Hi there! Today is the first Monday of the new month, which means a new My Monthly Hero kit (and fabulous add-ons) is now available for purchase! We are celebrating with a blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. This month’s kit is filled with absolutely gorgeous images that project the hopeful feeling I think we can all admit that we feel for 2021!
The kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, Hope Word Fancy Die, Cloud Fancy Die, Cloud Window Die, 4 Reactive Ink Cubes (Early Dawn, Morning Mist, Yellow Chartreuse, Thistle), Yellow Prisma Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.. The kit is valued at $78, but retails for only $34.99! These kits frequently sell out very quickly, so don’t hesitate to purchase, because once it’s gone, it’s gone! You can also subscribe to ensure that you get your own kit every month.
I have two projects to share with you today, one using the main kit, and one using a couple of the lovely add-ons. Let’s get started with the details!
I started my card using the main kit by die cutting the beautiful cloud window from some plain white cardstock. I also die cut a couple of the standalone clouds from some more of the same white cardstock.
I placed the cloud window over another A2 panel of white cardstock, then used that as a guide to blend a lovely morning sky using Pool and Bubble Gum inks with blending brushes. I also spritzed some Iridescent Shimmer Spray on the blended card front to add some glimmer.
After the blended panel had dried, I added the sunshine rays using Silver Shadow Ink. I adhered the cloud panel using liquid adhesive, then added the clouds and a greeting from the main kit using foam adhesive for extra dimension. The final touch was a bit of glitter on the clouds to add extra emphasis on the die cut dimension on the clouds!
For my second card, I used the absolutely beautiful Sea and Sky stencil as my focus. I blended Pool, Bubble Gum, and Butter Bar inks to create my morning sea background. While the stencil was still adhered to my white card front, I spritzed it with some more Iridescent Shimmer Spray. The spray has the added benefit of kind of smoothing out the blended background.
After the background had dried completely, I applied my anti-static tool to the center of the sun, then heat embossed the cheerful greeting from You Shine.
I trimmed the blended panel down just slightly and adhered it to a Canary card base. Simple, subtle, but some pretty shimmer and shine to help the background pop!
Well, that’s all for my projects today, and we have some fun giveaway information for you!
We will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, December 13th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. Happy hopping!
Lisa Angel says
I love your card! Need this set!
Sharon Gullikson says
These color combos look so pretty. I need inspiration like this 🙂
Rema DeLeeuw says
Sunshine Honeybee says
Like the shimmer spray & heat embossing.
Kelsey Thomas says
Your cards are so lovely! 🙂
Wendy Dillon says
The gentle pastels are so peaceful and beautiful!
Beautiful pastels and ink blending!!!
What beautiful cards! Loving your color palette! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Marisela Delgado says
I love this kit! 💜
Beautiful card! Love that sky die and your ink blending.
I love your cards! The colors in this kit are lovely. The fancy cloud die is fantastic!
Kristina Gentle says
Such soft and sweet cards. Amazes me how every color combination is stunning with this set
Mary Holshouser says
Beautiful cards. So uplifting.
thanks for sharing.
Helen Schneiderman says
All so beautiful! You’re first card is so soft and ethereal. I love this month’s MMH!
Teri S. says
I really like your first card. Your second card has totally sold me on the Sea to Sky stencil. It’s a winner for sure.
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I love the soft pink and blue combo used on both cards!
Mary G says
Ooooo Emily, I ordered that stencil! I love this kit and I ordered that stencil! Thanks for the inspiration!
Patt H. says
I love these gorgeous cards! I have to have this kit!
Dee Earnshaw says
stunning work – thanks for sharing
Jeanne Beam says
Thanks for sharing…
Beautiful ink blending! I love the soft colours.
Lori Lehnen says
Love the soft colors you chose.
Your cards are so serene.
Thanks for sharing.
Crimson Owl Creations says
Beautiful card! Love the colors!
I really love your beautiful cards.
Nancy Knapp says
I just love the pink sun! Great colorful cards! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful cards! Can’t wait for my kit and add ons to arrive!
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
Your cards would certainly brighten someone’s day!
Carmela Hubler says
Love the pink and blue together! These are lovely!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! I love the soft colors!
Carol Wortman says
This hopeful kit is allowing the designers to showcase such lovely blending. Your skys are gorgeous!
Sue D says
So pretty and encouraging.