Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations

Hi Stamping friends and welcome back, I hope the sun is shining where you are.  My share today is Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations for our new Challenge theme this month over at A Blog Named Hero.  I hope you will create a card and play along with us too.

We are celebrating Hero’s Arts amazing 45th year in business.…whoot whoot, now there’s a reason to celebrate.


Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations Cards

I don’t actually have a stamp from Hero Arts that says Celebrate, (I’ll have to fix that haha), so I went with Congratulations mostly because I really wanted to paint this new set I just received called Peonies Die Combo….Isn’t that flower just fabulous?  Something else that is fabulous are the Liquid Watercolors from Hero Arts – Have you tried them yet?  They Rock.  I have had a love affair with Hero Arts flower stamps for at least a decade now, so it’s only fitting I would choose one of their new flower stamp/die sets to celebrate their amazing anniversary.

Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations

Hero Arts Peonies Celebration – Blue Card:

  • Stamp the image in VersaMark Ink onto watercolor paper.  Cover with Black embossing powder, shake off excess and heat set.
  • Wet the entire flower with water and then gently touch the brush to paper with the liquid watercolors.  I used Indigo, Deep Ocean and Teal.
  • Set aside to dry.
  • I grabbed a bigger piece of watercolor paper, probably 4 x 6, wet the entire thing and added Teal, Leaf, Dandelion and Moss liquid watercolors and blended it.
  • Let it dry, then I stamped the leaf images in Deep Ocean and Emerald Green before using the coordinating die to cut them out.
  • I gold embossed the leaf pattern on the Pitch Black card front in three different places around where I was going to attach the flower – for a bit of “background noise”
  • And finally, For the sentiment, I used Gold embossing powder  on a scrap of black card stock.

Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations Leaves

For the leaves:

I combined the Teal, Leaf, Dandelion and Moss liquid watercolor on a wet piece of watercolor paper (about 4 x 6 inches).  When it was dry I stamped them in Emerald Green and Deep Ocean Ink before cutting them out with the coordinating die.


Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations Pink card

Hero Arts Peonies Celebration – Pink Card:

  • Basically the same steps as above, but I used the Strawberry and Pink Liquid Watercolors for the flowers.
  • The background starts with a piece of the Dove White card stock  cut at 4 x 5-1/4.  The sentiment is stamped on an angle repeatedly across the entire card front.
  • For the sentiment I used White Embossing Powder to keep the black and white theme going.

Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations yellow flower

Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations  – Yellow flower

  • For the third card I started by stenciling the background with the Rain Dance Stencil and Soft Granite ink from Hero Arts.
  • The flower is done with Dandelion and Orange Liquid Watercolors and the leaves are the same as the blue flower card.
  • I decided on a gold embossed Sentiment for this one.

Want to win all three cards?  Simply leave a comment on my blog here.  I’ll do a random draw on Sunday and announce the winner on my Business Facebook Page here

Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed the project.  I’ve listed the products I used below.  Clicking on the image will take you directly to the product.  Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through my link, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you so very much for your support, it helps to keep my blog and YouTube channel running and I truly appreciate it.

P.S.  if you do place an order through my affiliate links, please E-Mail Me with the date and amount along with your name and address as I would love to send you a thank you card.



for the Hero Arts Peonies Celebration Cards:

SB191 Peonies Die Combo
[ HA ]
PD122 Pink Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
PD111 Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
[ HA ]
PD114 Liquid Watercolors Indigo
[ HA ]
PD113 Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean
[ HA ]
PD121 Liquid Watercolor Dark Teal
[ HA ]
PD120 Liquid Watercolor Leaf
[ HA ]
PD110 Liquid Watercolors Dandelion
[ HA ]
PD116 Liquid Watercolors Moss
[ HA ]
PD124 Orange Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
AF315 Emerald Green Shadow Ink Mid-Tone
[ HA | SSS ]
AF340 Deep Ocean Bold Ink
[ HA ]
AF226 Soft Granite Shadow Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark FROST DAZZLE…
[ SSS ]
PW110 White Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
PW100 Gold Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
PW119 Detail Black
[ HA | SSS ]
PS323 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock…
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Hues Dove white (25)
[ HA | SSS ]
Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials…
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS ]
Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH ink62332
[ SSS ]
Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
[ SSS ]
Tool Basics FLUSH CUTTERS 4463
[ SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
[ SSS ]
EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp SMALL BLOCK…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp 2.5 Inch ACRYLIC…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp 3.5 Inch ACRYLIC…
[ SSS ]

24 thoughts on “Hero Arts Peonies Congratulations”

  1. Gina Goodling

    Blue ribbon winners, Sandi, all 3! Congrats to you on your beautiful design and art work. You always amaze me!

    1. Thank you Gina, they are all pretty simple, but that beautiful flower stamp design sure makes them pop

  2. Linda Heithold

    This is now my favorite Hero Arts stamp. Love, love, love. You sold me I have to buy this set. Your flowers are just beautiful. Love the colors, but the blue on black is my fav. You know I’ll have to try out these techniques.

  3. Cynthia Simon

    These cards are stunning, Sandi! I love that you have listed all of the products used in such an easy to see/access manner. Thank you for this! And I am thrilled to see all of your art just about every day! You are a great inspiration for so many of us! Thank you for this, too!

  4. Love these cards(& all your others too)! You make it look so easy. I have followed your blogs for quite awhile & love that you are using som many new (to me) products.

    1. thanks Vickie, I also am enjoying getting back to using everyones products I think it’s adding to my creativity

  5. Cynthia Simon

    Forgot to list a favorite HA stamp. That is a difficult one. I think that all of the hearts that I have collected over the years are my favorites. And the work “love.” That one is a beauty! I will go with “love.”

    1. I know I would have a hard time deciding what my fav is too….right now, it’s this peony stamp, haha

  6. Oh my, my, my! I am not a huge stamping person, more into die cutting but these could make me change. I would love to win your three cards, they are breathtaking! I am new to your blog but so enjoy your work. I am headed to the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando this weekend so will have to look for the products you used to create your cards. Thanks for sharing, Sandy.

  7. Karen Hutzcal

    I love peony flowers! I’ve got lovely pink ones in my yard. That peony stamp set would now be my favorite! I also love the blue peony card but the pink one is my next fav. Would love to win this set! Your cards are always outstanding! 🌹 ❤

  8. Each and every single one of these cards are drop dead gorgeous! I am going to have to,have this stamp! I have admired your cards for many years now and am so glad that you have made it possible to continue following your amazing creations!!!

    1. aw, thank you Jane, I’m having a lot of fun playing with all these new stamps and products and thanks for taking the journey with me.

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