Well hi!! I am super excited today to be a guest on the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero blog hop for January, 2018! You should have arrived from the amazing Clare Prezzia’s blog, and I’m the last stop on the hop! These kits are just fantastic, and I am SO happy to be a guest on the blog hop this month! If you aren’t familiar with the My Monthly Hero kits, here’s a little summary: every month, Hero Arts carefully curates a kit containing stamps, dies, and complementary inks, papers, and/or embellishments. The kits are always a fantastic value for the price of $34.99, but the value of the individual elements always exceeds the price tag. Talk about bang for your buck! The kit this month is so pretty…. lovely, ornate sentiments and some pretty filigree dies, as well as some really beautiful papers and inks. Gorgeous for Valentine’s Day!
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
For the greeting, I used Hero Arts Silver embossing powder on vellum to emboss the bottom layer of the pretty “Love” and the ampersand from the main stamp set of the January My Monthly Hero kit. I fussy cut both of them out, then embossed the “sending” and “friendship” onto some plain white card stock, trimmed them down, and blended more Raspberry Jam ink so that they would pop from the background.
I trimmed the blended panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized panel of silver glitter paper to help pull the silver of the embossing together. I then adhered the greeting with some dimensional adhesive, finally adding some Ombre Blush sequins to complete the visual cascade.
The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday January 12th. Also, you can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one! You get such bang for your buck every single month that it’s totally worth it!
Now, for some giveaway fun! Hero Arts is generously giving away a full kit (valued at over $60!) to one lucky reader! All you have to do is comment on the blogs… One winner will be selected from comments across the blog hop, so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! (If you’ve already purchased a kit and are selected as the winner, Hero Arts will reimburse you for the price of the kit!) Giveaway closes Sunday, January 14th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.
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Dee Earnshaw says
lovely card – the silver embossing makes is look so elegant:)
Denise Kasbohm says
Gorgeous with the vellum! I think my favorite card yet.
Love the ombré background made with the die cut panel.
Jennifer Forster says
Really pretty! The silver embossing is so nice – I love it!
I love the embossing on vellum! So elegant!
Donna Ligon says
your embossing is gorgeous!
Kati Caprara says
You have created such an incredibly beautiful card!! I love the silver embossing on the vellum and the ink blending of the pink to deep magenta tones on the modern heart diecut background!! Thanks for wonderful inspiration!
Love that vellum shadow! Pretty card!
Karen Hale says
A gorgeous card…love the way you stamped and embossed the “Love” and placed it on vellum.
Your card is gorgeous ! I love the blending on the background and the embossing on vellum. It’s really a very elegant card.
barbara lassiter says
This is beautiful. Love the embossing on the vellum so you can see the gorgeous background! Great use of kit and add-ons!
Marjorie Dumontier says
Your card is absolutely fantastic ! Just the perfect Valentine card !
Lee Cockrum says
Love the gradient color background.
Such a beautiful, perfect valentine card. The kit and add ons are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Mandy Emerton says
A beautiful card!
What a beautiful card!
Diane Berry says
Love your card, blog and creativity.
Karen Howard says
What a great idea to use vellum with embossing. Your cards are perfect.
D.Ann C says
Nice to see that sentiment looks good as a solid, too… more options are always welcome! Love the look of the silver vellum over that gorgeous background!
Very pretty cards. Love the silver embossed LOVE.
joy meadows says
A beautiful card! Love this new kit.
Debbie B says
Gorgeous card! Love this new kit! Better get to ordering soon before it sells out! Thanks for sharing!
Lindar C says
VERY pretty card! I need to try using some vellum.
Sue D says
Fabulous heart background and I like the silver embossing.
Dee Ann Matthews says
What a beautiful example of the Layered Love stamp set on The amazing heart die!
Cindy C. says
So beautiful and elegant!! Love it!
kathy dumpert says
Always an embossing powder fan, love it on your card!
So pretty and elegant, love the ink blended panel and silver embossed sentiment on vellum.
Janet D. says
Your background is fabulous, beautiful card!
Vikki H says
Silver and hot pink – two winners especially on this design!
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful card. Love the background and embossing. Thanks for sharing…
Lovely card! ♥ the silver and pink look so good together 🙂
Krystal Showalter says
What a gorgeous card! Just so beautiful and elegant!
Melanie Ayers says
LOVEly work. Great inspiration and fabulous colors. Thanks!
Christina Brashears says
I LOVE this card!!! It is so pretty. Nice job with color of the background of the die and the touch softness of the Love is so beautiful!
Sally Ann Bird says
Such a sweet and lovely card! Great idea for the sentiment!
E Nelson says
Lovely card. The silver embossing on vellum is so elegant.
Your card is beautiful!
Stef Perry says
This is probably my favorite card using the sentiment from the kit because you kept it simple. Gorgeous stenciled background and the placement of the sentiment is perfect.
Carol K says
lovely card … great font
Maria Alba Negron says
A CLASS ACT CARD!!!!
Jodi Warren says
Beautiful card. The heavy embossing on the sentiment really makes a statement. Love seeing that type of texture.
Christa Marie says
really pretty blog! first time here, subscribed! 🙂
Carol Gonzalez says
AWESOME! enough said
Sharon L. says
Lovely card, love the embossing on vellum.
Amazing card!!! Totally cute!!!
Lynn C. says
Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the details. Thanks for sharing.
beautiful card, Emily – really like how the “love” layering stamp can be used alone or layered.
Such a beautiful card, love the colors!
Beautiful card! I really love the layering. TFS
Karen L K says
So pretty & such great colors!
Beverly U says
Love the vellum under the embossed image!
gen g says
great card. I absolutely adore the mutli dimension use of supplies on the LOVE. color combo is superb.
Luci Manos says
Awesome job, love the silver embossing!
Teresa Godines says
Beautiful!!! Love the silver lettering. TFS
Really pretty, pretty card! The silver embossed love is the perfect touch!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
So, so gorgeous!
What a gorgeous card! Just so beautiful and elegant!
Miriam Prantner says
I am totally smitten with that cover plate! Such a gorgeous background!
Iris M Soscia says
So pretty – love the embossing.
Karthikha Uday says
Fantastic card!! Love the beautiful ombre effect!
Paula Haller says
Love the beautiful color and texture to your card!
F. Andre says
Beautiful card with a fabulous colour palette. That Windows on Love die is fantastic.
Martha T says
This is my first time here and I love how you used both the Love and the ampersand together to create a sentiment! I’ve never heard of masking paper, but what an effect you have done with it! I will look at getting some to play with! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!
Denise Bryant says
Love that background! Beautiful card!
Ericka Strange says
Beautiful card and I love the silver sentiment on the vellum. So pretty and elegant!
Diana O says
Lovely job of showing off this kit and add ons! Thank you… Diana O
Judie Attard says
Beautiful card! Love the pink and silver combo!!!
Gail Plaskiewicz says
Wow, you card is so stunning! If I am reading it correctly, the Love is embossed with silver? If that is right, then I have to have some of that silver! It is amazing! I have never seen anything like that before. When I win I am going to get some along with this set. I love the hearts but I don’t own an embossing machine. However, I do have a heart punch, tony ones, so I could try that. Your card is so pretty and so colorful. Valentine’s Day should be everyday. If you love someone, you love them everyday, not just one day a year.
Thanks for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something. What a great blog hop! I loved it all and now to rest my tired legs from all that hopping! LOL
ANDREA HASTILOW says
Wowzers Emily I am loving this card ! The background is fantastic, loving the colour and the silver just makes the love and & really pop out. Just absolutely loving your card, thanks for sharing it .
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful card! I love the silver embossed “love &” on vellum!
Dawn Jones says
What a fun card. I i have some girlfriends that would love to receive these for Valentines Day.
Love the card! Thanks for sharing!
Heather L DePasquale says
Absolutely adore the love die. The silver and pink combo is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Gorgeous card, I love the hearts background and awesome Love stamp & die!
Jackie Price says
I love the silver Love over the beautiful background you created!! The pink and red just make it pop. Love it!!
Such a lovely card, I’m not a fan of pink but I do like your card!
jenny stratton says
Beautiful card, I like the ombre colored light pink to dark with the silver Love in the middle. Would make a good Valentines Day card for a husband or wife.
Simply beautiful! Love this stamp and die!
Pretty card- the silver embossing really sets it off!
Beautiful and elegant card!
Kate B says
Such a pretty card! I love the ombre colors and the bold embossed sentiment!
Thanks for using the kit…not just the add ons
Kandice J says
This kit is so lovely. I gotta use it. Thanks for sharing!