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  • Writer's pictureDori Shelton

Multidimensional Floral Cards: Hero Arts April 2023 Kit

Hello everyone. I hope you're doing well today, thank you for visiting with me today. I have 3 cards using the new April 2023 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.

I have to be honest, my creative card making mojo was a little lacking. I've been doing so much crafting trying to keep up with the blog here and get it going, which as some of you might know can be an arduous task in addition to keeping up with creating content for my YouTube channel. I was getting a little bit of paper craft burn out.

However, the new April My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts that came in the mail this weekend really reinvigorated me when I needed it. This kit has so many fun elements in it that make for easy inspiration.

I made three cards to share with you and I have a feeling I'll be sharing more from this kit at a later date.

For the first card, I created a blended rainbow background using soft blending brushes and the mini ink cubes that came in the kit. I spritz the background with some water and Perfect Pearls to give it a layer of shimmer. I knew I was going to add more color with the vase and flowers so I needed a neutral layer in between and the little textual background stamp worked perfectly for this. I waited for the perfectly pearl water to dry and then stamped the text in Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink. I stamped the vase and flower images and colored them with copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating die cuts. I wanted to create some fun dimension so rather than die cut stacking a lot of them together, I simply added extra dimension between the two layers of die cuts. I added some glitter to the flowers with my Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and some crystal stickles to the vase. Finally I finished the card off with the die cut sentiment.

For the second card, I used the Butter Cup ink cube along with the crosshatch backround stamp and some Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to make a bright fun background. I covered a small strip of paper with the decorative tape that was in the kit and added the layers of the vase and flowers also cut and colored with Copic Markers the same as the first card. I added some fun dimension to the tulips with some glossy accents and shimmer to the vase. I finished off the card with the die cut sentiments as shown.

For the final card, I ink blended a soft background with the Bermuda Ink cube and then used some of the extra stamp elements in the set to make a randomly fun background spot to add the die cut leaves and flowers. For these leaves and flowers I decided to use colored pencils instead of markers to keep consistent with the softer theme of the card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I've shared today. Comments and feedback are always appreciated, and loved.

I have decided to enter these cards into a few challenges.

Pammie's Inky Pinkies: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Rainbow (card 1)

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes

Little Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

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