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Monday, January 7, 2019

January My Monthly Hero Release

It's time for the January My Monthly Hero kit! This release is so much fun - it's great for Valentine's, but the Francophile and Tour de France junkie in me loves how French the main kit looks, and there are BIKES!! Yay! Here's the main kit:


For my post today, I played with a couple add-on products, and made a card that actually isn't very French-looking at all! But I also am head over heels for this adorable Bursting with Love Bold Prints background!


I just did a quick watercolor using various shades of red and pool blue from my Daniel Smith watercolors, after stamping the background in black. It's not a very precise job at all. I'm a big fan of this imperfect, almost comic-book look sometimes.


I stamped the message from You Are Loved Flourish Messages on vellum, and carefully heat embossed in black. The message was stapled to a strip of white cardstock, then adhered to the card with foam tape.

As every month, there's a fun blog hop to help with inspiration for this release. Be sure to comment on all stops along the way for a chance to win a free kit! Stop by the Hero Arts blog for full details!

The Hero Arts Blog
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Yana Smakula
Amy Kolling
Debi Adams
Emily Loggans
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Here's a look at all of the products included in this release in addition to the extra products I used. Affiliate links are used on this blog, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting me, and clicking on my links to shop!
January 2019 My Monthly Hero
January 2019 My Monthly Hero
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Hero
Get Them All Add-Ons
Get Them All Add-Ons
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Hero
Bursting with Love Bold Prints
Bursting with Love Bold Prints
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Hero
You Are Loved Flourish Messages
You Are Loved Flourish Messages
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Hero
Hearts & Flowers Bold Prints
Hearts & Flowers Bold Prints
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Hero
Color Layering Waffles
Color Layering Waffles
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Hero
Color Layering Waffles Frame Cuts
Color Layering Waffles Frame Cuts
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Hero
Gal Pal Brunch
Gal Pal Brunch
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Hero
Gal Pal Brunch Frame Cuts
Gal Pal Brunch Frame Cuts
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Hero
All My Love Decorative Hearts
All My Love Decorative Hearts
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Hero
Bicycle With Basket Fancy Die
Bicycle With Basket Fancy Die
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Hero
Classic Vellum Layering Paper
Classic Vellum Layering Paper
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Hero
Black Detail Embossing Powder
Black Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero
VersaMark Ink
VersaMark Ink
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Hero
Heat Tool
Heat Tool
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Hero
Intense Black Ink
Intense Black Ink
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Hero

91 comments:

  1. Love the card! and the french are known for "love" so yeah; very French in a roundabout way! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. You made this bold print stamped image so lively and bubbly! And I love how the sentiment is delivered!

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  3. Fun card Libby.
    Looking forward to try one like it.

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  4. This card is lovely, and I enjoyed seeing the background stamp as a focal point instead of hidden behind other images. Beautiful!

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  5. Fabulous heart background and gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration. Loving this kit more and more.

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  6. Such a wonderful watercolored background and elegant card, Libby. Really highlights how versatile the background stamp can be! TFS!

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  7. This card is beautiful; the imperfect look is great !
    Thank you for sharing your talent !

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  8. Thank you Libby for this sweet card sample....so pretty. I am loving this new upcoming kit...can’t wait to get it. Happy New Year Hugs!!!

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  9. I was thinking about getting the heart stamp add-on and I am so glad to see that you made your card with that stamp. Thank you!

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  10. The hearts look really sweet. Nice card--nice use of a background stamp.

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  11. Cute card. Looking forward to making my valentine cards.

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  12. I love making cards and yours is pretty sweet I'm new to card making and I think I could make some of these as your explanation is very good. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  13. So sweet! Love your watercolouring!

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  14. Darling card, Libby! This kit totally reminded me of you, so I started with a purple bike and ended up with purple everything!

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  15. I was trying to resist this kit but after seeing all of the amazing creations by you talented artists, I had to have it.

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  16. Great simple card! This whole set is so much fun! I can't wait to get it! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love this card Libby - it certainly packs a punch with that simple sentiment over the busy (and gorgeous) background
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. Your card is so sweet. Lovely job! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

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  20. I love this kit so much, all of the cards and examples have been so lovely and this kit really can be used in so many ways.

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  21. This is sooo cute. Thanks for sharing

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  22. I love hearts! Beautiful card and watercoloring!

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  23. Love this new release and your card has showcased everything so beautifully!

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  24. Love the background stamp you used to create your card. Hearts are one of my favorite things to design cards with. They add a real human touch. I love the Hero Arts January card release and am thankful for the opportunity to win one.

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  25. Great use of that wonderful background as a focus! Super card, Libby! Thanks so much for the all the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win!

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  26. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us. I am so loving this latest kit.

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  27. Your card is adorable! I love the perfectly imperfect stamping. Great job!

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  28. Very good idea to watercolor the little hearts from the stamp! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Lovely card using this fabulous kit!

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  30. I love that you did a different kind of card. It's wonderful!

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  31. Thanks for sharing! Love your card with the watercolors!

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  32. Beautiful card! Love the background you created!

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  33. This card says it all to that special someone. Nice job and this kit is so versatile.

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  34. So many hearts! I love your cards. They are so beautiful. Keep up the amazing work!

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  35. Great cards and inspiration! Lovely kit!

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  36. love the "messy" coloring look! adds so much to a simple card design!

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  37. love your background ... very nice!

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  38. Fantastic background stamp. I like your color choices. TFS

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  39. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  40. I throughly enjoyed this blog hop showcasing this kit. You are so lucky to be able to participate.

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  41. Love what you did with the heart background! It looks like you drew each heart by hand!

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  42. You made such a beautiful card!

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  43. I love blue around the edges. It looks amazing.

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  44. Pretty card! Love all those hearts!

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  45. This kit is so gorgeous, just love it! Just looking at the wonderful cards that have been made makes me happy!

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  46. Even though it may have been a quick watercolor, it looks amazing and is the perfect fit for that background stamp!

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  47. I like the way you colored this one!

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  48. Nice card, I love this background stamp!

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  49. Cool idea to watercolor in some of the hearts in the background!!

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  50. Such a cute card! I love this kit and the add-ons too!

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  51. Yes exactly!!! I love the French feel of it too, it makes me want to escape to Europe and just experience the world. In all seriousness, though, I love the card you made with the add on stamps set... It's so cute and I love the colors you chose!! :)

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  52. Hearts are always fun and the way you have colored the hearts gives a feeling of all the heart just floating upward.

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  53. Wonderful card - it is very light-hearted (no pun intended!). That loose look makes it seem like you hand sketched each of those hearts and coloured them by hand. I love it!

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  54. I dig you you used the heart background stamp and the blue accents really make the card pop I feel. I say very French! A fun card to create and view!

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  55. My daughter went to Europe about 18months ago and I’m still yet to scrap an album for her. This kit would be absolutely perfect to do this. This kit would do justice to all of the amazing scenery of the wonderful countries that she was lucky enough to visit. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  56. Hi Libby - great card - love the look and I love how you adhered the vellum circle to the card. I am going to search my background stamps and see what I can come up with.

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  57. Libby, your card is very sweet and adorable. I love that background!

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  58. Oh my goodness, I love what you did with the heart background stamp! So beautiful and a completely different look for this stamp! Thank you for sharing!

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  59. So cute with all of the hearts.

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  60. Love the touch of vellum on this sweet card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  61. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. This is such a fun card, love the loose coloring and the fun.

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  63. Very pretty card - so fun! This is a great kit and I love all the inspiration!

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  64. I love your card! The colors are just so pretty together! I really like that the hearts are not stamped perfectly as it can sometimes look harsh, this is such a nice, softer look.

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  65. What a fun card those multiple hearts look like bubbles. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  66. Really like all the hearts. Such a cool look.

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