Hero Arts Nasturtium Mini Slim Line Card


I have a mini slimline card for you today. I haven’t made that many slimline cards so far. I made this for the Hero Arts Scramble group in Facebook. The theme this time is mini slimline 3 1/2 X 6.

Hero Arts It's Your Day

To begin my card I ink blended over a stencil.

I then stamped the flower image right on top of that. My intention was to just color everything in since the background green is kind of light. I tried that and decided the flowers weren’t looking right. You know the right and left turns of making a card. I colored all the leaves in with Copics right over the background. For the flowers I also colored with Copics but I stamped them on a separate paper and hand cut them out. Then I glued them over the stamped image on the card.

The sentiment is stamped.

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

Entered over at A Blog Named Hero for the March challenge.

  • Hero Arts Nasturtium
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters
  • Tim Holtz Latticework stencil
  • Versafine Black Onyx ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Embossing with Hero Arts Holiday Foliage

Hello! Here we are with another month almost gone by. Time is flying in spite of it all. Today I have a Christmas card I created for the Hero Arts Scramble in Facebook with a theme of make the background the focus.

Can I just say that I love this stamp! I used this background stamp and heat embossed with gold powder. I colored in most of the images within the design. I left one particular thing white.

For the sentiment I cut out a banner with a die. The greeting is from a Hero Arts set and also heat embossed using gold.

I have another idea for this stamp using silver embossing and blues. I can’t wait to see how that looks.

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


  • Hero Arts Holiday Foliage Bold Prints background stamp
  • Hero Arts Joyful Tidings Tag Set
  • Copic markers
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die set

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 Beautiful Day Agapanthus Birthday

Howdy! I have a card for the Hero Arts July Scramble in Facebook for you today! The Scramble theme this time was coloring so I watercolored the flowers.

I started out by stamping one group of the flowers on each corner of the card. Then I used a single flower to fill in the top and bottom. I heat embossed using brass powder. I then used some Distress Reinker to paint the flowers.

The sentiment is heat embossed using the same embossing powder.

I got to use my new Tonic Studios Tim Holtz glass mat for the first time while making this. Pretty sweet!


  • Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Ranger Watercolor Paper
  • PSX Brass Embossing Powder

More Hero Arts Tropical Flowers

Here is the card that started the roll of Hero Arts Tropical Flower cards. I had the idea and then it was time to Scramble. For those who don’t know it is a Facebook group where someone comes up with a theme and then you pick your 90 minute time frame during the dates that are set (usually about a week) to make a card using Hero Arts products. The theme this time was make a friendship or get well card.

Hero Arts Leaf Pattern Stencil

So first off I made the background. I used a stencil and some Hero Arts ink. It is more lime/bright green in real life than it is in the photo.

Boy I forgot how I made this. I had to go look at my brief write up in Facebook. I put some Pearl alcohol ink on the Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle paper using several different colors. I then stamped the flowers and die cut them. They look very shimmery but in a photo it is hard to capture it well.

The sentiment is stamped.

So this card didn’t quite turn out like I wanted. I was thinking more bright colors so to me some of the flowers are too dark. See below for the recreate.


  • Hero Arts Leaf Pattern Stencil
  • Hero Arts Good Friends stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers die set
  • Hero Arts Reactive Key Lime Fizz ink
  • Alcohol Pearl Inks

Here is the card that is closer to how I pictured it in my mind.

For the background I used a stencil and some Hero Arts ink. It is more lime/bright green in real life than it is in the photo.

For this one I used several colored papers mostly from Hero Arts. I think they came with the retro Christmas My Monthly Hero kit. That would be the first one. I then stamped the flowers using Archival ink and die cut them. I used the Archival since I knew I was going to spray them with Shimmer Spritz. So they do have shimmer but it doesn’t show to well in the photo.

The sentiment is stamped.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards March Challenge in Flickr.

Also entered over at Die Cut Divas for their March Challenge.


  • Hero Arts Leaf Pattern Stencil
  • Hero Arts Good Friends stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers stamp set
  • Hero Arts Tropical Flowers die set
  • Hero Arts Reactive Key Lime Fizz ink
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle

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

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 Scramble

One of the Flickr Hero Arts group members brought back the Scramble, at least a one time Scramble! Very nice of Cindy to do that. The thing about the Scrambles is you have to make a card in 90 minutes and get it posted in the Flickr group. I always enjoyed them even though sometimes it is a big scramble to get a card done. I had to practice with a few cards before I could get it down to 90 minutes. So now I have several in progress cards. That is a good thing because I need about 8 thank you cards right about now.

Here is my card that I made using the Hero Arts June 2019 My Monthly Hero kit. I noticed that the ones they are releasing around this time of year are the ones that really catch my eye.


Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2019

For the background on this card I smooshed a couple of colors of Oxide ink on my craft mat. I then sprayed some water on it. I took a piece of watercolor paper and put that on it. I let that layer dry and then did another round.

For the animals I stamped them using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I colored them in with Copics and die cut them. The elephant has a touch of gold from a metallic Gelly Roll pen on his headress. I actually looked up some of the animals on the internet to see their coloring. Let me just say leopards have the most beautiful coats. This is such a fun set! Lot’s of animals and plants and fun sayings.

The sentiment is die cut from white paper and I colored it with a Copic pen to have it be one of the colors I used on the animals.


  • Oxide Distress Ink
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Copic Pens
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit – June 2019
  • Honey Bee Stamps sentiment die – Large Thanks
  • Memento ink – Rich Cocoa
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