Category Archives: Hero Arts

(2018 c61) Mother’s Day Columbine

I die cut the Die-Namics Pierced Oval by My Favorite Things from white cardstock and stamped the columbine flower from Stately Flowers 1 by Melanie Muenchinger found at GinaK Designs with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black WOW Embossing Powder.  I then painted with Artist’s Loft Fundamentals Pearlescent Watercolor Pan Set From Michaels.  Then sponged Blueprint Sketch  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger.  The background was made by spritzing my craft mat …

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(2018 c60) Jewel Tone Flowers

Background: Violet,Merlot, Fushia Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder) Spellbinders Decorative Labels 27  was colored with layered Wilted Violet Distress Inks by Ranger & Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  the I sprinkled water & blotted. Stamps used: Hero Arts Hello Flowers  and Mom + Me  by Lawn Fawn.  For the sentiment I snipped the Happy from diecut from Happy Birthday Boarder by Lawn Fawn. Last I added jewel centers for the …

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(2018 c47) Foiled Mandala Blessings

Background base was created with Violet Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder).  Next I cut the My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas and I used it as a stencil to sponge 2 diagonal images across the card with regular Distress Inks by Ranger (the Blueprint Sketch looks purple sponged over the violet background)  I used the same Madala “stencil” to create the “flower” in the …

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(2018 c46) Mandala FLOWER

My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas was cut and used as a stencil to apply Heidi Swapp Reactive Screen Ink Minc Liquid Toners 313000.  As you can see on the closeup below:  I used a stiff brush and brushed across the stencil and used feathery brush strokes radiating outward on the outside edges. Removed the stencil and let …

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(2018 c45) Hugs and Prayers

An encouragement card for a dear friend who lost her husband this last week. Stamps and Dies used: (Both stamp and Die used) Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts.  ,   Sentiment from:  Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock CM126  ,    My Favorite Things  Mesmerizing Mandala Background  (stamped with Versamark Ink  & heat embossed with gold EP) Background sponged with Distress Oxide Inks by …

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(2018 c44) Alcohol Ink, Spring Flowers

The background was created with  Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo paper .  I applied Ranger Alcohol Inks and then sprayed alcohol to blend.  As you can see on the close-up on the right I stamped the flowers on the background with Shadow Grey Ranger Archival Ink and quickly wiped it off with a microfiber cloth. This follows Jennifer McGuire’s Alcohol Ghost Stamping …

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(2018 c43) Foiled, Embossed Pink Garden

This was another trial of foiling:   I stamped 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 silver hologram Deco Art Foil. As you can see the foiling adhered where stamped, …

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(2018 c42) We Make A Perfect Pear

This was a day of playing with foiling for me. I discovered some papers that DO NOT work very well with hot foiling  (I will do another post later with my findings)  As you can see on the Picture below I also had fun making a background paper for my pears by coloring white cardstock with stains by Tim …

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(2018 c41) Foiled Background, Blessings

I started by inking the background with Abandoned Coral and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger then I very lightly inked the edges to give a soft gray with Black Soot. Then I stamped 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 …

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(2018 c39) Mum Blessings

For the background I first stamped Repeating Flowers by Hero Arts with regular white cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white EP. Next I impressed the DI159 Paper Layering Mum Flower die in the middle.  Then I sponged Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin & Squeezed Lemonade on the background where the mum was impressed. Next I cut the Mum into a piece …

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