Hi there! Today’s the day…. it’s the first Monday of the new month, so we have the newest My Monthly Hero release and blog hop to share with you today! This month’s kit is perfect for those difficult-to-create masculine cards. Let’s get started with some of the details!
In this month’s kit, you’ll receive a large 6×8 stamp set, coordinating frame cuts, 2 fancy dies, 5 ink cubes, 4 5.5×8.5 sheets of two new Hero Hues cardstock colors, and new blue pearl embossing powder, valued at over $75, all for $34.99! 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, July 5th. I have two projects to share with you today, so let’s get started!
I will admit something… I struggle to create scenes on a full card front. The “canvas” almost seems too big and is intimidating to my mind’s eye. I have found that I can create scenes if I limit the canvas size, and my favorite way to do this is to create a die cut frame. I began by masking the edge of a white panel, then stamping the mountains from the main kit on the horizon, then lightly blending a sky above. I masked the bottom of the mountains with some Post-It notes and blended some blue water towards the bottom of the framed in area.
After the stamping and blending was finished, I removed the masks to reveal a rectangular scene. I used that scene to create a white die cut frame with the Infinity Rectangle dies. I also die cut a line of trees using one of the fancy dies included in the main kit, cut from some dark green card stock, as well as stamping the little boat with it’s captain and first mate. 😉 I also stamped a greeting from the main kit on a rectangle of white card stock.
After I’d die cut and stamped all of the pieces, I adhered them to the blended and stamped card base using foam tape to create lots of dimension! Perfect for that outdoorsy guy in your life, right?
For my second card today, I wanted to put to use my favorite of the add-ons: Camper Fancy Die. There are some really fun add-on stamps and dies that coordinate beautifully with the main kit, but as soon as I saw the Camper Fancy Die, I wanted to pair it with the Paper Layering Desert Cactus and Paper Layering Prickly Cactus. I used the new Meadow card stock for both cacti, die cutting them both and doing a bit of blending around the edges for dimension using Moss ink and some blending brushes.
Next, I die cut the new Camper Fancy Die from some plain white card stock, ink blending some pale gray ink around the edges and adding details with Copic markers. (I have no idea if campers have red doors like that, but if they don’t they really should! Such a fun detail!)
I trimmed down a panel of the new Lapis card stock and blended some Stone Wash ink around the edges. I layered the die cuts using foam tape and added a greeting from the main kit heat embossed in white on a rectangle of Pitch Black card stock.
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!
Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. Here’s the full lineup in case you got lost:
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Karthikha Uday says
Wonderful scene! I love the frame! <3 The second is bright and lovely 🙂
Joan Walker says
Such awesome cards. You are so talented.
Dee Earnshaw says
loving your cards – perfect for the summer getaway
What a fun set – so summer!
Love your cards, they just make me smile!
Kari Mano says
Beautiful cards, this is the perfect kit.
Diane Bakehouse says
I like your idea about limiting the canvas size. I always love these kinds of cards but rarely think of making them. Can’t wait to get my kit.
Laurie Brown says
Beautiful cards!! The scene is perfect!! The camper is awesome!
Love the card, especially the way you have created dimensions into it!
Anne Sturgeon says
The frame is such a great look. My brother is a huge fisherman. This kit will work so well with him in mind. Thanks for sharing this.
Jean marmo says
Such fun cards. Looks like a wonderful kit.
Sharon Gullikson says
The trailer is just adorable. And the fishing scene makes me REALLY want to go camping. Even more than before.
Carol E Wortman says
So touched by the “first mate” card, beautifully tranquil; really want this set! Thank you for the opportunity! That second card,tee hee. Whoa…monster cacti really made me laugh, very cute!♡♡
Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com says
Both are awesome cards, but the camper card is just amazing! Love it!!!
Elizabeth Burrows says
Love how it appears as if you are looking through a window
Kelly Kennedy says
Love what you did with these cards! The framing on the first is genius but I’m swooning over the colours on the camper card!
Dori Beaurain says
Both cards are just beautiful!
Angie S. says
It looks just like the sun is raising, great scene
Wow, I love both of these cards! The first one looks like it should hang on the wall and the second one shows off the amazing camper so well.
Love both of your cards! I really like the framing on the first one… and what a great masculine card. And that camper is so cute! I want that die!
Kristin D says
Such fun cards!!! Thanks for inspiring!
Leanne in Cali says
Great projects! I love the kit and that camper die. Thanks for sharing with us!!
Emily Henry says
I love the camper as well. We camped when our children were young. Many wonderful memories.
Isabel Z says
Love the way you used a frame.
I love the way you framed the first one and what a great camping card!
Barbara Koppelman says
Nice card, great idea.thanks for giving me inspiration!
Heidi Hurley says
Love the versatility of this kit – and I think it will coordinate nicely with previous kits! Perfect summer cards :).
Yolanda F. says
The whole kit is wonderful. I love the camper, iot’s soo cute
Kathy Dippner says
Fabulous cards! I love the red door on the camper.
Laura H says
really great cards!
Lisa Norstrom says
Great projects – I love the way you framed out your first scene – I too struggle with larger scenes, so I am totally going to try that effect.
Tanna LoHouse says
Your cards are stunning!!!
Jesusa Tan says
Love the scenes… very nice cards
Molly Hanes says
Great card. I can’t wait to get my kit!
Patricia Brown says
Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing.
Robin Kepler says
The fishing card has a postcard vibe and it’s really cool.
Love your cards, great colours and fun details
Beautiful cards! Love them both!
Love the cards, awesome set for the males in your life
Gail S says
My kind of camping – a camper – not a tent – heheh – lovely cards TFS
Sue Hudson says
Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing.
Such a fun kit! Thanks for the great inspiration ❣️ Can’t wait to get mine to play too💞
Bernice J says
Great idea to cut the canvas area.
Robyn S says
Like the idea of creating a frame to help with a scene card and enjoyed the camper card.
Holly Flores says
Wow, these are both so fabulous!
Love your cards! I, too, like to make my scenes smaller than the size of the card. I think it really sets them off to have some white space around them. Love the cacti in the second card!
Your second card made me smile. I grew up in the desert in California, and you captured the clear blue skies and cacti perfectly!
Sladjana Perisic says
I’m loving the paper layering dies lately and the cactus is a perfect addition to your card.
Jeanne Beam says
Such wonderful cards! Great scenes.
Thanks for sharing…
Judy Hall says
Great cards. Really like being reminded to use other sets with new ones.
Sheri Kempke says
Very fun cards made with this awesome kit–I just had to order one.
Teri S. says
Emily, I feel exactly the same way about trying to make a scene on the front of a card. My hubby always asks where the border is. It can be intimidating so I appreciate your tip a lot. Your cards are wonderful!
Awesome cards, I especially love the camper scene!
Stacey Kowbel says
Fantastic cards! I love your designs, especially the first with the framing!
I love the kit and your framed scene card!
Jill Rauenhorst says
Love fishing and we have a camper, so these cards speak to me and say SUMMER!
Kathy Mc says
Emily, both scenes are beautiful and fun! Love your framed scene and all the white space on card #1, but your camping scene is loaded with color popping off the card. Crossing my fingers I win this kit!
DJ Doss says
Love the cards especially the camper with the giant cactus. So sweet.
Michele W says
Fun cards. I like the way you framed the scene for the first card. It’s a great masculine card. The use of the cacti with the trailer for your second card is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
diane zalusky says
That camper is adorable.
Cynthia O. says
Both cards are fabulous, but I LOVE the camper!
Your cards are wonderful! I just love how you framed the scene on the first card, and that camper is adorable. The red door is perfect. 🙂
Jean B says
I’m inspired by how you framed up the fisherman image. Love it.
Marisela Delgado says
super cute cards
K. Eley says
Love the clean lines and the scene you built on the first card! The red door on the second card is a fantastic touch! I agree, if they don’t have red doors, they should!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your cards are awesome! I love how you framed up the lake scene and placed the black silhouette on the outside- lovely! And, the camper card is so cute- love the colors!
Andrea H says
Stunning top card, I love the way you have masked off a boarder to make a smaller working space. To me this is a genius idea, one i would never of thought of, so Thankyou for the inspiration xx.
Your second card using the add on’s is great too. TFS xx
I love how you framed the card, the generous use of white space makes it look elegant.
Sue D says
Great sentiments for both of these scenes.
I love the lake scene with a retro postcard vibe
Love your use of white space in the 1st card by framing the scenery. And the camper card is just so much fun! Thanks.
Kelsey Thomas says
I really like how these cards turned out. 🙂
Beautiful cards! I love the camper.
Heidi Macy says
Wonderful card! Can’t wait to get my kit!