It’s a beautiful day because it is release day for Hero Arts! And this month’s My Monthly Hero kit does not disappoint with its gorgeous scenery. Let’s take a look at the kit.
|Kit Contents:||• 3″ x 4″ Clear Stamp Set|
|• 4 Color Layering Stencils (5.25″ x 6.5″)|
|• 6 Coordinating Frame Cuts|
|• 4 Ink Cubes (Caramel, Sand, Tangerine, Pine)|
|• 5 Sheets Luxe White Watercolor Paper (5.5″ x 8.5″)|
|• Bronze PearlEx (0.11 oz.)|
Kit Value: $70
Kit Cost: $34.99
For my first card, I used the stencils in a pretty traditional way. I did add a bit of fine details to give it a different look. Let’s get to it!
Hero Arts did a fantastic job of labeling these stencils in order but in reality, there isn’t a wrong way to do it. I didn’t follow the order for this card and I’m very happy with the final result. Starting with some white cardstock, I used the stencils to ink blend all the colors. When the panel was finished, I used the blending brushes to add a bit more color to the areas I thought were too white (sky and part of the ground) for a soft look. On a separate piece of white cardstock, I ink blended a cactus and smaller plant. Cacti have some beautiful flowers and I thought the smaller plant would work for a flower. These were die cut and set aside.
For some extra definition, I used a black fine liner to add details to the rock with help from the stencil. It really defines it just a bit more. I also added a some white gel pen to areas. The panel was cut down and a matte was added. I also stamped the sentiment on Sand cardstock and trimmed to size. The sentiment and cactus were added with some extra scrap pieces glued behind for dimension. I cut birds from black cardstock to add in the sky. If you don’t have any dies for this, it would be very simple to add them with a black pen/marker. The finished panel was added to an A2 top folding card base.
- My Monthly Hero August 2022
- Dove White Cardstock
- Sand Cardstock
- Black Fine Liner Pen
- White Gel Pen
- Reactive Inks: Green Apple, Key Lime Fizz, Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, Splash, Rootbeer.
- Inks: Just Rust, Raspberry Jam, Rose Madder (Azalea), Green Hills, Intensified Black.
- Sky Scene Dies (Birds)
My second card for today uses just part of the stencil for a simple/cleaner look.
I started with a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch white panel and masked off a portion of it. I used the area of the stencil with the cacti for my focal point of the card. I ink blended through the stencils for the ground/background. I then ink blended the cacti and “flowers” on a separate piece of cardstock and die cut. Extra die cut pieces were cut for added dimension behind the cacti and glued together. I really love that parts of the scene go into the white space of the card.
The sentiment would have been obscured by the cactus in front so a bit of stamp surgery had to be done. Have no fear though… it goes back together quite easily! I cut the stamp apart in order to lengthen it and stamped it in black ink. The cacti were adhered to the panel with some of the extra “flowers”. I added a few clear drops because an Oasis needs water right?! The panel was cut down on the top and bottom with a small strip of sand cardstock added for a matte. It was then adhered to a top folding white card base.
|GIVEAWAY:||We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, August 7th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.|
Thanks so much for joining me today! Have fun and stay crafty with this kit!