Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Clean & Simple Copic Coloring & Ink Blended Sunset with Hero Arts - Hero Arts 2018 Summer Release

Hey folks!

It's time for the Hero Arts 2018 Summer Release! I have two video to share on the hop today. In my first video, I'm sharing a clean & simple with Copic Coloring. In my second video, I'm sharing an ink blended card that so easy to make!

This is one of my favorite releases yet folks, so do be sure to check it all out and hop along to see all of the amazing inspiration! You can also check out the catalog by clicking HERE folks.


First up is a ver clean and simple card. On this card I'm using the new COWBOY LIFE Stamp Set. Western themes aren't typically something I'm drawn to, but when I saw this stamp set I was in love!

There's loads of ways you could use this set, but I wanted to go with something clean & simple. I wanted to keep the focus on these darling images.


Before I started any stamping, I did stamp out a plan on a plain piece of copy paper. This way I could follow that plan in my MISTI Stamping Tool. Since I was going to be Copic Coloring, I used Hero Arts INTENSE Black Ink.

You can watch the video on how I made my card HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.


If you originally followed along with the hop, I had to pull this video due to technical difficulties. I have since fixed the issue and this is an updated link! Thanks so much for your patience and understanding folks!


I did some pretty simple on all of my images. Some them are pretty tiny, so instead of trying to color in those tiny little spots, I went back over them with my Prismacolor pencils. I have my color choices listed in the thumbnail links below.

To finish off my card, I added some Sakura Clear Glaze to the band on the hat and the details on boots. I also added some Nuvo AQUA Shimmer and called it good.

For my next card, I wanted to so some ink blending. This is another really easy card to make. Even with the ink blending, you could easy make a set of these.


I started by diecutting a piece of Graffix Acetate with the Hero Arts SAFARI SUNSET Fancy Die. Then I put a an even coat of Tombow MONO Liquid Adhesive. Once you let it dry becomes temporary. You can see in the VIDEO how this work folks.

I used MULLED WINE, STRAWBERRY, TANGERINE and DANDELION Bold Hybrid Inks for my ink blending. I made to to build up the colors, but I definitely wanted them to be deep and bold.

You can watch the video on how I made my card HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.


I wanted to be play up a black silhouette against the ink blending so I simply die cut my card panel with the DESERT SUNSET Fancy Die and stamped a sentiment from the COWBOY LIFE Stamp Set and I stamped that with UNICORN White Pigment Ink.

I added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in MORNING DEW and called it a day.

That's it!

BLOG HOP PRIZE!

There will be 2 $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment on blogs by 11:59 pst on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

That's it!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! DISCOVER more projects on my Youtube Channel. Do be sure to subscribe if you haven't and also tap that notification bell so you don't miss any future videos. As always Thanks So Much for stopping by!

Until next time.

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Cynde Whitlow - YOU ARE HERE

86 comments:

  1. LOVE these, Cynde. Well done. :)

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  2. Gorgeous! I love your sunset through the circle and the silhouette scene.

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  3. Wow, wow, wow! The coloring on the boots, hat and guitar is just FANTASTIC! I love the depth and dimension you get. Lovely.

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  4. Your first card is one of THE prettiest I've ever seen! I just
    L*O*V*E the grouping you did and of course, the coloring is just
    beautiful. (And a bit of humor: I did think of Willie Nelson's
    song due to the sentiment & the boots! lol). And the sunset: stunner!!

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  5. Love your cards and the coloring....well done and tfs

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  6. These masking is SO DANG COOL on that first card! I love it! And what a beautiful background for the second card!

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  7. really love your use of bold color. nice!

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  8. Gorgeous cards Cynde! Love the way you colored the western gear and the sunset is gorgeous!

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  9. Beautiful cards. The idea with the die and acetate is genius. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Lovely cards!!thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Love the "Always on My Mind" Card! Thank you for the opportunity to win! :-)

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  12. I'm not a cowboy person, but you're cards are making want the cowboy boots and I love the sky in your second card.

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  13. I found your blog through the blog hop and wow - what wonderful cards! I'm loving this entire new release line from Hero Arts.

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  14. Fantastic cards !! And it happens I HAVE THIS SUN die !! Yeeehaaa ! I'm so happy to see I'll be able to use it with this desert sunset die !!

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  15. Gorgeous cards! Your coloring and ink blending is stunning!

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  16. Great cards! Love these new styles -

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  17. Fantastic cards Cynde! Love the coloring on the cowboy life image... great masculine look. The safari sunset looks so cool! Such pretty colors!

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  18. Cowboy life is one of my favorites, love the cards you made, especially that blended sunset!

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  19. gorgeous cards - LOVE the coloring:)

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  20. OH MY goodness, does it get any better than this desert set! Wonderful examples. Thank you SO much for helping us.

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  21. I'm in Texas and that first card is close to my heart. Beautiful coloring -- so realistic.

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  22. OH Cindi, Texas is always on my mind! Beautifully colored card!!

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  23. Two gorgeous scenes! Love the sunset as well as the cluster of images with the boots! Great!

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  24. Both of your cards are just beautiful! Love them!!

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  25. Your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Great cards, I like the clean lines of your style.

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  27. Wow, gorgeous cards. Stunning contrast and coloring of the collection of country goodness. Amazing sunset background.

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  28. Two beauties... I especially like your first card... country, pure and simple; beautifully colored. LOVE IT!!

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  29. simply beautiful cards. I love watching you work. Your color combinations are always so lovely and blend so well!

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  30. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous cards!!! Love the red of the cowboy boots!! And the brillant colors of the sunset!!! Fantastic job!!!

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  31. Love that desert sunset card the best but both are lovely!

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  32. Absolutely love your western cards! That first one is gorgeous and the sunset you created is perfect.

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  33. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you.

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  34. I love that desert sun die and your sunset card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Love your cards, especially the first one! Your layering is perfect---something I cannot master! And beautiful coloring! Whoever gets these cards in their mail will be very very happy!

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  36. I really enjoyed your cards. So colorful and fun.

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  37. Great cards. I am going to have to get the new die cut that has the cactus in the window. Great layout and coloring on all cards.

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  38. your cards are amazing Thank you

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  39. Pretty cards! with such beautiful backgrounds!

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  40. Love your coloring on the first and the background on the second.

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  41. I love, love, love your cards! How can I not? I'm a Montana girl. Seriously, they are both great1

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  42. Oh so stunning and beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  43. both are beautiful! really like the sunset one!

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  44. The ink blended sunset is so pretty.

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  45. I adore the ink blended sunset! You color choices are perfect. I’m going to have to use that color palette on a future card. The scene die is awesome too!

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  46. Wow! Both your cards are so beautiful!!! The colouring of this sunset is totally breathless!!! <3

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  47. Love your cards they are beautiful.

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  48. From CAS that I thought was so appealing to WOW! Bold colours & a fantastic die . Love, love, love. Thanks for taking time to make the video. Much appreciated.

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  49. Both cards are so gorgeous. Love the sunset scene.
    Thanks for sharing....

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  50. I love the silhouette look against the vibrant sky!

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  51. Oh the sunset is beautiful!!!

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  52. WOW! To see this outside a window in real life ♥ Love both of your cards! Off to see the video! TFS ♥

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  53. Love the desert sunset card! Thank you for sharing!

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  54. Love them both but the sunset is my favourite. Gorgeous xxx

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  55. Your ink blended sunset is perfection! Absolutely love that card.

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  56. Cynde, awesome cards and great tips!!

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  57. Really cool cards. Love the colors and the layout. Wonderful!

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  58. Both cards are so pretty!
    The colors are so intense.
    That sunset is amazing!

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  59. love the cowboy themed stamps and cards.

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  60. the Cowboy card is my favorite but I like the desert theme silhouette too

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  61. CAS perfection! I especially love that inking on the second card!

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  62. So pretty!! Love the sunset!

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  63. Fantastic cards!! I love the sunset!

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  64. These are great cards, very unique style !
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  65. Both these cards are fabulous. I'm really glad that you were finally able to get the video for the Cowboy Life set up; I would have hated to see all the video work go to waste. Also, my sister used to work in rodeo, so I think she would really enjoy a card made with this set. And the desert nighttime scene? Perfect. I appreciate the idea of doing a little extra with the clouds to incorporate them into a scene; I hadn't thought of that before, but it makes a huge difference. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. I love the cards you created. Your coloring is beautiful and the card are great to give to the men in our lives.

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  67. Your western themed cards are truly beautiful...great coloring. Thanks for sharing them and your videos.

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  68. Great cards. Love the clean lines of the cowboy card

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  69. Your colors in the sunset background are spectacular and the cowboy card is so elegant - love the colors and design!

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  70. Beautiful cards. Love that sunset background.

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  71. Great cards! I love the clean, simple design of your first card. The colorful images really pop off the white background. Your second card is stunning! The sunset is gorgeous against the black desert scene.

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