Hero Arts 2016 Summer Catalog Blog Hop + VIDEO


Hey all and welcome! Today I’m participating in a fun blog hop, marking the launch of the new Hero Arts 2016 Summer catalog in the Hero Arts online store!

For my cards today, I used the new Road Trip stamp set, and went a little crazy with some quick and lazy watercoloring! 

This was so fun to make! To start with, I took a 4.25×5.5 watercolor cardstock panel (larger than I needed, but I like to start big so it’s easier to trim down later) and stamped the mountains. The nice thing about the mountain stamp in this set is that, while it doesn’t quite cover an A2 card the short way across, it’s super easy to continue the mountain “border.” I stamped the mountains using Weathered Wood – for the background mountains, I inked up with the same ink, but stamped off on some scratch paper before stamping onto the panel. This way I get a more faded look for those background mountains.

Then I colored the mountains with a mix of Zig Clean Color brushes and Weathered Wood, using a water brush to mix them. There was really no specific way of coloring them, just what I thought looked nice.

Here’s another card, using the same concept, except a blue camper…

The trees were stamped haphazardly using a mix of Distress Inks (listed below) and water, to blend it out.
The sky and ground were colored using a mix of Zig Clean Color brushes and Distress Inks as well.

I topped off the campers with some gems, and stamped a sentiment from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set.

To see how really easy this card is to make (and some tips!), here’s a video…

If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.

Now, for the rest of the blog hop – be sure to visit everyone on the list and leave a comment. Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Blog hop order:

The Hero Arts Blog 

Amy Tsuruta 

Clare Prezzia 

Debby Hughes 

Jennifer McGuire 

Jenn Shurkus 

Joan Bardee 

Julie Ebersole 

Kathleen Graumuller 

Kathy Racoosin 

Kelly Rasmussen 

Kimberly Crawford 

Laura Bassen 

Libby Hickson 

Lori Craig

Lucy Abrams 

Lydia Fiedler 

Mariana Grigsby 

May Sukyong Park 

Nichol Magouirk 

Sandy Allnock 

Teri Anderson 

Wanda Guess 

Yana Smakula 

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!


Cardstock: Canson

Stamps: Hero Arts Road Trip and Hello Gorgeous!

Ink: Hero Arts Charcoal, Distress Inks Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters and Chipped Sapphire

Other: Zig Clean Color brushes Light Gray, Gray Brown, Gray, Dark Gray, Beige, Green Gray and Dark Brown

Tools: water paintbrush, embossing gun

280 thoughts on “Hero Arts 2016 Summer Catalog Blog Hop + VIDEO

  1. I love your coloring and the images those stamps evoke. In the 70's we used to go camping. We rented a pop-up trailer and pulled it on the back of our car. Some of the campgrounds had out houses. My youngest sister was little and swore she wouldn't use the outhouse the whole time we were there because it grossed her out. It's funny that I remember that. You did such a nice job on all your cards!

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