Good afternoon! Today is the release day for the Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero kit and it’s a Valentine’s must-have!! You should have arrived from the fabulous Yana Smakula; but if not, you can head to the Hero Arts Blog to start at the beginning of the hop! The January kit is now available for purchase at Hero Arts but once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good so make sure to head over and shop soon!
The kit contains:
- 4″ x 6″ Layered on Love Clear Stamp Set
- Four Coordinating dies
- 4 ink cubes (Passion Flower, Navy, Red Royal and Mulled Wine)
- 2 5″x7″ Shizen decorative paper
- 1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Coral Cardstock
- 1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Rose Quartz Cardstock
- 1 5.5″x8.5″ Stardream Kunzite Cardstock
- Heart Sequins Mix 1.5 oz
- Pink Prisma Embossing Powder 0.5 oz
The kit value is nearly $62, an amazing deal at $34.99!
And there are several optional add-on items:
If you visited the Hero Arts blog this weekend you saw that I created this card using the Lovebirds Stamp & Cut and the Window on Love Confetti Fancy die add-ons!
And I was so in love with the add-ons this month that I used more of them for my card today!
Isn’t that raccoon adorable?!?! His expression and big, innocent round eyes! And the sentiment! Gah!! LOVE IT! Ha, anyway I started by stamping the raccoon from Love Bandit with copic-friendly ink and then colored him with copic markers. I added a little interest to his eyes by adding dots with my black glaze gel pen and a dot of crystal glaze on top. I also added spectrum noir clear sparkle to the heart in his paws! I set that aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.
I die-cut the Window on Love Confetti fancy die from white cardstock. Next I blended raspberry jam, pale tomato, and soft canteloupe ink onto a piece of bristol smooth cardstock and then adhered the white cardstock die-cut panel over it. I pressed a versamark pad all over the panel (and squished hard enough so that the versamark reached the blended panel) and heat-embossed it with sparkle embossing powder for a sparkly, shiny finish! I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a label. Finally I adhered the sentiment over the embossed panel and added my raccoon with foam mounting tape!
And that’s it! 🙂
To celebrate the release Hero 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 so make sure you leave a comment at each hop stop for the most chances to win! If you win and have already purchased the kit you will be reimbursed! Please your comments before 11:59PM on Sunday, January 14th! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Jennifer McGuire
- Yana Smakula
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
- Wanda Guess
- Lydia Fiedler
- Amy Tsuruta
- Laurie Willison
- May Park
- Janette Kausen
- Michelle Short
- Libby Hickson
- Ilina Crouse
- Clare Prezzia
- Emily Midgett
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Cristina (@cristinascrap) says
I love the colorful background!
Krystal Showalter says
Yes, that raccoon sure is adorable and you definitely gave him a card that matched how cute he is! Love your cards and this entire kit.
Catherine Gray says
Love the ombré look of the bandit card. Beautifully done.
Dee Earnshaw says
what a fun new kit – thanks for sharing your samples – so many great ideas to try out now – love the raccoon 🙂
Denise Kasbohm says
How Fun!! Your cards are so adorable.
Verna Angerhofer says
I love the raccoon one. That is so cute and fun!
Beverly Jordan says
Such an adorable Racoon!!!
Kati Caprara says
Gotta love that darling little raccoon!!! Such a cute card! And that modern heart background is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!
barbara lassiter says
This is maybe my favorite kit from Hero Arts, thus far. I love your cards. They are adorable and give great inspiration for using these products! 🙂
Jennifer Archambault says
Love the color and the raccoon! Thanks for sharing!
The raccoon stamps were the first to catch my eye. They are truly adorable! Cute cards!
Great designed cards. Really look forward to seeing your creations.
Beth Merrill says
The raccoon stamp really comes to life when it’s colored. So much cuter than in the package picture. And I love the ombre ink blending And I llove the sparkle embossing!
The Raccoon card is my favorite!
Jennifer Forster says
Really fun ideas! I love the colors on the lovebirds – so pretty – your card makes me think I have to have this set!!
Fun hop! I love the layering rose add-on stamp set in this release.
What wonderful cards! The love birds are gorgeous and I love the heart background in whitel! The raccoon is just adorable!
Donna Ligon says
I love the racoon card! So adorable!
Awwww!!! The raccoon is so cute! I love how the background looks and how it highlights the raccoon. It goes without saying that I love the raccoon! Your technique with his eyes is awesome. I haven’t made any cards with animals on them but when I do I’ll remember your card and everything you did.
Sue D says
I like the sparkly heart background for this cute raccoon.
Great cards. I’m loving that raccoon.
I agree with you, this raccoon is just adorable, as are your cards ! I really love how you played with the colors on the love birds.
Tara Prince says
I just love that raccoon!!
Diane Berry says
New to your blog – loved it – will be back – need to add Hero Arts to my favorites
Marlene Twilley says
Love the use of the various shades to highlight that super adorable raccoon.