Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Kit (+Giveaway)

by | Jul 1, 2019 | Backgrounds, Birthday, Blog, Color Layering, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Ink Blending, Masking, Thanks

Hiya, friends! Welcome to the July installment of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit release hop! We live about 20 minutes below a local lake and I have been seeing boat upon boat headed up for cool relief from the hot central California sunshine. Our lake is filled to the brim this year from our above average wet winter and we are loving it! I’ve created four cards with this month’s kit so far and I have yet to even touch the add-ons. They are so good I can’t even choose a favorite, probably just going to need to get them all, but I do already have an idea or two percolating for that darling Camper!

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 Monday, July 8th and continue throughout the week (kits begin shipping Monday instead of the normal Friday due to the 4th of July holiday). 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

6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
14 Coordinating Frame Cuts
2 Fancy Dies
5 Ink Cubes (Dusty Blue, Lime Green, Forest, Cocoa, and Sand Stone)
4  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Sheets of New Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (2 each Lapis and Meadow)
Blue Pearl Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.

The value of the kit is $76, 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

July 2019 MMH Kit
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July 2019 Get Them All MMH Add-Ons
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Ice Cream Cling Background
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Fishing Net Bold Prints
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Fishing Pattern Bold Prints
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Log Letters & Numbers
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Lake Time Fun
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Lake Time Fun Frame Cuts
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Camp In the Wild
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Camp in the Wild Frame Cuts
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S'mores Bonfire
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S'mores Bonfire Frame Cuts
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Forest Sunset Fancy Die
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Camper Fancy Die
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Hero Hues Lapis Cardstock
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Hero Hues Meadow Cardstock
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On an A2 Dove White cardstock panel ink blend with Grape Juice, Navy, Deep Ocean and Aquatic ink above and below the horizon line over a masked moon (create mask with Avery labels and Circle Infinity dies). Keep the inks the lightest near the moon and down the center of the lake for a moonlit glow effect. Stamp ripple lines in Navy. Reverse mask the moon. Blend moon lightly with Dandelion ink and a touch of Wet Cement.

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

Die cut mountains of Pebble cardstock and heat emboss snow caps in white, as well as the sentiment. Stamp dock in Wet Cement and Black ink on Pebble cardstock and die cut. Die cut children from Pebble cardstock after stamping in Black. Stamp and die cut tree line from kit included Meadow cardstock and Forest ink. Split tree line and mountains by trimming roughly in half and adhere flat to card. Pop dock with dimensional adhesive and adhere children flat. Add stars to sky with a stylus dot tool and white acrylic paint. Adhere finished panel to folded card base.

Create a circle shaped mask and trim bottom flat. Mask a horizon line and place sun mask nested against, but above line. Ink blend with Dandelion, Ultra Pink, and Grape Juice inks. Allow a touch of Ultra Pink to come all the way to the sun to create an outline. Remove mask and blend sun with Dandelion. Not to worry about blending beyond the edge of the sun since Dandelion was used there as well. Reverse masking to blend water. Repeat blending adding Deep Ocean ink to create a more blue-ish hue of water.

Stamp water ripples with the same colors of ink. Stamping two times will create a darker shade than the blending to allow the color to be subtle, but still visible. Stamp details in black and white heat emboss sentiment on Pitch Black cardstock. Pop sentiment with dimensional adhesive and mat blended panel with white and then black to finish at A2, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Someone give me directions the this lake, STAT! Couldn’t we all use that kind of R & R?!?!

A full project supply list is linked HERE.

I created this card, with the kit, for the Countdown to Creativity over on the Hero Arts blog. You can find all the details for it HERE.

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, July 7th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank you so much for popping in for a visit today. Happy crafting to you!

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!

July 2019 MMH Kit
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Circle Infinity Dies
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Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Dandelion Bold Ink
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AF339 Aquatic Bold Ink - Hero Arts
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Deep Ocean Bold Ink
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Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Black Dye Ink Pad
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AF213 Wet Cement Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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White Detail Embossing Powder
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Embossing Tool
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Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint 8.45-oz...
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Dotting 5 X 2 Way Marbleizing Dotting...
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Avery Removable Print or Write...
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Avery White Removable Multipurpose...
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Hero Hues Pitch Black
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Hero Hues Pebble
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Hero Hues Dove white (25)
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Hero Hues Dove white Top Folded Cards
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Hero Hues Dove white Envelopes
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Original Misti
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