Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero

Hello! I am having some rainbow fun today. I created a card for the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #26.  I am enjoying the rainbow look ever since the Hero Summer 2021 Stamp-Along.

Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL

Such a fun one to create mostly because of the bright colors.

For the background I stamped the big image in the MMH February 2020 set. I heat embossed using white sparkle embossing powder. Kind of hard to see the sparkle but it is there.

For the cake I colored the rainbow using water based pens. I then misted with water to blend the colors a little and smooth out the coloring. I used the die in the MMH February 2020 set to cut out the cake. I have foam under the cake for some dimension.

The sentiment is done with coloring with two of the water based pens. I misted it also. It is die cut and I went over it with a shimmer pen. The HA Birthday stamp & cut set has one of my most favorite fonts!


  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero set
  • Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL set
  • Local King Rubber Stamp marker set
  • Hero Arts White Sparkle embossing powder

Hero Arts November 2020 MMH Valentine Card

Hello! Today I have a Valentine card I made for my hubby using the November 2020 Hero Arts kit. One of my very favorites.

Altenew Treble Love Die

I am discovering after several years that my husband might prefer a more clean and simple card so here we go. Not my usual type but I love how this turned out.

For the heart I stamped the leafy circle that comes in the November 2020 kit and then die cut it to a heart shape.

I colored a piece of paper with the same red I used on the heart. I die cut the sentiment out from that.

I stamped the two owls and branch also using the November 2020 kit and die cut them using the dies from the set.

Entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the February Challenge.


  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Altenew Treble Love die set
  • Sizzix Basic Shapes Bigz die

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.


  • 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 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.


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

Hero Arts Two Irises Birthday

Hello! I have a card for you today using Hero Arts old and new stamps together. The Two Irises is one of my very early stamps that I got and still have. It was made in 1990. And yes… it’s a rubber stamp.

For the background I got a little creative. I turned the Northern Lights stamp, from the Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero set, sideways and stamped with Versamark. I added some embossing powder and heat embossed.

I stamped the flowers on a die cut piece and cut an additional layer of that same shape. I heat embossed the flowers also and colored them in.

The sentiment is heat embossing on a die cut.


  • Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Two Irises
  • Embossing powder
  • Hero Arts March 2016 My Monthly Hero kit – sentiment and die
  • Papertrey Ink Mat Stack #4

Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero

I made a little tag for the Facebook Hero Arts Fans Scramble Challenge. The theme this time was do a journal page or make a tag with something that represents the month of June for you. For me that would be my birthday, my Dad’s birthday and Fathers Day. So my tag is a birthday celebrate tag. You will see how it really makes you think 92 year old Dad. Ha!

Hero Arts Reactive ink

Lately I have been wanting to make a bright colored card. I haven’t quite got the look I wanted. This one is finally more like it. The shiny sparkly cards are always a challenge to photograph so you need perfect lighting.

To start I did smooshing on my craft mat. I love the bright fun Hero Arts Reactive inks. I used Pool, Taffy, Thistle and Creamsicle. I dipped the paper in the ink on my craft mat. Next I heat embossing the big image in the set with sparkly silver embossing powder. Then I cut out the tag which cuts off the outer parts of the big image.

I heat embossed the sentiment also from this set with the same embossing powder.

I also heat embossed the cake, present and balloons. For the coloring I put some color down on my craft mat and used a water brush to paint these for more vibrant colors. I used the dies in the set to cut them out.


  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies
  • Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder

Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero Die Cutting

Howdy! I am here with another card using a Hero Arts MMH kit. They are such a good deal and lots of fun. I have been getting them out more lately.

Spellbinders Sentiments Three

I started my card by cutting out the flowers, butterfly and leaves from some panels that I had around. I probably did some ink smooshing on the craft mat which I seem to like a lot.

I had not used the envelope die yet so I die cut that out of some white paper that came in one of the kits. It is cool with a swirly pattern and it is kind of pearly.

The sentiment is die cut also.

The kraft panel is embossed using an embossing folder.


  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Sizzix Quilted embossing folder
  • Spellbinders Sentiments Three die set

Watercoloring with Hero Arts June 2019 My Monthly Hero

Hello to you all. I have another card I created for Libby’s Challenge in the Hero Arts Fanatics group in Facebook. This time it is for the all time favorite My Monthly Hero kit. But.. truth be told I can’t pick an absolute favorite kit. There are many that I love. I tend to like the animal ones. There is safari, jungle (this one today), under the sea and aquarium.

Distress Oxide Inks

To create this card I chose the June 2019 My Monthly Hero kit. As you can see it has a jungle theme. Lot’s of fun animals and plants. I decided to use the Daniel Smith watercolor palette that came with the kit which I have not used up until now. So I stamped the images and watercolored them and then used the dies that came with the kit to cut them out. I enjoyed the watercoloring.

The sentiment is from the kit and got a little goofy when I stamped it but sometimes you just have to go with it.

The background was created after watching one of the Tim Holtz demos. It is the wrinkle and ink technique. I used mixed media paper and crumpled it up. Then lay it out and put a couple of green Distress ink pads direct to paper. I then sprayed some water on it. After it dried I ran it through my Big Shot to flatten it back out. It is a fun technique. It may a bit busy for this scene but I think the colors are great for a jungle scene.


  • Hero Arts June 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Distress Oxide ink

Color Layering with Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit

I’ve been busy lately.. Here’s another card and this one is for a little challenge in the Hero Arts Fanatics Facebook group put on by Libby. This card is for the I haven’t used it much category. I did some checking around looking at my cards and I never really used this kit which surprised me because I love fall stuff. I did use the bee but you can’t really count that as using the kit. I am happy that something nudged me to use it.

For the background I used a piece of coffee stained paper from the August 2018 kit which is the coffee set. Surprising. I smooshed the paper in some Distress Oxide inks on my craft mat. It kind of covers the pattern on the paper but I like how it came out.

All of the images are from the September 2017 My Monthly Hero set. They are color layering stamps. I cut them out using the dies in the set. The inks I used for stamping are all Hero Arts inks.


  • Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Background paper from Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Oxide Distress Inks

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2018 Coffee Cafe

Hello I still have coffee on my mind. Lets face it I do every morning. I enjoy my cup! Here is one I was making for the Coffee Lovers Hop but I lollygagged to much and didn’t get to post it. I am really pleased with how it came out.

First I die cut the cafe from watercolor paper. I watercolor painted everything using Distress Oxide ink. There is a tiny bit of white shimmer ink on the coffee steam.

Then I created the blue background using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I smooshed watercolor paper on my mat where the watered down ink was. For the awning I painted the sections red then glued a strip of watercolor paper on the underside of the die cut for the other awning stripes. I cut a piece of the blue background and glued it behind the window above the awning. For the gray above the awning I painted pieces of watercolor paper with gray and a tiny bit of black Distress Oxide ink. The heart on the sign in the kit is an outline heart but I painted it in solid.

The sentiment is just stamped.

I also entered this over at the Die Cut Divas May challenge of make it a beverage.


  • Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Hero Arts White Metallic ink
  • Distress Watercolor Paper
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