May 2021 My Monthly Hero Is Here: Blog Hop + Giveaway!
With our May My Monthly Hero release, we're offering you a healthy dose of "vitamin sea"! The large 6x8 clear set will take you on an inky trip to a coral reef, featuring some of the most beautiful creatures to inhabit the ocean depths. There are also matching dies for the images in the kit as well as two of our most popular inks. Intens-ified Black Ink is ideal for coloring with all mediums from alcohol markers to pencils to watercolor, and Contour Ink is our go-to ink for no-line coloring. We've included a gorgeous new embossing powder and rounded out the kit with a lovely assortment of cardstock.
This month’s kit includes:
• 6” x 8” Clear Stamp Set
• 12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Intens-ified Black Ink Cube
• Contour Ink Cube
• Turquoise Sparkle Embossing Powder, 0.5 oz.
• 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets Rose Quartz Cardstock
• 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets Quartz Pearlescent Cardstock
• 3 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets White Cardstock with Lined Texture
Want to see the kit in action? Mindy has created a video to help walk you through the elements of the kit, and shares a card featuring some of the products. Watch the video below, or on YouTube.
This kit is valued at $70, but is an incredible deal at $34.99. It is available in limited quantities – grab yours before they are gone!
We've created a collection of products inspired by the ocean depths, which complement the kit or are fabulous all on their own.
Let's begin by taking a look at the 6x6 red rubber cling background stamps. Inverse Bubbles Bold Prints may look a bit familiar to you. That's because it's just what it says - an inverse of our Bubbles Bold Prints! On this new stamp, the black part of the stamp is what will be inked, leaving only an uninked ring where the bubbles are.
Next is Happiness Waves Bold Prints. We love the message on this one, "happiness comes in waves," displayed so cleverly to give the impression of waves.
Nautilus Pattern Bold Prints is a big, bold background of shells - which is equally great as the main focal point of your card!
Moving on the clear sets, let's start with the Color Layering Abalone and coordinating Frame Cuts. Layer the three stamps together with different ink colors to build a gorgeous shell. Try adding embossing for the final layer for a gorgeous look.
Sea You is a smaller 3x4 clear set, and coordinates wonderfully with the other products as well as the main kit.
With Looking Glass Underwater Reef we are introducing a new idea in dies with our Looking Glass collection. Looking Glass Dies are designed for cutting windows, creating backgrounds and building layered scenes. These versatile dies can be used individually, interchangeably, or layered. They shine when combined with stamps, different colors of paper, and slimline cards or any other other card size you choose. Each die is 2.25” wide. Use with our Alignment Tool Stencils for easy placement.
Another offering is Looking Glass Lighthouse. Layer the three die cuts together to build one of our favorite scenes near the shore.
We're introducing two sizes of stencil to use with the Looking Glass dies - Alignment Tool A2 & A6 Stencil and Alignment Tool Slimline Stencil. These guides make easy to line up the dies for die cutting, and can also be used for stenciling a background color onto your card front.
Next is Seashells Fancy Dies - a gorgeous set of shell dies as well as a starfish.
Swirling Tide Border Fancy Die with Frame is wonderful for creating your underwater scene with a die cut frame that looks like underwater currents.
And finally, Water Flow Slimline Stencil which also looks like water currents. Great for both slimline and A2 cards!
Love all of these fabulous new add-ons? You can Get Them All in a bundle for roughly a 10% savings, while supplies last.
A note for our kit subscribers: You have the opportunity to shop and add items this month without any additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your account and place your order by Thursday, May 6th at 11:59am Pacific in order to take advantage of this offer. Your kit may ship in a separate box than any extras and add-ons, but no additional shipping costs will apply.
Pre-order your kit today - kit shipping begins Friday, May 7th and continues throughout the following week.
For kit inspiration, be sure to visit all of the Countdown posts from this past weekend if you haven't already! Our Creative Team knocked it out of the park with their creations on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the Countdown. And for even more inspiration, we've gathered together a blog hop to introduce you to this release. Please leave comments as you visit their blogs. One reader will be randomly selected to win a $50 gift card to use in the Hero Arts store - the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win!
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Want a closer look at the new products? Join us TOMORROW (Tuesday, May 4th at 11am Eastern) on the Hero Arts Facebook page for our Release Spotlight! Libby will be talking about the products, sharing samples and even doing giveaways! Didn't catch it live? No problem! The video will be on our Facebook page after the event to watch whenever you have time. But we hope to see you on our feed at 11:00am Eastern tomorrow!
Remember - once the main kit is sold out, it's gone forever - grab your kit today!
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