December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hero Arts | Ombre New Year Cards. December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Kit (more about the kit, blog hop and giveaway below). I have one card idea to share using this month kit and several cards featuring add-on items.

Hero Arts | December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway). Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS – KIT ONLY

I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my kit, how I wanted to use it, so I decided to do what I always do in cases like this – stamp a background design or pattern. I picked a sentiment stamp for the center of my panel and next arranged images of dandelions around it coming in from the edges of the card framing the sentiment so to speak.

Hero Arts | December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway). Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

I used alcohol marker friendly ink and stamped all images onto white paper. Next, I colored them quickly using Copic markers (G99, G94 and G03; Y35 and Y17; R24, R27 and R39; also C7 and B00). Once coloring was done I adhered this panel onto an A2 white side folding card base and embellished it using sequins from the Champagne sequin mix from Hero Arts.

CARDS DETAILS – KIT ADD ONS

The next two cards both use the main kit as well as an add-on background stamp – Star Light Star Bright and ombre stamping technique.

I love to use my Hero Arts ombre inks for stamping Color Layering images, the ombre ink always gives some additional interest to the image, but I also love the look of ombre on my background. You can’t quite use an ombre ink pad to stamp a full A2 card background, but you can use regular ink pads in that ombre manner.

Hero Arts | Ombre Fairy Tale New Year Cards. December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway). Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

I picked 3 blue ink pads to ink up a blue ombre background for my card – Navy, Summer Sky and Pool. You basically just need 3 ink pads, a light, medium and dark and use them to ink up section of the background stamp overlapping each other. Overlapping is the here as when you overlap you soften that harsh line that you will otherwise have in-between the two colors. So you just need to do that little dance you usually do using your ombre ink pads.

Hero Arts | Ombre Fairy Tale New Year Cards. December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway). Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

To turn my background into a card I stamped a simple sentiment and added a beautiful image of a fairy.

I stamped the fairy in Copic marker friendly ink and once again used my alcohol markers to color it. I didn’t use traditional colors, but instead used blues, especially blue marker for her hair to make her look even more whimsical. Here I used B99, B34, B21, B00 and B000 as well as E00 for her skin. I die cut this image out using a coordinating die and just foam mounted onto my card next to the stamped sentiment. To add some sparkle I use my Tonic Studios shimmer pen and added some shimmer to her dress, wand, hair and wings as well as to the background around her wand.

Hero Arts | Ombre Fairy Tale New Year Cards. December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway). Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

For the purple card I used the same approach, just different colors – I went with Grape Juice, Orchid and Soft Purple. To turn these cards into New Year projects I added “Happy New Year” sentiment from the Peace, Love & Joy stamp set.

Hero Arts | Ombre Fairy Tale New Year Cards. December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway). Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items this month:

My Monthly Hero Kit DECEMBER 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit DECEMBER 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Star Light Star Bright Bold Prints
Hero Arts Star Light Star Bright Bold Prints
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HA
Hero Arts Blowing In The Wind Bold Prints
Hero Arts Blowing In The Wind Bold Prints
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HA
Hero Arts Wish I Might
Hero Arts Wish I Might
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HA
Hero Arts Lucky Star
Hero Arts Lucky Star
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HA
Hero Arts Dream Wish Do
Hero Arts Dream Wish Do
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HA
Hero Arts Wish I May Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Wish I May Stamp & Cut
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HA
Hero Arts Wish I Might Frame Cuts (C)
Hero Arts Wish I Might Frame Cuts (C)
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HA
Hero Arts Dandelion Paper Layering (B)
Hero Arts Dandelion Paper Layering (B)
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HA
Hero Arts Dandelion & Leaves Fancy Die (B)
Hero Arts Dandelion & Leaves Fancy Die (B)
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HA
Hero Arts Fairy Window Fancy Die (F)
Hero Arts Fairy Window Fancy Die (F)
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HA
Hero Arts Lucky Star Frame Cuts (B)
Hero Arts Lucky Star Frame Cuts (B)
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HA
Hero Arts Fairy Queen
Hero Arts Fairy Queen
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HA

BLOG HOP

If you arrived from Nichol Spohr the next stop on this hop is Jennifer McGuire. You can also start over on the Hero Arts blog.

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! The giveaway closes December 9th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

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!

My Monthly Hero Kit DECEMBER 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit DECEMBER 2018
Shop at:
HA
Hero Arts Star Light Star Bright Bold Prints
Hero Arts Star Light Star Bright Bold Prints
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HA
Hero Arts Peace, Love & Joy
Hero Arts Peace, Love & Joy
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Summer Sky
Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Summer Sky
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Hero Arts Pool Ink Pad
Hero Arts Pool Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Orchid
Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Orchid
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Soft Purple Ink Pad
Hero Arts Soft Purple Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Champagne Sequin Mix
Hero Arts Champagne Sequin Mix
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | TS
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC | AZ | TS
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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SSS | AZ

SAVE ME/PIN ME TO PINTEREST

Like this card idea? Be sure to save it to one of your Pinterest boards for future reference!

Hero Arts | Ombre Fairy Tale New Year Cards. December 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway). Handmade cards by Yana Smakula

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80 Comments

    1. I love the card made from the main kit…so beautiful! Can’t wait to receive mine!

    1. I love these cards & your style. it would definitely be fun to win a kit!!

    1. Just gorgeous! I love the ombré backgrounds and the fairy is so whimsical! I’m real excited about winning the kit!

    1. Beautiful cards! Love the magical and delightful characters in this kit.

    1. I love your purple and blue backgrounds on the last two cards. They are so pretty. But I really love your first card. The different placement of the dandelions makes a gorgeous card!

    1. Wonderful cards, love the blue and purple backgrounds. Thanks for sharing you designs.

    1. I usually love your backgrounds but this one is one of my favorites. There’s something about the dandelion motif in this set that is really charming and whimsical. You did so well with it…thanks.

    1. Love the stamped background and the gorgeous colors for the New Year’s cards! Thanks for sharing this video tutorial too!

    1. Goegeous cards as always! I am in awe of your creativity and coloring skills. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love these cards and this kit! So do my daughters! Thank you for creating the YouTube video showing how you made them!

    1. Beautiful ❤ Love all the ideas, the monochrome cards are so clever, I just love them! Thanks for all the tips too, always so inspiring to see you tutorials! xx

    1. Your cards are gorgeous!! I LOVE that one-layer you created with the flowers and little ladybugs!

    1. The background you created on your first card is awesome – love how you do this! Your other cards are great too and this kit is wonderful! Thanks for sharing !

    1. I just love your dandelion card! And your pretty ombre fairy cards are so lovely! Thank you for sharing your creativity and innovation!

    1. Beautiful cards, as always. I really like the one with the dandelions, it’s a creative way to use this stamp set.

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