Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero Beach Card

And now for a beach style card.

Hero Arts Color Layering Waves

To start I used the February 2021 kit to stamp the girl, palm tree, tiki guy and surfboard. I colored them with Copics. Then I die cut them out. The surfboard has glossy over it. I forget exactly what a used, either Nuvo drops or Glossy Accents.

I created the wave part using a color layering stamp set. I ink blended the sky. From that set I heat embossed the sentiment using sand embossing powder.

The leaves in the background were stamped with a background stamp.


  • Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Waves stamp set
  • Hero Arts Jungle Bold Prints stamp
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts sand embossing powder

Die Cutting with The Park By Tim Holtz

Here we go with some catch up like lots of catch up. I have had a couple of busy months so the card making is lighter and the posting even less.

Here is two cards I made for my sister-in-laws birthday and my sisters birthday.

I finally used The Park dies. I bought that set mostly with my sister-in-law in mind and yes this card is for her.
Ink smooshed background using Tumbled Glass Oxide ink.
The kite, Mary Poppins, the butterflies are all die cut using the The Park die set. The kite is die cut from felt. The butterflies have Embossing Glaze which sometimes didn’t stay on them for some reason. I ink blended Oxides and then glazed over that and then die cut the butterflies.
The flowers are die cut from the Flower Jar die set.
I am really pleased with how this came out.
Tim Holtz Flower Jar
So I copied myself and made another Mary Poppins card. This one I sent to my sister. This time I cut the umbrella out from the Worn Wallpaper Scraps.
Dies Used – The Park and Flower Jar
Background – smooshed Tumbled Glass ink
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz The Park die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Flower Jar die set
  • Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Embossing Glaze
  • Lawn Fawn Grass die ?

Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug Christmas Card

Today I have a Christmas card I created for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #2 with a theme of hearts.

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas Blueprint 3

For all the papers I used one paper pad.

I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the candy cane and heat embossed with white. The mug is die cut using a Lawn Fawn die. The mug is raised up with foam.

The hearts.. also die cut using the Lawn Fawn die set.

The sentiment is stamped and I had to get a little green on the card.


  • Stampers Anonymous Christmas Blueprint 3 stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die

Hero Arts Holiday Foliage Bold Print Christmas Card

Finishing off January… This panel was sitting for quite some time before I finished it.

Hero Arts Christmas Holidays Stamp & Cut XL

I thought of this card long ago. I made the background almost long ago. Ha.  I finally just spent a small amount of time to finish it.

For the background I think I used Ken Oliver Color Burst. I then used a background stamp and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I love how it came out.

The sentiment is die cut out of some shimmery purple paper.


  • Hero Arts Christmas Holidays Stamp & Cut XL
  • Hero Arts Holiday Foliage Bold Prints stamp
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst
  • Silver embossing powder

Hero Arts Stencil Flower Birthday Card

For this birthday card I used an oldie but goodie from Hero Arts.

Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Cover Plate Die

To start off I used the blue flower by Hero Arts that I colored a long time ago. I am not exactly sure what I colored it with. I just added the silver dots in the middle using a pen.

The leaves are die cut from silver kraft-stock paper.

The sentiment is silver embossed.

The background is a nice light blue textured paper. I die cut the pattern using a cover plate die and glued it over the same paper panel.


  • Hero Arts – Stencil Flower stamp
  • Cheery Lynn Designs – Small leaves die
  • Papertrey Ink – Quartrefoil Cover Plate die
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Gelly Roll Metallic Pen – Silver
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock Paper – Silver

Heat Embossing with Simon Says Stamp Garden Greetings

Today I have a birthday card that I recently made. I was inspired by a set of cards made by Kristina Werner.

Avery Elle Loads of Wishes

To start my card I ink blended the background using Hero Arts Reactive ink. I then stamped and heat embossed using platinum embossing powder.

The vines and flowers are so pretty from this stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called Garden Greetings.

The sentiment was from an Avery Elle set.

The panel is mounted on Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock.


  • Simon Says Stamp Garden Greetings stamp set
  • Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Hero Arts Platinum embossing powder

Die Cutting with Sizzix Vintage Truck Set

Here is a card I created for my hubby to give to someone. This was for a thank you card but my hub liked the winter scene I created on another card so I just left off the Christmas greeting on this one.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar/Snowglobe Special

The background – I used a hill die and a stencil with white sparkle embossing powder that I heat embossed. The trees are die cut using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.

The truck is die cut from several papers. To create a rusty look I mixed some paint in with grit paste. The tree in the truck is die cut using a Sizzix die set.


  • Sizzix Season’s Essentials die set
  • Sizzix Vintage Truck die set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar/Snowglobe Special set
  • Newtons Nook Petite Snow Stencil
  • Embossing powder
  • Hill die
  • Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste

Sizzix Vintage Truck Christmas Card

This may be the last Christmas card I post for this year. I created this specifically for someone with an old blue truck.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar/Snow Globe Special

This fun truck was die cut and it was fun to put together. There is some Nuvo drops on the window to make it shiny. I cut all the silver out of Metallic Kraft Stock.

The tree in the truck is die cut along with the stars.

The hill and the other trees are also die cut. The hill has shimmer mist sprayed on it.

For the background I used a stencil and sparkle clear embossing powder.


  • Sizzix Vintage Truck die set
  • Sizzix Season’s Essentials die set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock
  • Hill die
  • Hero Arts November 2017 My Monthly Hero kit – sentiment
  • Newton’s Nook Petite Snow Stencil
  • Clear Sparkle embossing powder

Hero Arts Joyful Tidings Tag Set

I’m back to Christmas cards now. Here is one I made using a sketch from Build Your Holiday Stash Cardmakers group in Facebook.

For the background I used a paper pad so the papers go well together. I die cut the banner pieces.

For the ornament I die cut it from two different papers. I then put the die cut pieces back in using the kraft paper. The sentiment is from the same set and it is heat embossed.


  • Hero Arts Joyful Tidings Tag Set
  • Gold embossing powder

Hero Arts Winter Woods Heroscape

Here is a card I created for a card exchange we had in the Hero Arts Scramble Group in Facebook. I was inspired by a card created by Libby for National Card Making Day. I did not have the tree line stamps and dies when Libby did the craft along but it was on my wish list. So.. now I have it. I like this set a lot along with the Merry Snowmen set!! I love how this came out.

Hero Arts Merry Snowmen

For the background I stamped and embossed using the Winter Woods set and the Etched Winter Swirls background stamp. The sky is heat embossed in clear and the snow behind the snowmen in white sparkle.

The tree lines are stamped using Hero Arts ink and die cut. The snowmen are stamped, colored with Copics and die cut.

The sentiment is stamped using the Winter Woods set and I just hand cut around it.


  • Hero Arts Winter Woods Heroscape stamp set and die set
  • Hero Arts Etched Winter Swirls Bold Prints stamp
  • Hero Arts Merry Snowmen stamp set and die set
  • Copic Markers
  • Hero Arts ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • White Sparkle embossing powder
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