Welcome to the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release for April 2022. You should have arrived here from Channin’s blog. Our fun and floral April kit is a celebration of spring as well as the amazing people in all of our lives. It features a gorgeous cling background with bees and flowers. Three layering stencils make the coloring process easy; simply pair them with the inks and blending brush included in the kit, and you’ll quickly have cards in fresh spring colors. Combine the “amazing” word die with the mix and match messages in the stamp set for expressing thanks, celebrating birthdays, sending Mother’s Day greetings and more. We’ve also included dies for highlighting select images from the background, and the kit is rounded out with enamel embellishments which complement the ink colors perfectly.
• 3″ x 4″ Clear Stamp Set
• 6″ x 6″ Cling Stamp
• 3 6″ x 6″ Color Layering Stencils
• 3 Frame Cuts
• Word Fancy Die & Frame
• 3 Ink Cubes (Rose Madder, Green Apple, Cotton Candy)
• Ink Blending Brush (size may vary)
• Spring Enamel Dots
For my card today I pulled in a pretty color palette with purples and black. This color combo is very striking on a card. Using a larger piece of Hero Arts Dove White cardstock, I heat embossed the bold print background stamp in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. Next it was time to add color.
Since I already knew who I would be sending this card to and I know she loves purple, I used Hero Arts Orchid and Soft Purples inks for the flowers and Hero Arts Green Hills ink for the leaves. To add it the deep black color, I used Copic markers which I will share with you in the tutorial. Once the coloring was complete, I cut the panel in half diagonally.
To keep the card simple, I placed the panel on the card base overlapping at the corners, added a simple sentiment with a few Hero Arts Enamel dots and gold dashes finished off the card nicely. Let me share with you how to put this card together in the below tutorial.
You can watch the tutorial here or over on my YouTube channel mzdanajoy. Affiliate inks have been used at no cost to you. I believe the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit for April 2022 will definitely make your card making super easy.
We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, April 10th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
I also have a bonus card for you using the New Shoes and Fancy Hat Dies. These dies make wonderful Mother’s Day cards or birthday cards. I love a happy and bright card and rainbows make everything better.
For this card I blended Hero Arts inks in the following colors: Strawberry, Tangerine, Dandelion, Lime Green, Soft Pool and Passion Flower to ink up my pretty background along with a few spritz of Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. Next I die cut several hats from the following cardstock: Cherry, Papaya, Canary, Kiwi, Paradise and Amethyst. I also cut out a few from Dove White card stock so I could paper piece either the brim or the band around the hats.
To add a little bit of depth on each hat, I used a Copic marker to add in some shading. Using the same marker colors, I added color to the flowers I die cut from the die set. Keeping the card simple, I stamped a happy mother’s day greeting from the Let’s Celebrate stamp set also from Hero Arts.
Next on the hop is Daniel. Enjoy the hop and good luck on the giveaway.