August 2019 Hero Arts | 10 cards 1 kit | Part 2


August 2019 Hero Arts | 10 cards 1 kit | Part 2

I sendeth thee my second Hero Arts video! Today I'm showcasing the last five cards that I created with the Hero Arts August 2019 card kit. 

This kit had a fun medieval times feel to it. The stamp set included some really cool images including a queen, king, wizard, dragon and some knights! I'm really happy that most of these cards can be given to a male or a female and overall I really enjoyed working with this kit. I especially love the Shakespearean/ old English coordinating sentiments. Let me know which card was your favorite! 

Note, I clear heat embossed all of the stamped images. I also colored all of them in with the three metallic paints that came in the kit. The sentiment banners and flags were all stamped and die cut from different colored card-stock, so I did not color any of those. I also created my A2 sized card bases using heavy weight white and black card-stock from my stash. Below, I have provided links to the extra supplies that I used as well as a link to my video tutorial that explains how I created these cards! 


Card Six 

While this kit was interesting and fun to work with, I did struggle coming up with 10 card ideas. Card six, although not my favorite, did help to get my gears turning for more card ideas. This card features a Karen Burniston castle die in the background. I die cut the castle from two shades of grey card-stock. I die cut some grass to go below the castle, and I added a few clouds in the sky. Instead of ink blending, I opted to use a sky blue card-stock to create my sky. This panel was cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. After I adhered my castle and grass, I just added a few of my die cut stamped images around the scene. I decided to pop up the knight on his horse. I glued the princess, standing knight, purple flag and the red dragon directly on the panel. 


Card Seven 

The "You're my Queen" sentiment worked perfectly for this Anniversary/ love themed greeting card. This one layer card was created by stamping the princess first, masking her and then stamping the tent behind her. I then stamped the knight beside the tent, as if the princess and knight were talking to each other. The scene was stamped on the parchment like paper that came in the kit. I really like this paper because it looks old, almost like a vintage book page. I decided to color the images with my copic markers. I didn't bother to do any shading, as this paper is very thin and I didn't want to risk any marker bleeding. To create the background behind the scene, I placed a heart mask over my images and stamped a floral background with versamark ink. This is a clear sticky ink so it gives a subtle look to the background. To enhance the floral design, I went ahead and clear heat embossed it. It's still subtle, but it adds a bit of shine and slightly darkens the stamped image. After that, I took my vintage sepia ink and went around the edges of the paper. I also decided to add some brown ink to the edges of my heart so it stood out more. To frame my panel, I matted it on top of some black card-stock. 


Card Eight 

It was at this point that I wanted to change up my color scheme. A lot of my cards were looking masculine and vintage. I really wanted to use the unicorn and dragon image to create a magical themed card. I took inspiration from the soft purples and magenta colors that I colored my unicorn and dragon with. I was also inspired by the sequins that came in the kit, they were pretty iridescent pastel colors. I first started by creating my shaker. I die cut a white stitched circle frame and a pink striped circle to go under my frame. I decided to stamp "Have a magical day" with purple ink onto the striped pink circle. Then, I scattered a few of the sequins on top of the sentiment. I added my acetate, and foam tape behind my white circle frame. and placed it on top of my sentiment circle to create the shaker element on this card. I adhered my unicorn and dragon on either side of the shaker and adhered it to a white panel. To give the white panel some color, I decided to ink blend some seedless preserves distress oxide to create a halo around the shaker. To add more interest to the card, I added a few clouds around the panel and some purple glittery stars. 


Card Nine  

Card nine is by far my favorite out of the 10 that I created. To create the unique playing cards, I first started by trimming down the parchment like paper that came in the kit. I cut each one down to 1.25 x 2.75 inches. I also gave them black mattes which are .25 inches larger. I stamped the king and queen sentiment that came in the kit on each of the cards. I decided to offset the sentiments to add interest, so I stamped the Queen on the bottom left of one card and the king on the top right of the other card. I then took two queens and two kings and glued them onto each playing card. I adhered one right side up and the other directly below it upside down. Real playing cards have half the card upside down! After that, all I did was add the "K"s and "Q"s to the cards, again gluing one upside down on the bottom of the card. I made both cards heart suits, so I added some hearts above and below the "Q"s and "K"s. I'm super happy with how these turned out, I love the idea and I really think that they can pass as real playing cards! I did go around the edges of the cards with some vintage sepia just to make them look old. I adhered my king card flat onto a red pattern paper panel cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. I then overlapped my queen card over my king and popped it up with some foam tape. To finish the card, I gold heat embossed the sentiment "I thanketh thee" onto a black and gold banner and adhered that to the bottom of my queen card. 


Card 10 

I really enjoyed that this kit enabled me to create a few masculine cards, but this kit can also work for more feminine cards such as card 10 and the shaker card. I wanted to show the kits versatility by creating one more girly card. I started this card by die cutting a stitched rectangle out of some purple card-stock and a pink scalloped stitched rectangle from some pink card-stock. I also went ahead and die cut a stitched hillside from some dark grey card-stock and a gold castle from the fancy die that came in the kit. Once everything was die cut, I worked on the sentiment, which I gold heat embossed onto the stitched hillside. After that, I attached my hillside to the bottom of my purple rectangle panel and glued down my castle to the left of my hillside. Then all I did was pop up my princess and unicorn on the hillside. I added a few clouds in the sky and scattered a few pink and clear rhinestones around the scene. 


Video Tutorial 



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Card One

Card Two 

Card Three

Memory Box "Cloud Bank" craft dies

Card Four

Card Five






  • 04 Sep 2019 Debby

    What a fabulous selection of cards, Love them.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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