Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hero Arts January Card Kit

I was one of the lucky ones to get Hero Arts MMH Card Kit for this month, and I'm besotted!  Here is my first play with it, and once I got started, it was hard to stop, so I have 3 cards using it today.

supplies: white, Audrey Blue, Surf Blue, Lavender, Green Leaf cardstock, Hero Arts (retired) Earth designer paper, January My Monthly Hero kit: (Sending Love Mail sentiment, Boutique Accessories and Envelope Accessories dies), wilted violet, blueprint sketch, and peacock feathers distress ink, a green marker, Sunny Studio Quilted Hearts embossing folder, twine

I used Jennifer McGuire's tip to cut the flowers from colored cardstock, and add details with ink, so I chose 3 colors and green, and cut out the flowers and leaves.  After inking the details and allowing the ink to dry, I popped up some of the details in the flowers, then arranged them in my paper cone, which was cut from some long retired Hero Arts text printed paper.

I haven't had any dies like these florals before, and they were fun to work with!  I love their dimension!  There's also a little envelope die in this set - here's another card using it, filled with sweet pink roses.  I think it's the perfect size!

supplies: white, black, cream,  Cotton Candy, and Green Leaf cardstock, January My Monthly Hero kit: (Sending Love Mail sentiment, Boutique Accessories and  Envelope Accessories dies),  worn lipstick, mustard seed, and mowed lawn distress inks, Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die, pink satin ribbon from kit

The flowers were cut from Cotton Candy cardstock, then detailed with distress inks.  There's a nice variety of sentiments in the stamp set that covers almost any occasion, and I haven't even used the text and adorable little stamp images yet.  I'm so glad that Hero Arts gave us the fishtail banner in the dies, too - I know these will get used alot!

And one more, in more earthy colors, also bringing in one of the butterfly dies in the kit.

supplies: cream, Schoolhouse RedGreen Leaf, and Desert Storm cardstock, an unknown text dp, Hero Arts January Card Kit: (Sending Love Mail sentiment, Boutique Accessories and Envelope Accessories dies), MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, twine

This time the flowers and leaves were left untouched after cutting them from colored cardstock, but I did use some mustard seed distress oxide ink on the butterfly, which I cut from white cardstock.  The sentiment is another one from the stamp set in the kit.

I hope Hero Arts continues with dies like these - once you get the hang of them, they make a fast card!  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day.


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning cards with that kit, Lin!! Mine is out of the box but I haven't used it yet - you really inspired me to get moving!! Especially love the pink flowers in the envelope but all the bouquets look amazing!!

Cat Craig said...

Hard to dislike such a cute kit with those flowers. YOur cards are fantastic.

Betty said...

three wonderful cards, Lin - haven't used my kit yet - must get going on that!!

Dawn T said...

Stunning Lin. It's a great kit - pity it is sold out.

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing cards Lin - what a fascinating die cut the flowers are, and you have used it beautifully

nlwilson46 said...

Beautiful cards as always!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh how pretty! There's a die for those cones?? Who knew?!! LOve your bouquets, Lin … your tweaked flowers cut from cardstock are so beautiful!

Lisa Elton said...

A trio of prettiness!