Forest Sunset – Hero Arts

Welcome everyone! I’m finally getting to playing with some of the goodies from last month’s release from Hero Arts. July was a little crazy for me especially with my hubby and daughter taking a trip to St. Thomas for a week. Then it was just me and Dalton and needless to say I did not get a lot done.

So when I found a couple minutes today, I played with the Forest Sunset die. Such a beautiful and simple die. It makes gorgeous cards in minutes!

The Forest Sunset die cuts out the center of your card stock. Pictured below I used Black card stock. For the background, I ink blended Blue Hawaii and Key Lime Fizz Reactive Inks. Then spritzed with water.

I stamped a sentiment on the front using Embossing Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment comes from the Celestial stamp set which I thought fit beautifully with this card.

My next card is using white card stock as my front panel and die cutting the Forest Sunset window from it.

I ink blended Grape Slush and Taffy Reactive Inks and spritzed with water.

Magical right?

My sentiment comes from the Camp in the Wild stamp set.

I still have tons more ideas for last month’s release. It just felt good to finally dig in and this was one of my most anticipated from the release.

I hope you enjoyed today’s clean and simple inspiration!

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Hero Arts & Gina K Designs

Welcome everyone! I have a super amazing stamp set to share with you today. Hero Arts & Gina K Designs have partnered together to bring you this beautiful new stamp set Friendship Blooms. This is in celebration of Hero Arts 45th Anniversary.


For my first card, I’m going to be using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.


Friendship Blooms is beautiful 6″ x 8″ stamp set designed by Hannah, illustrator over at Gina K Designs, and has a large floral image with 8 sentiments.

I stamped my image onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock with Gina K Designs Embossing ink. Then heat embossed with Champagne Embossing Powder.

I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water pen to color in my image. I used the colors Lemon Yellow 051, Pink 025, Marine Green 400 and Light Carmine 021.

The sentiment is heat embossed with Champagne Embossing Powder onto Black card stock. I fussy cut the sentiment out and added to the front of my card with Black Foam squares.

I forget how easy Zig markers are to blend and need to dig them out more.

This is such a beautiful image I couldn’t do just ONE card. I stamped my image again but this time onto Neenah Solar White card stock with Amalgam Ink. I then colored in copic markers using a rainbow of colors.

I love this image in rainbow!

You can pick up this amazing stamp set over at the Hero Arts website.

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To A Wonderful Friend – Hero Arts

Welcome everyone! I’ve been down with a horrible head cold that sucked the mojo right out of me. As I’m easing back into it I thought I would start with something fun and familiar.

I ordered the Tree Arch die from Hero Arts a few weeks ago and thought I’d dig that out to play with. Something real easy? I die cut it from Black card stock to create a silhouette. For a little shimmer, I sprayed the Tree Arch with White Iridescent Shimmer Mist.

One of my new favorite techniques with the Hero Arts Reactive Inks is ink smooshing. Since I wanted to cover an entire card front, I smooshed Fruit Punch, Creamsicle and Lemon Drop Reactive Ink onto my Tim Holtz Glass mat. Then I sprayed with water and smooshed my paper into the ink.

I didn’t move the paper around, just pushed it into the ink and let it sit there for a moment. Then I lifted it up and I had this gorgeously blended background. It really is seamless and vibrant!

Once the background was dry, I added my Tree Arch with spray adhesive. I stamped a sentiment from the Layered Dragonfly set in Obsidian Black ink.

So simple and so beautiful and eye-catching!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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My Monthly Hero Kit June 2019 – Hero Arts

Welcome everyone! Today I’m playing with some products from the June 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts and some of the Add ons. I absolutely fell in love with this kit!


I have a video tutorial where I am creating 3 cards using the kit and some of the add ons. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

These monkeys from the Thanks a Bunch Monkey stamp set stole my heart immediately. They are just so super adorable! I was also thinking they would look good on baby cards.

I copic colored my images onto Neenah Solar White card stock and used the coordinating die to cut them out. This stamp set is an Add On item that you would purchase separately from the kit.

For the background, I started by stenciling in some clouds in the background. I used the Mini Cloud Stencil with Hero Hues Splash Ink and a blender brush.

I also die cut the Jungle Frame from Hero Hues Kiwi and Palm card stock. I layered these pieces onto my card panel with Gina K Designs liquid glue.

Next, I just tucked my monkeys around the vines and leaves.

My next card I created a watercolor look to my background. I stamped the Jungle Bold Prints stamp set onto Canson watercolor paper with Hero Arts Embossing ink. Then added white embossed powder and melted with my heat tool.

I used Atlantis Burst and Falling Leaves Shimmer Powders to create a fun background. I love these type of backgrounds because there are so many different things you can do with them, especially when there are open areas that you can also color.

I added some images from the June 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit to my card panel.

My last card I got a little bold. Ok, a lot bold.

I ink blended Lemon Drop, Fruit Punch, Berry Smoothie and Creamsicle Hero Hues inks. I am really enjoying these inks because of the bright, vibrant colors.

My Jungle Frame is die cut from Pitch Black card stock. and layered on top of my blended background.

The sentiment is also from the kit which I stamped on black card stock and heat embossed with white. I stamped and colored my Toucan and added to the side with foam squares.

I am loving this kit so much and hope to create more with it soon! I hope you enjoyed the inspiration!

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