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

Hero Arts Two Irises Birthday

Hello! I have a card for you today using Hero Arts old and new stamps together. The Two Irises is one of my very early stamps that I got and still have. It was made in 1990. And yes… it’s a rubber stamp.

For the background I got a little creative. I turned the Northern Lights stamp, from the Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero set, sideways and stamped with Versamark. I added some embossing powder and heat embossed.

I stamped the flowers on a die cut piece and cut an additional layer of that same shape. I heat embossed the flowers also and colored them in.

The sentiment is heat embossing on a die cut.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Two Irises
  • Embossing powder
  • Hero Arts March 2016 My Monthly Hero kit – sentiment and die
  • Papertrey Ink Mat Stack #4

Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero

I made a little tag for the Facebook Hero Arts Fans Scramble Challenge. The theme this time was do a journal page or make a tag with something that represents the month of June for you. For me that would be my birthday, my Dad’s birthday and Fathers Day. So my tag is a birthday celebrate tag. You will see how it really makes you think 92 year old Dad. Ha!

Hero Arts Reactive ink

Lately I have been wanting to make a bright colored card. I haven’t quite got the look I wanted. This one is finally more like it. The shiny sparkly cards are always a challenge to photograph so you need perfect lighting.

To start I did 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.

Supplies:

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

Tim Holtz Feathered Friends Die Using Distress Ink

Today I am here with two bird cards I made. I have been watching a lot of Tim Holtz demos and I am loving them and learning so much. And then there is the shopping… but we won’t talk about that.

Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero

This was a fun card to make. For the background panel I put down some Distress ink. I used two different Tim Holtz stencils over top. I used Honeycomb and the Bubble stencil. I am slowly learning that you don’t need to use all of the stencil, little sections look great. I also did a little ink blending around the edges of the panel. You can see the panel below before I added the die cuts. I wish I could remember in better detail what all I did. I am trying to remember to take notes right as I am making things or right after.
For the wreath I die cut it.
For the bird I smooshed some paper on some inks on my craft mat. I then die cut it.
For the sentiment I put ink straight to paper using the Distress ink pad. I toned down the color a bit by putting some very light Distress ink over it. The sentiment is die cut.

 

For this card I remember much better on the background and I am super happy with the way it turned out. I put some Antique Linen Distress Paint on my craft mat and then ran a brayer over it and then rolled the paint on to my panel. I added a little bit of Antiqued Bronze and Frayed Burlap paint and rolled that on too. I got the look I wanted which is sort of streaky.

For the wreath I put Walnut Stain straight to one paper and for the second wreath I did the same with a little Gathered Twigs over the Walnut Stain.

The bird is die cut using a bird from the same set as the card above. The same as above I smooshed some paper down on inks on my craft mat. I used Walnut Stain, Blueprint and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks and Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Oxides.

Supplies:

  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends die set
  • Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Distress Inks
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Cas-ual Fridays Stamps die set
  • Spellbinders Sentiments Three die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bubble stencil
  • Distress Paints

Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero Die Cutting

Howdy! I am here with another card using a Hero Arts MMH kit. They are such a good deal and lots of fun. I have been getting them out more lately.

Spellbinders Sentiments Three

I started my card by cutting out the flowers, butterfly and leaves from some panels that I had around. I probably did some ink smooshing on the craft mat which I seem to like a lot.

I had not used the envelope die yet so I die cut that out of some white paper that came in one of the kits. It is cool with a swirly pattern and it is kind of pearly.

The sentiment is die cut also.

The kraft panel is embossed using an embossing folder.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Sizzix Quilted embossing folder
  • Spellbinders Sentiments Three die set

Watercoloring with Hero Arts June 2019 My Monthly Hero

Hello to you all. I have another card I created for Libby’s Challenge in the Hero Arts Fanatics group in Facebook. This time it is for the all time favorite My Monthly Hero kit. But.. truth be told I can’t pick an absolute favorite kit. There are many that I love. I tend to like the animal ones. There is safari, jungle (this one today), under the sea and aquarium.

Distress Oxide Inks

To create this card I chose the June 2019 My Monthly Hero kit. As you can see it has a jungle theme. Lot’s of fun animals and plants. I decided to use the Daniel Smith watercolor palette that came with the kit which I have not used up until now. So I stamped the images and watercolored them and then used the dies that came with the kit to cut them out. I enjoyed the watercoloring.

The sentiment is from the kit and got a little goofy when I stamped it but sometimes you just have to go with it.

The background was created after watching one of the Tim Holtz demos. It is the wrinkle and ink technique. I used mixed media paper and crumpled it up. Then lay it out and put a couple of green Distress ink pads direct to paper. I then sprayed some water on it. After it dried I ran it through my Big Shot to flatten it back out. It is a fun technique. It may a bit busy for this scene but I think the colors are great for a jungle scene.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts June 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Distress Oxide ink

Color Layering with Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit

I’ve been busy lately.. Here’s another card and this one is for a little challenge in the Hero Arts Fanatics Facebook group put on by Libby. This card is for the I haven’t used it much category. I did some checking around looking at my cards and I never really used this kit which surprised me because I love fall stuff. I did use the bee but you can’t really count that as using the kit. I am happy that something nudged me to use it.

For the background I used a piece of coffee stained paper from the August 2018 kit which is the coffee set. Surprising. I smooshed the paper in some Distress Oxide inks on my craft mat. It kind of covers the pattern on the paper but I like how it came out.

All of the images are from the September 2017 My Monthly Hero set. They are color layering stamps. I cut them out using the dies in the set. The inks I used for stamping are all Hero Arts inks.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Background paper from Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Oxide Distress Inks