Hero Arts 2021 Stamp-Along Fun

Hello! Today I have several cards that I made during a craft along event that Hero Arts did on July 17. It was an all day event and many different design team members made cards that you also made at the same time. They have another one coming up and I would highly recommend it.

Are you ready? Get something to drink and maybe a snack…

This is a spotlight card taught by Daniel West. I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp to make this. There is vellum covering the stamping on the base of the card. I colored with Copics.  The sentiment is heat embossed.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers and I think the sentiment is from Hero Arts It’s Your Day set.

This card was done by Maria Willis. It is a gatefold card and also includes some vellum. Heat embossed flowers on vellum and cut out by hand. The background is Hero Arts Reactive ink blending with stenciling and shimmer mist over it. The sentiment is heat embossed and raised with foam.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers, Hero Arts Reactive ink, Tim Holtz stencil, Spellbinders circle die, Hero Arts It’s Your Day birthday stamp set

A One Layer Looking Glass Card designed by Lydia Fiedler. You stamp the background with a text die. For the scene you use the Looking Glass die and then paper piece it back in to make a one layer card. I added the frame as an extra little thing which I cut out with a square die and the Looking Glass die. The sky is ink blended and the tree is colored with Copics.

Supplies: Hero Arts Canyon Lands Looking Glass die, Memory Box Stitched Square die, Impression Obsession French Text background stamp

Hero Arts Sun Ray Bold Prints

Looking Glass Window Card. This was done by Nichol Spohr. This was fun because part of the scene is on the inside of the card.

I ink blended the front panel first using Distress Oxide ink. For the front of the card I stamped with the Sun Ray stamp and lightly stamped some text over that. Cut out a square which give you the piece for the inside of the card. Color the tree with Zig Clean Color Pens.

For the inside cut out the grass/frame and the mountains. Color with Zig Clean Color Pens.  Place those on the square with the sun rays along with the frame which the grass is part of.

Supplies: Hero Arts Canyon Lands Looking Glass die, Memory Box Stitched Square die, Impression Obsession French Text background stamp, Hero Arts Sun Ray Bold Prints, Zig Clean Color Pens.

Hero Arts It's Your Day

Color Layering Sea horse birthday card. Jessica Frost-Ballas designed this card.

Ink blending on the background. School of fish and bubbles heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Seahorses stamped and die cut.

The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.

Supplies: Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Hero Arts It’s Your Day stamp set

Color Layering Jellyfish with “waves” background. This is a Mindy Eggen card design. For the background I ink blending through a stencil and then ink blended over that fading as it went across. I am not super great at blending like this but it came out ok.

Two jellyfish are stamped right on the background and the big one is layer stamped and die cut.

The sentiment is stamped right on the background.

Supplies: Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero, Hero Arts Swirl stencil

Rainbow Watercolor Backgrounds. These are by Channin Pelletier. I am going to start by saying this was the most fun for me. Why? I have never done this before and it is just so happy! These are similar but a few different ways of doing them. To start each card you heat emboss on bristol paper using white powder.

For this first card I kind of scribbled lines across the card all the way down the card in the all the colors using water based pens. Then I used a brush and some water to spread the color out and blend the colors.

The sentiment is die cut.

For this one you color the different colors in pie shapes, douse it with water and use a blower to send the color out to the edges from the middle. The word celebrate is die cut (1 black and 2 white) and layered slightly offset. The other part of the sentiment is heat embossed and hand cut.

For this you color along vertically but only about half way down, douse with water and then blow towards the bottom of the card. The sentiment was done the same as the card above.

Hero Arts Everything Flower Background

This believe it or not was the technique where you blow out from the middle. It was my first attempt and I had a little to much water so all the color went past the edges so you don’t have any streaks. This stamp might be a little to solid in places too for this technique to really shine. However I like how it came out. A nice background.

Whew.. I love all these rainbow cards and you should give it a try.

Supplies: Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints stamp, Hero Arts Everything Flower Bold Prints stamp, Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL (love the font for the dies in this set), Reverse Confetti Thanks Square die, Simon Says Stamp Hello Dies, Local King Rubber Stamp water based markers

Now we have a Tri-fold stand up card. The teacher for this card was Debi Adams. Here is the jelly fish background stamp again. I was lucky to win this from Hero Arts.

For the stamping.. I stamped the jelly fish on a piece of paper that was cut in half to put on the side panels. Then I stamped again and colored in the jelly fish with Copics and a shimmer pen and cut the piece that goes in the middle of the frame and then hand cut a couple jelly fish to put on the side of the frame. The sentiment is heat embossed.

Supplies: Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints, Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero (sentiment), MFT Pie

Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry Birthday Card

Hello! Here I am with a birthday card for my son. He turned 30 in May. Does that mean I am getting old? Ha! It kind of hit me. Lately he has been doing a lot of mountain biking. So that explains the card. The bike looks kind of ghost like but his bike is gray so there it is.

The background is a combination of stamping, ink blending and coloring with Copics.

The dirt is ink blended and then stamped with an old Stampin Up stamp I found in my stash that is perfect for dirt. The grass I think is ink blended. The trees and mountains are colored with Copics. The sky is ink blended. The birds are stamped using a Hero Arts set.

The bike stamp was a lucky find. I got it the same day I made the card which was either the day before his birthday or on his birthday. I got it at either Michaels or Joanns and neither one has that great of a selection so I was very lucky to find it. It may not look like a mountain bike but at least it doesn’t have a cute basket on it with flowers.

I put the sentiment on the inside because I didn’t want it on the scene.

Supplies:

  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry stamp set
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2017 stamp set
  • American Crafts Bike stamp
  • Distress Oxide ink

Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire Birthday Card

I have a birthday card today that I made with stamps from one of my very favorite stamp companies. That would be Hero Arts. I made this for a good friend of mine.

I just love this cute set. I am not often into the little cutsey stuff but these guys are so much fun.

To create the scene and specifically the background I did some ink blending and masking. I die cut some grass but I had to cover the grass when doing the sky and cover the sky when ink blending the grass. For the dirt I found an old Stampin Up woodblock stamp to add little dots all over. I was excited to have this come out nice so that stamp is right on my desk for future cards. The stars in the sky were stamped.

Then I stamped the critters, fire, trees and moon. I colored them with Copics and then die cut them.

The sentiment is stamped.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire stamp set
  • Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
  • Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire matching die set
  • Distress Oxide inks

Die Cutting with Hero Arts Looking Glass Canyon Lands

I have a couple of cards to show you that I made using one of the Looking Glass dies by Hero Arts. I made Fathers Day cards for my Dad and hubby. They are similar but I am one that cannot make the exact same card twice or more for the most part.

This one I made for my Dad and it was the first time using the die. The tree cuts out with the square opening. It is colored with a Copic marker. The mountains are cut from a panel that I had around with Distress ink smooshing on it. The grass I colored with some Distress ink. The grass is part of a die that cuts out a square but I cut the grass strip off of the square. The sky I ink blended using Distress ink.

On the kraft surrounding the scene I stamped with Versamark. It is very hard to see that.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday

This one I made for my hubby. I did the same coloring the tree, grass, mountains. The sky is different as you can see and I added the birds to this. When I stamped on the kraft cardstock surrounding the scene I used some Distress Oxide ink this time so it would show up better and also a different background stamp.

The sentiment is heat embossed on this one also.

I entered this one over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the June Challenge.

Also entered over at the Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge For The Guys.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Looking Glass Canyon Lands die set
  • Distress Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Hero Arts Mud Cloth Bold Prints stamp
  • Rubbernecker Cobblestone background stamp
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2017 stamp set
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangles Stax die set

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Treat

Today I have a fun card I made for my sister. It is not her birthday but I just wanted to make this card for her since she loves pigs and so do I.

Such a cute pig image. I colored the pig with Copics and a sparkle pen.

The image is cut out with a deckle rectangle die.

The sentiment is die cut and layered with a few die cuts. I colored it with purple sparkle pen.

Supplies:

  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Treat stamp set
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die set
  • Copic Markers
  • Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Cuts die set
  • Wink of Stella – purple

Santa in Robe Christmas Card

Here is a card I made for the sketch #9 in the Facebook Group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. I have to say this was challenging for me because my brain has trouble doing the tilted thing. I think it looks good but my brain… doesn’t want to put it that way. That is why it is good to do the challenges!

I stamped the Santa using a woodblock stamp. I colored it with Copics. Before it made it to the card I knocked over a diffuser that had water in it and a bit of water got on it. I fixed most of the problem by cutting the Santa out. I wasn’t going to scrap something I took the time to color.

The rest is layered up paper.

Supplies:

  • Patterned Paper pads
  • Copic Markers
  • Holly Berry House stamp – no name to it (Santa/Father Christmas)

Rubber Stampede Santa Profile Card

One more Christmas card for now that I made a bit ago. I like following along with the sketches in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook. I need to get a little more productive with it though. Anyway here is one from last months sketch.

As you can see this a fairly straight forward card. I stamped the Santa with a wood block stamp (what?) and colored with Copic markers and a white Wink of Stella pen. Then I die cut the image with a circle die.

The sentiments was stamped and cut out with a circle die.

Supplies:

  • Rubber Stampede Santa Profile
  • Copic markers
  • Wink of Stella – white
  • Spellbinders circle dies
  • Clearly Besotted Say What? stamp set

Rubberstampede Santa Profile

Howdy! I finally got another Christmas card done and I used the sketch from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook.

Clearly Besotted Say What?

This is a fairly quick card to make. I stamped the Santa and colored it with Copics and a white Wink of Stella pen. A little secret about my card.. I spilled a little water on the Santa after I colored it but it just made it without very much damage.

The sentiment is stamped.

All of the circles were cut out using dies.

Supplies:

  • Rubber Stampede Santa Profile wood block stamp
  • Copic pens
  • Wink of Stella White
  • Clearly Besotted Say What?

Polkadoodles Gnome

And another one for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop. I might of broken a record this time.

Here is a card I made with a stamp set that I got Tuesday at Creative Escape in Los Gatos, CA. They have so many great things to choose from! Very well stocked.

It is a stamp set by Polkadoodles which has several really cute gnome stamps. Gnomes, mushrooms and coffee what is not to love! Technically it is called Gnome for Tea but I think anything can go in that cup, coffee, tea, hot chocolate or even water (not as much fun).

I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics.

I layered up some papers from my stash and the image is raised up with foam.

The sentiment is also from the stamp set.

Supplies:

  • Polkadooodles Gnome for Tea stamp set
  • Copic markers
  • Lawn Fawn Plaid paper

Rubbernecker Stamps Preston Coffee Card

Hello! I finally got a coffee card done. I created it for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop.

I created my card using the cute Preston coffee owl stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps. I won 3 coffee owl stamps and this guy hasn’t been used. Time to get that going on.

 

Spellbinders Stack O' Cups die

The idea just popped in my head to having him balancing on a coffee cup. Who knows where these things come from… ha.  Maybe a little quirky.

For the background I stamped Preston and then I used Distress Oxide ink over a stencil. I wanted to pop up Preston but I needed to stamp him on the background to get his legs, the coffee steam and feathers sticking up on his head. I wasn’t going to hand cut those out.

I stamped Preston on another piece of paper colored him with Copics. I then cut him out by hand and glued him over the stamped image on the background using foam tape.

The coffee cup is die cut and then a die was used to cut out the design on the cup. The cup itself is teal but kind of looks green in the photo. I colored in the design using a Copic pen. The cup was already glued down when I decided to stencil the background so I made a mask to cover the cup while inking over the stencil.

The sentiment is stamped.

Supplies:

  • Rubbernecker Stamps Preston
  • Janes Doodles Coffee Time – sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders Stack O’ Cups die set
  • Carta Bella Plaid 1 stencil
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Copic markers