My Monthly Hero, Global Team Blog Hop

Hi there! Thanks for joining me today, and I'm excited to be taking part in the Hero Arts Global Team Blog Hop! 
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Today I have two cards, both using: SB313, Floral Mandala Bundle

Project One - Thankful for You
  • Ink-blend Distress Oxides - Saltwater Taffy, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salvaged Patina, onto a piece of watercolor card.
  • Use the second largest mandala and stamp multiple times, over the inky background. 
  • Use a white gel pen to add all those dots, or faux platters. I wanted the white to look more like a stamp than random splatter, and I often do this on my cards. 
  • Using the Hero Arts Infinity A2 dies, cut 3 frames from your panel. 
  • Layer up your frames onto an A2 card base. 
  • White heat emboss, 'thankful for you', which comes with the mandala set, and attach in the middle of the card with foam pads. 
Although a simple design, the added layers and faux splatter give the card additional interest. The card is flat (except the sentiment), so easy for posting.  

Project Two, Love You, Tulle Shaker
  • Ink-blend Distress Oxides - Saltwater Taffy, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salvaged Patina, onto a piece of watercolor card - the same colors as the first card we made. Trim to 5" x 3.75". 
  • Use the second largest mandala and white heat emboss multiple times, over the inky background. 
  • White heat emboss an additional mandala onto watercolor card, and die cut. ink up in the same colors, and set aside. 
  • Use a white gel pen to add all those dots, or faux platters, again the same technique as our first card.  
  • Stamp out 'Love You', from SB314 Mother's Day Vase, onto white watercolor card, trim. 
  • Cut a piece of Tulle about 2 inches bigger than the card panel, and adhere to the back, with red liner tape on three sides. You might need to fiddle with it for a minute to get the tulle taut, but it's super easy. 
  • Add some shaker mix or sequins into the open side, then seal shut. 
  • Wrap around some yellow twine towards the top of your card panel, and attach at the back. 
  • Add a piece of plain white card over the back of your panel to hold the tulle in place. 
  • Adhere the additional mandala with a small foam pad, but flip it so salvaged patina is at the top.
  • Add the sentiment in the middle of the mandala, and then adhere your finished panel onto an A2 card base.  


One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Card! 
To enter: Leave a comment on every blog, full list below.
Deadline: April 26th 2002. 
Winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog on the 27th April 2022. 
Next up in the hop is the amazing Lisa Tilson

The full hop of awesomeness is here, for your convenience. 

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  1. Wow Jen, both your cards are lovely and I really like the soft muted colors too

  2. Such beautiful cards Jen! I love the Tulle shaker, so creative!

    1. Congratulations, Alexandra! Please contact for your prize. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave everyone a comment on their projects. Crafty hugs from Jen Kray (kittenmoose)

  3. Love the layering and dimension! Beautiful colors and designs on your lovely cards!


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