Hero Arts | Greetings From The North Pole Christmas Village Card by Yana Smakula

Hero Arts | Greetings From The North Pole. October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero Kit (more about the kit, blog hop and giveaway below).

Every few month there comes a kit that I simply adore. I loved the Safari kit this Summer (I’m sure you all did too) and now I’m loving this one – I’m a sucker for tiny Christmas houses and villages so this kit quickly became a favorite of mine. If you’ve been following me for more than a year, you might remember this card, Big City, I shared last year – it actually inspired the project I am sharing today.

Hero Arts | Greetings From The North Pole Christmas Village Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my project by creating a scene with my stamps. I picked the images I wanted to use, arranged them on the front of my card and stamped using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I love the mountain stamp – I stamped it several times creating a horizon line for my village.

Hero Arts | Greetings From The North Pole Christmas Village Card by Yana Smakula

I also stamped the houses as well as the tower and the sleight with the gifts onto white cardstock and cut them out with the help of coordinating dies. My choice of images was somewhat dictated by the coordinating dies, I planned my scene so that I was able to cut certain images out for my project and layer them.

Hero Arts | Greetings From The North Pole Christmas Village Card by Yana Smakula

I used my Copics to color both the die cuts and the stamped scene on my panel. I didn’t do any fancy coloring, but went with simple 2 or 3 color coloring for my sky, mountains, houses and sleight (I’m listing exact colors of Copic markers I used below in my Supplies section).

Once my coloring was done I foam mounted die cuts onto the main panel and adhered the panel onto an A2 side folding card base. My panel was cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/4″ and so I also added a thin strip of red cardstock off to the left hand side. I used Stickles in Frosted Lace from my stash and added “glitter snow” details onto some of the white areas on my images.

Hero Arts | Greetings From The North Pole Christmas Village Card by Yana Smakula

MY MONTHLY HERO OCTOBER 2017 KIT

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. If you love it – better grab it now!

You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items:

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2017 Kit
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2017 Kit
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HA
Hero Arts Santa
Hero Arts Santa’s Door Accessories
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Nice Elves Stamp Set
Hero Arts Nice Elves Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Naughty Elves Stamp Set
Hero Arts Naughty Elves Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Irreverent Elf Messages
Hero Arts Irreverent Elf Messages
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Cut
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Winter Heart Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Winter Heart Stamp & Cut
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts North Pole Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts North Pole Stamp & Cut
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Santa
Hero Arts Santa’s Door Accessories Frame Cuts
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Nice Elves Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Nice Elves Frame Cuts
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Naughty Elves Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Naughty Elves Frame Cuts
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Three Happy Elves Stamp
Hero Arts Three Happy Elves Stamp
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HA | SSS

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The Hero Arts Blog
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Jessica Frost-Ballas
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Libby Hickson

GIVEAWAY!

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 so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! Giveaway closes Sunday, October 1st at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2017 Kit
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2017 Kit
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HA
Hero Arts Nice Elves Stamp Set
Hero Arts Nice Elves Stamp Set
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HA | SSS
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Schoolhouse Red
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Schoolhouse Red
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SSS
Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue
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SSS | SC
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ

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237 Comments

    1. Such a lovely scene with this great stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Another beautiful card. Your card layouts are always so well thought out.

    1. I love the scenes that you can build with this kit, such a fun card!

    1. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! Love this amazing kit.

    1. Love all the dimension and the lovely scene! Thanks for sharing Yana!

    1. I love how you used the mountain stamp to make your background!

    1. Always love your cards, Yana. I can’t wait to use the mountain stamp for a similar background. Great techniques and HA is awesome. Thanks to all!

    1. Yana!!! I truly enjoy how you blend your colors just to get the right hue. Great design and always do inspiring!

    1. Love this! Great card and so creative. This kit looks like it’s so much fun.

    1. I think this October 2017 kit is just fabulous. I absolutely love how everything works well together. One great Christmas kit!!!

    1. I almost signed up for the kit last month so it would have started with this month……I so wish I had. I think this is my favorite one so far.

    1. I am blown away by all the ideas with this kit and at the same time so disappointed I missed out on ordering it, sold out within a couple of hours 🙁 Loving this blog hop and discovering new artists.

    1. Yana, such a cute, cute card! I love the red and green together on the lighter background! Can’t wait for this kit!

    1. This kit is amazing. All the cards and other tiny items made with it just blow my mind away.

    1. I absolutely love your example! Beautiful! You should definitely be proud that your ability… I am also impressed with the photography… I find taking a good picture of my cards particularly difficult. I tend to avoid it at all costs, since I’m learning how to take better pics, and once I do, I’ll be taking pictures of my cards again… But, this card is gorgeous… I really like how your shading turned out, and the way the tiny town is laid out!!! Too cute, and the sleigh on the tracks… So adorable!!! Great job!!! Oh, please put my name in the giveaway, I really want to win and make a card like yours! Happy card making , and happy make a card day!!!

    1. So many options with that kit. And, the add ons, too! Your card is lovely. Thanks

    1. This kit is amazing! I’m sad i missed out, it would have been the perfect set coming up to Christmas.

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