Hero Arts Scramble 147

Hero Arts Flickr Scramble 147

Betty’s theme today is create a card with the colors GOLD AND BLACK and the theme of LOVE. It can be a valentine, anniversary, wedding or any other occasion that works. White, cream or other neutrals are fine with the two main colors. For these Scrambles you need to use Hero Arts images, dies, embossing folders or stencils. You have 90 minutes to create your card or project. Betty did a 24 hour Scramble which is nice so we see more people creating.  In this case you select a 90 minute time frame that works for you.

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It is funny when I started I thought that is a challenging theme. And look what happened. Two were created during the Scramble and the other one after. That is the great thing about the Scrambles. Someone comes up with a theme and it gets you thinking in a way you might not normally. I also really enjoy seeing what others come up with.

The First Card
Background – A heart from an Inkadinkadoo set stamped with gold pigment ink.
Washi tape – maybe from Hobby Lobby
Stamp/Heart image – From Hero Arts stamp set Untitled Heart (A0002) white embossed on shiny gold paper.
Sentiment – black embossed with a stamp from Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages (CL954). The sentiment is raised with foam tape.

The Second Card
Background – Firefly adhesive stencil sprayed over with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. My favorite spray.
Hearts – From Hero Arts stamp set Untitled Heart (A0002) white heat embossed on black paper.
Sentiment – black embossed with a stamp from Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages (CL954)

The Third Card – I switched up the color scheme on this one.
Background – A heart from an Inkadinkadoo set stamped with Versafine ink.
Washi tape – maybe from Hobby Lobby
Stamp/Heart image – From Hero Arts stamp set Untitled Heart (A0002) gold embossed on black paper.
Sentiment – white embossed with a stamp from Hero Arts Many Everyday Sayings (CL342). The sentiment is raised with foam tape.

Halloween Cards

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I managed to make a few Halloween cards. The last one is just a panel not a card. The first three I made using Elizabeth Craft Designs peel-off stickers. I stuck them down on white paper and colored in all the images with Copics. The sentiment is a die from the September 2016 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. The shape behind the images is cut with a Spellbinders die. The patterned papers are from my huge stash. The last one was a little fun thing to put in a goodie bag that I gave to my neighbor. For that I stamped a web from an Inkadinkadoo set. The rest of the stamping was images from the September Hero Arts kit.

Online Card Classes – Backgrounds

I am finally getting back to one of the OCC classes called Backgrounds. They are always really good classes and you can access them forever. I don’t finish most of them so I am trying to go back and learn and do the projects. Here are  some backgrounds I just did.


The first panel on the left was an interesting one. You take patterned paper and stamp an image (the flowers) and emboss with clear embossing powder. You then go over the whole piece with dark ink which in this case is dark blue. You then wipe the ink off the embossed areas and this is what you have. I like it! I need to get a few more background stamps with bigger stamped areas. Ok maybe that is just an excuse to buy more stamps. The flowers are a The Ton background stamp called Rose Terrace and Hero Arts ink Navy.

The middle panel is inking with Distress ink medium to light. Then you clear emboss over that. Then you ink again and wipe the ink off the embossing so the lighter ink from the first inking shows under the clear embossing. I still kind of struggle to blend Distress Inks. The background stamp is a Stampin Up stamp. The ink is Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress inks.

The panel on the right is stamped very light with a background stamp.  Then you repeat stamp with several different colors of in to end up with a ombre look. The misti was very helpful for this card. It kept the panel in one place and it was a must for lining up all that text. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set YAY! (CL752). I used Hero Arts purple inks and maybe one from another company.


These two are the same technique. You stamp in white pigment first and then stamp over that with dye ink moving the stamp over just a bit on the second layer. It looks pretty cool when you get the right paper. I really like the hearts panel. On the arrows panel it is hard to see the white. The hearts are an Inkadinkadoo set Hearts (97637). The white ink is Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink and the red is a Hero Arts red from a My Monthly Hero set. The arrows I am not sure what company they are from.

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These are all the same technique and the opposite of the panels above. You stamp the first layer with dye ink and then stamp over it with white pigment ink. The doilies are from a Papertrey Ink set Delightful Doilies. The shapes on the second panel are from a Hero Arts set Not Perfect (CL698). For all the blues I used Hero Arts inks and the white is most likely Hero Arts Unicorn. I like the way the two gray panels turned out but I am not to crazy about the kraft panel. I don’t think the kraft panel is the right color for this or I should have used different inks.


I found two more panels I forgot. That’s what happens when you clean off your desk. The one on the right is ink blending over pattern. Laura Bassen did ink blending over plaid but I did not have stamps like she used so I did ink over another pattern which is from Avery Elle set All Squared Up.  I used a gray colored ink to stamp the pattern and then used Distress Ink over that. The background on the left is one I just came up with after using that Avery Elle pattern stamp. I am not sure of the inks I used for it.

All of these were fun to try!

Halloween #6


Since I love Halloween I made several cards and most of them different than the others. The background I made from one of the lessons in the Back-Ground Check class from Online Card Classes. It is done on watercolor paper. The fence is a Jolee embellishment. The tree is cut with a Memory Box die called Small Alder Tree. The spider web is a Inkadinkadoo stamp and bats are from Hampton Art Halloween set (SC0658). The Hero Arts stamp is Scary Happy Halloween (D397) from 1993. The pumpkin is a Hippo Heart stamp. I must of stamped at least 10 pumpkins on various papers, with various inks and different pumpkins to finally get the one I liked. Some of you know how that goes.