Hi there! It’s the first Monday of the new month, so that means it’s time to release a new My Monthly Hero kit. You should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. This month’s kit is an ode to one of the harbingers of spring: the cherry blossom.
This month’s kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 5 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 5 Ink Cubes (Green Hills, Field Greens, Dusty Blue, Rose Madder, Cotton Candy), 6 5.5″x 8.5″ Sheets of Cardstock (2 each of Peony, Kiwi and Mist), and Pink Puff Embossing Powder 0.5 oz. Such a beautiful kit, filled with a beautiful color scheme! And there are some absolutely stunning add-ons this month, which you can check out here. I’ve combined the main kit with one of the beautiful new Waves and Clouds Bold Prints for my project today, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping the beautiful cherry blossom image from the main kit on a white oval using Soft Blossom, Ultra Pink, and Soft Brown inks, adding the beautiful grassy hill with Soft Olive and Forever Green inks. I also added a bit of blue blending around the edge for some “sky” using blending brushes and Dusty Blue ink.
Next, I heat embossed the lovely new Waves and Clouds Bold Prints on some Peony cardstock using White Satin Pearl embossing powder. I blended a little Soft Blossom in the corner of the embossed panel, as well, to help add more contrast to the stamped background.
I layered the stamped oval on a slightly larger oval (both cut using the Oval Infinity Dies) cut from some Palm cardstock, then adhered them to the heat embossed card front using foam adhesive. I added a twine bow and some coordinating pink enamel dots for even more texture.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now, to celebrate this latest My Monthly Hero release, Hero Arts is giving away a $50 shopping spree to one lucky commenter! All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on each stop on the hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. You can also head back to the Hero Arts blog to get the full hop list!
Note: For this month only (due to production delays) we will begin shipping the kit on March 16th, and will continue throughout the next week.
Michele W says
Lovely card! The scene is so serene. Starting to wish I’d ordered that background stamp when I ordered my kit. It really adds to the Asian feel of the card. Thanks for sharing!
Wanda S Radler says
Your card is beautiful. I really love this kit and that cherry blossom tree.
Lori Polentz says
Love using the oval and background stamp to add dimension.
Kristi H. says
Beautiful! I definitely need that background stamp 😉
Gorgeous creation, great Kit! I especially love the embossed background for this lovely tree!
Vivian Swain says
I just love the embossed background of the card.
I love how you used that background stamp to surround the oval scene! Beautiful!
OMG this is just so beautiful!
Carolyn Reiners says
Mot sure if my post went through so I will try again. This is absolutely lovely, I love the freshness of spring.
Holly A. says
Such a beautiful card! I’m getting so inspired by all the pink cherry blossom cards.
Carol McCready says
Your card is so pretty. I love all that pink.
Such an elegant card design!
DARLENE DESARIO says
Stunning card. Really, just lovely. No words to express how much I love this card. tyfs
Lovely card. This place seems to quiet, I would like to go there. 🙂 You’ve created a peacful scene. Brilliant !
Jen Aultman says
Oh what a lovely thank you card. Love the use of the oval cut out
Jena Tucker says
I love your card! I can’t wait to get my kit!!
Marisela Delgado says
GORGEOUS card, Emily.
Paulina P says
Wow, I didn’t think to use waves background in pink, but it so works!
Marisela Delgado says
Love it. So beautiful.
Carole Renneker says
Your card is quite stunning . I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.
Beth Merrill says
I totally agree with Darlene! I will definitely be adding the Waves and Clouds Bold Prints to my collection of background stamps. Can’t get enough of them!
Dee Earnshaw says
love the background – perfect for the front panel – great design
Patt H. says
So beautiful, Emily! I love the color choices & the gorgeous background! The ovals really make the awesome scene stand out. Great design!
Jeanne Beam says
Such a gorgeous card! Love the background and the scene you created. Thanks so much for sharing…
Meghan Kennihan says
What a beautiful scene and I love the paper background you used!
Jean Heming says
WOW love the background with the oval …AWESOME!!!
Gabriella Bell says
Very elegant, and I like the oval shape
Patricia Brown says
Very pretty, love the oval. Thanks for sharing.
Your Cherry Tree is so beautiful, and it takes me home to the early summers in Montana when we are surrounded by pink blossoms.
Very soft, romantic card. This kit almost demands pink, and you’ve done that very well.
Annette Reed says
Your card is stunning! I love the color choices-especially those greens. I wasn’t sure about that background stamp, but it does make a fantastic background when used this way.
Great use of Marches My Monthly Hero by Hero Arts.
The Cherry Blossom Tree looks so nice on the oval, and the black frame is a real nice touch.
Love the pink so much!
I like the darker layer of grass and how well the path shows up.
Susan Petersen says
After seeing your card, I am thankful I ordered that background stamp.
Absolutely gorgeous! Love your card ♥
Sam Burnett says
Such a pretty card! Love the background !
Carol Wortman says
This card is stunning. Reminds me of a beautiful decor in a high end Asian restaurant. Maybe even a mirror image on a wallpapered wall. Very pretty.
Julie Schoonover says
Love the embossing!! Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing!
Libby Hickson says
Very beautiful thank you card! Nicely done.
Gorgeous card. Nice to see that background match with te image.
Crimson Owl Creations says
I just LOVE that awesome tree! It is so pretty and bright, and it looks amazing!
Michele K. Henderson
Your beautiful pink background looks amazing behind the cute little scene! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 🙂
Amy Cooley says
Beautiful background and I like the soft pink hues. Great new kit this month from Hero Arts.
Beautiful card, lovely colors too.
Wonderful creative inspiration
This card is stunning. The background stamp makes the card.
Sharon Gullikson says
Your rich colors look amazing. I LOVE the Asian theme
Nana Griffin says
So very pretty.
Shirley Desrochers says
Your card looks so pretty!
Karen Hale says
Gorgeous card, splendid embossed background!
Heather Mills says
How gorgeous!! That background looks fabulous with this image!
Carol H says
Great idea to put the main design in an oval. Love the way it makes it ‘pop’ from the background.
Becky Wibbeler says
Love the placement you have done with oval, beautiful card!!
Carol-Lynn Carnes says
Love how you used the waves and clouds on the base of your card, it really accents the main design.
Lovely card. I’m a big fan of that background stamp you colored in pink!
Sue D says
I like the colors and the background.
Your card is beautiful!
Carol Thelen says
love the background most!
Rose Johnson says
Such a beautiful card – love your creativity so inspiring!
Diane Bakehouse says
Love the white satin pearl with the background stamp. Lovely design.
Rebecca Hood says
What a pretty card! I’m eager to give it a try- love the background stamp embossed with the satin pearl ep! Thanks for sharing & inspiring!
Cyndi Morris says
Another gorgeous card, Emily. I love the beautiful colors and the layout is amazing.
Gail Spresser says
Beautiful card. Love the background you used on this card. Thank you.
Mona Goyal says
Such a peaceful, calm, serene card! absolutely love it
Allison F says
Beautiful card. I love that background stamp
Louisa Mochizuki says
Beautiful card. The scene with the background stamp is perfection. I think so many others agree.
Deborah Cooper says
Beautiful card! That background is stunning.
Cindy C. says
Charming card, the gold embossed background is just perfect.
Cindy C. says
Oups, I meant to say the Pearl embossed background.
Karen L K says
That Waves and Clouds background in that color make a great background for that scene!
Kelsey Thomas says
This is really pretty!
Love, LOVE your pretty pink card! Just beautiful!
So pretty. Love the tree color.
Bri Kay says
i love the background
Amazing card ! I love the background! Thank you for sharing