Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

by | Jan 8, 2018 | Alcohol Ink, Blog, Copic, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Hero Arts

It’s that time again! Time for the newest My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts. This January 2018 kit just might be my favorite yet! The Layered on Love stamp set included in the kit is to die for! The thick bold letters allow for inks to take center stage. That second layer is a snap to line up. If you missed my post on Friday featuring that set, you can see it here. The season of love may be upon us, but this stamp set is versatile enough for the whole year through.

The Stealing My Heart stamp set I featured on today’s card is adorable, as well. It can easily be gender neutral, feminine or masculine, for young or young at heart.

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 Friday, January 5th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

4″ x 6″ Layered on Love Clear Stamp Set
Four Coordinating dies
4 ink cubes (Passion Flower, Navy, Red Royal and Mulled Wine)
2 5″x7″ Shizen decorative paper
1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Coral Cardstock
1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Rose Quartz Cardstock
1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Kunzite Cardstock
Heart Sequins Mix 1.5 oz
Pink Prisma Embossing Powder 0.5 oz

The value of the kit is $62, 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

MMH Kit - January 2018
[ HA ]
Stealing My Heart
[ HA ]
Love Bandit
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rose
[ HA ]
DIY Calendar Kit
[ HA ]
Love Birds Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Paper Layering Floral Heart w/Frame
[ HA ]
Bouquet
[ HA ]
Rose Heart
[ HA ]
Happily Ever After
[ HA ]
You are So Lovely
[ HA ]
Stealing My Heart Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Love bandit Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rose Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Original Misti
[ HA ]
Mini Misti
[ HA ]

On Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock I stamped the Stealing My Heart images and Wanted sentiment in Copic friendly Intense Black ink and colored the images with my Copic Sketch markers. Simple shading to enhance a few curves and heart foot prints stamped in Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Shadow ink are charming details.

The background panel was created with alcohol ink (colors in product supplies at bottom of post) on heavy Yupo paper. While I appreciate the weight of the heavy Yupo paper, it does not die cut well (just so you know 🙂 ). I added the Window on Love Confetti Die elements by die cutting it on Snow Layering paper. I carefully removed the die and placed Glad Press’n Seal over the die cut image to keep the elements in tack as I moved them. I flipped it over and carefully applied liquid adhesive to the back of each heart and dot, but not the negative area I planned to remove. Then using the Press’n Seal, adhere die images in place on the alcohol ink background. Gently remove the Press’n Seal. A few of the smaller hearts did stay in the die so I went in, popped those out, and adhered those in place. I then lifted away the negative area of the die only leaving the hearts and dots adhered in place. I saved the negative in order to use it as a stencil for another project I am sharing later in the week. Come back and take a peek!

(On a thoughtful note, the You are So Lovely wood mount stamp is designed to fit perfectly in the center of the Window on Love Confetti die!)

For the final assembly I trimmed down the Wanted panel and matted it with a charcoal shade from the Midnight Mixed Layering paper pack. I then applied dimensional foam tape to give the panel pop on over the background. The panel was then adhered to an A2 folded card base. For a touch of sparkle I added Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the heart on the bag and the dots on the alcohol ink background.

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. (You will be reimbursed if you have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, January 14th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

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 therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Stealing My Heart
[ HA ]
Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Yupo Heavyweight Pad White 9X12 Inch...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks pink...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger RGRTAL.52586 Alcohol Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger 1/2 Ounce Adirondack Alcohol...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger RGRTAL.52579 Alcohol Ink Amethyst
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ CRP ]
Glad Press'n Seal Plastic Food Wrap
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]

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