Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!). Video. Blog Hop. Giveaway

Hello friends and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate Hero Arts Summer 2018 Release! I’m happy to share a bunch of monochromatic floral cards with little to no coloring!

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS – MONOCHROMATIC STAMPING

I personally love to use florals for my handmade cards, but I don’t always want to spend the time coloring the flower. Today I have a few cards to share using new Hero Floral stamps showing how you can skip coloring and still use your outline floral images to make beautiful cards.

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

For my card #1 I used my stamp platform and Rose Stem stamp along with some colored cardstock. I stamped the floral image repeatedly using Versamark Watermark ink creating floral frame and empty space in the center.

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

I love this watermark look – I find these florals looks spectacular when stamped in VersaMark ink onto various dark colors of cardstock.

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

The stamps themselves have a lot of detail to them – there’s shading added and that makes these images very beautiful. If you think about it – you don’t necessarily need to add coloring because these florals are beautiful as is.

I also stamped a beautiful sentiment that reads “I Can’t Thank You Enough (But It Won’t Stop Me From Trying)“, added a same watercolored flower and embellished this almost one layer card with Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink.

Here’s another sample of the same technique but done on different color cardstock:

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping  Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping  Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

CARD DETAILS – MONOCHROMATIC HEAT EMBOSSING

For my card #2 I did monochromatic heat embossing. I started by stamping a sentiment and this one reads “Congratulation! We Are so Happy For You“. Next, I used Dahlia image and stamped it repeatedly around the edges of the panel framing it.

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

I gold heat embossed all of my images and added a W3 warm gray Copic marker outline to emphasize these florals. I kept this card very simple and only embellished it with Clear Nuvo Drops.

CARD DETAILS – MONOCHROMATIC STAMPING & EMBOSSING

I used the Mum and the Mum Stem images from the Hero Florals collection for my next card and I combined heat embossing and VersaMark Watermark stamping. I first heat embossed several mum images around the edges of my panel creating a floral frame – I used Platinum embossing powder. Next, I stamped the mum stem multiple times using just the watermark ink and no heat embossing. This helped me fill in the gaps on my background.

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping  Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

So you can see I did very little to no coloring for these cards. Where I did do some coloring it was just quick wet-on-wet watercolor.

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

I have two more card ideas to share using Hero’s Florals. My card #1 features ink blending – I heat embossed floral outlines in gold embossing powder and used Hero Arts inks along with a Tonic Ink Blending brush to blend some color and fake the coloring. I used Butter Bar along with Pink Madder.

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping  Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

My last card idea for today features watercolor. I took some time to color this flower and I really love the way it turned out. I did my coloring on Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper using my Daniel Smith watercolors in Opera Pink, Quinacridone Pink and Sap Green.

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping  Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping  Hero Arts | Monochromatic Floral Cards (Almost No Coloring!) by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial. #heroarts #heroflorals #cardmaking #monochromaticcards #stamping

BLOG HOP – HOP ALONG & GET INSPIRED

The next stop on this hop is amazingly talented Kathy Racoosin. You can also start form the beginning on the Hero Arts blog.

GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away 2 $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop by 11:59pst on Sunday, May 20.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts Florals Rose Stem
Hero Arts Florals Rose Stem
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Hero Arts Florals Rose Stem Stamp and Die
Hero Arts Florals Rose Stem Stamp and Die
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts Die Rose Stem
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Die Rose Stem
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Peonies
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Peonies
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Peonies Stamp and Die Combo
Hero Arts Peonies Stamp and Die Combo
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Die Peonies
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Die Peonies
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps You
Hero Arts Clear Stamps You’re Beautiful
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Rose Coordinating Set
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Rose Coordinating Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Dahlia Coordinating Set
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Dahlia Coordinating Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Florals Clear Stamp Mum Stem
Hero Arts Florals Clear Stamp Mum Stem
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Florals Mum Stem Clear Stamp and Die Combo
Hero Arts Florals Mum Stem Clear Stamp and Die Combo
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Mum Coordinating Set
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Mum Coordinating Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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PTI Perfect Match Cardstock Sampler
PTI Perfect Match Cardstock Sampler
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PTI
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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SSS
Tonic Dual Tipped Blender Brush
Tonic Dual Tipped Blender Brush
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SSS | SC
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Rose Madder Hybrid Ink Pad
Hero Arts Rose Madder Hybrid Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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SSS | AZ | BL
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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SSS | SC
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
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SSS | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
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SSS
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC

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126 Comments

    1. absolutely gorgeous cards!!!!!!!!!!! love them all!!

    1. Yana, your cards are stunning! This is a wonderful release.

    1. Am in awe of your design and beauty of each and every beautiful card!

    1. As always, each one of your cards is a masterpiece, Yana! Love each one of them.

    1. I love your cards. I was so happy to see they came out with clear stamps of those images too. I must try those techniques. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. OH that gold embossing! <3 I'm gonna have to try that, you make it look so pretty.

    1. What gorgeous monochromatic cards! I really struggle with this style, but you’ve created awesome effects with different embellishment techniques and products. I also LOVE your “bonus” cards… beautiful!

    1. WOW! Stunning collection of cards Yana! Amazing what a little touch of color can do.

    1. These are all lovely. I love the one where toy have bordered the embossed image with copic marker. Would never have thought of that.

    1. Yana, you are amazing! I love your work and love your videos. You have such a beautiful way of creating your pieces of art. Every card is just gorgeous!

    1. Love the Versamark ink stamping. It looks so pretty! And your watercoloring is outstanding!

    1. Great idea adding copic marker around your embossed image. Love the look. Your cards are fantastic. You always share such great ideas

    1. Love this monochromatic stamping technique!! Lovely cards!!

    1. I absolutely love the monochromatic look! So beautiful. I will be using this technique soon! Thanks!!

    1. All these cards are beautiful and a bit different from what I’m used to seeing! I especially liked the gold embossed flowers on green card stock with the drop shadow. I just tried it myself and was happy with the results.
      HA stamps are well made and easy to use.

    1. Love the monochromatic look! All your cards are beautiful.

    1. Amazing cards Yana. You always do such creative work with all these stamps. You make me wanna buy everything you use.

    1. Oh my goodness Yana! Your cards take the cake!! What a super release.

    1. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you.

    1. Dang girl, you did a great job! I really am in love with the flowers, and your layouts are so good. Thanks for sharing.

    1. So many cool techniques! Loved the watermark technique, and will be trying it for myself this week! I also like the pop of pink flower on top of the watermark…..great look! Thanks for the inspiration, and excellent video!

    1. You make the best cards. These are beautiful and so creative.

    1. Your monochromatic cards are so lovely! I need to give this a try. So artistic!

    1. Such gorgeous monochromatic cards.
      Thanks so much for sharing..

    1. FANTASTIC cards! I just love cards with flowers on them! The more the merrier to me!!

    1. Totally love your olive green and gold card – didn’t think I’d like the monochromatic look for flowers as much as I do, thanks to you.

    1. Watermarks are so wonderful!!! Thank you for your beautiful cards!!!

    1. I really love ke the simple colouring and watermark stamping. It is so simple, but looks amazing and complex

    1. Wow! Your cards and colors are simply gorgeous!!!

    1. Yana, these are outstanding cards! Simple but elegant with lots of style, love them! I didn’t know Hero Arts was releasing clear stamps from their wooden ones, how exciting! Great You Tube video, love how you show us all the details and explain it so well. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    1. Your creativity always amazes me! Card #2 is my favorite, and I’ve not only added the dahlia set to my HA wishlist, but also already pinned this fabulous inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Oh so very lovely Yana, as usual, you did a fabulous job on these cards!!! I feel so grateful that you share your time & talent with us!!! Looking forward to more of your videos, blessings & hugs!!!

    1. Your beautiful creation brightens up my day!! Love these floral cards, I am adding them to my To CASE list!! Thanks for the inspirations Yana.

    1. Great cards Yana, I need to remember that sometimes I don’t NEED to color in a floral stamp, what you have done here is wonderful. Thanks to Hero Arts for great new stamps!

    1. I watched these videos on youtube. I cannot get over how beautiful these cards are. I will be using these for inspiration!

    1. Wow, Yana! Beautiful, beautiful floral cards. Love the monochromatic cards. Thanks for the video and inspiration.

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