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. I love your card, Tasnim! It’s so simple, but very eye-catching! That white circle background is so creative and really makes the potted plant stand out! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us! Happy 45th Anniversary, Hero Arts! And, thanks for bringing back some of your wonderful vintage products!!

  2. If I could pull of that card in half an hour, your sense of balance, your artist’s eye, I would think I was quite the thing. Thank you for your talents in this hop.

  3. How nice to see YOU and your creative card.. I love it. Glad you were able to do some stamping!
    Congrats Hero Arts on 45 years! Thanks for letting us share in the celebration!

  4. I love your card….it has a very classy design. Just what I love. Simply stated and done with Class. Thank you so much for sharing…and being a part of this wonderful blog hop…it has been trememdous!

  5. I love this card just the way it is…the circle design in the background is a great way to add interest and not overpower the image.

  6. I love your clean and simple card! That’s really cool how you created the background with circle die cuts.

  7. Gorgeous card Tasnim, the background is stunning, that’s one to keep in mind!
    Thank you so much for your gorgeous inspiration and for the great prize you have made available for this blog hop.

  8. Dear Tasnim
    Love the way u created the background. As I don’t have many background stamps it is a cool idea for me to adopt without spending much money.
    I love the cAS card as it is very pleasing to the eye. love and hugs

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