5 November 2018

Hero Arts November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts November My Monthly Hero Kit. This kit is geared towards advents for Christmas but it can also be used in lots of other ways as you will see with my projects today. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Lydia, but if you get lost along the way, you can find the full list of participants below.
 

For my first project, I wanted to use the cling stamp that is in the kit, with the ornaments on. This is great combined with the die to create the advent windows but I wanted to use it simply for a card today. I started off by stamping it on to a panel of watercolour paper using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then blended on Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I sprayed the piece with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and set aside to dry.
 
 
Once dry, the piece was cut down in to a square. I created a mat for this from vellum and added these to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Warm Animals set (which is an add-on set this month) and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then cut this in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Frost and Blue Ombre sequins.
 
 
For my next project, I wanted to create tag using the clear stamp set that comes in the kit. I first die cut a Nesting Tag Die from red cardstock and took a number of the small images from the stamp set and stamped these on to the tag with Versamark Ink. I applied clear embossing powder and heat set. I then blended on Red Royal Ink around the edges of the tag to create some depth.
 
 
The sentiment from the Warm Animals set was stamped with Versamark Ink and white embossing powder was added before heat setting. This was cut in to a strip and added to the tag with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few jewels around the sentiment and twine (from the DIY Ornament Kit add-on) through the top to finish.
 
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 November 2018 My Monthly Her Kit contains a 4" x 6" clear stamp set, 4.25" x 5.5" ornament background cling stamp, 4.25" x 5.5" Ornament Flap Fancy Die, Green-Gold embossing powder and gold embossing powder. All of this is worth $60 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 available this month. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:
 
 
BLOG HOP:
 
Here is the full list of participants in the hop:

Michelle Short - you are here
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog reader. The winner will be picked from the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday 11th November 2018 at 11.59pm. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Nichol. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day!

54 comments:

  1. Such an adorable card and tag!!

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  2. Love how sweet and simple both of these are, while still packing that holiday punch!

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  3. This kit is amazing!!! Love your tag!

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  4. I love the subtle look of the embossing on the red tag!

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  5. I like how you showed that the big stamp looks good cut down in size or on tags as well.

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  6. Really excited to get my kit. Love your ideas.

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  7. Stunning blue background! I love your CAS look of your creations!

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  8. The simple embossing on a red tag is really great. I spend so long on tags, and they get thrown away. I am going to go simple. THANK YOU

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  9. Love the red tag! And the idea of the stamps that pop out to be used individually

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  10. I love your card and tag Michelle and the colours you chose for the card really show off the details in the ornaments. Well done.

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  11. Thanks for sharing! I love that they are both clean and simple!

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  12. Your red gift tag will add just the right amount of sparkle to holiday packages!

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  13. Love the white ornaments, such a beautiful card.

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  14. Love the simplicity of the red embossed tag!

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  15. Love your blue
    background and
    lovely stamping.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. I like the ombre and blue with white. And, the tone on tone tags. So many uses for this amazing set. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

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  17. Love this kit! Your projects are so well done!

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  18. Nice job with the spotlight technique on the blue card!

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  19. Thanks for sharing your talent. I'm so glad that they have a background stamp included in this kit. Can't wait to get mine!

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  20. Beautiful and festive creations!!!

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  21. Love your projects! The ombre is perfect!

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  22. Sweet card and tag using the new kit!

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  23. Both cards are so pretty! Love the CAS style!

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  24. Beautiful projects~ love the red tag with the tone on tone images!

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  25. Great job with the Nov. Kit. Love the blue and white and tags. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wonderful card and tag! Great November kit.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  27. Love the card and tag. I really like the subtle stamping on the tag, what a great idea. One I will be trying hopefully. Glad your in the blog hop Michelle as I always get inspiration from you xx

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  28. Thanks for sharing. Forget how fun and effective clear embossing powder can be...love the tag and thanks for the reminder.

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  29. Gorgeous blue inking on the card and I love the tone on tone background of the tag - beautiful!

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  30. Love this kit! The advent idea is so unique. Thanks for showing your ideas.

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  31. Two lovely projects Michelle - especially love that bright red tag wit the embossing! It's gorgeous! That background stamp is beautiful too and so pretty with those blues. This kit has been super popular I see and has sold out already! Not surprised. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Lisa x

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  32. Awesome Kit, Awesome projects! I especially love the blue ornaments Christmas card

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  33. Very original, using the stamp as a stamp, and nothing more! Your card is lovely; you've chosen great colors.

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  34. Love the 'clean' look of your card, so cool and very nice tag :)

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  35. Love the tag - it's clean and simple.
    There are lots of presents that go to
    people who won't appreciate the work
    you've put into a tag - the simple
    ones are for them. The partial
    use of the ornaments is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Your card and tag are lovely! I really like how you cut down the ornament background stamp to be a smaller square on your card. :)

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  37. Blog hoops are fun because it introduces me to such beautiful talent.

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  38. Striking and simple! Thanks for sharing I love them!

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  39. Great color shading on the card and cute tag.

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  40. Really simple yet really pretty card! Love the ombre effect.
    And I liked your cute tag!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent!
    p.s.
    I could not find Lydia Fiedler's post about her Hero Arts demonstration. I'm sure it's me, but I couldn't find it.

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  41. Very beautiful card and tag! I especially love the blended blues for the card background!

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