Encouragement Cards

Sending You A Little Hope | Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway

Hi there and happy Friday!

It’s day one of three days counting down to the December Hero Arts release on Monday, and today I’m sharing a card featuring the December My Monthly Hero card kit (the kit goes live on 12/7).

I started with the gorgeous cloud layering stamps, stamping the sold blue layer in Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ of Dove White cardstock. Then I rotated the panel 180 degrees and stamped the again. Next, I stamped the second layer of clouds in Dusty Blue Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, rotated the panel 180 degrees. I stamped the final layer in Soft Sky Shadow Ink, rotated, and stamped again.

With the sky complete, I moved on to the Hope sentiment which I cut from another piece of Dove White cardstock. Rather than letting all of the pieces fall out, I used a piece of Post-it Tape to temporarily hold them all in place. Then, using a foam blending tool, I blended Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, and Fruit Punch Reactive inks over the sentiment, concentrating the yellow over the sun-shaped “o.” When I finished blending, I adhered the little pieces of the sentiment to the background, using the negative space of my die cut as a template to help me place the pieces.

Next, I stamped the sentiment in Intens-ified Black ink, inking up and stamping the first and second parts of the stamp separately so that I could place the words on either side of the sun rays. And to finish, I adhered my card front to an A2-sized card base.

Hero Arts is giving away a kit during the countdown. To enter, visit the Hero Arts blog!

Thanks so much for coming by!

69 thoughts on “Sending You A Little Hope | Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway”

  1. Hope is the perfect word for the time that we are currently living and your card give us the inspiration that not everything is bad. Hope that this coming 2021 will be better. Tfs

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  2. I should have guessed the Heroscapes would elevate to a higher power. This sky stamping is magnificent! Looks to be a great kit!


  3. What a stunning sky!! I love the contrast between your sky and the beautifully layered clouds. And such an appropriate sentiment for the times we are in. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Really great idea to flip the card and stamp the clouds again. It gives me a sense of receding depth….very cool! Your sentiment is perfect, contrast and warmth. Beautiful card! Can’t wait to see more of the kit. 🙂

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  5. Appreciate your creativity using the layering stamp in two directions to create a fuller background for the emerging hope! Clever & inspiring! Thanks for your example using this superlative new kit!

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  6. Wow! The clouds are fantastic! I love how you stamped them to make the background! I also love the idea of using the negative pieces of the die cuts; and now you can make another card with the positive pieces!

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  7. I love the design of this card! What a clever way to use the cloud stamps and the inlays from the die cut. Simply beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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