Monday, October 3, 2016

My Monthly Hero Kit October 2016

I am so honored to be hopping along with some crazy talented card makers today sharing the latest kit from Hero Arts! My Monthly Hero is a kit packed with goodies to make amazing cards and this month, its packed with shaker card awesomeness! This is a limited edition kit, so when its gone, its gone! You can purchase the kit by clicking here: My Monthly Hero October 2016.

The kit contains:
► A 4"x6" clear stamp set
► Dies for creating a snowglobe, snowdrifts and other background elements
► Seven coordinating Frame Cuts dies to match the stamp set
► Three pigment ink cubes in White, Silver and Baby Blue
► Eight White Cards and Envelopes
► Polar White Flower Soft
► Buttons Galore Shaker Mix
► Acetate Sheets in 4"x4.5" (7) and 4"x6" (1) for creating a shaker card
► Light Blue Gemstones

The kit includes dies to create snow globes. How perfect for Christmas cards! I began by cutting my light blue card stock with the globe top. To create the starry background, I used an add-on die to create a stencil by die cutting card stock with Star Confetti Fancy Die. Once the paper was cut, I was able to ink through it with a mini ink blending tool. Its a great way to stretch the use of your dies!

Behind the globe, on my card base, I inked a dark blue background, to create a night sky. The snow falling was created by stamping white pigment ink with the snow image from the My Monthly Hero stamp set.

I backed the entire panel with acetate then added foam adhesive around the opening and along the sides, knowing that I would be making a shaker card. (The foam adhesive around the opening is to create a well for the shaker items to move freely, and to stay inside the card. Its also added to the sides of the panel, to keep the top layer of card stock propped up without bending.)

To create the landscape, I used Snowdrifts Fancy Dies. This set of three dies is another add-on that can be purchased to coordinate with the kit. I love the layers of trees, trees and a house, and trees, a house and a little snowman! (Look very closely to find him.) I cut each of the die images from a piece of card stock. Keep in mind that these dies are unique in that they only cut the top of the image. Reason being that they allow you to control the length of the image. You could use these as the top of a card stock panel on your card, without the globe! So clever. (and wait, off to make a card with just that...)

I colored the tops of the scenery with Distress Markers and staggered the layers. Once I was happy with the placement, I adhered those layers to the card base. I poured some of the sequin seed bead mix onto my scenery. The top layer of the card was fastened over the top. To finish off the card, I added the base of the snow globe, colored with Copics and stamped with a sentiment. A bow was added also. And my absolute favorite part of the card is the Santa and his reindeer image! What is more magical than that?!

For this card, I went much simpler. This card would be easy to mass produce for your Christmas cards this season! To start off, I embossed a panel of white card stock with Circle Confetti Fancy Die. Yep, you read that correctly, I embossed with a die! I placed my card stock onto the die (cut edges up), topped that with an embossing pad, then passed it through my manual die cutting machine. How cool is that?! Then I die cut the same globe circle from the panel. Acetate and foam were added to the back of this panel, to make another shaker card.

For the inside layers, I used the scenery dies from the My Monthly Hero kit. They work the same as the add-on dies, but simpler in look. I cut the trees from a green card stock and a snowbank from light blue card stock. Those layers were trimmed to size and adhered to the dark blue card base. A sentiment was heat embossed in white on the card base. The sequin and bead mix were poured over the scene and finally, the top layer was adhered.

Using the third snowbank in the set of dies from the kit, piece of card stock that had double-sided adhesive on it was die cut. Once I cut it, I removed the backing, exposed the adhesive, and then poured glitter over the entire surface. It makes for a beautiful, snowy, and sparkly addition! It was adhered in front of the globe opening, along with a few more sequins.

Check out what these amazing ladies did with the kit:

What is a blog hop without a chance to win?! Here is your chance to win the My Monthly Hero Kit for October 2016! Leave a comment on my blog and all the others. One lucky commenter will win! Good luck!

thanks for stopping by!



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Unknown said...

Okay, everyone is making shaker cards except me! What is up with that, anyway? LOL I've never made one before but I am going to make one soon. Your snow globe is so pretty and so festive! I want to live in there! How much is the rent on those houses? LOL I love both cards and I am so glad I got to see them.

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