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A Blog Named Hero: May Challenge!

Hi everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge on A Blog Named Hero… Shaped cards. I don’t always make too many of these types of cards but I had so much fun playing with non traditional ideas. I hope after seeing this, you might give it a try too!

I started with a scored and folded piece of white cardstock. I used the largest of Hero Arts Hexagon dies to die cut the card base. To ensure that it stays together and opens like a normal card, I just made sure to hang the die over the top of the fold so it would not cut. I then ink blended a bit of Summer Sky in to the top panel. Using the Cloudy Sky Scene dies, I cut clouds from white cardstock and the sun from Canary, Mustard, and Pumpkin. I layered the sun pieces, adhered them with glue and continued to add the cloud pieces. I popped up the top cloud pieces due to the thickness of the sun layers by using some scrap pieces of cardstock (you’ll never see them). At this point, I added my sentiment “Sending my love” using my Misti and black pigment ink.

I used the Airplane fancy die to cut 3 colors of cardstock: white, Paradise, and Adriatic. I then simply cut different sections out of the plane and pieced them all together to achieve the multicolored plane. I also took the propeller from the white cardstock, added embossing ink and platinum embossing powder (I did this multiple times) for a raised metallic look.

I adhered my plane to the front panel and for that little extra… I also added the birds which really give it some movement.

Supply List:


Hexagon dies

Hero Arts Cardstock

Summer Sky Ink

Cloudy Sky Scene Dies

Airplane Fancy Die

Embossing Ink

Platinum Embossing powder


Black Pigment Ink

Thanks for visiting today and I can’t wait to see what kind of shaped card you come up with! Stay crafty friends!

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