Pop Up Stage Card Featuring My Monthly Hero Kit Dec 2018

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Hello friends!

Today I have a very fun card to share with you. I have been a member of the Hero Arts Monthly Kit and I have loved each one of the subscription I have been receiving each month in my mail box. It is the My Monthly Hero Kit of December 2018 that I am featuring today. This is a large 6″ by 8″ stamp set with beautiful images of fairies and dandelion.  As soon as I found out what images are in the upcoming stamp in my subscription I had this idea in my head. I wanted to create a card that looks like a scene but in layers.

The Elements:

So I created this  fun card with layers of scenes using all of the images in the stamp set. The stamped images are colored using Copic Markers, and I usually bring the stamped images to work. Whenever I get a little bit of free time I color them. Took them home and die cut using the coordinating dies that came in the kit.

The Layers of The Card:

I started cutting out the layers of card stock. Instead of blending blue and green I picked a light blue card stock so that it would look like a sky and I could ink blend the bottom half with Mowed Lawn Distressed Oxide Ink.

My monthly hero dec 2018

I used the Grassy Border die from My Favorite Things to cut a grass from dark green Card stock.

This card is 4 and a quarter inches tall and 5 and a half inches wide. It is a landscape side folding card.

Here are the sizes of the layers of card stock:

The Card Base measures 4 and a quarter by 11 inches scored in the middle at 5 and a half inches mark.
The 3rd layer measures 4 and a quarter by 10inches scored at 1/2 inch then 5 inch and then again at 9 and a half inch mark.
The 2nd layer measures 4 and a quarter by 8 inches scored at 1/2 inch then 4 inch then again at 7 and a half inch mark.
The top most inside layer is 4 and quarter by 6 inches scored at 1/2 inch then 3 inches and then again at 5 and a half inches mark.

There are three layers in the inside with arched windows cut in the middle using the largest die of the  Arched Circle Stacked Die from My Favorite Things.

Front of the Card:

Front of the card is another panel of slightly smaller card stock again ink blended and decorated with the images.

The Sentiment:

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed in Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder. 

For the final touch I added Wink of stella glitter pen on the clothes of fairies and the dandelion. on the lady bug images I added some glossy accent.

I think this card turned out amazingly dreamy and beautiful. Hope you guys will give this technique a try. This is a vey easy card that looks like a stage with all these images added in those layers.

Let me know what you guys think in the comments down below. Can’t tell you how much I love reading comments. If you create something similar please do tag me on social media.



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Card featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit Aug 2018

Hello friends! I just loved My Monthly Hero Card Kit from Hero Arts. The coffee cups are so adorable that I keep going back at it and keep making more and more cards.

Here is a different take on this card because this project uses a more tedious but fruitful result.

Here is my Card for today.

 The Technique:

Any experts must have already guessed how I created this patterned coffee cups. But if you are wondering how I created these keep reading.

Do you notice the gloss and shine on the cups that look like real porcelain texture? And the print is just so unique, isn’t it?

Well, I first stamped the coffee image from the stamp set that came in My Monthly Hero Card Kit to stamp several images with Ranger Archival Ink in jet black on a pretty pattern paper with some gold foiled pattern. I made sure each stamp was on a different pattern on the same sheet of paper. Cut out the images just along the black outline using Tim Holtz scissors that is just great for fussy cutting small images like this. I also cut out the part where it is meant to be coffee using Exacto Knife carefully.

I then stamped a few of the same images on a white cardstock. I cut those out using the coordinating die that came in the kit. I adhered the printed cutouts of the cups on the die-cut cutouts of the cups to make it look like just the part inside the lines are patterns. It’s hard to explain in words but I am sure you got what I mean.

Then the part where it is supposed to look like coffee I colored with Copic marker. I cut a slit using Exacto knife along the rim of the cup so that I could slide another cup inside it to make it look like the cups are stacked on top of each other.


The coolest part of it is I added Glossy Accents on the patterned part of the cups only to make it shiny like real porcelain cups.

I will make sure to explain in pictures showing steps next time I do projects like this. Then a piece of green cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die and This pattern paper I used on the background was one of Simon’s card kit a long time ago. Cut to 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches in dimension and matted with the same green cardstock 1/8th inch bigger than it.

Then the stack of cups was added on the green circle with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on a white strip of cardstock and added on the card.


The background:

The whole panel was added on a 4 and a 1/4 by 5 and a half top folding card base made using 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.

Hope you guys like this card and will get inspired by it to use this technique in your future projects. Please do leave me a comment down below.

I have used affiliate links to the products I have used in case you are interested in buying them. Please make your purchases through these links so I get a percentage of commision without any extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Also, check out my other post using this same card kit here


I am participating in the Fusion  Card Challenge. I am only using the card sketch though.

I am also participating in the Simon Says Stamp card challenge.




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Cards Featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit August 2018

Hello. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you’re doing great. Today I am presenting my card I made using My Monthly Hero Card Kit for the month of August.

This card kit is coffee themed. Here’s my card for today. my monthly hero card kit august 2018

First I started by stamping the coffee stamp image from the Hero Arts Monthly Kit on a 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock twice using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them using Copic colors and then die cut the images using the coordinating dies that came in the kit. Added some shimmer on the cup and the plate using Wink Of Stella Glitter pen in clear. Then highlighted some streaks of white across with Gelly Roll Pen.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

What Inspired me:

I usually look up on Pinterest for inspirations

like the color combination, or scenes.  I came across

this color combo that I really liked for this card. That’s why I colored the coffee cups in blue-green shades of Copics.


I even created my own stip of dusty pink paper with one of the color combinations to go with my color theme where I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

These were coffee cups so I wanted them to sit on a table. I had wood patterned pattern paper in my stash. I cut that with Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circle Dies. Seems like I use these in almost every project. Arranged the table with the cups and the sentiment strip right above it using Foam Tapes. Then I cut the paper that came in the kit using the Simon Says Stamp‘s Stitched Rectangle Dies. But I wanted more of that teal in my card so I cut another pattern paper in similar color using the same die and arranged on the card that was a standard A2 size top folding panel on Simon Says Stamp Smoke Card Stock.

Another Card From the Same kit

I also attempted to create another card with the same kit.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

This one is repeated stamping technique on the background with Copic colored images. A strip of cardstock colored with Copic to match the coffee color in the background was stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed using the embossing powder that came with the kit. This embossing powder is a  little bit textured cream color. I love it.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

Another Stamped image I painted with gold watercolor paint  I bought recently.

I am not very much impressed with the outcome. But I did work very hard with these cards. Want to definitely come up with more ideas for this kit.

I love the Subscription for the My Monthly Hero Card Kit. It is worth the price I pay and the excitement when I receive my monthly parcel is priceless.

Let me know what you guys think in the comment box down below.

I love hearing from you.



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August 2018 My Monthly Hero

I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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