Hello, and welcome to the My Monthly Hero kit launch blog hop. If you came from the amazing Clare’s blog, you are right on track! Today the creative team girls are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of May My Monthly Hero kit.

One Layer Card Hero ArtsI created a quick, easy one layer card using one of the optional add-on items for this month’s kit. Here is how I made my card:

  1. Draw some guide lines along the edges of the card base using a ruler and pencil.
  2. Mask off each edge with sticky notes.
  3. Stamp the sentiment from Acts of Kindness with black ink on the bottom of card front.
  4. Stamp the envelope images from Happy Mail with black ink to create a random background. ( I did some stamp surgery to cut out the heart from the envelope.)
  5. Ink inside each envelope using Hero Arts Ombre inks and sponge daubers. (Make sure to mask off the image before inking.)
  6. Stamp the tiny heart from My Monthly Hero kit on each envelope in various colors.
  7. Remove the sticky notes and erase the pencil lines.



  • Hero Arts is giving away one May My Monthly Hero kit as a prize to one lucky winner – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Be sure to visit everyone on the list below and leave a comment by Sunday, May 8 at 11:59pm PT.

It is now time to head on over to the talented Joan’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. I am sure she has something amazing made up. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kathy Racoosin
Mariana Grigsby
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
May Sukyong Park
Joan Bardee
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson

276 thoughts on “Hero Arts : Colorful One Layer Card w/ Ink Blending 

  1. Love these cute and colorful envelopes! This is a very sweet card and new kit from Hero Arts.

  2. You always make cards that are bright and colorful – that’s probably why I enjoy coming to visit so often!

  3. Love your colorful card. The envelope stamp makes a great background and goes perfect with the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful colors and design.I love the sentiments in this stamp set. Neat envelope die, too.

  5. Such a fantastic, colorful card. Love it. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

  6. Simply adorable! I actually squealed with delight when I saw these precious envelopes! You rocked it, for sure. Thanks for the sweet inspiration.

  7. I ALWAYS love it when you create your own background. These are EYE CANDY to me! FABULOUS work, May!

  8. I absolutely love your card with the envelopes all over it’s so cute. Love the colors on it as well.

  9. May, I love the way that you colored the envelopes! I thought it was Copics but this looks awesome!

  10. I love your creative inspiration shown using this amazing kit, especially the heart surgery and bringing in hearts of various colors! Fun, fun, fun!!!

  11. Love it…love the colors too…who wouldn’t love to get this…thanks for sharing the inspiration…

  12. Wow! That’s a lot of masking, something I have not tried a lot of yet. But I totally love the fancy coloring, which is not too hard the way you explained it. End result: winner! Thanks so much.

  13. I love this card! It is so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing how you made it. This is a wonderful set of stamps!

  14. I love your card-everyone would love to get this in the mail! Thanks for sharing it and your process.

  15. Love the ombre effect on the envelopes! The stamp surgery was a success! Your card is beautiful!

  16. I just love the colors and that you took the time to mask off the sides- it really adds a level of dimension to the card. Thanks for sharing and I’m so happy to see Hero Art’s kit!

  17. What an adorable card. I didn’t even realize it was one layer until I started reading your directions. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  18. Oh, love how you masked off the edge of the card. And used my fave stamp from the add-on set.

  19. Wow! What color. The variegated hues on each little envelope just pop off the card. Great job!

  20. The card was cute and having the envelopes stamped in different colors was a great idea. Love the stamp and die set.

  21. Love all the colors! This sounds like way too much work for me! This is a really great kit!

  22. What a great way to use your ombre ink pads…such a cute idea for this set! We all could use a little more love and kindness! Thanks!

  23. Love, love, love this happy mail. Thank you so much for sharing and for helping in the giveaway,

  24. Cute card!!! Love the way you inked the envelopes, great Hero Arts set! Thanks for sharing!!!

  25. An outstanding kit, showcased in a most stellar fashion. I can say with 120% certainty that whoever receives these gems will be deeply touched by your gesture. I know I am…Thank you!

  26. I love the way you took the envelopes and stamped them on the card. I love the colors you used as well. Makes for some very happy mail!

  27. Adorable card, May! Love the colors and how you used the stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us.

  28. I love it and it’s so colorful! I love all the colors and I see you are using my fave, yellow! Yeah for someone who uses yellow! LOL I love the tiny little hearts too. This card made me smile and with my stressful life I needed to smile. Thanks for letting me smile.

  29. Just followed your blog for couple of weeks and love the clean & simple design you created. The ombre tone of those little envelops are so cute ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity ;D

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