Sunday, September 5, 2021

Hero Arts Countdown to Creativity: Gorgeous Sunflowers!

Hey everybody! It's almost time for the August Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is absolutely gorgeous!

But first, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! 

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the October release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly!

Today is Day One of the Countdown to Creativity and I've got a sneak peek of this month's kit to share with you... and this month's kit is mindblowingly amazing! This month's kit has a gorgeous, large sunflower stamp. Even more amazing than that it's got a five piece layering set of stencils that makes it so incredibly easy for you to quickly and perfectly color this image in!

For this card I stamped my image in Onyx Pigment ink and heat embossed it in clear. Then I used the stencil set to add my color using blending brushes. I cut the image out with the coordinating die and set it aside.
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Next, I cut a piece of Paradise cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5 and partially inkblended it using Blue Hawaii ink. I wanted the die background to be darker behind the sunflowers. I added the flowers with foam tape and then splattered my whole cardfront with White Glimmer Metallic ink.
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I layered up my "hello" sentiment in black and white and glued that to my card. The final touch was to add some clear sequins.

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Ok, you guys! That's it for today but please come back on Tuesday so I can share the whole kit and a really fun foiling technique with you!

Have a great day!
Maria



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20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the splatters.

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  2. Maria, those bright yellow sunflowers against that beautifully blended blue background makes me think of a perfect sunny fall day. Wonderful!

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  3. So pretty! The sunflowers really pop against the blue background!

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  4. Love that blue background and the splatters. The sunflowers are beautiful.

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  5. Very pretty! Good contrast with the background.

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  6. Vibrant card! with the splatters and the white hello backed with black, and of course the coloring of the sunflowers!

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  7. Gorgeous card, love the bright background. The sunflowers look so real. Great job!

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  8. Beautiful, Maria! The slightly darker background really makes a difference!

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  9. Love that white glimmer metallic accent to highlight those beautiful sunflowers.

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  10. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! I love that pretty sunflower! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  11. Love the colorful background that absolutely makes the sunflowers pop! Your card is so delightful!

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  12. The bright yellow flowers on the blue. background really pop! Thanks for sharing your inspiring card!

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  13. Love the bright sunflowers on the blue background.

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  14. I love your background and makes those beautiful sunflowers pop! I can’t wait to see the whole set.

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  15. Great card, beautiful background and splatters. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great card. So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration. Love those sunflowers.

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  17. These cards are so pretty! Your color choices are great.

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  18. Hi, Maria - I like the blue background for the gorgeous sunflower card. Your work is always exquisite. Thanks for sharing your talent. My favorite card of the ones you shared is the spectacular leaves card. Wow - blew me away!! So beautiful!!
    Am extremely happy with this HA release!
    Lori S in PA

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