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.

Head over to The Blog Named Hero and join in on the challenge!

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

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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.

25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 15

It’s day 15 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  I love the look of paper strips that Kristina did with her card.  For my card, I used strips of green and red paper.  Then stamped this cute elf from My Favorite Things.  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 16!  Thanks for stopping by.

25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 14

It’s day 14 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  I choose gift cards again today, these are a little bigger than the ones I created yesterday.  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 15!  Thanks for stopping by.

25 Days of Christmas – Day 13

It’s day 13 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the gift card holders Kristina made in 2014.   These are the perfect holders for gift cards and so quick and easy to make.  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 14!  Thanks for stopping by.