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Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #11

Jun 26, 2020 Hero Arts

We hope you're enjoying our Stay Crafty with Hero Challenges here on our blog. We're certainly having fun sharing them with you! It's time for our 11th challenge, and this time the theme is One Layer Cards! For this challenge, resist your urge to add layers, and just keep it simple! We can't wait to see your clean designs. We'll include all of the challenge details further down this post, but first, here's some inspiration from Channin!

Hello, friends! It’s Channin here and I’m excited to share a clean and simple card I created for this week’s challenge!! I love single layer cards but they can sometimes seem a little flat. So I chose to use the Color Layering Howling Wolf stamp set to add depth to my card with the incredible layered images!!

First, I first stamped the solid moon from the Color Layering Howling Wolf set in Sea Salt Reactive Ink onto the front of a Sand A2 Side Folded card base. I stamped it several times with this ink to make the moon more opaque. Next I partially inked up the lower right corner of the moon in Fog Reactive Ink and then stamped it to create a gradation. I then removed the stamp, positioned the next layer for the moon in my MISTI and stamped it in Wet Cement. After I had stamped this detail layer in Wet Cement, I then partially inked the lower right corner in Charcoal and stamped once more.

Next, I positioned the most solid layer for the wolf, picked it up with my MISTI and then stamped it in Pumpkin Pie. I then positioned the next layer of the wolf and stamped it in Caramel. I finished the wolf by stamping the detail layer in Cup O’ Joe. 

I stamped my sentiment in INTENS-ified Black and lastly finished the card by adding a scored border which I created with my score board to narrow and somewhat ground the scene. 

I hope you enjoyed my card! I can’t wait to see all your creations for this challenge! 

Now it's your turn - we'd absolutely love for you to join us! We want to encourage you to actually sit down and enjoy the process of creating. We know it is a source of fun, relaxation and stress relief - something we all can use a bit more of right now. Create a new card for this challenge with the theme One Layer Cards. Use the Inlinkz tool at the very bottom of this post to link up your card, and you will be entered into our drawing. We will be giving a $35 gift certificate randomly to one person who plays along! To link up your project, you need to share it publicly somewhere you can grab the link - this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account - anything that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up.

We, of course, encourage you to use your favorite Hero Arts products. But any and all entries are eligible for consideration. We really care most about you bringing a little inky joy into your life. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, July 16 at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway, and the winner will be announced when we announce our new challenge on Friday, July 17. Scroll down below the product thumbnails to find the linkup! If you share your project on social media, we'd love if you'd use the #staycraftywithhero hashtag.

The previous challenge was Build A Scene - a big thanks to everyone who played along! Our random winner is Annette Reed, who created this amazing pop-up scene inside her card using products from our March release.

Congratulations Annette! Email us at with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.

Here's to connection, creativity, inspiration, and kindness. ❤

Click on products to shop:
CM455 Color Layering Howling Wolf -...
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PS407 Hero Hues Sand Side Folded...
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AF434 Sea Salt Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF433 Fog Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF213 Wet Cement Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF236 Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink -...
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AF255 Pumpkin Pie Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF332 Caramel Bold Ink - Hero Arts
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AF214 Cup O' Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad -...
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MT310 MISTI Mini Hero Black - Hero Arts
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Enter our contest by linking your project below! Please enter your name in the caption area. By linking your project, you are giving us permission to feature your card on our blog, social media or newsletter, crediting you as the artist.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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3 Responses

Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

July 09, 2020

Thank you for the fun challenge! One layer cards are always a challenge for me. Heroscapes made it easy! Congrats to the winner.

Janis in ID

Janis in ID

June 29, 2020

Congratulations to the winner with her gorgeous card!! Yay!
Thank you for this challenge. OLCs are not my usual style so it was fun to try something a little different. Channin’s card is fabulous!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

June 26, 2020

Gorgeous one-layer with the wolf and moon – love it!! Congrats to Annette – enjoy your prize!!

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