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:
- 4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
- 7 Scenery Fancy Dies
- 14 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (Sand, Mustard, Pumpkin, Cherry, Plum, Adriatic, Arctic)
- 2 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Vellum Paper
- 2 Rolls of 1/2″ Foam Tape, 2.2 yd. each, in 2 thicknesses
- Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (Black)
And there are several beautiful add-on sets that you can see below:
The kit value is $93, an amazing deal at $34.99!
I shared this card using the kit over on the Hero Arts blog this weekend:
And today I’m sharing a card using one of the add-on dies, Tree Arch!
I’ve always been a sucker for a night sky and I thought this die would provide the perfect frame for a romantic card! To start I die-cut the Tree Arch die with black cardstock and silver glitter cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the kit onto the black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I adhered the trees together with a slight overlap so the silver would peek through!
Next I blended distress oxide inks in black soot, chipped sapphire, and peacock feathers onto a piece of white cardstock. I splattered it with water and white paint to create a night sky full of stars. I also die-cut a circle, blended a little pumice stone distress oxide ink onto the bottom of the circle, and splattered it with white paint. While the paint was just a tiny bit damp I blended more pumice stone over the circle and the splatters seemed to hold the color more easily resulting in a more realistic looking moon! I adhered that behind the tree arch and then adhered the tree arch to my blended background to finish the card! I went for a romantic moonlit night but you could easily change up the colors and create a sunny daylight card or a vibrant sunset or sunrise!
To celebrate the release Hero Arts is giving away one April 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, April 7th! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
- Janette Kausen
- Ilina Crouse
- Nichol Spohr
- Michelle Short
- Caly Person
- Emily Midgett
- Julee Tilman
- Laurie Willison
- Amy Kolling
- Debi Adams
- Lydia Fiedler
Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the hop!!