Hi there! Hero Arts is releasing their new My Monthly Hero Kit and collection for March 2022, and this art-themed collection is just so darn unique! We are hopping along today to share lots of inspiration with you; you should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. This month’s My Monthly Hero kit features a fabulous detailed silhouette scene die, as well as a 4×6 stamp set that will easily create your own miniature Jackson Pollack paintings! Here’s a peek at this month’s kit:
You will receive: • 4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set, • Fancy Window Die, • 4 Embossing Powders in Goldenrod, Orange, Blue, Purple (1/4 oz. each), • Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink Cube, • 2 Sheets Extra Thick Canvas Paper (4.25″ x 5.5″), • 1 Sheet Canvas-textured Paper (5.5″ x 8.5″). The kit contents are valued at $70, but are available to you for $34.99! These kits frequently sell out quickly, so if you’d like to be guaranteed to receive a kit each month, you can subscribe here! I’ve created my own rainbow Jackson Pollack scene for my card today, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by die cutting the main die from the kit from some Pitch Black cardstock. I love how detailed these fancy dies are even when cut from plain black paper. So unique!
I then did some ink blending using Berry Smoothie, Purple Galaxy, Blue Hawaii, and Pool Party Reactive inks in a vertical rainbow across the front of my white A2 cardstock base. I used the splatter stamps included in this month’s kit to stamp splatters in the coordinating color across the ink blended area. I love the subtle effect of the splatters! I also splattered a bit of metallic pearl paint with a damp paintbrush to really help enhance that arts, y splatter-y look.
I adhered the die cut frame using some foam adhesive, then used a double layer of foam adhesive to add the greeting from the stamp set in the kit, which I heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock using some white embossing powder. Relatively simple, but that vibrant ink blending and stamping in the center just pops so perfectly from that stark black die cut! Such a fun kit this month.
My second card uses the new Museum Busts Fancy Dies. I will admit, I was totally thinking of the Disney movie Hercules when I made this card. You know the scene, where Meg and the Muses are singing in the moonlit garden? I wanted to recreate that starry garden background for my busts, so I began by blending Indigo and Navy inks around the edge of a Lapis card base. I also splattered some pearlescent white paint to create some shimmering stars.
Next, I die cut the Museum Busts Fancy Dies from some Pebble cardstock. I used blending brushes to lightly blend some Charcoal ink on one side of the bust die cuts to create a shadow. It’s amazing what dimension taking that quick extra step added to the die cuts! They look almost 3D to me!
I wanted to add some foliage to create that botanical garden feel, so I die cut the Fairy Window Fancy Die from some Pitch Black cardstock, then did some selective trimming so that I had some tree branches just barely dripping down from the top corner and flowers popping up from the bottom right on my blended night sky card base. I popped up the busts using foam adhesive, then added a greeting from the new Impressionist Water Lilies, white embossed on a strip of Pitch Black cardstock.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information!
We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, March 13th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Your next stop on the hop is Ilina Crouse. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
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