4 September 2018

Hero Arts September 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Givveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts September 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. I love the autumnal feel of this kit! Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, I love seeing the leaves on the trees change colour. If you are following along with the hop, you should have arrived here from Caly, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

For my card today, I wanted to capture the colours of autumn when the leaves change from green to yellow and orange. I started off by creating my background. I took a panel of watercolour paper and blended Distress Inks on to it, deepening the colour towards the bottom of the panel. I then spritzed the panel with a fine mist of sheer sparkle spray and set aside to dry. Once dry, I embossed the beautiful new Ornate Floral Stencil, which is an add-on this month, on to it. I love the texture it gives to the panel!
 
 
The panel was cut down and added flat to an A2 white card base. I then took one of the Chinese lantern plant/Physalis images from the main kit stamp set and stamped this on to vellum using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set (this would work beautifully with gold or copper embossing powder too!). I used the coordinating die that comes in the kit to cut it out. I added small dots of liquid glue to the back and adhered this to the card.
 
 
The sentiment from the main kit stamp set, was stamped on to a piece of black cardstock with Versamark Ink and white heat embossed also. The piece was cut down and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few raindrops around the sentiment.
 

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 September 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 18 coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Window Fancy Die with Frame, 1 Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Card (autumnal colours), 5 mini watercolour brushes and 30 Translucent Leaf sticky notes. All of this is worth $73 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate).
 
The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. There are also some fabulous add-on products this month. these are not limited edition and can be purchased from your favourite Hero Arts retailer or added on when you purchase a kit. Here is a look at them:
 
 

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

GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog reader. The winner will be picked from all of the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday September 9th at 11.59pm EST. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Jenn. Thank you so much for visiting me today. Have a great rest of the day and have fun on the rest of the hop!

69 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Michelle. So elegant and really unusual, I haven't seen anything like these before.
    Thank you for sharing and I will look forward to seeing the inspiration from the rest of the blog hop.
    Tracey.x

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  2. Love this image on vellum and against that beautiful blending of color! Thanks for sharing your creativity and such a wonderful product!

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  3. Wonderful card! I always love vellum on cards!

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  4. The leaf notes are an interesting embellishment.

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  5. A beautiful card and a wonderful kit and add-ons!

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  6. Oh Michelle, I absolutely love your card. I'm sitting here alone & said "wow!" out loud. Well, my dog is here. Does that qualify as not talking to myself? The colours you chose are perfect & using the vellum is such a nice touch.

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  7. I love your card and the colors are just beautiful.

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  8. no comments??? but it's a beautiful card!!! i really like the lacy look!

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  9. Wonderful card with a super beautiful background!! :)

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  10. Gorgeous floral cut in vellum! The fall background color is beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful and I love that background you created! Thanks so much for sharing with us on this blog hop!!

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  12. I adore your card--decidedly different from everyone else in the hop and very appealing for an autumn card! The colors are really gorgeous and your work is wonderful. Thanks!

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  13. I love your beautiful card! The dimension that embossing the stencil over the background is great! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. FREAKING AMAZING! I LOVE THAT BACKGROUND! So much warm fall coloring!

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  15. So beautifully done!! Love the textured background, it makes the velum branch looks even more delicate.

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  16. I love this stamp set, and you've made a lovely card with it.

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  17. Your card is beautiful, I love the background colors.

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  18. LOVE the embossed vellum over that lovely background you created!!! STUNNING card!

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  19. Lovely kit and card!! I love the beautiful background that you created with Distress ink and the HA stencil!

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  20. The astonishing, stenciled-background is gorgeously perfect for the vellum branch. This technique seems easy, yet turns out elegant.

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  21. Like the ombre effect of the background and the vellum embossing!

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  22. I love the texture that you have added to your card! It looks so pretty!

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  23. Very pretty card...I didn’t even recognize what you had used for the nice background....really pretty....I liked that stencil when I first saw it....on your card it was perfect....such a fun Kit...and the extras are pretty nice...thank you so much.....big hugs

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  24. Wow, your white on vellum image looks gorgeous on that stunning background!

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  25. I think its a great clean and simple card! Great kit!

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  26. Beautiful kit! Thanks for showing many ways to use it.

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  27. Hi Michelle. Thanks for reminding me about dry embossing with a stencil! Your background colors are so vibrant and very much speak of the coming season. I love the white embossing on vellum. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Beautiful use of the stencil. I love the color of your background.

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  29. Inspired combination of embossed background with the applied vellum white embossed Chinese Lantern!

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  30. Wow!!! Fabulous card!! Love so much your wonderful colouring technique!!!

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  31. Wonderful texture and colors! Thank you for sharing

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  32. Gorgeous card...your background is stunning!

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  33. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

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  34. That background is AWESOME!! And having the plant embossed on vellum shows it off so well!

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  35. Love the blended background and your Chinese lantern stamped on vellum...gorgeous!

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  36. Beautiful card. The background is gorgeous.

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  37. super card - love the golden hues you used:)

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  38. Pretty background texture and colors!Great job!

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  39. Reminds me of skeleton leaves, beautiful!!

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  40. What a great idea! Love the texture and color blending!

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  41. Such a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  42. Love the colors and texture.

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  43. I love the texture and the color on this card.

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  44. I love the new set and all of the creative ideas!

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  45. Love the warm background colors.
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing
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  46. So vibrant! What a great kit.

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  47. The background you made is just gorgeous!! Very pretty card.

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  48. What a great card. Using the white embossing powder on vellum for the flower is such a beautiful contrast to your colorful background.

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  49. Using the white embossing on vellum for the flower is such a beautiful contrast to your colorful background. Great work!

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  50. I really like that embossed textured background.

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  51. Really love your beautiful card. Colors and texture are so pretty.

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  52. I love the textured background of this card and how you simply used white ink on vellum for the flowers. I never would have thought of that. It is so classy. I will definitely give it a try.

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  53. Beautiful card, especially the background!

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  54. Gorgeous card Michelle, the texture on the background panel is so pretty (as are the colours). Perfect backdrop for the pretty vellum leaves. Perfection! Xx

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  55. Love this beautiful card!! Your use of vellum is awesome & I can see it in gold also. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration.

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  56. Love the texture on this card! :)

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  57. Wow, amazing card! Such vibrancy and fabulous texture - awesome!

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  58. Wow !! That’s such an amazing background ! So vibrant and perfectly blend !
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  59. Fab colours and texture on this card. Sheer shimmer spritz is so lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  60. I love fall and this kit! You design team members amaze and inspire me every month!

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  61. Such a pretty card! That is a very interesting background. What a nice idea to use vellum for that Chinese lantern plant.

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