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My Month Hero July 2021 Blog Hop and Give Away

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to show you the My Monthly Hero Kit July 2021! This is the cutest! This kit is filled with magical forrest fairies and gnomes. Who couldn’t use a little magic in their life?!

Kit Contents:
• 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
• 18 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• 3 Dye Ink Cubes (Green Hills, Soft Purple, Pale Tomato)
• Mushroom Washi Tape
• Stardust Sequins
Kit Value: $72
Kit Cost: $34.99

For my card, I did a little “anti-coloring”. I blacked out images and focused on the background. I hope you enjoy it!

I cut a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock to 4 by 5 1/4 inches and decided how to arrange my stamps. I then used Intensified black ink and stamped out my images. I used a Black Copic to fill in the flower and stump images. I then masked my images 2 different ways: The stump and flowers were coved in embossing ink using a pen and then heat set with clear embossing powder. The fairies were covered with masking fluid (these images are quite small but it all worked out just fine).

After the masking fluid was dry, I used some washi tape to frame out the area that I was ink blending. The inks I used for the night scene were: Rose Madder, Raspberry Jam, Passion Flower, Grape Juice, and Blue Reactive ink. For a few stars, I sprayed some shimmer mist. I then carefully removed the masking fluid with an eraser.

I used my anti static powder bag for the sentiment and around the fairies so the gold embossing powder wouldn’t stick and heat set. For those tiny little stars and sparkles, I used an embossing pen… which has really come in handy. If you don’t have one, I highly suggest it! After ink blending I found that my fairy images weren’t as bold as I would like. I simply took a small tipped black marker and outlined them.

I added the finished panel to an A2 size side fold card base in Nautical (which matches perfectly with that night sky). To add some dimension, some scrap cardstock was added behind the panel.

Supply List:

MMH July 2021 Card kit

Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Nautical Cardstock

Embossing Pen

Gold embossing powder

Clear embossing powder

Embossing ink

Floral Hues Dye Cubes

Rose Madder Ink

Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink

Black Copic Marker

Fine Line Marker

Shimmer mist

GIVEAWAY:We will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, July 11th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Special Guests:
Jennifer Kotas
Jennifer McGuire
Meg Brooks <——————————————- YOU ARE HERE
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel

I hope that you enjoyed all of this crafty inspiration and thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Stay crafty my friends!

37 thoughts on “My Month Hero July 2021 Blog Hop and Give Away”

  1. The fairies are my least favorite part of this kit, but I like them much better after seeing your example. Thanks for giving me a new perspective.


  2. Dear Meg –
    LOVE the silhouette look to this card as well as the superb background. I think this release has so much to offer – and clearly you made terrific use of the new monthly kit to create your excellent offering.
    Lori S in PA


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