Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit and a Giveaway!

Hey everybody! I hope you had a great weekend! Today is launch day for the new My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts and it is such a fun kit this month (the add-ons are pretty epic too so check those out!). In case you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero Kit... It's a kit that comes on the first Monday of every month (unless there's a switcheroo) and has an incredibly high value but is offered at a discounted rate. This month's kit is is valued at $80 but you can pick it up for just $34.99. There is a catch though... Once the kit is sold out it's gone for good. You can put dibs on a kit of your own by subscribing to receive the kit each month. Each month there are add-on products that match the theme of the kit too and subscribers get the perk of being able to add those extra products for no additional shipping costs.

Ok! For my first card today I decided to do something different with the kit. The main kit has a layering pumpkin set with a bunch of fun stamps for creating a scene. I decided to use the cornfield layering stamp (although I only used the detail piece) to create a backdrop for my scene. I stamped this image in Granny Apple Green and colored the white space in with a copic marker. Then, I colored the the grass in the foreground with my copics too. I used the dies that come in the kit to cut this out and set it aside.
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Next, I ink blended a night sky using Splash, Blue Hawaii and Grape Slush reactive inks. I splattered the background with water and then blotted it up with left me a distressed, galaxy looking background. I wanted to add a little more magic so I splattered the background with white metallic paint to add some "stars." I heat embossed my sentiment in white and set that piece aside too.
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I created the pieces for my scene by stamping them all in Dandelion yellow ink with the exception of the crows which I stamped in Soft Granite. These stamps are solid which allows you to add any detail that you want. I used dark yellow and brown markers to add detail to the hay bales. I used that same brown on the scarecrow's hat and then gave him an orange shirt and blue jeans. I added some tears to the blue jeans with a white gel pen.The crows had been stamped in a light gray color so I just used a darker gray marker to add some shading to them.
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After all of the was the fun part-putting my scene together! I adhered the cornfield/grass piece to the sky background using foam tape. Then I layered the hay bales so that they looked like they were stacked and placed the scarecrow behind them. I finished the scene off with the crows. I put all of that onto an A2 top folding card base and my card was done.
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For my second card I've actually made a video to show you step-by-step how I made this card.




In case you like written instructions I'll give you a quick overview ... I used the pumpkin patch stamp layering set but I only used one layer of it. I stamped that layer in Splash ink using my Misti. Next I stamped the detailed layer of the cornfield behind the pumpkin patch. I used my copic markers to color in the corn and the pumpkins. 
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I ink blended the sky using Fruit Punch, Taffy, Creamsicle and Lemon Drop reactive inks. Then I splattered it with white metallic ink. Someone asked me if that was snow which I thought was pretty funny. You could easily use it for snow but I add because I think it makes a card that much more magical to have a little bit of metallic paint splatter on it. I stamped my sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder.
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That's it for today you guys. Today's post is part of an amazing blog hop and some of my teammates have come up with the most amazing projects to share with you all today. They've used not only this kit but the add-ons as well and if you like zombies you are in for a serious treat! So, I hope you'll keep hopping with us. You can do that by heading over to Mariana's Blog, or, by using the list of blog hoppers that I've added below.

Before you go let me tell you that there is a giveaway! Details are below but all you have to do to enter is leave me a comment below for your chance to win a $50 gift card from Hero Arts!

Have an amazing day you guys and thanks so much for stopping by!
Maria



GIVEAWAY:
Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 13th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.





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45 comments:

  1. I wasn't sure how to use the hay bales, thank you for the ideas!

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  2. Beautiful cards! Loving this month's release!

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  3. Wow What cool skies you crafted on the pair of cards! Very creative!

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  4. Brilliant use of blending for amazing skys on your beautiful cards!

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  5. Adorable cards - love the fall theme!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your cards, and the video. I didn't think to use only one layer and color the rest in, but now I have that as an option. I also love your sky and the glowing red sun. Really a nice card. TFS

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  7. Wow, both cards are awesome! I love the dark sky and the "stars" and I love the pink orange sky on both cards. Great job!

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  8. I love your copic coloring! Another great option for using this amazing kit!

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  9. Great fall cards with wonderful colors! Thanks!

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  10. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  11. Gordeous day...hahaha!! Love your blended background on the other card.

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  12. Amazing sky's and pretty cool scenes on these cards great job on the coloring

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  13. Very nice! I love that you left the pumpkins out and went for a night sky.

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  14. Great cards!!! Thanks for sharing

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  15. Great cards! Love your color combos!

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  16. Love these beautiful skies. Great cards!

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  17. Hello from Malta, NY. Great cards, love them. Great skys love the colors. I will need to try this.

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  18. This Fall HA kit is beautiful. The colors are definately autumnal! Beautiful sky shine on Harvest Moon

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  19. Hi Maria, Beautiful inking and lovely cards! This is a kit to have fun with!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  20. Love the card ideas, great way to reinvent the kit instead of just having the obvious pumpkin to Halloween theme.

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  21. I love your beautiful, colorful scene cards!

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  22. Love your colors and layouts! Great inspiration cards!

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  23. Wonderful, fun cards. The colors are beautiful and I love those "splattered" backgrounds.

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  24. Wonderful cards. Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Beautiful cards. I love the way you added details. Great inspiration. Thank you.

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  26. Simply gorgeous! What a wonderful release!

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  27. Your ideas are stunning! I love the sky and pumpkins without one layer. Marvelous❤️๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

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  28. Wow! Your colors are so vivid and reverberate off the page!!! So gorgeous!

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  29. Two great cards. I really like the colorful Fall sky on the second one.

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  30. Wow can’t wait to watch the video love the little haystack scene be still my heart this kit is amazing!

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  31. Love your cards...thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!

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  32. Wow! Your cards are beautiful! I love the way you ink blended the skies!

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  33. Hi Maria :) Lovey cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  34. Your scenes look great. I love the skies.

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  35. WOW what fun & fabulous cards! Thanks for inspiration!

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  36. I love the reactive ink backgrounds

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  37. I like the colorful scenes you created!

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  38. Great cards - so colorful and wonderful scenes! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Really nice scenes! I like your splattered skies and vibrant colors!

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