Hero Arts May: My Monthly Hero Kit (+Giveaway)

Happy Monday! Exciting day today as I’m joining Hero Arts to celebrate the release of their May Monthly Hero Kit!  You can find the Hero Arts May Collection HERE and you can subscribe HERE.

Hopefully you have arrived here via the blog of Jessica Frost-Ballas HERE. If not, but sure to check it out, as I’m sure you don’t want to miss it! 🙂 (And if you want to be sure to check out the Hero Arts Blog HERE of course for a full list! )

Today, I am using the Metallic Karin Markers in the kit as well as the Hero Arts stamp set and coordinating die set. Isn’t this little plane adorable? 🙂

For this card, I created a wash using the Karin Markers. First, I masked off this space with some tape. Then I scribbled some of the ink out on a mat, added some water and brushed it over on some Bristol Paper, created a little gradient with the three colors. This kit is a great way to try out a few of these Karin Markers and decide if you need to add a few more to your collection. They sure are delightful!

I love this little message…on the inside, I’ll write the recipient’s name. 🙂

Next up, I created this card using a the same concept but just blending on a bunch of colors together to create a watercolor centerpiece.

This sentiment is a great one and I thought it could definitely hold a card on it’s own!

The watercoloring warped the paper, as usual, and I felt it was better to let it roll. So I didn’t try and flatten it and adhere it flat. I am looking forward to mailing this one!

Next up, I did a blue water color wash with the Karin Marker before adhering this cute rainbow over top. This sentiment is another fave, especially given our current times. ❤

I also added some flecks of paint to add a little interest to the background. And of course, some simple stitching.

Lastly, I created a wash with the pink Karin Marker. I colored the rainbow and then fussy cut it out to add on top of the wash.

This gradient look is soooo easily achieved with these markers, a small brush, and a little water.

Sending you Love! Perfect! I need to get this one in the mail too! 🙂

I had such fun creating these cards with the Metallic Karin Markers and the cuteness of the May My Monthly Hero Arts kit! I hope you enjoy all the inspiration of so many great designers today! 🙂


Hero Arts My Monthly Hero

There are also lots of Hero Arts Add Ons to check out that are super fun too! Find those HERE.

Just a note from HA: Hero Arts remains closed due to the shelter-in-place order. We have only limited capabilities at this time. Currently we estimate that shipping will begin on May 15, and continue until all boxes have shipped. We are so appreciative that so many have continued to order despite knowing we have long delays. Thank you for your patience, support, and kind wishes. It means the world to us, and we send love and appreciation your way.


Here’s a little fun: Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, May 10th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


Thanks for stopping by today and a big shout out to Hero Arts for having me join in the fun with Karin Markers ❤ . I hope your week ahead is a good one and you enjoy all the Hero Arts inspiration today!

Next up on the hop is sure to be fabulous! Julee Tilman HERE. 🙂

(and a link back to the beginning at the Hero Arts Blog HERE)

Here is the whole Blog Hop List: 🙂

Hero Arts
Amy Kolling
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Heather Nichols
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jen Shults
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jill Hawkins     <<You are HERE.
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

Take care–Jill 🙂

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78 thoughts on “Hero Arts May: My Monthly Hero Kit (+Giveaway)

  1. Marie says:

    As a seamstress I have several sewing machines, but your pretty cards have reminded me that one of these days I am going to HAVE to dedicate one to my paper crafting!

  2. Lisa Petrella says:

    Awesome cards, Jill!!! I love how you used those metallic Karin markers for your backgrounds!!! And those rainbows just make me so happy 🙂

  3. Love the color blocking on your cards.
    the colors are restful and pretty.
    The stitching is great – have not had
    the nerve to try that. thanks for
    sharing txmlhl:(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Heather Mills says:

    These are so awesome!! I love your water colored backgrounds and the stitching just finishes everything off perfectly!!

  5. Hi Jill 🙂 Your cards are terrific!!! I love the color palettes…compositions and the embellishments (especially those stitching details)! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  6. Bev Williams says:

    Jill, your cards are SO wonderful! Love your backgrounds and how you used this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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