Good afternoon! It’s the first Monday of the month which means it’s release time for the April My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts!! The April 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:
- 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″ x 18″ Sheets Unryu Paper (Assorted Colors)
The kit value is nearly $75, an amazing deal at $34.99!
And there are several optional add-on items:
I used mostly the main kit items for my card today but I can’t wait to share a card with that adorable pinata soon! 😉
I loved the cactus stamps in the kit and in honor of my recent trip to Phoenix I decided to make a cactus landscape card! I started by stamping the four cactus designs onto a stack of full-sticky post-it notes. I pulled off three sticky notes and fussy cut the cactus which gave me three masks for each design. Then I started building my scene by stamping a cactus on watercolor paper with versafine and heat-embossing it with clear embossing powder, then masking it and stamping another. I repeated this process until I had all the cactus I wanted! 🙂
Then I simply watercolored my scene with my mijello mission gold watercolors. I painted the cactus first and then added a thin layer of masking fluid over each cactus. I let it dry and then added washes with a flat brush to create the sand and sunset! I also flicked darker brown and red paints across the sand to create a little depth and dimension. Once the background was dry I rubbed away the masking fluid and then added little touches of gold by swiping a versamark cube across the panel and heat-embossing it with gold glitter embossing powder! Next I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder and trimmed it down before adhering it to the watercolor panel with foam mounting tape. Finally I stamped the Blanket Patterns bold print background stamp onto a piece of black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed the watercolor piece down and adhered it over the black background to finish my card! I love the cute cactus with the sparkly gold sand! 😉
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! Please your comments before 11:59PM on Sunday, April 8th! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Laurie Willison
- Yana Smakula
- Janette Kausen
- Nichol Spohr
- Ilina Crouse
- Kathy Racoosin
- Clare Prezzia
- Lydia Fiedler
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Kelly Latevola
- Jana Millen
- Amy Tsuruta
- Emily Midgett
- May Park
- Libby Hickson
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