Video: Zodiac Birthday Background | Hero Arts


August, 21, 2017

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card to share using the Zodiac Birthday stamp set which was released as an add-on for the August My Monthly Hero kit. I started off by taking a piece of paper from the Pool Mix Layering Papers collection and die cut this using the 5th largest die from the Rectangle Infinity Dies set. I then took all of the star signs from the Zodiac Birthday set and stamped these on to it using Versamark Ink.

Zodiac Birthday by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I used all of the signs as I am not making this card for any one in mind but if you knew in advance, you could repeatedly stamp their star sign for the background. I applied Sparkle Embossing Powder and then heat set it. I then took the Aegean Bold Ink and with an ink blending tool, blended the ink over the piece, making it darker towards the edges. The panel was added to a white A2 card base with foam sheet.

Zodiac Birthday by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

On to a piece of black cardstock, I stamped the 'happy birthday' sentiment using Versamark Ink and applied White Embossing Powder. This was heat set and then the piece was cut in to a thin strip. I added this to a vellum heart that was cut with the 4th smallest of the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies. This piece was then added to the card. To finish off, I added a sequin from the Champagne Ombre Mix along with two from the Frosty Ombre mix (both will be available in the shop on the 23rd August).

You can see how I made the card in the video here:


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Thanks so much for stopping by today, happy stamping!


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Cindy C.

August 21, 2017

So pretty!!


August 22, 2017

Very versatile card with all the signs on it. I imagine it is really sparkles with the embossed images on the background. TFS


August 22, 2017

Beautiful card, as usual with Michelle ! Ideal for a gift of a pack of cards.

Kathy E

August 22, 2017

This is a lovely card, one that could build up your Birthday stock in your card box for birthdays that sneak up on you! Thank YOU!


August 22, 2017

Hi Michelle,
Love the card and your technique, especially with the Tsquare and ruled mat. That’s how you keep things so straight!

Question – when you cleaned up the pile of embossing powder, what tool did you use? It looked like a lint brush.



August 22, 2017

Looks great!

Cassie D

August 23, 2017

Love this! I think the zodiacs are perfect for personalizing a card.


August 24, 2017

I really enjoyed your video, Michelle! I’d love to have a stash of this pretty card ready for birthdays!

Shona Austin

August 29, 2017

Subtle, but oh so effective. Thanks for the ideas.


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