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Monday, October 5, 2015

Crackled Poinsettia

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun new thing from Hero Arts called My Monthly Hero! Every month, Hero Arts will offer a new kit, some designed by Hero, some designed by awesome people out in our wonderful crafting industry - they are calling it "creativity in a box". Fun, yes?! This month they kicked things off with a beautiful Color Layering Poinsettia!

This particular kit comes with the poinsettia stamps, matching dies and five mini ink cubes. For today's card, I decided to give the poinsettias an "aged" look, and coated them with Distress crackle paint after stamping and die-cutting. (I was inspired to dig out the crackle paint after watching Jenn Shurkus use it on some gorgoeus leaves!) Once the cracks formed, I rubbed a bit of vintage photo Distress ink in, to enhance that "aged" look. Do you recognize that background stamp? It's an older one from Hero Arts, called Starburst Lace. Still one of my favorites!

The My Monthly Hero kit launches in the Hero Arts store today. It is only available while supplies last, so if you're interested in it, I suggest you hurry on over - I have a feeling this is going to sell out quickly!

Check out these other fabulous bloggers who are sharing projects made with the kit today:

Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Jayne Nelson
Joan Bardee
Kathy Racoosin
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
Sandy Allnock
Suzanne Dahlberg
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

And for a closer look at the kit contents, check out this video! Guess who filmed it? Moi! I am not a video-making-pro by any stretch, but I admit I had fun filming this.

Because really, who doesn't get excited when crafty goodness arrives in their mailbox?? :-)

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Great card. Love the kit, I have a lot of Dec. Birthdays that would be great to use it for cards.

  2. Great touch 'roughing the edges' of the main panel!

  3. that lace background is genius!! gorgeous card

  4. Just had to comment. Your card is my favorite thus far. Beautiful! :)

  5. Oh wow, what an awesome card!! I loved the Distress technique you used on it.

  6. So cool! What a neat effect that crackle gives!

  7. Love your card Libby - and I enjoyed the video :-) The cost for me would be prohibitive with the difference in the value of our dollar to yours, and add postage to that and .... :-(.

  8. Libby, your card is simply beautiful! I love the red and brown!


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