Hi there! Today, Hero Arts is releasing their first My Monthly Hero collection for the new year, and we are hopping along to give you lots of romantic Valentine’s inspiration! You should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. You can also start back at the beginning at the Hero Arts Blog. This month’s kit features a beautiful layering stamp set and dies, in addition to a gorgeous, super detailed cover plate die. Here’s a peek at the contents of the January 2022 kit:
This month’s kit includes : 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 3 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Fancy Cover Plate Die, 1 Key Fancy Die, 4 Ink Cubes (Key Lime Fizz, Taffy, Green Apple, Cup O’ Joe), and Red Iridescent Gems. So many beautiful products in this month’s kit, valued at over $80, but is available to you for $34.99! You can also subscribe to be guaranteed to receive these beautiful kits each month. I have a pair of projects using this month’s kit, so let’s get started with the details!
The beautiful fancy dies included in this month’s kit are so gorgeous that they can easily stand on their own, and I thought they’d be perfect to create some valentines for my big kiddos! I used some fancy glitter and foil cardstocks to really allow the details in the cover plate die to shine. I cut the fancy keyhole cover plate once from red glitter cardstock and once from shiny purple foil and backed it with some leftover stamp packaging to create a pocket for a shaker card. I adhered some coordinating Hero Hues colored cardstock on the back (Cherry for the red glitter card, Amethyst for the purple foil) and filled it with some coordinating sequins.
I heat embossed one of the darling greetings from the main kit onto some more coordinating Hero Hues cardstock using white embossing powder so that the sentiment would really pop. I also die cut two white keys using the fancy key die included in the kit.
I adhered the sentiments and the key die cut to the flat shaker card fronts using foam adhesive to help them stand out even more. I love the simplicity of the color schemes for both of these projects! I was going to try to do my favorite white-on-white, but I thought it would be more fun for Valentine’s Day for my minions to make things sparkly, shiny, and colorful.
My next project uses one of the sweet add-on sets: Flower Girls. The sweet images in this set are perfect for Valentine’s Day or just to send a sweet card to a friend or loved one! I began by stamping one of the little girls on some white, Copic-friendly cardstock using Intens-ified Black ink, then colored her in with my Copic markers, adding little black polka dots to her tights using a fine-tipped black pen. I cut the finished image out with the coordinating Flower Girls Frame Cuts.
I wanted to allow her bright raspberry colored frock to really pop from the card front, so I die cut a Paper Layering Floral Heart with Frame die cut from some more white cardstock. I offset the die cut to the right side of my card front, trimming off the edge with my sharp scissors. I adhered the white die cut to the white card base using foam tape to really allow those lovely details in the die cut to pop on the monochromatic background.
I stamped a greeting from Flower Girls on a strip of white cardstock, then trimmed around the sentiment using my sharp scissors to help keep things super delicate. (Isn’t that sentiment just precious?) I adhered the Flower Girls die cut and sentiment over the top of the heart die cut with some more foam tape, creating a double layer of foam tape in some spots and helping to create tons of dimension on this project!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. To celebrate this release, Hero Arts is hosting a giveaway!
Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, January 16th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Your next stop on the hop is Ilina Crouse. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!