Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit. This kit has a fabulous winter feel to it and I think that the way the images are drawn/designed look like Lino cuts. Something new and fun to the market! I have already shared two cards using the kit, which you can see here but for today, I thought I would use the masking dies in the kit for some simple scene masking. More info on the hop below.
As mentioned, the dies in the kit can be used in a few different ways. You can use them to cut out the images in the stamp set (without the white border), you can use them as simple die cut shapes (as I did for my other cards), or you can use them as intended, which is for masking. No fussy cutting out masks in this kit! Yay!
I started off my card by taking a panel of Hero Arts Dove White Cardstock and stamping the snowman from the kit stamp set in the bottom right hand corner using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then cut the snowman mask from mask paper and placed that over the image. I took a sheet of Mylar and cut a simple snow bank from it to create a mask/stencil.
This was placed over the panel and using an ink blending brush, I blended Hero Arts Thistle Reactive Ink above. I moved the stencil up to create another and then blended more ink on to the bottom of the panel to help ground the snowman. The stencil and mask were then removed and the snowman coloured using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies area for reference).
I stamped three snowflakes from the kit stamp set in the top left hand corner using more Thistle Reactive Ink. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment from the kit stamp set on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to strips and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, added Lucy's Iridescent Jewels to the centres of the snowflakes (adhering with Precision Glue) and Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen to the snowman's scarf.
Here is the video showing how I made the card:
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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: Snowman - BG11, BG10, BG0000, 0. Scarf - V17, V15, V12, V01. Nose - YR16, YR15, YR12. Buttons - C9, C6.
The Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set, 5 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 6 coordinating Masking Cuts, Winter Sky Reactive Ombre Ink Pad, Red Vine Washi Tape and Winter Forest Sequins.
The kit is valued at $86 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 6th November 2020.
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: