Good afternoon! Today is release day for the December My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts and I’m sharing two projects using the kit and add-ons! This charming kit is now available for purchase at Hero Arts; but remember, once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good so make sure to head over and shop soon! And don’t forget that you can subscribe to the kits so that you never have to worry about missing one!
The December kit contains:
- 4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
- 11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
- Fancy Cover Plate Die (4.25″ x 5.5″)
- City Cling Stamp (6″ x 6″)
- 4 Sheets of Black Cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″)
- 3 Reactive Ink Cubes (Berry Smoothie, Fruit Punch, Lemon Drop)
- 10 Clothespins
I decided to use a rainbow of reactive inks two ways to show their versatility! My first project uses them with simple ink-blending!
First I stamped the cling stamp from the kit onto a panel of white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I blended taffy, fruit punch, creamsicle, lemon drop, key lime fizz, pool party, splash, and thistle onto the panel.
I added a panel of vellum to soften the design and then die-cut the kit coverplate die from black cardstock. I adhered that to the vellum and then added a sentiment. Finally I added yellow enamel dots to create the string lights to add a little pop of color and dimension to my card!
For my second card I stamped the Geometric City bold prints onto a panel of watercolor paper with embossing ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I smooshed the same reactive inks onto a craft mat, spritzed them with water and shimmer spray, and dipped my panel into the inks. I repeated the smooshing a few times until I got a softly blended rainbow and then set it aside to dry completely.
While it was drying I stamped a sentiment from the City Park Heroscape set with embossing ink and heat-embossed it on black cardstock with white embossing powder. I trimmed it to a thin label and adhered it to the smooshed panel with foam tape and a tangle of black thread. I finished the card with a few enamel dots!
And that’s it for me! Head over and pick up your December My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons today before the kit sells out! And, as always, thank you so much for shopping via my links! I greatly appreciate your continued support!
To celebrate the kit release Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card 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! Please comment before 11:59PM EST on Sunday, December 12th! You should have arrived from Ilina and Lydia is your next stop!
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Dee Earnshaw says
gorgeous cards – LOVE the background glow on the first card
Sharon Gullikson says
What a good idea for the background—I really like the first one.
Lieve S says
Two great cards !
I love the detail of the yellow enamel dots on the first card !
Aisha Roberts says
I’m in love with the geometric city background stamp. I can’t wait to get my hands it. Love your cards so much
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous backgrounds! What a fun kit!
Love your cards, Jessica… I saw another by you w/ the kitties prominently featured. You’re super-talented. TFS – Love those enamel dots to look like bright yellow lights.
Lori S in PA
Myla A says
Love that first card, lovely ink blending and such detail especially the yellow lights! Thanks for the inspiration!
Denise Bryant says
Love the scene and colors! Beautiful cards!
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards! Love your colorful backgrounds…
Thanks for sharing.
Barbara Moore says
Beautiful cards. Love the little yellow dots on light string.
Marisela Delgado says
Carol Wortman says
I never get tired of your beautiful blending.
Creative cards with this fun new set! Thanks for the inspiration.
Nice soft colors and good use with the vellum. Thanks for the good info and for sharing!
Cat L says
WOW! I love that geometric city Good Luck card! Gorgeous!
The added yellow enamel dots are wonderful.
Alexandra Young says
Wow! That ink smooshed background is so stunning!!!
Love the theme of this kit! Your cards are both beautiful!
Amy Cooley says
Your two cards are so pretty! This month’s kit is so unique and fun.
Love the colors you chose for the city background!
nancy f says
Lauryne Cunningham says
Love these colorful backgrounds! So pretty!
Debbie Frank says
Well, the geometric city background is fun!
Sue D says
Love the backgrounds on your cards.