MMH May 2017 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. Today I’m sharing projects created with THIS May My Monthly Hero Card Kit from Hero Arts. Here’s a look at the kit…

 Kit contents
1 4” x 6” clear stamp set
18 coordinating dies (5 Fancy Dies & 13 Frame Cuts)
1 6” x 6” stencil
More than 2.5 teaspoons cyrene sequins 
3 ink cubes (Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst)
5 5” x 6” acetate sheets
1 bottle of turquoise silk liquid ink (iridescent)
3 sheets of 6” x 6” lightweight paper (Ice blue, Marble Tissue and Swirl Tissue)
The kit value is over $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  

I created two cards using the kit contents as well as THIS add on stamp set…

To create the first card…

I used THIS embossing paste with THIS stencil and applied it to the front of a blue notecard in the center. I die-cut the seaweed from the specialty pape rin the kit and adhered it on top of the embossing paste using THIS strong adhesive. I stamped and colored the mermaid using THESE watercolors. I cut out the image using the coordinating dies and adhered it on top of the background adding fun foam underneath. I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on to a scrap of vellum and adhered it down using the same liquid adhesive and placing tiny drops behind the embossed words. I finished off the card by adding some gemstones and THIS shimmer pen to the mermaid.

Here’s a closer look…

For the second card…

I created the same embossing paste background as the first card on to a piece of blue cardstock. I adhered it to a white notecard.

To create the window…

1. I cut 1/2 of an inch from the bottom of the front of the card off and then another inch from that. Save those pieces you will need them.
2. I lined the bottom half of the remaining portion on the front of the card with THIS strong adhesive and laid the acetate piece on top. I also applied that same tape to the bottom of the acetate piece.
3. I used one of the one inch strips that I cut off from the beginning and laid it on the adhesive that is on the bottom of the acetate. I adhered the other one inch piece to the back to hide the adhesive.
4. I cut a piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the portion above the window to adhere to the back of the card to hide the adhesive there also.
7. I  rounded the two corners of the card.

I stamped the greeting from the kit’s stamp set using Black Staz-On ink. I stamped, colored, and cut out a different mermaid image just as I did on the previous card.

THIS add-on wood stamp is gorgeous! I thought it would be perfect to stamp on the back of a couple of envelopes…

There’s lots of amazing inspiration using these products. Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop and visit the amazing, Yana Smakula. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

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

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. (They will reimburse you if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, May 7 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.



  1. Melanie Small
    May 4, 2017

    Your cards are super cute and as I've said on other blogs I WANT THE MAY stamp set!!!!! Love the texture background u did I will haft a try that….

  2. Naama
    May 4, 2017

    Beautiful use of texture and really love the window! Thank you 🙂

  3. Engineered Baker
    May 4, 2017

    Such a fun set of cards! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Di W
    May 4, 2017

    Both of your cards are gorgeous. That paste is new to me – so pretty. This Hero Arts kit is amazing!

  5. Janet T
    May 4, 2017

    SO MUCH FUN! I love these cards and kit!
    ~God bless~

  6. cincyem
    May 4, 2017

    Awesome cards, awesome kit.

  7. Stampinator
    May 4, 2017

    Gorgeous cards! Love your backgrounds. Great card kit!

  8. Gail Plaskiewicz
    May 4, 2017

    I love the blue paper! It looks like the ocean, but not the ocean in CT but the ocean in Hawaii or Aruba. I've been to both places before & the ocean there is a beautiful color like your paper. I have a stamp of waves, a fish and a sail boat but I've never had paper that color to use those stamps on. Now I just need a mermaid and that paper. I've never heard of embossing paste before. I love how it looks! I may have to get me some. You did 2 beautiful, colorful cards.

  9. Kathie ~ Beary Wishes
    May 4, 2017

    Fun cards and lovely backgrounds! Great job!

  10. June Stengel
    May 4, 2017

    The texture paste is great! So much sparkle- looks wonderful with the seaweed. Beautiful colors

  11. Joy
    May 4, 2017

    Absolutely lovely cards, and love the composition!

  12. Lisa Reber
    May 4, 2017

    Love the images in this set! Adorable cards!

  13. Ruth Junkin
    May 4, 2017

    Lovely and inspiring! You sealed the deal – I ordered the kit!

  14. Sara P
    May 3, 2017

    Very pretty. Great way to use the stencil.

  15. Karenajo
    May 3, 2017

    Very beautiful cards – this is such an exciting kit !


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