Welcome to the My Monthly Hero April 2018 Release & Blog Hop!
- 6"x 8" Clear Stamp Set
- 20 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
- 1 Ornate Floral Border Die
- 3 Reactive Ink Cubes (Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow)
- 3 - 6"x18" Sheets Unryu Paper (Assorted Colors)
This amazing kit is valued at $74.00 and you can pick it up for only $34.99 HERE!
The main kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday April 6th.
Be sure to subscribe HERE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!
For my cards today, I used images and greeting stamps from the main kit with the Blanket Pattern Bold Print background stamp. The Blanket Pattern Bold Print was used to create custom "patterned papers" for the bottom 2/3 of each card. Distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber made for bright and colorful prints.
The first patterned background was created by masking off parts of the background stamp with post it tape and stamping a couple of lines of the image with one color of Distress Oxide Ink before masking off another couple of lines and stamping another color. This is a great way to achieve a multi-color background look quickly and easily.
The second patterned background was created by doing the exact same thing but them masking each section off again and using the ink blending tool over the stamped areas for more intense tone-on-tone color. This is great is you don't want any of the white cardstock base to show through.
The third patterned background was created by inking up some smooth white cardstock with the three colors of ink ombre style and stamping the Blanket Pattern Bold Print over the background with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.
Each card was finished by stamping an image and a sentiment from the main kit on smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ink, coloring in the images with Copic Markers and adhering the strip to the top of the patterned card base.
A thin strip of black cardstock is the perfect divider between the stamped images and the inked backgrounds.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these three My Monthly Hero cards from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
S U P P L I E S
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S H O P P I N G
Shop the April My Monthly Hero kit and add ons by clicking the links below. Add on products are also available at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. Affiliate links used.
G I V E A W A Y
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. The giveaway closes Sunday, April 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
The winner of the the April Card Kit is posted HERE. Congrats!
K E E P H O P P I N G
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Laurie Willison
- Yana Smakula
- Janette Kausen
- Nichol Spohr I
- lina Crouse
- Kathy Racoosin
- Clare Prezzia
- Lydia Fiedler
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- Kelly Latevola
- Jana Millen
- Amy Tsuruta
- Emily Midgett
- May Park
- Libby Hickson