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:


A 4×6 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  ๐Ÿ’š
Kelly Rasmussen 
Clare Prezzia 
Wanda Guess 
Joan Bardee 
Sandy Allnock 
Lydia Fiedler 
Kathy Racoosin 
Libby Hickson

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181 thoughts on “April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!”

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!

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

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. The cards are amazing!! Love love the white embossing card the most. Just beautiful ๐Ÿ˜„

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

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

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

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

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

  32. Beautiful set of cards!! again seeing my favorite color. Pleasure to eyes. Thank you so much for inspiring us. Have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  34. 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!

  35. 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!! =)

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