May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway! | Hero Arts


May, 06, 2018

Good afternoon! We're back with our final countdown post, leading up to the release of our May My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, May 7th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Don’t forget to comment on each and every countdown post as we’ll be giving away a kit tomorrow morning, before the kit launches! Here's Jess with a project using a few stand-alone dies from the main kit.

Hi! Jess here with a card using the optional add-on, Ombré Reactive Spring Day ink pad, with two dies from the main kit! When I was looking at the kit I noticed two cute stand-alone leaf dies and decided to use those for my card.

I started by die-cutting the leaves with the watercolor paper from the kit several times and trimming off the stems. The watercolor paper has a lot of texture and creates fantastic leaves! I decided to do a little loose smoosh watercoloring using the Ombré Reactive Spring Day ink pad so I smooshed the ink pad onto a scrap piece of acetate and spritzed it with water. I mixed the color around with my fingertip and then dabbed the leaves into the ink. I let them dry briefly and then dabbed them again. I love the way the three colors blend together to create those bright spring shades!  

While the leaves were drying I used a blending tool to blend the blue shades from the ink pad onto the top of a white card base. I used Post-It tape to mask off the bottom 2/3rds of the card. I wanted a little texture in the blended background so I dabbed at it with a crumpled wet wipe to lift color in unusual textures. I stamped the sentiment and branch with Versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. Finally I arranged my leaves and adhered them with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape. I love all the variety of this kit and how two little pieces of it can create such a bright and cheery card!

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. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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May 07, 2018

Beautiful colors, love the watercolor effects, too.


May 07, 2018

I can’t wait for this one. I love scene building and this looks right up my alley.

Naciu Octavia

May 07, 2018

Beautiful card! Great ideas

Lisa K

May 07, 2018

I like the leaves. Looking forward to seeing the kit.

Kelsey Thomas

May 07, 2018

So beautiful! :)


May 07, 2018

Oh, that is unassumingly beautiful. What a lovely card. I am glad you left it just like that. Hugz

Pamela Toriello

May 07, 2018

I LOVE the watercolor look! Your extra work paid off, its beautiful!


May 07, 2018

Oh, I love the colour mix …. My Fav, colour mingle… I can not wait to see your kit this Month… Thanks so much for the chance to win…

Barbara Walborn

May 07, 2018

Simple yet stunning.

liron a.

May 07, 2018

The card is perfect for spring. great colors

Patty Haff

May 07, 2018

watercolors for spring —-soft and lovely!

Woendi Levitt

May 07, 2018

What a great and creative way to have used the ombre ink pad to do the leaves. I love them. This definitely looks like its going to be another great kit

Jeanne Beam

May 07, 2018

Beautiful card. love the coloring of the background.
Thanks for sharing…

Linda Kepler

May 07, 2018

This is simply just stunning, probably one of my all time favorites. Love the color and the simplicity . . . .


May 07, 2018

Clean, simple and gorgeous, thank you Jessica!

Karthikha Uday

May 07, 2018



May 07, 2018

This is a cute idea – I love this technique.

Twylia Bell

May 07, 2018

Beautiful Card. Love the leaves!


May 07, 2018

Beautiful colors for a beautiful card, perfect for spring time !


May 07, 2018

I love the watercolor leaves and the separation of color and white card. Very pretty card.

Belinda Santamore

May 07, 2018

brings back memories

Jessica H Chavez

May 07, 2018

I’m loving this!! Just ordered mine!!

Joy Stumbo

May 07, 2018

Love the watercolor leaves!

tanya Perrin

May 07, 2018

Oh wow….How creative! This shows that the kit could easily be used for any season! Love it


June 04, 2018

Wow…love that watercoloring with diecuts!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.


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