Wednesday, September 1, 2021


A Blog Named Hero is now an Instagram challenge - the challenge will begin on the 1st of the month and end on the 26th as usual - and there will still be two great gift cards from Hero Arts - so be sure to check us out over at Instagram (#abnhseptemberchallenge) or on Facebook at A Blog Named Hero.  Our challenge this month is CAS - clean and simple. 

To me CAS has always meant lots of white space, uncluttered and one focal image.  I used the Leaves and Vines background die to impress the front of the card for some texture.  Then I die cut the hibiscus and leaves from the same white and just blended some color on them.  Added the enamel dots and the sentiment and done.  Lots of white, no clutter and your eye goes to the focal point. 
Here's another card with the same product, design and colors but much more cluttered - I would put this in the clean and layered category if there is such a thing!
On this card I die cut the leaves and vines and mounted on acetate (attached to a white back).  Did the same flower arrangement and added a circle on the outside and in the same place on the inside white base for a place to write a note.  If you would like to know how I did the acetate part check out Jennifer McGuire's video.
Be sure to check out our September Challenge (#abnhseptemberchallnge) and enter your CAS card.
Thanks for stopping by.



  1. For me it's nice the challenge is now held on IG. So much quicker than writing blog posts. Love seeing how the dies can have very different looks with differet colors & centers! Both beautiful, but that first one has my heart!

  2. Both cards are just beautiful!! With the first card, I especially love the tender colors.

  3. Oooo just love the leaves and vines embossed, Betty - will have to try mine that way! Love the die cut one on acetate too!! Pretty hibiscus flowers too!!


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