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!!
Karin W says
This is a fabulous silhouette! That fairy is ADORABLE!! I cannot wait to see the rest of this kit!
Alison Baker says
Oh, what a great card! I love the moon and silhouette design. So clever and so cute!
I love your silhouette card, so pretty! It makes me think we are getting a peek in to the night with the fairy.
Bev Karolak says
Such a beautiful card Jessica! 🥰
Jodi Pomerleau says
Super cute card. Reminds me of a summer night
After commenting at HA on your wonderful design use of the (non-gnome) images, I came right here and am so excited to see your mention of gouache! It is something I enjoy painting with, but have only used for splatter when card making. Thank you so much for describing how it can be used in conjunction with stamping!! Again, your project will be my inspiration when the kit arrives!
Allison Denny says
Beautiful card. I love how the colors pop against the black.
Dear Jessica – This is a magical, spellbinding image! Such great colors!!
Lori S in PA
Jessie Y says
Lovely card – I don’t have gouache and will need to try something else.
Nancy Tolan says
I love your moon. I can’t wait to try and make my own.
Priscilla Bade says
Lovely card! I wonder if I could use my black acrylic paint for the silhouette effect.
Cindy Graham says
I love EVERYTHING about this card; the layout, the colors, the images!!!
Sue McRae says
Love all the black stamping against the colorful background!
Carol Celeste says
this is awesome. thanks for the lesson on turning stamps to silhuoettes!
Love this silhouette card! The background is amazing – love the colors. Will have to give this technique a try!
tara prince says