02 January 2021

Hero Arts January 2021 MMH Countdown & Giveaway

 


Hola everyone! Today, I am sharing a card as part of Day 1 of the countdown to the release of the Hero Arts January 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit! 


Though many people are not fans of bees....I love them! I can binge watch bee documentaries for hours! They are hard workers and very creative. Have you ever really looked at a honeycomb? It is work of art! 


I created a card using the flower stamp included in the kit. It came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try.



I began by creating an A2 card base ( 4 1/4" X 5 1/2") with Sand premium cardstock. Next, after brushing the card with my powder tool, (this removes oils & static from the cardstock) I stamped the flower image on the bottom third of the card base with Versamark Ink a few times. I like it juicy. 


I then applied Detail Black fine black embossing powder to the stamped impression and heat set it, resulting in a beautiful shiny, raised image. I have to say...heat embossing is my favorite technique. It is what got me hooked on scrapbooking and card making in 2009. It will always be magical to me....like bees!   



Next I stamped one of the bee images from the stamp set with Versamark Ink and and used Detail Black embossing powder again. Ahhhh...the magic! 

I colored the bee and the wings with Y15 and Y35 Copic Markers and cut it out with the coordinating die. 


   

To complete the card, I stamped the sentiment, placed the bee down with a foam square and added black enamel dots from the Neutrals Hero Hues Enamel Dots set. 


I love how my card turned out and plan to re-create it to send to family and friends! I hope you will give it a try! 

           


WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT: Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced Monday, January 4th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!


I hope I have inspired you today! Please stop by the Hero Arts blog to see the other creative team member's creations. Don't forget to come back on Monday to check out the full release! 


Thanks for taking a peek! Happy New Year! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


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If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. 


49 comments:

  1. I love this card. It's simple but so impactful.

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  2. Lovely card. Nice and clean. Looks like a great kit. 😊

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  3. I happen to really like bees. I love the cardstock and will definitely have to purchase some. The black embossing powder and the bees color combined with the sand cardstock makes an amazing card!

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  4. Gorgeous card! I have 2 friends that are beekeepers, so sending cards like this will be great!

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  5. I love anything done on a sandy/krafty background. That bee is so perky!

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  6. Love how you made the bee a pop of color!

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  7. The black embossing and sand is a pretty palette with just the touch of yellow on the bee. Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

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  8. Love your design of the card. Live that there bee is in color. Third kit looks so fun

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  9. I love bees and your card. Simple but attractive.

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  10. This looks like a lovely card that would not take too long to put together. Wonderful

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  11. I really like the simplicity of this card

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  12. Embossing those flowers makes this a simple but impactful card. Great ideas!

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  13. I really like this as I don’t always like to color and the bees ad just enough without doing the whole flower.

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  14. Beautiful card and easy to recreated. Great idea.

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  15. Great idea to black heat emboss on craft. Lovely card design. Can't wait to see more of this kit as the countdown continues

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  16. Great texture on the cutie bee from the embossing!

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  17. Ooooh, I love the pop of the bee! My daughter is a beekeeper and I have come to love them this past year! You did a great job with your heat embossing, I am scared of the black powder :)

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  18. I love the simplicity of your card. The pop of color is just perfect!

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  19. Wonderful spring card! Love how shiny the embossing is and how colorful the bee is. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. My daughter and her family raise bees and sell honey products. Can’t wait to make cards for her business!

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  21. I am not a fan of bees in person as I am allergic, however, I think they are marvelous insects and so necessary to our plants. This card is fabulous I love the embossing in black on kraft. Great job!

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  22. The flowers are beautiful embossed in black on the kraft. The bee adds a wonderful pop of color.

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  23. Loving these bees.. can't wait for the full reveal!

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  24. Love your card!! The bee just pops from your card!!

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  25. LOVE the simplicity of the card! the embossing is magic ..such a neat design:)

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  26. I'm with you, I love heat embossing. The black on the sand looks wonderful! Love the simplicity.

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  27. Marisela Delgado said: Feliz Ano Nuevo, Pam! Lovely bee! He looks velvety! Love it! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  28. Yes Ma'am, bees are fascinating! As a child mom would purchase a piece of honeycomb for the family to nibble on, super treat, much like your card. Love the embossing raise on the Kraft stock.

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  29. A lovely clean and simple card. The black embossing stands out on the sand cardstock. So cute!

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  30. I love how you describe the placement with the lower third to help us newbies with placement. It helps spotlight the beauty of the stamp details💛

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  31. The black embossing on the sandpaper really pops. Love the simplicity.

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  32. Love this awesome card!! The bee is perfect against the clean background!

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  33. I am one of those people who dont like bees but the flowers are pretty

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  34. Ooooo, I love this card! You did a fabulous job of using the components of the kit, and also showcasing that gorgeous sand cardstock! Gotta have it!

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  35. Love the simple stamping and embossing with black. and just a pop of color with the bee.
    I think this one can be mass produced with much ease.
    Thanks.


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  36. I love the neutral color of the card, then the color pop of the bee.

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  37. Lovely card. This kit promises to BEE the Bee’s Knees! Can’t wait to see the entire reveal. BEE-utiful so far.

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  38. Love your card. Thanks for the clean design and clear instructions.

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  39. Awesome card - simple but so elegant! I love heat embossing too and like you, it is what started me on my card making journey! Thanks for sharing - looks like a super kit!

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  40. Simple and classy! Love the small pop of color!

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  41. Lovely card. I like heat embossing too - it is magical and so quick and easy to achieve. Your bee really stands out against the black embossing and is the star of the card. Simple, clean and absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent. :)

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  42. I love this card, so simple and easy. The black embossing adds such a stunning effect. Can't wait to get this kit, I love the bees!

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  43. I also love embossing! It is like magic and makes me smile everytime! Your card is stunning! Great color choices and layout. The bee pops! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Oh my gosh!! This is so beautiful and so simple!!! I love it <3

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  45. Great new products! Awesome creation! I especially love the contrast of the black against the gold background!

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