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
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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. I love how you used the ombré inks!
      The colors are perfect for the season 🙂
      Thank you for sharing your talents!

    1. What fun ideas! I love the use of the jar, it echoes so many of the home made snow globe ideas that you see online.

    1. Yikes, what a timesaver! I’ve never tried Ombré inks, but after watching your amazing video I’m off to get them, lol!

    1. Great use of the ombre inks and I love the unexpected colors you chose – I would never have thought to use pink and green for the background, but it looks beautiful!

    1. I love all your cards Yana, they are so beautiful. I am defiantly going to try the ombre ink technique you show in your tutorial, I find ink blending hurts my hands a lot! Thank you for the fantastic inspiration, Ive ordered the kit and can’t wait for it to arrive.

    1. Wow, what wonderful inspiration. Love how you used the jar as another option.

    1. Thanks for sharing your video. I’m feeling very inspired from your cards.

    1. I like how you created an ombre look for those backgrounds. Just perfect for your scenes.

    1. Your cards as always are wonderful, so sad I missed out on this kit. I could just kick myself but unfortunately I was out of the loop for some reason. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration

    1. I’m very impressed by the colors used. I would have never thought of coloring Christmas trees pink or blue but you did an awesome job!

    1. Your cards are wonderful! I especially love how you used the different background colors – especially that pink – so unexpected on a Christmas card and yet so very beautiful!

    1. Wow! Jaw drop! I love the cards you have made here using both traditional and nontraditional colors! You show so beautifully how versatile this wonderful Hero Arts kit stamps and dies are! I am so impressed with the cards you have made and appreciate the inspiration you have shared here. ~Karen M.

    1. Really love the mason jar with the twine around the top and the colours are beautiful- thank you to Hero Arts for this amazing prize –

    1. Love all the variations of your design that you created here; they are each so pretty. What a great and versatile kit!

    1. You are my new hero! I have not had much success at all with ink blending, possibly because I am so impatient! It knocks my socks off to hear someone who does such beautiful work to say that! I love the card in blues, but the other colors are also wonderful, and a delightful surprise. That stamp is pretty amazing. Thanks so much.

    1. Really beautiful cards Yana. Unexpected colours and yet they really work to create stunning cards. Love your composition also.Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    1. So many gorgeous colours… the more I hop the more I wish I hadn’t missed out. Beautiful!

    1. Wonderful cards and inspiration! I love the navy to pool ombre ink combination.

    1. Wow! So many gorgeous cards! I love the ombre and all the little scenes/vignettes you created!

    1. You are so talented! I love all your cards. I love how you used the ombre colored inks in your cards for today! Thanks for sharing.

    1. The cards you made are gorgeous! I’m about to go check out your video on how you made them. I love the colors you’ve used also!

    1. Oh Yana,you are so talented.I think you may be my favorite on this blog hop.I love everything you made,but the jar card,be still my beating heart!! That’s my favorite!I can’t wait to follow you on pinterest and your blog!

    1. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing how you used an Ombre ink land to create your background.

    1. Your cards are beautiful! I love the color choices and that you showed us other HA items we already own (ha ha!) that work well with this month’s kit! I’m so glad to know that I can extend my kit with the things I already have. Thank you for using the actual kit in your projects, as well!

    1. These are wonderful Yana – cannot wait to watch the video later 😉

    1. Love your cards, Yana! gorgeous, as always! I love and used that older stamp set a looooot 🙂 and of course remember all your videos with it – so much inspiration and beauty! thank you so much for sharing!
      Btw, colored+embossed jar – brilliant!!!

    1. AWESOME cards! I love these little critters! and the dies! I also love how you used the jar die! I’m so bummed that I was too late to order the Kit!

    1. I love how it pops out of the snow globe, so very cute, thanks for inspiring us!!!

    1. I love your cards! The snow fall and the colors you used makes me want to go play in the snow. I can’t wait to use the October Hero Arts kit.

    1. Great job on these beautiful cards, Yana! I love your unique and creative color choices. I am always inspired by you. Thanks for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway. This would be a great kit to have!

    1. Love your cards and the ombre colors. Thanks for sharing.

      Linda D.

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