Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – September 2018 Kit

Hello Friends!

I’m excited to be a art of this month’s My Monthly Hero (MMH) Blog Hop!  If you’ve come here from Emily Midgett’s blog, you’re in the right place!  The September MMH Kit is filled with Asian inspiration and really hits close to home for me.  These images remind me of the lantern festival that we celebrate every fall (probably inspired by it, but I can’t confirm) – a lot like Thanksgiving in North America.  It’s a time to celebrate the harvest, give thanks, gather, and give prayer for the next year’s blessings.

HA MMH September 2018

The first card I created uses the Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints background stamp.  I stamped the image with Versamark Ink on some light brown paper to mimic old Chinese wallpaper – I had this vision in my head and was hoping I could create it.

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I colored the images using Copic markers after stamping them with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images and set them aside to work on the background.  I used an oval die to cut out a window and ink sponged Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks on the card base behind it.  I thought it was a little bright, so I added vellum to soften the color.

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I adhered the window panel to the card base and added my colored images.  I stamped the sentiment on the vellum using StazOn Black ink because it’s great for non-porous surfaces.  A few sequins completed this first card.

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On my second card, I used the large oval die and cut a window on black cardstock.  For the base, I used some blue Arteza markers (Artic Blue and True Blue), and smooshed it on a panel of Bristol Vellum cardstock.  I did this by apply color and water to a color block and smooshing it directly over the wet panel.  I find I get more control doing it this way.

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I stamped and colored two branches and lanterns from the Autumn Moon set using Copic markers and arranged them on the watercolored panel.  Once I was happy with the arrangement, I propped up the images using 3M Foam Tape and also propped up the black frame.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the watercolored panel and added sequins to finish the card.

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When I was done, I decided to add shimmer to the lanterns and on a whim…I decided to cover the entire black frame with it.   It ended up looking OK – so no regrets!

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Copic Colors used on cards:  E50, E53, E31, #33, Y28, R14, R24, R39, R22, RV13, RV25, Y15, G02, G05, YG61, YG63.

I hope you enjoyed these cards! The main kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, September 7th.  You can also subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

I appreciate you stopping by today!  Please continue on the blog hop for more MMH Inspiration for the September 2018 Kit!


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, September 9th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.


BLOG HOP LIST:

The Hero Arts Blog

Ilina Crouse

Lydia Fiedler

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Libby Hickson

Janette Kausen

Amy Kolling

Kelly Latevola

Jennifer McGuire

Emily Midgett

Caly Person ← YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Short

Jenn Shurkus

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Julee Tilman


Have a wonderful day!

XOXO,
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SUPPLIES:

*NOTE: To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, HA for Hero Arts, etc.). Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support!

HA My Monthly Hero September 2018
HA My Monthly Hero September 2018
HA Autumn Moon
HA Autumn Moon
HA Autumn Moon Frame Cuts
HA Autumn Moon Frame Cuts
HA Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints
HA Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints
HA Red Embossing Powder
HA Red Embossing Powder

Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot Express
SSS | SBC | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 4
EH | HMSB | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
EH | HMSB | SSS
EH Ebony Black Cardstock
EH Ebony Black Cardstock
EH Vellum Cardstock
EH Vellum Cardstock
Strathmore Bristol Vellum
Strathmore Bristol Vellum
EH | AMZN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
HMSB | EH | SSS
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 ct
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 ct
Arteza | AMZN
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
HMSB | EH | SSS
3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
EK Success Retractable Knife
EK Success Retractable Knife
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
HMSB | EH | SSS
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Mix
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Mix

68 thoughts on “Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – September 2018 Kit

  1. Your shimmer whim was a great addition to your lanterns. I love the use of the red on the background stamp. Makes the whole card pop. Thanks for your ideas. This months kit is amazing!

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