May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway! | Hero Arts


May, 05, 2018

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the countdown to the release of the May My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, May 7th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Join us as we continue sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Janette who is sharing another peek into this charming kit.

Trees speak my language. We bought our home in large part to the park like feel the yard had with its towering 25 year old trees. Trees are universally recognized to symbolize life, prosperity, and strength. Today I am sharing the awesome scroll tree stencil included with this month's kit.

The look of this card can be created in a few ways. I began by misting the back of the stencil with a repositionable spray adhesive and placing it, offset, on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Snow Layering Paper panel.

I Copic airbrushed the tree with RV29 (a pinky-red), Y15 (yellow), BG45 (teal) and FV2 (blue-ish purple). As the colors overlapped, secondary colors in orange and green developed.

A similar look can be created by ink blending with traditional inks or reactive inks and a round blending tool or blending brushes. Mediums like glimmer paste, embossing paste or embellishment mousse would be amazing too! Even staples like Versamark with embossing powder will be remarkable. Just be cautious to keep the points of the stencil securely in place for the integrity of the tree shape.

I white heat embossed a kit sentiment on black and popped it with dimensional adhesive. I adhered the panel to a Snow Folded Card and then a few Champagne sequins were added for the requisite bit of sparkle.

Remember subscribers: If you want to ADD additional items to your order, you must do so by the Thursday 11:59am PT after the kit launches to get the additional items with FREE SHIPPING (Domestic only). Just visit Hero Arts and submit a new order. You will get a combined order that includes your kit and any extra items you ordered too!

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, May 7th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!


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Julie Shetler

May 06, 2018

Very colorful beautiful tree. I’m going to love this kit.


May 06, 2018

Love the copic spraying and the sentiment too.


May 06, 2018

Thanks for sharing your pretty card & the opportunity to win.


May 06, 2018

These inks! Beautiful, bold colors! I can’t wait!!

Linda Peabody

May 06, 2018

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Georgette A

May 06, 2018

Love the tree and the rainbow effect! Beautiful!

Elicia Bianco

May 06, 2018

What a way to bring life to a card. The combination of colors gives the tree life. Really nice.

Laura Litzinger

May 06, 2018

Lovely card.


May 06, 2018

such a fun rainbow effect to use on the tree

Sue D

May 06, 2018

I like the colorful tree and the sweet verse.


May 06, 2018

I had no idea one could air brush with copics! It is a lovely effect!.

Beth Merrill

May 07, 2018

I do love to use stencils, and this one looks really fun. I appreciate the extra tips and ideas for products to use with the stencil.

Leslie Birdsall

May 07, 2018

This is a pretty stencil. Nice card!


May 07, 2018

Love the bold color palette you chose! Beautiful card!

Rebecca Ednie

May 07, 2018

Oh such a gorgeous stencil!!

Amy Wazwaz

May 07, 2018

What a brillant idea to make the tree rainbow colors. Great way of thinking outside the box. I must try this. Thank you for reminding us when you could add on items with out extra charge.

C Cassel

May 07, 2018

Very creative, trees are so easy to work with.


May 07, 2018

The Copic airbrushing is beautiful.


May 07, 2018

That stencil is included? Yep I’m really going to love this kit. I may even splurge and get the add ons this month…

Naciu Octavia

May 07, 2018

Beautiful card! Great ideas

Barbara Walborn

May 07, 2018

I love trees too and your rainbow tree is perfect! What a great stencil.

Andrea Ahlin

May 07, 2018

Beautiful tree; I love the way the colors came out. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Ferguson

May 12, 2018

Beautiful and colorful card. I love tree designs.


May 14, 2018

I am really going to love this kit. Love the tree. It reminds me of the tree of life

Donna Woodhall

May 15, 2018

The colors are amazing thanks for telling us different ways to achieve them


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