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 Value: $72|
|Kit Cost: $34.99|
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.
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.
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.
- Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2021
- Intensified Black Ink
- White Dove Cardstock
- Nautical Cardstock
- Copic Markers
- Gelly Roll White/Gold Pen
- Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink
- Lemon Drop Reactive Ink
- Creamsicle Reactive Ink
- Root Beer Reactive Ink
- Paradise Cardstock
- Glitter Cardstock
- Gold Embossing Powder
- Embossing Ink
- Cranberry Cardstock
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.|