4 September 2021

Hero Arts September 2021 My Monthly Hero Countdown

Hello there and welcome as we countdown to the release of the Hero Arts September 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. Release day is Tuesday 7th September 2021 but we will be sharing inspiration all weekend long (as well as yesterday!). This month is all about fall goodness! Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers, so I absolutely fell in love with this kit as soon as I saw it! 


For my card today, I am using the layering stencil that comes in the kit. This stencil can be used alongside the image in the stamp set, or alone as I have on my card. I started off my taking a panel of white cardstock and placing the first stencil on top, securing with low tack tape. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on a base layer of Lemon Drop Reactive Ink. I then added some depth around the edges with Dandelion Bold Ink


I took the next layer of the stencil and blended this with Dandelion Bold Ink and Just Rust Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. For the centres, I used Just Rust Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, Caramel Bold Ink and Cup O'Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. For the leaves, I used Green Apple Bold Ink and Moss Bold Ink. There is another layer for the leaves but I felt that one off. The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 card base with thin foam tape.


I then took the hello word die that comes in the kit and cut it three times from white cardstock with adhesive sheet on the back. I cut the shadow from Classic Vellum Layering Paper. The main word was adhered to the shadow layer and then adhered to the card with tiny dots of Precision Glue. I took the sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped it on to Pitch Black Cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. 

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Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



There are other accompanying sentiments in the main stamp set but I couldn't resist pairing that one with the card. I thought it was perfect for the sunflowers! Please do head over to the Hero Arts Blog for much more inspiration and also leave a comment over there for a chance to win a kit. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

58 comments:

  1. Sunflowers are my fav! & I’m loving the ‘hello’ die! Great card!!

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  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing

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  3. The stenciling is beautiful and the colors look amazing. Great job!

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  4. The sunflowers are beautiful and bring so much cheer!

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  5. Love the sentiment! I agree it is perfect! Can't wait to see the entire release!

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  6. Beautiful and bright like a sunny day! Can't wait to play with the layering stencils!

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  7. Michelle,
    Your card is stunning. My breath actually caught when I saw it. I think it is amazing. Great work and thanks for the description.
    Lori S in PA

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  8. Michelle I love this card! The colours you chose are perfect. I am so excited to see there are layering stencils as I struggle with shading. While there are four sunflowers & some leaves to look at you still presented us with a CAS style card which I like.

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  9. That is a great clean and simple card. Sounds easy enough to do.

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  10. Very nice. CAS cards are always difficult for me so I really like seeing how people make them.

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  11. Love your card. Sunflowers are my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration

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  12. Sunflowers stencils shine happiness!

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  13. The pale yellow makes this a very peaceful card. Thanks for sharing your vision!

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  14. The pale yellow makes this a very peaceful card. Thanks for sharing your vision!

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  15. The pale yellow gives this card a really peaceful feel. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  16. The pale yellow gives this card a really peaceful feel. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  17. Such a great color combo and a very nice card! That hello sentiment is a nice font.

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  18. Your card is so pretty and makes you smile!

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  19. Gorgeous card. I’m really curious to see the layering stencils.

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  20. Such a pretty card Michelle! I love the way this stencil design goes diagonally across the panel, such a cool design! The stacked up die cut with vellum behind is so pretty too. Beautiful!

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  21. Love the yellows in the sunflowers. Can't wait to get my kit.

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  22. Beautiful card, I like the dimension in the "hello". Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I am looking forward to this kit, because I love sunflowers! I love the colors you used to color the sunflowers, thank you for sharing.

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  24. I like that you didn't use the outline and used just the stencils -- it very much enhances the sentiment!!

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  25. Great card! I'm loving the sunflowers.

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  26. Love the CAS look. Your card is beautiful!

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  27. Sunflowers and Michele go hand in hand!

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  28. Love your sunflower card. The colors are so soft and inviting.

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  29. Like how you used the stencils & vellum. I'm looking fwd to receiving the mth subscription kit with add ons & Sept Feat items I added to cart.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  30. I do love sunflowers. They are such a pretty flower. Definitely reminds me of fall and a nice harvest of colors. [Bunny]

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  31. Just beautiful, your color combinations are beautiful.

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  32. Beautiful blending, thanks for sharing

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  33. The colors on your sunflowers are SO smooth and soft and just beautiful.

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  34. An amazing kit and wonderful inspiration!

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  35. I really like the softness of the layering stencil for a unique look.

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  36. So beautiful!! I'm loving all the sunflowers!

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  37. Well done! Nice composition and colors; just makes one smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. I love the soft look you got by just using the stencils

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  39. Love that card! This is such a wonderful kit and those stencils are amazing.

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  40. Hi, Michelle - Your cards are consistently gorgeous and your descriptions are thorough and easy to follow. Thanks for helping the crafting community so much through your expertise. This looks to be a terrific kit! I am super-impressed by the coordinating items this month! TFS -
    Lori S in PA

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  41. Beautiful bright and sweet sunflowers. I really love your card!

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  42. Sunflowers are always so bright and happy and bring on smiles! Your cards are perfect! Thanks so much for your great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

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  43. The yellow and white is so bright and cheerful. Love it!

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  44. I like how the sunflowers look sort of subtle, but not. So pretty!

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  45. My kit just arrived so I needed this inspiration

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  46. Lovely card. I look forward to using the stencils.

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