Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop – Snow Globe Ombre Cards

Hello all and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of October My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts (more about the kit and blog hop below).

We are entering the Holiday Season and crazy holiday cardmaking time and this kit is simply perfect for this! Beautiful snow globes, city scapes, adorable little critters – the list can go on an on! I am always a fan of sets with lots of small elements that I can use to “build” whatever I want. This kit is a definite winner in my book. If you are like me – you’ll love it too!

Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards

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I paired this month kit with a few other products from Hero Arts to create lots of quick and easy snow globe cards to send to friends this Holiday season. If you’ve been a subscriber of mine for a long time you might remember this video where I shared a simple way to create faux ink blended background using a stamp and ombre ink pad.

I went back to this idea and concept and combined it with the snow globes for a unique look. I started by stamping a bunch of backgrounds using two stamps – Winter Tree Scene and Snowy Scene and various colors of ombre ink from Hero Arts (I’m linking to all colors I used below). I also die cut a snow globe card front for each out of white or fog cardstock.

I knew I wanted to add a little Christmas tree, a lamp post and a bench to each of my cards, so I stamped a number of those using coordinating colors of ink. For the lamp posts and benches I used either brown ombre or black ombre.

Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards

I also used one of Hero Arts older stamp sets, Winter Scene, and stamped a tree, a house and a deer to also use on my projects.

I turned only one of those cards into a shaker as shakers are a bit time consuming to make and I didn’t have a lot of time to make these cards. All other projects and simple window cards – some open up so that the stamped ombre background is on the inside, others have everything clustered on the front of the card.

Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards

I also used a few other coordinating dies to create snow globe-like shapes for my cards. A jar from the Winter Scene stamp set came in very handy and added a fun twist to the same card idea:

Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards

Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards

Here’s another card featuring the jar die, this time I used it not to create a window, but as a separate element to house a little scene:

Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards

Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards Hero Arts | October My Monthly Hero Blog Hop - Snow Globe Ombre Cards

I kept my cards very simple – I only added a bit of red and white bakers twine to the lamp post to imitate a holiday wreath. You can also add glitter using a glitter pen, adhere sequins and gems. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating snow globes on paper using stamps!

MY MONTHLY HERO OCTOBER 2016 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!

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The kit contains: 4″x6″ clear stamp set; dies for creating a snowglobe, snowdrifts and other background elements; seven coordinating Frame Cuts dies to match the stamp set; three pigment ink cubes in White, Silver and Baby Blue; Eight White Cards and Envelopes; Polar White Flower Soft; Buttons Galore Shaker Mix; Acetate Sheets in 4″x4.5″ (7) and 4″x6″ (1) for creating a shaker card; Light Blue Gemstones.

The kit value is over $60, and Hero Arts is selling this one at $34.99.

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

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are three optional add-on items:

Hero Arts October 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts October 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
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Hero Arts Holiday Cheer CM119
Hero Arts Holiday Cheer CM119
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Hero Arts Winter Time Fun CM120
Hero Arts Winter Time Fun CM120
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Hero Arts Skylines Fancy Dies (D) DI328
Hero Arts Skylines Fancy Dies (D) DI328
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Hero Arts Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies (C) DI329
Hero Arts Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies (C) DI329
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Hero Arts Circle Confetti Fancy Die (F) DI330
Hero Arts Circle Confetti Fancy Die (F) DI330
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Hero Arts Star Confetti Fancy Die (F) DI331
Hero Arts Star Confetti Fancy Die (F) DI331
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Hero Arts Holiday Cheer Frame Cuts (D) DI332
Hero Arts Holiday Cheer Frame Cuts (D) DI332
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Hero Arts Winter Time Fun Frame Cuts (E) DI333
Hero Arts Winter Time Fun Frame Cuts (E) DI333
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HOP ALONG WITH US!

The Hero Arts Blog
Alice Wertz
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kathy Racoosin
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Virginia Lu
Yana Smakula – you are here!
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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!

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 October 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts October 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
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Hero Arts Snowy Scene Rubber Stamp K6100
Hero Arts Snowy Scene Rubber Stamp K6100
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Winter Tree Scene K5978
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Winter Tree Scene K5978
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Hero Arts Winter Scene Stamp Set CL896
Hero Arts Winter Scene Stamp Set CL896
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Hero Arts Winter Scene Frame Cuts Dies DI148
Hero Arts Winter Scene Frame Cuts Dies DI148
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Hero Arts Light to Dark Purple Ombre AF313
Hero Arts Light to Dark Purple Ombre AF313
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Hero Arts Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Pool To Navy Ink AF308
Hero Arts Ombre Pool To Navy Ink AF308
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Hero Arts Ombre Mint To Green AF310
Hero Arts Ombre Mint To Green AF310
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Hero Arts Ombre Lime to Forever Green Ink Pad Af320
Hero Arts Ombre Lime to Forever Green Ink Pad Af320
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Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Peach Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Peach Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Gray to Black Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Gray to Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3d 217 White Foam Squares Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3d 217 White Foam Squares Adhesive
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May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
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A FEW OTHER CARD IDEAS

Before I go, I wanted to share a few other card ideas I have on my blog using similar stamps, click the image to go that blog post:

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts Ombre Background stamping. Video Hero Arts | Ombre Heat Embossing - Holiday Cards. Video Hero Arts Its a winter wonderland! by Yana Smakula

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227 Comments

    1. Just stunning Yana! I love every single color combo, really gorgeous. I’ve definitely learned from you to not be afraid of color, go out of my comfort box. This look like a very versatile kit, a must have for the holidays.Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

    1. What a wonderful array of inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Yana, Your cards are wonderful! I love all the ombre colors, especially the deep purple & the aqua. Unexpected & awesome!

    1. Love all your gorgeous scene cards! Fabulous colors and details! I’d be so excited if one of these beautiful creations landed in my mailbox!

    1. loe your different color backgrounds , very unique way to do alot of cards!!! great ideas!!!

    1. Beautiful cards! Love your faux ink blended technique. You did such a great job showing how to do it in your video that I’m definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Wow, these cards are stunning and elegant. Love the non-traditional colors too!

    1. I always love your color choices and these cards do not disappoint! They are absolutely brilliant! Thank you for all the inspiration!

    1. You have created a lot of diversity using non-traditional Christmas colors on your cards.

    1. Your cards are simply stunning! I love all the possibilities with the scene building stamps.

    1. You always make amazing cards!! I absolutely love every single one of them!! The backgrounds are perfect!!

    1. I love all your cards Yana especially the purple one. So so pretty. Tfs

    1. So many gorgeous cards. Love the colours you have used, with the little pops of a contrasting colour. Stunning, stunning, stunning.

    1. Love your cards. I am getting so excited to get my hands on this kit.

    1. These are stunning! I just love the colors 🙂
      Can’t wait to get this kit!

    1. Absolutely love your color choices with this kit! The various ombre backgrounds are amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Love your cards – the background are so beautifully soft and really make the cards POP:)

    1. Wow wow wow, stunning card designs. The colors on each are so striking, love them!!!!

    1. I wouldn’t have thought to use pink, but it really works. Lovely cards.

    1. I love what you did with this new kit. The snow globe backgrounds are beautiful.

    1. Lovely! I really liked how you made multiples! Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

    1. Fantastic cards Yana. Love the scenes with those sweet images. The circle backdrop looks perfect. That kit (and the adds-on) is awesome.

    1. Gorgeous!! Love the backgrounds. I have got to figure out how to do that!! Love every single thing about these cards!

    1. Everything is just too gorgeous for words! I love the pink – so unexpected. And the purple, too – my favorite color.

    1. Such a beautiful use of non traditional Christmas colors in these gloves. Your little scenes are packed with such detail and warmth. Well done!

    1. Oh my! I absolutely love your cards! Love the colors! Love the layering! Love all of the sciences you created! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

    1. These are awesome cards from this kit (no wonder it is sold out). Love your use of different colors and the cute scenes you created.

    1. Which one is my favorite? I can’t decide! I love them ALL! Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity with us!

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