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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero September 2022 Blog Hop And Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends! I am with you today for the My Monthly Hero release from Hero Arts. It is a gorgeous floral theme with hints of Autumn. Let’s have a look at the kit!

Autumn is a whisper in the air, with hints of cooler weather, falling leaves, and rich colors. Our September My Monthly Hero release takes an elegant path into fall, featuring a gorgeous vase of fall blooms as the focal point for your cards and projects. There’s also a fun new element this month – rub-ons! Use them for quick and easy cards; the coordinating die in the kit perfectly cuts out the rub-on floral arrangement as well as the stamped images. Or try the rub-ons on any smooth surface. The kit is rounded out with a gorgeous new cling stamp, metallic floss and the perfect neutral cardstocks for stamping your autumn-inspired creations.
Kit Contents:• Clear Stamp Set, 4” x 6”
• 6 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Rub-On Transfer Sheet
• Cling Background Stamp, 6“ x 6”
• 2 Sheets Each of Cardstock in Sand & Antique Ivory, 5.5” x 8.5”
• Rose Gold Metallic Floss, 5 yds
Kit Value: $70
Kit Cost: $34.99

I have 2 cards for you using the main kit and both cards have very different looks. Let’s start with my more “fall” card with traditional colors.

I started with an A2 panel of Palm cardstock, used the background stamp and Field Greens ink for a tone on tone look. The green panel was cut on a slight edge and set aside. I cut a panel of Sand cardstock and temporarily adhered the green cardstock. I did this to ensure that my sentiment would be at the right angle. The green cardstock was removed and the sentiment was stamped in embossing ink and gold heat embossed. Since I didn’t have matching gold cardstock, I embossed a small scrap to apply in between the colored cardstocks. The two panels and gold strip were added together with liquid glue.

The pomegranate, pears, and leaves were stamped using “Contour” ink and colored using Copic markers. I then re-stamped the images with embossing ink and gold heat embossed them. The coordinating dies were used to cut the images out. I then adhered them using liquid glue and a small bit of foam tape along the angle of the stamped cardstock. For a finishing touch, white gel pen highlights were added to the fruits and leaves. The finished panel was adhered to a side folding white A2 card base.

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For my next card, I definitely went the non-traditional route. I just wanted to show how you could really use this set beyond the fall season.

I started by stamping the large floral arrangement in black ink onto white cardstock. I colored the flowers in some gorgeous aquas, teals, pinks, and beiges. I then used the die to cut out the colored image along with another white die cut. These were adhered together for dimension. I set aside the image to dry.

For my background, I chose an A2 panel of “Bermuda” cardstock and added embossed lines using my scoring tool. I cut 1/4 inch off each side and gold heat embossed my sentiment in the middle. I then chose another A2 panel of white cardstock and made the same embossed lines. I added the 2 panels together making sure the embossed lines matched. The colored floral image was added in the bottom left corner and any extra was cut off. The remaining cut pieces were adhered to the other corners. A few clear dots were used as a final touch. The finished panel was added to a white card base.

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This month is extra special because the Hero Arts Global Team has joined us for the blog hop! Please show everyone some love with comments and likes. As always, you have a chance to win a gift from Hero!

GIVEAWAY:We will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 11th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Hero Arts
Hero Arts Creative Team
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kelly Taylor
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Special Guests:
Jennifer Kotas
Meg Brooks <———- You Are Here
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel
AND!! Our Hero Arts Global Team!
Anna Mahtani
Jen Kray
Lisa Tilson
Michelle Lupton
Sandi MacIver
Erica A-B

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed my inspiration.

18 thoughts on “Hero Arts My Monthly Hero September 2022 Blog Hop And Giveaway”

  1. Dear Meg –
    I really like both the cards you’ve shared. The color combos are incredible… the moss green with tone-on-tone stamping, the beautifully colored gourds, etc. lined up on the slant separating top/bottom… it’s lovely!!! And the second card was such a surprise, color-wise. It took me half a beat and then I thought , “I LOVE that!!” The way you colored the floral arrangement is so pretty and a real departure from traditional fall. It hit me just right! Thanks for sharing. You always have cool work to check out.
    Lori S in PA


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