hero arts



Today is a fun day! We’re havin’ a Hero Arts hop! There be prizes, too! Info on that is more towards the bottom of my post. Hero Arts stamps were among the very first I ever purchased over 25 years ago, and now they’re celebrating their 45th anniversary!!! That’s pretty amazing! You can learn more about them HERE in the Meet the Maker series.

On this hop, I’m sharing two cards with very different looks but from the very same set:

Color Layering Monarch Butterfly


Watercolor goodness in this first one . . .


Layered tints of blue, sage and deep aqua on the 2nd.


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You can win one of three $25 gift certificates to the Ellen Hutson shop! Winners will be drawn from commenters along the blog hop so make sure to comment at each stop before Friday, June 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

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And, by the by, there’s also an awesome Hero Arts sale going on at Ellen Hutson June 21-23rd! Use code meetHERO at check-out to save 25% on the Hero Arts brand category of products.

In addition to a wide variety of stamps, they also produce some of my favorite related tools and supplies! Just to name a few:

Thank you for stopping by and have a splendid weekend!


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Gemini FoilPress Cheers

I’ve had my head down working on my upcoming release for the Essentials by Ellen line, but I needed to congratulate a young lady on her recent graduation from a dental assistance program and I couldn’t help it—I had to foil the card I wanted to make for her. Used low profile dies and the Gemini FoilPress (you can see a how-to-video HERE).

This Sunburst die set by Hero Arts was perfect for the “popping” visual effect. LOVE!!! •all the heart eyes•

This design also called for more sequins than usual; looks so purdy with the foil, right?!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope your weekend has been splendid!