3 September 2019

Hero Arts September 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts September 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit has a fun Halloween/Cabinet of Curiosities theme to it. For the hop, you should have arrived here from Mariana but I will have the full list of participants below.

For the hop today, I went with a completely different take on the kit. Although it is fun to get out of your comfort zone, I also find it fun to try and incorporate stamps that wouldn't usually be my style, into my style, so that is what I did today.


I first took the butterfly and moth stamps from the main kit stamp set and stamped them on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I coloured them with Copic Markers and then fussy cut them out before setting them aside to work on my background.
 

I took a panel of watercolour paper and blended Hero Arts Reactive Inks on to it, blending from the top to fade into white at the bottom. I used Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, Fruit Punch and then added some Berry Smoothie at the top to darken it a bit. I thought these colours would work well for autumn. I then spritzed the panel with water and allowed the reaction to take place. The piece was then set aside to dry.

 
Once dry, the panel was adhered flat to a Hero Arts Top Folding Dove White card base with tape runner. I then took the 'autumn greetings' sentiment from the main kit stamp set and stamped this on to Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. I then added the butterfly and moth with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Raindrops.
 
 
My next card is the card that I shared over on the Hero Arts Blog for the countdown. I really like the 'happy halloween' word die that comes in the kit and thought it would be fun to ink it up with Halloween colours. I used Creamsicle Reactive Ink, as well as Grape Slush Reactive Ink and then added some Intens-ified Black at the bottom.

 
The spider is from the main kit stamp set too. To finish off, I added some scoring lines on to the card to help mimic the look of a spider's web. For more details on the card, please head over to the blog post here.

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 

COPIC MARKERS: YR16, YR15, YR12, Y17, Y13, E53, E50.

THE KIT:
 
The September 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 1 Peek-a-boo Drawers Fancy Die, 3 Fancy Dies, Bronze Silk Ink, 10 bee and key charms and 6 8.5" x 5.5" sheets of decorative paper (Rich Copper, Urban Basilia Black and Wood Abachi Solid). All of this is valued at $76.49 but you can get it for an amazing price of $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate). The kits often sell out quickly so you can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers get a discount of shipping too. Kits begin shipping 6th September 2019.

ADD-ONS:

There are some wonderful add-on products this month. These products follow the theme of the kit but unlike the kit, they are not limited edition and can be purchased from both Hero Arts and your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:


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 to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will be selected from all of the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. Giveaway closes 8th September at 11.59pm PDT and the winner will be announced on the Hero arts blog the following week.
 
Thank you so much for visiting me today. Next on the hop is Nichol. I hope you have a great rest of the day!

51 comments:

  1. These are both so different to each other which really shows how versatile the kit can be. I just love your autumnal colours in the first card, they are so beautiful and look wonderful with the moth and butterfly. And the halloween card is the classiest Halloween card ever, even with a spider on it! Fabulous!

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  2. Nice set of designs. Your second card is fabulous!!

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  3. your cards are so pretty - really love the coloring on the first card - awesome work:)

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love the soft blending on the first one, CAS and awesome! :)

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  5. I really like your subtle butterfly card. The spots are a nice addition to my favorite color :)

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  6. The orange and purple were a great choice. Very Halloweeny.

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  7. Beautiful cards! Love the ink blending and the simplicity of the second one.

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  8. Love the ombre look and the simplicity of the cards!

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  9. These cards are just beautiful! Your blending is amazing!

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  10. The card you made for the "sneak peeks" was one of the reasons why I ordered the kit! Like the Autumn greetings, too.

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  11. Best description of your cards...simply beautiful!

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  12. GOREGOUS background on both! I love the happy Halloween and how you inked it!

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  13. I love these two cards. That are terrific. Love the color blending on the halloween sentiment. The spider is the cutest.

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  14. Love the color blending on Happy Halloween and the dramatic simplicity of the card.

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  15. fabulous cards - I dont do Halloween cards but thats my fav by far ,I always love a butterfly x

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  16. Dear Michelle
    Love the color combination and the two tiny butterflies in the first card which took me to a dream world and I love your take on the Halloween card too. Keep up the great work. Love and hugs

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  17. Love how you got such a fabulous blend on your first card design, must try those inks soon myself. The second card is awesome, plain, simple but strikingly stunning x

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  18. What fun cards. I love the moths and that luscious background. The spider is adorable and the sentiment is beautifully blended. TFS!

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  19. Great card ideas! This is going to be a fun kit!

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  20. I love your butterfly card I love the colors and raindrops.

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  21. AWESOME HA Kit!Beautiful creations! I love your beautiful moths card especially!

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  22. Great cards, i really like the blending on the halloween sentiment.

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  23. Cute cards and great colors from a treasure of a kit!

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  24. Nicely blended colours on your cards.

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  25. Beautiful cards, lovely fall colors!

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  26. cute cards and good use of the kit - thanks for sharing!!

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  27. Gorgeous background, love your color blending especially. Both cards are beautiful.

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  28. Lovely cards - love the inking you did on the first card!

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  29. I love your beautiful cards with the clean detail. The cards are so delicate and detailed but not busy and loud. They are awesome!

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  30. These are lovely! I love the scored lines on the spider card and the background on the other is beautiful.

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  31. Thanks for the inspiration with the new kit, scoring on the background was very effective.

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  32. Just beautiful. The simple butterfly/moth card - with that amazing ink blending - is gorgeous.

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  33. Love the color blending on both cards!

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  34. Your beautiful CAS cards are so eye-catching, Michelle! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

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  35. These cards are great! I especially love the inkblending and die cuts!

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  36. That autumn greetings card is great!

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  37. A fun kit and darling cards!

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  38. The embossed background is brilliant! Love these cards!

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  39. What nice cards! That little spider hanging from that sentiment looks great! Nice butterfly and moth too on that great looking background!

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