6 December 2021

Hero Arts | December 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts December 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons. As mentioned in Friday's post, this month is all about cities and neighbourhoods. Perfect for missing you cards, new home cards, just moved cards but also just general hello cards. We are celebrating with a fun blog hop. More info on that below. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


My first two projects feature the Hero Arts December 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. I used the background stamp in the kit, along with the clear stamp set for the sentiments.


For the card, I started off by stamping the City Cling Stamp from the kit on to a panel of white cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I then applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. Using Ink Blending Brushes and Reactive Inks, I added colour to the panel. I used (top to bottom) Purple Galaxy, Blue Hawaii, Blue Raspberry and Key Lime Fizz


I had planned on cutting the panel down to quite small but after inking it, I didn't want to lose any, so in the end it ended up being about 4.25" x 5.75". It was adhered to a 4.75" x 6.25" black card base with foam tape. I took the cat and dog from the clear stamp set in the kit and stamped them on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. They were die cut out using the coodinating Frame Cuts in the kit. I also die cut a Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Die from Hero Arts Vellum Layering Paper.


I took the sentiment from the kit stamp set and stamped it on to Pitch Black Cardstock with more embossing ink. I applied Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the vellum heart with foam tape. I then added the cat and dog above with more foam tape and adhered the heart to the card with tape runner (hiding the adhesive behind the sentiment and animals). To finish off, I die cut a heart from Cherry Cardstock and added it to the dog, followed by a layer of Hero Arts Lacquer Pen


When I was stamping the background image from the card, I wasn't sure whether I wanted it to have white or black outlines. As you can see, I went with with white but didn't want to waste the black one, so thought I would make a tag with it. The City Cling Stamp was stamped with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and Hero Arts Black Detail Embossing Powder applied and heat set. I then blended ink on top as I did with the card. 


I die cut it using a Hero Arts Tag Infinity Die and then cut the hole reinforcer from black, which was adhered with Hero Arts Precision Glue. I die cut another heart from vellum and the sentiment was heat embossed in white on to black cardstock. It was cut in to a strip and added to the heart with foam tape. The heart and was then adhered to the tag. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag. 


My next card uses the one of the release add-on sets. These sets work alongside the kit or can be used separately. I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and stamping the row of trees from the Hero Arts Wherever You Go Stamp Set with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then made a mask for them and placed it over the top. I wanted to trees to extend further, so I stamped it again to add another two trees to the right hand side and made a mask for them too. 


I masked off below the line and then stamped the buildings stamp above. I also masked this off, so that I could stamp an extra cloud to the right (as that one is not included in the image as is). The masks were then all removed and the image coloured with Copic Markers. The panel was added to an A2 white card base with foam tape. 


I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to 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 more foam tape. 

SUPPLIES:

 

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THE KIT:


The December My Monthly Hero Kit is a reminder that no matter where we live, near or far, in cities or in neighborhoods - through it all we're here for each other. The kit includes a lively cityscape cling background stamp, a beautiful new cover plate die, and a clear stamp set containing useful messages for welcoming new neighbors, or letting friends and family know you are thinking of them. The images in the clear set have coordinating dies as well. Rounding out the kit is our popular Pitch Black cardstock, ink cubes (perfect for blending a gorgeous sunset) and adorable clothespin embellishments.

The kit is valued at $70 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 without taxes and shipping). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers get a discount off of shipping too. Kits begin shipping 10th December 2021.

ADD-ONS:

There are lots of add-on products released each month too. These work alongside the kit or on their own. These are not limited edition and can be purchased when you purchase your kit or separately from Hero Arts or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them. 


BLOG HOP:

As mentioned, this blog post is part of a fun blog hop, filled with loads of inspiration and prized. For the hop, you should have arrived here from Maria. Next on the hop is Mindy. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by 12th December at 11:59pm Pacific and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day too! Take care!

20 comments:

  1. super sweet projects, Michelle - love the cute little critters' card

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  2. Your HELLO THERE card is really wonderful. It makes me think of NYC pre-2020...I love it.

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  3. Great cards and tag; thank you for the inspiration.
    Best greetings from Belgium.

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  4. I love your color combinations, particularly for the “Hello There” project. I always find it tricky coloring city buildings, so seeing the use of fun colors has inspired me!

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  5. I love your color combinations, particularly for the “Hello There” project. I always find it tricky coloring city buildings, so seeing the use of fun colors has inspired me!

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  6. I love your color combinations, particularly for the “Hello There” project. I always find it tricky coloring city buildings, so seeing the use of fun colors has inspired me!

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  7. Lovely cards! The first card is adorable with the cat and dog. I really like the background. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. Hi, Michelle - Love your "Happy New Home" tag, your "Hello there" card (LOVE the way you colored that one!) and the "Wishing you weren't..." card is also beautiful with that striking background and white embossing. All your work is lovely!!
    Lori S in PA

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  9. Love the colors and backgrounds! Gorgeous tag!

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  10. Awwwwe how precious these pets! And the Hello card is really really pretty! The colors are lovely against those sweet trees.

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  11. Great, colorful card and tag! The silhouette animals is so sweet!

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  12. SUPER cards! I love how you added the heart to those kitties - really nice!

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  13. Luving the Dog & Cat as well as New Home theme. My daughter is looking to buy her first home next yr. She has a black cat and wants an older dog. Cat is 1 yr old and has alot of energy like a kitten of sorts. She has seen how our older dog is more mellow and definitely wants older. So, she wants a small yard for the Dog.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  14. Fantastic cards! Such great colors and designs…

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  15. Fantastic cards! Such great colors and designs…

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  16. Loving the matching tag! It is so cute!

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  17. Great use of the kit with such bright and cheery colors . . . makes me smile. Thanks!

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  18. Great projects! Love the vellum hearts!

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  19. These cards are so sweet! Your color choices are so gorgeous, they pop right out. I'm going to have to borrow those color combos. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Wonderful. I like the colors, embossing and use of vellum.

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