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.
Dawne Wilcox says
Wow!! Gorgeous card!! The hats are amazing too,I love the rainbow and wish I had a rainbow of hats just like those!
Nancy Knapp says
Great cards! I like how you cut the bold print diagonally on your card. It changes up the card design wonderfully and easily. And the hats make a great colorful card too! Thanks for sharing.
Dee Earnshaw says
oooh what delightful cards – LOVE the hat card – so colorful
Susie sonnier says
The rainbow hat card….so great
Cheryl Murphy says
LOVE the hats-an extraordinary card-bold, bright and beautiful.
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the hats! GORGEOUS Cards!
Shirley Desrochers says
I adore your cards!
Sharon Gullikson says
The dark background for the flowers looks really elegant. Nice idea.
I love the cards, I love the color palette on the first card.
Barbara Moore says
I love your colors w the floral card but absolutely love the hats.
Maryann Ferry says
ooh, I love the purple flowers & black background. Very classy. And I also love the rainbow hats card. Nice work!
The square card with stitched triangle is such a clever idea! Thanks for the inspiration!
Melissa Leftrick says
These are such pretty cards!!! Thank you for sharing! So creative!
Wow I love what you created with this kit. These are amazing cards. The colors just pop on the hat card.
Alma Dirpaul says
Your rainbow hat card made my heart flutter a little!!
Linda Price says
Your bonus card with the rainbow of hats is perfect for Mother’s Day. I like the look of of your kit card-and when my kit arrives I’m going to do the step-by-step along with the video. Your tips are helpful.
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! Love all the great colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy Younker says
Hi Dana, what joyful cards! Love your diagonal twist with the background stamp. I’m crazy about the rainbow of hats. So fun!
Helen F says
Gorgeous cards Dana. I love the beautiful purples with the gold on the floral card and the rainbow hats are soo sweet!! Love these dies – so many uses. Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! 🙂
Marisela Delgado says
Lynne T says
Your cards are beautiful!
Margaret k says
Nancy Tolan says
I love rainbow colors so I was immediately drawn to the hat card, its great.
Robin L McAuley says
Love your colors! And the hat card is presh!
Sue D says
I like your beautiful and colorful cards.
Lauryne Cunningham says
What a fantastic kit! Your cards are so pretty! I love the hats!
Love your first card – the gold and purple look stunning together!
Tracy Timm says
all the cards you created with this kit are just beautiful!
Two wonderful cards that showcase the kit lproducts. I love the black and purple colour combo and the rainbows of hats has such vivid colours.
Donna Phelan says
YOWZA! Those deep rich colors with the gold look AHmazing! So beautiful! And your hats are spectacular–love how colorful it is! What a great Kit!
Judy Inukai says
Love the card design. It was fun watching the card come to life in the video. The card with the hats is so bright and cheery. Love the colors.
Liz Grant says
I adore these cards! Somehow your cards always catch my eye, but WOW, your mother’s day card with the hats is STUNNING! I love the rainbow-on-rainbow effect that you used. This month’s kit and add-ons are so exciting
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
Lovely projects! LOVE that gorgeous orchid color, and the rainbow Mother’s Day card is so cheerful, vibrant and pretty!
Andre M. says
The dark background really makes those florals stand out and the rainbow design is so cute!
Nice design shares. I like the color idea for the first card.
Sheri Kempke says
Love your gorgeous cards! The purple that looks like an envelope is lovey and those rainbow hats, just so fun and pretty!
Sheri Willard says
I absolutely love both of your cards! Thank you for sharing.
Alexandra Y says
Such beautiful cards!!! The rainbow of hats is STUNNING!
Brenda roemer says
Loved your hat card. Beautiful rainbow effect.
Janice Anello says
Your color combos are amazing!
Tracy Rivera says
Love your color choices and composition!
Your card designs are beautiful as always!
Olivia Beatty says
Love your color choices. I can’t wait to get my kit
Kelsey Thomas says