4 April 2022

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

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2022 Release. The theme this month is spring and celebrating the amazing people in our lives. I love the addition of the bees too! I have already shared one project using the main kit, which you can see here. Today I have another project using the main kit, as well as a project using one of the wonderful add-on products. This post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. Please see below for more details. 

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My first card uses the main Hero Arts April 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit. I started off by stamping the 6" x 6" Cling Stamp in the kit on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then kept the stamp in my MISTI and re-stamped it using Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. 

I took the stencils in the kit and one by one placed them over the top, securing in place with memo tape. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Hero Arts Thistle and Purple Galaxy Reactive Inks for the flowers and Hero Arts Key Lime Fizz and Green Apple Reactive Inks for the leaves. There isn't a layer for the bees, so I simply coloured them with Copic Markers (Y17, Y15, Y13, B00). 

The panel was cut down and added to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Clear Stamp Set in the kit and stamped it on to Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock with more Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. 

Next up is a card using the Hero Arts Lookin Glass Swan Family Dies. I cut all three layers from white cardstock, twice. I then added ink blending to the water using Hero Arts Splash and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks. I used Hero Arts Green Apple Reactive Ink and Hero Arts Cup O 'Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for the bulrushes. 

For the swans, I coloured them lightly with Copic Markers (C3, C1, YR16). Each layer was adhered two high with Hero Arts Precision Glue and then adhered one on top of another. I took an A2 white card base and added ink blending for the sky, I used Hero Arts Pool Party Reactive Ink for this. The swans were then added on top.

I die cut the Hero Arts Looking Glass Fine Art Frame Die from more white card stock and adhered it over the swans, with foam tape. The sentiment, from the Hero Arts Mother and Father Animals Stamp Set, was stamped below using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. To finish off, I added Hero Arts Iridescent EarthSafe Glitter to the bulrushes. 



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.


Our fun and floral April kit is a celebration of spring as well as the amazing people in all of our lives. It features a gorgeous cling background with bees and flowers. Three layering stencils make the coloring process easy; simply pair them with the inks and blending brush included in the kit, and you'll quickly have cards in fresh spring colors. Combine the "amazing" word die with the mix and match messages in the stamp set for expressing thanks, celebrating birthdays, sending Mother's Day greetings and more. We've also included dies for highlighting select images from the background, and the kit is rounded out with enamel embellishments which complement the ink colors perfectly.


6" x 6" Cling Stamp
3" x 4" Clear Stamp Set
3 6" x 6" Color Layering Stencils
3 Frame Cuts
Word Fancy Die & Frame
3 Ink Cubes (Rose Madder, Green Apple , Cotton Candy)
Ink Blending Brush (size may vary)
Spring Enamel Dots

The Hero Arts April 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 8th April 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 sold 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 Willis. Next on the hop is the fabulous Mindy Eggen. 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 10th April 2022 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

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


  1. Great cards!! I love the purple florals so much! The swan set makes a perfect mother's day card! Love how clean and simple yet makes a huge impact! Beautiful inspiration you have shared here!- Dawne Wilcox

  2. ooooh love your swan card - so elegant and pretty -thanks for the ideas

  3. The purple flowers are amazing! I LOVE the CAS swans too!

  4. Purple seems to be the colour of the day. The swans are cute! Love it!

  5. Such vibrant colors. They are so happy....nice and springy.

  6. Both of your cards were beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Both cards are beautiful! I love the Looking Glass die card! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I like your take on the flower kit card and also the swans card. Nice work! Maryann Ferry

  9. Such cute cards. Love the flowers!

  10. Beautiful job on your cards. The bees really stand out. Love it... tyfs :)

  11. Gorgeous cards! The Mother’s Day card is fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow! Your cards are simply stunning Michelle. I love the gorgeous colours on your floral card and the sweet swan die card is adorable. Love them both. Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! :)

  13. Wonderful stamping, coloring, use of stencils, swans with framing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. of course I'm gonna love this card, its purple.

  15. beautiful cards! love the swans :-)

  16. That background stamp is amazing, your card is so beautiful! I adore your Mother's Day creation too, very sweet!

  17. Gorgeous cards! I love all the texture on the swan card!

  18. Love the purple flowers. The Looking Glass Swan card is awesome

  19. Your first card is so dreamy with these gorgeous purple inks by HA!!

  20. It's a lovely set to play with

  21. Nice project shares. I like the color combination for the flowers and the added sparkle for the reeds.

  22. Pretty purple flowers and I like the framing on the swan card.

  23. Lovely cards Michelle, the detail and texture of the swans card is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Stunning cards, such a beautiful kit! and the addon swan die ~ I didnt think I needed it, but now I do ♥ ♥ ♥

  25. Stunning!! I love the purple flowers, I always think purple doesn't get enough love!

  26. Both of your cards are lovely but the swan card is my favorite.

  27. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the swan card.



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