6 July 2021

VIDEO | Hero Arts July 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts July 2021 My Monthly Hero Release. We are releasing the main kit plus add-on products as well. I am using the kit and some of the add-ons for my projects today. This post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes! More on the hop below. 

For my first card, I am creating a mini aperture scene using the main kit, as well as an add-on die. To watch how I made the card, please see the video below:

If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 

To start with, I stamped the tree house and gnome image from the Hero Arts July 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and die cut them out using the coordinating Frame Cuts in the kit. 

I took the Hero Arts Forest Vines Fancy Die (which is an add-on product) and die cut it from a panel of white cardstock. I took a separate piece of white cardstock and blended inks on to it for the sky. I used Hero Arts Splash and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks, as well as Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for some added depth, blending them on with a Hero Arts Ink Blending Brush

I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to the panel using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and then added the sky piece behind. The whole thing was then added to an A2 white card base. I popped the tree house behind the grass, adhering with thin foam tape and then the gnome added beside. 

My next card uses the new Hero Arts Magical Forest Stamp Set, which is another add-on this month. I started off by placing the Hero Arts A2 & A6 Alignment Stencil on top of a panel of white cardstock, adhering with memo tape. Using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink, I stamped the moon from the set inside. I also made a mask for this from masking paper and placed it on top. 

Using the alignment tool as a stencil, I blended inks inside for a night sky. I used Hero Arts Taffy, Grape Slush and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks with Hero Arts Ink Blending Brushes. I then splattered on Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White paint on top before removing the stencil. I removed the mask from the moon and coloured it using Copic Markers. 

I then took the tree image from the Hero Arts Magical Forest Stamp Set and stamped it on top with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. You could see the white splatter coming through the black ink so I took a white gel pen and highlighted them. I took the 'miss you' sentiment from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cut and stamped that on to the panel as well. The panel was then adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner. 

Before I go, I also wanted to share my countdown card with you using the main kit stamp set too, in case you missed it yesterday. This time I used one of the fairies and her mushroom house. I simply created a masked scene with ink blending in the background and Copic Marker colouring for the images. You can read how I made the card here



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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.

COPIC MARKERS: Treehouse - E59, E57, E55, E53, G29, YG17, YG25, YG01, NG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, Y11. Gnome skin - E13, E11, E00, E50. Mouth - R20. Beard - W5, W3, W1. Hat & top - BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11. Socks - BG13. Trousers - C10, C7, C5. Shoes - C5, C3, C1. Belt - C10, C7, C5, Y26. Moon - E51, E50. 


The Hero Arts July 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit contains:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp set
18 Coordinating Frame Cuts
3 Dye Ink Cubes (Green Hills, Soft Purple, Pale Tomato)
Mushroom Washi Tape
Stardust Sequins

The kit is valued at $72 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate, not including VAT). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly, so grab one while you can! You can also subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers will get a discount off shipping. Kits begin shipping on 9th July 2021. 


There are lots of add-on sets released each month too. These are products that work well alongside the kit, or can be used on their own. These are not limited edition and can be purchased when you buy the kit for Hero Arts or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:



Here are all of the participants in the hop today:

Michelle Short - you are here!

Special Guests:


Hero Arts are giving away one $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog hop winner. To be in with a chance of winning, please leave comments on every stop on the hop. The more you comment, the more chances there are to win! Enter by Sunday 11th July 2021 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog. Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day! 


  1. Your cards are adorable. Such a cute MMH kit.

  2. Really cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are gorgeous and I love the colors!!

  4. Such cute scenes! Those gnomes are adorable!

  5. Beautiful cards. Great design!!!

  6. Cute cards. I love the blue and purple shades together.

  7. I really like the I miss you card. It is CAS but it isn't missing a thing. Great work.

  8. This gnome release is the cutest this month. Love all your cards!!!

  9. Wonderful cards, I loved them all. Great blending behind the magical forest trees. Thank you for sharing them.

  10. What a great kit for darling scenes!

  11. I love the turquoise door and the matching clothing on the gnome. It gives the scene an unexpected pop of color.

  12. Hi, Michelle -
    OOH! Love these! Your "fairy kind" and "miss you" and "no place like..." cards all have fabulous backgrounds - you do those so well! I just love the designs, the colors you used... everything. Love your work! This release has a lot of cool and versatile items to offer!
    Lori S in PA

  13. These are all so lovely! I can't wait to get this set - I am so excited.

  14. Beautiful cards! I love your scene work and color choices.

  15. Your sweet little scenes are perfect Michelle. I love them all. You're so clever creating CAS cards!Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

  16. These are all so cute. I especially like the fairy card. So sweet

  17. Cute, sweet & wonderful inspiration with the variety of your creations.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. I love all of your creations. Thanks for the inspiration for when I get my kit.

  19. Love these pretty scenes! That little gnome with his house is just adorable!

  20. Such beautiful coloring! LOVE the simplicity of the miss you card - beautiful background!

  21. Loved the use of your background die.Thank you for sharing.

  22. Loved the use of your background die.Thank you for sharing.

  23. Loved the use of your background die.Thank you for sharing.

  24. Precious adorable magical little scenes. Love them and really love this kit!

  25. Great cards! I love all the added dimension on the first card!

  26. I like the cute scenes you created.

  27. Nice scenes created. I like the use of the vines.


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