Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero

Hello… Today I have a card with a gift card pocket on the front. This is for the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #20 with a theme of gift card holder. This is a mini slimline card. Kind of odd in the photos it looks like there is a spot on the background in front of the bird but there isn’t.

Hero Arts Long Leaves stencil

I checked in on the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge with a few hours until it ended. An idea just popped in my head quickly. Not the usual.

I decided to use a tag to make the pocket (card holder) to slip a gift card behind on the front of the card. It is a bit of a tight fit but it works.

For the background I ink blended some Distress Oxide ink on Bristol paper. I laid a stencil over the top and blotted over it with a baby wipe to remove some of the ink. It left a subtle pattern which I think is just right for the card. I had something else going but it was to much!

I die cut a tag and did some ink blending on it to create a sand and sky background. I stamped several of the images from the Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit and colored them with Copics. I then die cut those images and glued them to the scene. This is my first time using this kit and there are so many fun images. I wasn’t going to get it but then did and boy I am happy about that.

I then glued the assembled tag to the card front. I just barely glued the widest edges down the side and a bit at the bottom so I could slip a gift card behind it.

The sentiment is stamped and it is from the kit.

Entered over at Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #20. The theme is gift card holder.

Also entered over at Die Cut Divas for the March Challenge of make a slimline card.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag dies
  • Hero Arts Long Leaves stencil
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Copic pens

Snowman Snowglobe Christmas Card

And one more card using the sketch from Build You Stash in Facebook.  I enjoyed using this sketch!

The cute snowman in the snowglobe is a peel off sticker. Easy coloring that I did long ago with Copics.

The base of the card is shiny and silver which is kind of hard to see in the photo.

The two snowflake panels are stamped and heat embossed using silver embossing powder. I love seeing red and lighter blue together.

The sentiment is also stamped and heat embossed.

Supplies:

  • Snowglobe peel off sticker
  • Copic markers
  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero – sentiment
  • Snowflake stamp
  • Silver embossing powder

Hero Arts November 2020 MMH Valentine Card

Hello! Today I have a Valentine card I made for my hubby using the November 2020 Hero Arts kit. One of my very favorites.

Altenew Treble Love Die

I am discovering after several years that my husband might prefer a more clean and simple card so here we go. Not my usual type but I love how this turned out.

For the heart I stamped the leafy circle that comes in the November 2020 kit and then die cut it to a heart shape.

I colored a piece of paper with the same red I used on the heart. I die cut the sentiment out from that.

I stamped the two owls and branch also using the November 2020 kit and die cut them using the dies from the set.

Entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the February Challenge.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Altenew Treble Love die set
  • Sizzix Basic Shapes Bigz die

Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero

Here is another card using the November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit. Such a good one!

This was a fun one to create. The background is embossed using an embossing folder. I stamped the sentiments directly on it.

For the snowy image behind the owls I stamped and heat embossed with sparkly embossing powder. The owls are also heat embossed with gold and silver embossing powder. I used the die from the set to cut out the owls.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday
  • Hero Arts White Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Gold and Silver Embossing Powder

Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero Birthday Card

And off I go posting my January cards. First off a card for my brother for his birthday. You know the ones right after Christmas that kind of sneak up on you.

The theme of the June 2020 kit is Northern Lights. You can get some really great sky looks depending on how you do the inking. I used some Distress inks that I inked blended on the background. A little thing I do when ink blending the sky is have the stamp image that is on the plastic sheet in the kit and try to blend while looking at the pattern of the sky. I then heat embossed using clear embossing powder over it using the 6X6 stamp in the set.

I stamped the whale spout which is in the kit. I die cut the light house piece and the bird. The sentiment is stamped also.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day – sentiment
  • Distress Inks

Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero Birthday Cards

I used the cool November kit to create two birthday cards. The look of carved wood in this set is one of my very favorites. I just took the one photo of both the cards together since they are fairly similar. These went to friends from high school whose birthdays are just a few days apart, same age and we were all close friends in school.

One friend that had a birthday lives in the mountains where it snows.  The other has a cabin so I thought these worked nice for them. The wood look strips are from a paper pad. The washi tape on the left card I think I colored with brown but it kind of looks red in the photo.

Oh boy now to remember what else… I think I did the two snow backgrounds differently. One is just stamped I think and the other I put clear embossing powder over the stamped image. I stamped the cabins, snowman and tree and colored them with Copics. Then they were die cut with the sets matching dies. The snowflakes are stamped and die cut.

The sentiment is stamped.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

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

Supplies:

  • 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.

Supplies:

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

Supplies:

  • 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 August 2018 My Monthly Hero Coffee Card

Hello to you out there. I made a card for Libby’s Purple Card Challenge in Facebook.

Libby was saying that she hoped we would use a kit for her challenge. Well my first card I went off on a tangent and made a nice purple butterfly card that was not from a MMH kit. Oops. So this is what I came up with.

I heat embossed all the cups using silver embossing powder. I colored all the cups with Copic markers. Then I stamped the little sayings from the kit on the cups. The coffee mug panel is raised up using fun foam.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Copic Markers
  • Silver Embossing Powder