Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit & Add Ons – Asian Greeting Cards by Yana Smakula #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #stamping

Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit – Asian Greeting Cards. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends! Today I have several Asian inspired greeting cards to share using March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts as well as some of the add on products.

Hero Kits are my favorite stamping kits on the market and I’ve really missed playing with these products during the past few months. I had some family issues, some health issues and I was also learning how to drive during that time so I had very little time to craft, but I’m hoping things will go back to normal soon and I’ll be back to sharing cards with these kits regularly.

Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit & Add Ons – Asian Greeting Cards by Yana Smakula #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #stamping

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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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THINKING OF YOU ASIAN INSPIRED GREETING CARD

I started making my cards by adding washi tape to 1/4” on each edge of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2” panel cut from Hero Arts Mist cardstock. I’ve placed the panel inside my MISTI tool and stamped a gorgeous new Waves & Clouds Bold Prints background from Hero Arts in detail white embossing powder.

Next, I carefully removed the tape and heat set the powder to melt it. Next, I did some stamping using images from the main kit for March 2020. I stamped the tree trunk in Hero Arts Soft Brown to Cup of Joe ombre ink on white paper and cut the image out using a coordinating die.

Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit & Add Ons – Asian Greeting Cards by Yana Smakula #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #stamping

Asian culture has a lot of red and so I knew I wanted to add some red to my card to emphasize that. I decided to stamp the tree on red cardstock in red ink for a tone on tone look. I did try stamping it in red ink on white paper, but the effect wasn’t quite as striking, so I ended up using just the detail layer from this layering image, stamping it in Red Royal ink on Cranberry cardstock and cutting it out with a coordinating die.

I trimmed my panel down to about 4 x 5 1/4” and mounted it on gold cardstock and then from mounted both panels on to an A2 white side folding card base. I die cut circles from Hero Arts Dove White cardstock and also another slightly large circle from FSJ Brush Gold and stamped a sentiment that reads Thinking of You in Hero Arts Brown ombre ink onto the white circle. I’ve panned the sentiment placement so that I’ll have the tree off to the right side of the message.

Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit & Add Ons – Asian Greeting Cards by Yana Smakula #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #stamping

I adhered everything in place and used foam adhesive to foam mount the tree. And I love that I picked colored cardstock instead of white for the tree crown.  I also added a number of gold dots to embellish this card – these are some of my favorite embellishments to use lately.

I went ahead and used my Jane Davenport Story Time Paint pen, the smaller one and colored the could. I typically like to use my Sakura pens for this, but the Jane Davenport pen is wider and thus makes it easier to color larger areas faster. I love how this card turned out, especially the background and of course that big old tree.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASIAN INSPIRED GREETING CARD

My 2nd card features a similar idea – I used a piece of Cranberry cardstock, cut to 4 1/4 x 5 /14”, I taped 1/4” off each side to mask the edges, and clear heat embossed Parasol Pattern Bold Prints background.

Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit & Add Ons – Asian Greeting Cards by Yana Smakula #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #stamping

Next, I stamped several flowers from then new Tranquility stamp set in Hero Arts Intense Black ink on white cardstock and colored those using my Copics. I used R89, R24 and R22 colors as well as a white pen to bring back those flower center details. I used scissors to cut these images out and I cut them right up to the edge.

I heat embossed Happy Birthday sentiment from the same Tranquility stamp set in Brass embossing powder, cut it out using a circle die, die-cut another circle, slightly larger from Brush Gold cardstock from FSJ and foam mounted onto my background which was trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4” and adhered to a black cardstock mat. I adhered the flowers onto the circle and added several fashion gold embellishments to top this card off.

MAY YOUR DREAMS BLOSSOM ASIAN INSPIRED GREETING CARD

My last card for today is a smaller 4 1”4 square one. I started by stamping cherry blossom image from the Dreams Will Blossom stamp set in clear embossing ink on white cardstock in the two opposite corners and embossing the image in Brass embossing powder. I love the color of this powder on white cardstock. Next, I colored the blossoms using my Copic markers. I used YG01, YG03, G94, and G99 markers to color the leaves green; to color the flowers I used R89, R27, R24, and R22 markers.

Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit & Add Ons – Asian Greeting Cards by Yana Smakula #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #stamping

I adhered the panel onto a red mat cut from Cranberry cardstock and foam mounted it onto a 4 1/4 “ square white card base. Next, I added a sentiment that reads May Your Dreams blossoms – it was heat embossed in the same Brass embossing powder on black cardstock and cut to a thin strip. I also embellished this card using the same Fashion Gold dots.

I had fabulous time designing and making these cards. The March 2020 kit and add ons from Hero Arts is simply amazing for creating Asian inspired projects and I hope you’ll check it out.

Hero Arts | March 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit & Add Ons – Asian Greeting Cards by Yana Smakula #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #stamping

HERO ARTS MY MONTHLY HERO KIT & ADD-ONS

My Monthly Hero Kit March 2020
My Monthly Hero Kit March 2020
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AF458 Hero Hues Rose Quartz Pigment Pad
AF458 Hero Hues Rose Quartz Pigment Pad
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CG806 Waves and Clouds Bold Prints
CG806 Waves and Clouds Bold Prints
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CG807 Koi Pond Bold Prints
CG807 Koi Pond Bold Prints
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CG808 Parasol Pattern Bold Prints
CG808 Parasol Pattern Bold Prints
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CM441 Dreams Will Blossom
CM441 Dreams Will Blossom
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DI750 Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts (C)
DI750 Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts (C)
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CM442 Tranquility
CM442 Tranquility
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CM443 Kittens in Kimonos
CM443 Kittens in Kimonos
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DI751 Kittens in Kimonos Frame Cuts (C)
DI751 Kittens in Kimonos Frame Cuts (C)
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CM445 Soy Awesome
CM445 Soy Awesome
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DI752 Soy Awesome Frame Cuts (D)
DI752 Soy Awesome Frame Cuts (D)
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CM446 Zen Messages
CM446 Zen Messages
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DI748 Cherry Blossom Fancy Dies (C)
DI748 Cherry Blossom Fancy Dies (C)
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DI749 March Word Fancy Die (C)
DI749 March Word Fancy Die (C)
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K6430 Flame Dragon
K6430 Flame Dragon
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The main kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one! Add-ons may temporarily become unavailable, but they will be restocked.

PLEASE NOTE: For this month only (due to production delays) we will begin shipping the kit on March 16th, and will continue throughout the next week.

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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!

My Monthly Hero Kit March 2020
My Monthly Hero Kit March 2020
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Hero Arts Waves and Clouds Bold Prints
Hero Arts Waves and Clouds Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Parasol Pattern Bold Prints
Hero Arts Parasol Pattern Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Dreams Will Blossom
Hero Arts Dreams Will Blossom
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Hero Arts Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts (C)
Hero Arts Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts (C)
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Hero Arts Tranquility
Hero Arts Tranquility
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Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Cranberry
Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Cranberry
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Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Mist
Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Mist
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Dove White
Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Dove White
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Journey Brush Gold Cardstock
Journey Brush Gold Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder
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Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Red Royal Ink Pad
Hero Arts Red Royal Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R89 Dark Red
Copic Sketch Marker R89 Dark Red
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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FSJ Details Pro Shears
FSJ Details Pro Shears
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FSJ Fashion Gold Embellishments
FSJ Fashion Gold Embellishments
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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82 Comments

    1. Your cards are gorgeous, enough said just simply gorgeous!

      Thank you for sharing your talent.

    1. Beautiful and vibrant cards. Love the Asian theme of this month’s kit.

    1. These are so gorgeous!! I LOVE the white, square one; it is just stunning!

    1. Love your gorgeous cards made with this awesome kit! Thanks.

    1. Love all of the cards and especially the red parasols background. So cool!

    1. Love the vibrant reds you used on your cards in this months awesome kit! Great inspiration!

    1. Wow, love the use of red on your cards, especially the first one! Amazing! Really want to get this set from Hero Arts!

    1. I just LOVE your cards! Your colors and composition are so inspiring on how to use this unique kit!

    1. Always love your style and the use of red on your cards is awesome! I need this set from Hero Arts!

    1. All of these cards are so lovely! I appreciate your attention to detail & the inspiration you’ve provided! I hope things in your life return to normal in the best possible way! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I’ve always loved Asian-inspired decor, and this wonderful kit is perfect! All your cards are beautiful!

    1. Hi Ya na,
      I really like red, and your use of Hero Arts Monthly Hero kit for March using red was very smart.
      The tone on tone with the Parosol stamped background was my favorite. Keep up the good work!
      From, Violet

    1. Your cards are beautiful and I love the bold color choices. I’m going to watch you video so i can see your process. I’m so glad I was able to buy this kit.

    1. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the backgrounds especially.

    1. Wow these are breath-taking!!! Love the use of red on these projects!

    1. Wow love all your cards! The red and color combos are super nice. That card using the Dreams Will Blossom set is so great looking. Love that set.

    1. All your cards are beautiful: I especially like the Birthday card and the background stamp.

    1. Your cards are absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous – thank you for sharing them!

    1. I love your cards especially how you did the background. My favorite is the red tree with the wave and cloud background.

    1. Just beautiful, as usual! Your cards are all so different from each other. Love your style!

      1. Your cards are beautiful. I love the red color on these cards. I really love this kit and that cherry blossom tree. Thank you for sharing

    1. Your cards are bold and beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing them on the hop!

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