Affiliate links used at now cost to you
Hey everyone. Welcome to the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero for December 2021. You should have arrived here from Channin’s blog. The December My Monthly Hero kit is a reminder that no matter where we live, near or far, in cities or in neighborhoods – through it all we’re here for each other. The kit includes a lively cityscape cling background stamp, a beautiful new cover plate die, and a clear stamp set containing useful messages for welcoming new neighbors, or letting friends and family know you are thinking of them. The images in the clear set have coordinating dies as well. Rounding out the kit is our popular Pitch Black cardstock, ink cubes (perfect for blending a gorgeous sunset) and adorable clothespin embellishments.
• 4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
• 11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Fancy Cover Plate Die (4.25″ x 5.5″)
• City Cling Stamp (6″ x 6″)
• 4 Sheets of Black Cardstock (5.5″ x 8.5″)
• 3 Reactive Ink Cubes (Berry Smoothie, Fruit Punch, Lemon Drop)
• 10 Clothespins
For my card, I blended a quick and easy background using Hero Arts Reactive inks. Next I blended on a small amount of black soot distress oxide ink around the boarder of the card for added depth. Next I splattered the panel with water and Hero Arts Iridescent Shimmer Spray. Once that was dried, I stamped the City cling stamp in clear embossing ink and sprinkled it with Hero Arts White embossing powder.
When stamping the sentiment, I used two of the inks I used for the background to have a gradient ink blend for the sentiment and the little doggy.
Below is a tutorial showing how my card came together. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel.
Here is a bonus card I made using the new Hero Arts Signpost Stamp and Cut XL. This stamp set is so pretty. I love the hanging signs you can create with it. I kept the card very clean and simple by adding just a bit of sunshine behind the sign and adding grass for the sign to sit in.
The die cut truly fills up a card panel nicely.
Next on the hop is Daniel. Don’t forget Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, December 12th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. I’ve also attached the full list of participants in case you get lost along the way.
Jessica Frost Ballas
Robin Marshall Clark