1 April 2019

Hero Arts April 2019 My Monthy Hero Kt Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts April 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit. What a wonderful kit this month! It is mainly die based but there is a stamp set too, to coordinate with the dies to create some fun scenes. The scenenery dies are based on Venice, but you as you will see with my Countdown card, you can use them for other places in the world too. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fantastic Nichol.
 

For my card today, I thought I would use the dies as intended for a Venice scene. I started off with a panel of watercolour paper and blended Distress Inks on to it for a night sky. I then spritzed it with Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and set aside to dry. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the kit stamp set on to it using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was added to a white top folding A2 card base with tape runner.
 
 
I then die cut the scenery dies from the kit (the two buildings, the water, bridge and man in gondola) from Pitch Black Hero Hues Cardstock. I added a layer of Antique Hero Hues Cardstock behind the buildings for the openings of the windows. The water, windows and bridge were adhered flat to the card base with Precision Glue. I then added the man and gondola with foam tape. To finish off, I used a white gel pen to add some stars in the sky.
 
 
In case you didn't see it, I wanted to share my countdown card here too. For this card, I went very clean and simple and used just one scenery die. I thought this would look like it could be anywhere in the world. I cut the die from white cardstock (it has an open end at the bottom so perfect for layering) and created a sunset on the top of a white card base with various shades of yellow, orange and red ink. The sentiment from the kit stamp set was stamped with black ink and the building panel added on top with foam tape.
 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 

THE KIT:
 
 
The April 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 4" x 6" clear stamp set, 7 Scenery Fancy Dies, 14 5.5" x 8.5" Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (Sand, Mustard, Pumpkin, Cherry, Plum, Adriatic & Arctic), 2 5.5" x 8.5" Vellum Paper, 2 rolls of 1/2" foam tape (2.2 yard in 2 thicknesses) and a Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (Black). All of this is valued at $93.50 but you can get it for an amazing $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly, so remember that you can subscribe so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers get a discount off shipping too.


ADD-ONS:
 
There are some amazing add-on products this month too. These are not limited edition and can be purchased at you favourite Hero Arts stockist, or added to your order with your kit. Here is a look at them:
 
 

BLOG HOP:
 
Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:
 
 

GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will selected from all of the comments across all of the stops in the hop so the more the comment, you more the chance of winning. The giveaway closes Sunday April 7th at 11.59pm. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Caly. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great time on the rest of the hop!

43 comments:

  1. Michelle, so pretty! LOVE your cards. Thanks for helping me "learn" how to use this kit.... I was kind of worried, but you have helped out immensely!

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  2. Love the colors you used in the backgrounds!

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  3. Lovely cards! You've shown how this kit can create very different scenes & I look forward to making my own creations with it.

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  4. Oooh! You have created such pretty cards with this release! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. These are both simply stunning! I've already admired the second card on the Hero Arts blog a few days ago, still LOVING it, and how GORGEOUS is your first card with the black silhouette city. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  6. Your cards are stunning! Both scenes are beautiful! I love the night sky in the first one and the sunset in the second one!

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  7. Two great cards from what looks like an amazing kit and an ultra amazing value.

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  8. Fantastic creations! I love the ink blended backgrounds!! :)

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  9. Your countdown card was my fave Michelle - gorgeous CAS!

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  10. Great card! I love distress coloring.

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  11. That sunset sky with the white silhouettes... it's too much! What a creative concept and a fabulous kit.

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  12. This kit is amazing... even done CAS with pretty backgrounds it's FABULOUS!! Love that you showed us that!!

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  13. Your skies look great. So colorful and pretty. Nice job.

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  14. Such fun cards. I can't wait to try making a few. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  15. Your cards are breathtaking! So beautiful!

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  16. Gorgeous cards! Such nice colors.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  17. This is an amazing kit and I love your cards. My daughter was in Venice for a semester years back and this brings back memories.

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  18. Both of these are beautiful!

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  19. Superb cards!! LOVE this kit!

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  20. Beautiful cards and such a fun, unique kit! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!!

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  21. Your ink blending is really beautiful, Michelle! Gorgeous cards!!!

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  22. Love these stamps
    and the lovely work
    on the cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Beautiful cards and usually not being a great die fan I love these venice ones. Loving the night and day contrast.

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  24. Michelle your two cards are stunning ! The first so romantic with the night sky , brilliant feeling that we are seeing Vience by night. The second card is lovely, a definite hot destination very much holiday mood inducers. Thank you x

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  25. Good job, both cards are supper. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wonderful cards and colouring!!!

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  27. Your cards are amazing and I love all of the new ideas!

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  28. Hi Michelle
    Your cards are beautiful. love it so much,thanks for the inspiration.Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  29. I love both the day and night cards. The night sky is so beautiful! The morning sunrise on the second card is so inviting. I would love to receive any one of these cards!

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  30. I thought MERCY when I saw your black silhouette buildings on the dark sky. scrolling, reading, scrolling.....Then SWOON, over the desert scene with the white die cut buildings! LOVE! Simple and beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful cards and I really like the second card with the stark white building. Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  32. This month's kit and your cards are fabulous!

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  33. really inspiring cards - thank you

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  34. Lovely cards! I love the night scene - such a beautiful sky! Love the choice to go with black and white die cuts!

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  35. Great release! Awesome creations, I love your card designs, especially the gondola scene!

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  36. I like the idea of using black for the water with color behind it. Beautiful cards!

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  37. I like the idea of using black for the water with the color behind it. Beautiful cards!

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  38. Beautiful backgrounds! thanks for the inspiration!

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