Good afternoon! Today is the release day for the Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero kit and it’s a must-have!! You should have arrived from May but if not, you can head to the Hero Arts Blog to start at the beginning! The February kit is now available for purchase at Hero Arts but once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good so make sure to head over and shop soon!
The kit contains:
- 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
I know everyone might not agree but I kinda love rainy days….especially when I can just watch them from the comfort of my window. And sometimes my cat will join me! 😉
To create my card I die-cut the window with white cardstock and then ran it through my bigshot with the coordinating die that embosses the pretty design into the window die. I also die-cut the kitty with black cardstock and adhered her to the window sill. Next I used a pencil to lightly outline the window die on my card panel so could mask it off to create my sky. I taped off the edges and then blended chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch, and salty ocean distress ink onto my panel to create my sky.
I let the distress ink dry completely and then placed the cloud stencil over my sky and used the sponge to dab unicorn white pigment ink over the sky. I moved the cloud stencil a few times and dabbed the ink on to create dimension. While the pigment ink was still wet I sprinkled it with sparkle embossing powder and heat-set it. Then I removed the masking tape and stamped the sentiment with intense black ink. Finally I adhered the window with foam mounting tape and that’s it!
To celebrate the release 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 so make sure you leave a comment at each hop stop for the most chances to win! If you win and have already purchased the kit you will be reimbursed! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
The Hero Arts Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
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Sue LD says
Love this rainy window scene with the cat!
Cindi Hall says
I would love to win this kit! Thanks for the chance.
love your card!
Michele F says
Jess this so darling, and thoughtful … I’d sit by that window with your adorable cat, too!!
love this kit – your card is the true vision of a cat on a rainy day!!
Carla Hundley says
What a lovely view
this card presents!
Love the color of
the sky and the
cute cat on the
Carla from Utah
Cindy C. says
Adorable scene!! I love it!
Karen B. says
Kitty – love her looking out the window.
Such a lovely scene! I’m with you – rainy days are nice, when watching from the comfort of your own home. 😉
Love the sparkle embossing touch! 🙂
Pat Robinson says
Love, love the window scene with the cat watching the gentle rain!
Beautiful card!! Love the lil scene you created. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love everything in that window! the sky, the rain, the clouds! Perfection!
Glad to see how you used the cat die…just what I was waiting for,so now I feel better buying the kit😀!
Jessica Monte says
love love you card I can’t wait to get this kit.
Patti G says
Love this card and this new kit!!!
I loved seeing the window die being used!
Andrea Shell says
What a great card! I’m so glad to see the accompanying dies in action!
Natalie Winterstein says
I love your card! That window is gorgeous!!
Nancy Deffner says
Love the way you used the window! Beautiful.
Love this card. I have a black cat and we cuddle sometimes when it rains.
Love the window die. Lovely card!!
Isabel Z says
This is an amazing kit!!!
Carrie Rhoades says
I was excited when I hopped over to your blog to see that you used the black cat silhouette, it’s so cute. And I love the sparkly clouds.
Liz McAllister says
I was hoping someone would use the window die! So cute
Love your window idea , poor kitty 🙂
Leanne in Cali says
What a great card! That scene is perfect with the window and the kitty. Thanks for sharing!!