Hero Arts | Fall Foliage Cards. September 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video tutorial. Pattern stamping 3 ways. #yscardmaking #heroarts #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #fallcard #fallcardmaking #autumncard #heroartskit #cardkit #handmadecard

Hero Arts | Fall Foliage Cards. September 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero Kit (more about the kit, blog hop and giveaway below). I have several card ideas to share using this month kit and add-on items. This kit is all about Fall and beautiful Autumn traditions.

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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 started working on my first card using just the kit contents by stamping sentiment, Happy Autumn, in Crimson ink onto white 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ cardstock panel. Next, I used alcohol marker friendly ink and stamped winter cherry images and maple leaves filling in the background and forming a pattern.

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I used Copic markers for some quick and easy coloring. I used the following colors:

  • R89, R27 and R24
  • YR18, YR15 and Y15
  • YG67, YG17 and YG03

Hero Arts | Fall Foliage Cards. September 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video tutorial. Pattern stamping 3 ways. #yscardmaking #heroarts #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #fallcard #fallcardmaking #autumncard #heroartskit #cardkit #handmadecard

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I adhered my colored panel onto an A2 white card base and embellished this card using a little gold glitter enamel heart from my stash.

MY MONTHLY HERO SEPTEMBER 2018 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!

CARDS DETAILS – KIT ADD ONS

For my next card I used Textured Leaves stamp set to stamp the background and a sentiment You Bring Color to my World from the kit. I love to use Hero Arts ombre ink pads with solid images, so here I used 4 different ombre pads to create this background.

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I used Ombre Green, Red, Autumn and Serengeti. All have fabulously rich colors, perfect for Autumn. Unlike my previous card, I overlapped a lot of my stamped images for fallen leaves look.

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I heat embossed sentiment in white onto black paper, trimmed into a banner and foam mounted onto my stamped background which in turn was adhered onto an A2 white card base. Lastly, I added several drops in clear.

My next card idea combines both a background stamp and individual leaf stamp. I first heat embossed Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints background in Gold Glitter embossing powder onto kraft paper.

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Next, using my mini MISTI tool I stamped leaves using ombre Autumn ink pad over the embossed background. I made sure to stamp each leaf multiple times for the best ink transfer and also heat embossed leaf images in Clear embossing powder.

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To create a sentiment I gold heat embossed Autumn Greetings onto kraft paper and foam mounted sentiment strip onto my card (I trimmed my background to 4 x 5 1/4″ and adhered it onto an A2 white card base).

For my last card for today I used same Textured Leaves stamps and emboss resist technique. I clear heat embossed leaf images on kraft paper (I didn’t clean my stamps and therefore ended up having slight ink transfer).

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Next, I used same ombre inks as before but this time blended the ink onto my panel. To create a sentiment I used 2 older sets from Hero – Holiday Messages and Tags and Thanksgiving Table.

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KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items this month:

Hero Arts Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints
Hero Arts Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Textured Leaves
Hero Arts Textured Leaves
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Ink Painting Scene
Hero Arts Ink Painting Scene
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Color Layering Red Panda
Hero Arts Color Layering Red Panda
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Autumn Moon
Hero Arts Autumn Moon
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Autumn Bounty Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Autumn Bounty Stamp & Cut
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Cloudy Moon Fancy Die (C)
Hero Arts Cloudy Moon Fancy Die (C)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Ink Painting Scene Frame Cuts (C)
Hero Arts Ink Painting Scene Frame Cuts (C)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Textured Leaves Frame Cuts (E)
Hero Arts Textured Leaves Frame Cuts (E)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Color Layering Red Panda Frame Cuts (B)
Hero Arts Color Layering Red Panda Frame Cuts (B)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Autumn Moon Frame Cuts (D)
Hero Arts Autumn Moon Frame Cuts (D)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Orange Liquid Watercolor
Hero Arts Orange Liquid Watercolor
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Red Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Red Embossing Powder
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Ornate Floral Stencil 6x6
Hero Arts Ornate Floral Stencil 6×6
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SSS | HA

BLOG HOP

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
Michelle Short
Jenn Shurkus
Yana Smakula – you are here
Nichol Spohr
Julee Tilman

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, September 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!

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit September 2018
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit September 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints
Hero Arts Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Textured Leaves
Hero Arts Textured Leaves
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Autumn Moon
Hero Arts Autumn Moon
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Thanksgiving Table
Hero Arts Thanksgiving Table
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Tags
Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Tags
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Holiday Tags Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Holiday Tags Frame Cuts
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Holiday Tags Stamp+Die Combo
Hero Arts Holiday Tags Stamp+Die Combo
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Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Crimson Hybrid Ink Pad
Hero Arts Crimson Hybrid Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Lime to Forever Green Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Lime to Forever Green Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Autumn Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Autumn Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Serengeti Sunset ink
Hero Arts Ombre Serengeti Sunset ink
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | SC | AZ | WF
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
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SSS | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YR15 Pumpkin Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YR15 Pumpkin Yellow
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker YR18 Sanguine
Copic Sketch Marker YR18 Sanguine
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R89 Dark Red
Copic Sketch Marker R89 Dark Red
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ

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111 Comments

    1. Welcome home.. Your backgrounds are stunning. The gorgeous warm colors of fall are absolutely beautiful and you captured them so realistically in your cards.

      Yes, yes.. please continue to add bits and pieces of your life outside of stamping. It makes me feel like I know you and that is amazing. Your vacation photos are amazing.

    1. Beautiful cards Yana. It was interesting to see how the red inked sentiment came to look perfect as the coloring-in took place. Thanks for sharing, as always.

    1. These are stunning cards Yana and with this kit I can see SO much potential especially for making masculine cards. LOL The leaves are really perfect for that ANY time of year, IMHO.
      I always learn so much from your videos. You are an amazing teacher.

    1. Thanks for all of the inspiration with your fabulous unique, original fall cards- I especially like the use of the gold embossing of the leaves!

    1. As always you blew it out of the park with your backgrounds…love them! I also love hearing about your life’s adventures. Keep it up for those of us who can’t travel anymore it opens the world up for us.

    1. I love your cards and I do enjoy hearing about your life. I had been to Athens a couple of years ago and it was great to see pictures of some of what I had seen. Thanks

    1. You always create such beautiful cards! Love the patterns you created with this great new kit and the addons, especially with the new leaf stamps. I love fall leaves and three backgrounds you created with these new leaf stamps are fantastic. Really put me in the mood for creating some fall cards. Thanks!

    1. Wow!!! Fabulous cards!! Love so much your wonderful colouring technique!!!

    1. Beautiful!!! Love the use of the ombre – I think I want these! Thank you for the tutorial as well. Can’t wait to try

    1. Your cards make me want this kit and the painted leaves stamp set! I definitely enjoy hearing bits about your personal life, your trip sounds like it was fun!

    1. Love all the variety you created for your backgrounds, each with a different look and feel, all very beautiful! It’s fun to hear about your life adventures… thanks for sharing.

    1. Yana I just love all four of your card ideas. I enjoy watching you daily and always learn something new even though I have been stamping for years. You always show “other” ways to use products. Thanks for sharing…. and YES… we love to see some personal details too. Your vacation looked amazing! Hugs

    1. Your cards are stunning! Especially love the gold embossed background and the stamped leaves clear embossed over top! Thanks for sharing!

    1. More gorgeous backgrounds, Yana. This is a wonderful kit with so many possibilities, and your cards are beautiful.

    1. Your cards are just gorgeous – love the Fall colors and amazing designs:)

    1. Beautiful cards with different techniques. Your vacation with your moms sounded great. I always enjoy your videos.

    1. Love your gorgeous cards. The backgrounds are awesome!
      Thanks for sharing…

    1. Hi Ya na
      Your cards are lovely….really like how you show us some of your holiday….

    1. Beautiful cards.
      Love the single layers.
      The coloring is fantastic.
      thanks for sharing
      txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. I love your cards and your tutorials! Always so pretty. Yes, I like hearing about your life. I love to hear what’s going on and learning about new places, etc. Thank you!

    1. These are beautiful cards and thanks for the video showing how you created them.

    1. Once again you have created some gorgeous custom patterned backgrounds. Your patterned creations are always so stunning and you are one of the best at it!! I always enjoy your video tutorials and I love hearing little snippets about you and your life outside of making cards and paper crafting.

    1. I find patterned stamping very challenging so thank you for the video to teach how you do it. I love all your cards but the last one is my favorite. I just love Fall colors.

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