Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad

Here is a little quick card that I made to thank someone for giving me a Cherokee Purple tomato plant that she started from seed. That is my favorite tomato to grow. I got it from the Buy Nothing Group in FB. I have been gifted several plant cuttings and starts which makes me happy!

This is kind of a quick card. I stamped all the tomatoes using the Hero Arts stamp set. Funny thing I had this in my pile of stamps to pass on and ended up pulling it back out to use. I used Distress Oxide ink for all the stamping and coloring of the die cut pieces.

For the die cuts I used the Tim Holtz set Crochet.

The sentiment is a stamp from a Winnie & Walter set.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad
  • Winnie & Walter In a Word: Thanks
  • Sizzix/Tim Holtz Crochet
  • Distress Oxide inks

Easter Cards… Lots of Easter Cards

Hello and Happy Easter! I had so much fun creating all of these Easter cards. They are similar in some ways but each is different and the ideas just kept coming. I find that the more I stay in creative mode the more ideas come. So here we go, grab a cup of coffee or tea. As you will see as you scroll down looking at the cards I kind of the like the Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set. I also had about 20 some Distress Oxide inks on my desk that I used on the cards.

Adding 2 more cards… no more though.

I had to try the kraft bunnies.. They are die cut using the Bunny Hop die set. The background is ink smooshed with Distress Oxide inks. The plants are die cut using the Funky Nature die set & ink blended. The pot is ink blended and embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder. The eggs are die cut from ink smooshed panels.
This is for a friend that likes nice bright colors. The background is a Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The bunnies are die cut with the Bunny Hop die set and ink blended. The eggs are die cut using the Funky Foliage die set and are ink blended.
I need to give some credit on this one. I was inspired by a very cool card made by Fredrikke Andrea Peterson in the Tim Holtz Addicts group. The bunnies are die cut, using the Bunny Hop die set, from ink smooshed panels. The eggs were cut using the Funky Nature die set and some ink smooshed paper. All the background plants are die cut also using the Funky Nature die set. I ink smooshed the plant dies after die cutting. The background was inking over the TH Honeycomb stencil. Entered over at the Love Handmade Cards April Challenge in Flickr.
The background is embossed using the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended after embossing. The bunnies are die cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.
The background is ink blended. The basket was die cut with the Potted die and embossed with the Intertwined 3D embossing folder. The bunnies cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs die cut and ink blended.
What can I say but I love how these wallpaper bunnies came out. The background was die cut using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and then I ink blended over it. I kept all the pieces in the background die cut. Bunnies were die cut from Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps and inked around the edges.
The background is cut out using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and this time all the pieces were not kept. Bunnies are die cut from an ink smooshed panel. The basket is done using the Potted die and the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended on it. The grass was die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die and then ink blended. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.
For this I had the idea for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop but didn’t get it done for that. But.. it is done now. For the background I die cut some clouds and temporarily attached them and then ink blended over the background. Then I removed the cloud die cuts. The mug is die cut using the Lawn Fawn die set Outside In Stitched Mug and Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended. The grass is ink blended and die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. The bunnies just die cut.
Aww the cute bunny by Hero Arts. I stamped the bunny scene on watercolor paper. I used Distress ink reinkers to watercolor. The bunny turned out darker than I wanted but he is so cute. I used part of the Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set to cut a frame for the bunny scene.
This card I made from a kit from Creative Escape in Los Gatos, CA. They have something called Facebook Fridays and you get a little kit to make a card. The flowers and bunny are felt which is fun!
Another Hero Arts Garden Bunny card. This time colored with Copics. I like this lighter brown much better. Die cut using a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles.
Ink smooshed background. Die cut grass colored with a Copic pen. Basket, bunny, peep, eggs are from the Two Paper Divas stamp set, colored with Copics and cut out by hand.

Supplies:

  • Two Paper Divas Easter Basket stamp set – Hoppy Easter sentiment & images on the last card.
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
  • Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Nature die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwined 3D embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted die
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die set
  • Hero Arts Garden Bunny
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Distress Reinkers
  • Tim Holtz Honeycomb Stencil
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die
  • Copic pens

Hero Arts Nasturtium Mini Slim Line Card

Howdy!

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.
Supplies:

  • 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

Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero

Here is another card using the November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit. Such a good one!

This was a fun one to create. The background is embossed using an embossing folder. I stamped the sentiments directly on it.

For the snowy image behind the owls I stamped and heat embossed with sparkly embossing powder. The owls are also heat embossed with gold and silver embossing powder. I used the die from the set to cut out the owls.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday
  • Hero Arts White Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Gold and Silver Embossing Powder

Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero Birthday Card

And off I go posting my January cards. First off a card for my brother for his birthday. You know the ones right after Christmas that kind of sneak up on you.

The theme of the June 2020 kit is Northern Lights. You can get some really great sky looks depending on how you do the inking. I used some Distress inks that I inked blended on the background. A little thing I do when ink blending the sky is have the stamp image that is on the plastic sheet in the kit and try to blend while looking at the pattern of the sky. I then heat embossed using clear embossing powder over it using the 6X6 stamp in the set.

I stamped the whale spout which is in the kit. I die cut the light house piece and the bird. The sentiment is stamped also.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day – sentiment
  • Distress Inks

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.

Supplies:

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

Miss Ink Stamps Pumpkin Pie Spice Gnomes

 

Here is a kind of Thanksgiving/Autumn card that probably arrived the day after Thanksgiving.

I made this card using a stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps. It is called Pumpkin Spice Gnomes. It is the cutest set of several images. I just discovered Miss Ink Stamps and right after I bought this set I was lucky to win a prize from them over at Coffee Loving Papercrafters so I got a few more fun things from them.

I stamped the pumpkin house and the pumpkin, mushrooms, leaves on the white panel. I colored them with Copics. Then I stamped the female gnome with the pie on another piece of paper and also colored with Copics. Then I cut her out by hand. She had foam pieces added when I put her on the card for some dimension.

The sentiment is stamped from a Hero Arts set.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards Flickr Challenge for November.

Supplies:

  • Miss Ink Stamps Pumpkin Spice Gnomes
  • Copic markers
  • Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit

 

Heat Embossing with Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus

I have a pretty birthday card for you with some heat embossing and Copic coloring.

This is fairly straight forward. I heat embossed these pretty flowers using copper embossing powder. I colored with Copic markers.

The sentiment is actually dark blue and it is die cut.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus stamp set
  • Karen Burniston Happy Birthday die
  • Copic markers

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

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero
  • Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero
  • Hero Arts Cobblestone Bold Prints background stamp

Hero Arts October 2019 My Monthly Hero

Another practice run for the Hero Arts Scramble. Well honestly I was trying for the Scramble but went way over the time. This was also for the theme use two or more sets/stamps.

Hero Arts Christmas Reindeer

This was fun to make and I am happy with the way it came out. And since it does not have to be realistic you can hang a wreath in the sky.

For the background I ink blended using Distress Speckled Egg ink. I stamped snowflakes with Versamark and brushed on some Perfect Pearls. They are kind of hard to see in the photo. The hill is die cut.

The trees and wreath are from the MMH set. I stamped them, colored with Copics and metallic pens. A little trick on the tree with no leaves I stamped that tree over a paper that I ink blended with the same ink that I used on the background and then die cut it out.

The deer are colored with Copics and hand cut out. I am not sure how I cut out those antlers without detaching them or cutting part off.

The sentiment is from the same set as the reindeer.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Christmas Reindeer stamp set
  • Hero Arts October 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Copic pens
  • Distress Ink