Good morning! Today is the day… the July My Monthly Hero kit is now available for purchase, along with all of the fabulous add-ons! The Hero Arts Creative Team is hopping with some incredibly talented guests to showcase these new products and give you some inspiration for when you receive your own kit! 😉 You should have arrived from Clare’s blog and your next stop is Ilina’s blog.
This month’s kit is a darling Summer Carnival theme, and it includes:
6″x8″ stamp set
10 fancy dies
A2 Fancy Die
3 ink cubes (red and blue reactive, white Unicorn pigment)
3 4″x6″ chipboard postcards
This kit is valued at over $70, but is available to you for only $34.99! Talk about bang for your buck. These kits have a tendency to sell out quickly, so don’t hesitate to get your own, because once it’s gone-it’s gone! Afraid you’ll miss out on a future kit? Be sure to subscribe so that you’re first in line to get your own kit each month!
I’ve created two projects today, the first one featuring the main kit itself, and another using one of the adorable add-ons. I know carnivals are supposed to be bright, primary colors, but I wanted to go a different direction with some soft pastels, vellum, and stripes. I started with a panel of white card stock, masking some stripes and using my ink blending tool to blend Soft Sky ink. I peeled back the masking paper to reveal some pretty, soft blue stripes. I also die cut one of the Infinity Tag Frame dies from some more white card stock, then again blended Soft Sky ink to create a custom colored die cut panel.
I heat embossed and die cut several of the fair elements from the main kit using white embossing powder and vellum, then used my Copic markers to color on the back of the vellum images to create an ethereal, stained glass look. On my blue Infinity Tag Frame die cut, I stamped the smaller silhouette image using Dusty Blue ink for a tone-on-tone look, heat embossed the sentiment in white, then layered all of the die cuts on top using liquid adhesive. I popped up the Tag die cut using foam adhesive, then added some jute twine to add a bit of textural interest.
For the second project today, I wanted to use the sweet Ornate Carousel stamp and die set. I had a pastel rainbow in my head, so I used my stencil brushes to blend Soft Pink, Soft Apricot, Soft Yellow, Mint Julep, Soft Pool inks down the front of my white card base. Using the stencil brushes instead of an ink blending tool gives a lighter, more ethereal look.
For the focal image of the card, I stamped and die cut the beautifully intricate unicorn image and the top and base of the carousel using Intense Black ink. I colored the images using my Copic markers, then added some sparkle pen and Crystal Lacquer over the top of my unicorn to give that glossy look of the real horses on the carousel. I adhered the die cuts to a vellum oval die cut, then hid my foam adhesive behind the die cuts and popped it up on the rainbow card front.
Well, what do you think? These images are SO detailed…. they’re just gorgeous to work with!
Now, for a giveaway!!! We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! (If you purchase a kit and then win the contest, Hero Arts will reimburse you for your purchased kit!) Here’s the full hop lineup, so you can leave your comments:
The Hero Arts Blog
May Sukyong Park
Thanks so much for visiting, and good luck!