Birthday Cards, Congratulations Cards, Miss You Cards

Miss You | Hero Arts Spring 2022 Catalog Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi there and welcome!

The new Her o Arts 2022 Spring Catalog is live and we’re celebrating with a blog hop full of inspiration and a giveaway! If you’ve arrived from Pocono Pam’s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to start from the beginning, head on over to the Hero Arts blog.

I’ve got four cards to share today so let’s dive right in!

Miss You

My first card features the new Tulip Bouquet stamp set and coordinating dies and the Looking Glass Ornate Frame die. To recreate this card:

  1. Stamp the tulips in Intens-ified Black Ink onto Dove White cardstock
  2. Color the tulips (I used Copic YG00, Y13, Y15, Y17, and Y38 for the blooms and YG13, YG17, and BV13 for the leaves and stems)
  3. Use the coordinating dies to cut out the tulips; set aside
  4. Use the Looking Glass Ornate Frame die to cut three pieces of Dove White cardstock; then stack and glue the layers together
  5. Glue the frame to a 4″ x 5.25″ panel of Dove White cardstock
  6. Use foam tape to adhere the tulips over the frame
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Onyx pigment ink
  8. Adhere the card front to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Mustard cardstock
  9. Adhere the card front to a card base

Congrats

My next card features the Floral Border die and the Congrats & Yay Stamp & Cut XL set. I love how well these two items pair together! To recreate this card:

  1. Use the Floral Border die to cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of white cardstock
  2. Color in the floral details with markers or color pencils
  3. Adhere to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Arctic cardstock; set aside
  4. Use the congrats die from the Congrats & Yay Stamp & Cut XL set to cut another piece of Arctic cardstock; cut the shadow layer from vellum layering paper and set the shadow layer aside
  5. Use a blending brush to blend Aquatic Ink over the bottom part of the blue sentiment and let the color fade as you move up
  6. Glue the blue sentiment to the vellum shadow layer
  7. Use foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the background
  8. Adhere the card front to a card base

Happy Birthday

My third card features the Girl With Kite die and a sentiment from the Let’s Celebrate stamp set. To recreate this card:

  1. Use the die to cut a piece of white cardstock
  2. Color the image with markers or colored pencils (I used Copic YG05, G05, for the tree leaves and flower stems, E35 and E37 for the tree trunk and girl’s hair, Y18, Y17, and YR15 for the kite and blooms, YR20 for the girl’s skin, and V12 and V15 for the girl’s dress)
  3. Stamp the sentiment, from the Let’s Celebrate stamp set, in Onyx pigment ink, at the bottom of the panel
  4. Use Deep Ocean liquid watercolor to watercolor a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of watercolor paper, concentrating the color at the top of the panel and letting it fade to light blue towards the bottom
  5. Adhere the kit scene to the watercolor background
  6. Adhere the card front to a card base

From The Bottom Of My Heart

My last card features the Artichoke Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies. To recreate this card:

  1. Stamp the artichoke images in Intens-ified Black Ink onto white cardstock
  2. Use markers or colored pencils to color the images
  3. Use the coordinating dies to cut them out; set aside
  4. Mask off the borders of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of white cardstock, leaving just a square uncovered towards the top 2/3 of the card
  5. Use a blending brush to blend Dandelion ink over the exposed area, concentrating the color towards the bottom and edges and letting it fade in some areas
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Onyx pigment ink
  7. Use foam tape to adhere the artichokes
  8. Adhere the card front to a card base

Thank you so much for visiting! Your next stop is the wonderful Nichol Spohr! Be sure to read below for giveaway details as well as to view the full blog hop list.

Giveaway

Hero Arts will give away three $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, February 20 at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Blog Hop List

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Seeka <– You are here
Nichol Spohr
Jennifer Kotas
Meg Brooks
Rebecca Keppel
BreAnn Loveland
Kelly Taylor

53 thoughts on “Miss You | Hero Arts Spring 2022 Catalog Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Love these cards! That Floral Border Die is so pretty and I like the way you colored them. And the Tulips are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, So excited for this Hero Arts spring release!

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  2. Dear Seeka – Your talent is ridiculous! Love the floral frame card as well as the knockout tulips card w/ that beautiful frame used behind it (would never have thought to use it that way, but it’s fantastic!). I also like the girl w/ kite card a lot. You never disappoint! BTW I still look at my sunflowers card every single day. You inspire me!
    Lori S in PA

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  3. These are just sweet – love your tulip card. That set is just amazing. The framing of that card is subtle yet adds to interest to it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful cards, each one more pretty than the last. The flower border die is super pretty as it doesnt cut out the flowe all the way. Love your coloring and popping to accentuate that.

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  5. Your coloring is so great. Love all the different products you’ve used from the release. Had not noticed until now how the Floral Border die cuts the images so they can be kind of popped up – very cool!

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