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.


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

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

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.


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

Rubber Stampede Poinsettia Christmas Card

I have a Christmas card for you today! I am happy to get a few done this month. I used the sketch from the Build Your Stash card group in Facebook.

I stamped the poinsettia using a good old wood block stamp. I colored it with Copics and used Nuvo drops in the center. The flower I cut out by hand.

I mounted it with foam tape on shiny gold paper. I stamped the sentiment with Archival ink.

All the rest of the paper is from a paper pad.


  • Rubber Stampede Poinsettia stamp
  • Copic markers
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Art Impression Holly Jolly Set – sentiment
  • Black Archival Ink


Simon Says Stamp Brutus Monroe Bounty of Wreaths

And now.. a Christmas card. Slowly adding to my Christmas card stash.

For my card today I used some papers from my stash that I was lucky to win from the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook. I used a corner rounder on the two layers.

I stamped the wreath and colored with Copics, Glaze pens and metallic pens. I die cut the wreath with the die that goes with the set. The wreath has foam tape behind it to add some dimension.

I stamped the greeting that was also in the stamp set and heat embossed in black.


  • Simon Says Stamp Brutus Monroe Bounty of Wreaths
  • Copic pens
  • Metallic pens
  • Glaze pens
  • Black embossing powder

Rubber Stampede Warm Wishes For the Holidays

Whew this raps up cards made in December. For this card I used a woodblock stamp. I tend to forgot they are sitting there waiting.

This is a fairly simple card to make. I stamped the image and colored it with Copics. I used papers to mat it from one paper pad along with cutting out that star.


  • Rubber Stampede Warm Wishes for the Holidays
  • Copic pens

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.


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

Happy Snowmen Using Art Impression Holly Jolly Set

Whoa it’s already February and I haven’t caught up with the end of December cards or January. Slow goes it I guess.

I stamped the snowmen and colored them with Copics. The candy cane has some Glaze pen on it. The balls on the hats have glitter on them.

The snowflake has glitter on it and it is die cut.

The sentiment is from the stamp set.

It is hard to see but the red mat is a pretty shimmer paper.


  • Art Impressions Holly Jolly Set
  • Copic pens

Copic Coloring and Die Cutting with Hero Arts Autumn Wreath

Here is another one of the Thanksgiving cards I made. Only one more to post.

I used an embossing folder to create the textured background for my card.

I stamped and colored the images and wreath with Copics and then die cut them out. Then I glued the images to the wreath. The wreath stamp set I used has so many cute little images that can be used a long with the wreath.

The sentiment is stamped on a die cut banner.


  • Sizzix Beaded Ribbons embossing folder
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die
  • Hero Arts Autumn Wreath stamp set and die set
  • Copic markers

Die Cutting with Hero Arts Wagon and Autumn Bouquet

Getting there on my Thanksgiving cards. Only a few more to post. Both of these die sets by Hero Arts are really fun and nice. I thought I would combine them for a little different look.

Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet

I die cut most or all of the things in the Autumn Bouquet set. I colored them with Copics.

For the wagon I die cut the different pieces out of colored cardstock. The rail (whatever you call it) is die cut from a woodgrain paper.

The background was made using a embossing folder.


  • Darice Brick Wall embossing folder
  • Hero Arts Wagon & Accessories die set
  • Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet die set
  • Copic markers