Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release

Today Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts are releasing a special stamp set for STAMPtember! The new set, Happy Thanksgiving, is a cut and die combo set.

I just used the stamp set for today's card, and kept things simple.

I stamped the sentiment in Cup O'Joe, and built the scene around that.

I stamped the images in Copper and Gold Brilliance ink, and they give such a nice shine! Because these are such rich pigment inks, you either need to heat set the images once stamped, wait for them to dry (at least a day, I would say), or heat emboss it in clear (or sparkle!) powder.

See, isn't that shine so pretty?

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!


Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp Happy Thanksgiving
Ink: Hero Arts Cup O'Joe and Brilliance ink
Other: gems (Hero Arts)


Details, Details // Hero Arts

I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today, showing off some pretty cool new embossing powders...

Head on over to the blog for more details!


So Grateful // Hero Arts

Hi everyone! Today I'm participating in the September My Monthly Hero blog hop!

This month's kit is particularly special to me because it's my brush lettering! Hero Arts has made yet another one of my dreams come true!!

However, I'll be real: in between not having enough time to craft (moved to a new house, started new full-time job) and breaking my pinky (I never knew how much I used the little guy till now), I had a rough time getting around to making projects for this kit. I usually like to try to make a video to go with each new release, but I simply couldn't get to it. This post will probably be a brief one, because, as silly as it sounds, my hand gets tired quickly when typing with a big ol' splint on my finger.

Anywho, although these cards that I scrambled together last minute don't do the kit justice, they are here nonetheless.

To start of this card, I stamped a variety of leaves (from the main kit stamp set) using Distress Inks onto watercolor paper that I had misted slightly with water. This gave the leaves a watercolored look. I also used second and third generation stamping to achieve the ghost like effect, and to fill in the wreath.

I then stamped my sentiment (literally, my sentiment!!) in Black ink. The "so" technically isn't one of the words in the kit, but it's super easy to mask out letters from the smaller sentiments and create your own, which is what I did here.

I added a little bit of detail to the leaves with a ZIG marker and a Versamarker, then heat embossed that veiny detail in clear embossing powder for a nice finishing touch. I topped the leaves off with some gems, and adhered the panel to my card base, along with some twine.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!


The kit contains:
  • A set of three Fancy Dies designed for building your own wreath
  • A 4x6 clear stamp set
  • Ten coordinating Frame Cuts dies
  • Three ink cubes in Mustard, Rust and Deep Burgundy
  • Six half sheets of cardstock in Kraft, Sunset Orange and Metallic Copper
  • Custom Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots in red
  • Brown gems
  • Brown and Natural Jute twines
The kit value is over $65, an amazing deal at $34.99.

There are also some fabulous add-on stamps and dies, so be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog for information on that.


September My Monthly Hero Sneak Peek #1

I just wanted to share a card I'm peeking on the Hero Arts blog today, for the upcoming September My Monthly Hero.
This kit is a pretty special one for me...;)

Check out the blog for the full card!