Monday, April 4, 2016

April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!


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Hello and Welcome to the April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from my awesome teamie, Mariana's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

Today, the Hero Arts Creative Team + Special friends are featuring the gorgeous April My Monthly Hero!


Check it out:


contents:

A 4x6 clear stamp set.

A set of four Frame Cuts dies, designed to cut and stack the flower into a layered element. Stamp the rose four times to use with these dies.

A Paper Layering die, which allows you to pop-up a single stamped rose for a different dimensional look.

A dot sheet of DANIEL SMITH watercolors in a palette specifically selected for Hero Arts. Each dot of paint allows watercoloring of 2-3 images, to give you an introduction to these wonderful paints.

A waterbrush.

Heavy cardstock in cream and white, notecards and pearls.

There are a couple optional add-on items:

CL980 Happy Mother's Day 



DI190 Happy Mother's Day Frame Cuts


Today I'm featuring the optional add-on, Happy Mother's Day stamp set + some Daniel Smith watercolors:


I wanted to share the white embossed note card first.  I adore that large bloom and isn't the contrast awesome between the white embossing and the lilac colored notecard?  I did some quick masking and topped it off with one of the sentiments from the set.


Did you know that I'm embracing the color purple and well, enjoying it!  My friend Michele, reminded me how green + purple work together...green is my favorite color!  I was totally thinking of Michele when I whipped up this next card:


I colored everything with some Daniel Smith watercolors!  

I used:

Spring Green
Cad. Yellow Deep Hue
Carbozole Violet
Graphite Gray

Guess what?  Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader-selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop!

Next up is the Fabulous Kelly Rasmussen!  Here's the blog listing in case you get lost along the way:


The Hero Arts Blog 
Yana Smakula 
Lucy Abrams 
Mariana Grigsby 
Amy Tsuruta  💚
Kelly Rasmussen 
Clare Prezzia 
Wanda Guess 
Joan Bardee 
Sandy Allnock 
Lydia Fiedler 
Kathy Racoosin 
Libby Hickson

181 comments:

Leanne in Cali said...

Nice cards! I love that white embossing on the lilac card---very pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous cards Amy! Coloured or embossed just so beautiful!

Debbie Rumpza said...

I love this new kit! Pretty cards too

Unknown said...

Great idea with the masking especially since the kit comes with the matching dies!

JanetB said...

Thanks for showing the add-on set of stamps, I really like your purple and white embossed card.

Nandini said...

Both the cards are gorgeous, though I am slightly partial to the purple one.

Happy Dance said...

So beautiful, Miss Amy! Michele is right about the purples and greens going so well together. Love these large blossoms; they're so perfect for watercoloring, and I love that you white embossed the one. I know what sets are going on my (ever-growing) wish list! Hope all is well with you! Bev

Traci said...

So lovely! I especially like the one on the right.

Sharon Roselli said...

So love the green and purple together! The white embossed note card is stunning. Wonderful images to watercolor with the sample Daniel Smith watercolors that come with the kit.

Betty said...

your cards are lovely Amy - i just ordered this wonderful kit!

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the spring green flower!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

conil said...

Perfectly CAS and wonderful.

conil said...

Perfectly CAS and wonderful.

Michelle said...

So pretty! I'm loving that kit!

Late Blooming said...

Green is my fav. too . Love how many ways this set can be used. thanks.

Lydia Fiedler said...

GORGEOUS Amy - you are amazing!!

Geri S said...

Amazing! I never would have thought of a green flower but it stands out perfectly in this lovely card. (Like the other one, too!)

Marty said...

Such lovely cards, from a talented artist, and a great kit!

Teresa Doyle said...

Your cards are really beautiful Amy, great work!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love that simple card with the white embossing.

Karen B. said...

Both of these are just divine Amy!

Maureen Chandler said...

Lovely cards and a wonderful stamp/die set! Thanks so much for sharing!

Patty said...

Both fabulous cards! I especially love the lavender base with only the white embossed flower!!

kartelene said...

so so beautiful the 2 model are stuning

Jill said...

Love both of your cards---very pretty!!!!!!!

MOI said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Edwige V. said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing !

donna mikasa said...

Oh, those masked blooms on lilac is just gorgeous, Amy! LOVE!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Amazing cards, Amy. I love the purple one with the white flowers. TFS

Jennifer Spiller said...

Such beautiful work

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us 2 terrific cards for the hop. Both are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Love the colors.

Diana said...

Love the purple and green together. I also love the simplicity of the white embossed on the lilac card base. Just gorgeous.

Linda said...

Beautiful and I love the purple and green together. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Cindy C. said...

Delightful design Amy! They sure brighten up my day!

sandie said...

the green on purple looks stunning

nancy dempsey said...

Sweet, simple and so pretty!

Shirley N said...

Love your CAS cards. So pretty!

Unknown said...

I especially loved your embossed flower. Beautiful!

Susie Sonnier said...

Beautiful Card!!! This kit makes me believe that I too can watercolor!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! What gorgeous blooms! Great job, love!

Christy Q said...

Amazing cards, Amy!! I am not one for purple myself, but you have me looking twice at my purple inks and paper to see if I can do something!

joy said...

Such a beauty, Amy! Love this pretty stamp set and your card is just gorgeous.

Paulette S said...

Hi Amy! I love the simplicity of both of these Gorgeous cards. I never think to just use white embossing powder like this. I have this OCD compelling to fill in spaces with color! Thank you for inspiring me to be more simple. Craftqueen417 at yahoo
Http://www.paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

NicoleN said...

I love the white embossed flower on the purple card stock. So pretty.

Unknown said...

Lovely cards made! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous

Shelly said...

These are beautiful!!
Loving the flowers and colors on both!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are so pretty!!! Love this card kit:)

Kiwi said...

Wow,I love your cards!
AnnB

Linda said...

Both cards are just lovely. You really showcased the new stamp set!

Lady Fair said...

Lovely cards, love the CAS look, yet so elegant!

Pink Bunkadoo said...

I love the white embossing powder.

Dottie said...

Very pretty white on Lilac. Sweet straight forward look.

Heather B. said...

What a great contrast in styles-- bold green and soft white embossing. There's something for everyone.

Rosemary said...

very pretty cards!

Unknown said...

So pretty, I like the white embossed flowers.

stampingbowd said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! What a fun set!

Nora Noll said...

Oh WOW!! These are STUNNING!! I love what you did with the watercolor. I cannot buy another thing and you are KILLING me!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are simply gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration:)

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

I love the 2 cards but the embossed flowers it's so beautiful!!

Jean said...

These are both terrific - great job showcasing the kit!

stampingvickisvisions said...

Lovely cards, I especially like the white embossing on the lavender.

stampingvickisvisions said...

Lovely cards, I especially like the white embossing on the lavender.

Kailash said...

Great showcasing of the kit, lovely cards!!!

Barbara said...

Both cards are lovely and I do love your color choices. The white embossing on the lavender is beautiful.

Unknown said...

Simply beautiful Amy!!

Unknown said...

Both cards are beautiful but I especially like the white embossed one!

Marcia said...

Pretty cards - love the colors you used!

judy said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the white embossed flower card!

judy said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the white embossed flower card!

Kelly said...

just GORGEOUS, Amy!!

Unknown said...

Really nice card

Becca Yahrling said...

Pretty cards, Amy. I love purple & green together (& purple is MY fave color).

Ziggy's Stardust said...

Lovely cards

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the green flower. Fantastic kit ♥

NPurdum56 said...

Oh these are both so pretty! I love the lilac one! So soft, but so pretty!

Jenniferk said...

Both your cards are beautiful but I love the purple and white one, it is so striking!

Lorraine said...

You make simple look so beautiful. Wow!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards. I like getting 2 samples😉

jessica said...

Such beautiful cards Amy!!!
Sorry I have been MIA...off to play catch-up!!

patti said...

Such lovely cards!!

diana said...

Lovely cards and a great kit! :)

Diane said...

Great cards. I'm really partial to the soft lilac with the white embossing. It seems so simple yet there is a quiet sophistication about it. Thanks for sharing.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow, Amy, both cards are gorveous! I love the white on purple, as well as, the purple and green.

MTPatB said...

The white embossed card is amazed. I am thrilled at how much detail comes out in the flowers with just the embossing--of course you positioned them perfectly.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! LOVING the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindarub said...

Love both cards but the green one is my favorite.

Loly Borda said...

Love your CAS cards! Beautiful! TFS

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards and colors!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Very pretty-love the colors!

Chris L.

cassie said...

These are great. The white flowers on the purple card is fabulous!

Active Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing some ideas for the add on stamps.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

so pretty Amy-poo!

MelissaF said...

Love the white embossing on purple card, such beautiful cards and thanks for showing the Mothers a day add on set in use too!

Unknown said...

Love white embossed images on a colored background also! That flower stamp can really stand by itself.

Amy McCue said...

Love that add on set! Beautiful card.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful! I especially love the white embossing.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love this kit & also the green & lilac together!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love this kit & also the green & lilac together!

Sue D said...

Great card designs and the purple and green is fabulous together.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for showing!

Emma Rose said...

Pretty cards. Love that you went with a green flower

Trish said...

Very pretty cards.

StampinwithAloha said...

Beautiful! I will have to try the color combo green & purple - thanks for the inspiration!

Sylvia said...

What lovely cards, Amy and such wonderful stamps and dies! If only we could have them all! Hope you had a good Monday!

Kelley said...

You're right, the white embossing on the lilac cardstock is beautiful!

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Wow, it's amazing that is the same stamp! I absolutely love the white embossing on the lilac card!

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card. Looking forward to creating with the kit.

Suchi said...

Oh Amy!! Both of the cards are very pretty! The fiorst one is my fave! :)
Suchi xx

wendipooh13 said...

love the flowers and cool embossing!!!

Jen Barnard said...

Your cards are lovely, I really like the white embossing.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

New Creations said...

Gorgeous card Amy, love the cute sentiment!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I'm especially loving that soft lavender card with the masking and embossing, beautiful!

ellyscard creatief said...

Booth cards are so lovely.

Unknown said...

Purple Power, Amy. I loved the white embossing on purple.

Debra said...

Love your colors and designs. Simple yet elegant, especially the first card.

Dee said...

Two fabulous cards showing that less can be more- very posh!

HOLLEY DOWNS said...

Wow! Love your creativity! TFS!

Michele K. Henderson said...

The purple and green and really pretty together! Beautiful card!
Take Care!
Michele

craftjunkiesc said...

Both cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are just absolutely lovely!!

Unknown said...

I love the simplicity of the white flowers on a colored background. Very beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

gabriella said...

What a lot of work you must have put into making such beautiful cards

Linda G said...

I love both of these, but especially the white embossing...stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

Both cards are wonderful but I love
that first card with the white embossing.
Simple but so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Amy, I appreciate your lovely cards, especially the white embossing on the lilac and the sentiment makes it pop.

Gilu J said...

Great cards - cute and simple.

stampscout said...

Both cards are very pretty but I love the white embossed flower on purple.

cghundley said...

Your cards are so
pretty and I love
purple, so these
are gorgeous!
Carla from Utah

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so pretty!

Kathy H said...

Love these simple but impactful cards!

Shelley E said...

What lovely cards. I like your creative use of color. Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway.

Andrea A said...

Very pretty cards!

Linda Batson said...

The cards are just lovely. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop. The kit this month is awesome looking.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful kit! Love your pretty cards!

Chark said...

love the green flower!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Fabulous cards! Really love the purple/lilac one.

Patty said...

Both are beautiful cards. Wonderful kit!

Gwen said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the purple!

liz said...

Love those embossed flowers!

bev p said...

Indeed they do! (Green/purple go together!) I love the understated elegance of the embossed white on the soft purple card. Lovely. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Holy cow! I LOVE your cards! So simple yet elegant!!! Love it!

DotMc said...

Like them both. Simple , beautiful. Thanks.

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards and such an amazing kit. Sigh.

wilson.marie65 said...

The cards are amazing!! Love love the white embossing card the most. Just beautiful 😄

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Those cards are so lovely! With a name like "Rose", I love flowers! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Judie said...

Simply stunning! Love the white embossed card!

MKPstamps said...

I really like the simplicity of the white embossed card. Something I wouldn't have thought about.

Sue said...

I really like the you are amazing card. Such a different way to use the flower stamp bunched together and simple embossing. Beautiful!

Kim Faucher said...

Very pretty! I am glad I ordered my kit this morning... They will sell out quickly!

StampNK said...

I love how you paired up green and purple with your first card design! It's so fresh looking!

Unknown said...

I love your color choices! Green and purples is my favorite color combination!

Evelyn said...

Stunning effect with the flower!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the floral stamping of your creation. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love it white embossed on the colors!

Unknown said...

Love the white embossing on colored card stock. Love how your cards looks so different with the same stamp set!

Tami said...

I'm so happy you shared a card using the add on kit! Great Cards!

Audrey Pettit said...

Omgosh, Amy! Your cards are stunning!

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

Beautiful set of cards!! again seeing my favorite color. Pleasure to eyes. Thank you so much for inspiring us. Have a great day. :)

Alyssa S said...

So, so pretty! Love the white embossing on the lilac!

maria f. said...

Yep, you should embrace purple more often. That white embossed beauty is just stunning, Amy!

donnatoledo1 said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of the white on lilac. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards especially the white embossing.

Lee said...

Oh the green is very different! Great idea!

A.G. said...

Thanks for sharing this flower from he add on stamp set! This are such great clean and simple cards and I really like that mint/lilac combination!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW!!!!! Amazingly beautiful creation!

Amy Kolling said...

These are just beautiful cards Amy!!!

Jana said...

Nice cards.

Janet M said...

This is just the best kit. I love the watercolor pages.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Great release!!!! I love this new kit! And your cards are absolutely gorgeus!!!!

Julia said...

I especially love your purple card, what a great idea!

gabriella said...

Neat cards, I like your colors

Unknown said...

The stamped card is so nice and clean!

stampinfranni said...

Lovely cards. Just got my kit. Can't wait to dive in.

Kris in Alaska said...

Those watercolors look so fun to use!

~amy~ said...

What a lovely kit as well as some lovely ideas. Thank you, Dianne

dckozil at att.net

Jean Bullock said...

The cards are lovely. I especially enjoyed the first card. I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765612677193/

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Kit!! Such BEAUTIFUL Designs!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

D.Ann C said...

These are lovely! I especially love the simple elegance of the white embossing!