Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog hop Day 3

Ok, so that was a five month break, I know I said I hoped to post more often…but life simply gets busier and busier! (its a good thing in a way?)


So here I am, back from a short blog-hibernation to celebrate Hero Arts’ 45th anniversary!!! I made a card (yes!) with a brand new stamp set that I bought (!!) but before I get to that, let me share a brief encounter from days back.

Before I started blogging, I was a huge fan of Darlene DeVries. I watched every single of her video tutorials (some more than once?) and waited every week for her new video! So one day while scrolling through her blog, I noticed a cute badge on her sidebar. I can’t recall what it said, but it took me to Hero Arts card contest page in flickr (yes flickr! does anyone know what that is anymore? :D) Long story short, I decided to submit a card to their then-current challenge. I made a card, created a flickr account and submitted. This was  my very first time submitting a card to a contest. And guess what? I was one of the winners!!! I will let you imagine how amazing that felt! You can view that card here.

Back to my card- I was hoping to make a show-stopper card that was even better than my first winner card, but this is all I could come up with in the half-hour time slot I had to make a card:

hero arts 45 anniversary

I created a textured background by adhering die-cut circles of various sizes to a 4″x5.5″ card base using foam tape. I colored one of the images from the Hang in there Potted Plants stamp set using some alcohol based markers. I cut the image, set it aside, and then embossed one of the sentiments from the set on a strip of black card stock. I adhered the sentiment strip with some glue and foam tape, then popped up the potted plant in place with some additional foam tape.

hero arts 45 anniversary-

Even though it didn’t turn out as glamorous as I had hoped, I still like it very much. It has some of my favorite things, and I am thankful for this opportunity to be creative in my busy schedule. Thank you Hero Arts for inspiring creativity in so many budding artists. Happy Anniversary!

Next on the hop: Wanda Guess

Full hop list:

Hero Arts
Amy Tsuruta
Art Impressions
Cathy Zielske
Debby Hughes
Gina K Designs
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer Mcguire
Kristina Werner
Lawn Fawn
Lisa Stein
Megan Hopper
Sandy Allnock
Simon Says Stamp
Tasnim Ahmed <– You are here
Wanda Guess

Blog hop prize sponsors:



Hero Arts: 3 $145 Gift Certificates, 3 $45 Gift Certificates
Altenew: $50 Gift Certificate
Art Impressions: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $50 Gift Certificate
Gina K: $100 Gift Certificate
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Hero Arts Gift Certificate, 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags
Laurie Willison: 2 Card Hanger Dies
Lawn Fawn: $50 Gift Certificate
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle (Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align, and a bar magnet)
Online Card Classes: 5 spots in the Stamp Happy In Good Company: Hero Arts class
Pink Fresh Studio: $45 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 3 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2019 Issue
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate

Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days – comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Happy crafting!


259 responses

  1. Thank you & Altenew for sponsoring this wonderfully inspiring hop.
    Your card is just darling! It’s a lovely design and we sometimes need
    that ‘quick’ card that doesn’t look like it took so little time. 🙂

  2. this cardjust spoke to me im really hoping for a win to restart my stamping collection i lost all in a basement flood .. thank you for sharing this with all and celebrating with hero arts

  3. Thank you for your “first-card-contest” story !
    Your card today is beautiful. What a good idea to make a (great) background with those circles !
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  4. Your winner card is still very gorgeous! And, I love the card you made for the hop; the circle background is so pretty and the colored stamp is just perfect.

  5. Wonderful card and I love the popped up background. Have to try that soon! Thanks for sharing with us all.

  6. The circle background is fun and different. I have to try that out. It adds that extra punch to make the stamp image stand out.

  7. You might not think it is glamorous but
    it is beautiful. Love the floating
    “bubbles” of different sizes and
    the little pot of greenery. Very
    elegant. thanks for sharing

  8. I love the simple design of this beautiful, elegant card. You know that sometimes that’s what we need when the time we have for creating is short. Best wishes to Hero Arts on their 45th and to all the great companies and individuals who are celebrating their achievements!

  9. I really like your CAS card, especially the background. Happy you had time to participate in this blog hop. Sometimes life gets in the way of our creative time.

  10. This card is sweet and lovely. In fact, all of your work is awesome! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

  11. love reading about your first introduction to Hero Arts and your card winner – and you created such an elegant card for this anniversary blog hop – love it!

  12. Happy 45th anniversary to Hero Arts! Great product and great company!
    Love your coloring design – thanks for sharing!

  13. I am amazed that you made that beautiful card in just 30 minutes! Wow! Congratulations to Hero Arts!

  14. Beautiful CAS card! I love the potted plant stamp and the circles in the background- they give the white background some interest!

  15. WOW! I just love the circle background. What a great example of a CAS card. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  16. Awesome card Tasnim, Love how you created your background…I am drawn to lots of white and this adds lots of texture and extra interest as well… love it

  17. Hi Tasnim. That’s funny that you followed Darlene De Vries also 🙂 I stumbled on a YouTube video of hers once years ago by accident and she was colouring with Copic Markers. I’d never heard of them before and after watching her video I was hooked! Love your card BTW 🙂

  18. I love your card and the circle background. It’s lovely. Your winning card is fabulous. No wonder it won.

  19. Very lovely and elegant card! Amazing for only 1/2 an hour!! I could see using this layout for several images in the HA kits. Thanks for sharing!!

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