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I am so thrilled to be a part of this month’s (how is it December?!) My Monthly Hero Kit by Hero Arts! The kit and all it’s add ons are live now on the Hero Arts website. This collection is absolutely beautiful. The theme is very whimsical and dreamy, with lots of ‘wishy’ themes like stars, dandelions, and fairies. I absolutely love this.
This month’s kit contains a gorgeous 6″8″ stamp set, 18 coordinating dies, 8 5.5″ x 8.5″ sheets of shimmer cardstock (colors are called Misty Rose, Lime Gold, Breeze, and History), moonshine confetti mix, and a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen. The entire grouping of products is valued at $65.00, but the special kit value is $34.99. This kit is only available for a limited time, so get it while you can! Kits begin shipping on Friday, December 7th. Keep in mind that you can subscribe to this kit to My Monthly Hero Arts kits to make sure that you never miss out.
*Giveaway Alert* Hero Arts is giving away one kit to a lucky winner who comments on all the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, December 9th at 11:59 pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.
Okay, now onto the inspiration. Enjoy! 😀
Fun fact- I drew this flower stem and colored it. Yes it’s basically a stick, but I am impressed.
I really wanted the fairies to stand out on these cards, so I didn’t put too much in that background. I sponged a sky blue ink over a piece of white cardstock, leaving a white space for a glow around where I put my fairy.
This awesome grass came from one of the add on stamp sets in this collection! The stamp is not quite as wide as the cardstock I chose, so I used my MISTI to adjust my cardstock so I could stamp the second half and keep it all nice and even.
I thought it would be fun to add a bright splash of pink to this look. Lately, I have been pairing brightly colored envelopes with my cards, usually choosing the color from a smaller detail on the card to bring it out. I just love the dandelions in this set. I am a long-time fan of dandelions. As a kid, my sister and I would run around our yard picking dandelions and giving them to our mom. (Cliche. Every kid has done this, I know.)
Now we’re getting into add-on territory. The following cards use a marjority of the add-on products. Here’s a photo of them all together:
Galaxy. 😍 I obviously had to do a galaxy with these stamp sets. The constellations and stars are so delicate that they create such a beautifully detailed night sky that can really be crammed full of stars. Love that. I stamped everything in the sky in a white pigment ink, including my greeting. I didn’t want it to stand out any further, because I wanted it to be a part of the night sky.
I think it is just perfect that this set included a kitty and puppy looking up with the kids. The puppy looked like a Boston Terrier to me, so I colored her exactly like my Boston who died last year. Her name was Tunie, and she was the perfect little dog for my sister and I growing up.
The second I saw these kid stamps I knew I wanted to make a galaxy out of them. They stamp solid, like a silhouette. I used my MISTI to stamp a light blue as my ‘base’, and then I sponged various dark blues and purples and kept stamping with my MISTI until I got the colors I was looking for in my galaxy silhouette.
I stamped the constellations in white pigment ink all across the galaxy children, and filled in the spaces with star stamps. I used a little Stardust pen to create some dots of shimmer.
I wanted everything in the background to be a little more muted, so I stamped the greeting and little dandelions in white pigment ink. I can’t believe how cute the little dandelion elements are.
The die set that cuts this dandelion out is a stand alone die set, and it is the coolest thing. I cut my pieces out of white cardstock, but I left them in the cardstock and sponged light green ink around the stem and up into the center of the dandelions.
They looked so green, and I wanted to add some shimmer. I used the Mother of Pearl Nuvo embellishment mousse to spread some shimmer over the entire die cut piece of cardstock. Everywhere I sponged green became softer and shimmery, and everywhere I left white became an off-white, buttery shimmer.
The paper that comes with the kit is so beautiful, I just kept turning it over under a light to see the sparkle. I used it for my layering panel on this card to bring out a more lemony yellow vibe. I stamped the large background stamp that is part of the add-ons in yellow and used it as the background to my dandelion dies. It’s so bright and cheerful!
I wanted the dandelions to really stand out, so I used some white Nuvo Drops to add some dimension. This step really made them pop.
I have never made a shaker card. Until now. (YAY!) These were so much fun. I used the gorgeous die (that is a giant) to cut out the front of my card piece. I saw Kristina Werner make a vellum shaker card, and when I saw this die, I knew that would be perfect.
I sponged several different ombre(ish) backgrounds and used some pink and white confetti to fill my shaker with.I love how the vellum softens them, but doesn’t hide how reflective they are.
So pretty! 😍
For this card front, I cut the die out with the very faint, champagne pink shimmer cardstock. I think it looks beautiful with this purple-pink combo and the rose gold embossing powder. This paper’s shimmer is mesmerizing!
It’s almost 2019 and we have crazy cool technology, yet our camera’s don’t know what do when sparkles get involved. This is about as much sparkle as I could capture.
I hope you got lots of ideas and inspiration on how to use this amazing My Monthly Hero Arts kit! For more inspiration, keep clicking through the hop. Make sure you comment on everyone’s blog to be entered in the giveaway to win your very own kit! Good luck!
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