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Hero Arts/Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be a part of the Hero Arts & Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop. We are sharing inspiration today using the new stamp set You Are Amazing! Hold on to your hats and maybe grab your sunglasses for this one.

I’ve been playing a lot with Distress Spray Stains and this is a background I created that I thought would be great for this stamp set.

Along my journey, I’ve learned that the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock works the best. It can really hold up to the amount of liquid I apply.

I heat embossed the image and sentiment from the set You Are Amazing in white embossing powder. I make sure to prep the panel really well with an anti-static powder tool so the embossing powder won’t catch everywhere.

There are so many encouraging sentiments on this set that it was hard to pick.

I made a DIY ink pads using baby wipes and Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors.

I stamped the heart image with my DIY ink pad onto white 110 lb cardstock.

Super cool right?!


This wouldn’t be a hop without a giveaway! We will give away TWO $50 shopping sprees during this hop – one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Honey Bee Stamps! Winners will be drawn from the comments left across the hop – comment on more blogs for more chances to win! Enter by Wednesday, July 15th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps blogs the following week.


If you are here from Michelle’s blog you are in the right spot! You’re next stop on the hop is Vera.

Hero Arts
Honey Bee Stamps
Becky Roberts
Bobbi Lemanski
Brenda Noelke
Carol Hintermeier
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jenny Hall
Jill Hawkins
Kelly Martin
Leanne West
Libby Hickson
Lisa Mensing
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen


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  1. Tiffanie Kyle says:

    I have my sunshades on!! Nice bright and beautiful! 😎

  2. Trish says:

    Your background is the best so far. The white embossing is perfect

  3. Tiffany Mcculley says:

    Love the rainbow water color

  4. Kailash says:

    Beautiful cards, I’m intrigued by the baby wipe technique!

  5. gardnergirl325 says:

    The rainbow background is stunning! Love how the white pops off of it!

  6. Subhashini S says:

    This is so vibrant

  7. ratlines2 says:

    Love your colorful cards. Will definitely be giving both techniques a try but first I have to find out how to make the baby wipe ink pads. Haven’t seen that technique used in years but after seeing your cards I definitely need to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you! Here is a video I did previously using the DIY ink pad technique if interested.

  8. Vivian Swain says:

    Awesome background with the Distress stain spray and so colorful.

  9. Kerry Watson says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors.

  10. Wow, love the spray for the background. It makes every card unique. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Your cards are beautiful! I haven’t tried Distress Stains yet…I think I’ll need to get some of those 🙂 Very beautiful cards/colors!

  12. Virginia Crawford says:

    Great job. Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent.

  13. Tina Anderson says:

    Beautiful cards!

  14. Nancy Pearce says:

    The embossed rainbow thank you card is awesome. Love the techniques you used.

  15. stampingrama says:

    Mindy!!! Oh my goodness! Absolutely AMAZING and to bring back an old technique by creating your own DIY ink pad! Ingenious! Perfect images and sentiments for that technique!! AWESOME!

  16. Sara N says:

    What a great set and so appropriate for the times. Love the rainbows!

  17. Tessa Serrano says:

    Beautiful cards. I love how you used both the positive and negative of the stamped image. Thank you for sharing.

  18. garciax6 says:

    I love your technique! Thank you for inspiring me to try something new!

  19. barbara lassiter says:

    Love all your cards. I’m intrigued by the background you created with baby wipes and liquid watercolors. This stamp set is certainly versatile and could be used to top off many background techniques. It’s maybe perfect for that!

  20. Those rainbow hues are just stunning. Love them all!

  21. melissaklepser says:

    I love that you did a DYI stamp pad. Turned out great.

  22. Schmidenkiwi says:

    Beautiful colors. So it is: You rock!

  23. Super cool, yes! I like how you reversed the rainbow to be the background, and then the fill. Both great, but very different feels.

  24. Judy Rutherford says:

    Wow! The colorful heart with the clean and simple rest of the card sure makes it POP! Stands out beautifully! Will be needing to try this. thank you

  25. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Doing opposites is a cool idea. I really like the white heart.

  26. Jeanne Beam says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the colors. Awesome ink blending…
    Thanks for sharing.

  27. apalmer2019 says:

    Lovely card and colors used. Great stamp set with many ideas ahead.

  28. Rainbow J says:

    Love the idea of making two cards that are the inverse from one another. Smart!

  29. Karen Erickson says:

    Love the colors in the card

  30. Barbara Matthews says:

    Love, love, love the backgrounds. I will have to try TH watercolour paper again. I’ve been using Arches cold press watercolour paper lately but it is hard to stamp a sentiment on it because it’s so textured. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Very pretty cards. I especially love the one with the rainbow look on the entire card! Very nice! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your color combos and technique on these beautiful cards! Great designs and sentiments in this awesome collab set!

  33. Keri Cote says:

    I love that you kept the supplies minimal to show case the stamp!

  34. Fun and happy rainbow design, the sentiments are so heartfelt in this set.

  35. Mary-Anne V says:

    These cards are so fun and colourful.

  36. Beautiful watercoloring!

  37. Super colorful in rainbow colors! Awesome work 🙂

  38. Barbara-Jean Kubik says:

    Rainbow background and rainbow hearts really enhance these messages!

  39. Amber Morris says:

    Interesting technique. Very innovative ☺️👏🏻

  40. Lori Lehnen says:

    Like all of them but the first one is my favorite if I had to pick one.
    Thanks for sharing , this set is so inspirational and has just the right sentiments for this time.

  41. Miriam Prantner says:

    That spray stain background is just fantastic. LOVE!

  42. Debby Green says:

    Great cards! Rainbows always make me happy!

  43. I love this collaborative set, Great cards!

  44. lisascreativeniche says:

    These are beautiful! I love the rainbow look, it reminds me of tie dye!

  45. Laurie Fleuette says:

    Beautiful cards! Your color choices are great. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Great cards, very bold and bright. Love the negative effect on the second set.

  47. Scraporcraft says:

    Nice idea to add color to the image. Good look to the blend.

  48. Very cool love these cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  49. Karen Sea says:

    So bright and fun!

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