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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GIVEAWAY

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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! Thank you for sharing the video.

      1. Wow… such Beautiful eye catching cards.. I am so glad you are back, have always enjoyed your cards and videos. I thought you had dropped from my feed as I haven’t been very active on social media for the last 6 month’s due to health issuses. Looking to viewing the happiness you spread of your Gorgeous bright colours..

    1. Fabulous cards! Love all the red you used. Thanks for the helpful video and for sharing your creativity!

    1. Cards are striking! Love the cards, helped me see how great this kit is. Tyfs and I am happy to see you back prayers for you and the issues you are or were experiencing.

    1. Going through the blog hop this morning and this is definitely a favorite! Love Love Love the Red!

    1. Fantastic cards, Yana! A beautiful set of new products!

    1. Gorgeous cards, as usual, Yana, and already pinned 🙂 I’m especially loving the 2nd card, with parasol background. Thank you for the inspiration,

    1. I love your unique take on the tree scene stamps from the kit. Beautiful!

    1. Your cards are right for this theme ! A touch of red in each is clever. I really love the one with the blue background. Fun idea ! Thank you

    1. Your cards are gorgeous with those pops of red! Awesome new kit from Hero Arts.

    1. These turned out so nicely! The choice to use the red – stunning!

    1. I think it’s pretty awesome that I could pick out your cards out of the bunch (and I’ve been hopping this blog hop for a while now). Bold and modern. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Gorgeous cards. Love the red and gold together. Thanks for sharing.

    1. stunning cards, Yana – the tone-on-tone technique really pop – thanks for the inspiration

    1. I love, love, LOVE the background stamps. The perfect add-ons to this fabulous kit!

    1. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the colors and designs…
      Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. The color red adds so much richness to the cards especially the Parasol background stamp.

    1. Your cards in red are beautiful! I like that you went with red instead of the pink for a variety of inspiration.

    1. Great video for the cards. Good way to show the different look depending on embossing.

    1. Oh my!!! You never cease to bring the WOW! These are STUNNING!! Loving the rich reds and your (always) fabulous coloring of those flowers ♥

    1. Your cards are beautiful. The cherry blossom on is just stunning. Your coloring is flawless and I love the layers and bling on all of them.

    1. Wow, gorgeous cards as always Yana, but that red one with the parasol background is just gorgeous!

    1. All I can say is WOW. I love the deep red tones in the cards. All of the cards are gorgeous especially the one with the teal blue background.

    1. You never disappoint with your designs and execution! Beautiful!!! Thanks again for sharing your talents!!

    1. LOVE all three of your cards, Yana! It’s so good to have you creating with the monthly products, yay!

    1. Your cards are so cute as well. I love the images and your cards. Great job.

    1. Your cards are so stunning, Yana! I love the gorgeous red which really ‘pops’ on all the cards! I can see so many ways to incorporate them into projects when I look at your beauties! Thanks so much for another great video!

    1. These cards are stunning! You are so inspiring, and today I noticed how the circle repeated throughout making it so cohesive. Lovely and bright!

    1. So sorry to hear you have been unwell. I hope you are on the road to recovery…the one you can drive on—did you catch that corny connection?
      The colors you use are so vibrant and striking. I love the red birthday card and the white square card with the gorgeous red flowers- they are brilliant. The white on blue background is subtle, and adds to the Asian feel of the tree.
      When you show your thought process of deciding between clear embossing vs gold vs white, it is fun to see the difference in the card design.
      I hope you are feeling better. Be strong, drive safe, and keep those videos coming! Your cards brighten my day 🙂

    1. Stunning and SO such creative inspiration!! The middle one is my favorite!!

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