Hi there! Today is the first Monday of the month, so that means that the new My Monthly Hero kit is available for purchase! This month’s kit is just plain fun, featuring a unique Art Deco theme, and an absolutely gorgeous cover plate die included in the kit itself, along with lots of fun add-ons. You should have arrived from Caly Person’s blog and your next stop is Julee Tilman’s blog.
This month’s kit features a Mediterranean theme, with really beautiful intricate dies and a lovely English and Italian sentiment set, as well as some great basic supplies, including a sampler of some of the gorgeous new card stock that Hero Arts released in the latest catalog!
The add-ons this month are particularly great, too!! These kits frequently sell out, and once they’re gone, they’re gone… so don’t wait and miss out! You can also subscribe to make sure that you get first dibs every month. The kits will begin shipping from the warehouse on Friday, April 5th. I have a couple of projects to show you today, so let’s get started!
For my first project, I used one of the dies included in the main kit and combined it with a rectangular die cut frame to create a little village on the Mediterranean coast. You know the photos of those bright white villages where the buildings almost seem stacked on each other up the hillside? I was trying to create that same look by staggering the multiples of the same die cut within the frame. I die cut one of the dies included in the kit four times from white card stock, then used the Picket Fence Studios blending brushes to lightly blend Soft Vanilla ink along the top of each die cut to help age the white buildings a bit. I also die cut a frame using the Rectangular Infinity dies from some more white card stock.
Next, I masked off the edges of a white card base and blended some Soft Sky ink to create a sky background using the same blending brushes. I adhered the die cuts to the frame, staggering them to create a unique line for each row of buildings. I adhered the die cuts on the blended card base using foam tape. I also added a greeting on a white strip using foam tape.
For my next project, I wanted to use one of the beautiful add-ons to make a quick, colorful card. The Carnevale stamp set has a variety of gorgeously detailed images, and I gold embossed the traditional Carnevale mask and coordinating sentiment onto some Adriatic card stock (which is one of the colors included in the sampler in this month’s kit). I then used my Luminance pencils to add some quick color to the mask and its feather.
After I’d trimmed the edges of the dark teal panel, I splattered some Glimmer paint on the panel to add some sparkle and whimsy, also stamping some little stars from the Carnevale stamp set using gold sparkle ink. I used the Life Changing Blending Brushes to add some subtle tone-on-tone blending on two corners of the card front to help draw the eye down towards the mask and sentiment. I mounted the panel on some gold metallic card stock that I had left over from a previous My Monthly Hero kit for a gold frame on the edge.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information!
Hero Arts is giving away one kit to a lucky commenter (and if you’ve already purchased one, they will reimburse you!). All you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Here’s the full lineup in case you got lost: