Hero Arts: January My Monthly Hero Release, Blog Hop and Giveaway

 Hi everyone.

Welcome to the January My Monthly Hero Reveal and Blog hop. 

This month we have yet another amazing kit and it's all about Valentines Day and our perfect "match"

Here's the official description of this months kit: 
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the January My Monthly Hero kit celebrates the "perfect match". The centerpiece of this kit is dies to create a faux matchbox, which lies flat on your card or project and can be decorated and filled with the numerous stamps and dies included in the kit. But don't stop there, let your imagination go wild with all of the possibilities this kit contains! Use the images on their own, build repeating patterns, or add them to planner pages, journals, and more! There is a beautiful stencil included, perfect for backgrounds or mixed media projects. The kit is rounded out with a pack of fun heart-themed sequins and five sheets of gorgeous cardstock.

If you are following the hop you have probably arrived from Emily Midgett's blog and your next stop is Kelly Taylor.

For my card I used almost all pieces of the kit.
To make the card start by stenciling background (this amazing stencil is part of the kit) using Mist ink. Once stenciled, trim the piece to 4" x 5 1/4" and set aside.
Stamp image/sentiment using Unicorn White pigment ink on Peony cardstock and emboss in white. Die cut using the matchbox die outer part. Ink blend Azalea ink around the edges and use soft cloth to wipe off the excess ink from the embossing.
Next die cut the inner part of the box from kraft cardstock (it comes in the kit, too) and the matches from kraft and cranberry cardstock. Cut out only the hearts from the heart shaped matches from the cranberry cardstock and adhere to the kraft ones.
Assemble the matchbox (to make the inner piece visible from two ends, I cut it in half to extend it and adhere in the back)
Adhere all the elements onto the background piece, and add some enamel dots. To finish it off adhere to a top folded Dove White top folded card.
Next I have 2 for 1 cards using the Heart Flourish cover plate along with the Loving Sentiments Strips and You Are Mine set and dies. I started with a piece of Peony cardstock and ink blended Cherry, Azalea and Cotton Candy inks, then die cut and assembled using both the positive and negative. Added sentiments and enamel dots to finish them off. Super fun and easy! 

Kit Contents: 
• Clear Stamp Set, 6" x 8"
• 18 Fancy Dies
• 2 Frame Cuts
• Heart-Shaped Daisies Stencil, 6" x 6"
• 3 Sheets of Kraft Cardstock, 5.5" x 8.5"
• 1 Sheet each of Azalea and Peony Cardstock, 5.5" x 8.5"
• Love Mix Sequins


GIVEAWAY: Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, January 15th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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sharon g said…
The die cut heart cards are so pretty and fancy. I love them
Kathy Camp said…
The matchbox card is really neat. Lots of things to do with that and your card is perfect.
MadeByMeghanK said…
I love the matchbox! Such elegant cards!
Ann D said…
The matchbox is great and all the decorations for it will be super-handy through the year!
The matchbox creation has wonderful dimension.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Cindi G said…
Very pretty ombre ink blending in the last card. It is a beautiful cover plate die.
Beautiful cards... so cool... I want all the things now!
Giselle said…
Great cards! I love the heart topped matched
Linda P said…
Nice cards-I like that you used kit components to create your cards.
April said…
I love all your cards, especially the match box.
L said…
This new release is wonderful, as are your cards!
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Dee Earnshaw said…
LOVE your cards - the first one is so cute
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful backgrounds and color combos! I love the awesome cards you created! The matchbox is so fun!
Anonymous said…
Such beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing! G Spresser
Amy Solovay said…
Your cards are super cute! I really enjoyed your post.