Category Archives: Hero Arts

(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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(2018 c76) Hero Arts Red, White & Blue

I started with white cardstock and colored with Distress Inks by Ranger  Candied Apple & Blueprint Sketch.  I sponged  Versamark Ink  through sections of the SA113 Every Which Way Stencil  by  Hero Arts.  I heat embossed with Kaleidoscope Transparent by Stampendous.  Then I sponged over the whole strip with Distress Inks by Ranger   Faded Jeans, Concord Grape &  Candied Apple.  I repeated the stenciling but heat embossed with white WOW Embossing …

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(2018 c75) 4th July Bookmarks

I started with white cardstock and colored with Distress Inks by Ranger  Squeezed Lemonade, Pickled Raspberry &  Blue Lagoon.    Next  as you can see above on the right I sponged  Versamark Ink  through sections of the SA113 Every Which Way Stencil  by  Hero Arts. I heat embossed with Kaleidoscope Transparent by Stampendous.  Then I sponged over the whole strip with Distress Inks by Ranger  Wilted Violet, Tumbled …

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(2018 c69) Birthday Shaker

I pulled out one of my older stamps: Hero Arts CG140 Poppy Background.  I inked the stamp by swiping Distress Inks by Ranger.  The shaker window was cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die. Look closely & you can see that I inserted gold vellum in 5 of the honeycomb shapes.  I used fun foam to back the watercolor paper with the die shape cut …

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(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 Color Burst by Ken Oliver.  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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