My Monthly Hero Blog Hop • August


Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of August!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY August 1st at 1pm (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. Be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme. The main contains: a 4×6 clear stamp set, three matching Frame Cuts dies, An oval border with frame Fancy Die set, Pretty Pink Posh Droplets, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Three ink cubes in Bubble Gum, Orchid and Green Apple, Woodgrain Cardstock and Vellum, Other gems and cardstock. Check it out:


There are four optional add-on items as well: Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die,  Dreamy Nights Stencil, Dreams Are Made 4×6 clear stamp set, and Shakespearean Poetry 4×6 clear set. You can see them below:

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I like the mystical feeling of fairy lanterns, so the inspiration for my card came from them:


I used two different tones of inks and a sponge dauber to create the ombré background onto a snow layering paper panel. Then, I stamped the fairy image and sentiment with black ink. I filled in  the fairy outline with a black marker to create a silhouette.


I adhered the panel over a Black Layering paper card base, and after that, I used a black Snow Layering paper panel to die cut the forest oval border. I adhered this panel over the card with foam tape. Finally, I used Glossy Accents to add glitter over the fairy, and to adhere the clear droplets.

Well, as part of this release, 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. Here is the list of bloggers so you can get lots of inspiration:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Pretty Pink Posh
Debbie Olson
Cheiron Brandon
Alice Wertz
Helen Gullett
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!


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226 thoughts on “My Monthly Hero Blog Hop • August

  1. This is a really unexpected use of the stamp/die set! I would have never thought to give it a autumnal touch but it really works 🙂

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  4. What a great idea to make the fairy in black like a shadow. It’s so simple but it really makes a bold statement. I’m glad the Hero Arts blog sent me your way!

  5. Your card is beautiful! I absolutely love this kit. I think it may be my favorite so far. That “frame” die is stunning and the sentiments and fairies are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

  6. This is a beautiful card, Mariana! So striking with the black over the ombre background. And I always love the clear droplets. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  7. Wow your card is awesome , love the black and blended orange background. Awesome, definitely going to try your techniques. Hoping the fairy dust lands on me

  8. Wow, this card is spectacular. I love your coloring to make the background glow. Thanks for sharing your creativity and participating in this Blog Hop.

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  11. Oh! Such a pretty card! I like black frame and fairy appears in a bright light 🙂 It is a night scene, isnt’t it? I love it!

  12. Mariana this is just mesmerizing! I love the color combo you chose and the background is blended to perfection. Love this kit, thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  13. I love the mystery that surrounds your card with you using the colors of the background and of course the black just pops it right up off the card! Very ethereal looking! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  14. I love this die cut. It makes a wonderful frame.
    The shading in the background is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

  15. This kit is a mixed of elegance and magical vibe! I love it and it is perfect for my card making projects. I’ve been sending letters to different part of the world and my letters will look so beautiful with the use of these stamps! The Shakespearean Poetry Stamp is one of the stamps that I liked the most because of poetry and words on it but I also like the Fairy Stamp and Dreams Are Made Stamp because they are very detailed! I really want this kit and I can’t wait to use them and share them with my friends!

  16. Wow, did you use my favorite color a lot or what? Its yellow by the way. I love the way you used yellow and black, which I have done before. I think it looks so great together. You also used some orange too. What a great looking card and thanks for letting us have a chance to win this set.

  17. Mariana what a stunning card, love the glow and the fairy makes it seem like a magical fairy in the forest. Thank you for sharing your talents. Your cards are amazing,

  18. This is a very interesting and different idea. Love the sunset type background almost reminds me of the fireflies as they begin to come out at night.

  19. Oh my goodness, how I love this silhouette card! It is so bold and yet so simple. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for combining those two elements–the kit and the other set. They are an amazing combo!

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