Good morning! We’re continuing the Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Countdown today and I’m sharing a bright and cheery card using this gorgeous new kit!
I just love the overall feel of this kit! It’s just perfect for tropical daydreams! I decided to keep my card simple (and one layer!) with some cheery ink-blending and copic coloring! First I stamped the palm trees, coconuts, and umbrella and used masks of post-it notes to add layers to my stamping. Then I blended Creamsicle, Fruit Punch, Berry Smoothie, and Grape Slush reactive inks across the top of my panel to create my sky. I masked off a middle section and blended Splash, Pool Party, and Blue Raspberry for my ocean.
Once the ink was dry I removed the masks and colored my images with copic markers. I wanted my coloring to be a little whimsical and relaxed so most of my blending is much less subtle than normal and I think it fits the images nicely. And since it’s hard to fussy cut the palm tree masks perfectly there are little spots where white shows through…I actually kinda think it helps give them some natural “highlights.” After I finished coloring I added a few more accents with a white gel pen. Then I stamped a sentiment from the kit with embossing ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder to finish my card!
And that’s it for me! Head over to the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration using the February My Monthly Hero kit all weekend long!! And then I’ll be back Monday with a slightly less peaceful card using the kit!
For a chance to win a kit before you can buy it, just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, February 1st, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!
Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend
Judy Inukai says
Super card. I want to be on that beach.
Alma Dirpaul says
Beautiful card, Jessica.
Karen H says
So colorful and fun!
Florie Vega says
Jessica, the blending in the background looks so real and the small rocks in the sand, everything match so beautiful. I simply love this card.
Joan VanCourt says
Beautiful scene. I love, love the reactive colors you chose! Those will definitely be on my list! I just love this whole scene!
Beautiful card! Love how you created the sand.
Amy Cooley says
I love the colors! I want to be in this beautiful tropical location right now.
Meghan Kennihan says
Ooooo I would like to be there right now!
Gorgeous as always. Love the color blending and the card theme :).
Jennifer Bishop says
Mary Holshouser says
Love the warm glow in the sky.
Cold and dreary here – need some
warmth. thanks for sharing
Eva N says
Love how you made a single layer card that looks almost 3D. It’s so cheerful!
Angela Self says
Wonderful card! I’m so excited for this release😊
Lisa C says
Oh wow – your blending and coloring is amazing. Absolutely beautiful card!
Like your background coloring!
Nancy Tolan says
This is where I want to be right now. On a tropical Island
Leanne in Cali says
Ok this card is absolutely fabulous! I love the background colors and the beautiful and relaxing scene you’ve created!! Thanks for sharing with us!!
Mary G says
Beautiful card Jessica — and I love the “messiness” of the palm trees too! My son and his family just announced they are moving to FL so I better get used to cards like these — so I guess I need this kit! 🙂 (Surprise, surprise!)
Gail Anderson says
Love the colors you used and the entire scene! Sure would like to be on that beach right now!
Beth Harple says
The sky is wonderful. I want to be on the beach.
This card makes me happy. It’s cold and windy outside here.
Kimberly Lackenbach says
This card is beautiful. I want to sit between the trees and see the sunset.
KC Wong says
I always love your cards!!! Thanks for sharing you techniques and thoughts!
I love the colors and scene on your card. It makes me want to go to Hawaii. LOL