Sunday, January 10, 2016

My First Valentines!

I was lucky enough to win the My Monthly Hero January Card Kit, and here is my first play with it:

supplies: watercolor paper and white notecard, abandoned coral distress ink, Hero Arts die and sentiment from Card Kit, tiny pearls, Winnie & Walter Audrey's cutaway scalloped stitched die

I smooshed some coral distress ink on a watercolor panel, die-cut my heart, then added more of the same color to the tiny hearts and added some tiny pearls.

Isn't the sentiment perfect?

And another, using the other 2 dies in the kit:

supplies: white notecard, poppy layering paper,  Lucy's shaker mix, small sentiments, and acetate from kit, abandoned coral distress ink, smooshed, Winnie & Walter hugs and Audrey cutaway panel

I should have dumped more of the shaker mix inside my shaker, but, since this is my first sampling of Lucy's mixes, I want to make it last!

In other news, have you seen the brand spankin' new Hero Arts catalog?  It is being unveiled today!  I've got my eye on some pretty flower stamps and they will also be releasing 14 new hybrid inks!!  Hero Arts inks are a staple in my stamping, so I'm excited about these new ones!

Thanks for visiting, as always!


  1. Lovely cards Lin! The hearts and pearls on the first card are so romantic!!

  2. Beautiful cards, Lin! Love those dies! ♥

  3. I was so happy to see you got picked as the winner...and you put the HA kit to beautiful use already!! Love love love these, Lin!

  4. Oh my goodness - how lovely and elegant are these! I love the splattery smooshed backgrounds and you sure jazzed both of these up with the finishing embellies!

  5. Oh Lin - well done on winning the kit - I had my eye on that :-). So glad to see it being so well used on these amazingly gorgeous cards.

  6. Wow! Great cards! The first one with the pearls is one of the prettiest valentines I've seen. Congrats on winning the kit!

  7. The fluttery heart card is fantastic - love how you created the larger heart with the smaller diecuts within!

  8. Lovely Valentine cards, Lin. Such a neat effect with the lifted die cut hearts.

  9. Oh these are so lovely, Love the soft colors on your first card :)

  10. Lin I loved this first card as soon as I saw it - those pearls are fantastic. Check the Hero Arts blog today if you haven't already. :-)

  11. I love your shaker card! I love the little heart inside. I need to buy those :)


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