1 August 2022

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

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts August 2022 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Both the kit and add-ons are now available in store to purchase. The release this month is called 'Not All Who Wander Are Lost' and features lots of beautiful landscapes and travelling themed products. I have two cards to share with you today - one using the main kit and the other with two of the add-on products. 

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I started off by creating my card using the Hero Arts August 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit creates a desert scene using layering stencils. I took a panel of Hero Arts Deluxe White Cardstock and placed the first layering stencil on top. Using Hero Arts Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Hero Arts Tangerine Core Ink at the bottom, followed by Hero Arts Papaya Core Ink in the middle and Hero Arts Butter Bar Core Ink at the top. 

I then took the second stencil and placed it on top to create the definition lines. I used Tangerine and Papaya for these layers. I then also used the same inks for stencil 3 & 4 for the cactus. I die cut it out using the coordinating Frame Cut in the kit. I took another panel of cardstock and die cut a circle from masking paper to add to it to create a sun. 

There is a sun (or moon) as part of the stencils but I wanted the positive piece. I blended on the same Tangerine, Papaya and Butter Bar Inks for the sky but this time added in Hero Arts Dandelion Core Ink too. I removed the mask and then blended it with the Dandelion Ink. The background was adhered to an A2 white card base with thin foam tape and the mountain/cactus piece added on top with thin foam tape as well. 

I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in the kit on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock using Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to two strips and adhered on to the card with more thin foam tape. 


My next card uses two new add-on sets. I started off by taking a panel of Hero Arts Deluxe White Cardstock and placed the Hero Arts Desert Road Stencil on top. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended inks on top. I decided to go for more of a country/green grass look, rather than a desert. I used Hero Arts Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, Key Lime Fizz, Green Apple, Pool Party, Splash and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks. I also used Hero Arts Sand Core Ink

On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Roadside Messages Stamp & Die Bundle using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. It was die cut using the coordinating Frame Cuts. I wanted the background to be a little more subtle, so I took a piece of Hero Arts Vellum Layering Paper and cut it to the same size as the background piece. 

I adhered the sentiment piece on top with thin foam tape. I then added tape runner adhesive on to the back of the vellum, only adding it behind where the sentiment is. It was then adhered on to the background panel. This was then in turn adhered to an A2 card base made from Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock.  



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.


Adventure lies ahead with our August My Monthly Hero kit. The desert southwest is your destination as you create beautiful landscapes with the kit's layering stencils. We've included four ink colors to get you started, but a rainbow of possibilities await. Add some glistening shimmer with PearlEx powder. There are dies to cut out the desert elements, and a message set with greetings that are great for cardmaking and journaling alike. Be wild and free as you enjoy the creative journey!


3" x 4" Clear Stamp Set
4 Color Layering Stencils (5.25" x 6.5")
6 Coordinating Frame Cuts
4 Ink Cubes (Caramel, Sand, Tangerine, Pine)
5 Sheets Luxe Watercolor Paper (5.5" x 8.5")
Bronze PearlEx (0.11 oz)

The Hero Arts August 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $70 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 5th August 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 7th August 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. Sunshine and desert rocks...that's exactly how I remember my visit to the southwest. And, you captured it brilliantly with your kit card. Thank you for this beautiful work.

  2. 2 wonderful creations. The use of the Butterbar ink is wonderful. The sign in the second pops for attention.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Beautiful cards. That orange just pops! Gorgeous!

  4. I love the tone on tone color you used in the first card. I love both designs , they are beautiful.

  5. Ilike the colors you chose for the first card.
    The second card would be great for an encouragement card.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Fantastic cards! I really love this scene in orange and yellows.

  7. Great cards! I love the colors and dimension on the first one!

  8. I like your choice of colors on both cards.

  9. Love the colors! The bright orange on the scenery card and the lovely pastels on the second card.

  10. Both cards are awesome! Love the dimension and colors on your first card! Love the colors and design on the second one!

  11. Love the placement of the sun in the first card. Very evocative.

  12. The golden tones on your first card are great. And the second one with the subtle background and vibrant sentiment is super, too!

  13. Love what you did with the Roadside messages card. So pretty.

  14. Wow! I love them both Michelle! The gorgeous orange warm tones are just perfect for the desert, it's such a striking card in tones of one colour. And the second card is stunning with the soft colours against the black. So cool that you managed to get such a soft pastel blend with those Reactive Ink colours. I'm far top heavy handed to manage that.


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