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Summer Themed Clean and Simple Cards

by May Park-


Hello, and welcome to the Hero Arts 2017 Summer Catalog Blog Hop. If you came from the amazing Wanda’s blog, you are right on track! To celebrate a release of 2017 Summer Catalog Collection, I created FOUR clean and simple one layer cards. Here are what I came up with:

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For my first card, I started by creating a sea themed background using ombre inks: Mermaid and Tide Pool to Navy. After stamping the shark head image from the Narwhal stamp set, I stamped a variety of sentiments from the Narwhal stamp set to form a shape of shark body.

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I created a tropical scene using the Color Layering Parrot stamp set which offers layers of parrot goodness to stamp in just about any array of bright colors. I used various Hero Arts Shadow Inks for a fun, colorful look.

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For the next card, I stamped the unicorn image from the Unicorn Stamp & Cut. Then I created a hill image by stamping a heart image multiple times. After coloring my images with Copic markers, I stamped the sentiment from the same set to finish off the card.

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For my last card, I stamped the rainbow image from Unicorn Stamp & Cut repeatedly to create a sea with waves. After masking off the waves, I stamped whale mages from the Narwhal Stamp Set and colored them with Copic markers. I finished off my card with the sentiment from the Manatee Stamp & Cut.

Untitled-4Make sure to visit the Hero Arts Store to check out their brand new 2017 Summer Catalog Collection.


Hero Arts is giving away THREE $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Be sure to leave a comment below by Wednesday, 5/24 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winners the following week.

Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the talented Amy’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
May Park (you’re here!)
Amy Tsuruta (your next stop!)
Cheiron Brandon
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jenn Shurkus
Clare Prezzia
Tracie Pond
Michelle Short
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson


  1. memalagene

    AWESOME cards, I especially love your! Great release!

    25 . May . 2017
  2. Bea

    I love the koalas. So cute! Your cards are beautiful. I love the watercolors.

    24 . May . 2017
  3. kjudy1

    Super cards! What fantastic new stamp sets!

    24 . May . 2017
  4. Meghan P.

    You are stunningly creative! Love how you used all the sentiments to create the shark’s body – just amazing. It’s perfect in that ombre ocean. And I adore how you used the rainbow to create graphic waves for the narwhal’s to play in. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    24 . May . 2017
  5. Janet Trapp

    Super fun cards and release!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

    24 . May . 2017
  6. Brenda Ryan

    I love the mound of hearts under the unicorn. So clever!

    24 . May . 2017
  7. Helen F.

    How FUN! Love your creative cards, May!

    23 . May . 2017
  8. hilhashi

    Awesome! Thanks, May for sharing your talent with all of us!

    23 . May . 2017
  9. mandalj

    Love the ideas you’ve shown for backgrounds – the hill of hearts, the sea of rainbows! The shark is so clever and I love the bright colours of the parrot card!

    23 . May . 2017
  10. Kaylene

    Your cards are lovely but your creativity with the shark one is freaky. So cool.

    23 . May . 2017
  11. Tess Vogts

    Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing with us!

    23 . May . 2017
  12. Dorothy S

    That “crazy bird” is so fun!

    22 . May . 2017
  13. Barbara Baxter

    Such a variety of cards! I especially like the parrot card! Another great Hero Arts release.

    22 . May . 2017
  14. Angie Hall

    Thanks for all the wonderful cards showcasing the new stamps from HA. The layering parrot is very impressive.

    21 . May . 2017
  15. kareljennings

    Your cards are just plain fun! Love the parrot!

    21 . May . 2017
  16. Deborah Kaye

    Your cards are wonderful! Vivid and bright! I especially like the shark body made from words.

    21 . May . 2017
  17. Dana M

    Fabulous cards and release! Such varied images and subjects, something for everyone!

    21 . May . 2017
  18. Christy Q

    Beautiful cards, May! Love the bold sentiment on your first card.

    21 . May . 2017
  19. Helen Miller

    I love the technique you used on the shark card! How clever

    20 . May . 2017

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