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Awesome Add-ons: October Edition

by Hero Arts October 03, 2018 10 Comments

Hi stampers, it’s time for this month’s Awesome Add-ons feature! Before we dive into the project inspiration, here’s a look at all of the add-on products that were introduced along with the October My Monthly Hero kit -- 5 clear stamp sets, 2 with coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Stamp & Cut set, 2 Bold Prints background stamps, 2 Tag Fancy Dies, and White Liquid Watercolor...

Shop for the October MMH add-ons here

Today we're delighted to have Debi Adams here to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons. Take it away, Debi...

Hi everyone! I’m Debi Adams and I’m very happy to be sharing with you some fabulous new stamp designs by Hero Arts. Today I am showcasing the Color Layering Trimmings, Sledding Stamp & Cut and Stacking Snowflakes stamps. One card lends itself well to class and elegance and what says that more than black and gold? The second card reveals a more fun and whimsical look. It too, is perfect for the winter season.


Creating the first card was really easy. I cut a piece of black cardstock 3 3/4” x 5” and used an anti-static bag to remove any opportunity for stray embossing powder to become an unwanted part of my design. I then stamped the pine needle image from the Color Layering Trimmings set several times with Versamark, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set the design. After cutting an oval out for my center, I stamped and embossed the sentiment. I stamped and embossed the ornaments onto gold cardstock and heat set them too. Now I am a big fan of dimension so I cut the ornaments out and adhered them to the page using foam dots. My final touch was embellishing the card with a fine gold string and adhering it to the top of the oval. I mounted the black card onto a slightly larger piece of gold cardstock and then adhered it all to a 4 1/4” x 5” white card base. I love the simplicity of this card and when you have to make a 100 of them, this is perfect!

The holidays are about seasons and fun and I think this next card says exactly that! How cute are these little dog and mouse images? Love them.


To create the background I used a sponge dauber and blended Cornflower Mid-Tone ink until it filled up the center of the 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” card. I stamped one of the snowflake stamps from the Stacking Snowflakes set in the Cornflower ink onto a piece of 3 3/4” x 5” white cardstock. I die-cut three different sized circles out (you could punch them too), making sure to cut one over the stamped snowflake. I lightly marked where I wanted to stamp the other two snowflake images on the blue background, making sure I lined up the one snowflake so it was even with the blue edges from the previously stamped and cut snowflake and then inked them using Unicorn ink. Adding a slanted piece of white cardstock to the bottom card base created a “hill” effect. I placed the entire cut-out piece onto the card base using foam dots for dimension. I stamped the dog and the mouse from the Sledding Stamp & Cut set onto white cardstock and colored them in with markers and adhered them to the card. A white pen added additional “snow” to the blue areas. The previously cut snowflake circle was then added to the card along with another circle used to create a “snowball” for the mouse. The sentiment was stamped in Intense Black ink onto white cardstock, trimmed in red cardstock and adhered to the card using foam dots. I think the dog and mouse totally “Caught the Spirit of Christmas”. What do you think? Do you have a favorite style?

A reminder for all My Monthly Hero subscribers: You have the opportunity to add extra items, including but not limited to add-ons, to your kit shipments with no additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your Hero Arts store account and place your order by 11:59am PT on Thursday, October 4 to take advantage of this offer.

Happy stamping!





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Simona MacAngus
Simona MacAngus

October 04, 2018

This October Hero Kit looks fantastic once again. I too like the Peace, Love and Joy add-on lots. Wish the individual stamps were scaled larger for a 6×8 stamp set. Off these cards above the black and gold card is stunning despite I’m not usually a black and gold for Christmas gal. Great cards both tho.

Didi Leonard
Didi Leonard

October 04, 2018

Debi, this is the cutest holiday card I’ve seen so far!!! Of course, being a dog lover I may be a little biased but…that mouse! I love the way you did the circle cut-out and also the colours are beautiful. Have added that stamp/die set to my kit order because of it. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Julie
Julie

October 04, 2018

The Peace, Love, and Joy stamp set is beautiful.

Patt H.
Patt H.

October 04, 2018

Adorable creations, Debi! The little dog is so cute utilizing his “Christmas Spirit”!

Hero Arts
Hero Arts

October 03, 2018

Hi Nessy – The winner was announced on October 1 here on our blog. Here is the link: https://heroarts.com/blogs/hero-arts-blog/october-2018-my-monthly-hero-countdown-winner

Nessy
Nessy

October 03, 2018

On the September 30 email newsletter, was this at the end of the newsletter:

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, October 1, before the kit launches at 1 pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

I never saw anything about the announcement. Will you please let me know where it located.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

October 03, 2018

Awesome inspirations! :)

Lagene
Lagene

October 03, 2018

Awesome add-ons , AWESOME cards, I especially love the gold boughs on the black background!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 03, 2018

I already had the opportunity to see these beautiful Add-Ons in the previous blog posts of Janette Kausen and Nichol Spohr. I love the gorgeous cards you can make with them and they are so versatile and something for everyones taste. Thank you Debi for these great examples, they are awesome.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

October 03, 2018

Fantastic cards Debi, especially the black and gold one. I like the elegance of this one.
I love making scenic cards but I especially like the challenge of making elegant cards, such as this one (Bl. & Gold), its so beautiful!