My Monthly Hero September 2016

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Hero Arts for a blog hop to launch their My Monthly September kit.My Monthly Hero September 2016My first project uses a sentiment from the Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set. I embossed the sentiment in white and then embossed it again in black but a little bit offset. Love how this looks on the dark purple cardstock.
My Monthly Hero September 2016I blended Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin & Squeezed Lemonade on some cardstock and then die cut it using one the the branch dies from the Main Kit.My Monthly Hero September 2016My next card uses a sentiment from the stamp set included in the Main kit.
My Monthly Hero September 2016For the background I blended in Mustard, Rust and Deep Burgundy using the ink cubes included in the kit and then adhered a white wreath die cut. I popped up the wreath panel on a piece of Sunset Orange cardstock that is also included in the kit.
My Monthly Hero September 2016GIVEAWAY!
Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Leave me a comment for your chance to win!

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Here is the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Thanks so much for stopping by!

241 thoughts on “My Monthly Hero September 2016

  1. Two absolutely gorgeous cards, Laura! I always love when you blend your inks…the effect on both cards is really beuaituful…and makes me yearn for cooler days! Loving how you off-set the alphas on your sentiment, too…very cool effect 🙂

  2. Such beautiful color combos and Thx for the reminder that everything doesn’t have to be colored, inked up, cut from colored card stock, etc, to be gorgeous- like your white wreath!

  3. Laura, you are a delight to watch on your videos, and I absolutely love your vibrant cards!!! Hero Arts should have you as a regular member of their DT!!! If I wasn’t already convinced to buy this kit, YOUR CARDS WOULD DO IT!!! I’m so glad I found you on YouTube, what great talent you have, and you seem so fun and down-to-earth and I love that about you when watching your YouTubes. Thanks for sharing your creative genius!!! And I use those words very deliberately too… 🙂

  4. Loved how you double embossed the lettering for the first card and the blending of ink for the wreath. Both cards were beautiful!

  5. Such beautiful cards today, Laura! I love the colors you’ve chosen for the Halloween card, and once again you ROCK that soft background behind the wreath in the fall card. GORGEOUS!

  6. So much to love about both of your cards, Laura! Your designs always make me smile! They are incredibly gorgeous!

  7. Love your use of colors, that Halloween card really pops!! All your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing your creativity, I do believe this kit is a must have.

  8. You ink blending is once again amazing. I really liked seeing you use the cubes from the kit to blend. They really ended up pretty! The Halloween card is my fav!

  9. Your wreath card with the subtle shading behind the wreath is gorgeous! The colors are so rich and hearty! Thanks for sharing your work with us and Hero Arts for their generousity.

  10. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tip about double embossing – I love how the sentiment looks! Thanks for always inspiring me.

  11. Wow, your cards are gorgeous. LOVE how you made the sentiment on the Halloween card – it is so striking. Thank you for sharing this idea, it is very inspiring:)

  12. I love the sentiment offset in the first card (and the colors you used on the card) and I love the white wreath on top of the deep colors on the second card! Thanks for sharing

  13. Both of your cards are GORE-GEEE-US! I must say the Halloween card knocks my orange and white striped socks of! Great job as always tfs.

  14. I love how you shadowed the Happy Halloween sentiment. I also like the colors on the wreath card. Glad you shared with us.

  15. I thought I wasn’t ready to give up the summer brights yet, but everyone in the blog hop has come up with some really pretty and unique autumn color combos. Now I’m really looking forward to doing a welcome to fall set, some halloween cards, some thanksgiving cards, some time change cards….

  16. I like the way you framed the sentiment on the Halloween card. I love the soft ink blended background paired with the white wreath on the second card!

  17. Beautiful cards and your choice of colors is awesome on the Halloween card. Thank you sharing your ideas and being a part of this kit giveaway.

  18. The queen of ink blending nails it again! I LOVE the Halloween card, never thought of off- setting a heat embossed sentiment. Can’t wait to try!! Thanks

  19. Well, Laura….You know what! You just can’t top perfection….that’s what these cards are. First take a great Hero Arts kit and add beautiful colors, great color blending and great design and you get perfection. 🙂

  20. Great cards!!! I love the drop shadow effect!!! This is a must have kit!! So many ideas for all seasons!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  21. Laura, you’re cards are always amazing. I squeal with delight every time I click on you blog. I love, love, love the colors. Oh my goodness, and the offset layered sentiment.

  22. The Halloween card is very cool. Great idea. I like the offsetting on the word too. Hero Arts wreath is going to be a hit. Thanks!

  23. Laura, OMG!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE, LOVE your Halloween card. It’s no doubt why Kristina Warner & Jennifer McGuire think a lot of you. There’s so much talent wrapped up in you that it explodes! As well as the others. 🍎

  24. I like both cards but my favorite is the first one. I too like the black sentiment stamped on the white embossed on the purple. It really makes the sentiment po.

  25. Fantastic cards! I love the look offset black and white sentiment and the shaded foliage against the purple. The grateful card would be a great one to mass produce for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Both cards are just beautiful! I really love the way you did the sentiment on the first, as well as the color combo.

  27. Love your card design, but the first card really great. The colors you used were so vibrant and and rich that it caught me eye right away. Wonderful job.

  28. Both cards are incredible – the ombre coloring on the Halloween card is simply gorgeous and I love the background for the Thankful card really highlights the wreath. Thanks for the opportunity to win this terrific kit!

  29. I love your cards ! I especially love the halloween one. This combo of colors is just gorgeous. And what a great idea the double stamping for the sentiment ! Thanks for sharing.

  30. I love the autumn feel of this kit and how the wreath can be changed up to look Christmasy. So versatile!

    I tried to order this several times yesterday and today. But each time I was interrupted and didn’t complete my order. And now…it’s sold out 😦

  31. Love your cards! The colors are so rich, and the Halloween sentiment is a real standout! I didn’t know your could emboss on top of embossing – will have to try that.

  32. Oh what a great idea with the offset embossing!!!!! I would have never thought of trying that, but now I will have to do this! Thanks for the nice idea, keep up with the good work! The kit has so much to offer thanks for the chance to win it! Very gener6offer by Hero Arts.

  33. Laura Bassen- the Queen of ink blending! It’s almost a guarantee that that’s the technique you’ll be featuring on any blog hop! It looks great, just like always!

  34. Could you please help?

    In this email you say that the leaf branch is from the Branch Wreath Fancy Die. When I look this set up I cannot find the exact leaf die. The wreath is there but not this branch. Could you please tell me exactly which set this is in?

    Many thanks Kerri


  35. Beautiful job on the cards, Laura! Unique choice of colors that looks great! Thanks as always for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway. This kit is an amazing prize!

  36. Gorgeous Laura! The ink colors you used blend so beautifully. I’ve always admired your work… And this only increased it! Looove it!!!

  37. LOVE both of your cards! So sad that the kit sold out before I could place my order. It was fabulous with so many possibilities!

  38. Laura y9our blending is the best! I. Want to be able to blend like you someday. thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

  39. I love how the first card looks just like fall leaves. The colors are spot on with fall leaves. Great job on that for sure. The second one also uses fall colors but another shade of fall colors. I love both cards.

  40. The lettering on the Halloween card is fantastic! I can always count on you coming up with something special, and this posting is no different. Such a great kit.

  41. Gorgeous! both cards are simply beautiful, and I can’t say enough about this month’s My Monthly Hero kit. It us just amazing!

  42. Wow! That Halloween card looks amazing and I love the way the ink colours in the kit look together. Wish I could have grabbed this kit before it sold out….
    Marianne x

  43. Wow Laura! That first card is clever with the orange wreath branches over the purple. I definitely would not have thought of that. The second card is pretty with the nice blended ink background.

  44. Laura, Laura, Laura, you never cease to amaze me, Your color blending is Fabulous as always!!! There’s nothing more to say except I am amazed at how beautiful both cards turned out for this blog hop. You’re SO AMAZING. Thank you for sharing!!!
    Dianne K. 🙂

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