7 February 2022

Hero Arts | February 2022 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts February 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons release. The theme this month is surrealism and dreams, so you can really let your imagination run wild! I already shared one card with you using the kit, which you can see here, but today, I have another using the kit and a card using an add-on set too. This post is part of a fun blog hop, you can see more details on that below. 

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For my card using the kit, I started off with a panel of white cardstock and stamped the butterfly and frame image from the Hero Arts February 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit on top with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I made a mask for it and then stamped the water image below, so that it looked like it was all one image. 

The sentiment from the set was stamped beside. The mask was removed and the images coloured using Copic Markers. I coloured the water first, using lines to show the flow of water and then coloured the moon, stars, butterflies and frame (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. 

I stamped the butterfly frame image again on more white cardstock and coloured a few of the butterflies before fussy cutting out with scissors. They were then added to the card with a small amount of Hero Arts Precision Glue, just where their bodies are, so that the wings could be popped up. To finish off, I added white gel pen sparkles to the water. 

Next up is my card using one of the add-on sets. This is one of the Looking Glass collection of dies. these are so fun as you get instant dimension with just cutting the layers from cardstock. You can use as many or as few of the layers, which I think is great! I started off by die cutting the cloud layer from from the Hero Arts Looking Glass Flying Girl Die Set using white cardstock. I decided to cut the clouds off, so that it was just a square opening. 

I cut the birds layer from Hero Arts Mist Cardstock and then blended Hero Arts Pool Party and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks on top. I took a white A2 card base and added a circle die cut, cut from masking paper, on top to create a moon. I then ink blended around it using Hero Arts Ink Blending Brushes and Hero Arts Soft Sky Shadow Ink, followed by Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. The mask was removed and a little of the Soft Sky Ink added on top. 

I added the birds layer on to the card base with thin foam tape, followed by the white layer with another layer of thin foam tape. The girl was cut three times from Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock and adhered inside the window. The sentiment, from the Hero Arts Dream Messages Stamp Set, was stamped on to more Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. 



Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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: B18, B16, B14, B12, B66, B63, BV08, BV13, BV11, BV00, BV0000, V12, B00, BG13, BG11, BG10, Y00. 


Our February My Monthly Hero release was inspired by the art of the Surrealist masters and the magical imagery of dreams. Let your imagination soar with the playful drawings as you arrange your own creative scenes. There are nine different messages to include on your card or project, and the kit is rounded out with black watercolor paper, a water brush, and a custom Daniel Smith watercolor paint palette.


6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
15 Coordinating Frame Cuts
2 Sheets of Black Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Dot Dream Palette
Water Flow Brush

The Hero Arts February 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $75 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate, not including VAT/customs charges). The kits are exclusive to the Hero Arts store and often sell out quickly so you can subscribe here, so that you never miss a kit. Kits begin shipping Friday 11th February 2022. 


There are lots of add-on products released each month. These work alongside the kit, or work on their own too. These can be purchased from Hero Arts when you order a kit, on their own or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer (these are not exclusive and are restocked if sell out). Here is a look at them:


As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Maria, next on the hop is the fantastic Mindy. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog


Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card drawn from the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. Enter by Sunday 13th February 2022 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog. 

This really is a fun kit, I went quite simple with my cards (as per my style!) but do check out my teamies as they have some really cool stuff to share along the surrealism theme! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great rest of the day! 


  1. Hi, Michelle - Love the color palette you chose -- esp for the Follow Your Dreams card, though the colors through both are similar. Your ink blending is diving in that (#2) card and the way the little aqua-colored (Pool Party, was it?) birds look so fabulous against the indigo background. In card #1 I love the combo of the mirror and the "waterfall sky." I think you were the only person in the hop to put those two elements together -- so GOOD!!! Others combined the "waterfall sky" with the window or just used it on its own. Love the effect the mirror gives.
    Your talent is astounding!
    Lori S in PA

  2. Wonderful clean & simple with stylish coloring & dies.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. I am enjoying the dream and imagination feel of this kits examples. That window is so pretty. Lovely flowing cool card.

  4. Gorgeous cards....loving the girl through the looking glass card.

  5. Wow, these are stunning cards! While I love the card with the flying girl, the one with the waterfall mirror is definitely my favourite.

  6. your card with the girl and birds is just so perfect!

  7. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I like how you used both purple and blue. Very pretty...

  9. Beautiful cards. I like the shades of blue.

  10. Beautiful cards! I love your Follow Your Dreams card!

  11. Beautiful cards! I love all the dimension on the looking glass card!

  12. I love how sweet and soft these are. So lovely

  13. Nice card shares. I like the combination of images for the waterfall.

  14. Wonderful cards! I love the blues you've used. Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take Care! :)

  15. Looks like a fantastic kit, and I loved seeing what you've done with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Love your clean and simple designs!

  17. Really beautiful cards and great inspiration.


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