Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero January 2020 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to this month’s My Monthly Hero Blog Hop! Today, I’m featuring the January Word Fancy Die as well as the Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink (included in the Main Kit). The ink/paint is thick and can be watered down to paint with, but I decided to ink-smoosh for a fun background.

I placed some ink on my glass mat, then added water to mix. Then I used my Bristol Smooth cardstock to smoosh over the ink, drying with my heat tool after each smoosh. I did this 4-5 times. The panel was a little warped after all the smooshing and heating – to fix this, I ran my panel through a laminator. Have you ever done that? I thought it was genius when I read someone else had done this – I believe it was Vicki Boutin!

I love the organic look that ink-smooshing gives – almost like alcohol ink in the ribbons it creates when drying. To give it more interest, I also splattered the panel with white paint.

While my panel dried, I die-cut the word January 4 times – 3 in white and one in white glitter cardstock. I stacked them to give to give some height to the word before adhering it to my ink-smooshed panel.

Kit Contents:
4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
14 Coordinating Fancy Dies
8 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Cardstock (Gold Breeze, Kraft, Fireweed, Rose)
Pink Sparkle Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink
2 Yards Pink Satin Ribbon

Kit Value: $76
Kit Cost: $34.99


Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky commenter, picked randomly from comments left across the hop.


Hero Arts
Amy Kolling
Amy Tsuruta
Caly Person
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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HA My Monthly Hero January 2020
HA My Monthly Hero January 2020
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
HA Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded Cards
HA Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded Cards
SSS White Glitter Cardstock
SSS White Glitter Cardstock
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
TH Glass Media Mat
TH Glass Media Mat

91 thoughts on “Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero January 2020 Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. I’m so glad you explained the ink! I was wondering how to use it! Also, the laminator idea is genius! The ink doesn’t heat up and get in the laminator does it??? Thank you!

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  2. That blue/teal color is gorgeous, the January just bursts off the card. Such an elegant design and so pretty. Thank you for sharing your creation.


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