Category Archives: Hero Arts

(2018 c3) Winter Blues with Kind Thoughts

    I love using a white cardstock as a scratch paper when I am inking frames and die cut panels.  It gives random and sometimes NEAT patterns that I can use on a later project. For today’s background I used one of these that had been sponged with Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink …

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(2017 c87) Hero Arts Hanakkah

   My two Hanakkah cards’ sentiments were stamped with Hero Arts DC212 Blessings Stamp and Cut. The Minorah was created with Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Sm and the bottom half of the  Sizzix Bigz Die – Hardware Findings created the base.  The candles were stamped with a single rubber stamp that I had unmounted years ago, so I don’t even know …

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(2017 c27) Designs by Ryn, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Oxide Distress

The focal hummingbird from Designs by Ryn called Flying Hummingbird 1 & it was heat embossed in gold.  I colored with  Niji Pearlescent Watercolors (I love the shimmer which gives just a hint of the real birds iridescent beauty). It was popped up with foam squares. The background image Textured Impressions 657772 by Sizzix/Hero Arts was …

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(2017 c26) Neat N Tangled, Vellum Window

Today I made a Stamped, Heat Embossed & Water Colored Vellum “Window” card. As you can see in pictures on the right I made the inside by brushing the Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  with a Guilding Brush by Martha Stewart. to create an ombre rainbow effect. Next I sponged Peeled Paint with ColorBox Art Screen …

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(2017 c15) Distress Oxide Ink, Unity Stamp, SSS & Hero Arts Prayers

My first project using my new Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. I love them! The Prayer sung by Celine Dione and Andrea Bocelli is the song that is the inspiration for this card.   First I taped off the center area with painters tape and then stamped with Unity’s Heavy Chevy and heat embossed with white EP. …

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(2017 c10) Bicycle on Pop Can Pennant

This was a fun experiment! First I cut the pendant with Sizzix Hero Arts Bicycle 657782 set out of a flattened soda pop can.  I stamped the bicycles with the stamps from the set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with black EP on the inside of the aluminum can. I cut out the stamped aluminum …

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(2017 c6) Shaker Heart (See-through)

See through Shaker Card:I cut the window and inserts with Heart Ornamental Die by Sizzix.  I used repurposed acetate packaging behind heart on the front of the card and also on the back of the “fun foam on the inside of the card, so that you can see through the shaker. I filled with miscellaneous beads …

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(2017 c5) Tulle Window Anniversary Card

On the inside of the card I glued the row of Hearts DIE-127K from Impression Obesssion (They make me think of water tules that the bird would be wading in along the river edge).   The picture of the inside of the card can be seen on the right. (The 2 lighter grey strips are just …

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(2017 c4) You make my Heart Flutter

  For my sweetheart. I used an embossing folder with the candy hearts for the front panel, and cut the heart with Heart Ornamental Die by Sizzix.  I also cut the shape in a piece of red fun foam to layer for the shaker window and filled with beads and sequins. I stamped the Hero …

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(2017 c3) Love Sparkles & Shines

The heart was cut with Spellbinders Media Mixage Hearts One (This is hard to find but any heart die will do).  I mixed Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder) with Golden Glass Bead Gel on my craft mat, then applied to the heart with a palette knife and let it dry overnight. The LOVE die …

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