Another Hero Arts Valentine’s Day Card

True confession time! This card started with a “mistake.”Valentines-Day-2-Web

I stamped the new Hero Arts Number Pattern cling background stamp from the 2013 catalog on kraft cardstock with Versamark ink then heat embossed it in clear. So far, so good.

Feeling adventurous, and not knowing when to quit while I was ahead, I over-stamped the same background image using dark, black ink. I slightly offset the second stamping, thinking it would look cool. What I got was u-g-l-y in a blurry, not cool, 3-D kind-of-way.

In disappointment, I tossed the piece aside on my craft table for a couple of days. It was a good idea gone really wrong.

In an attempt to salvage any good parts of the stamped piece, I cut it up using Val-Heart-Close-Up-WebHero Arts Hearts frame cuts dies. I turned one of the larger hearts into a focal image by swiping the edges with Festive Berries Distress Ink on a foam blending tool. The rest of the hearts are still on my craft table. Not sure they will make it onto a card.

To finish the project, I printed my own sentiment (to connect the non-traditional background to Valentine’s Day), added some embellishments and layers of cardstock and voilà: Another Valentine’s Day card.

What do you think? I’d love to hear your story of a crafting disappointment that you were able to turn around.

Thanks for visiting!



Cardstock: Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm Environmental, Bazzill (black), Basic Grey (fuchsia patterned background)

Ink: Tsukineko (Versamark, Tuxedo Black), Ranger (Festive Berries Distress Ink)

Stamp: Hero Arts Number Pattern background

Sentiment: Printed using Scrap ‘N Fonts Classy Charm

Dies: Hero Arts Hearts Frame Cuts

Accents: Pearls (Michaels), Clear embossing powder (Stampendous), Baker’s Twine (Queen & Co), Button (Stampin’ Up!), Foam adhesive (Stampin’ Up!), Paper Tape/Washi (Tim Holtz, Freckled Fawn)