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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Hero Arts Clear Stamps Peonies
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Peonies
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Hero Arts Peonies Stamp and Die Combo
Hero Arts Peonies Stamp and Die Combo
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts Die Peonies
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Die Peonies
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps You
Hero Arts Clear Stamps You’re Beautiful
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Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Rose Coordinating Set
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Rose Coordinating Set
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Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Dahlia Coordinating Set
Hero Arts Florals Stamp and Cuts Dahlia Coordinating Set
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Hero Arts Florals Clear Stamp Mum Stem
Hero Arts Florals Clear Stamp Mum Stem
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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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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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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Tonic Dual Tipped Blender Brush
Tonic Dual Tipped Blender Brush
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Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Rose Madder Hybrid Ink Pad
Hero Arts Rose Madder Hybrid Ink Pad
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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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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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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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Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
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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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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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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
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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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130 Comments

    1. Fabulous Yana, love the different ways of doing floral cards without colouring. I will definitely be having a go at these. :O)

    1. Such beauty ~ each one so detailed and exquisite! I could stare at these all day – they are so inspiring and the messages made me smile 🙂 TFS ♥

    1. Thanks for your simple but elegant techniques for these cards!

    1. Fabulous cards Yana! I love the floral stamp sets, and what you did with them, makes me want them all. You create with just a little bit of everything (embossing, color combinations, die cuts, etc.) and the results are always inspiring.

    1. Aahhh-such lovely floral cards!
      You’re right-they are beautiful
      enough without coloring.

    1. Such beautiful cards! I’m very happy to find out you can get such stunning results without having to know how to colour!

    1. These are so pretty! Loving all the tone on tone looks, especially the kind of olive gold one, just stunning!

    1. What lovely cards. They remind me of really classy stationery, and it gives me ideas for making a set of stationery for people come birthdays! I also really like that sentiment. That’s often how I feel about the gratitude I can give others. Thanks for sharing such beautiful cards with us!

    1. What an amazing variety of cards !! And as usual, everything is so beautiful !!
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    1. Love these cards, Yana…your many examples and video tutorial are so helpful for inspiring ideas and expanding my card making techniques. tfs

    1. Love the monochromatic background. I like hoe you increased the color intensity by stamping multiple times with versamark

    1. Super cards as usual – love the monochromatic look, very striking !

    1. Stunning cards! These are great techniques to get beautiful cards without all the coloring. I love these ideas and can’t wait to try them out.

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