6 June 2022

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

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts June 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit. The theme this month is mermaids, the ocean and all underwater goodness! I have already shared one card using the main kit, which you can see here. Today I have another project to share with the main kit, plus a project with an add-on set too. This post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. Please see below for more details. 

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I started my card by stamping the mermaid from the Hero Arts June 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then coloured her using Copic Markers. 

I had originally planned to die cut her out but decided at the last minute to colour the panel instead. If I was colouring a background, I would usually do that first and then colour the main image but this time, I did it the other way around. I coloured the sea/ocean (inspired by Marker Geek) and then added in the seaweed. 

The sentiment from the set was stamped in the top left hand corner and then the panel adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few white gel pen sparkles and dots on her tail fin. 

My next card uses the new add-on set Looking Glass Pearl. As with all of the Looking Glass dies, it features three windows that you can cut in to cardstock and when you layer them up, they look like a looking glass 3D image - so cool! I die cut each layer from white cardstock and then coloured them using ink blending. 

For the bottom sand layer, I used Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink, followed by Hero Arts Caramel Bold Ink. I then added in some dots with Copic Markers for added interest. For the seaweed on this layer and the next, I used Hero Arts Key Lime Fizz, Green Apple, Pool Party and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks. For the last layer, I used more Soft Brown for the outer shell of the oyster, followed by Copic Markers for the inside. 

I die cut another of the oyster pieces and added Hero Arts White Hero Pearls to the pearl. Once dry, I cut it out and added it inside the shell. The panels were layered up with thin foam tape and added to a card base which I added ink blending with Hero Arts Splash and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks for the water. The sentiment was stamped below from Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL



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Head under the sea with our June My Monthly Hero release. A beautiful mermaid greets you, with hair flowing and tail shimmering. She's accompanied by a colorful fish and jelly, with seagrass and coral surrounding her. Pearls are an accent to this kit, with an image, messages, and embellishments uniting the theme. The kit is rounded out with a Reactive Ink palette and brush, perfect for watercoloring the images or creating gorgeous underwater backgrounds.


6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
8 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Mermaid Reactive Ink Palette
Self Adhesive Pearl Gems
Water Flow Brush

The Hero Arts June 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $72 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 10th June 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 12th June 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. Take care!


  1. I love the hair on the mermaid and that oyster pearl! TOO COOL!

  2. I love the oyster and pearl! So cool!

  3. Wonderful artwork from the Mermaid to the Pearl creation.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Love your coloring on the mermaid. Her tail is so pretty and shimmery.

  5. My favorite card is the pearl, you achieve3d the 3 D effect you were going for!
    It was a tough choice because they are both so nice. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful cards! I like the looking glass card best!

  7. Your shell and pearl card is really pretty. I like how you colored the shell. Nice

  8. Beautiful coloring on your mermaid!

  9. Lovely creations, beautiful coloring!

  10. Your mermaid's hair has such texture! Beautiful work!

  11. your cards are stunning - I really love your second card - so elegant!!!!

  12. Wonderful shading on the tail of the
    mermaid. It glows. Great projects.
    thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. Love your Looking Glass Pearl card...thanks for sharing!

  14. Your two cards are amazing Michelle. First of all, your mermaid card is just so stunning with your beautiful colouring. I love how you created the sea/seaweed, it looks so gorgeous and so so pretty! The colours on the mermaid tail are just beautiful too especially with the added dot detail. The looking glass pearl is amazing! I love the looking glass dies and how they layer up. I really love the variation in the ink blending and all the extra details you added - it's gorgeous! xx

  15. Gorgeous mermaid scene! And I love your pearl card!

  16. Gorgeous cards! Love the mermaid and the looking glass dies. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  17. Love the pretty colors on both of these.

  18. Gorgeous cards! I love the CAS look of the looking glass card!

  19. Your pearl scene is so elegant. I love the ink blending colors with highlights and shadows. Your mermaid is spectacular. I love how the white pen sparkles and the sparkly gel pen finished off your beautifully colored mermaid and scene.

  20. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Such nice coloring on that mermaid card! And I love your sweet pearl Looking Glass card.

  23. love how you framed that pretty pearl


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