45 years have fluttered by May 30, 2019 It has been so much fun this month celebrating with Hero Arts and their 45 years of bringing us amazing stamping products.I purchased my first Hero Arts stamp over 30 years ago and I still have all the catalogues I purchased from them as well. Browsing through them brings back wonderful memories of projects I created with their stamps.For today’s share I’m actually using a couple of NEW stamp sets I recently purchased. I wanted to create a simple card but add interest by layering ink on the background.I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper and then used the Teal Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor to add a light wash over the left side.Next, I used the Rain Dance Hero Stencil and the Green Apple Ink with my Life Changing Brush to add a little contrasting detail to my background. (you know me and green and blue – love it together).The final step for the background was to use my Misty Stamp Positioner to stamp 3 of the butterfly stamps from New Day Butterflies Combo set in black in and to try and resist the urge to color them haha.I layered this to a piece of Kiwi card stock before attaching it to my Hero Arts Adriatic card base. I stamped another single butterfly onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock with the Hero Arts Intense Black ink and used my copics to color it before cutting it out with the coordinating dies.The final piece for the card was white heat embossing the sentiment onto a scrap of black. the sentiment is from a New to me set “hand drawn Everyday Messages” and I love the font in this set.Congratulations to you Hero Arts on your 45 years, and for being such a positive leader to this stamping community of ours. Here’s to many more successful years ahead.Visit my personal blog here for a free PDF download of today’s Celebrate card.