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Video: Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Park-

Happy Monday! Welcome to the Hero Arts February 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop. If you came from the amazing Lydia’s blog, you are right on track! Today the creative team girls and guests are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of February My Monthly Hero Kit.HeroArts_HandmadeCard_MayPark_2

I’m a big fan of mixing images from different stamp sets and building my own scene which tells a story. So I chose three images from three different stamp sets to create my own scene: a bear from the Fun in the Rain stamp set, a girl and raindrop images from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit.

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If you don’t do sketches before you make a card, I recommended you to play around with your stamps on the card front before stamping. It’s a good way to plan out your card design especially when you want to build your own scene – so you know where to stamp your images and sentiment in balance.

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I added some shadows along the bottom of my images using Copic markers . This step is very important as it helps create a feeling of distance between the bear and the girl. Make sure to check out my video for more details. 

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The February My Monthly Hero Kit is available in limited quantities for a limited time – once it’s gone, it’s gone. So grab yours right HERE, before they are gone! The kit value is over $70, and Hero Arts has an amazing deal at $34.99.

This month’s kit includes:

  • 1 4X6 clear stamp set
  • 20 coordinating dies
  • 1 coordinating stencil, with several cutouts included
  • 1 Soft Sky ink cube
  • 1 sponge for daubing 
  • 2 thin rolls of glitter washi tape in blue and silver 
  • 1 skein silver embroidery thread
  • Vellum in blue and patterned white 

There are several optional ADD-ON products – they are also available for purchase on Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
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HA
 Hero Arts Raining Cats and Dogs Stamp Set
Hero Arts Raining Cats and Dogs Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Stamp Set
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Rain or Shine Stamp Set
Hero Arts Rain or Shine Stamp Set
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HA
Hero Arts Cloud Raindrop Confetti Fancy Die
Hero Arts Cloud Raindrop Confetti Fancy Die
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Frame Cuts
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Raining Fluff Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Raining Fluff Frame Cuts
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SSS | HA

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card – I’m sharing lots of tips you don’t want to miss! You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube channel:

How to Make a Card by Building Your Own Scene

  1. Trim white cardstock into 4.25″x5.5″ using Tim Holtz paper trimmer.
  2. Stamp the images with Hero Arts intense black ink on the card front: a bear from the Fun in the Rain stamp set, a girl and raindrop images from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit.
  3. Color the images with Copic markers.
  4. Add some shadows along the bottom of the bear and girl using Copic markers N0 and BG10.
  5. Adhere the colored panel onto A2 sized top folding card using Tombow permanent adhesive.
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Raining Cats and Dogs stamp set with Hero Arts black ink.
  7. Add some shimmer on the umbrellas with Wink of Stella glitter clear brush.
  8. Add little dots on girl’s dress with Uni-Ball white gel pen.

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So can you guess what story I made up for my card today? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear what you think! 🙂

Giveaway

Hero Arts is giving away one February My Monthly Hero Kit to one lucky winner. Leave your comments across all of the blogs in the hop by Sunday, February 12 at 11:59 pm PT, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the amazing Jessica’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Wanda Guess
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Kathy Racoosin
Debby Hughes
Kelly Latevola
Lydia Fiedler
May Park (you’re here!)
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Michelle Short

Supplies 

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS), Ellen Hutson(EH) and Hero Arts(HA). Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you where possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad Black
Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad Black
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SSS | HA | EH
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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SSS | HA | EH
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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SSS | EH
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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SSS | EH
Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush
Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush
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SSS | EH
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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SSS | HA | EH
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
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SSS | EH
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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SSS | EH
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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SSS | EH
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
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HA
 Hero Arts Raining Cats and Dogs Stamp Set
Hero Arts Raining Cats and Dogs Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Stamp Set
Hero Arts Fun in the Rain Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Tombow Permanent Adhesive
Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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SSS
Hero Arts Acrylic Block
Hero Arts Acrylic Block
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SSS | HA

288 Comments

  1. IRINA KNIAZEVA

    Very CAS! )))

    03 . Mar . 2017
  2. Debbie

    So glad to see you May, it wouldn’t be a blog hop without My May!!! Beautiful card!!!!

    14 . Feb . 2017
  3. Billie Rillo

    Beautiful and adorable cards, the rain fits perfectly!

    14 . Feb . 2017
  4. annheidel

    What a fun new kit! I like your card.

    13 . Feb . 2017
  5. Kate B

    Cute card & great coloring!

    12 . Feb . 2017
  6. Kathy Mc

    Oh, so cute, May! Great coloring also.

    12 . Feb . 2017
  7. Gail Plaskiewicz

    I really love those raindrops! They are the best ever! I love the bear with the umbrella and the girl with the umbrella and how you colored everything. You did a really great job and thank you for allowing us to win something. I’m having so much fun on this hop!

    11 . Feb . 2017
  8. Kathryn D

    This is so sweet! I love your card and the kit/add ons.

    11 . Feb . 2017
  9. Susan R K

    Love your card & sentiment. Love this month’s kit

    11 . Feb . 2017
  10. Ruth MacNaughton

    What a fantastic kit for making encouragement card! I love the card you created May!

    11 . Feb . 2017
  11. Beverly Jordan

    So sweet and encouraging!!

    11 . Feb . 2017
  12. Ronda

    ADORABLE!

    11 . Feb . 2017
  13. LaDonna Shelly

    What a darling card

    11 . Feb . 2017

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