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Exciting News – Hero Arts Creative Team 

by May Park-

DIY coloring layering and ombre background card

Hello, crafty friends! I’m pleased as punch to officially announce that I’ve joined the amazing Hero Arts Creative Team. I am still pinching myself. Make sure to check out the Hero Arts blog as they announce a new member – yes, that’s me- today.

Here is what I came up with right after I received a design team box full of Hero Arts products last week:

HeroArts_ColorLayeringCard_May_with Watermark

I made a fun encouragement card using ombre background and color layering. Two fishes exploring the sea with fearless! Don’t they look so ambitious? While making the card, I realized that how much I missed this kind of cards. Something witty, catchy, and creative!

I love to tell a story with the images I put together for my card. To help you understand what I mean, I made a photo collage with 9 samples:

9 DIY Creative Card Ideas with Storytelling

9 Creative Card Ideas with Storytelling 

If you want more details of any of these projects, please click the links above.

DIY coloring layering card idea

I had so much fun making this card, and really love how it turned out. I also made a video tutorial showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube :

How to Make an Encouragement Card with Color Layering & Ombre Background 

  1. Stamp the wave pattern from Wave Pattern Background using Ombre Tide Pool to Navy ink.
  2. Stamp the fishes from Color Layering Goldfish stamp set and die cut them using coordinating dies. (Inks used for big fish : Pale Tomato and Crimson, small fish : Soft Cantaloupe and Pale Tomato)
  3. Make a couple of slits using a kraft knife and put the die cut fishes in the slits using foam squares.
  4. Ink the colors along the edge of A2 sized top folding card using Ombre ink and sponge dauber.
  5. Mount the background panel on the card front using a double sided tape.
  6. White emboss the sentiment from the Dare To Dream stamp set using white embossing powder.
  7. Add some Glossy Accents to the eyes and finish off the card with clear gemstones.

DIY coloring layering and ombre background card

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


  1. Rubeena

    I hadn’t realized this – congratulations!!! Just stalking your blog for inspiration! LOL

    15 . Apr . 2016
  2. TaeEun

    Congratulations, May!! It’s a great pleasure to see your storytelling card again!!!

    05 . Mar . 2016
  3. Laura Janel

    Congratulations May!!

    03 . Mar . 2016
  4. Maggie B

    Hi May ~ So excited for you!! Congratulations!! Good to know that Hero Arts now knows you’re aMAYzing too!! ~HUGS~

    02 . Mar . 2016
  5. bearydo

    This is so pretty! Love the card – the colors are so beautiful, and I love the scene! Welcome to the team!! SO happy to have you!! 🙂

    02 . Mar . 2016
  6. conil

    Yes, I did love your video, but LOVE your card more. What an amazing & encouraging story you’ve told…and one that’s so beautifully colored. Your English is coming along very well.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  7. jintyoo7

    Wonderful news!! Congratulations. LOVE your card – it is amazing, and your style is so very unique 🙂

    02 . Mar . 2016
  8. Kathy H

    Congratulations May! I’m looking forward to seeing your work on the Hero Arts blog.

    02 . Mar . 2016
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    02 . Mar . 2016
  10. Suzy Q

    Congrats, you deserve it and great card to start. Can’t wait to see what else you create. 🙂

    02 . Mar . 2016
  11. Mary-Anne V.

    Wonderful card. Congrats so happy for you and us (more projects/blogs to enjoy!).

    02 . Mar . 2016
  12. ashamartins

    A well deserved honour, May! So happy for you. Exciting times ahead.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  13. bethholt4

    That is so exciting! Can’t wait to see what you create with Hero Arts!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  14. Miriam Prantner

    Congratulations May! SO exciting!!!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  15. June K

    Congratulations! Look forward to seeing your Hero Arts projects.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  16. Michele F

    There isn’t a person I can think of that is more deserving of this spot!! May!!! Congratulations! Now I’m off to watch you create this darling, story-telling, scene! xx

    02 . Mar . 2016
  17. Celeste Goff

    Wow, congratulations May! Well deserved!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  18. Laura P.

    Hi May! Congratulations on your creative team news! I have been a huge fan of your work since you were on the Neat & Tangled blog. Today’s card is as stunning as always!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  19. Deepti Stephens

    YAY!! BIG CONGRTULATIONS, May. So happy for you my dear friend 🙂
    Beautiful card, btw!

    02 . Mar . 2016

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