Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts April 2019 My Monthly Hero Hop! (+Giveaway)

by Apr 1, 2019Backgrounds, Birthday, Blog, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Hero Arts, Ink Blending65 comments

Hiya and welcome to another Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit release! This month Hero Arts has me researching Venetian travel destinations. How fast can I get there and how long can I afford to stay? Below you will find a few of my kit projects, the AWESOME add-ons for the month, something new that coordinates with something previously released, and links to several other designers with fabulous projects.

Hero Art kit fanatics can find a dedicated Facebook group HERE titled just that, Hero Arts Kit Fanatics. It is not Hero Arts sponsored, but filled with inspiration from kits past and present created by Fanatic members. 

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, April 5th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one! United States kit subscribers receive free shipping on anything added to your kit order prior to it shipping (Thursday, 12:00PM PT the week of launch). International subscribers receive a discounted shipping rate for both the kit and any add-ons included as well. The discounted rate differs by country.

Kit contents

4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
7 Scenery Fancy Dies
14  5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (Sand, Mustard, Pumpkin, Cherry, Plum, Adriatic, Arctic)
2  5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Vellum Paper
2 Rolls of 1/2″ Foam Tape, 2.2 yd. each in 2 thicknesses
Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (Black)

The value of the kit is $93.50, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

This Month's MMH Add-Ons

Get Them All April 2019 Add-ons
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Venetian Neighborhood Cling
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Venetian Fleur-de-lis Bold Prints
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Color Layering Village
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Carnevale
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Hero Greetings Mini Messages
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Italian Table
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European Plaza Fancy Dies
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European Village Fancy Dies
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Tree Arch Fancy Die
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Carnevale Frame Cuts
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Italian Table Frame Cuts
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Venetian Maiden
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MMH April 2019 Kit
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Coordinates

Over the past few months Hero Arts has released a a few products that are designed to coordinate with one another, and I LOVE them! I didn’t get a chance to use it this month, the Venetian Neighborhood Cling just might be my favorite – though it is hard to beat the Mail Jumble I recently used HERE. All three of these cling stamps are designed to use with the Peek-A-Boo Fancy Die that creates hinged opening windows. Combine those with the new Mini Messages and you’ve got yourself a darling project!

Venetian Neighborhood Cling
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Presents Cling Background
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Mail Jumble Background Cling
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Hero Greetings Mini Messages
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Peek-A-Boo Fancy Die
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Ink blend sky background on Hero Hues Dove White cardstock with Soft Yellow, Soft Pink, Soft Lilac and blending brushes. Don’t worry too much about the waterline. Anything that falls below will look like a reflection of the sky. Blend Indigo in from either side, leaving the center light to create a glow. 

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

From kit, die cut a gondola, and a left and right facing building from Sand cardstock leaving some window negatives in place. Also from kit, die cut two water elements from Arctic cardstock. Ink blend outer edges of water with Indigo ink, again leaving a highlight through the middle.   Adhere water to sky blended panel placing the “rough” edges of the water die cut together. This will allow a larger, nearly seamless water expanse. The top and bottom of the water will finish with a straight edge. Adhere buildings in place over water, and add gondola. Stamp kit included sentiment in Black Dye ink. Adhere finished panel to folded card base.

To create this postcard inspired project, begin by stamping kit elements on a scant A2 Sand panel with Wet Cement ink. Die cut oval from center of sand panel. Die cut kit included city elements in Sand and Plum cardstocks.

A full project supply list is linked HERE.

Ink blend Indigo onto Dove White cardstock to create a sky. Test behind oval opening for placement. Layer and adhere together an A2 Plum mat, then ink blended sky background, bridge, cityscape and finally sand postcard oval panel. Place finished stack into MISTI precision stamp tool. Nest sentiment along inside edge of oval, following the curve, and pick up with MISTI lid. Stamp in Black. Adhere project to folded card base.

I created this card, with the kit, for the My Monthly Hero launch post over on the Hero Arts blog. You can find all the details for it HERE.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (The winner will be reimbursed if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, April 7th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank you so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

MMH April 2019 Kit
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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Black Dye Ink Pad
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Indigo Bold Ink
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AF134 Soft Lilac Ink Pad - Hero Arts
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Soft Pink Shadow Ink
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AF169 Soft Yellow Shadow Ink - Hero Arts
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AF213 Wet Cement Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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Soft Sky Shadow Ink
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Yoseng Makeup Brush Set of 10Pcs New...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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DI337 Nesting Oval Infinity Dies (H)...
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Precision Glue
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Hero Hues Dove white Top Folded Cards
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Hero Hues Dove white Side Folded Cards
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Hero Hues Dove white Envelopes
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Original Misti
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