Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts November 2018 My Monthly Hero (+Giveaway)

by | Nov 5, 2018 | Backgrounds, Blog, Giveaway, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Holiday, Ink Blending

Hello and welcome to another fabulous Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Hop! This month we are celebrating advent style. From cards to tags to creating your own advent calendars this kit has covered all the bases. Every year I have some sort of advent calendar for my girls to countdown to Christmas and this year that process will include elements from this kit in a tag format. It is fun for them to get a little something each day, but it saves a bit of my sanity because I don’t get the “how many days until Christmas?” questions all month long!

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, November 9th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
4.25″ x 5.5″ Ornament Flap Fancy Die
4.25″ x 5.5″ Ornament Background Cling Stamp
Green-Gold Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
Gold Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.

The value of the kit is $60, 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.

November MMH Add-Ons

November 18 MMH Kit
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November 18 Get Them All AddOns
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Presents Cling Background
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DIY Ornament Kit
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Snow & Froth Technique Kit
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Winter Wreath
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Warm Animals
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In For The Holidays
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Winter Wreath Frame Cuts
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Warm Animals Frame Cuts
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Peek-A-Boo Fancy Die
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In For The Holidays Frame Cuts
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To create this project I white heat embossed the add-on Christmas Present cling stamp onto kraft paper. Then, I colored the background quick and easy with an W3 Copic marker to make the gifts pop and die cut the panel with the Peek-A-Boo Fancy Die.

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

I ink blended with Navy, Deep Ocean, and Tide Pool on Snow Layering paper with ink blending brushes.

You guys, if you haven’t given blending brushes a go – they are amazing and make any ink blend like a dream! There is an ink specific set HERE and a much less expensive makeup set HERE. I have both and they look and act identical, so far.

Next, I dry embossed Peek-A-Boo Fancy Die over the blended panel to create a guideline for where to stamp the kit included numbers in reverse order. I wanted the gifts to appear on the front of the card so I made sure the numbers were in order behind. Lastly, I popped the kraft panel over the blended panel with foam tape and adhered the set over a folded card base wrapped with twine from the ornament kit add-on. The card has specific instructions that it may not be opened until the countdown to Christmas is complete. Inside, on Christmas morning, the recipient unties the twine bow to find a sweet holiday message and a plump gift card! Give no more boring gift cards! Or it could be a fun kick off to a gift loaded scavenger hunt!!

This cutie critter card was created by stamping Warm Animals images onto 110 lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper in Intense Black ink. I’ve Copic colored them using only dots for the clothing to give the look of a warm sweater knit.

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

The bear outfit is colored in YG09, YG07,  and YG05. The bunny is in BG49, BG15, BG23 and BG11. The deer is in R43, RV23, RV21 and RV10. Each of the outfits contain a black and white element colored in C9, C6, C4 and C1. All of the animals themselves are colored in various combinations of E15, E13, E11, E31 and E000.

I’ve die cut each critter and adhered them (2 with dimensional adhesive) to a Soft Sky ink blended panel with a sentiment stamped in Intense Black ink. Trim panel just shy of A2 and adhere popped up over an A2 folded card base.

This final project was created with the kit and sentiments from Warm Friends 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, November 11th 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. I’m off for some crafty therapy. Have an amazing week!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

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November 18 MMH Kit
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Presents Cling Background
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Peek-A-Boo Fancy Die
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Warm Animals
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Warm Animals Frame Cuts
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DIY Ornament Kit
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Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Deep Ocean Bold Ink
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Tide Pool Shadow Ink
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Soft Sky Shadow Ink
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BESTOPE Makeup Brushes 10 Pieces Oval...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING...
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Intense Black Hybrid Ink
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Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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White Detail Embossing Powder
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Embossing Tool
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Kraft Layering Paper (10)
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Snow Layering Papers (10)
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PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
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Copic Sketch Markers - Carpe Diem...
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