Good morning! We’re kicking off the countdown to the Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero kit today and I’m sharing a card using the new kit!
To start I stamped the gorgeous sunflower image onto the top and bottom of a panel of white cardstock with contour no-line ink to use as a guide. The kit has fabulous layering stencils that I used to add color to my sunflowers. I used blending brushes to apply dandelion, butter bar, caramel, cup o’ joe, moss, and forever green ink to the various stencil layers to create my sunflowers. Then I used my MISTI to line up the floral outline on the panel, stamped it with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder for sharp definition!
Next I took a black copic marker and colored the panel in between the two stamps to create a solid black background. Once it was totally dry I stamped part of the sentiment with embossing ink and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. I die-cut the ‘hello’ word from gold glitter cardstock and adhered it to the panel to complete the card!
And that’s it for me! Head over to the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration using the September My Monthly Hero kit all weekend long!! And then I’ll be back Tuesday with the full kit reveal and a video!!
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 Tuesday morning, September 7th, 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!!
Lou Wittmer says
This is stunning Jess! Sunflowers always make me smile. Thanks for sharing.
Patt H. says
Beautiful, Jess! The bright sunflowers against the dark background are stunning! Makes me think FALL is near! Yay!!
Amy Cooley says
How gorgeous! I love the dark background. Looking forward to seeing more of this kit.
Victoria Milam says
Your card is beautiful! Sunflowers are one of my crafty weaknesses! They are one of my Fave Five!
Surekha Galagoda says
The card is really elegant and you have done justice to the lovely products of Hero Arts. Looking forward to seeing many more lovely products.Tc Stay safe
Jodi Pomerleau says
Beautiful! Such contrast with the yellow and the black…it makes those sunflowers POP!
Tamra Barnes says
Stunning!! I love the contrast between the bright flowers and the black background! Gorgeous! Can’t wait to play with the layering stencils!
Terri Rizzo says
Beautiful card, very dramatic. Can’t wait to see the kit.
This is beautiful!! TFS!
Lori S in PA
This card is stunning Jess!!
Lisa Clark says
Coloring the space black in between the sunflowers was an amazing choice. Love how the flowers pop.
I love sunflowers, & this card is so impactful with the yellow on black!!
Nancy Knapp says
This is a stunning card! Love the contrast between the yellows and blacks. Thanks for sharing!
Daria Z. says
Karin W says
So interesting to read how you got the black background between the flowers! Thanks for sharing!
Jeanne Rice says
Great card. Wow, good job with the copic marker for the background.
Elaine Daniels says
Absolutely beautiful! My favorite flower
Michelle Schonack says
I love all your cards, Jessica and this one is so pretty! I love that the kit has both stamps and stencils!
Wow, your card is stunning and so beautiful! I love it!
KATHRYNE HUTCHINSON says
Stunning Card Jess, the yellow really pops against the rich black of the card –
Christine sheppard says
This is my favourite card so far. Thanks for the detailed instructions, can’t wait to get this kit!
verdenia thomas says
beautiful card that black ground and yellow sunflower just a great card to brighten up someone’s day i send cards to the sick i want stamps and dies that bring joy. thanks for sharing
Susan Petersen says
Such vibrant colors.
The sun is really shining on that card, Jessica. It would certainly lift the recipient’s spirits. Beautiful!