Good afternoon! It’s the first Monday of the month which means it’s release time for the March My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts!! The March 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
- 27 Coordinating Frame Cuts
- 5.5″ x 4.25″ Aquarium Fancy Die
- 3 Water Reactive Ink Cubes (Sea Salt, Sea Glass, Blue Water)
- Blue and Green Droplets
And there are several gorgeous add-on sets that you can see below:
The kit value is $75, an amazing deal at $34.99!
I shared this card using the kit over on the Hero Arts blog this weekend:
Today I’m sharing a card using one of the add-on sets, Jellyfish Party Bold Prints and a new, to me, medium!
If you saw my countdown post on the Hero Arts blog you’ll know that I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium last summer and one of my favorites exhibits were the gorgeous jellyfish! When I saw the jellyfish background stamp I was smitten!!
I absolutely love jellyfish…their iridescence, the way they move, the range of colors…I think they’re just beautiful. Though I’m pretty sure I would not want to run into them in the water! 😉 I decided to try two-blend watercoloring with my tombow markers to create this rainbow swarm of jellies! I started by stamping the Jellyfish Party Bold Prints with versamark on arches cold-press watercolor paper and heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder. Then I took pale pink, green, purple, and blue tombow markers and added a variety of colors to the jellyfish centers and edges. Next I took a paintbrush and used water to blend the colors together. I repeated this across the entire panel and then added a wash using a grey marker and damp paintbrush. I love how the little bit of shading under the jellies gives a little dimension to the scene!
While the panel was drying I stamped the sentiment from the kit onto white cardstock and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. I trimmed it down to an angled label. Then I added spectrum noir clear sparkle and nuvo crystal glaze to some of the jellies and sprinkled them with chunky glitter. Once that dried I added the sentiment with foam mounting tape. Finally I added a few iridescent sequins to finish the card!
To celebrate the release Hero Arts is giving away one My Monthly Hero 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 comment before 11:59PM EST on Sunday, March 11th! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Nichol Spohr
- Michelle Short
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Janette Kausen
- Ilina Crouse
- Emily Midgett
- Caly Person
- Lydia Fiedler
- Laurie Willison
- Julee Tilman
- Jennifer McGuire
- Debi Adams
- Amy Kolling
- Libby Hickson
- Mariana Grigsby
Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the hop!!