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Hero Arts January Card Kit 2020 | Many Techniques & Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog! I adore the Hero Arts January card kit! It includes tons of beautiful dies, stamps, and sentiments. It’s perfect for creating Valentine’s day cards, but it can really be used to create cards for multiple occasions. The sentiments included give you a lot of options. However, the main reason I purchased this kit was for the darling mini envelope die–I absolutely love it! I created 9 cards using this kit this time. The footage for my 10th card disappeared, so it’s almost a 10 cards, 1 kit blog and video.

2020 Hero Arts Jan Kit THUMB

Card #1: Hello Friend Card

For my first card I had to use my favorite products from this kit: the envelope die and the kraft card stock. I used some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to distress the edges of the envelope.  However, I could have added more distressing; it doesn’t show up very well in the photo. I die cut lots of flowers using Neenah Solar White 110# card stock, and I colored them in very quickly using more Distress Oxide Inks and a foam blender.


Card #2: Envelope & Hearts Card

I couldn’t get enough of the envelope die, so I used it again on card #2. I used some heart dies from my stash to cut out several sizes and colors of heart, and then I distressed the edges using Distress Oxide Inks. I also used the cute text block stamp to create my little letter for the envelope. I used the Pink Sparkle embossing powder from the kit for the sentiment.


Card #3: Butterfly Silhouette Card

I love creating my own pattern paper backgrounds. First I stamped the text block with gray ink several times on a pink piece of card stock. Then I randomly stamped the small images from the stamp set over the text. I used a piece of ribbon from the kit on this card and some black card stock for my butterflies and sentiment.


Card #4: Stamped Pattern with Die Cuts Card

I turned the dies from this kit into stamps by cutting them out with fun foam. I then put a few dots of Mono Multi Medium glue. When this glue dries, it dries tacky, and you can put it on an acrylic block to stamp onto your project. You can also reuse these die cut stamps. Make sure you allow the glue to dry for an hour or two before putting them on your acrylic blocks–speeding up this process with your heat tool won’t work unfortunately–I tried. Lol!


Card #5: Watercolor Die Cuts Card

I had a blast creating the beautiful flowers for this card with some Daniels Smith Watercolors and Arches Cold Press paper. I painted the panel first, allowed them to dry, and then cut them out with all the flowers and leaves dies. I love the soft look of these flowers!


Card #6: Roses and Banners Valentine Card

For this card I used left-over watercolor die cuts from my previous card. To showcase the flowers and the butterfly I matted them with two banner die cuts. I also cut out the sentiment with the banner die from the kit.


Card #7: Stamped Pattern with Die Cuts Card–Take 2

I wanted to use the die cut stamps again. I used different colors of Distress Oxide Inks for this one, and I added a dimensional die cut and leaf next to the sentiment.


Card #8: Peek-a-Boo Flowers Card

Copic Markers: Orange Flowers – YR02, YR04, YR07; Flower Centers – YR24 & YR27; Pink Flowers – RV13, RV14, RV17; Greenery – YG61, YG63, YG97

This is one of my favorites from my set of cards. I die cut more flowers using Neenah Solar White card stock, and I colored them in with Copic Markers. To cut out my white panel I used a scalloped die and popped up the panels with foam tape. I used a piece of soft teal pattern paper behind my flowers.


Card #9: Butterfly Sympathy Card

This is a simple card, but I love how it turned out! I used one of the leaf dies to cut out several colors of green card stock. For the butterfly I used more white card stock and my Copic markers to color it in. I cut out this butterfly four times and glued them together to add a nice weight to this focal piece of my card.


Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week! You can watch my process video below or over on my YouTube channel in HD!


Featured Products:

Hero Arts Monthly Subscription Kit:

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Olive and Oak Styling Mats:

Art Mediums:

Faber Castell Colored Pencils:

Daniel Smith Watercolors:

Copic Markers:


Mini Misti:

Original Size Misti:


Wagner Heat Tool:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer:

Score Board:

Cutter Bee Scissors:

Jewel Picker:

Blending Brushes:

Foam Blending Tool:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine:


Mini Die Cut Machine:

Inks & Adhesives:

MFT Extreme Black Ink:

Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink:

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink:

Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink:

Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Ink:

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink:

Crushed Olive Distress Oxide Ink:

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Mono Multi Liquid Glue:

Scotch Foam Tape:

Score Tape:

Kokuyo Dotliner:

Kokuyo Refills:

Post-It Note Masking Tape:

InkaDinkaDo Masking Paper:


Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock:

Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper:

MFT Watercolor Wash Pattern Paper:

Other Supplies:

Jewels, Pretty Pink Posh Pink Blush Jewels:–pibjewpp?currency=USD

Stitch Scallop Basic Edges 2 Dies:

Faux Stich Banner Dies:

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Copic Coloring, Floral Cards

Splash of Color Card (2018) | Studio Katia & Copics

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have another floral card for you today. I love creating cards with flowers, and for this card I used a creative stamp set from Studio Katia called Floral Trimmings. This set comes in two panels or two long narrow stamps that you can stamp together, as I did here, or separate to trim the edge of your card.


The stamps fit together beautifully; however, if you want the gap between them to be unnoticeable, you have to stamp them one at a time. It creates a coloring page that you can paint in using whatever medium you’d like. I colored this card with Copic markers.


This took over an hour to color in, and I didn’t color it all at once. I’m never able to sit at my craft table very long before one of my kids needs help with something. Lol! I didn’t mull over my color selection; I mostly just grabbed colors out of my container and hoped for the best. However, you can’t go too wrong with florals.


I had a hard time deciding what to do with my card panel once I finished my coloring. I went through my box of scrap paper to see what colors of card stock I wanted to use with it. I finally decided on a piece of grey card stock for my sentiment and card base. I didn’t want my card base or sentiment banner to compete will all the color on my card.

I cut out the panel with a faux-stitched frame die, popped up the frame with foam tape, and then adhered my colored panel flat onto the card base with some tape runner.

A helpful little trick to adhere your frame evenly onto your card base, is to only half peel off the release paper, position it on your card base, and then pull off the release paper. It’ll make more sense when you watch my video. I learned that great tip from Therese from Lost In Paper. Thanks, Therese!


I also glued on some rainbow confetti! Just couldn’t help myself–this mix from Studio Katia is gorgeous. I do like the confetti better than the sequins–no holes.


Here is the video I filmed for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Supplies Used:

Floral Trimmings Stamp – Studio Katia

A Splash of Color Stamp – Altenew

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Copic Markers

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Neenah Solar White Card Stock 80 lb

Steel Grey Card Stock – MFT

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

VersaMark Ink

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Foam Tape

Xtreme Adhesive Runner

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Crystal Rainbow Confetti Mix – Studio Katia

Any Occasion Card, Birthday Cards, Copic Coloring, Uncategorized

Magic Slider Cards | Copic Markers

Happy Friday to you all!  I have some fun cards to share today.  I’m using a die set from Lawn Fawn called Magic Color Slider.  I actually won this die set from Jennifer McGuire’s blog last December.  This was the first time I won anything, and I was so excited!!  Thank you, Jennifer!!  The set includes three different window frame dies, so I decided to create a card for each window!


This is what the set looked like before I opened it and started snipping the dies apart.


It took some time to chose the colors of cardstock I wanted to use and die cut them, but here are my cards all cut out.  It looks complicated, but once you create one, you get the hang of it, and it’s smooth sailing from there.


I used a Mini Misti to stamp the images onto Neenah White 110 pound cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink.  While the images where on the Misti door, I switched out the cardstock for a piece of acetate the same size and stamped the images again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp on the acetate.  I used two different inks because Stazon is not Copic friendly, and I wanted to color all these images with Copics.


Once all my coloring was finished, I started to assemble my cards.  I put dot liner on the back of the colored panels, aligned them through the window, and then pressed them into place.  To align the acetate, I put down skor tape around the inside of the windows, peeled off the release paper, placed the acetate over the colored images so they aligned perfectly, and then closed the frame onto it.


Before sealing the sliders together, I made sure to put in my white slider piece, and then adhered the two sides together with more skor tape.  I pulled the white slider up and down a few times to get it slide smoothly.  These cards can be so addictive to play with!!  Lol!!  I added my sentiments and embellishments on the outside of the slider elements and then adhered them all onto card bases.  Some crafters don’t attach them onto card bases, which is fine, but I wanted to make them into mini cards and enable them to stand up.


Here is the video I created for these cards!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a nice weekend!!


Supplies used:

Magic Color Slider – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine

Skor Tape


Stazon Ink

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti stamp positioner

Blowing Kisses Stamp set – MFT

Sending a Smile Stamp set – MFT

Sweet Thing Stamp set – Gina K

Copic Markers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Connect Glue – Gina K

Clear Droplets – Pretty Pink Posh