Monday, December 4, 2017

December My Monthly Hero Release and Give Away

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Monday! It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for the new My Monthly Hero kit and  Blog hop for the new December kit

Let's take a look at the main kit! 


Kit Contents
6 x 8" Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Fancy Window Die
5 ink cubes (Exclusive colors only available in this kit - Sapphire, Teal Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Tiger's Eye)
5.25" x 6.5" Stencil
Assortment of glitter stickers 

The value of the kit is nearly $80, but it is sold at $34.99.

There are also some awesome, optional add-on products this month - 3 stamp sets, coordinating dies, 4 Fancy Dies, 3 background stamps, 1 woodblock stamp, 4 new inks and a modeling paste. That's a lot of fun new products! . I think my favorite is the Henna Flower Pattern stamp


Now, you have probably arrived here from Libby's blog, and if you haven't trust me you don't want to miss her amazing projects. So go back to her blog or start from the beginning(the Hero Arts blog) and if you arrived here from her blog, then you are on the right track and your next stop will be Kelly's blog(and you don't want to miss her project, either).

Now let's move to the projects. First up is a card I had over on the Hero Arts blog on Saturday using the main kit, so for more details for this card head over the Hero Arts Blog.
My next card uses the Henna Flower Pattern stamp. I stamped it few times using Versamark onto black card stock and embossed with Gold embossing powder. Next I colored it with Prismacolor and Chameleon Pencils. I stamped the sentiment from the main kit and embossed with gold. 



This, next card, was really tough to photograph because of all of the "shimmer and shine", as the sentiment says, too. I used the new modeling paste and applied to Navy card stock and the stencil from the main kit. I created the circle by masking part of the stencil with masking paper and circle infinity die.While it was still wet I applied gold embossing powder. Let it dry. After it was dry I heat set the powder, stamped and embossed the sentiment, then applied Sparkle shimmer spray. 


Last, but not the least is this card, which again I had hard time photographing. I stamped the Mandala on black card stock (sorry, lots of black today, it was my mood this weekend) and embossed with gold. Then using FineTeC mica watercolors I colored it in. I stamped the sentiment on piece of black card stock, embossed with gold and die cut with circle infinity die. I assembled the card and spritzed over it using Sparkle Shimmer Spray






Blog Hop List 

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Amy Tsutura
Janette Kausen
May Park
Michelle Short
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson
Ilina Crouse - you are HERE
Kelly Latevola

GiveawayHero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (They will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, December 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
 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 December 7th. You can remind your readers that they can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!


69 comments:

  1. Stunning Ilina ... I love the large mandala - it is gorgeous.

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  2. loving the embossing on the dark cardstock!

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  3. Fabulous creations! Each one is super magical, colorful, gorgeous! <3

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  4. Your cards are fantastic ! The mandala background stamps is gorgeous with your coloring....

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  5. Seeing your cards are like being in a majestic place, they are so colorful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful, Colorful Creative Works of Art. Love the Colorful Mandala on Black Cardstock. Imagine if it Glowed In The Dark...Stunning piece. Great Job!

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  7. I love, love, love the cards on black cardstock. They are so clean and graphic! Wonderful!

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  8. Wow! Love the mica watercolors. These are so stunning!

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  9. Love the bright colors on black!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas on this fun blog hop!!

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  11. Love the black and gold combo.
    such wonderful color pairings
    of the other cards.
    The flying carpet is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. Your Henna Flower pattern card is stunning. The colors against the black card is gorgeous.

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  13. Beautiful cards shimmery colour on black. Justo perfectly exotic.

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  14. Hello! I specially love what you created with the large mandala stamp on the black card stock. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Marie

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  15. Stunning cards, love the mandala stamp!

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  16. Just stunning! I Love your colors, patterns, designs, and an amazing kit. Love it!

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  17. Your cards always amaze me. Love the Henna stamp on the black.

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  18. LLina, an amazing set of designs you have created from this months Hero Arts kit. From scenic, to abstract so col. Loads and loads of techniques I will returning to your blog to CASE in the future on some of my projects, thank you from the bottom of my heart. :O)

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  19. Oh boy! These cards of yours are so beautiful! The black background sure make your cards shine! Love them. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

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  20. You totally reminded me I could use my twinkling h2o's with these stamps. I can't wait to get this order.

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  21. Lovely card ideas . Love the dark background with the gold embossing.. shimmer and shine.. beautiful

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  22. I love the coloring on black, so vibrant and colorful.

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  23. loving all the shimmer and shine!

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  24. Sweet cards, I loved the one colored with pencils.

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  25. Your coloring of the mandalas is beautiful!

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  26. These cards are gorgeous! Love all the color on black.

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  27. Oh beautiful cards!
    Love the inking and
    coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  28. I love how your did the Mandala stamp on your cards. Just stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Beautiful cards. I love the black backgrounds

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  30. Such beautiful ideas particularly the have a magical day card. STUNNING

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  31. I love your black cards, so dramatic and beautiful.

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  32. These are gorgeous! So elegant and inspiring!

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  33. Such beautiful cards, love that gold embossing on the black background! Thanksf or sharing. ~Gin K.~

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  34. Beautiful cards! I love the coloring and especially the Henna Flowers on black!

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  35. Gorgeous cards! I love the rich colors.

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  36. I didn't know you can use modeling paste and embossing powder like that! Love the cards! thank you!

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  37. Beautiful cards. The colors are amazing. Thanks for sharing..

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  38. I wasn't sure how I would use this set. But after seeing all the posts, I am excited to get it and try everything out!

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  39. I love the Henna Flower stamp, too. Your cards are gorgeous -- beautiful coloring.

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  40. Stunning cards, love beautiful colors!

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  41. Omg that henna stamp card is absolutely amazing. Tfs

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  42. I really like what you did on that second card. That one's my favorite, but the mandala card was great, too. Honestly, I really loved all of your cards, but those 2 are at the top of my list.

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  43. Oooo, yes please! I've been waiting for someone to color in the mandala with colored pencils, and I was not disappointed! So beautiful how the gold and the colors just pop off the black background. Actually, the black background was a great idea for all these cards. The gold and black card is so elegant; I feel classier just looking at it. And, in my opinion, the finetecs are best used on black paper. They just go to a whole new level on black, and with that mandala? Perfection. Thank you for such great ideas and inspiration!

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  44. Very nice cards! I especially like that Henna Flower Pattern and the Mandela. Such interesting pretty cards.

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  45. What a great bunch of cards. Love the contrast of the bold colors & the black & gold.

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  46. This is gorgeous! I love the big patterned designs, the colors! This is really an awesome kit, eclectic and unique!

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  47. Wow! I’m totally in love for your breathless cards!!! Colors are amazing!!!

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  48. Love how you used the kit! Very pretty!!

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  49. All your cards are just beautiful. thank you.

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  50. I'm going to have to go on a strict diet after this post... I've ingested way too much rich eye candy! lol! A delight to behold these gorgeous flights of fantasy!

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  51. Oh wow, just stunning. I think many folks have made enough shimmery/shiny items that we can get our eyes to see what the camera doesn't pick up! Thanks for sharing...

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  52. Wow, I love this on black card stock! These cards are just stunning.

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  53. Fabulous cards! I love the mandala designs!

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  54. This new My Monthly Hero kit and your cards remind me a lot of the game Prince of Persia, but the original 1990s version. I used to play it on my PC and on Game Boy. Wow....

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  55. That’s such a amazing set of cards ! margessw@icloud.com

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  56. Amazing cards! The gold embossed one on black is an absolute stunner!

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  57. This kit has so many beautiful elements. Love the cards you created with the henna stamps and mandalas.

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  58. Love your Henna flower project and will definitely try your recommendation

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  59. I love the beautiful backgrounds that you created, each one so different from the next. I never thought of putting embossing powder on the modeling paste. It really gives the background a lot of texture and shine. I must try that when I get my kit!! Thanks.

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