Monday, January 9, 2023

January Hero Arts My Monthly Hero: Masculine Valentine

 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the  My Monthly Hero Kit December 2022 Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the fantastic Ilina Crouse but if you're just popping in you'll want to head over to the Hero Arts Blog
 so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the hop. 


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. 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. The kit value is over $75 but you only pay the kit price of $34.99

There's also a ton of great add ons too!  
Hero Arts is generously giving 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


I really wanted to create a card with a more masculine feel for Valentine's day. I opted for a collage style starting with the background. I used the stencil from the kit ink blending on Granite which is a light gray ink. 


Next, I picked out my color scheme and started stamping! I stamped two outline images in charcoal and then moved on to heat embossing. Each of the sentiments were stamped in Unicorn ink and heat embossed with white. I die cut some of the images with the postage stamp style die and the others I trimmed to a similar size using my paper trimmer.  I added bits of color to my heat embossing using alcohol ink. 


In order to put them all together I used press n' seal to hold everything in place while I adhered them with foam tape over my stenciled background. 

The video below shows the whole card start to finish but it's a long hop. 
Feel free to come back lol. 


I couldn't resist using some of the add-ons so I'm just going to share a photo or two :) 


I used the new Stripe Stencil and created ALL. THESE. CARDS.  I know it's amazing. I'll have a video showing how I created all these soon! 


Last but not least did you know Hero Arts has digital stamps too? I used the new Valentine Mug Printable to create this fun scene card using nothing but markers. Just print and color. It made it so easy to get a card done while my little jelly bean was napping! 

The next stop along the hop is the marvelous Libby Hickson

Thanks so much for stopping by! 





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Mini Hearts Bold Prints
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You're Mine Bundle
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16 comments:

  1. So many great looks. the first one is extra, extra special

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  2. Love the masculine card. That was such a great design

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  3. Wonderful heart creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. I can't even say how much I love the masculine card. My favorite of the entire release. I love grid looks and this one is amazing.

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  5. Beautiful cards. Lovely creations.

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  6. All of your cards are wonderful as always! I appreciate the idea for a masculine card!

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  7. That masculine collage card is wonderful. and the mug card is really delightul, too!

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  8. Colorful and creative cards!
    That masculine card is so awesome, hard to find ideas sometimes for men.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I like the variety of cards you created with this kit.

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  10. Fantastic cards! I love all of them.

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  11. OMG, Kelly your cards are gorgeous - so creative - esp love your video

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  12. Such great designs! I love the cards you created! Fantastic coloring and details!

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  13. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Your cards are all unique, lovely and creative, but that first masculine-themed card is especially impressive. Awesome designs!

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  15. I didn't know HA was making digital stamps now! I love using those and I hope more companies will start making them :)

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