Happy Monday! It’s the first Monday of the new month (how in the world is it already December?! Gah!), so that means a new My Monthly Hero kit is now available for purchase, and the Creative Team and some special guests are celebrating with a blog hop! I know many people are still creating all things Christmas, but the folks at Hero Arts created an absolutely gorgeous fairy kit that is sure to get your mind off of the red and green for a bit! You should have arrived from Caly Person’s blog and your next stop is Ilina Crouse’s blog.
Here’s the main kit and all of the extras included:
The kit includes: A 6×8 stamp set and coordinating dies, 4-5.5×8.5″ sheets of beautiful shimmer card stock, Moonlight confetti, and sparkly gel pen. The value of this kit is $65, but you can purchase for the price of $34.99! These kits frequently sell out, and once they’re gone, they’re gone… so don’t wait and miss out! You can also subscribe to make sure that you get first dibs every month. The kits will begin shipping from the warehouse on Friday, December 7th.
I have two projects today, one using the main kit and one with a couple of the add-ons, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first project today, I chose to create a little meadow scene with that darling mouse from the main kit! (Isn’t he just the cutest?!) I began by stamping some mushrooms, dandelions, and the little mouse on some hot press watercolor card stock using Intense Black ink. I then used the Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors in shades of Dandelion, Orange, Moss, Strawberry, Black, and Cocoa to watercolor the images. I also watercolored a pale blue sky using very diluted Indigo watercolor.
After I’d watercolored everything, I die cut the images using their coordinating frame cuts (included in the kit). I also die cut a gold frame using some of the beautiful shimmer card stock included in the kit using the Infinity Rectangles Frame Cuts. I arranged my die cuts approximately where I wanted them, then used my Misti to get perfect placement for my sentiment and the little floating dandelion seeds on the blue sky background. I popped the frame up around the outer edge of the blue sky with foam tape, then added the rest of the die cuts with more foam tape to create a little scene with lots of dimension!
For my second project today, I absolutely couldn’t resist using the beautiful Fairy Window Fancy Die paired with the Star Light Star Bright Bold Print background stamp. I began by stamping the background using three different colors. To achieve this, I used my MISTI. I first stamped the Dark Indigo on the top third, blotting the edge of the inked area with a paper towel before closing the lid on my MISTI to soften the line of the ink and make a smoother fade. I added Indigo ink to the middle section, again dabbing the top and bottom with a paper towel to decrease the harsh lines and create a smoother blend, then finished it off with Orchid ink and a little more paper towel action. I spritzed it with some Iridescent White shimmer spray and set it aside to dry.
I die cut the Fairy Window Fancy Die from some black card stock and adhered it to the (now dried) starry panel using liquid adhesive. So much detail on this cover plate! I absolutely love it! I added a greeting from the main kit’s stamp set on a strip of white card stock and popped it up with some foam tape.
Well, that’s all for me today! Such a fun release, right? The kit, the add-ons… everything!
Now, for some fun giveaway information! Hero Arts is giving away one kit to a lucky commenter (and if you’ve already purchased one, they will reimburse you!). All you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Here’s the full lineup in case you got lost:
The Hero Arts Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous week!
Such beautiful cards!
Lisa Miceli says
Oh my…how absolutely adorable!!!
Amy Peyton says
Both of your cards are wonderful, but the second one particularly calls to Me. You used my two favorite add-ons (Fairy Window Fancy Die & Star Light Star Bright) from this month’s release! I love the beautiful blue/purple background you created for this card.
Linda S. says
Wow. Your cards are gorgeous. Can’t wait to use this kit.
Rema DeLeeuw says
Beautiful cards and such an awesome kit!
Mary G says
Beautiful cards. The fairy window die and star lite background stamp is GORGEOUS.
These are so beautiful. Loving this kit so much and the add ons are gorgeous too! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Kathleen Caffey says
The mouse is cuteness personified.
Janice S says
So sweet!! Love the coloring. Would love to win!!
Rhonda Wilson says
Such a great card! So beautiful yet so simple!
LOVE that fairy die cut in black; just stunning!
Sharon Gullikson says
Your mouse and mushrooms look wonderful. I like that the mouse is making a wish…
michelle Sau says
Love the Fairy Windows background die and the card you created with it. Thank you for sharing
Lauri Bacalzo says
I just adore how you used the December Hero Arts Kit. The meadow scene is adorable.
Thanks for sharing your talents!
How sweet! I don’t know if I should buy it to keep and make cards or give it to a young friend to encourage her to stamp.
Marisela Delgado says
Such a cute card. LOVE IT.
Angel Arce says
Love both cards! Love the gold frame and that mouse is so adorable! Inking the next card’s background with 3 colors is a great idea!
Karthikha Uday says
Amazing creations!! I love the fairy silhouette with the gorgeous sky background! <3
Amy Lombardo says
Your mouse card is so cute, I thought it couldn’t get any better but no…..your never stop dreaming card is beautiful! Thank you!!
Rosemary D says
gorgeous cards! I just love that sweet little mouse!
Denise Lassiter says
I like your background for the fairy die and your first card with the mouse.
Sooo magical, it is a refreshing break after doing Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing and your creativity, loved your two cards. I have always wanted a fairy stamp set, I just finally bought an Angel set now I need fairies.
Your projects are simply incredible, love them!
Janice Bryant says
A twofer project is always a wonderful thing to see! Thank you for showing how complex a layered dimensional stamping can get. Love the mouse!
A super fun kit! The extras are super enticing too💞 Loving all the projects.❣️🥰
Your little mouse is so cute and the fairy with the starry night background, is beautiful!
I adore the whimsey of this card!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
I love, love, LOVE your sweet card using the new kit!
The mouse scene is so cute, and I love the background technique on the second card.
Kati Caprara says
My favorite is the little mouse wishing on the dandelion and the plethora of dandelions! Sooo cute!!
Anita Hansdatter says
This kit is beautiful, same as your cards.
Wow! Both your cards are amazing I’m totally in love for the stunning colouring of your second one! This card is really magical!!!
Jaquetta Kincaid says
Wow! This card has convinced me to get the coordinating die and the beautiful background stamp.
Monia Lisa says
1. – Super cute, beautiful coloring… – makes me smile 🙂
2. – Wow! Wonderful….
Lisa A creations says
Wow! That fairy window with the stars card is gorgeous! Very magical!
Crimson Owl Creations says
Your cards are just beautiful! I love the dazzling color and your full designs that create such pretty scenes!
Kelsey Thomas says
I love your cards! 🙂
Dj Doss says
Wow! That background is fabulous! TFS!
Nana Griffin says
Stunning cards, love, love!
Beth Merrill says
Everything is so lovely, these cards, your designs, and Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kits! I really love your Star Light, Star Bright background!
Keanna Sion says
The Star Bright background is really doing it for me. Lovely cards!
Cindi F says
Beautiful cards! I love your scenes for both of them. The star background is stunning!
Mary Holshouser says
There is so much detail in the first card.
A wonderful summer day scene.
The silhouette is fantastic. One
of my favorite kind of cards.
thanks for sharing
JENNIFER WILLIAMS says
Love the starry background with the fairy. So amazing yet easy.
Laurie Schlichter says
Love the add on background with the silhouetted tree. Your card with the mouse in the meadow looks like an illustration for a children’s book.
Karen Hale says
OH MY GOODNESS! You’re so right, that little mouse blowing dandelion blossoms is the cutest ever. And the Fairy Window die is definitely on my wish list…gorgeous.
Wendy Lambert says
Gorgeous cards! I love the mouse card. The dimensions add a special touch. Your second card is just beautiful. I love your background.
Both are beautiful and so different!
Wonderful cards, love the mouse card, the Fairy Window die is special. Thanks for sharing you designs.
Your cards are darling. The kit is amazing!
Jeanne Beam says
What sweet and beautiful cards!
Thanks so much for sharing…
Liz Ford says
Emily, both of your cards are wonderful but the fairy with the dark border, really, really captures my eye! Two wonderful examples! TFS!!!
Julia L says
I like both of your cards quite a lot but my favorite is the mouse in the meadow. It really does feel like I’m in the meadow with him, watching the seeds blow in the wind. What a nice feeling as we’ve got snow coming down today.
Susan Young says
Wow I love the contrast with the sillouette of the fairy window and the beautiful, starry night sky! Thanks for sharing!
Annette Reed says
These are beautiful! That mouse is definitely the cutest mouse I’ve ever seen. Your inked background on the second card is stunning!
Bonnie Eng says
Gorgeous cards – I adore your little wishful mouse. The colouring is lovely and I love the depth of colour of the second card. I wish that fairy frame was also part of the kit!
What realistic looking dandelions!
Marisela Delgado says
Beautiful creations, I especially love the fairy with the stary sky!
Thersha Lewis says
Awesome cards!!!! 😱 just can’t stop looking at them
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful projects! I love all the layered die cuts in the first one. And, the silhouettes are so pretty against the gorgeous inked background, in your second.
Marisela Delgado says
Awesome cards! So pretty.
Cindy Higgins says
Love the mouse he is so cute!
Naama E says
I ADORE this mouse! And the night scene is just stunning! Love this kit and love what you made! Thanks for sharing xx
I love this kit! I love your creativity!
Beverly Jordan says
Love your “wishes” scene is so fabulous!! Am loving your inspiration with the newest HA release!
Heather Mills says
Oh, that little mouse is so adorable!! I love how you added all the dimension by layering up the flowers.
Love all the detail in your creations! That Star Bright background is awesome !
Shannon Howell says
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!
Carissa Workman says
Lovely cards! The fairy one is just stunning and the wishing mouse card is sweet! It reminds me of when I told my little niece that when she blows a fluffy dandelion she can make a wish. She loved that! So the little mouse blowing her fluffy dandelion is really sweet! Thank you for the inspiration.
Edina S. says
Very nice card, beautiful design!
Kathleen Hefner says
I have enjoyed your blog! What a pretty card. Good ideas for me to use. 🙂