Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hero Arts Sneak Peek and Watercolor Giveaway!

The latest class started over at Online Card Classes and Kristina Werner's card on Day One inspired my card...
I started off by embossing THIS Hero Arts background stamp in white on some watercolor cardstock. Then I used this super cute, tiny watercolor set from Studio Calico....
and covered the entire piece with blue and green watercolor. Once it dried, I went back in with those same colors and only applied it to the flower pattern. The embossing creates little pockets for the watercolor to pool up in. It really makes the pattern pop...
For the greeting, I wanted to keep it simple and let the background shine. This is a new sentiment from Hero Arts that I designed for them. I'm so excited. Hero Arts has been showing sneak peeks of their new product for Christmas and today's sneak peek featured my stamps...

You can read all about it HERE! What I love about the sentiment I used for my card is that even though it was intended for Christmas, I'm using it for a sympathy card. I thought that was perfect since the class is called Stretching Your Stamps. :) 

Now for the giveaway, I have an extra Mr. Huey's watercolor set up for grabs. Just leave a comment telling me your favorite sentiment from the stamp set above by Saturday, August 9th at midnight EST to be entered into the drawing. 

Oh, and the winner of the mini inks from the last post is Jess. Congrats. Just click the Contact Me button on the top of the blog and send me a message with your address. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! 


  1. Way to go on the new stamps! WooHoo! I love your card. So pretty, and it uses one of my favorite background stamps.

  2. Love these happy colors, Heather, and love your stamp set! Your handwriting is wonderful! Congrats!

  3. Great card! I like the Wishing you Peace and Jingle All the Way...one for cards and one for scrapping.

  4. My favorite is the wishing you peace stamp, which is the most that anybody can hope for! Thanks for creating such a versatile stamp!

  5. I love the 'making spirits bright' sentiment the best. Great card!

  6. Awesome card I like the sentiment making spirits bright again I see multiple places I can use this to
    Fellow student OCC - murtuza

  7. I love your card!! I really need to start practicing my water coloring results like yours. My favorite sentiment is making sports bright because it really could work for something other than Christmas.

  8. Fabulous card! How exciting to see your stamps featured at Hero Arts! My favorite is the one you used as it is so versatile!

  9. I am so happy for you, Heather! I love your sentiments and the font is fabulous!
    You must be so proud and excited...Way to go!!!