Hero Arts 2018 Summer Catalog Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

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Thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the release of the Hero Arts 2018 Summer Catalog.  I’m so excited to be participating in this fun blog hop. There are so many wonderful items in this new catalog its hard to pick my favorite. I have a few cards to share using the new Peonies stamp and Scrollwork stencil plus some older Hero Arts products from my stash.

Let’s get started with my first card using the Peonies stamp.

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I white heat embossed the image on water color paper and then used my Gansai Tambi  watercolors in #35 and #33 to paint the flowers and some greens for the leaves.

Once they were dry, I fussy cut the images out and prepared my background. I used the same watercolor paper and splattered gold and black watered down acrylic paint on the paper. I stamped the sentiment from the same set on black card stock and heat embossed it in white. Then I used Zot glue dots on the back of the flower to give it a little dimension and finished the card with some sequins.

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For my second card, I used the same set but with vellum, colored pencils and the Scrollwork stencil background.

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I stamped this beautiful image on vellum with Versmark ink and heat embossed it in gold. Then I flipped it over to color the flower with color pencils. I used Mulberry, Process Red, and Rose and blended them the white pencil. I love the soft color these pencils have on vellum.

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To create the background I took the Scrollwork stencil and watercolor paper and applied gold acrylic paint with my paint brush. I also added some black splatters to add a bit of interest. I covered the background with the vellum and added sequins and the sentiment which is heat embossed in the same gold.

For this card I used alcohol ink on Yupo paper.

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I stamped the image with Versafine ink on some heavystock Yupo using my MISTI and then heat embossed it in gold. Note: Be sure to have a very hot heat gun so it doesn’t warp your paper. Once the image cooled off, I alternated between dropping alcohol ink and painting with it on the petals depending on the look on wanted. I did the same thing with the leaves and background using alcohol ink and blending solution and blowing around the ink.

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Once everything was dry, I used my MISTI to stamp the image again and re-emboss it to get a brighter gold look. I also used it to stamp the sentiment. I added gold sequins to finish the card. For more tips on painting with alcohol inks you can also click here.

Scrollwork Stencil: My next card uses the HA Scrollwork stencil, photo paper and distress oxide inks. This stencil is so fun and pretty and I love the look.

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I took some photo paper and distress oxides and blended them into the paper covered with the stencil. Once I was done, I wiped it off to reveal the bright colors on the glossy paper. I sealed the paper with Distress Glaze. I added the sentiments from the March Kit, die cutting the hugs from gold paper and white heat embossing the sending sentiment.

For this card I used Bristol Smooth paper and distress oxide inks and blended them using a stencil brush.

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I finished the card by heat embossing the sentiment and adding white Nuvo drops, and adhered it to the blue card base with foam tape.

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For this card I used texture paste with the stencil and some Liquid Watercolor to color it blue. I stamped the elephant in Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide and used Zig Clean Color Pens to watercolor the elephant. I fussy cut the elephant out and adhered it to the background with glue. I die cut the speech bubble and white heat embossed the sentiment. With both the speech bubble and card base, I blended Walnut Stain Distress Ink into the edges and then added dashes with my white gel pen to give it a leathery look. Both the background and speech bubble are adhered with foam tape to add a little dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by to take a look at all my all my cards and I hope they inspired you to create. Don’t forget to leave a comment on this blog as well as the rest for a chance to win one of two great prizes.

HOP ALONG WITH US!

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Emily Midgett
Illina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
May Sukyong Park
Michelle Short
Yana Smakula
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Latevola
Lydia Fiedler
Wanda Guess
Cynde Whitlow
Ericka Strange – you are here
Jeanne Jachna
Juhi Khanna
Karen Bull
Kim Hamilton
Lisa Stein
Meghan Peterson
Michelle Yuen
Libby Hickson
Jennifer McGuire

 

GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away two (2) $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store to a randomly drawn comments left across all blogs in the hop . So be sure to leave a comment for your chances to win. Comments on blogs must be in by 11:59pst on Sunday, May 20.

Click on the link to purchase or check out more items from the 2018 Hero Arts Summer Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Cheers,

SignitureBlogHero


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Hero Arts Monthly Kit March 2018
Hero Arts Monthly Kit March 2018
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Hero Arts - Color Layering Elephant
Hero Arts – Color Layering Elephant
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Hero Arts - Happy Birthday to You
Hero Arts – Happy Birthday to You
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Hero Arts - Peonies
Hero Arts – Peonies
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Hero Arts - Scrollwork
Hero Arts – Scrollwork
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
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Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth
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Yupo Heavyweight
Yupo Heavyweight
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops Gloss - White
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – White
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Hero Arts - Embossing Powder - Gold
Hero Arts – Embossing Powder – Gold
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder - Detail White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail White
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3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
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Plus - Permanent Vellum Glue
Plus – Permanent Vellum Glue
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Ranger Ink - Texture Paste
Ranger Ink – Texture Paste
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Therm O Web - Zots - Clear Adhesive Dots - 3D
Therm O Web – Zots – Clear Adhesive Dots – 3D
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Walnut Stain
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2017 Bundle Two
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2017 Bundle Two
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2018 Bundle Three
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2018 Bundle Three
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Blending Solution
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Blending Solution
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Gold Mixative
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Gold Mixative
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Mariner
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Mariner
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Nature Walk
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Nature Walk
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Poppyfield
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Poppyfield
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Shell Pink
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Shell Pink
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Spring Break
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Spring Break
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Valley Trail
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Valley Trail
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Watermelon
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Watermelon
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Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Black
Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media –  Acrylic Paint – Black
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Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Gilt
Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – img_9628.jpgAcrylic Paint – Gilt
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Set of 36
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Set of 36
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Air Blower
Air Blower
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Micro Glaze
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Micro Glaze
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 Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker
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Hero Arts - Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean PD113
Hero Arts – Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean PD113
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Hero Arts - Liquid Watercolors Indigo PD114
Hero Arts – Liquid Watercolors Indigo PD114
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Kuretake - Gansai Tambi - Solid Watercolors - 36 Piece Set
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid Watercolors – 36 Piece Set
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Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
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  1. Your peony alcohol ink cards are gorgeous–great job! I want to try that technique. Your elephant card is lovely too, elephants are such cool animals!

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  2. What a lovely collection of cards you’ve created for us! I love seeing one stamp done in many styles, so I appreciate seeing all the different ways of playing with the peony. And I’ve really come to appreciate stencils recently, so I love seeing you play around with the scrollwork stencil. thanks for sharing such beautiful art and design ideas!

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  3. Stunning cards! Every one is a work of art. Thanks for sharing your colors schemes and ideas. I am inspired!I look forward to creating with that peony stamp set. It is a must-have for me.

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love the bright floral in warm colors against the cool background. The contrast is just spectacular! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. Wow! Your cards are so gorgeous I almost don’t know how to add to that. You’ve been one busy lady & I’m so glad I came across your site via this blog hop. I’m going to come back & explore when I’m finished seeing everyone’s post. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  6. You really did a lot of work with this new release! I think I would have been eager to used everything too, as this release is amazing. so are all your cards. I was glad to see that I am not the only person who used acrylic paint to spatter with – it is a habit from my old painting days.

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