Monday, December 4, 2017

Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!




Today is the day!  The Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE!

You should have arrived here from the awesome Lydia Fiedler's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!  

Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  



Kit Contents
6 x 8" Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Fancy Window Die
5 ink cubes (Exclusive colors only available in this kit - Sapphire, Teal Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Tiger's Eye)
5.25" x 6.5" Stencil
Assortment of glitter stickers 

The kit value is nearly $80, an amazing deal at $34.99.  Did you know that Hero Arts has a My Monthly Hero Kit Subscription Service?!  Sign up so you never miss a release!

Check out the FABulous December Optional Add-ons:






































Want the ENTIRE OPTIONAL ADD-ON COLLECTION --> HERE
(It's a savings of 10.7%!)

REMEMBER, the MAIN KIT  is GONE!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, December 8th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  

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. (Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner has already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, December 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!


WHEW!  Now onto the projects!  Today I'm sharing a couple cards.  Here's my first card:



This is a combo of the Main Kit (the stars), City Skyline Fancy Die + Magical Nights Messages.  


I love how the sky turned out...messy but not too messy.  I splattered white paint onto it.  The City Skyline is awesome, love the detail work, don't you?

Up next is a clean + simple card that is made exclusively with stamps from December's kit:


Although you can't really tell by my photo, the sand dunes have been quickly watercolored.  The camel has been stamped with Pumpkin Pie Mid-Tone Shadow ink and die cut.  He's been popped up on foam dimensionals.  The camel silhouette images have been masked so that I only included what would 'fit' into my design.

This type of card would be a great masculine card.  

Before you go, I did want to share a project that I made especially for a Countdown to Creativity post:


Yes, it's a large contrast to today's card, isn't it?  That was the main reason I went super clean + simple for today's project.

That's it for me today...I can't wait to hop around and check out how everyone was inspired.  Next up is the awesome Janette Kausen!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:

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65 comments:

Rubeena I. said...

Such cute projects!!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful creations! Beautiful use of dies :) Thank you for sharing with us :)

Mrsfish02 said...

These cards are wonderful. I love the theme of this kit. This month is a complete and awesome surprise. Lots of bang for your buck. Nicely done, thanks for sharing....

judy said...

Lovely and creative cards!!

Gretchen said...

What wonderful cards, I love the fancy die!

NWFlamingo said...

I can't decide what I want to purchase. It is all so wonderful and all the cards are too!

aasheeta said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Leanne in Cali said...

Awesome cards! Thanks so much for sharing with this fun new Hero Arts kit!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the background in the first card.
The camel standing on the dunes is
great.
thanks for sharing.

Karen H said...

Beautiful cards, Amy. Love that camel!

Deb Selby said...

Love both of these cards. I wanted all the add ons as usual but had to choose just some. The skyline was one of them. The minarets remind me of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

PA said...

Unique, Interesting Creative Works of Art. Great skyline.

lritchie said...

Great cards, love the background on the first card! Another great kit from HA!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just stunning! I Love your colors, patterns, designs, and an amazing kit. Love it!

dligon said...

very pretty. Love the backgrounds

Scrap de Marie-Jo said...

Very inspiring cards! The skyline is my favorite. Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards.

Unknown said...

Amy - well that sky is amazing in your first design, then you demonstrate to us crafty followers how to create a simple line card design and finally you used a combination of the two. Can I be in your head for a day some time please. :O)

Denise Kasbohm said...

Love these and how you used the dies. Simple yet such striking cards. :)

Teresa Selby said...

Lovely cards! I am falling in love with this kit! Can't wait to get it. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

amymwz said...

Your cards are amazing! I was just at Lydias blog trying to comment but it keeps getting stuck loading. I think something is wrong with her site. You guys are rocking these samples. So beautiful!

FD91354 said...

Such beautiful card designs. Another winning kit from Hero Arts.. am I surprised :)

Becky Reeder said...

Love them both!

Dawn J said...

I love the cut outs, how versatile and beautiful. Hero Arts did it again.

greenthumb said...

lovely cards

zehra said...

Beautiful cards, so pretty.

Fikreta said...

your cards are so nice!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards!
Love that background
in the first card.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

gorgeous cards with a gorgeous kit

Roberta said...

Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds. Everyone has created stunning cards for this kit. Thank you for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Outstanding!!!!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Love the sky in your first card... Stunning!

Unknown said...

Great projects. Loved themThanks

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the skyline in the first one. So pretty

Robert Wilhelm said...

Great ideas. Can't wait to get the kit

Christine said...

Lovely cards.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!! These are GORGEOUS! LOVING that camel!!!!!!!!

Cristina said...

Beautiful! I love the background in the first card!

Brand6 Duncan said...

Love your gorgeous cards. This kit and add ons are so unique. Your cards are amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit.

Ginny K. said...

AWEsome cards!Love the sky in the skyline card. I'm really liking the came a lot! thanks for sharing. ~Gin K.~

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards! I love the night sky on the first card, it lends to the feeling of mystery!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing..

berokke said...

Very cool ideas! I can't wait for my kit!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. This is such an wonderful kit.

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your cards especially the first one!

Janet D. said...

I love the window card, thanks for the inspiration!

LisaH said...

So gorgeous!! That skyline is so cool! You did a great job with this kit Amy! I love the last card with the window looking out onto the palm tree.

Audrey Pettit said...

This kit is so unique and fun, and I truly adore all your projects! You've showcased such a great range of looks and styles!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards. Love the last card the most

Laura said...

Love your cards. I placed an order this morning, but when I get paid I'm coming back to order the rest of the add ons that I couldn't get today!

Unknown said...

Oh, these are lovely. I think the duochrome camel one is particularly striking, which surprised me, since this kit just screams bold jewel tones to me. So thank you for thinking outside the box, because that helps me do so as well!

Becs Attwood said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

Fabulous scenes. Love the sky on the first one.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! This kit is magical as your awesome cards!!! They're like a fantastic journey in the awesome Far East!!!

Jean said...

Love how you used this kit! So pretty!

Evelyn said...

Thank you for your cards, I really love the first one you made. The background was amazing, love the colors.

D.Ann C said...

What a gorgeous night sky! That skyline die is amazing!! I was looking for the second piece of the die for the foreground, but then I slowly caught on that it was an optical illusion from the genius design of the die... love it!!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply amazing!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with this awesome kit!

Lisa A creations said...

Very interesting cards. This is a very unique new stamp set from Hero Arts.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s such a great set of cards ! margessw@icloud.com

Judie said...

Wow gorgeous and unique creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Andre M. said...

Beautiful designs on all three cards. Love the dark colours of the first card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lee said...

Such awesome work!! I love those simple colors with these dies.

Unknown said...

Love the sky of ur 1st card- hope there is a video to show how you made it.Awesome!!

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

I love these cards, especially the one with the city skyline! Really lovely!