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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2021 and Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! There is a new and beautiful My Monthly Hero kit and release from Hero Arts for October 2021. It is filled with gorgeous Victorian and vintage holiday styles. Lets take a look at the kit:

Kit Contents:
• 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
• 12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Window Shop Cover Plate Die
• 6 4.25″ x 5.5″ Sheets of Biodegradable Acetate
• 7 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Cardstock in Assorted Holiday Jewel Tones
• Prisma Glitter, 0.5 oz
Kit Value: $72
Kit Cost: $34.99
Look through the window onto a joyous holiday scene with the October My Monthly Hero Kit. The candles are lit, the classic toys are under the tree and the champagne is flowing. This month’s kit includes Victorian Christmas-inspired imagery in a large 6×8 stamp set, and a gorgeous window die that sets the stage for the scenes you will create. Rounding out the kit are acetate sheets to mimic window glass, lovely jewel tone cardstock and glitter to add a bit of sparkle.

Today, I decided a 5×7 inch card would be a fun change. I don’t usually make this size and I wanted to show how this kit can easily make larger cards and fill up the area. This first card does include a lot of coloring but I have a BONUS card for you at the end that is very simple but stunning.

5×7 card

I started by stamping all my elements from the kit (tree, bicycle, horse, presents and swag) with Intensified black ink. I used Copic markers (a lot of them) with 2-3 blends. Most of these images are very small so you really don’t need many markers. Other mediums such as brush markers would also do well here. I die cut the images and set them aside.

I die cut the window from Nautical cardstock and adhered acetate to the back. I heat embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment in Gold and added some white gel pen detail. I decided to add Mica flakes to the windows for a more “frosty” look but the glitter included in the kit would be beautiful. I ink blended Lemon Drop and Creamsicle ink onto a piece of white cardstock (smaller than the window) for a glowing look behind the tree. I then adhered the “yellow” panel, tree and window together with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Paradise cardstock to 4.75 x 6 inches and blended Blue Hawaii and Root Beer inks around the edges for a more vintage look. I added the window to the Paradise panel then adhered it to a 5×7 white cardbase. White glitter cardstock was then used as snow to cover the bottom of the panel while still giving a nice white border. I simply ripped the glitter cardstock for the snow banks. I adhered all the other elements with liquid glue for my festive winter scene.

BONUS CARD: Now, I know not everyone likes coloring and this kit is perfect to just heat emboss for a classic look.

A2 (4 1/4 by 5 1/2)

I gold heat embossed elements of the kit onto a 4x 5 1/4 inch white panel. I stamped the horse separately, die cut and adhered to the card. It’s not completely 1 layer but its flat enough where it shouldn’t cost any extra postage (great to mass produce). I cut another panel of red cardstock and adhered everything to an A2 side folding card base.

Supply List:

I hope that you enjoyed my inspiration for this month’s kit. Don’t forget to check out all the inspiration on the blog hop.

GIVEAWAY:We will give away ALL OF THE OCTOBER ADD-ON PRODUCTS, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, October 10th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Special Guests:
Jennifer Kotas
Meg Brooks (You Are Here)
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel
And visit on Instagram:
Kailash Naidoo

22 thoughts on “Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2021 and Blog Hop”

  1. I enjoyed seeing the perfect use for some mica flakes, and thanks so much for providing an example of a tree without the coloring – it’s stunning !

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  2. Beautiful cards. I like how you’ve added detail to the window die with the white gel pen. The bonus card is very elegant embossed in gold. Love the sentiment font. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  3. WOW!
    the second card with the Gold heat embossing on the White is so elegant.
    Love the add ons for this kit, thanks for the inspiration.


  4. Gorgeous nostalgic window. Those mica flakes really worked beautifully effective. Perfect images for the gold embossed card. Gosh I’m loving this set.


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