Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2023

Welcome friends! The July 2023 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts is now available! I’m really excited for this kit as I am such a fan of silhouette images. Plus, REALLY read through what’s included in these kits because it is seriously packed!

First, here is the Classic Kit.

Included in the Classic Kit:

  • 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp
  • 8 Piece Dancelion Fancy Dies
  • Parklands Window Fancy Die
  • 3″ x 4″ Linen Cling Stamp
  • Blue To Green Reactive Ombre Ink Pad

Now let’s take a look at the Premium Kit

Included in the Premium Kit

  • 11 Picnic Basket Fancy Dies
  • 2 Picnic Scene Detail Fancy Dies
  • 45 Piece Wild Flower Ephemera Pack
  • 1 Sheet of Each Pesto and Passion Flower Cardstock
  • 2 Sheets of White Woodgrain Cardstock

Now onto the inspiration!

For my card I’m using the large silhouette image from the clear stamp set. Using Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink Cube, I applied ink to the image starting at the bottom and going about half way up. Then used a blending brush and pounced the brush over the last place I applied ink to help soften the line.

Also using my blending brush with the ink on it that I picked up from the image, I gently tapped the remaining part of the image that didn’t have ink. This is going to give me a very light look at the very top.

Next I’ll come in with Purple Galaxy Reactive Ink Cube, ink up the very bottom of the image and then use that same pouncing technique with a blending brush to soft the transition.

I repeated these steps multiple times until I got the depth that I wanted with the ink colors.

I used the remaining ink on the brushes to lightly ink blend onto my background.

I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped a sentiment in Black ink and adhered to a white cardbase.

My next card is a little bit of a mix. I stamped and colored the images from the Picnic Basket stamp set. Then cut out with the coordinating die. The sentiment comes from the Lemonade Day stamp.

Now for the background, I lightly ink blended Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink and Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink.

I added bits of ephemera from the Premium Kit to the background to fill in my scene.

One more card to share and that is using the fun Color Layering Watermelon Stencil.

I started with Peony cardstock and ink blended Azalea ink for the watermelon, Green Apple Reactive Ink for the first layer of Green and then Charcoal for the very outer edges and details of the watermelons.

I trimmed the panel down and added it to a mat that I created with the Scallop Rectangles and Pine Cardstock.

This beautiful sentiment comes from the Lemonade Day stamp set which also has a coordinating die.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration using the new My Monthly Hero Kit and July 2023 release from Hero Arts!


We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, July 9th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.




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  1. I love all the components of the kit, especially the picnic dies! Your cards are so pretty- I love the colors on the watermelon card!

  2. All 3 cards are so lovely, but I just adore the picnic basket!

  3. Stunning flowers and picnic baskets! Love your designs!

  4. Fun watermelon card, so summery!

  5. Very pretty! The blue and purple are stunning together.

  6. These are all fantastic! Love all of them. Will be trying to copy them once the kit arrives.
    Lori S in PA

  7. Fantastic cards! The first one is so sweet – love the ombre effect for the flowers!

  8. Mindy, your cards are a breath of summer! Love. each. one! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  9. Fun cards!
    Nothing says Summer like watermelon, the colors coordinate together so well.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Beautiful cards and coloring! Wonderful kits for a beautiful summer day!

  11. Beautiful cards. Love the dreamy background of the first card.

  12. Wonderful cards! Love the silhouette design and the colors you used on your first card! Awesome picnic basket and watermelon designs too!

  13. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Oh my are these all terrific! The first cards background is so soft and beautiful. Then the picnic basket looks real! As for card number three, just as cute as can be! I really need that watermelon stencil, now! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  15. Love them all especially the watermelons!

  16. So pretty–love the colors on all of them.

  17. Wonderful cards! I love how you add the colors, so pretty!

  18. Your watermelons look so cute! I LOVE fruit images, and this is just exactly my style.

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