Hero Arts February 2020 | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Part 2


Hero Arts February 2020 | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Part 2

It's that time again when I showcase 10 cards that I created with the my monthly Hero Arts card kit for the month of February. This months kit had a birthday theme. The contents inside the kit included a beautiful two tiered cake die and two background stamps. This month's kit was a nice change from past kits. I enjoyed that all of my cards had equal amounts of stamping, die cutting and coloring. For all the coloring on my cards I used my prismacolor premier color pencils. Most of my cards are very bright and cheerful. Overall, I had a lot of fun working with this kit.

Unfortunately, the February card kit is sold out. I hope that my blog post and video tutorial still inspired those who were able to get the kit this month. To those of you who weren't able to get the kit, I hope that you can find some things in your stash to create something similar! Thanks for stopping by. Please leave any questions or feedback in my comment section; I love reading and replying to your comments! 


Card Six

 Something that really appealed to me about this kit is that you can use the contents to create cards for numerous occasions including wedding, baby and birthday. For card six, I decided to create a second wedding card. The wedding cake was die cut from some white card-stock. To create a third tier for my cake, I free hand cut a small rounded rectangle shape from some more white card-stock. To dress up the cake and give it that wedding look, I die cut all the ribbons on the cake from some silver glitter paper. The second tier and the frosting I decided to make light grey, and the pompoms dark grey. I also die cut the cake plate from some silver foil card-stock, which matches nicely with the background panel which I stamped and silver heat embossed onto some dark grey card-stock. To frame in my card panel, I decided to go around the edges with some grey ink. The sentiment on the card was white heat embossed onto black card-stock. I trimmed it out with my scissors and popped up both the sentiment and the cake with foam tape. To finish the card, I decided to accent it with a few pearl embellishments. 


Card Seven

Since the kit included some sequins, I decided to create another shaker card. This time, I die cut the cake from some confetti pattern paper to create my shaker window. I assembled a colorful cake to go behind the shaker window. All of the layers of the cake were cut from colored sheets of card-stock and assembled with glue. I made sure to pick colors that matched the colors of the lacquer pens that came in the kit yellow, pink and turquoise. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of yellow pattern paper roughly cut to 4 x 2 in. Instead of sequins, I decided to accent the sentiment strip with the lacquer pens. I used them how I would use nuvo drops. I created various sized dots with the pens. 


Card Eight

Yay, we've landed to my favorite card! I'm in love with the pink shades on this card. The delicate corner flowers help to draw attention to the sentiment, which I stamped with some pink ink onto a white stitched square panel. The cake I die cut from some dark pink card-stock and accented with silver glitter ribbons and light pink frosting and candles. The background I created by white heat embossing the background stamp onto some light pink card-stock. I love that the background stamp adds just a little bit of interest without being too distracting. This time, to finish my card, I decided to add a few pink rhinestones around my cake and sentiment.


Card Nine 

It was at this point that I realized that I didn't really have a masculine Birthday card in the mix. I decided to challenge myself to think outside the box with the cake die. After all, before this card I was kinda doing the same thing with it, die cutting it multiple times from different colored card-stock. I decided to take some strips of colorful card-stock and glue them onto a white panel roughly cut to the size of the cake. I die cut the cake from the panel and added white ribbons/frosting to the cake. As usual, I cut the plate from some silver foil card-stock. I thought the cake came out really cool looking! As for the sentiment, I decided to stamp out three sentiments from the stamp set onto a white die cut banner. I inked them up with a Hero Arts ombre ink that came in the December 2019 card kit. I thought the ombre from purple to green would fit nicely with my cake that features a lot of different colored strips of card-stock. Like my last few cards, I decided to use the background stamp to create a subtle textured panel behind my die cuts. I clear heat embossed the stamp onto a navy blue panel. It's very subtle but does add some interest to the card. I decided to embellish this card with a few clear sequins in various sizes. 


Card Ten

I'll admit, card ten has some recycled ideas. It really resembles one of my cards from part 1, but what can I say sometimes I max out on ideas! However, It is slightly different, and I do like how it turned out. I started this card by first die cutting my "banners" which are really the ribbons from the fancy cake die. I glued them across a stitched rectangle frame, which I cut from some yellow pattern paper. Behind the frame and the banners, I decided to add some acetate to give the card some shine. The scene behind the acetate window includes some stamped images. Below the scene is a skinny strip of silver card-stock and a wider strip of pink card-stock. (roughly 4.25 x 2.5 in) I also adhered a vellum strip that has a white heat embossed sentiment over the pink paper. On top of the acetate window I added a small blue present. This card can easily be turned into a shaker card. However, I decided to just pop up my frame with foam tape. 





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Coloring medium

Prismacolor “Premier Colored Pencils” 48 assorted colors w/ sharpener


Card One


Card 2


Card 3


Card 4


Card 5




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