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Good afternoon! Today is the release day for the Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero kit and it’s awesome!! You should have arrived from May but if not, you can head to the Hero Arts Blog to start at the beginning! The January kit is now available for purchase at Hero Arts but once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good so make sure to head over and shop soon!
The kit contains:
- A 4″x6″ clear stamp set
- A set of 18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set
- Five ink cubes: Tide Pool, Mint Julep, Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Strawberry
- 2 Wood grain Size A1 Envelopes
- 2 Wood grain Size A2 Envelopes
- 4 half sheets of Wood grain card stock
- 2 Pool colored Envelopes
- 2 Tide colored Envelopes
- 2 Shallows colored envelopes
- Red Wax cord – 8 yards
Here’s what I created using the kit:
I love all the individual flowers in the kit stamp set and decided to use them to create a watercolored bouquet! I stamped the bouquet wrapper with pumice stone distress ink and softened the lines with a damp paintbrush. Then I stamped the flowers using picked raspberry, festive berries, and candied apple distress inks and blended the color out into the petals. I also watercolored the bow with candied apple and barn door distress inks and the greenery with mowed lawn distress ink.
Once they dried I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts intense black ink. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a red card base. No line watercoloring used to really make me nervous but I’ve learned to not try to control things too much. I think the end result is much better when I allow the paint to move a little more freely. What do you think? 🙂
To celebrate the release Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop so make sure you leave a comment at each hop stop for the most chances to win! If you win and have already purchased the kit you will be reimbursed! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
The Hero Arts Blog
Shari Carroll from Simon Says Stamp
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
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Carla Hundley says
love the way the
red card shows
on both sides.
Carla from Utah
Oooo, so pretty, Jess! I love the red bow. Great kit!
Pennie Glasser says
This is beautiful and amazing
Beautiful card. I really love the water colored bouquet. This kit is really beautiful. I must have it.
Beautiful card, great kit, love the details-especially the red bow!
Your card is very elegant ! Really great !
Liz McAllister says
This kit is so pretty! I think I NEED it!
Linda W (Scrappin Bari) says
Just love your pretty no-line watercolored bouquet, Jess – it looks amazing with the red bow plus the rich black sentiment across!
Melissa B says
Just lovely! I like that you used the individual flower stamps to create your own bouquet. Well done!
Leanne in Cali says
Beautiful bouquet card! I love the softness of the bouquet wrapper with the brighter lovely colors of the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing on this fun blog hop!!
Beautiful card, Jessica! Thanks for the hop everyone.
Karen L K says
Love the bouquet you created! They look great in the wrapper with the bow on it.
Really like this Kit and the colorful bouquet card.
Very pretty card!
melissaf123Melissa friedrich says
beautiful card, love your bouquet and no line watercoloring.
Laura Johnston says
Sweet card. Cool kit. Thank you!
Such a pretty card, I love the traditional look of the flowers.
Renee VanEpps says
I really like how you used the individual flowers, this is my favorite card so far of all the ones I’ve seen created with this kit!! Great job!
Love your beautiful card!
Erin Petersen says
I love your card idea! Very creative!
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee says
Like how you draw the eye to the focal point of the stamping.
Dale Alessi says
So pretty. Love this kit.
Just beautiful Jessica! Love the red and white and the coloring is perfect too!