Category Archives: Hero Arts

(2018 c115) Shiny Poppies

The Poppies were stamped with CG140 Poppy Background from Hero Arts.  The black didn’t stamp too well, so I used a discontinued dry pigments product called Lumin Arte which I mixed with water and a little Gum Arabic ,  this gave a silvery glow on top of the black as you can see on the two views below, when tilted the silver shines …

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(2018 c103) Hero Arts, Alcohol Ink, Lifting, Foiling

  I started with Citrus, Lettuce & Lemonade Ranger Alcohol Inks on Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo paper for the background.  I followed Jennifer McGuire’s ALCOHOL LIFT INK TECHNIQUES (you can click to see her video).  I used Sizzix/Hero Arts #657772 Textured Impressions Folder w/Stamp- Silhouette Vines Set (This is a discontinued set, but can still be found on the web) I love how the lifted areas have …

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(2018 c102) Alcohol Ink Lifting, Hero Arts

Using I started with Sailboat Blue Ranger Alcohol Inks on Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo paper for the background.  Then I thinned Lettuce slightly with 91% Isopropal Alcohol and LOOSELY painted the stems and leaves with a paintbrush. Then did the same with Watermelon for a few blossoms.  Then the fun began:  I followed Jennifer McGuire’s ALCOHOL LIFT INK TECHNIQUES (you can click to see her video).  …

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(2018 c98) Butterflies Flitting by Foiled Flowers

The background was created by  stamping Sizzix/Hero Arts #657772 Textured Impressions Folder w/Stamp- Silhouette Vines Set (This is a discontinued set, but can still be found on the web) with Versamark Ink and gently heat embossed with Stampendous Stamp N Bond and then placed through my heat laminator with gold Deco Art Foil.  I love how this makes it look like golden flower and butterfly …

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(2018 c97) Lavender Butterfly Shaker

Today’s card  includes another butterfly and the left over cardstock (that butterflies were cut from) You can see my process for stamping the butterflies with my Misti on yesterday’s post here:  (2018 c96) Butterfly Birthday Shaker   (This set up is actually still in my Misti.  So far I have made Green, Lavender, Yellow, Pink …

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(2018 c96) Butterfly Birthday Shaker

Shaker Card construction:                                                                            For Background:  I started by inking the background with Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch and Broken China Distress Oxide …

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(2018 c94) Celebrate Birthday Pop Up

I had so much fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Tutorial for making POP UP cards with a window!   I did add vellum inside my oval to give added support for the CELEBRATE which was cut using Neat & Tangled Celebrate – Nice and Neat Dies  cloud die cut which is from Neat & Tangled –  Fractal Cloud Stamp Set. As you can see on …

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(2018 c92) Thanks A Bunch of Daisies

Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225 was used to stamp the daisies and swallowtail butterfly.   Using my Misti Stamping Tool , I used Distress Inks by Ranger :  Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Vinta Photo & Spiced Marmalade. As you can see on the right, I stamped the black outline  for the butterfly again on yellow vellum with Jet Black Stazon Ink.  I then …

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(2018 c86) Biking Birthday

Stamp and Die Set used: Sizzix /Hero Arts Bicycle 657782 The background was made by stamping the tiny bicycles across the top (they kind of resemble clouds or dreaming of bikes or of the song Ghost Riders in the Sky sung by Johnny Cash – even though these are bicycles instead of cows/ ha ha) with  Distress Oxide …

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(2018 c79) Daisy #WorldWatercolor Month

Since I am not a watercolor artist, I started my “painting” by stamping the daisy with Fossilized Amber Distress Inks by Ranger .  Then I stamped the bee with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink (which is waterproof after heat setting).  Both stamps are from Hero Arts – Daisy and Bugs Stamp and Cut DC219. I painted the flower with Distress Inks by Ranger  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Shabby …

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