or Night Looking Glass die sets.

Hero Arts Looking Glass Day or Night

Class 3 – Best Wishes Tulip Card – One of the things on this card is embossing with a stencil.

No this is not a tulip but it is a Hero Arts stamp. It is called Artistic Dahlia.

Class 4 – Beautiful Magnolia Card – Two layers of the cover plate cut, the bottom one from glitter paper and then offset.

Not a magnolia but this is the cover plate I used. Maybe not the best choice for this technique but I learned the fun technique.

Class 5 – Glitter Paste Daisies Card – Using glitter paste with a stencil.

I didn’t have the daisy stencil or the glitter paste. I used paste and sprinkled glitter over it. That glitter really sparkles! That is what’s great with these classes you don’t have to order a bunch of supplies. You can use what you have.

Class 6 – Watercolored Looking Glass Card

I used a different Looking Glass set and I didn’t get the memo about using bright cheery colors. Ha. The mountains are also die cut which is a little hard to see.

Class 7 – Celebrate Tulip Card – Fun techniques – dragging the ink pad down the paper and etching (coloring technique).

I also used a different stamp and die. That is just fine to find something in your stash to use if you don’t have some of it. And.. I want to get that tulip stamp and die.

Class 9 – Birthday Party Shadow Box Card

I also used a different Looking Glass die on this. It is really cool in person with all the layers.

Class 10 – Celebrate Daisy Card

Two for one using stenciled panel.

Die Cutting with Hero Arts Seashells Fancy Dies

And now I have the almost made it card I created for the Hero Arts Scramble. This one went well over the 90 minute time frame so.. it did not get put in for the Scramble.

Hero Arts Coral Fancy Dies

Starting off with the background.. I used Hero Arts Reactive inks and white glimmer metallic ink to do a smooshed background.

I die cut the shells, coral and sea plants and watercolored them using Hero Arts liquid watercolors.

The sentiment die cut was “laying around” so I thought it worked well with the colors and stamped the sentiment on it.

Entered in the Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge for February.


  • Hero Arts Seashells Fancy Dies
  • Hero Arts Coral Fancy Dies
  • Spellbinders Die – sentiment
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink – white
  • Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors

Hero Arts Stencil Flower Birthday Card

For this birthday card I used an oldie but goodie from Hero Arts.

Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Cover Plate Die

To start off I used the blue flower by Hero Arts that I colored a long time ago. I am not exactly sure what I colored it with. I just added the silver dots in the middle using a pen.

The leaves are die cut from silver kraft-stock paper.

The sentiment is silver embossed.

The background is a nice light blue textured paper. I die cut the pattern using a cover plate die and glued it over the same paper panel.


  • Hero Arts – Stencil Flower stamp
  • Cheery Lynn Designs – Small leaves die
  • Papertrey Ink – Quartrefoil Cover Plate die
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Gelly Roll Metallic Pen – Silver
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock Paper – Silver

Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies Birthday Card

I have a birthday card today with all kinds of fun on it.

The background was created some time ago. I used a 3-D embossing folder, Distress ink smooshing and highlighting over the high points.

The butterflies were creating by die cutting them. The base has gilding flakes on it. The detail part of the butterflies is cut from brown paper.

The sentiment is die cut also and has the gilding flakes too. In person it looks really fab!

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards for the January challenge in Flickr.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies die
  • Sizzix 3-D embossing folder
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL die and stamp set
  • Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes – Autumn
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