5 July 2022

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

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts July 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit. The theme this month is tropical. The kit itself features a fabulous stamp layering flock of flamingos and the add-ons feature lots of fabulous birds and foliage. I have already shared one card using the kit, which you can see HERE. That card uses the inks in the kit to stamp the flamingos as intended. So for today's kit card, I thought I would do something different. 

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I started off my card by creating the background. I masked the bottom part of the panel using Post-It Tape and then die cut a mask for the sun using a Nesting Circle Infinity Die and masking paper. This was added above the masking. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Reactive Inks in (bottom to top) Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, Taffy and Berry Smoothie. I removed the sun mask and blended it with more Lemon Drop ink. 

I masked off the top part next and then blended below for the water. I used Blue Hawaii, Splash and Pool Party Reactive Inks. The masks were all removed and then I stamped the flamingos from the July 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit stamp set on top using Intens-ified Black Ink. I stamped the legs first (masking off the feet) and then stamped their bodies. Since I wasn't doing the stamp layering part, I just needed two layers to get the silhouette images I needed. 

Using a Copic Multi Liner Pen, I added lines for the water and then stamped the sentiment in the top left hand corner. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape.


My next card uses a new add-on set called Tropical Florals Fancy Dies. These leaves in this set are so pretty and there a couple of flowers in there too. I thought they would look nice coloured with alcohol inks. I first added Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks in Patina, Mermaid and Citrus on to a panel of Yupo Paper. I then added in some Rose Alloy and Blending Solution and moved the inks around with a blower tool. 

For the flowers I used Cool Peri, Purple Twilight and Amethyst. The leaves and flowers were die cut from the alcohol inked panels and then also from white cardstock. They were layered one on top of each other for some added stability. I took a panel of white cardstock and embossed a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die on to it using my die cutting machine. 

The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base and then the flowers and leaves added on top with Precision Glue. I took a sentiment from the Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL Set and stamped it on to Pitch Black Cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Little Things Bubbles. 



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We’re serving up tropical summer vibes with our July My Monthly Hero release! This month’s kit features a flock of flamingos in HeroScape form. Layer the included inks to easily stamp the gorgeous birds, and create a scene with water below and clouds above. Your recipient will be tickled pink when they receive your card, embellished with the colorful gems or Teal Hero Pearls that round out the kit.


6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
7 Coordinating Frame Cuts
5 Ink Cubes (Cotton Candy, Peony, Azalea, Arctic, Paradise)
Self Adhesive Ink & Teal Gems
Teal Hero Pearls

The Hero Arts July 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 July 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:


This post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous 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 10th July 2022 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank you 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 too! Take care. 


  1. The leaves and flower card is so pretty. I like how simple it is, but it's also so well done...love the coloring.

  2. Beautiful silhouette card!!

  3. The leaves you created for your card are stunning!

  4. Wonderful striking silhouette look. Considering getting the Tropical Foliage dies & stamps.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Love love the Tropical Floral card. Gorgeous!!!

  6. wow what beautiful cards 0 some friends have been to Nambia and the sky was that colour - wow

  7. Hi, Michelle - How on earth am I the first commenter? Well, let me get to it! I love both your cards. The color gradient on card #1 is superb... those warms and then that beautiful aqua/teal on the bottom. I am so excited about this kit from HA... I love what I am seeing. Your second card is BRILLIANT! I ordered those fancy dies and I adore how you have used Tim's products w/ them!!! GORGEOUS, Michelle!! Gorgeous!! Thank you for this idea -- I will use this technique when I get mine!
    Lori S in PA (US)

  8. lovely cards - the second card is just stunning - thanks for sharing

  9. Wow! Gorgeous cards! I absolutely love the bold ink blended background and black flamingo silhouettes- so beautiful!

  10. Wow on that ink blended background and flamingos silhouette! Pretty card with the leaves and flowers too! Great colors!

  11. My favorite is the tropical leaves card, love the colors you chose on the White.
    the Flamingoes card is pretty too, thanks for sharing your talent.

  12. Two gorgeous cards Michelle! I have to say I am loving this month's kit and the add-on's, they sing to my tropical bright colour loving heart! I love your first card with the silhouette stamping, the beautiful background colours and the way you have positioned the flamingoes in the water - so cool. The second card with the leaves is stunning! all those gorgeous alcohol ink colours look so so pretty together. I love all the color detail you have managed to combine on the leaves and flowers, beautifully done! xx

  13. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

  14. I like the colors on your cute and pretty cards.

  15. Fantastic designs! I really love the happy hello card and the silhouetted flamingos look fabulous!

  16. Your use of alcohol inks on the cut out leaves is so pretty! Beautiful work!

  17. Absolutely beautiful flamingo card!!

  18. Your ink blending is truly stunning!

  19. Such beautiful cards! Love the idea of using the flamingos in silhouette!


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