Category Archives: Hero Arts

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge – Winter Stamping, Card 4

My older stamps needed some love from me so I used them to make this card for Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge of winter stamping.  Love the font from warm wishes…works well with the current trend of handwritten looking sentiments.  Provided some shading to the sentiment with my Copic pen. Happy crafting!  Supplies listed below.



  • Cardstock:  Soft Stone (Papertrey); white (Georgia Pacific)
  • Ink: Real Red (Stampin Up), Versamark
  • Stamps: Four Framed Snowflakes (Hero Arts); sentiment (Stampin Up)
  • Accessories: white embossing powder; stardust stickles, Copic

More Hydrangeas

I have one more card using my Hero Arts hydrangea stamp.  I used Copics on this one also and tried give some purple and blue variegation to the petals.  I’m not sure that I’m all that fond of this stamp because it’s hard to color with the Copics.  I’m a pretty new Copics so I’m still learning what type of images I like to color.  I guess my conclusion is that I prefer more open space to get the color gradation to shine which is tough to do when the image is pretty detailed.  So I like the PTI Year of Flowers images and Waltzingmouse images because of the open space to color.

The card is pretty simple since the main focus is the hydrangea.  The thanks on the tag is the only sentiment and really plays second fiddle to the image.  I used the linen plate on the card base because honestly…I think I’m addicted to it and no card lately has looked complete unless it has some texture.  Card details are at the bottom of the post.

Hope you are having a blissful day!  Thanks for stopping by….


  • Cardstock:  Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder (SU)
  • Ink: London Fog (Memento); Pearlescent Lavender (Brilliance)
  • Stamps:   Hydrangea (Hero Arts); Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
  • Accessories:  Linen Impression Plate (PTI); Tiny Tags Die (PTI); Copics; Ribbon

Card to satisfy a few New Year’s resolutions

One of my resolutions this year was to use more of my unused cardstock, patterned paper, and stamps.  So I decided to at least work on my cardstock and ribbon…Stampin Up’s sage shadow and narrow grosgrain ribbon.  It’s a beautiful color!  I really miss it….and I have lots of it!   So now I need to use more of it.  I made this birthday card for my aunt and hope to get it in the mail tomorrow.  Another resolution checked….send my cards out instead of hoarding them.  All supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

Hope you are having a blissful day!  Thanks for stopping by….


  • Cardstock:  Sage Shadow (SU); Spring Rain (PTI)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Stamps:   Hydrangea (Hero Arts); Celebrate In Style (A Muse Studio)
  • Accessories:  Eggplant grosgrain ribbon (SU); Copics

Playing With Acrylic Paint

Since I had so much playing with acrylic paint for the most recent Papercrafts Magazine submission call I wanted to show you another direction you can go with acrylic paint.  I made a candle holder with acrylic paint and a large background stamp.  It was pretty easy….you just need a steady hand so that the stamp impression doesn’t get smudged.  Acrylic paint on glass is also very forgiving since you can also wash it off and start over.  If you want to make sure it stays on glass you will need to either seal it with a sealer or it says to let it set for 21 days.  I would go the sealer route personally since I have washed paint off when I wasn’t thinking about it on other projects.

Here’s the project.   Clean your candle holder well before you start and make sure it’s completely dry.  Put paint on your background stamp with either a brush or sponge (light touch on the paint works better).  Then roll the candle holder over the stamp that lays face up on the table.  Let it dry.  Simple and fun….give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by….


  • Clear glass candle holder (Michaels)
  • Paint: Tiger Lily and Fruit Punch Pearl Paint (Martha Stewart)
  • Stamps:  Leaf and Floral Background (Hero Arts)
  • Accessories:  Rhinestones (Recollections)