Monday, June 8, 2020

Hero Arts June Monthly Hero Kit, Video Tutorial and a Giveaway!

Hi Everybody! Guess what day it is? Yep! It's time for another My Monthly Hero Kit release from Hero Arts! If this is your first time hearing about these monthly kits then here's the skinny: every month Hero Arts releases an exclusive kit filled with amazing products at an exceptional value. The kit cost is $34.99 and the value of most kits is over $60! You can subscribe to this kit to make sure you never miss out, or, you can buy them month to month as you like-BUT, once they are sold out they are never coming back so make sure to pick up the ones you like right away. There are also monthly add-ons that coordinate with the theme of the kit. The add-ons are amazing and for those who want all the add-ons there is a discounted Get Them All rate. I think that's what you need to know but please let me know if I've missed anything, or, if you have any questions.

This month's kit has a fun Northern lights, sea, nautical type theme and I had so much fun with it that I've made a video. My video shares six background techniques that work really well with the dies in this kit. I hope you'll enjoy it and maybe even try out some of the techniques I shared.

Before I get too far along I want to make sure you know that there is a GIVEAWAY today! Hero Arts has a generous giveaway for you all this month so be sure to check out the details at the bottom of my post. HINT: Leave a comment on my blog below and you are entered. 

And now, here's that video...


For my first card I ink blended the background using a variety of colors from the Hero Hues Reactive Ink line. 
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Once my background was ink blended I stamped the large background set that comes in this month's kit with Clear Embossing and Watermark ink. Then, I covered the ink with White Satin Pearl embossing powder and heat set it. 
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I love this embossing powder! It lets the color from the ink blended background shine through the pearlescent finish for such a magical look!
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For my next card I did the exact same thing that I did on my first card... but in reverse order. Isn't it wild how different the two backgrounds look? 
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For this card I heat embossed my background first and ink blended on top of the heat embossed image.
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This created a "resist' effect and the areas that had been embossed did not absorb any ink. 
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The background for this next card was created using the Hero Arts liquid watercolors. These watercolors are bold and vibrant and just a couple of drops can go a long way.
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I wet a piece of watercolor paper and added watercolor very quickly using horizontal brush strokes (watch the video to see how). Then I added dies cut from white cardstock to create a scene.
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My next card features a simple, ink blended background. 
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I used ink blending brushes and Hero Hues Reactive inks in Splash and Blue Hawaii. Then I spritzed the background with iridescent shimmer spray and splattered it with White Metallic ink. 
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The result was a gorgeous, shimmering background that a made a perfect backdrop for the lighthouse die.
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This card features a sparkling night sky. I started out with a piece of black cardstock and gave it a few spritzes of Nuvo Sparkle Spray. The effect is absolutely magical!
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I cut the mountains from some holographic purple cardstock from a past MMH kit and backed it with white mountains to make it pop off of the dark background. 
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The moon is cut from holographic cardstock and I thought the eagle was the perfect majestic finish to this card.
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My last card is all about stenciling and the background showcases a creative way to use the negative pieces of your die cuts. I used the negative piece from the tree die as a stencil to ink blend a forest onto the bottom of my card.
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Then I ink blended the sky with some blues to add a back drop for more stenciling. I used the new Shooting Star stencil (which is an add-on to this month's kit) and smooshed my embossing ink pad over the top of it. 
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Then I covered it in silver glitter embossing powder and heat set it. To finish the card off I added a heat embossed sentiment.
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Here's a last look at everything that comes in this month's kit. In addition to the supplies that I have used you will receive black water color paper (what?! so cool!), a glow in the dark lacquer pen (heart eyes), and star sequins! There are so many great things in this kit!
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Ok, you guys. That's all I've got for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out the new MMH kit. I hope you like it! Please check out the note from Hero Arts, Giveaway info and the blog roll below to keep hopping along with us. From here you will head on over to Mariana's Blog-enjoy!

Have an awesome day you all!
Maria





A NOTE FROM HERO ARTS:
We are working on restarting our operations in a safe manner, bringing back our production and shipping teams with social distancing, and keeping our warehouse cleaned under the strictest standards. We are first focusing on all of the orders in-house for all of our wonderful and patient customers, subscribers, and international customers, and hope to get back to regular shipping times once we are through what was delayed. We estimate June kits and add-ons will begin shipping on Friday, June 19, after all previous orders have gone out.

GIVEAWAY:
Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, June 14th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

BLOG ROLL:

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Amy Kolling

Channin Pelletier

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jennifer McGuire

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Julee Tilman

Laurie Willison

Lydia Fiedler

Maria Willis

Mariana Grigsby

Michelle Short

Nichol Spohr

Seeka


63 comments:

  1. and all 6 of them are absolutely FAB......thanks so much for sharing

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  2. Oh my gosh, your cards are amazing! I love the backgrounds you created and the techniques you used. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful video!!

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  3. Awesome Kit Release! Awesome creations!

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  4. Great cards, I always enjoy a video, your final two panels are amazing!!

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  5. Your whale card gives off happy vibes!

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  6. Really love the cards you made from this fab kit. Can't wait to get my kit.

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  7. Beautiful cards. You were very creative in showcasing this kit. Thanks for sharing

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  8. So many terrific design in your cards. Great inspiration!

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  9. Incredible backgrounds! I LOVE the pastel with the whale!

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  10. Wow!!! All of your projects are just incredible!! Beautiful work!

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  11. Your cards are beautiful & magical. Thank you for sharing techniques & inspiration.

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  12. I love the colors you've used on these backgrounds. And, that white silhouetted lighthouse is really unique!

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  13. Wow! All are great. Love the look with the white satin pearl embossing powder!

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  14. Love the pink in the sky for the whale card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  15. A kit of peaceful beauty and the beautiful outdoors. Lovely

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  16. Marisela Delgado said: beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  17. Such lovely backgrounds and fabulous ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Wow - these are all so BEAUTIFUL!

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  19. Oooooooooh my gosh, those are all SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Oh my gosh!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing your background techniques. They all turned out gorgeous.

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  21. Wow, incredible cards. They are all so striking. I really like the Northern Lights background stamp.

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  22. All those colorful backgrounds have completely stolen my heart <3 What beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing them all with us. You've taken this monthly kit to the next level.

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  23. Your cards are beautiful and unique! I love the lighthouse in white and pale blue!

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  24. You are a wonderful colorist--hope that is a word.
    Thank you.

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  25. I am blown away by the creative inspiration that is portrayed in your gorgeous cards!! Absolutely AWESOME!

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  26. Your whole line up of cards are amazing.

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  27. So many beautiful cards and so much inspiration. Thank you.

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  28. Your backgrounds are fabulous. [Bunny]

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  29. Maria these backgrounds are wonderful! I love them all, but my favorite is the liquid watercolor background. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

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  30. Thank you so much for the background techniques! I love the variety you shared.

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  31. Oh, that black cardstock with the Nuvo spray . . . gotta try that for sure.

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  32. Thank you for joining us in our DT Call over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ! Good luck ! 🍀

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  33. Great cards! Amazing backgrounds!

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  34. Beautiful cards. Love the sparkle spray on the black card stock.

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  35. Your follow your own true North card is beautiful!

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  36. Beautiful cards...every one of them. I love the way you used your negative card space for the holographic moon! You've offered such a wide variety of techniques and designs for inspiration, and I like that.

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  37. Pastels give these items an completely different look, but just as pretty. Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

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  38. wow your cards are gorgeous - so many ways to use this kit - thanks for sharing

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  39. Awesome cards. The whale really caught my eye in Hero arts release post.

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  40. I Love this kit, can't wait to get mine! Love the Northern Lights!

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  41. So many wonderful cards. Love them all!
    Valerija xx

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  42. Wonderful cards! Love the colors. Love the shimmer spray you used!

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  43. Beautiful cards and amazing colors!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  44. You have showcased this new set beautifully!

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  45. I love all your cards. The backgrounds are sensational. My favorite is the trapped heat embossed card with the whale. Thank you for sharing the video.

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  46. Your cards are lovely! Thanks for sharing. Your video makes it all look so effortless......so I will keep practising lol. I do love the rainbow ink blending with the heat embossing on top!!!

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  47. So many amazing cards! The ink blending on the first one takes my breath away!

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  48. Such a wonderful card and kit. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  49. LOVE all your gorgeous backgrounds and what different looks you got leading to such different cards. Good stuff!

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  50. Beautiful cards! I especially love the whale!

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  51. Wow! You make these backgrounds so easy! A great video to showcase the details for your super cards! Thanks so much for sharing!! Take care! :)

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  52. I love the watercolor background but I could not find the video.

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  53. So many beautiful cards! Love all the different colours you used!

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  54. Wow, so many gorgeous cards! I especially love all the rainbow backgrounds.

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  55. Your cards are all so fantastic! Thanks for creating so many, it really shows how versatile this month's kit and add ons are.

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  56. Wow, so many different ideas! I love all the beautiful color combinations and vibrant backgrounds

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  57. Your cards are amazing. I especially love the first one -- your background is stunning.

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  58. Amazing array of cards using this new kit! Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration and creativity!

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