Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2019

Hello! I used the My Monthly Hero June 2019 kit on all of these cards. It is a jungle theme and I really like this kit. I made several cards around the same time. I needed a bunch of Thank You cards. If you have not seen the card kits by Hero Arts you should check them out. Such fun and such a good price for what you get.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2019

I already posted this card for my Flickr Scramble post but wanted to include all of them in this post.

Supplies: Oxide Distress ink, Reverse Confetti Thanks die, Copic pens

For this card I smooshed some Oxide Distress inks on my kraft mat and spritzed with water. I then put some watercolor paper down on it. I let that dry. Then I stamped all these leaves on that watercolor paper and die cut them out with the dies in the MMH kit. I glued them all to the green paper. For the sentiment I used a two layer die to cut out the thanks, glued them together and then on to the card.

Supplies: Oxide Distress ink, Reverse Confetti Thanks die

This card was for a friend who decorated for my birthday party that had a tropical theme. I think this works well considering that. I clear embossed the animals and plants and then colored them in. Then I used the dies to cut them out. I will say it came out decent but I am not sure I would do that again for this set for images when I am thinking of coloring them and cutting them out. For the background that the critters are on I ink blended and then cut that rectangle out with a die. For the main background I stamped the leaves and then clear embossed them which I think works well for a background like this.

Supplies: Clear Embossing Powder, Copic pens, Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banner Greetings stamp set, My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangles die set

And now for this last one for this post… I used the leaf pattern stencil that came with the MMH kit on the background. Since this is a long (about 9 inches) card I had to move the stencil over and continue inking. For the background under the animals I stamped grass using Versamark ink. It is hard to see in the photo. Then I stamped all the animals and actually looked up some of the animals to color them. I used the dies that came with the kit to cut them all out.

Supplies: Copic pens, Altenew Painted Greetings stamp set

I guess you could say I really like this kit!! I had fun creating all these.

Hero Arts Digital Kit Kitchen Silhouettes

Howdy! Today I have a fun little coffee card over at a2z Scrapbooking that I made using several Hero Arts sets. The main one is a digital image kit called Kitchen Silhouettes.

Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Digital Kit

I saw those coffee related images in that set and had to make a card with them. How about that old school coffee pot? I thought it really looked like a camping coffee pot so there you have it.

The coffee pot and the cup – I took the coffee pot image and the cup image and used my Cameo Silhouette to size them and have just the outline so they could then be cut out with the Silhouette. There was a few steps involved. I looked it up and fairly quickly altered the images. I colored them with Copics. I stamped over the mug using the Hero Arts background stamp Lattice. On the coffee pot I used a white pen to make the dots. It is hard to see in the photo but I put clear glaze over the top of the pot to make it look like a glass top. For the steam I used a die from a Hero Arts monthly kit to cut that out of watercolor paper.

The coffee beans were printed from a Hero Arts digital kit Caffeine Fix. I resized them, colored with Copics and hand cut them out.

The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts monthly kit.

The background I made by dropping Hero Arts liquid watercolor on a fairly wet piece of watercolor paper. It kind of has that oops I spilled the coffee look.

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Scramble 137 Redo


After making a card for the fun Scramble 137 theme of using a tag I decided to make another one. I like the stamps a lot from the July My Monthly Hero kit so I was looking forward to using them again. I also wanted to change the tag background color to make the inks appear more true to color. So I chose white instead of the usual manila tag color. I inked up the tag with the Dolphin Ombre ink that comes with the July My Monthly Hero set. I used some of the July kit tiny stamps, seaweed (from the July kit and from the Hero Arts set Set Sail Background CL842)  and coral stamps and the optional Mermaid Ombre ink pad to complete the background. The jelly fish were stamped using the Mermaid Ombre ink pad and then cut out with the die. The sequins are part of the July monthly kit also. They are great colors.

Heartfelt Creations Aster Thank You


I created this card for my sister thanking her for my birthday surprise and gift. My hub had her fly up and meet us and I had no idea she was coming. Super nice!

The background is stamped with an Impression Obsession background stamp called Wooden Plank and some Distress Ink.

The green layer was patterened paper cut out with a Spellbinders die called Romantic Rectangles (S5-090). The image was stamped with a Heartfelt Creations stamp from the Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set (HCPC 3499). I inked over the image with some Distress Ink. I colored the leaves and tiny flowers with Copics. I stamped some of the asters from the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters PreCut Set (HCPC 3494) and then cut out a couple layers of different asters using their dies Delicate Asters (HCD 726). I colored the asters with Copics. The sentiment and banner die is from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero set from March 2016.

Hero Arts Scramble 137


Scramble 137 hosted by LaVon was the fun theme of using a tag! Since I just got this My Monthly Hero set for July I was anxious to use it. After starting late I had to separate the dies before starting. Layered stamping usually takes me a few tries to get things lined up nice. I am not sure why I make these kind of choices during a Scramble but it all worked out. I also accidentally took the wrong lid off my glue bottle and got it all over my hand. So miraculously I got this done.

The tag is a Ranger tag that I inked up with the Ombre ink that comes with the July My Monthly Hero set. I used some of the July tiny stamps, seaweed and coral stamps and the optional Ombre Mermaid stamp pad to complete the background. The jelly fish were stamped using the Mermaid stamp pad and then cut out with the die. The sequins are part of the July monthly kit also. They are great colors. Then I stamped some coral and seaweed on the base card which is by Hero Arts.

One Layer Poinsettias


Entering this in the A2Z Monthly Challenge.

Hero Arts Stamps – Chalkboard Messages (CG619), October Card Kit (CL912).

Ink – Red and green inks from Hero Arts October kit. Gold – Delicata Golden Glitz

a2z Scrapbooking November 2015 Challenge