Countdown to April 2022 My Monthly Hero

Hello friends! It’s time to countdown to the next My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. One of my favorite things is in this kit….. layering stencil! Yay!

This background stamp and stencil creates the most beautiful design of flowers.

For my card today, I stamped the background in Intensified Black ink onto white cardstock. Be sure to let the ink completely dry. You can do speed up the drying process by either running your panel through a laminator, use a heat tool or add clear embossing powder over it and heat set.

Once you know the panel is dry, I added the layering stencil and ink blended on the following reactive inks: Taffy, Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Blue Hawaii and Grape Slush using my blending brush.

The bees don’t get colored with the stencil, so I just used a copic marker.

After blending the colors, I trimmed the panel down and added to a white card front. I also trimmed out a couple very thin pieces of gold glitter cardstock and added to the top and bottom of my blended piece.

Check out this fabulous new die cut word that’s also included in the kit! A beautiful scripty font!

I die cut it multiple times from black cardstock and layered together with liquid glue.

Also in the kit is a mini stamp set with small sentiments that go with our die cut word.

I finished off the card by adding white gel pen details to the centers of the flowers.

Fabulous right!?

Be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration and enter in the giveaway to win a kit before you can buy it. The kit will be available for purchase on Monday, April 4, 2022.


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  1. Hi, Mindy – I think this is uber-beautiful!! Love the rainbow and gold edging. TFS and have a terrific weekend!!
    Lori S in PA

  2. Wow!!! Spring is definitely in the air your card is so beautiful and cheerful !

  3. Thanks Mindy this is great either pops of color from the reactive inks!

  4. Love the colorful vibrancy of this card!

  5. This is going to be a sell out kit! Beautiful card Mindy!

  6. Oh this card has me very excited to see what the whole kit entails. This card is absolutely beautiful.

  7. Great card design!

  8. Beautiful.

  9. What a bright and beautiful card! Screams spring time!

  10. Mindy… this is so pretty! Love the colors!

  11. Oh, I think this kit is going to be fabulous!

  12. Wow, I love the brilliant colors and the reactive inks, so much fun to use. I love the card so much, I may need to make one and frame it! So glad the coloring stencil is included!

  13. Oh my gosh!!! I love this background garden stamp. Excited to see the rest of the kit!

  14. I really love the colors you selected-and the stencil is awesome.

  15. Where can I buy that Stencil?😊

    1. it will be available on Monday in the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit

  16. I love how the rainbow colors flow threw this design.

  17. Very happy colors you applied to this card, can help but to smile 😊

  18. Gorgeous card and love the rainbow ombre on the flowers. I also love Hero Arts’ layering stencils, so can hardly wait for Monday..

  19. Beautiful! Rainbow cards are my favourite

  20. Fabulous is right. Love the white pen dots too.

  21. love the rainbow florals and the busy little bee!

  22. Stunning! The colours just pop!

  23. Wonderful colors! The addition of the gold strips above and below the flowers is perfect. Love the “amazing” word die cut! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Love this card. Looking forward to seeing the entire kit. Florals are my favorite.

  25. Mindy, I really like the card, but most of all I love that you achieve this beautiful card with layering stencils. I am really excited that this kit will include the layering stencils. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit, thank you for sharing. Love the bright colors on the card and I appreciate your hint on heat and embossing the stamped images. Blessings to all.

  26. Gorgeous rainbow florals, the stencilling is a fab option for those who may not enjoy colouring! Thank you for this lovely inspiration!

  27. Love this floral design. The colors are just beautiful!

  28. This card is gorgeous! Love this new set

  29. Beautiful inspiration ❣️Looking forward to the full review …Love stamps with stencil!

  30. Beautiful! Love the rainbow flowers.

  31. I love how colorful your card is. Just gorgeous!

  32. Stunning!

  33. I love the variations in color that you got with the blending over the stencil! This is just gorgeous!

  34. your card is so so pretty and inspiring

  35. This is stunning! Love the rainbow of color!

  36. Such a pretty card. Love the rainbow and those cute bees. Glad there are stencils for coloring this gorgeous floral because I’m not good at coloring. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Love it – its just gorgeous!

  38. Love your choice of bright and happy colors!

  39. What a colourfull, happy card ! Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Spring greetings from Belgium.

  40. Beautiful cheery card.. It just sings of Spring. I love the idea of having a layering stencil to go with the background stamp.

  41. Love the rainbow goodness and the touches of gold!

  42. What a gorgeous card! I love the ink blending you did for the flowers, and the gold glitter strips are a great addition! 🙂

  43. Your card is so pretty and colorful. The gold strips just set it off. Thanks.

  44. Just beautiful, Mindy! That rainbow panel is fabulous and looks great outlined with the glittery gold strips!!

  45. This is a stunning card. Love the colores

  46. Love the colors! A beautiful card!

  47. I’m loving the splashes of color throughout this card

  48. An “amazing” card! Such lovely colors – can’t wait to see the full kit!

  49. Another beautiful masterpiece Mindy!

  50. Beautiful card. Great release. Thanks for the sneak peek.

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