4 December 2017

Hero Arts December 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the December 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. It is called Magical Nights and it is really unique to the crafting world, I think. The kit consists of a gorgeous stamp set, dies, stencil and inks, plus some embellishments.
 
If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous May but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below. Now I have to be 100% honest here, I have not done this kit justice at all. I really love the images in the stamp set but honestly, after not crafting for almost seven weeks, I think my mojo is still stiuck in my sick bed, so I do apologise for that.
 

My first card uses the fabulous stencil from the kit. I absolutely adore it! I took the stencil and ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss it on to a piece of white cardstock. I then took Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and blended these over the panel. I misted it lightly with water and then splattered over a solution of water and Perfect Pearls for some added shimmer.
 
 
The panel was adhered to a 5.25" x 3.75" white card base with tape runner. I die cut a Nesting Hearts Die from vellum and added this to the card, applying adhesive only to the middle. I then took the 'happy birthday' sentiment from the Make A Wish stamp set (a fabulous add-on this month) and stamped this using Versamark Ink on to black cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I cut this in to a strip and cut ribbon ends on to it. This was added to the middle of the heart with foam tape. To finish off, I added Ombre Purple sequins.
 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
My next card uses the gorgeous Mandala Bold Prints, which is an add-on this month. It is so pretty!
 
 
I started off by stamping this on to a panel of watercolour paper using Versamark Ink. I then applied white embossing powder and heat set. I took Lemon Yellow, Dandelion, Tangerine and Strawberry inks and blended these on. I then sprayed over a liberal amount of Perfect Pearls and set aside to dry. Sadly you cannot see the shimmer in the photos but in real-life it is really pretty. 
 
 
Once dry, the piece was cut down to a square and added to a 4.5" x 4.5" black card base with foam sheet. I took the 'may all your dreams come true' sentiment from the Make A Wish stamp set and stamped this on to a piece of black cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I cut this out using a Circle Infinity Die. This was then added to the centre of the card using foam tape.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 



THE KIT:

 
The December MMH kit contains the wonderful 6" x 8" stamp set, 12 coordinating frame cuts, 1 fancy window die, 5 ink cubes (these are exclusive colours, only available in this kit), a 5.25" x 6.5" stencil and an assortment of glitter stickers.
 
That is an amazing $80 worth of products for only $34.99 (approx. £28.00 depending on exchange rate). Remember, the kits are exclusive to the Hero Arts shop and limited in quantities. They do often sell out quickly. To prevent missing a kit, you can subscribe here (your subscription will start with the January kit). International subscribers get a reduced shipping rate too.
 
There are lots of fabulous add-on products that you can purchase this month too. You can purchase these along with your MMH kit in the Hero Arts shop, but you can also purchase these from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them all:
 


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:

Michelle Short - you are here!


GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit as a prize to one lucky blog hop reader. they will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, December 10th at 11.59pm EST and the winner will be announced the following week (if the winner has already purchased the kit, they will be reimbursed for it). Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the fabulous Clare. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a fabulous day!

65 comments:

  1. Love your cards, Michelle!! Hope you're doing well xoxo

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  2. Super pretty creations! Love your blending and the beautiful use of stamps!

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  3. Beautiful, Happy Colors, CAS Mandala White embossed creative work of art. Colors chosen melted, filled my heart with Pure Happiness. Great Job...Well Done.

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  4. Oh, that square card! I love it!

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  5. You don't need to apologize! Your cards just over a different take on how you can use the items in this release. Lovely!

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  6. Thanks for the non-traditional ideas with the kit!

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  7. Nice cards and it's fun to see the versatility with kit products! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards on this blog hop.

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  8. Beautiful cards.
    this is the most exciting new
    stamp set. Can't wait to
    get my kit.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks Michelle for sharing your gorgeous cards with us. Love the Mandala card.

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  10. The blending on the Mandala is gorgeous even if you aren't feeling enough Mojo.

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  11. Just stunning! I Love your colors, patterns, designs, and an amazing kit. Love it!

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  12. Your card with the mandala is fabulous! Love the colors that you used.

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  13. Michelle, firstly sorry to hear that you have been unwell. But your crafting mojo has definitely not gone. You have shown us crafters how to use the resources in the Hero Arts Kit this month in a different way. I am going to be trying to do more of my own backgrounds in the New year rather than using DSP because I think they come out so much better when they have been done yourself with different media. I love yours and will be coming back to your blog to CASE these next year. :O)

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  14. Love these 2 and how you show the ability to use a kit all year round for more than the intended images. Love the blending and colors.

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  15. You did a wonderful card! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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  16. These cards are just gorgeous!

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  17. I am sorry to hear you have been sick lately. I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the different designs. Reminds us simple can be great.

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  18. Lovely ideas. Such a break from all the holiday cards that have been in my mind! Beautiful..

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  19. Thanks for showing how versatile these backgrounds can be.

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  20. the designs just lend themselves to such lovely backgrounds

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  21. I love the mandala print, lovely cards. Hope u feel better soon.

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  22. This is the most exciting set I’ve seen in a while. Love everything you’ve done here!

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  23. This kit is fabulous!
    And your cards are
    lovely with great
    backgrounds.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. I love the sunset blending of the colors on this card

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  25. Love the possibilities of this set. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful cards! Love the textured design from the stencil!

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  27. These are beautiful! Love the colors and backgrounds

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  28. Great to see another way of using the kit. Loving the addons too

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  29. Michelle, your cards are beautiful!!!

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  30. Gorgeous cards! I love these backgrounds!

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  31. Your cards are beautiful, Michelle! I hope you are feeling better! 💗

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  32. Love your cards, great color backgrounds. Thanks for sharing. ~Gin K.~

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  33. Beautiful cards! I love the embossed stencil background especially!

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  34. Beautiful cards. I love the stencil background on the first card. Thanks for sharing...

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  35. I love how you used the stencil... very pretty layering of colors!

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  36. I love both cards! The second one is stunning!

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  37. Both cards are beautiful, I love this mandala stamp, just gorgeous!

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  38. Love the technique you used on the stencil embossed background, and the mandala is beautiful. Such a great kit.

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  39. Oh my goodness, these are amazing cards!

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  40. Beautiful ink blending. Super cute. Tfs

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  41. I know you said your mojo is stuck in bed, but I LOVE what you've done with this. Those patterns are so stunning, and taking them out of the genie/make a wish context to creates different cards entirely. It's a great way to get more use out of a set, and I really appreciate it when designers do that. So thank you! This is great inspiration for me.

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  42. Great cards! Thank you for showing a new twist on how you can use these products.

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  43. Beautiful cards, the simple designs really makes the intricate stamp & stencil designs shine. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Colors are amazing!!!

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  45. Love how you used the kit! Very prettY!

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  46. Love those backgrounds...thanks for sharing!

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  47. Hello, I love how you used the floral Mandala bold prints stamp with the beautiful background. Love the colors. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  48. I love the beautiful backgrounds you've created with this fab kit!!

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  49. I echo everyone else, but I just love the backgrounds you created!

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  50. Gorgeous card...just so beautiful. Love your wonderful backgrounds!

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  51. You did a wonderful job with both cards! I like that you took a different approach with the stencils in the kit. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Your cards are absolutely amazing ! I love your choice of colors. margessw@icloud.com

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  53. Amazing cards and colouring! I love the bright colours you used!

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  54. Beautiful cards. Love that stencil and mandala. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. Love the Mandela stamp and will definitely try your recommendation

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  56. Two lovely cards that really showcase just how versatile this kit is. Love it.

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