Sunday, October 3, 2021

Hero Arts Countdown to Creativity: Coloring on Colored Cardstock!

Hey everybody! It's almost time for the October Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is a festive holiday kit!

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 November 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 Three 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 fun for so many reasons! I can't spill all of the beans yet because this is just a sneak peek so stay tuned because the full release is tomorrow!

This kit has a gorgeous Christmas Tree stamp and I wanted to create a one-layer card with it. I heat embossed the image and sentiment onto Cherry Cardstock using Gold Glitter Embossing Powder. I decided to color the image with my colored pencils but I wasn't able to get the contrast I was hoping for so my coloring just looked, "blah." I basically never throw anything away (I try to fix everything) and this card was no exception.

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I grabbed my fine tipped, colored Posca Pens (acrylic paint pens) and decided to try coloring the tree with those. Because the paint is opaque I was able to get bold colors and make the tree standout on the red background. It was a little hard to color perfectly because the pen tips were larger than some of the tiny details of the stamp but I ended up being happy with how it turned out.
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After that all I had to do was to glue my panel to a cardbase and my card was done!
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Ok! That is it for today but please come back tomorrow for the full kit reveal and more cards! 

Have an awesome day!
Maria



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23 comments:

  1. I love the tree on the red background, so pretty!

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  2. Maria, your one layer card it’s beautiful, I love the combination that you used because these are the Christmas traditional colors and as you said, “the opaque colors” make the whole scene stand out with the beautiful cherry Hues cardstock. I don’t know if the stamp it’s a whole with the top angel, the candle lights and the gift under the tree, the gold embossing powder, the arrangement it’s so pretty. More ideas so when I receive my kit. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Sometimes one layer designs end up being the most creative challenge - and the most fun getting everything just right! I’m amazed to see how bright the colors are over cherry red cardstock (one of my favorites); I’ll have to use more acrylic paints with my stamping. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  4. I love the traditional Christmas colors! The red background is really pretty!

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  5. So pretty.... love the Christmas colors....

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  6. This is a lovely Christmas card. The colours are great.

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  7. The tree looks treemendous on the red card!

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  8. Your color contrast is stunning! Thanks for all of the notes about what you tried and how that all worked out.

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  9. Love this pretty tree! Beautiful card!

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  10. Amazing coloring with the paint pens! At first I thought you had fussy cut the intricate tree but this is beautiful.

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  11. Thanks for talking through the downs and ups on this process. It is always good to hear how folks work around issues. Can't wait to see what is in this months kit and add ons.

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  12. That Cherry cardstock is the perfect background colour for that wonderfully decorated tree & all the gifts.

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  13. Marisela Delgado said: Hola, Maria! I hope you are well. Sending you warm hugs! ☺☺☺ Such a great card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. This is a wonderful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Awesome one layer card. Your coloring is beautiful. Great save.

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  16. That tree on the red background is absolutely beautiful.

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  17. Wow! This card is gorgeous!! Starkly beautiful.

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  18. Beautiful tree and pops much with red background!
    Love it!

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  19. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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