Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero | 8 Cards from 1 Kit

Hi everyone, Today I’m sharing the eight cards I made using the Hero Arts’ November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit. And let me
say that this is an amazing kit. Not only for the value but the stamps and dies in this month’s kit are absolutely stunning.

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 1

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 2

I mainly focused on the images from the main kit in creating these cards with one exception from an add-on.
I first stamped all of the images I planned to use on Bristol smooth cardstock with black ink and heat embossed with
clear embossing powder. Since these images are tiny, I grabbed the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to quickly color
these images in, and die cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 3

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 4

For each card, I tried to incorporate some technique that would highlight each card from incorporating vellum, ink blending,
inlay cards or creating a custom background.

While most cards are simple in nature, they are also quick and easy to re-create or mass produce for the upcoming Holiday Season.

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 5

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 6

The last two cards were probably my most favorite to create. The second to last card incorporates the Decorated Winter
Branches Window Fancy die add-on and simple ink blending for a stunning result. And the last card, probably my
favorite incorporates the Doorway Fancy die as an entire A2 sized card.

Hero Arts Decorated Winter Branches Window Fancy Die combined with ink blending, Christmas handmade cards.

Card 7

Hero Arts Doorway Fancy Die from the Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Her Card Kit colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 8

I have a video linked below and on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit for November 2019.

As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used

Light Green 041, Yellow Green 053
Red 020, Wine Red 024, Deep Red 200, Geranium Red 029
Yellow 050, Mustard 067
Mid Brown 065, Oatmeal 064, Dark Brown 062, Light Brown 061
Light Blue 036, Cobalt Blue 036, Haze Blue 302
Light Gray 091, Gray 090, Dark Gray 095
Socks on Kraft Cardstock Pink 25, Light Green 041, Purple 082, Cobalt Blue 031, Red 020
House 031, 036, 022, 024, 053, 047, 065, 062, 064

This card is entered in the following challenges:

A Blog Named Hero | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Your Next Stamp Challenge #128 | The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge #363 |

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!


Hero Arts Color Layering Deer Stamp | Christmas 2019 Handmade Cards

Hi everyone, I hope your weekend is off to an amazing start. This card was inspired by the current A Blog Named Hero Challenge
and features two-color layering stamp sets.

Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp images set against a snowy ink blended background to create a beautiful Merry Christmas handmade card.

I absolutely love the Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp and wanted to incorporate it into this challenge titled “Nature”.
For me, when I think of nature, I always envision animals that I would find in woodlands.

Since this is a layering stamp, there are three stamps for each image each adding a distinct piece for the overall image.
For the most solid layer, I used Lawn Fawn dye ink in the shade of Butter and stamped it onto a piece of Neenah 110lb. white cardstock.
For the second layer, I stamped the image using Lawn Fawn dye ink in the shade of Doe.
And finally, for the last layer, I used Lawn Fawn dye ink in Walnut shade.
For the legs and face, I simply used Versafine Onyx black ink for a nice and dark impression.
I used the coordinating dies to die cut my image and set it aside.

Next, I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp but this time I only used the most solid layer for a silhouette look.
After stamping the layer with Verafine Onyx black ink, I used the snowy layer stamp and heat set it with Lawn Fawn
Textured White embossing powder for a little snowy dimension.

Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp images set against a snowy ink blended background to create a beautiful Merry Christmas handmade card.

For the background, I took a panel of Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink towards the
bottom of the panel after masking off a snowy drift followed by Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink at the top of the panel. I spritzed the
panel with some water and Copic Opaque White ink for some interest.

I then trimmed the panel with a Hero Arts Rectangle die and added fun foam to the panel before adhering it to an A2 sized
Red Velvet by Gina K panel.

Hero Arts Color Layering Deer stamp combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp images set against and ink blended background to create a beautiful Merry Christmas handmade card.

To complete this card, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat set it with red embossing powder by Hero Arts, then adhered the threes, popped up the deer with foam squares and added some red gems for a little sparkle.

There is still one more day left to join in on this fun challenge, check here for all of the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

Hey everyone,

The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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