Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts January 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit this month has a wonderful bee and floral theme to it. Us on the Creative Team have fallen in love with those chubby bees! We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
For my card today, I started off by stamping the large floral image from the main kit stamp set on to a panel of white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then made a mask for it by stamping the image on to masking paper, cut it out and stuck it on top of the image on the panel. I then masked off the edges of the panel using Post-It Tape and blended ink inside.
I used Hero Arts Lemon Drop Reactive Ink, as well as a little Hero Arts Creamsicle Reactive Ink, to darken the inside slightly. The masks were all removed and the flowers coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I then stamped two of the bees from the stamp set on to more white cardstock with Intens-ified Black Ink and coloured those with Copic Markers also.
They were then die cut out using the coordinating dies in the kit. The panel was adhered on to a top folding card base with tape runner and then the bees added on top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape.
For my second project, I thought that I would create a little tag. I took the new Hero Arts Hexagon Infinity Dies (which are an add-on this month) and die cut two from Hero Arts Canary Cardstock. I then adhered them together back to back and die cut a hole in the top with a hand hole punch. I die cut the tag topper from the Hero Arts Nesting Tag Infinity Dies from black cardstock and adhered that on top.
I took the same floral image that I used on the card and stamped that on to the tag, this time using Hero Arts Lemon Drop Reactive Ink. I then stamped the sentiment above using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I stamped, coloured and die cut out another bee and added him on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few yellow enamel dots form the Hero Arts Sunset Enamel Dots pack.
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: Flowers - V09, V17, V15, V12, V01. Leaves - G29, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Branch - E57, E55, E53. Bees - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11.
The Hero Arts January 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set, Coordinating Frame Cuts, Honeycomb Window Die, Honey Lacquer Pen, 6 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of paper - 2 each pale Yellow Glitter, Black Glitter and Gold Brillanca.
The kit is valued at $70 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. Kits begin shipping on 8th January 2021.
There are lots of wonderful add-ons this month. These sets work well alongside the kit, or can be used separately. Unlike the kits, these are not limited edition. You can purchase them when you purchase a kit at Hero, or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:
Here is the full list of participants taking part in the hop today:
Hero Arts are giving away one $50 gift certificate to one luck blog hop winner drawn from all of the comments left across all of the stops on the hop. Enter by Sunday 10th January 2021 at 11.59 pm PT. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Good luck!
Next on the hop is the wonderful Mindy. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop!