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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2022 Blog Hop And Giveaway

Hello crafty friends! I am here today to show you this absolutely gorgeous kit Hero Arts has for April. I have no doubt that this kit will be quite popular. If you like it, I would suggest getting it sooner than later because they can (and do) sell out. Without further ado, let’s check out this months kit!

Hero Arts describes this kit as: “Our fun and floral April kit is a celebration of spring as well as the amazing people in all of our lives. It features a gorgeous cling background with bees and flowers. Three layering stencils make the coloring process easy; simply pair them with the inks and blending brush included in the kit, and you’ll quickly have cards in fresh spring colors. Combine the “amazing” word die with the mix and match messages in the stamp set for expressing thanks, celebrating birthdays, sending Mother’s Day greetings and more. We’ve also included dies for highlighting select images from the background, and the kit is rounded out with enamel embellishments which complement the ink colors perfectly.

Kit Contents:
• 3″ x 4″ Clear Stamp Set
• 6″ x 6″ Cling Stamp
• 3 6″ x 6″ Color Layering Stencils
• 3 Frame Cuts
• Word Fancy Die & Frame
• 3 Ink Cubes (Rose Madder, Green Apple, Cotton Candy)
• Ink Blending Brush (size may vary)
• Spring Enamel Dots
Kit Value: $75
Kit Cost: $34.99

I have 2 inspirational cards for you… I really hope you like them. Let’s get to it!

For this card, I started by die cutting the “Amazing” sentiment 2 times from white cardstock, once from vellum, and adhering all the layers together (the vellum should be on top). This was so I could do a letter press/mirror technique. I marked the center in pencil, inked my vellum die cut with soft granite ink (laying it ink side down), and dry embossed it onto white cardstock using a rubber mat and die cut machine.

Using the large background stamp included in the kit, I inked it up in black then used the coordinating stencils to color the images. These inks included: Pool Party, Blue Raspberry, Key Lime Fizz, Green Apple, and Thistle Reactive Inks. I used the dies to cut the individual flowers and I fussy cut the small group of purple flowers for a pop of color. I love how these dies cut right up to the inked line. I also couldn’t resist cutting out the cute little bee. Pitch black cardstock was used to die cut the “Amazing” sentiment 2 times.

I adhered my flower elements first using liquid glue and then added the “Amazing” die cut right above the shadow letter press. I stamped the secondary sentiment onto a small strip of Paradise cardstock using embossing ink and heat setting with white embossing powder. This strip was popped up with some extra cardstock scraps to give a little dimension. Don’t forget the bee! He was colored with a gold gel pen and adhered to the strip. I trimmed 1/4 of an inch from the top and bottom of the panel so that gorgeous blue would show from the card base.

Supply List:

This next card uses the kit in a more “traditional” manner. I absolutely love the color combo…pinks, kraft and gold.

I stamped the large background onto Sand cardstock with embossing ink, covered in gold embossing powder, and heat set. I colored the images using the matching stencils with Cotton Candy, Rose Matter, Green Hills, Field greens and Grape Juice. The panel was trimmed down to 4 by 5 1/4 inches. I also cut 1/2 inch out of the top 3rd to spotlight the sentiment. The panel was adhered to pink shimmer paper that came in a previous Hero Arts kit. The amazing was cut 2 times from white cardstock and stacked for dimension. The secondary sentiment was gold heat embossed onto a small strip of cardstock. From the scraps of the embossed panel, I cut the bee and an extra flower. All the elements were adhered with liquid glue. A few enamel dots were added for a bit of fun.

Supply List:

GIVEAWAY:We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, April 10th 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
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Seeka
Special Guests:
Meg Brooks
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel

Thanks for joining me today!

42 thoughts on “Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2022 Blog Hop And Giveaway”

  1. Wow!! These cards are stunning!! I love the color combos in both cards!! The technique with the vellum and mirroring the amazing is simply amazing!! Great inspiration!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Great designs on your cards! The first card with it’s mirror image is wonderful. I especially love the pink card. The gold embossing powder goes well with the pink design and the embellishments add the right finishing touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi Meg. Fantastic letter press shadow! That little Amazing die may be my favorite item in this kit. It just has so much to offer. Your color choices are on point. Thank you for sharing you ideas with us.

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  4. Your cards are simply stunning Meg! I adore the effect of the vellum letter press look on the’amazing’ die!! So striking!!! And I agree about the pink gold and kraft combo. Always a winner. Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! 🙂

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  5. That first card with the vellum and mirroring technique is so interesting. I will refer back to this for demonstration!

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  6. Gorgeous cards! Both ARE amazing tee hee! Love the reflection in your first one and the second one with the break in the card front and all of that beautiful gold! Fantastic!

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  7. Nice project ideas for the kit. I like the idea for the sentiment on the first card. Great color and layers.

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