Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

by Jan 7, 2019Blog, Colored Pencils, Copic Markers, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Hero Arts, Holiday, Watercolor132 comments

Hi there and welcome! Is it me or do the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits just keep getting better and better? This month the kit lends itself to Valentine’s Day, but also to spring in general, so the kit will keep you creating long after February! My favorite add-on this month? Well, if you belong to the Hero Arts Kit Fanatics group on Facebook, you might have seen my, Bicycle, bicycle. I like to ride my bicycle. I like to ride my bike… *in my best ode to Queen sing song-y voice,* comment. The bike die and the waffles are tops for me! I’m guessing several hop participants will be using the waffles today. I can’t wait to hop along and see for myself!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, January 14th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one! United States kit subscribers receive free shipping on anything added to your kit order prior to it shipping (Thursday, 12:00PM PT the week of launch). International subscribers receive a discounted shipping rate for both the kit and any add-ons included as well. The discounted rate differs by country.

Kit contents

6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
21 Coordinating Frame Cuts
1 Easel Die with Inner Board Cut
10 Vellum Envelopes
20 1.5″ Circle Envelope Seals (2 designs)
10 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Cardstock (5 Red, 5 Pink)
1 Pink Glimmer Lacquer

The value of the kit is $79, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

January MMH Add-Ons

Get Them All January 19 MMH Add-Ons
[ HA ]
Bursting with Love Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Hearts & Flowers Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Color Layering Waffles
[ HA ]
All My Love Decorative Hearts
[ HA ]
You Are Loved Flourish Messages
[ HA ]
Gal Pal Brunch
[ HA ]
Color Layering Waffles Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Gal Pal Brunch Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Bicycle w/Basket Fancy Die
[ HA ]

This A2 card was created by stamping the kit shop and a hanging plant in the background with Soft Granite ink. Then the kit included bike and balloons were stamped in Intense Black, Copic colored and die cut.

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

I Copic colored the bike with BG45, BG32, BG10, C3, C1, E29, E37 and E35. The balloons are in R59, R37 and R43. Adhere die cut bike and balloons. White heat emboss kit included sentiment on red cardstock and pop onto card with dimensional adhesive.  Adhere finished panel to A2 folded card base.

Color Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Green and Persian Green Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers liberally on an A2 panel of Smooth Bristol paper. Color fairly solidly, but avoiding the edges of the panel. Then thoroughly wet with clean clear water and a paint brush to allow colors to move and drift. I prefer to let mine fry naturally, but heat set if you like.

If you find your paper is warped, once dry run through a laminator or Minc machine, or even go over it with a regular clothes iron. Be sure to protect the panel with scratch paper with any of these methods. I like to fold standard size piece of scratch printer paper in half and tuck the card in the middle, like you would a folder. Be sure the side touching the card is clean! No ink, printing, writing, etc. It can transfer with heat!

Trim one inch off of watercolored panel and adhere, along with a strip of black cardstock, to an a2 folded card base. Adhere add-on die cut bicycle to panel filling the basket with die cut red hearts from the main kit. Stamp sentiment in Intense Black.

A full project supply list is linked HERE.

I created this card, with the kit, for the Countdown to Creativity over on the Hero Arts blog. You can find all the details for it HERE.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (The winner will be reimbursed if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, January 13th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank you so much for popping in for a visit today. May you have an amazing week! See you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

January 2019 MMH Kit
[ HA ]
Bicycle w/Basket Fancy Die
[ HA ]
All My Love Decorative Hearts
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Soft Granite Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Copic Sketch Markers - Carpe Diem...
[ CRP ]
Silver Brush 3000S-6 Black Velvet...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Masterson Fresh Water Rinse Well
[ BLIC | AMZUS ]
Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real...
[ AMZUS ]
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker,...
[ ELH | SSS ]
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker,...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 36 SET Real Brush...
[ SSS ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 24 SET Real Brush...
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch by 36-Yard...
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Neenah Paper 4456 Neenah...
[ AMZUS ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Gina K Cherry Red Heavy Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black...
[ GNK ]

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