Thursday, August 19, 2021


You will get a lot of bang for your buck with the Hero Arts Birthday Message cover plate die!  Not only was I able to make two cards with my designs today, I had letters left over to make a third card.  My cards today are in keeping with our A Blog Named Hero Challenge this month which is background basics.

I die cut the cover plate from pp and black on my first card.  I adhered the pp cut atop a copper metallic card base.  Then adhered the black piece over that - shifted it to give a shadow effect and trimmed off a bit of overhang. The copper card base give a great bit of shine to the card.

For my second card I used a black card base.  Die cut the orange piece of cs and trimmed to 4x5.25 and glued on top of the black.  Then glued all the orange letters back in place, then the black letters on top and then the patterned letters for the final layer - nice raised texture. These will make great fall birthday cards in these colors.

There's still time to enter this month's challenge on Instagram (#abnhaugustchallenge) and have a chance to win one of two gift cards from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Two stunners Betty. It's a great background die and love how you did it.

  2. Just love both of these with that bold background, Betty!! You chose gorgeous papers!!

  3. Wow--what a statement that die makes! Love both cards & how you got 2 different looks!


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