Card Kit, Cardmaking

Hero Arts November Kit

Hello, Crafty Internet,

Can you believe how close we are to Christmas? It just seems like time flies anymore. I don’t know how I feel about that. Anyway, today I am sharing a card I made with the Hero Arts November card kit. This kit has since sold out but maybe this make will serve as inspiration to someone.

These kits from Hero Arts just get better and better and although I am not able to purchase each kit every month, they are always amazing. The November kit was no different. It was packed with all kinds of goodies to play with. I think the theme was to make gift tags, but I took a different route.

I started out with a panel 4 x 5 1/4 of white cardstock. I took the light shaped stamp and with VersaMark ink stamped it all over the page. This is not easy. Stamping near invisible ink onto white paper can make a person crazy. I’m not going to lie, the picture you see is my 3rd attempt. If it hadn’t worked out this time, I was going to call it and move onto something else. But the crafting goddesses heard my plea and I managed to get something I could use.

After I white embossed the stamped images, I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink all over the panel. It really brought out the white embossing. I used a paper towel to get all the ink off the embossed images to make the white pop even more.

You will notice that this panel is not the same as the one used on the finished card. It wasn’t until after I stuck down the bulbs that I realized I had used the wrong side of the panel. I tried pulling up the bulbs, but they were stuck good and would not move without tearing. I don’t know why the crafting goddesses turned on me like this but here we are.

So I took some of the light bulb die cuts included in the kit and embossed some sentiments on them. I stuck them down on the panel with foam squares.

I used the baker’s twine included in the kit to hang the strings. I secured them to the back of the panel with some scotch tape and made bows. I used a white gel pen to make some dots on the die cut to add some interest.

I stuck the panel to to the card base with some foam tape and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen onto the bulbs for more interest. I used a dark blue card base for this instead of a white one. I tried different colors and the dark blue was the one I liked the best.

So that is a card using the Hero Arts November card kit. Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!


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