Category Archives: Hero Arts

(2019 c4) Polar Bear Valentine

Stamps and Dies used:  HERO ARTS Polar Greetings,  Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut,  SIZZIX Heart Ornamental Die . The background was made by smooshing Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger onto my Couture Creations Non Stick Craft Matt CO723828 then spritzed it with water.  The clear heart was cut with SIZZIX Heart Ornamental Die. Here is a closeup of the bear on the plastic heart and …

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(2018 c161) Winter Wonderland Blue Bird

  This is another NEW TECHNIQUE for me: .  I learned about this fun Alcohol Ink Emboss Resist Technique at Jennifer McGuire’s Blog.  As you can see on the photo to the right, I used watercolor paper and for the background I first stamped Repeating Flowers by Hero Arts with regular white cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white EP.  Then I …

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(2018 c151) GKD, SSS, Hero Arts Christmas

  I “watercolored” the background with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and finally sponged the upper boarders with Wilted Violet.  Using the Misti Stamping Tool , I stamped the trees from  Joy of The Season  SSS101919 a colaboration between SimonSays Stamp and Gina K Designs for Stamptember 2018  (This was a limited edition)  with Versamark Ink  & embossed with Black Ranger Embossing Powder .  Sentiment …

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(2018 c148) Blue Christmas

Sponged background with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean & Blueprint Sketch.  Spattered water for snowy look.  I stamped the trees from  Joy of The Season  SSS101919 a colaboration between SimonSays Stamp and Gina K Designs for Stamptember 2018  (This was a limited edition)  with Versamark Ink  & embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder .  Sentiment die is Hero Arts D1536 Christmas Cut-Out Fancy Die (B).  To show off …

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(2018 c144) Hero Arts, Bird & Branch

Stamps used: Hero Arts: CL866 Color Layering Bird and Branch Inks:  Distress Inks by Ranger :  Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold,Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Scattered Straw.    Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger :  Wilted Violet, Aged Mahogony.  I stamped the sentiment on heat resistant3MTransparency Filmfor Laser Copiers and heat embossed with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Carnelian EP . Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Texture Fades – Woodgrain Challenges Entered: ABlogNamedHero:  Color Palette CasUalFridays:  CFC211 Inspiration …

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(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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