Card Sets by Guest Designer George Panayiotou

Today we have another very special guest joining us. It’s George Panayiotou, joining us all the way from Cyprus! George is an active member of our Flickr group, and has won our challenges four times in the past! We love his bold use of color on his gorgeous cards. Take it away, George!

Hi everyone! It’s George here and I am very excited to be sharing three card ideas on the Hero Arts blog! A dream come true!

I came up with three card ideas, perfect for spring season using the Stamp Your Own Plant and Shine Bright sets, as well as the Thankful rubber stamp, all from the 2015 spring release. Also, they are easy to mass-produce and they make great card sets!

The Stamp Your Own Plant clear set is so versatile and fun to use. For this card set, I decided to go for a classy, clean and simple look. I simply heat embossed the leaves on some watercolor paper and applied Distress Inks on top. Then I sprayed some water with Perfect Pearls for some shine. I used an old but favorite Classic Message set to heat emboss in black the sentiment and I added everything behind a white panel with a die cut window.


Find out how to make these cards — click for complete supplies and instructions.

The next two card sets feature the Shine Bright clear set  along with the Stamp Your Own Plant set. I find they work together perfectly!

For this card set, the images are stamped and heat embossed in white. Then, I added randomly Distress Inks along with water for an artsy result…and loads of splatters. I can’t get enough!


Find out how to make these cards — click for complete supplies and instructions.

The last set involves a bit of masking and some Hero Arts shadow ink blending. After the main sentiment was heat embossed in gold, I masked the center area, stamped and white heat embossed the images. After all the embossing powder was smoothly melted, I applied Hero Arts Shadow inks starting on the mask and moving my way out with a blending tool.  I like how smoothly they dry out and some colors they lightly color the embossing powder. Fun!


Find out how to make these cards — click for complete supplies and instructions.

We hope George has inspired you to create some card sets, they are always useful to have on hand and the sets also make great gifts! And thank you George for sharing your talents with us today!

Thanks for stopping by,


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