Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. Giveaway

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts May 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit (more about the kit, blog hop and giveaway below). I have a few card ideas to share using this month kit only (no add ons) plus some older Hero Arts products from my stash.

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS USING MAY KIT ONLY

This month kit stamp set features a tree that consists of parts and pieces that lets you create your own tree. You can customize it however you want and really make it your own. I stamped 4 identical trees for my cards and made slightly different projects. I used Moss and Forever Green inks for stamping.

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

I thought about creating a city scene with lots of skyscrapers in the backgrounds and the large tree and kids silhouettes in the foreground. To make my backgrounds I picked the Urban Skyline background 6×6 cling stamp and stamped it using very light colors of ink – Fog by Simon and Soft Brown by Hero Arts.

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

I had many ideas for using this stamp set, but because I was limited in time (I was packing to go on a work trip) I didn’t have time to execute them, sharing them below in case you’d like to give any of these a go:

  • stamp tree trunk in brown color, stamp branches in brown color but ink up the leaves in green;
  • stamp tree and branches in any light color of ink and color over it with your markers or pencils for a no line coloring look;
  • stamp tree and branches in green and brown and than use your markers or pencils to add in detail to this image, maybe add some shading to leaves and to branches to make them appear dimensional;
  • use less branches for your tree, or use more branches and stamp same branches multiple times maybe using 2 or 3 shades of green ink to make some branches appear closer and some further way;
  • use just the branches and not the tree trunk and use them to frame whatever it is you have in the center of the card, so just stamp branches around the perimeter of the panel, off the edge and reverse the center of the panel for a sentiment or another image and a sentiment;
  • to make the tree less tall you can mask a part of the tree trunk and stamp it so that it’s not as tall as it is in the stamp set and again, just use less branches to make it into a smaller tree.

I stamped children silhouettes in black ink and I used various images + sentiments for my cards. I wanted to add flowers to my tree and I actually looked through my stash in search of a small flower image that I could stamp, cut out and foam mount on the tree, but I later decided to use my Nuvo Drops instead and just add colorful drops to the branches to imitate flowers.

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Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

I used several colors of drops from my stash – Mustard Yellow, Buttermilk, Sugared Almond, Bubblegum Blush, Carnation Pink and added lots of various size drops to make flowers.

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

I also use green Nuvo Drops in Green Apple and added leaves onto my soft brown background card. I started with the dots and used the pokey tool from my Tool ‘n One to change the shape of each dot to look more like a leaf and not like a dot.

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula Hero Arts | May 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. Video. #mymonthlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecards #stamping #yanasmakula

I also have one more quick card to share using the stencil that it also a part of the kit this month. I used Butter Bar and Rose Madder and ink daubers and did some quick ink blending. I stamped a thanks Banner from an older stamp set by Hero Artscut it out with a coordinating die and foam mounted it onto the background and also stamped little branches using same ink color I used for my ink blending to add some leaves to the background.

MY MONTHLY HERO MAY 2018 KIT

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

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 Ars Ma 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Ars Ma 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit
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Hero Arts Ombre Reactive Spring Day AF417
Hero Arts Ombre Reactive Spring Day AF417
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Hero Arts Family Tree Grid Bold Prints CG740
Hero Arts Family Tree Grid Bold Prints CG740
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Hero Arts Family Word Bold Prints CG741
Hero Arts Family Word Bold Prints CG741
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Hero Arts Swing By Soon CM271
Hero Arts Swing By Soon CM271
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Hero Arts Family Tree Words CM273
Hero Arts Family Tree Words CM273
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Hero Arts Family Portrait CM274
Hero Arts Family Portrait CM274
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Hero Arts Besties Stamp & Cut DC237
Hero Arts Besties Stamp & Cut DC237
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Hero Arts Swing By Soon Frame Cuts (C) DI518
Hero Arts Swing By Soon Frame Cuts (C) DI518
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Hero Arts Family Portrait Frame Cuts (E) DI522
Hero Arts Family Portrait Frame Cuts (E) DI522
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Leaf PD120
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Leaf PD120
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Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
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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 Ars Ma 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Ars Ma 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Urban Skyline
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Urban Skyline
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Hero Arts Stamps Thank You Messages
Hero Arts Stamps Thank You Messages
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts Thank You Messages
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Thank You Messages
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink Pad
Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink Pad
Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Rose Madder Hybrid Ink Pad
Hero Arts Rose Madder Hybrid Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tsukineko 6 Sponge Daubers Tools
Tsukineko 6 Sponge Daubers Tools
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Tonic Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
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Tonic Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Drops
Tonic Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Drops
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Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
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Tonic Sugared Almond Nuvo Drops
Tonic Sugared Almond Nuvo Drops
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Tonic Apple Green Nuvo Drops
Tonic Apple Green Nuvo Drops
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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114 Comments

    1. Yana, I absolutely love what you’ve done with this kit. Your trees are gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Yana lots and lots of great ideas and support and as always showing us crafters that things go wrong for everyone. :O)

    1. Those cards are delightful! I love what you did with the trees! Guess I need some of those nuvo drops! I did buy the card kit!

    1. I wasn’t sure that I would like this kit until I saw your video. The background stamp is great with the tree and silhouette images. Thanks!

    1. Awsome cards!! I really loved them. And I also liked the idea of a family tree. I wish you’d make a video of that too

    1. I really enjoyed the video showing how you made these lovely cards!! 🙂

    1. Fabulous cards! I love the look of the skyscrapers behind the beautiful trees!

    1. I love trees and tree swings and swinging, so I’d love to win this Kit also!

    1. Great cards – love all your variety and wonderful ideas and tips. Thanks for sharing

    1. Always enjoy the blog hops all the wonderfully creative ideas.

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