Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop. Whimsical Fairy Card. Giveaway!

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop. Whimsical Fairy Card. Giveaway!

Hello all and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of August My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts (more about the kit and blog hop below).

If you are a fan of Shakespeare and whimsical images, this is a perfect kit for you. Delicate fairies, forest imagery, fantastic frame dies, timeless quotes – you will find this and a lot more in August kit from Hero Arts.

A few words from Hero Arts: This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme. There are add-on stamps with Shakespeare quotes.

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop. Whimsical Fairy Card. Giveaway!

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I started working on this card by die cutting two frame images (one from the main kit and another from an add-on) out of smooth blue and white woodgrain cardstock. I guess I shouldn’t be saying “frames” as I actually did not use the outer die that cuts the oval out and turns these designs into frames, instead I only used inner dies to create windows in my panels.

I used glue and adhered both die cut panels together keeping the woodgrain one on the top (I just adore this type of paper and I’m very happy to see it included in the kit).

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop. Whimsical Fairy Card. Giveaway!

I didn’t want to do any coloring for this card, yet I wanted to add color to the fairy. I heat embossed one of the fairy images in white embossing powder onto a piece of white cardstock and blended 3 colors of ink from the Pool to Navy ombre ink pad. There are dies included in the kit to help you die cut the fairies out so I used a matching die and cut mine out in my die cutting machine.

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop. Whimsical Fairy Card. Giveaway!

I created an A2 top folding card base and blended a bit of ink onto the bottom part of the front panel, I used the same ink I used for the fairy. Next I foam mounted my two die cut panels that were glued together and also foam mounted the fairy, although I used a double layer of foam adhesive to pop her up on this card.

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero August Blog Hop. Whimsical Fairy Card. Giveaway!

I wanted a very simple sentiment (although there are some fantastic quotes included in the add-on stamp set), so I stamped “You Sparkle” in Pool ink onto a piece of white cardstock and also foam mounted it onto the card.

To embellish this project I used sequins and tiny beads from my stash as well as clear droplets from the kit. The fairy wings were decorated with clear stickles for a pop of glittery goodness.

MY MONTHLY HERO AUGUST 2016 KIT

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. If you love it – better grab it now!

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2016 Kit

The kit contains: A 4×6 clear stamp set; Three matching Frame Cuts dies; An oval border with frame Fancy Die set; Pretty Pink Posh Droplets; Ranger Star Dust Stickles; Three ink cubes in Bubble Gum, Orchid and Green Apple; Woodgrain Cardstock and Vellum; Other gems and cardstock.

The kit value is over $50, and Hero Arts is selling this one for $34.99.

You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are four optional add-on items:

Hero Arts August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
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Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die DI320
Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die DI320
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Hero Arts Dreamy Nights Stencil SA082
Hero Arts Dreamy Nights Stencil SA082
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Hero Arts Dreams Are Made Stamp Set CM105
Hero Arts Dreams Are Made Stamp Set CM105
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Hero Arts Shakespearean Poetry Stamp Set CM106
Hero Arts Shakespearean Poetry Stamp Set CM106
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HOP ALONG WITH US!

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula – you are here
Mariana Grigsby – next stop
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Pretty Pink Posh
Debbie Olson
Cheiron Brandon
Alice Wertz
Helen Gullett
Libby Hickson

GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
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Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die DI320
Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die DI320
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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Hero Arts Ombre Pool To Navy Ink AF308
Hero Arts Ombre Pool To Navy Ink AF308
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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262 Comments

    1. I love your card! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing with us!

    1. Another fabulous creation, Yana!! Simply ethereal and so inspiring!!! Love it!!!

    1. I love how you used the frame from the kit and the add-on frame together. I never would have thought of using both, but it makes a great effect.

    1. This is stunning! I like the layered frame dies and the colors! It has a very nice look, being cut out of woodgrain paper.

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