5 October 2020

VIDEO | Hero Arts October 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as the celebrate the release of the Hero Arts October 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-on sets. The release has definitely got a winter/Christmas/holiday feel to it this month. I have already made a card using the kit, which you can see here. That card focused mainly on the frame cuts in the kit so for this one, I am using a stamped image.


I thought that I would create a wintry night sky using the Santa, sleigh and reindeer image in the main kit stamp set for my card. So I started off by stamping the image on to Hero Arts Dove White Cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then die cut it out using the coordinating frame cut and set it aside. I also stamped the sentiment from the set on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink (you get a little cube of this in the kit). I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and again set aside while I worked on my background.


I first die cut a Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Die from mask paper and adhered this in to the top middle of a panel of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Using ink blending brushes, I then blended on Hero Arts Reactive Inks for the night sky. I used Thistle, Grape Slush and Blue Hawaii. I then also blended on a little Intens-ified Black to darken up the edges.


Keeping the mask in place, I then splattered on some Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray, using this as a binder, I took the White Sparkle Embossing Powder that comes in the kit and sprinkled this on top. I then heat set it. I then added more splatter to the right hand side of the panel. For this I dabbed on some water with a paintbrush to use as the binder. Sprinkled on more powder and heat set. The mask was then removed and I used an E50 Copic Marker, along with the Colourless Blender to colour in the moon.


The panel was run through my die cutting machine (without dies) to help flatten it and then it was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. The sentiment and image were also added with foam tape. To finish off, I added Lucy's Iridescent Jewels around the sentiment, adhering in place with Hero Arts Precision Glue.

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the card:


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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.


THE KIT:


The Hero Arts October 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set, 12 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Ornament Shape Die, 2 Inner Ornament Dies, 3 Embossing Powders (Red, Glacier Blue, White Sparkle) and 1 Watermark & Embossing Ink Cube.

The kit is valued at $76 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. International kit subscribers get a discount off shipping too! Kits begin shipping on 11th October 2020.

ADD-ONS:

There are lots of fabulous add-on products this month. These products are not limited edition and can be purchased alongside the kit from Hero Arts, or from your favourite retailer. Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

For the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria. Next on the hop is the wonderful Mindy. If you get lost along the way, you can see the full list of participants over on the Hero Arts Blog

GIVEAWAY:

Hero arts are giving away a $50 shopping spree to one luck blog hop reader. To enter, leave a comment on the stops in the hop. The more you comment, the more chances to win. The giveaway closes Sunday 11th October 2020 at 11.59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week over on the Hero Arts Blog. Good luck!

Next on the hop is the blog of Mindy. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely time on the hop and a great rest of the day! Take care. 

26 comments:

  1. purple is my favorite color so this card really stands out. I love it.

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  2. Michelle- I LOVE the colors in this card! Such a beautiful holiday scene.

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  3. I really love your background--purple for Christmas ... seems perfectly regal!

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  4. Love the purple background!

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  5. Like how Santa and sleigh with reindeer look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Very cool embossing technique. I going to give it a try! Love your Card!!!

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  7. Cute card. I can almost hear Santa saying on Dasher, Dancer, etc. Love the sky.

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  8. I like the frosty purple hues on your cards!

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  9. Love this card! So sparkly and purple!

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  10. Wow, what a creative way to make a background, it is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! A wonderful kit!

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  12. Beautiful background and sweet santa and team flying through the air - thanks for sharing your lovely art!

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  13. WOW - these are stunning - thanks for sharing

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  14. Thanks for the video—beautiful!

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  15. I love your cards, that purple design is simply stunning!

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  16. I love the background choice the purple is great for that nighttime setting super elegant and very inspirational.

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  17. Gorgeous!! That blended background is stunning!! Love the color!

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  18. Love the background and the technique of splattering with embossing powder

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  19. So many magical details on your card! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Anything purple always catches my eye so this is fabulous to me.

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  21. Wowsers, Michelle!!! Gorgeous embossing and color effect with your fabulous flying Santa on a purple sky look!!!! Just am in awe!

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  22. I really like the Purple ink blended background, my favorite color!
    This card is magical with all of the extra special added details!
    Thanks for sharing.

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