5 December 2022

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero December 2022 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts December 2022 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Both the kit and add-ons are now in store available to purchase. The release this month is all about celestial fantasy and is so fun! Perfect for lots of different occasions and a good excuse to get inky (if you enjoy that!). 

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Today I have a card to share with you using the main kit, as well as another card using a couple of the add-on products. I already shared one card using the main kit, which you can see here. More information on the kit and the hop below. 

My first card uses the cling background stamp, as well as the clear stamp set. Both are from the Hero Arts December 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit. I started off by stamping the cling background stamp on to Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock using Intens-ified Black Ink. I stamped it a few times to get a really good impression. 

I took another panel of white cardstock and stamped the astronaut from the clear set on top with Intens-ified Black Ink. I placed the coordinating die over the top but just partially ran it through my die cutting machine, so that it only cut the top part of her and left her legs remaining on the panel. Using a craft knife and ruler, I then cut the rest of the top of the panel off. 

The image was coloured using Copic Markers and then adhered to the background panel using thin foam tape, followed by a US A2 sized white card base. The sentiment from the clear set was stamped, fussy cut out and adhered to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added Clear Lacquer Pen to the star and white gel pen highlights to the astronaut. 

My next card uses a couple of the add-on products from the release. These work really well with the kit, but I wanted to use them on their own. I took a panel of Passion Flower Cardstock and placed the Nebula Cluster Stencil on top. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Core Inks in Amethyst, Grape Juice, Nautical and Pitch Black. I removed the stencil and then blended the edges with the same inks. 

The panel was then splattered with White Glimmer Metallic Ink before setting aside to dry. I took the Color Layering Stellar Flowers Stamp Set and stamped the images on to Classic Vellum Layering Paper using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I then fussy cut it out using scissors. 

The background panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. The flower was adhered on top with tiny dabs of Precision Glue (behind where the embossing powder is thicker). I stamped the sentiment from the set on to Pitch Black Cardstock and embossed in white. It was fussy cut out and adhered to the card. To finish off, I added a few silver gems. 



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This month we invite you to go on a celestial fantasy adventure with us! Our December release is full of stars, galaxies, moons and clouds. The playful December My Monthly Hero kit, with its adorable space cadets, is perfect for birthdays, encouragement, or simply sending a friendly hello. The kit includes a jam-packed 6 x 8 stamp set with coordinating dies. There's also the perfect cling stamp for your interstellar backgrounds, a gorgeous Rose Gold pigment mini ink pad, and four half sheets of our ever-popular Pitch Black cardstock!


6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
15 Coordinating Frame Cuts
4.625" x 5.875" Cling Stamp
4 Sheets Pitch Black Cardstock (5.5" x 8.5")
Rose Gold Pigment Mini Ink Pad

The Hero Arts December 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit is valued at $82 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate, not including VAT/customs charges). The kits are exclusive to the Hero Arts store and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. Kits begin shipping 9th December 2022. 


There are lots of add-on products released each month. These work alongside the kit, or work on their own too. These can be purchased from Hero Arts when you order a kit, on their own or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer (these are not exclusive and are restocked if sold out). Here is a look at them:


This post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria. Next on the hop is the fantastic 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


Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card drawn from the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. Enter by 11th December 2022 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

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


  1. I like the way you left whitespace on the kiddo card. It is just perfect with this design. The kiddo is so cute!

  2. Michelle, I think your cards are amazing. The colors are gorgeous.❤

  3. I love the CAS design of the first one and gorgeous purple~!

  4. Black & purple make for captivating creations.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Wow! I love the purple background! Your cards are so pretty!

  6. Love the purple background card. So pretty with the nebula design and flower on top.

  7. Wow, so many different types of cards and illustrations from this release.

  8. 💜Purple Love💜 It lends itself well to space! Your cards are lovely.🚀

  9. Such awesome cards! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Your cards are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

  11. Great cards! The first card looks almost as if the little girl is drawing on a blackboard.

  12. Fantastic cards Michelle. I really like how you used the kit for the first card and just had a small portion of the sky - so pretty! But that purple card is a show stopper! Just love the design, the depth of colour and white splatters plus the white vellum flower looks gorgeous over the top - beautiful!

  13. Awesome designs and backgrounds! Love the space girl and the flower!

  14. Purple is my favorite color!
    The Purple background card is far out!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Fabulous cards! I really love the stellar birthday card - wonderful design!


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