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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. Mary-Anne V.

    Wonderful cards…love the shark card…that set is great and with the sentiments.

    18 . May . 2017

    Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

    18 . May . 2017
  3. Karen Kashiwagi

    Very clever idea using the shark’s head and sentiments attached! I will use this idea with other “heads”, flowers, etc!!!

    18 . May . 2017
  4. Sandy Small

    Your shark card with the sentiments making up the body is great! I also liked how you used the rainbow to make a wave background. Very creative!

    18 . May . 2017
  5. Kathy H

    Love the sentiments in this set!

    18 . May . 2017
  6. Sharon Taylor

    Loving the shark set. Coming from Australia I think this would be a fantastic set to get and the sentiments are wonderful.

    18 . May . 2017
  7. Julie Booker

    I love how you used different sentiments on the shark card to create a really fun message. Totally awesome and inspirational!

    18 . May . 2017
  8. FeM

    Your cards are awesome.

    18 . May . 2017
  9. Terebene

    I like how you put multiple sentiments together on the shark card!

    18 . May . 2017
  10. Louanne Collins

    Cute cards – fun release! I am loving the new sea turtles in this release.!

    18 . May . 2017
  11. nanagretchen

    Lovely cards May!

    18 . May . 2017
  12. Angelique Vela

    Great cards, May.

    18 . May . 2017

    Love the parrot. It’s my favorite and I can’t wait to have it home in my stash! Beautiful cards!

    18 . May . 2017
  14. Kirsty Vittetoe

    Beautiful and fun collection!

    18 . May . 2017
  15. sherry butcher

    wonderful cards, love this summer collection. Thanks for sharing.

    18 . May . 2017
  16. Mary Holshouser

    Great cards.
    so many wonderful ideas.
    thanks for sharing.

    18 . May . 2017
  17. janscraps

    Nice cards, like the shark body idea!

    18 . May . 2017
  18. Verna Angerhofer

    I love all the wonderful cards you made with these new sets. Thanks so much for sharing.

    18 . May . 2017
  19. cmayne

    An assortment of WOW showcases, May! I’m especially taken with your shark card; this set has perfect images to make cards for – and with – my nephew!

    18 . May . 2017
  20. Susan T

    I love the shark card and all the sentiments. Guess you couldn’t stop at just

    18 . May . 2017
  21. Bertha

    I really like the color scheme on the parrot card. Thanks for sharing!

    18 . May . 2017
  22. Katie Mowery

    May these are awesome! I love how you used images from each set a little bit differently! So clever and creative! The shark is my fav!! 😀

    18 . May . 2017
  23. Maria Giselle B.

    Love the hill heart!

    18 . May . 2017
  24. Linda Tasset

    Beautiful release and cards!

    18 . May . 2017
  25. Cherryl Sabado

    Beautiful cards! Loved them all!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    18 . May . 2017

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