Countdown To My Monthly Hero April 2021

Welcome everyone! Today is Day 1 of the countdown to the April 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit! Be sure to also visit the Hero Arts blog and leave a comment to be entered to win a kit before you can buy it.

This kit has some amazing geometrical designs this month that are so fun to play with! Since there is a lot of solid space on the image, I’m going to make them silhouettes in my scene.

I masked off a strip towards the bottom of my cardstock using post it tape. Then I’m ink blending Taffy, Grape Slush and Purple Galaxy Reactive ink.

I’ll then remove the post it tape and stamp the dragonfly image numerous times over the area using Intensified Black Ink.

I love the large white space above, so I placed the sentiment under the ink blended area and stamped using the Intensified Black ink.

To add a little interest, I used the Sparkle Clear Lacquer Pen and added it randomly to the ink blended area. This added a ton of sparkle to the card.

I also took a white gel pen and colored in the little circle areas on the wings which really makes it pop!

I cannot wait to show you what else is in this kit! A little hint, it’s one of my most favorite crafty items to play with! Can you guess??? Be sure to check back here on Monday, April 5 for the full reveal!

In the meantime, head over to the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration!


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  1. Beautiful card. I love the ink blending and the delightful dragonflies. I’m anxious to see more.

  2. This card caught my eye immediately. It’s so striking. The ink blending is beautiful and those dragon flies are fantastic. Show me more!

  3. Great card. Love the spacing.

  4. Wonderful Dragonfly card. The shape gives you a feeling of flitting/motion.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  5. So pretty, Mindy, & I lve the clean look

  6. Striking colorful blend! The dragon flies are pretty cute. Anxious to learn more about the kit .

  7. I am lovin’ the shadowy look of those die cut sentiments.

  8. Is your favorite crafty item stencils? I personally love stencils because you can do so many techniques with them. You did beautiful ink blending on this and the dragonfly have such a beautiful geometric shape. Excited to see this whole kit.

    1. you may be on to something …. wink wink 🙂

  9. Beautiful card. The ink blending. Wow. Amazing
    Can’t wait to see this kit

  10. Love love love your card, its dragonflies!! I usually prefer realistic ones but these are too unique to not like. I’m also eager to learn what your favorite craft item is!!

  11. Your dragonflies are so awesome! This kit looks like another winner!

  12. Wow! Exciting! Can’t wait to see it

  13. Love the blending along with the cute dragonflies. Clean and pretty.

  14. Love the bold graphics in this card! Can’t wait to see the full kit.

  15. WOW! What a spectacular card. Love the graphic shapes.

  16. Everything about this card is great.

  17. Lovely use of shape, space, and color.

  18. Love the shapes and the letters, too! And your colors are wonderful!

  19. I love your ink blended colors – and THAT geometric dragonfly is AMAZING!!!! I cannot wait to see more of this kit!

  20. Very vibrant card. The colors you chose gives me a early evening feel. Love it!

  21. Love this card, so simple but really packs a punch. Thanks so much

  22. Beautiful colors! Love this stamp set… looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

  23. Oh I hope those dragonflies are in the kit and not an add on….they are adorable!

  24. Very striking card. Love it.

  25. Beautiful card I love the colours and the dragonflies. This looks like a great kit

  26. I love the colors on the card, pink and purple my faves! The dragonflies are so cool, love them!

  27. Love these cool dragonflies on your dreamy blended background. Gorgeous!

  28. Colour blending AND dragonflies??!! L.O.V.E.

  29. These stylized, geometric critters look cool… and I really am digging that font!
    L in PA

  30. Beautiful colors and design. Can’t wait to see the whole kit. Looks amazing

  31. My FAVORITE colors!! And I’m loving the bold geometric design. Beautiful card!!

  32. Love the purple to pink blending

  33. The dragon flies are a really cool shape and the white gell pen makes them really pop. Love the blending and sm such a fan of white space for effect. Love this card. Hmmm I’m thinkin stencils and guessing alcohol inks?

  34. Girl, those colors are fantastic! So beautiful! 💜💜💜

  35. I love that open space and look forward to seeing the kit!

  36. Very cool card. More mysterious critters. I was thinking butterflies. Stencil or stamp, not sure!

  37. This looks like an exciting kit! Can you favorite be stencils?

  38. I love your card! The bugs are really cute. The white gel pen dots on the wings add just the right touch! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this kit. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Wow! I love the gorgeous eye-catching ink blended band with those striking black butterflies!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Stay safe! 🙂

  40. Such a pretty card. Like that you left just enough room at the bottom for the sentiment and the way you added white to the wings. Really helps them to pop. Thanks for sharing!

  41. Love the ink blending! Excited to see the entire kit!

  42. I love the card. I especially like the glitter and white gel pen pops! Thank you!

  43. I just love the simplicity of this card and how you “dressed” it up a little! The geometric shapes in this kit are so fascinating.

  44. This release looks like SPRING and that makes me happy. Great hop, great inspiration, including your clean and simple card! Love it!

  45. Love the stylized butterflies and this great clean and simple design!

  46. I love dragonflies!! Your color choice for the blending is perfect, such an awesome job!!

  47. Hello from Malta, New York. What a great card. I love your color blending. You create a clean and simple card that looks amazing. It does not looks like you did many steps but boy it really makes a statement. Just beautiful. I hope the kit comes with your color choices.

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