A Blog Named Hero – August Challenge


It’s time for the August challenge on A Blog Named Hero. This month’s theme is Stretch Your Stamps. I decided to stick with the Christmas theme again this month.

A lot of stamp sets come with small images to fill out the set. I hardly ever use them. So for my card today, I took the tiny images from the Holiday Messages (coming soon) and added them to a block to create my own background.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set on a stitched die cut square and colored the images with Copic Markers. Attached my self made background to a kraft card base, added a piece of red glitter ribbon, and my sentiment to the card. I added one red jewel on the sentiment square to finish off the card.

I loved the way this turned out and will have to use this technique with all my other little stamps!

Head over to A Blog Named Hero to see all the other awesome cards from the design team and join in on the challenge!

A Blog Named Hero – July Challenge

It’s time for the July challenge on A Blog Named Hero. This month’s theme is Christmas in July. This is my first Christmas card this year and it got me in the mood to start making Christmas cards. They are my favorite to make.

I used the Naughty Elves stamps and dies and a sentiment from Irreverent Elf Messages.

To begin, I die cut a rectangular panel out of blue snowflake patterned paper. I then add a white snow drift. I layered this piece on a piece of black card stock. I colored the two elf images and snowball stacks with Copic makers and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I used foam adhesive to attach them to the snowflake panel and stamped the sentiment onto this panel.

I found a piece of red and white glitter paper from my stash and layered that onto a piece of black card stock. I attached this to my white card base and then added the elf panel with foam adhesive.

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A Blog Named Hero – June Challenge

It’s time for the June challenge on A Blog Named Hero. This month’s theme is Sympathy.

I used the With Sympathy from New Day Butterflies and one of the flowers from Beautiful Day Agapanthus.

To begin, I die cut a square panel using a stitched rectangle die. I then stamped the flower image on two opposite corners and the sentiment using VersaMark ink and white detail embossing powder. I then ink blended the panel using two shades of purple. I layered this on a white panel using 1/8 inch border around the entire panel. I added a few clear flat sequins, and adhered the panel to a purple card base.

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A Blog Named Hero – May Challenge

It’s time for another challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This month we are celebrating Hero Arts 45th birthday! Hero Arts has been a staple in my crafting supplies since I started stamping and making cards.

I started off my card by using an older background cling stamp from Hero Arts called Happy Definition. I stamped it onto a white panel using Versamark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder. I think used a couple of colors of blue distress oxide inks to ink up the panel.

I stamped/heat embossed with black powder two of the dancers from the February 2019 My Monthly Hero kit onto white card stock and die cut them out. For my sentiment, I stamped/heat embossed it onto black card stock and white embossing powder.

To finish off the card, I added some flat black sequins that were also from the February kit.

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A Blog Named Hero

Lee Ann

Caren – You are here

Cha

Jessica

Lisa Mariann

Gwendolyn

Seeka

Sandi

Kristina

Linda

Spring/Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m joining in on the Spring/Summer Coffee blog hop. Kat Scrappiness is a super sponsor for this hop, and has a great sale going on during the hop. Here is the link to the hop.

Kat Scrappiness has some great coffee products in the shop. There is an entire category for coffee in the shop!

I used several products (listed below) from Kat Scrappiness to create this coffee themed card.

I cut two circles out of white card stock using the Never Ending Circle dies from Kat Scrappiness.  On the larger circle, I stamped the three coffee bean stamps from Let’s Get Caffeinated in a random pattern.  On the smaller circle, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set.  I heat embossed the beans and sentiment using Versamark ink and brown embossing powder.

I then cut two stitched scallop circles from brown card stock that were slightly larger than the white circles.  I adhered the white circles onto the brown scalloped circles.

I stamped the two coffee cups from Lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin Spice stamp set, colored them with Copic markers, fussy cut them out, and added glossy accents to the “coffee” in the cups.

I layered a piece of orange patterned paper to brown card stock and adhered this panel to my white card base.  I added the two circles, popped up the coffee cups using foam adhesive, and finished off the card by adding orange jewels from Kat Scrappiness.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

– – – SUPPLIES for today’s project– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Let’s Get Caffeinated stamp set by Kat Scrappiness
Stitched Scalloped Circle dies by Kat Scrappiness
Never Ending Circle dies by Kat Scrappiness
Orange Jewels by Kat Scrappiness
Pumpkin Spice stamp set from Lawn Fawn

A Blog Named Hero – April Challenge

I’m excited for my first challenge post as a design team member on A Blog Named Hero. This month’s challenge is Clean and Simple which fits perfectly with my style!

For my card, I used the I’m a Puffer for You stamp and die set.

I started off by masking a circle on the card and using the Reactive Blue Water and Reactive Sea Glass inks from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March 2019 kit to create an inked circle. I used the wave stamp from the I’m a Puffer for You set inside the circle.

I stamped, colored, and die cut one of the puffer fish and a party hat from the set. I used foam adhesive to adhere these to the card. I then heat embossed with black embossing powder the sentiment which is also from the set. I adhered the white panel to a turquoise panel and then added it to a white card base.

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A Blog Named Hero

Linda Trace

Caren Bartholomew – You are here

Kristina Beagle

Jessica McAfee

Lise Mariann

Seeka

Gwendolyn Goh

Lee Ann Weber

Cha Lion

Sandy MacIver

Thanks for stopping by!

A Blog Named Hero – Design Team

I’m excited to announce that I’m now on the design team for A Blog Named Hero.  It is a challenge blog for people who love Hero Arts (they are also a sponsor for the blog).  I’ve been a Hero Arts fan for as long as I’ve been stamping.  I can’t wait to show you my cards for the monthly challenges.

Here is a look at some of my cards that I’ve created with Hero Arts products.





25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 18

It’s day 18 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  This is the only card in the series where I choose the card from the current year.  I’ve really enjoyed making these 9 x 3 1/2 inch cards.  I also had to resist using these alpacas on every card!  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 19!  Thanks for stopping by.

25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 17

It’s day 17 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  I’ve done a lot heat embossing during this series.  This is a great layout for larger sentiments and for using pattern paper!  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 18!  Thanks for stopping by.

25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 16

It’s day 16 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  I’ve done a lot heat embossing during this series.  It still feels like magic to me and I love the look of white embossing powder on black.  Kristina used gouache on her card.  I had never heard of it before, but I bought some and tried it out.  Turns out, I was terrible at it.  I need lots of practice before I’m ready to share a card using it!  Instead of gouache, I used colored pencils on my card.  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 17!  Thanks for stopping by.