Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts November 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 | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

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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 used the Ornaments background cling stamp from my kit for the main project. This stamp is designed to help you create cute little advent calendars; there’s also a clear stamp set that goes with it and a coordinating die to die-cut little windows for each of the ornaments to make the advent, but I’m not showing that in this video, instead I wanted to focus on how you can use this background stamp on its own without making it into an advent calendar.

I inked it up using the light blue ink, Summer Sky Hybrid ink from Hero Arts and stamped it onto white cardstock panel. I picked the color of ink with the color of Copic markers I had in mind. You can stamp this using any color of Copic marker friendly ink, you just need to have an impression on your paper to give you an idea where to color; we’ll heat emboss over the stamping once coloring is done.

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

I used GB11, BG13 and BG18 markers for my coloring and the idea is to color the ornament shapes to make them appear dimensional. The stamp doesn’t actually provide ornament outlines, the coordinating die does that, because I am using just the stamp alone I wanted to add definition to my ornaments and I’m doing that using coloring.

The coloring here is very simple, just 3 shades and I have my light coming in from the left so all ornaments are darkest on the right and lightest on the left. There are no stamped ornament outlines to follow so I am basically creating those using my markers.

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Once my coloring was done I took my panel back into my MISTI tool, stamped the same image over my coloring but using Versamark ink and gold heat embossed it. The result? Beautiful!

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

I adhered my panel onto an A2 white side folding card base and added simple sentiment from my stash.

CARDS DETAILS – KIT ADD ONS

The other projects I’m sharing here are all made using an add on background stamp and also some older Hero Arts sentiments. I adore this gifts cling background (it will be well used for years to come; and it can be used for Birthday cards, too), it looks like the gifts are doodled and that style goes perfectly well with my latest obsession – coloring using a white pen.

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

I clear, gold, white and gold glitter heat embossed this background on various colors of cardstock (I didn’t use the clear heat embossed card) and used a single pen or brush to color select sections on the background. I recently shared a more detail video about coloring using a single pen or a pencil – watch it HERE if you’d like to learn more.

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

I used my white pen mostly, but also created a gold shimmer brush to color the green one. I used Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic inks + and old empty Tonic Studios Brush and filled it with the gold ink (and some water). This gave me a handy pen to color with!

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

I went with snarky sentiments for these cards, but any messages would work here. I gold heat embossed sentiment on white cardstock strips and foam mounted over my backgrounds to pop them up. Super easy and simple!

Hero Arts | Stationery Style Holiday Cards. November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items this month:

My Monthly Hero Kit November 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit November 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Presents Background
Hero Arts Presents Background
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts DIY Ornament Kit
Hero Arts DIY Ornament Kit
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Snow & Froth Technique Kit
Hero Arts Snow & Froth Technique Kit
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Winter Wreath
Hero Arts Winter Wreath
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Warm Animals
Hero Arts Warm Animals
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts In for the Holidays
Hero Arts In for the Holidays
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Winter Wreath Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Winter Wreath Frame Cuts
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Warm Animals Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Warm Animals Frame Cuts
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Peek-A-Boo Doors Fancy Die
Hero Arts Peek-A-Boo Doors Fancy Die
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts In For the Holidays Frame Cuts
Hero Arts In For the Holidays Frame Cuts
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SSS | HA

BLOG HOP

I’m Yana Smakula and I’m the last stop on this hop, please feel free to go back a stop to Nichol Spohr or start over at the 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 Sunday, November 11th 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 November 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit November 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Presents Background
Hero Arts Presents Background
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Off Beat Holiday Messages
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Off Beat Holiday Messages
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Holiday Labels
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Holiday Labels
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SSS | SC | HA | 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 Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic Inks
Hero Arts Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic Inks
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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 Red Royal Ink Pad
Hero Arts Red Royal 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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SSS | SC | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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SSS
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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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
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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SSS | SC | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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SSS | SC | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker BG18 Teal Blue
Copic Sketch Marker BG18 Teal Blue
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker BG13 Mint Green
Copic Sketch Marker BG13 Mint Green
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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SSS | SC | AZ
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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SSS | 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

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93 Comments

    1. Gorgeous cards and
      love how you colored
      and then embossed
      the ornaments.
      Carla from Utah

    1. Yana, your eye for color is always so impressive! Beautiful work!

    1. Beautiful cards, Yana~ I love how you approach stamps and products slightly differently and come up with beautiful results!

    1. I love how you used both background stamps! I am so excited to try my hand at both types of coloring with them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Wonderful holiday cards. Awesome colors.
      Thanks so much for sharing…

    1. Love each one of your cards Yana! You never disappoint. Thanks for the video & the link which I’m going to watch after I finish this blog hop. This is a wonderful Kit from Hero Arts!

    1. Love your card designs and colors. The gold embossing and turquoise is beautiful. The minimal coloring on the presents background cards is really striking. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Your turquoise and gold card is so beautiful. I love how you shaded the color like the light is coming from the left. TFS!

    1. Absolutely stunning! Your cards and videos are always a great inspiration! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

    1. Love this kit! The advent idea is so unique. Thanks for showing your ideas.

    1. Such beautiful cards! I love how the ornaments looked after your coloured them and added the gold embossing!

    1. Your cards are all stunning! I love the colors you have chosen and the skilled coloring. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    1. spectaculr cards. Love the color for the ornaments.
      the gold really sets them off. the packages are
      darling. thanks for sharing
      txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Your cards look so beautiful! I love how you colored the ornaments and then gold heat embossed the image over your coloring. 🙂

    1. Love love love the ornaments card!!!
      Simply gorgeous! The colors are just perfect. Loved the simplicity of the presents card, I can definitely do that in multiples! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

    1. OH MY GOSH these cards are absolutely gorgeous! I always love to see your latest creations! You never ever disappoint! I am unable to watch your video right now! But tomorrow I am definitely going to! I want to see how you created these amazing cards!

    1. That ornament has such great colors and I really like the way you colored them! And then.. those present cards all look very nice! I like that tip about putting the ink in a water pen with a bit of water.

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