So Happy // Hero Arts

Today's the day I can finally tell you - I am a Hero Arts Artist!!!

Libby asked me about this time last year, and I cannot tell you how excited I was! Then, super disappointed - I was spending the fall semester in Austria, and there was no way I could design from there. :(
Lucky for me, Hero Arts is a fantastic company and they invited me to join the next term around.
And here I am, my dream come true, designing for my favorite company ever, along with a few more girls who will be introduced in the next few days (I don't want to spoil the surprise, so no hints right now ;))

I started the card off by stamping the classic Designer Woodgrain in Versamark onto the kraft card base.
For the centerpieces, I stamped the Pattern Hearts and Flowers floral bunch on watercolor cardstock, doing some creative masking to get an extra large bunch.
I inked up the clear stamp with the Versamark first, so that the ink would be extra sticky and I could heat emboss, and then I inked it up with a pink ink. I covered the image with clear embossing powder, heat embossed, and then colored in using some Hero Arts ink and water.
I love using pretty much every ink I have as a watercolor - just press against a clear block or acetate, spritz with water, and oila! Instant watercolor!
Once I cut out the flowers, I felt they looked kinda stark against the background, so I stamped and heat embossed another bunch on some vellum, cut that out, and placed it behind the card. This softens the entire look - I love it!

I hopped off the card with an embossed sentiment and die cut from the Stamp and Cut Happy set, some gems, and Wink of Stella (but of course!) in the center of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping in and have an AWESOME day!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Canson
Stamps: Hero Arts "Designer Woodgrain", "Stamp and Cut Happy", and "Pattern Hearts and Flowers"
Ink: Hero Arts, Versamark
Other: gems (Darice), embossing powder (Hampton Art, Hero Arts), vellum

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy die


  1. So happy for you... And I can't wait to see what you make as part of this dream team! Jo x

  2. Wonderful news, Clare, I'm so pleased for you! Sending along big hugs!

  3. Fantastics news, big congrats Clare!! So happy for you, and I am glad you're on the Hero Arts team!!

  4. Congratulations! I've peeked at your blog & I think Hero Arts made a terrific decision to add you to their team.

  5. WOOHOO! I just read the WONDERFUL news and your intro over at the Hero BLOG! I could NOT be happier for both YOU and Hero Arts!

    Way to go Clare! Best wishes for LOTS of success...there is not doubt you will be a HUGE HIT!!


  6. YAY!! I am so very happy that you are finally on the team!! :-)

  7. Clare, I could not be more thrilled for you! I was so excited when I read the post at Hero Arts...and I am SO happy for you! Congratulations...I think Hero Arts is awesome and frankly quite brilliant for inviting you to join the team!


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