Hero Arts | Lucky To Have You As A Friend.

Hero Arts | Lucky To Have You As A Friend. April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

Hero Arts | Lucky To Have You As A Friend handmade card by Yana Smakula using Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut set DC211

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CARD DETAILS

I decided to make a simple friendship card – one can never have too many of those. Since the image I was planning to use for my project was rather small, I made 4 Bar size card instead of A2 (I lately simply adore this smaller 4 Bar size for my cards).

Hero Arts | Lucky To Have You As A Friend handmade card by Yana Smakula using Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut set DC211

I used my mini MISTI and stamped a girl using Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto white cardstock. I first stamped the top part of girl’s body, her face and later added legs making sure to leave some room for a sentiment. I opted not to use coordinating dies that come with this set, but instead cover missing part of her body with a sentiment panel.

Hero Arts | Lucky To Have You As A Friend handmade card by Yana Smakula using Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut set DC211

I used Copic markers for my coloring and, as always, went with my go-to colors. I used pinks – RV14, RV13 and RV10, browns – E79, E37, E33 and skin tone colors E000 and E00; I also used R20 to add blush. I wanted to add some texture to her shirt, so I used a white gel pen and created a simple pattern.

Hero Arts | Lucky To Have You As A Friend.

After my coloring was done I masked her legs off and blended a bit of Soft Pool ink to add some color to the background. I heat embossed a sentiment (it reads “I’m Lucky To Have You As A Friend”) in white embossing powder onto black cardstock and foam mounted onto my panel. I also foam mounted the panel onto a 4 Bar card base (measures 3 1/2 x 4 7/8″) and added a few enamel dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White.

MY MONTHLY HERO APRIL 2017 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!

MY MONTHLY HERO APRIL 2017 KIT

The kit contains: 6″x8″ clear stamp set, 18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies, 1 bottle Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops (Duck Egg Blue), 3 ink cubes (Lavender, Light Teal, Midnight), 2 half sheets Onyx shimmer cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″), 2 half sheets Pink shimmer cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″), 2 half sheets Tiffany Blue cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″), 18″ long pearl string, Themed paper clips.

The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday April 7th

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

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items:

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2017 MH0417
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2017 MH0417
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HA
Hero Arts You Are Fabulous Stamps CM159
Hero Arts You Are Fabulous Stamps CM159
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut DC211
Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut DC211
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts 3D Shopping Bag Fancy Die DI375
Hero Arts 3D Shopping Bag Fancy Die DI375
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Paper Layering Ballerina DI378
Hero Arts Paper Layering Ballerina DI378
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Paper Layering Eiffel Tower DI379
Hero Arts Paper Layering Eiffel Tower DI379
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Diamond Stencil SA103
Hero Arts Diamond Stencil SA103
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HA | SSS

HOP ALONG WITH US!

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Wanda Guess
May Park
Yana Smakula – you are here
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Ilina Crouse
Heather Ruwe
Libby Hickson
Michelle Short

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 Dress Up Stamp & Cut DC211
Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut DC211
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink Pad AF146
Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink Pad AF146
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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SSS
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp White 4 Bar Scored Cards
Simon Says Stamp White 4 Bar Scored Cards
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SSS
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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SSS
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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SSS
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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SSS | AZ
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E000 Pale Fruit Pink
Copic Sketch Marker E000 Pale Fruit Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
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SSS | AZ
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ

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180 Comments

    1. Really cute card! Great monthly kit from Hero Arts – looks like fun to play with!

    1. I love the pattern you created on her shirt. Great tip to use the sentiment instead of another stamp! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
      -Miranda
      TheCraftyCritter.com

    1. Lovely card as usual, Yana! I love that you used a sentiment panel instead of the skirts, and the white gel pen pattern on her top is a great touch! ☺

    1. Fabulous card – this kit looks like so much fun to play with!

    1. Love this card. It is so cute and the coloring really brings it to life!

    1. Super cute card, she looks like she’s ready for a day out with the girls! Gotta Love it!! Thank you for sharing Yana!

    1. She is adorable. I like the softness the blended ink brings.

    1. beautiful design and great inspiration. i can’t wait to get started with my set. i have been visiting each blog to get ideas before i get started!

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