Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2018 Coffee Cafe

Hello I still have coffee on my mind. Lets face it I do every morning. I enjoy my cup! Here is one I was making for the Coffee Lovers Hop but I lollygagged to much and didn’t get to post it. I am really pleased with how it came out.

First I die cut the cafe from watercolor paper. I watercolor painted everything using Distress Oxide ink. There is a tiny bit of white shimmer ink on the coffee steam.

Then I created the blue background using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I smooshed watercolor paper on my mat where the watered down ink was. For the awning I painted the sections red then glued a strip of watercolor paper on the underside of the die cut for the other awning stripes. I cut a piece of the blue background and glued it behind the window above the awning. For the gray above the awning I painted pieces of watercolor paper with gray and a tiny bit of black Distress Oxide ink. The heart on the sign in the kit is an outline heart but I painted it in solid.

The sentiment is just stamped.

I also entered this over at the Die Cut Divas May challenge of make it a beverage.


  • Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Hero Arts White Metallic ink
  • Distress Watercolor Paper

Hero Arts October 2015 My Monthly Hero Card

Hello and how are you? Me ok. I think I am getting tired of the state of the world today.

Today I have a card I created for the Hero Arts Fanatics Challenge in Facebook. Libby threw out the idea to make cards with your My Monthly Hero kits. She is actually giving out some prizes from her stash! The three she came up with are your first kit, your favorite kit and one from the kit you have used the least.

Today I have my first kit which is also the first kit Hero Arts released. It was released in October 2015 and it is the Poinsettia Color Layering kit.

Hero Arts Tartan Background

First a funny little fact. I was walking around my backyard looking for a place to take my card photo. This is on the bottom part of my old fence on the hill in my backyard. I like the wood backgrounds for the cards.

Now on to the card. The background is heat embossed using a background stamp and brass embossing powder. I had another background first but it was not working. You know how that goes.

For the flowers and leaves I did the layered stamping with my Misti. It seems a little easier now than when I first got the set. I die cut the flowers and leaves with the dies that came with the kit. In the center of the flowers I added those super tiny ball things.

The sentiment is from the same kit and heat embossed in the same embossing powder. The banner was die cut.


  • Hero Arts October 2015 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Tartan Background stamp
  • Recollections Champagne tiny ball things
  • PSX Detail Embossing Powder – Brass
  • Hero Arts kit cube inks
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die set

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January 2020

Howdy! I am playing along with Hero Arts.

The theme this week is create a card inspired by something in your home.

Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain

To make my card I started with a thick piece of kraft paper. I stamped a woodgrain pattern on it with white pigment ink. Then I cut it out using a die.

The watering can was stamped with white pigment ink also and then die cut. The watering can was attached with very thick pop dots so it sits up off the background. The flowers were die cut. Then I sponged on some white pigment ink along with some yellow pigment ink. I used a Copic pen to highlight the flower petal edges. I also used some chalk ink around the edges of the flowers in a kraft color.

For the sentiment I put an ink pad direct to paper and then die cut it two times. I glued those together for some dimension.

The colors on my card in real life are lighter than the photo.  I took another photo in the daylight and this much closer to the true color.

Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain

Here is what inspired me. It is hanging in my bathroom.


  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January 2020 Kit
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2017 Kit
  • Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set
  • Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Die Set
  • Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink
  • Quick Quotes Powder Puff Ink
  • Avery Elle Mimosa Pigment Ink

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.


  • 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

Heat Embossing with Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit

I am here today with a birthday card using the MMH kit for February. Such a fun kit.

Hero Arts Reactive Ink

I really like this kit because of all the fun birthday elements and dies. I have been wanting some balloons and a birthday cake. I also ordered a few more reactive inks when I ordered my kit. What I love about the Hero Arts Reactive Inks is the vibrant bright colors. And they are reactive…

For the background I ink blended several colors of the reactive ink. Then I heat embossed the frame image using white embossing powder. I love this embossed in white.

Next was heat embossing the sentiment.

For that cake.. I ink blended the pool ink on a piece of paper. I heat embossed with you guessed it white embossing powder. I used the die cut in the kit to cut it out. The cake has some foam tape under it for some dimension.

Submitted over at A Blog Named Hero February Challenge.

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


  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Reactive ink
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder


Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero Diecutting

I’m here today with a card I created for the Facebook Hero Arts January 2020 Scramble. To explain a little further you use Hero Arts products to create a card in 90 minutes. You choose your own time to create but it needs to be done by the end time/date. There is a theme along with it also. A fun low pressure thing to do. I really appreciate that Cindy got this going again. The Hero Arts Scrambles are special to me because they got me very interested in Hero Arts, which is a great company, and to really dive into cardmaking. Here is the link to the group but it is private so you just need to ask to participate if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/375732203141407/?ref=group_header

Hero Arts Honeycomb Stencil

To start off I used the Hero Arts Honeycomb stencil and inked through that. I then used a deckled rectangle die to cut out the background for the watering can.

Next I stamped and die cut the flower bouquet, watering can and butterfly. The butterfly has a little shimmer coloring on it. I colored them with Copics and glued them over the rectangle.

I die cut the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment.


  • Hero Arts Honeycomb Stencil
  • Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero – banner die
  • Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages – sentiment
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles die set

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Birthday Card

I am here today with another card using the Hero Arts June 2019 My Monthly Hero kit. I think I kind of like this kit, ok I love this kit.

Hero Arts 2019 June My Monthly Hero kit

On the base of the card I used the Leaf Pattern stencil that came in the kit.

For the green background it is hard to see in the photo but I stamped some grasses and plants using Versamark ink.

All the critters and flower at the bottom of the card were stamped with brown ink and colored with Copics.

When putting together the branch I accidently used brown heat embossing on that because I thought my other images had the same. I like things kind of uniform. But as it turns out that worked out well to give that branch more dimension. It is also Copic colored.

All of the images were cut out using the dies that came with the kit.

The sentiment is from that kit also.


  • Hero Arts 2019 June My Monthly Hero kit – stamps, stencil and dies
  • Copic Pens
  • Versamark Ink

FB Hero Arts Scramble #1 – My Monthly Hero July 2017

Hello! This was a fun week because Cindy was nice to start up the Hero Arts Scrambles again and this time we are in Facebook. Here is a link to the group if you would like to join. For the first FB Scramble she chose a theme of inchie/grid cards. I have not made one of those in quite awhile. I have been thinking about the My Monthly Hero July 2017 set and that I needed to use it. It worked great for this card. I used most of the small images and portions of the larger images. I don’t do so well using small images so this was perfect. Thanks Cindy!

Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero

What is fun about the Scrambles is it kind of forces you to get in there and make a card that you might not come up with on your own. That’s a good thing!

Well I love Oxide Distress Inks so there is a bunch of that on the card. I created an orange panel first with a pink/orange and 2 orange Oxide inks that I put down on my craft mat. I spritzed with water and used some mixed media paper to soak up that ink. After it dried most of the way I dipped again on the ink on my mat. I did the same with the blue panel using 2 blues. In the interest of time I dried the panels at the end with my heat tool.

I cut the orange piece into a bunch of 1 inch squares. I then used many images from the July 2017 My Monthly Hero kit and stamped them with Versafine ink.

I cut the blue panel out with a die that has some stitching around it.

When I glued all the orange squares on the blue square I glued down the 4 corners first so I could use them for nice even spacing.

Fortunately I had just enough of the blue panel left to cut out the sentiment.


  • Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Oxide Distress Inks
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Honey Bee Stamps Large Thanks die
  • Memory Box Stitched Square Layers die

Hero Arts July 2019 My Monthly Hero

Howdy to you all! This card says summer! I hope yours is good. We love to go to Lake Tahoe so I made this card for my hub using the Hero Arts MMH July kit. This is kind of a scene we see in Tahoe except there is not a dock there.

The July kit is a fun one with a theme of Fun at the Lake. Everything on here is from the main kit except for maybe some inks but all the images are in the kit. There is lot’s of extra add-ons that are fun too.

I did some ink blending for the sky and water using some inks from the kit and some additional ones in my stash. For the water there are some stamps in the main kit to stamp ripples on the water.

I stamped the mountains in layers which is what the kit comes with. I die cut those with the dies that came in the kit.

I stamped the layered trees and did the same die cutting them.

I stamped the layered dock and also die cut it.

All of those were then glued onto the background. I had to stamp the trees and the mountains twice. The trees are kind of pieced together and the mountains are overlapped since the width of these are made for a vertical A2 card.

Then I just stamped the plants, ducks, fish and birds onto the scene.


  • Hero Arts July 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Encore Silver Pigment ink


Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2019

Hello! I used the My Monthly Hero June 2019 kit on all of these cards. It is a jungle theme and I really like this kit. I made several cards around the same time. I needed a bunch of Thank You cards. If you have not seen the card kits by Hero Arts you should check them out. Such fun and such a good price for what you get.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2019

I already posted this card for my Flickr Scramble post but wanted to include all of them in this post.

Supplies: Oxide Distress ink, Reverse Confetti Thanks die, Copic pens

For this card I smooshed some Oxide Distress inks on my kraft mat and spritzed with water. I then put some watercolor paper down on it. I let that dry. Then I stamped all these leaves on that watercolor paper and die cut them out with the dies in the MMH kit. I glued them all to the green paper. For the sentiment I used a two layer die to cut out the thanks, glued them together and then on to the card.

Supplies: Oxide Distress ink, Reverse Confetti Thanks die

This card was for a friend who decorated for my birthday party that had a tropical theme. I think this works well considering that. I clear embossed the animals and plants and then colored them in. Then I used the dies to cut them out. I will say it came out decent but I am not sure I would do that again for this set for images when I am thinking of coloring them and cutting them out. For the background that the critters are on I ink blended and then cut that rectangle out with a die. For the main background I stamped the leaves and then clear embossed them which I think works well for a background like this.

Supplies: Clear Embossing Powder, Copic pens, Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banner Greetings stamp set, My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangles die set

And now for this last one for this post… I used the leaf pattern stencil that came with the MMH kit on the background. Since this is a long (about 9 inches) card I had to move the stencil over and continue inking. For the background under the animals I stamped grass using Versamark ink. It is hard to see in the photo. Then I stamped all the animals and actually looked up some of the animals to color them. I used the dies that came with the kit to cut them all out.

Supplies: Copic pens, Altenew Painted Greetings stamp set

I guess you could say I really like this kit!! I had fun creating all these.