Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbor Cards. Video. 2018 Catalog Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Products (more about the catalog, blog hop and giveaway below). You might have already seen these goodies in several online stores such as Simon Says Stamp, today these products also become available from Hero Arts online store!

I have a few fun and easy to make cards using Hero Arts Welcome Neighbor stamp set. Hero has a ton of gorgeous stamps to play with in this new release, however I have always been a huge fan of little houses and buildings so I was immediately drawn to this stamp set and decided to make a few cards (I do plan to share more projects using new catalog goodies soon, so stay tuned!).

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

I started working on my card by stamping 3 out of the 4 houses in Intense Black ink onto white cardstock. To add color to my houses I used Copic markers but I didn’t do any shading or blending, I simply used one marker to apply each color. I went with some of my favorite colors which are Y17 Golden Yellow, RV10 Pale Pink, YG95 Pale Olive and finally a bit brighter pink – RV14 Begonia Pink.

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

I did make my houses multi color – I colored different sections of the houses using different markers. I used just those 4 and I think that they work well together as a nice an Spring or Summery color combo. I didn’t color the windows or the shutters or the doors, I just colored the walls of my houses.

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

Next, I used coordinating dies and cut these out in my Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and embossing machine.

I wanted to add trees to my buildings, I was feeling a bit wild, I didn’t want to go with the little tree that comes in this Welcome Neighbour stamp set. I wanted to add larger trees to my cards so I grabbed the new Safari Wild About you stamp set and stamped a tree in Hero Arts Soft Olive ink. I used coordinating die for the tree image and cut all of these trees out as well. I wanted to make sure I had at least 2 for each card to place in between the houses.

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

Next I started to arrange the pieces on a white cardstock panel. I didn’t make colorful backgrounds for my cards but let the houses take center stage with both their bright colors and design. I build my scenes from the bottom up – one house in the front, a tree behind it slightly above, next house – once again slightly above the tree, another tree and the final house in the back. So these look like as if they are standing on a hill and you are looking up the hill from the foot of the hill.

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

Once I was happy with how everything was placed I foam mounted my stamped and die cut pieces in place. I also stamped my sentiments in black ink and went with “Thanks For Making Us Feel Right At Home” and “Welcome To The Neighbourhood”. I also “framed” my stamped sentiments with little stamped and die-cut clouds.

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

I have quite a few City-style stamp sets in my collection so I pulled City Adventures set and stamped a bicycle on one of my cards and a taxi on another one.

For my last card I decided to use the leftover mangrove trees that I had on my desk.

Hero Arts | Welcome Neighbour Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #cardmaking

The Welcome Neighbour stamp set has a bunch of cool little pieces you can add to your houses – balconies, flower pot and flowers, lamp post, fence and other stings. To little bits and pieces that let you customise your houses. I stamped a few of those in black ink to finish this card.

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GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT. Hero Arts will announce the winners the following week.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts Clear Stamps Welcome Neighbor
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Welcome Neighbor
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Welcome Neighbor Die Set
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Welcome Neighbor Die Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps City Adventures
Hero Arts Clear Stamps City Adventures
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Safari Wild About You
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Safari Wild About You
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Safari Wild About You Die Set
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Safari Wild About You Die Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Color Layering Mangrove
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Color Layering Mangrove
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Color Layering Mangrove Bundle
Hero Arts Color Layering Mangrove Bundle
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Mangrove Die Set
Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Mangrove Die Set
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad
Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
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SSS | AZ
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC

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270 Comments

    1. Great cards and great video. I really liked coloring the houses just one color. Simple but elegant looking. Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas.

    1. I love little houses and buildings too. Your cards are just fabulous. Thanks for the video too.

    1. I really love your colour combinations and how you put the layering together of the dimension. I wasn’t too sure about the African tree in the city, but I have warmed to it on a second look! 😉 I love these cards and such great sentiments to have in the stash. Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

    1. Love your bright pink watercolors. Really pops. Love this new release. Thanks Yana and thanks Hero Arts.

    1. Very interesting color combinations. I love all the extra things to personalize the houses. Thank you!

    1. Lovely card. I like how you added the trees from the Safari set. Always great to use your stash to make a great card.

    1. Such clever design, love the combination of stamp and those bright happy colors!!

    1. I love all the colors. Your scenes are so cool with the added trees and clouds in there

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