Good morning! Today, Hero Arts is releasing their latest My Monthly Hero kit, and this one is great for creating the perfect card that bibliophile in your life! You should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. This month’s kit is absolutely darling… Perfect for the book lover in your life!
This month’s kit contains:
6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
7 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Reactive Palette Ink Pad
Water Flow Brush
6 Bookmarks, Pure White Cardstock
Rainbow Hemp Cord, 6 meters
The kit is valued at $73, but is priced at $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, so let’s get started with the details!
The main kit and the add-ons have a wonderful library theme. For this first card, I combined the main kit with one of the add-ons to create this card featuring a sweet girl engrossed in her book, leaning up against a huge stack of books.
I began by die cutting the stack of books from some aqua cardstock using the new Stacked Books Fancy Die. I then used my gold gouache to add some shiny gold to the edges of the books. Not much is more luxurious to me than a book with gilded edges! I added some Copic color to the book covers, as well. On the card base, I blended some Aegean ink with a blending brush, then splattered some more gold paint for a whimsical feel.
Next, I stamped and die cut the reading girl from the main kit, adding color to her using Copic markers. I love the “imagination” stamps included in the kit; after deciding on where to put my stack of books and reading girl, I stamped her little whimsical thought bubble using some more Aegean ink.
I stamped and gold embossed a greeting from the main kit on some Adriatic cardstock, then popped all of the pieces up on the card front using dimensional adhesive. Finally, I added a few golden gems to the imagination bubble.
My second card features the new Library Card Stamp and Cut XL. The die set creates a fun little card and pocket (that is perfect to fit a gift card, as well!), and the sentiments are so fun and versatile! I created a pocket out of some more Adriatic cardstock, as well as a card for the inside, which I stamped using the coordinating stamps. I also added a sentiment from the new Literally the Best stamp set.
For the card base, I stamped the new Novel Prose Bold Prints background on some more aqua cardstock using Aegean ink, then lightly blended around the edge with a blending brush.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! To celebrate this latest My Monthly Hero release, Hero Arts is sponsoring a giveaway!
We will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, March 14th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy hopping!
Oh – that stack of books!!!
WOW! What a wicked blue and gold pair of cards! So classy! Love it!
Beautiful cards! The girl against the stack of books would totally be one of my kids (or me lol). The gilded touches are so classy & elegant w/o overtaking
Laura V says
Love this kit!
Susan Carlson says
Really love the monochromatic approach – wouldn’t have thought of it – but works very well! Thanks fir the inspiration of these two wonderful cards!
Let your imagination run wild! That’s the great thing about books; they let you have an adventure even if you are stuck in place.
Harini Digumarthi says
Love the unique color choice. Beautiful cards
Marty Bartlett says
Love the cards and I’m on brain overload! 💕
These are lovely-especially that first one with the ink blending and thought bubble. The gold is such a great accent.
Meghan Kennihan says
I love this kit! Your blue and gold combo is perfect!
Debbi S says
This is a great kit and the colors you
used are fantastic….so pretty!
Linda Crowley says
LOVE your aqua colored cards! This kit is amazing!
Talitha Wright says
Great cards! That is some stack of books!!
Sharon L. says
Blue is one of my favorite colors, and like the way you stacked the books – looks like the pile I need to get around to reading.
Love your cards. Loving the color, of course my favorite color is blue. 🙂
Lauryne Cunningham says
Awesome cards! I love all the blue!
Alma Dirpaul says
Oh that library card idea just makes me smile. What a great kit.
Marisela Delgado says
Wonderful card! I want it all.
Mary Ann Reilly says
Amazing! I love your work. I already missed out on the stacking book die and am so disappointed.
Love your creativity…such a fabulous card.
Cherry Robinson says
I like the colours you chose for the stack of books Emily! Thanks for the inspiration💙
Super cute projects, the library pocket is fantastic with the library card 🙂
Sharon Gullikson says
Don’t you love the library card pocket? I certainly do. I MISS THE LIBRARY!!!!!!!!!
Hi, Emily – I like your book stack card – esp the embossed “edges” of the books – but I L-L-LOVE that library book pocket card!! Oh, so freakin’ cute!! You are clever! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Lori S in PA
Cherie Pemberton says
The blues are fabulous! So eye popping!
I love the card with the library card! Fantastic cards!
Viveca V. says
I love the color scheme you chose. Both cards are fun especially the second one with the library card.
Linda Conway says
Love the Library card die set, I have socks that look like library cards!
Patt H. says
I love that stack of books but your gift card idea really caught my eye! How perfect for a gift card from a bookstore!
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
Wonderful work! Love it and love the kit.
Amy Cooley says
Oh, I just love the library card! I definitely need that stamp.
Nancy Knapp says
Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.
Bev Karolak says
Beautiful cards! Love the colours! Such a fun kit. 🥰
Lori A says
Your cards are just so pretty! Thanks for sharing & the opportunity at winning this giveaway.
Allie Fernandes says
This kit is every bookworm’s dream! I just love how every HA kit is so unique yet with a bit of imagination can be mixed to create the most amazing cards. Thank you for all the inspiration HA & creative team!
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards! Love the stack of books.
Thanks for sharing.
Glenda Sultan says
The blue colors you chose are very calming. This kit is perfect for teacher appreciation week coming soon in May.
Linda Price says
The blue card is so zen. It just creates a calming effect with the books and the colors. Thanks for sharing.
Kelsey Thomas says
Awesome cards! 🙂
Carol Wortman says
The guilding tops off this sweet imagination, fun, beautiful set perfectly! She really looks great standing, rather leaning, and laying. Terrific
Julie A Wexler says
Emily you really rocked the designs w/ the tone on tone, leaving the larger images with center stage– beautiful designs! I also love how you incorporated the flourishes as the reading girl’s thought bubble, and yes! I can totally see a bookstore or nook/kindle gift card working w/ your second design. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talents on this hop!
Denise Bryant says
Love these cards! Pretty colors! The kit looks fabulous!
Sue D says
Great cards. I like the shades of blue.
Tiffany Johnson says
Loving the blues, especially with the gold gouache. Thanks for sharing!
Michele W says
Love the girl leaning up against a giant stack of books. Love the gold edges on the books, too. I remember when books had pages with gold edges. As a kid I would thought there was nothing better. Cute idea to use the library card as a place to put your sentiment. Thanks for the great inspiration!
Judy Inukai says
Cute projects Love the girl with the stack of books.
Oh my gosh, that stack of books would be my dream come true! Love the variety of designs that are possible with this collection.
I love books, these cards are beautiful.
I like the library card and the book stack with gilding.
Melanie T says
I love the dreamy colors!