Good morning! We’re continuing the Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Countdown today and I’m sharing a bright and cheery card using the fun new kit!
The kit comes with three fun layering stencils and I decided to just use one stencil and rotate it to get different designs! I started by inking it with pool party reactive ink. Then I turned it a quarter turn and inked it with blue raspberry reactive ink. Once my inks were dry I turned it again and spread moonstone glimmer paste over the stencil. If your ink it still wet it can change the color of the paste so be sure to let it sit or blast it quickly with you heat gun! After I lifted the stencil I set the panel aside to dry completely.
Next I stamped the cute fish from the kit with Hero Arts inks in canary, citrine, and butter bar. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and added a sentiment stamped on pitch black cardstock and heat-embossed with white embossing powder. I adhered them to my stenciled panel with foam mounting tape to give them a little extra dimension!
And that’s it for me! Head over to the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration using the April My Monthly Hero kit all weekend long!! And I’ll be back Monday with the full kit reveal and more inspiration!
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, April 5th, 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!!
Beth Buuss says
Great fresh looking card. Thanks. love the fish..
Michelle Hackett says
Jessica, this is awesome. I’m so glad to hear that stencils will be in the kit. Stencils are one of my most used tools, because there’s so much that can be done with them. Very excited to create with this kit.
Judy Inukai says
Super card. Love that stencil. Those funky fish are so cute and will be great for masculine cards.
Toni L says
Just a darling card. Those graphic fish are neat and a must-have item. Can hardly wait to see the rest of the kit.
Love this fun, bright card, Jess! So many layers of colour and brilliant design! Thanks so much for sharing!! Stay safe! 🙂
Michele W says
You created such a fun and interesting background for this bright and cheerful card and those adorable fish. Thanks for sharing!
What an adorable card. So bright & cheery too. I just love anything fishy but these guys are so fun! Nice, Jessica! ♥️
Karin W says
I am so excited to see the stencils. These fish are so fun!
cecelia cole says
Thank you for sharing your inspiration for the stencil. I like the colors and those fish are too cute.
Mary Holshouser says
Love the abstract fencing.
The flat-edged fish are fun.
thanks for sharing
Dottie Mazullo says
All of your cards count as “Happy Mail! I love them!
Excited for the stencils! Such a fun card!
Nancy Knapp says
Love the fishies! Great card. Thanks for sharing.
Gail Anderson says
Love the colors you used and how you made the background. Going to have to try this once I get the kit!
Love your card! Those fish are great, and so excited about the stencils, too! Can’t wait!
Kristina Gentle says
I feel like that little fish and a kitty stamp set would pair cute together. Loving the geo look of the stencils we’ve seen so far, very cute, fun card. Can’t wait to see more!!
Sue McRae says
Love these cool looking fish and your fun and colorful design!
jean marmo says
Love the light, tropical color palette and these cool geo critters from HA. Looking forward to more peeks…
Lori S in PA
Carole Parias says
What a cute cards, colorful and fun.
Patt H. says
This is definitely a cheery card! I love all the bright colors & your background is perfect!!
Shirley Galecki says
Your design is so fun. Can’t wait to see the stencils in this kit. Just might be one I’ll havevto get
Like the card, colors and the idea of twisting the stencil! Congratulations, too, on that milestone number of blog followers you recently “reported!”
I love the background, so cool. I think these fish are so adorable and fun. Great job!
Bonnie King says
What a cute, fun card! I am loving everything about this kit – can’t wait for Monday!