Gold Embossing with Hero Arts Stamps

Howdy to you all! Today I have a Thanksgiving card for you. I hope you are having some decent Fall weather. Here in Northern California I will just say I am not a fan of 80 degrees plus weather at this time of the year. At least the nights are nice and cool.


Home for the Holidays


When I started out to make my card I was looking forward to using the Home for the Holidays stamp set by Hero Arts and I wanted to use the fun leaf paper.

I began my card by ink blending some Quick Quotes inks to create a Fall look to the sky. I then cut a piece of the leaf paper and adhered that to the card. I got this paper from a fun inexpensive store called Daiso. You get several different patterns of 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 paper. One pack is handmade kind of tissue paper type paper. They are only $1.50 per pack. Anyway as you can see it says Fall.

Next I stamped the two houses with Versamark and used a gold embossing powder to heat emboss them. I colored them in using Copic pens. Next I cut them out using the Home for the Holidays dies that match the stamp set. For the snow on top of the one house I used some Nuvo drops for a little dimension. The Home for the Holidays stamp set leans more towards Christmas but you can use a different color scheme and not put to much snow in and you have Fall.

I found a nice piece of crocheted ribbon (not sure of the actual name) in my stash. I used Hero Arts pretty red brown liquid watercolor to color it. It is a little darker in the photo than it is in real life. I stuck that down using the red line tape.

I adhered my houses to the card and stamped the trees around them. I cut out some masks with the dies to that I could stamp the trees to look like they were behind the houses. I also stamped some smoke coming out of the chimneys. I think that is a nice little addition to this stamp set.

Then I added the sentiment.

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Hero Arts Scramble 158 – Postcard

Hero Arts Scramble 158 was hosted by Cindy and she had a theme of create a postcard. I went very literal and created a postcard I can send someone.

Hero Arts Scramble 158 - Front

To create my postcard I used mixed media paper so it is nice and thick.

All the stamping on this is stamps from the Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero 2017 set. This is the first time that I have had a chance to use this set. Lot’s of fun images in it.
I colored the barrel and flowers with Copics using a little masking where the bunch of flowers go into the barrel and covering the main images while splattering.
The leafy branch was stamped with Quick Quotes Seafoam ink.
Then I splattered some Color Shine spray also seafoam.

Hero Arts Scramble 158 - Back

I stamped all of the lines and postage stamp spot with different stamp sets. When I was coloring on the other side with copics I forgot that it would show on this side.
The line down the middle is from an Avocado Arts set called Bold Celebrations. I forgot to erase my pencil line for the photo but it is gone now.
The address lines is a stamp from Hero Arts set Stamp Your Story Remember (AC028).
The postage stamp area is a stamp by All Night Media called Postage.


Hero Arts Scramble 133

Today’s theme for the Scramble 133, which was a 24 hour Scramble, was to create some journaling cards. Thanks so much to Cindy for stepping up since nobody signed up for hosting the challenge. I appreciate that a lot because I love to do these.

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I decided to create some journaling cards for a scrapbook type thing that I am going to create for my bird and butterfly photos. I love seeing them and I love taking pictures of them. I also like finding out what they are.

I used many different Hero Arts sets to create my journaling cards.
Hero Arts Stamps
Travel (AC031) – The lines for journaling
Antique Engravings (CL383) – birds
Delicate Leaf Clusters (CL477) – leaves & tiny dragonfly
Antique Flowers & Butterflies – (657773) – butterflies

Technique Tuesday – For the Record set – journaling lines on watercolor journal card

Ink for leaves and birds Quick Quotes because I wanted a lighter stamped look.
For the butterflies I colored them with Memento pens and then stamped.

I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints for the one background.

All of the journaling lines were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

After I made these I decided the two white ones needed to be a little less white so I used some chalk type ink and lightly went over them directly with the ink pad.

I realized today that putting up a rust colored sail shade on my patio messed up my card photo area. The light that comes in the patio window now has a reddish tint. Time to find a new photo spot.