Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero April Blog Hop. Wet Watercolor

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero April Blog Hop. Wet Watercolor

Hello all and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of April My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts (more on that below).

My initial reaction when I first got the kit was WHOA! I enjoy waterocloring once in awhile and this kit is a dream come true! The stamp set included in the kit is fantastic and perfect for coloring, the flower is large enough to be able to easily color and add stunning details. The watercolor sampler set is also fantastic, even thought its a sampler there’s still lots of watercolor to be able to color several images and even make a background or two (I shared one on Hero Arts blog the other day, here’s one more project using this kit).

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero April Blog Hop. Wet Watercolor

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I used Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper (its the best one in my book so far) and heat embossed the flower and leaves in white embossing powder. My favorite way to watercolor is over wet paper, so I usually like to a lay a layer of clean water over my image and then begin adding color. This way I’m able to get a beautiful transition from a very saturated to almost white.

I used my favorite color combination for this card – yellow, teal and white. The flower was colored using Cad. Yellow Deep Hue and a bit of Quinacridone Gold and for the leaves I used Ultramarine Turquoise.

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero April Blog Hop. Wet Watercolor

To make this flower dimensional I also added some physical dimension by shaping the petals with my fingers. Its easier to shape them while the paper is still wet or at least damp.

I used a beautiful Woodgrain background stamp and heat embossed is in white over light gray cardstock for the background of my card. I also added a die cut vellum panel, it serves a double purpose here – mutes a part of the background and helps the flower to stand out and it also houses a white heat embossed Thinking of You sentiment.

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero April Blog Hop. Wet Watercolor

To complete this project I also added a few pearls in pastel blue.


The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone so if love it- better grab it now! If you are into watercolor you are going to love it! I know I do.

You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!


The kit contains: 4×6 clear stamp set; 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); Paper Layering die, which allows you to pop-up a single stamped rose for a different dimensional look; 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); waterbrush; heavy cardstock in cream and white; notecards and pearls.

There are 3 optional add-on items:

  • Happy Mother’s Day
  • Happy Mother’s Day Frame Cuts
  • DANIEL SMITH watercolor paints in 15ml tubes – 18 colors in all, the colors used on the Hero Arts Palette dot sheet.


Want more inspiration? Hop along with us and see lots more creative projects made using this kit.


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 so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!


Arches COLD PRESS WATERCOLOR PAD 9x12 inches 012852
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray FG27
Bazzill 40 LB VELLUM 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad VM001
ScraPerfect PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH Multi-Purpose Craft Tool 000013
DMC Metallic LIGHT SILVER Embroidery Thread 283ZA
Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive FT004
3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
Hero Arts Cling Stamp WOODGRAIN BOLD PRINTS BY LIA CG675 Lia Griffith
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches
Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine Spellbinders



    1. What a beautiful card. I love the colors and that you gave the petals dimension!

    1. Beautiful card. I love the soft colours but effective outcome. Thanks.

    1. Gorgeous card. Love the detailed flowers , and the vellum panel bringing it all together.

    1. my jaw dropped when saw your card! Simply beautiful! Thank you so much for explaining how you did it, so I can try it out too.

    1. my jaw dropped when I saw your card, simply beautiful… I would frame it! Thank you for explaining how you did it, so I can try my hand at it too.

    1. Love the colors you used! I want to try those watercolors

    1. You always do such fabulous work! You are right, this is a phenomenal kit!

    1. Love the design of your card. The vellum on top of your woodgrain background is just perfect for making your pretty flower shine. Keeping my fingers crossed I might actually win this winderful kit…

    1. This card is fantastic!! Your watercoloring is just stunning!

    1. I really like the woodgrain background on vellum – a soft touch that allows the eye to focus on the beautiful watercolored flowers!

    1. Wow, the colors on these flowers just glow! Love the wood grained background embossed in white!

    1. Like the colors & dimension of the floral creation. Have a BEE-utiful day!
      “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    1. I personally like all your creation Yana. You are a great in card making. This one is just absoulate gorgeous!! Now I eagerly want this stamp 😉 Thank you so much for inspiring us. Have a great day. 🙂

    1. Lovely card and awesome color combination! Great dimension in the card!

    1. I’m loving the flower on this card! The color is wonderful!

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