Good morning! We’re kicking off the countdown to the Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero kit today and I’m sharing a fun technique using the gorgeous new kit!
I have long admired the crafty creations of my friend Claudia and her silhouette cards are absolutely stunning! She posted a video on how she created one a few weeks ago and it inspired me to use the technique on my card! I started by masking a moon die cut using the Infinity Nesting circle dies and blended a night sky background using reactive inks in Fruit Punch, Taffy, Grape Slush, and distress oxide inks in Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I love that you can combine the two inks for even more color combinations! I removed the mask and used Antique Linen distress oxide ink to add a little color to my moon. Then I splattered the panel with water and shimmer spray and blotted off the excess.
Once the panel was dry I stamped the sentiment onto the moon with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I stamped the kit images with intens-ified black ink across my panel. I let the stamps overlap as necessary for the design. Then I simply painted over each stamped image with black gouache. It’s not perfect coverage but I think that lends to the charm a bit and gives you a totally different way to use your stamps! I also painted the ground with gouache and then let it dry completely. Once it was dry I added accents with a white gel pen to finish the card!
And that’s it for me! Head over to the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration using the July My Monthly Hero kit all weekend long!! And then I’ll be back Tuesday with the full kit reveal!!
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, July 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!!
Louise Maslan says
Hi! I love your creation and especially love the clear instructions you provided in your post. I just subscribed to your YouTube channel, and I’m looking forward to continuing being inspired by your creativity. I can hardly wait to receive the July kit! Thank you!
Im so in love with this card great job jessica
Florie Vega says
Jessica, this card it’s so beautiful, I love the way that you used the silhouette fairy combined with the mushroom and all other silhouette items, this is is very versatile and can be use all year round. Fairies and gnomes are my favorite themes, I love, love, love your card. Thank you for sharing it.
Evelyn Larson says
Hello from Malta, New York. Your card was beautiful. Your explanation was amazing. I have some of the inks you used. I will need to try this once I get me some black gouache.
Rosie Lopez says
This is stunning, Jessica! It looks like I have a new technique to try!
Robin Keith says
I love silhouettes and would never have thought to turn regular stamp images into them! Thanks for the inspiration!
Jodi Pomerleau says
I love the silhouettes. I really like how you made the moon and sky. That fairy is adorable. B
Jodi Warren says
Love the dark silhouettes on the background. That is a very cool look, thanks for sharing.
Gail Anderson says
Love the silhouette scene!
Pamela McGillin says
I love your starry sky, such a beautiful card.
Frances Sheegog says
The silhouettes are so striking! And your moon…WOW!! Thank you so much for sharing!
Tamra Barnes says
I love the color combo, thank you for sharing how you did the background. I love the Distress Inks and need to practice more! The MMH is going to be a delight, I can’t wait to see it!
Patricia Wilson says
Now, I’m confused as thought the theme was gnomes and now I see your card is whimsical and has a fairy. Interesting and anxious to see how these fit together. Love your night sky.
Claudia B says
I love your card, and I’m so excited for tiny garden gnomes! Yay!
Carole Renneker says
Great way to get more out of our stamps. Your card is striking! Thanks for sharing your talent and the technique.
A wonderful card!
Lisa Clark says
Absolutely beautiful color blending. The silhouette technique looks amazing.
Love your card!!!
Teri Smith says
Jessica, I really like the bold solid black images against the lovely colours in the background. The sentiment is so cute with that teeny fairy.
Sharon Suske says
Your card is stunning!
The card is wonderful and I love the fairy!
Iris Esther López says
Great card! Love the background and the moon.
Wendy Dillon says
Great idea with the color on your moon! Lots of ink inspiration with this card! Beautiful!
Melissa Leftrick says
This is so stunning!! I am loving this background!!
Stunning work!! Love the moon!