Hi there! Hero Arts is releasing their newest collection today, and we are hopping along to celebrate! You should have arrived here from Channin Pelletier, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog for the full hop list. This month, we are celebrating the carefree joy of childhood. Remember those long summer days where you didn’t come inside until it was dark outside? The ice cream truck rumbled through your neighborhood, bicycles were the fastest mode of transportation to your next adventure, and the skies were a fluorescent blue. Here’s a peek at the Classic My Monthly Hero kit:
And the Premium Kit, which contains everything in the Classic kit, plus a few fabulous extras:
The value of the individual items in these kits is well over double the cost! You can purchase the Classic kit for $36.99 or the Premium Kit for $49.99. We also have a huge variety of Add-On items that coordinate beautifully with the My Monthly Hero kits and themes! (You can always subscribe to be guaranteed a kit each month, because they sell out frequently and are not restocked!) I’ve created a colorful card with colors utterly reminiscent of summertime using the Classic kit, so let’s get started with the details!
I began my project by stamping the darling little bicycle and accessories using the Floral Palette Reactive Ink Cubes. I did add the streamers directly to the bicycle, and so ended up fussy cutting the bicycle, but the dies were used for all of the other elements. The Classic kit includes Frame Cuts to coordinate for all of the different images in the stamp set, including the two different bicycles and all of the accessories!
To create the background for my bicycle, I wanted to invoke that vibrant blue sky that you see in the deep summer, so I first blended Splash ink from the Sea Palette Reactive Ink cube set towards the top of my white panel. I added some Grape Slush ink from the Floral Palette to add a touch of color coordination with the purple bicycle and to deepen the vivid blue of the sky! I stamped several clouds with the Grape Slush ink, stamping a few of them full strength to make them vivid purple, and a few more stamped off once to create just the lightest shadow of a cloud on the blended background.
I stamped some grass at the base of the card front, then again on a scrap of cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating die. I arranged all of the elements on an A2 panel of the lovely pink glitter cardstock, which is also included in the Classic kit. I stamped a greeting from the Classic kit (this kit has some adorable sentiments included!) using the same gray ink used for the bicycle tires and trimmed it down to a sentiment strip. I added all of the elements using foam tape to add lots of dimension to my little summer scene!
My second project features a couple of the new add-on products: Kite Fancy Die and Color Layering Cloud Stencils. I love mixing and matching new goodies with older product, as well, so I pulled out the older Meadow Heroscape stamp set and a bunch of purple and green inks. I stamped the layers of the Meadow Heroscape using Moss, Pine, Amethyst, and Passion Flower inks.
To create the sky background, I used blending brushes to lightly blend Dusty Blue and Passion Flower inks towards the top of my card front. Using my dedicated Unicorn White blending brush, I blended some white clouds using one layer of the new Color Layering Clouds stencils. While the stencil was still in place, I spritzed some Iridescent White Shimmer mist, which helps the clouds pop even more!
After I had stamped and blended the background for my idyllic garden scene, I die cut a kite using the new Kite Fancy Die from some Passion Flower cardstock, lightly blending some Passion Flower ink around the edges. I also heat embossed a clever greeting from Dream Messages (that tiny gnome is very ambitious with his giant kite!) on some more Passion Flower cardstock. I popped up all of the die cuts and sentiment pieces using foam adhesive to add extra dimension to the card.
Well, that’s all for my project 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, May 7th 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 today, and happy hopping!
I love the colors that you chose for your cards. You did an amazing job on them too. Love them all.
Gayle I. says
Love the colors and composition of both cards!
Patrice Deren says
LOVE the lavender colors!!!!!
Your cards are so dreamy with the beautiful purple clouds and fun details
The little gnome with the kite just makes me giggle! So cute!
Theresa Jordan says
Love the streamers on your bike (the ones on my bike were pink when I was a kid) and your cute little kite flying gnome!
Tere Mayne says
Thanks for sharing your card. It so cute.
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous spring scenes! I LOVE the colors!
Kay Furnish says
Love the purple bicycle! We didn’t have all the great color choices for bikes when I was growing up!
dorothy ayotte says
Fun cards! I really like the pretty bike and the coordinated sunset clouds!
Clara Sanchez says
Love the color choices and sentiments on these cards!
Samantha Pfrimmer says
Great cards! Love the color palette on both.
Cynthia Berquist says
Absolutely love the lavender and purple hues in your cards! Takes them to extra special!
Janice Anello says
The colors remind me of a warm, rainy spring day. I love it!
Melanie Kiechle says
I love your kite card with the meadow heroscape—what fun!
I love the layering clouds stencil. There are so many scenes it would work with/
Geri S says
Love the cool, calm colors and the playful gnome – great cards and kit!
Debbie Jo says
I was blessed with a delightful childhood. These images take me back to a carefree and happy time. They’re not just beautiful, they’re magical.
Janet Trapp says
Love this kit and such fun inspiration 🤩💞
Sue D says
I like the colors of these scenes.
Beautiful cards and colors!
Kathy Leitch says
Love your cards, and especially the gnome standing in the field. He makes me smile.
Patty A Eifert says
Love both of your scenic cards!
Denise Bryant says
Great colors and details on your awesome scenes! I love the cards you created!
Jennifer Elliot says
Fantastic projects. Love the pedal on sentiment.
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
Beautiful cards! The imagery is wonderful on both of them!
super cool cards!
Jeanne Rice says
Cute cards! Love the colors used.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Great cards! I love all the different shades of purple that you used!
Bev Williams says
Fun cards….cheerful and summer-y. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.
roxanne tellini says
Oh, what a beautiful lavender field.
Amy Cooley says
These scenes are so pretty! This is definitely a great kit this month.
So beautiful with the layering and spring colors! That kite is so awesome just floating there!!