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June 2020 My Monthly Hero Release Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi friends! It's time to kick-off another My Monthly Hero release! The June kit is filled with glorious summer imagery, AND a 6 x 6" cling background! I had so much fun creating with these fun stamps and dies and I'm sure you will too!


If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog. Your next hop stop after this will be Laurie Willison's blog. The entire hop list can be found later in this post.

GIVEAWAY:
Hero Arts is generously giving away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, June 14th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.



Since I was a little girl, I've always had a thing for lighthouses, so the lighthouse die from the June Kit was the first thing I dove for.  I cut it from black and white cardstock, then colored the window and highlight pieces in the rocks and in laid them with the black die cut.


Next I stamped the beautiful background from the kit in blue inks, using a different color for the two different sections.  I then stamped just the skinny strip on a square of paper, masking off the other portion of the square and then sponged with navy and pool party inks for a little depth. After that was how I liked it, I masked off the stamped section and then pulled out the Sun Background Stencil and stenciled the sun with lemon drop reactive ink.  The beacon of light sentiment from the kit is stamped inside the sun, and then I layered the lighthouse atop, and then finished with thin black mats on the panels.
 

For this next card, I was in the mood to do a little ink blending  I started by masking off a portion at the bottom of the card base for the water, and cutting a mask for the mountains and then got to blending with reactive inks.  I did the sky with berry smoothie, taffy, fruit punch, creamsicle, and lemon drop.  I then decided to go over the bottom portion of the card with gesso to cover up some inky fingerprints, so the white would show through on the mountains. While I was adding the gesso, I added some finger swirls in the bottom section to give the water a little texture.  Then my masks went back on and I blended the water with splash and blue hawaii inks.



I then die cut the mountains from pitch black cardstock and layered over the scene, adding a few highlights with a white gel pen.  I felt the sky and sea looked a bit too smooth, so I took a dry fan brush and dipped into a small amount of gesso and dry brushed onto the blended panel.  The bird from the kit looks perfect stamped up in that cloudy sky, then I added a few of the little diamond stars in unicorn pigment ink up toward the top left.  The sentiment is from the Affirmation Messages set. I thought it just fit perfectly with these big, bold mountains.


My third card features a couple of the add-ons from this release.  I started by taping a Nesting Ovals Infinity Die to the Music in the Night Window Die to cut a frame from pitch black cardstock. I then coated it with a layer of clear embossing & watermark ink, then embossed with black sparkle embossing powder. I love the sparkle!


Next I pulled out my gel plate and made a quick pulled background with blue, purple and white acrylic paint.  When it was dry, I used the Shooting Star Stencil with black paint. It wasn't quite as noticeable as I wanted, so I then laid the stencil over it again and gave it a coat of white glitter gel for some pizazz!

I decided to try a slimline card, so pulled out the stencil again and stenciled all over with splash reactie ink, then just around the edges with thistle reactive ink. I cut this panel down, then added a strip of amethyst cardstock that I scored every quarter inch for some interest. I finished with a sentiment at the bottom from the Dreams Will Blossom set. The final card measures 4.25 x 7.5"

You made it to the end! I hope you've enjoyed my makes and a bit of my creative process. If you're not a subscriber already, the kit is only available while supplies last, so pre-order your kit todayHero Arts is working on restarting our operations in a safe manner, bringing back our production and shipping teams with social distancing, and keeping our warehouse cleaned under the strictest standards. We are first focusing on all of the orders in-house for all of our wonderful and patient customers, subscribers, and international customers, and hope to get back to regular shipping times once we are through what was delayed. We estimate June kits and add-ons will begin shipping on Friday, June 19, after all previous orders have gone out.

Here's a closer look at the June My Monthly Hero kit. I've also linked the entire release along with the supplies I used for these cards below for your convenience.

Kit Contents:
  • 4" x 6" Clear Stamp Set
  • 6" x 6" Northern Lights Cling Stamp
  • 3 Fancy Scene Dies
  • 10 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Black Handmade Watercolor Paper
  • Glow In The Dark Lacquer Pen
  • Shiny Silver Stars
Kit Value: $74
Kit Cost: $34.99


For a chance to win the $50 Gift Certificate giveaway, leave some comments for the talented designers linked below.  
Happy hopping!

Next up on the hop is Laurie Willison

Hero Arts
Amy Kolling
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman  ←That's me!
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Seeka

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87 comments

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards! I always thought a lighthouse must be a fabulous place to live (don't think my knees could cope with all the steps though!)

Lisa Lynn said...

Those cards are great. Wonderful stamps and dies.

Nicole Spann said...

Beautiful cards! This kit will be amazing to work with!

Sandi MacIver said...

what a great kit and your cards are simply amazing

Lagene said...

Awesome Kit Release! Awesome creations!

Lindar C said...

Fantastic cards, I am so excited about this release.

Marie said...

I love the sparkle too!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful creations!! Love the lighthouse card. Thanks for sharing

Joyce said...

Really love the cards you made from this fab kit. Can't wait to get my kit.

Kristi H. said...

Love these! The little details really make them shine ☺️

Carolyn said...

Great inspiration in your cards, love the Norther Lights!

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards. I can’t wait to use this kit.

Johanna said...

WOW! What beauty you have created.

Melissa said...

All of your cards are just beautiful!! I especially love the lighthouse one!!

Susie Risk said...

Beautiful cards. I have always liked lighthouses. Love the shining sun.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love that warm sunset sky and the silhouette of the kids!

Nini Kelley said...

Lovely cards. I wish my ink blending came out as nicely as yours.

Tawna said...

I love silhouette cards and yours are beautiful!

Jennifer B. said...

Amazing work with this release! Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love the mountain scene, so peaceful!

Janis said...

Love your cards.....esp the blended backgrounds with silhouettes!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Chickadoodle said...

Lovely cards, each so different and beautiful.

sabell said...

Your cards are so pretty and colorful Julee! I love lighthouses too!

SandyK said...

Those children playing guitar are so sweet! Love everything about this kit. Can’t wait to play along!

Carol Wortman said...

Beautiful stamp an dies. Enjoying the creations and colors.

Mel Dos said...

Love what you did with the stencil!

Brebda said...

You had fun and it shows. Thank you for sharing.

sharon g said...

Your DREAM BIG is wonderful and gorgeou. Great job with the colors!

Kailash said...

Gorgeous card designs. Love the inspiration!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely cards!

Diana Johnson said...

Great cards!

Alice T said...

Wonderful cards. Thank you.
I liked the contrast in the last card using the stencil two ways.

Pennie said...

Great cards! Love the colors.

DorothyA said...

Your cards are incredible! Love your colors and arrangement of each.

Shirley T said...

Each of these cards are so different and all are beautiful! There's so much color and charm :) You gave us such gorgeous examples of how to use this month's incredible kit. Thank you so much!

Sharon D. said...

Oooo! Your cards are beautiful! I am loving this kit more and more!

Deb Selby said...

This kit is a contender for my all time favorite and I haven’t seen it in person. Your cards are great and I love the blended sky.

Debby Green said...

Fabulous cards!Thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

I love the silhouette with the shooting stars!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

WOWza! Gorgeous cards and your color palettes and card designs are wonderful!! LOVE!!

Renee V said...

Such beautiful cards!!

Bunny said...

We need a beacon of light and we need to enjoy the simple things. Lovely cards. [Bunny]

Annette Reed said...

Wow! These are all stunning! That last card has some extra wow factor with the glitter paste. Great ink blending in the cards and that lighthouse looks wonderful. Fantastic job with this set.

Niccole said...

These are beautiful! I love silhouette cards. The black images against the ink blended backgrounds ... stunning! Thank you so much for sharing!

Robin said...

Your cards are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Teri S. said...

Julee, I'm blown away by your fabulous cards!! I'd love to have seen a video using your gel plate. I love the trick of putting gesso on your card to cover up the ink & then putting fingerprints in to represent swirls in the water. Brilliant! I'd love, love, love to win this kit as it represents where I live so very well. I'm on Vancouver Is., off the west coast of BC & we see the ocean, other Islands, a Lighthouse & the huge snow-capped mtns. on the mainland. T.F.S. your talent.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. I love lighthouses.

faridaishere said...

Hi Julee, your shillouette design is just absolutely beautiful . Hero Arts really so brilliantly create this kit. I just love it. So much ideas to create with just in the kit, let alone the add-ons. Wow! Thank you again.

jean said...

your cards are stunning!!!

Moira said...

Great kit, love your cards

Lymaris said...

So much creativity! Extremely beautiful cards.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

What gorgeous cards Julee!!! Love the wide variety of technique and color blending your brought to the table in each one of your designs.

NWFlamingo said...

More gorgeous samples! Thanks!

Cindi said...

The colors really pop on these cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are lovely - thanks for sharing

Della Cluff said...

Wonderful cards!

Cherry Blossom said...

Great use of color!

Ingrid said...

I love this set! Your cards are gorgeous!

Valerija said...

What fabulous cards! I love that whole new release!
Valerija xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing cards Julee - I really love the last one, that really appeals
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

IS said...

Love your cards! What a great release!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards! Great release.
Thanks for sharing.

Isabel Z said...

You have showcased this new set beautifully!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them.

northernchica said...

Your cards are lovely! My favorite is the Dream Big. Your ink blending is so smooth, and I am intrigued with your use of gesso, and will add that to my "look up" list. Thanks for sharing inspiration of this great set.

Karen said...

Think i need that sunburst stencil. So pretty

bzyPTmom said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards made with this wonderful kit!

Jean said...

Such a wonderful card and kit. Thank you for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving your cards! There are so many great things in this kit, not the least of which is the background, but I also love the encouraging and uplifting sentiments!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous scenes with this awesome kit! I am really loving the beautiful lighthouse!

Helen said...

Your cards are wonderful, Julee! I love them all but the silhouette of the children on the "Enjoy the simple things" card is very special! So true! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

Barbara-Jean said...

Beautiful showcasing of items in this release! In awe of your ink blending, too!

Nancy T. said...

I cant decide which card is my favorite, they are all so lovely

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love you beacon of light card!

Janet Trapp said...

What gorgeous cards!! Loving this kit, another amazing one! Hero Arts how do you do it? ๐Ÿ’ž

Amy C. said...

All of your cards are so beautiful. I love the encouraging sentiments. This is a great new kit from Hero Arts.

Johna said...

lighthouses, beaches, whales....so many favorites of mine! I love your treatment for the water in the first card. It really does add a lot to it. love all of your cards!

Brenda M said...

I love how versatile this month's kit is!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards and great techniques. Can’t wait t0r my kit!

Unknown said...

This release was great--it is already sold out!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! I love the bold, bright colors on your cards- the black silhouettes really pop! The yellow sun and lighthouse card is my favorite!

Sharon said...

Love the colours you’ve used, especially the Dream Big background. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

Stephanie VR Burns said...

Wowee, that first card is incredible! Now I just might have to get the sun burst stencil, it goes so well with this kit.

Jennifer Martocci said...

I love all those bold black die-cuts!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Your cards are really pretty! :)

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. This is such a wonderful kit with wonderful add-ons -- so many possibilities.

karenajo said...

Amazing kit and love all your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing such wonderful creativity