Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2020 Card Ideas | 5 Cards

Hello everyone, Today I’m excited to share the five cards I made using the Hero Arts July 2020 My Monthly Hero Card Kit. This kit is still available and if you like the Atlantis, underwater theme then this kit is definitely for you.

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For my first card, I used the contents of the main kit and created a somewhat monochromatic look to this card. I stamped the layering stamps using Blue Hawaii Reactive ink from the kit, VersaFine Onyx Black ink then clear embossed it, and finally the last layer I stamped with VersaMark Embossing ink and added clear embossing powder to finish.

The background panel was ink blended with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink and faded out towards the top. And finally, I adhered all of the images to the card front and finished this card by adhering the entire panel to an A2 sized top folding white card base.

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For the second card, I made a shaker card using an oval die from the Hero Arts Oval Infinity Die set and adhered it to a bright ink blended background panel. I used the reactive inks for this panel and the Fancy Edge die from the main kit.

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Since I have been on this slimline card front kick lately, it was only fitting to make at least one slimline card using this kit. I began by die cutting a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with the Trinity Stamps’ Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Window Dies and ink blended the panel followed by ink smooshing several more shades of Distress Oxide inks.

I really wanted a subtle background and muted tones for this card, so I reached for Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to layer the background stamp. I added black VersaFine ink for the second layer and used the Coral Embossing Powder from the kit for the third layer of the stamp.

To finish this card, I stamped the silhouette of the fish image from the main kit, three times, added glossy accents to the images, and added a few of the clear drops by Studio Katia.

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This happens to be my favorite card because of the ink blended panel. I did use Distress Ink for this panel for a more vibrant look. I die cut the panel with the Underwater Pillar Window die and added the jellyfish image from the Need A Hand stamp, which are both add-on items.

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And finally, on card number five, I used several of the other images including that adorable octopus from the Need a Hand Stamp set and added the Waves and Clouds background cling stamp over an ink blended panel.

Copic Coloring Combination

Octopus: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Seahorse: YR18, Y35, Y11
Seagrass: G28, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00

I’ve linked the video of these cards, where I share the process tutorial on my YouTube Channel. Let me know which is your favorite from the cards I made.

 

 

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

This card is entered in the following challenges

A Blog Named Hero 

Poolkadoodles Craft Challenge | The Cat Pajama’s Challenge | Word Art Wednesday |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March 2020 | Stop and Smell the Blossoms

Hey there, I have a fun scene card to share with you featuring the images from the March Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Card Kit.

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Sadly, the kit is sold out, but Hero Arts carries a variety of color layering images that would work for a card design like this one.

For today’s card, I stamped the tree onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock using Lawn Fawn Walnut Premium Dye ink and Hero Arts’ Cotton Candy Mid-Tone Shadow ink. In the second layer of the tree, I stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed it
with Wow Pink Sorbet Embossing Glitter.

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To create the background, I ink blended a panel of smooth cardstock with Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink and inked the background over the stencil with VersaMark ink then added white embossing powder.

To finish the scene, I created the grassy hill using the die from the kit and inked with the Green Hills and Field Greens Mid-Tone Shadow inks, die-cut a piece of smooth cardstock using the new Cloud Sky Scene Dies and added the sentiment with black ink.

I had so much fun working with the Hero Arts Kit and creating this mini scene! As always, 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

A Blog Named Hero  | Colour Crazy Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero January 2020 | 8 Cards

Good Morning everyone, today I’m sharing eight cards I made using Hero Arts’ My Monthly Hero Card Kit for January 2020.
Can I just say that I so so so love this kit! It is such a versatile kit that you could use the contents to create just about any type of card.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 5

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Card 6

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Card 7

For the last card, I used the add-on for this month called, Unbearably Thankful stamp set.

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Card 8

Copic Color Combination

Bears: E59, E57, E37, E35, E33, E31
Greenery: G03, YG03, YG01
Honeycomb: E37, E35, Y35, Y32
Flowers: Y08, Y17, W7, W5
R85, R83, R81
Y08, Y02, Y00
RV17, V05, RV52

I had so much fun creating with this months’ kit and I hope that I have provided some inspiration for creating with this kit. Unfortunately, the kit is sold out but this will give you the opportunity to dig in your stash for similar items and get crafting!

Here is the video on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made.

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

This card is entered in the following challenges:

A Blog Named Hero | The Cat Pajamas TCP Tuesday #364 | Creative Fingers Challenge Blog | Crafty Friends Challenge Blog | Tuesday Throwdown Challenge | Creative Moments Challenge | Crafts Galore Encore Challenge | LeAnn’s World 101 |

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Thanks for your support!


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 |

 

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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 

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Hero Arts CL Christmas Tree with Lawn Fawn Into the Woods~ Christmas Tag~Copic Colored~Challenge entry

Hey everyone,

So I seem to be on a Christmas roll as last week I completed my first Christmas card and this week I made some Christmas tags for the upcoming season. They are fairly simple but I think they are absolutely adorable! These tags are inspired by A Blog Named Hero Challenge.

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and layered with dye inks handmade Christmas tag.

First I die cut all of the tags from a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth 80 lb cardstock, but if I had to do it over, I would have cut it from a 110 lb cardstock, as the 80 lb is not as sturdy as I would like the tag to be…. Live and learn!
Next, using the MISTI tool positioner, I stamped the Christmas tree from the Hero Arts’ Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set directly onto all of the tags using various green dye inks. The last tree layer was stamped with Versamark ink and Hero Arts’ white embossing powder to mimic snow on the Christmas tree.

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and layered with dye inks handmade Christmas tag.

Next, I began working on the focal point image and I choose to add a baby deer from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods stamp set. I Copic colored the images before fussy-cutting them out.

Copic colors I used: E33, E35,E37and R20

I also used white gel pen to add three white dots on his body.

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and layered with dye inks handmade Christmas tag.

To complete the tags, I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts’ Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set using Hero Arts’ Black dye ink, adhered the baby deer onto some foam adhesive for dimension, added a few gems for a little bling, and looped some matching twine on top of the tags.

These tags as simple as they may be are perfect to add to the teacher’s gift or student gift exchange!

Until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree
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Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Stamp set
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Sizzix Framelits Tags by Stephanie Bernard
Sizzix Framelits Tags by Stephanie Bernard
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Misti Stamping Tool (Mini)
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Hero Arts Green Apple Bold Ink
Hero Arts Green Apple Bold Ink
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Altenew Forest Glades Dye Ink
Altenew Forest Glades Dye Ink
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Altenew Evergreen Dye Ink
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Hero Arts Black dye ink
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Versamark Ink pad
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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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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