Stash from the Past - Hero Arts

The constant releases from our favorite companies can be both overwhelming and cause us to forget all the great stamps already in our stash - so I am deliberately going back to my stamp drawers to make some new cards with older supplies.

Today I made two sets of very CAS cards using an older fall themed kit from Hero Arts.

The first set used smaller images stamped out in groups, then adding a tiny bit of pencil coloring and a sentiment.

All the images and sentiments were stamped in Dark Chocolate ink from the Altenew Crisp Ink range.

The simple coloring was made with Polychromos pencils. Super Clean and Simple.

I am entering these cards into two fun challenges - go check them out!

CAS on Friday - Challenge #190 Autumn

Casology - Week 376 DRY

The second lot of cards uses other images from that same Hero Arts kit.

Often I do not stamp sentiments on the front of my cards because I like the simplicity of just having images. 

Here I stamped and gold embossed the vases on colored card stock that I shaded using a sponge dauber and some similar ink color. Then I stamped the branches in Dark Chocolate Altenew Crisp ink and colored using Polychromos pencils. As I had left the stamps in the MISTI, I over stamped in Versmark ink and heat embossed the outline in Clear embossing powder from Hero Arts.

The images were then die cut with coordinating dies and matched together, a branch to a vase.

To ground the images I used strips of Washi tape, and voilà, three more CAS cards!

I am entering these cards into this fortnightly challenge, without using the optional twist:

I would love to be on the Design Team, so wish me luck!

If you like my cards, let me know in the comments below and I hope to see you again soon!


  1. Chinese lanterns are my favorite and this is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

    1. I love These little lanterns too Rose, thank you for your kind words!

  2. I rather like the look of just an image and no sentiment too. Beautiful set of cards, love their simplicity. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  3. Beautiful cards, I often leave my cards sentiment free! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.

  4. Love all your CAS cards& you have inspired me to get some of my older stamps out & play with them instead of ordering new ones all the time. Thanks!!

    1. Thanks Patti, if you are anything like me that is hard to do! To limit my purchases, I try to only buy at my beautiful local stamp store here in Berlin - StempelBar.

  5. So many beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology!


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