Sunday, October 31, 2021

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero: Countdown Countdown to Creativity!

Hey everybody! It's almost time for the October Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is a festive holiday kit!

But first, if you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! 

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the November release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly!

Today is Day Three of the Countdown to Creativity and I've got a sneak peek of this month's kit to share with you... and this month's kit is fun for so many reasons! I can't spill all of the beans yet because this is just a sneak peek so stay tuned because the full release is tomorrow!

For today's card I started out by building myself a cute little reindeer using the dies from the kit. I cut the piece out from Sand cardstock and then added shading with my copic markers. I glued the reindeer pieces together and then added eyes and a nose that I had cut out in black. Once those were adhered I added some black gloss with a glossy gel pen. The final touch was to add a scarf that I had cut out using red foil.

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To create the tag I used the Tag Infinity Dies to cut the largest tag out of Mist Cardstock. Next, I heat embossed my sentiment in Onyx Black and heat embossed in clear. I covered the sentiment with a small piece of low-tack tape. Then I used the dotted stamp from the kit to stamp the background in Versamark ink, removed the tape from the sentiment, and I heat embossed it in Clear Embossing Powder. I love the subtle look that gave my tag bc it helped give it a little personality but still allowed the reindeer to be the star of the show. I also added a gold glitter circle to reinforce the tag hole before adding a twine bow (twine is from the kit).
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I covered an A2 cardbase with Woodgrain Vellum. I adhered it using liquid adhesive and because of the texture, the adhesive is not visible through the vellum at all. This gave my background some subtle but beautiful texture. I added the reindeer to the tag with foam tape. Then added the tag on top of the vellum and that finished off my card!
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Tomorrow we get to reveal the full release so make sure to come back tomorrow for an awesome blog hop with tons of inspiration and giveaways too! For now you can head on over to the Hero Arts blog for a chance to win this kit before you can buy it!

See you tomorrow for the full release!

Maria


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37 comments:

  1. What a darling tag. The coloring on the reindeer is wonderful. Love the foil scarf. Can't wait to see the rest of the kit.

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  2. This is super cute! I can't wait to get this kit.

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  3. This card would make anyone smile how adorable! I cant wait to make one thank you for the inspirations!

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  4. Sooooo cute. If that doesn’t say merry Christmas, nothing does!

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  5. So adorable and cute love the layout and colors are just perfect!

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  6. Love your cute card, I think that when I get out of the hospital, my kit should be home and most of my pk of cards to give to friends and family are going to be out of this kit.

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  7. The shading on reindeer & background are wonderful.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. I love your coloring on the reindeer. I have never seen woodgrain vellum. Very cool.

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  9. The card is adorable. What did you use to adhere to vellum?

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  10. Love the wood grain on the vellum for the background of an adorable reindeer!

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  11. How cute! I love the idea of a tag as the focal image!

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  12. He is The Cutest Reindeer I ever Saw. Lolol thanks

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  13. I like the size of the dots on the stamp in the kit & the scarf done in red foil is perfect.

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  14. Sooooo cute. Wonderful job on coloring!

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  15. Adorable! I love the red foil scarf and glossy eyes and nose! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great shading on your cutie reindeer!

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  17. Love the reindeer the best. Such a fun kit. Your reindeer is so adorable.

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  18. This kit is just great! And I love your reindeer. The foil scarf is a great choice.

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  19. I love your deer as the focal point of this card! It is so cheerful. Your coloring is so delightful.

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  20. Cute tag! Love how you did the reindeer!

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  21. Adorable! I will be CASEing this when I get my kit.

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  22. I just LOVE me some little critters!!! This kit looks to be adorable and very versatile. Great job!

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  23. adorable, I love this reindeer.

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  24. Beautiful coloring/shading, Maria. The scarf looks like it's velvet! Cute cute cute!

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  25. Of course that’s a cute reindeer, but I love the dotted Swiss background, too!

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  26. Marisela Delgado said: He is so cute! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  27. I have never seen woodgrain vellum! Nice touch!

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  28. I love this reindeer tag and card. This is too cute, I am looking forward to this kit.

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  29. LOVE this, Maria! Genuis and so cute!
    Lori S in PA

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