Monday, August 3, 2020

Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit and a Giveaway!

Happy Monday and welcome to the launch of this month's Hero Art's My Monthly Hero kit! If you this is your first time hearing about the kit here's the skinny... On the third Monday of every month Hero Arts releases an exclusive stamping/craft kit. The kits are usually valued well over $70 but only cost $34.99. The catch is that there are only a limited number of kits and once they sell out they are gone forever. You can make sure to always get a kit by subscribing. In addition to the MMH kits there are always fantastic add-ons that coordinate with the theme of the kit. 

For all of my cards today I have started with one of these add-ons, a background stamp called, Destination Home Bold Prints. Sometimes it's fun to take one stamp and see just how far you can take it. That's what I've done today and I've got a fun range of cards to share with ranging from clean and simple cards to grungy with a mixed media look. The first card I'm sharing is my favorite of the bunch and has one of the more mixed media looking backgrounds.
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This background was first, heat embossed in Sand embossing powder, and then ink blended. I used a second background stamp called, State-cation Bold Prints to add some extra stamped detail in black.
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After adding some splatters I finished the card off by adding a Copic colored octopus and sentiment adorned with other little critters.
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My second card is clean and simple. I watercolored the background (heat embossed in white) with ink from my Hero Arts Reactive Inks. 
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Then I added a die cut sentiment that I had cut out three times and stacked for dimension.
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My third card has an embossed, trapped resist technique for the background. It's ink blended in contrasting colors to make it pop.
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Again I kept this card simple and finished it off with a die cut sentiment and some enamel dots.
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My next card was made with the same technique as the last card but this time I decided to go with a birthday theme.
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I feel like backgrounds like these can be used for almost anything that you want and since I need some birthday cards that was that. 
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My next card features a simple ink blended look and a stand-alone die from this release. The die is called the Bird House Fancy Die.
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I used my copic markers to add some subtle color the birdhouse and birds. Then I adhered those along with a sentiment.
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This card was pretty easy to make. I took a background that I had heat embossed in black and then colored in some of the tags in rainbow colors with my copic markers. I cut them out and adhered them with foam tape over the sentiment.
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The sentiment is heat embossed in black embossing powder straight onto the card face.
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This card was clean and simple until I decided to ink splatter the background and then cover it in a rainbow of Nuvo drops. I love the extra color and added dimension from the drops.
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For my last card today I went for more of a grungy look. I ink blended in browns and then used some Tim Holtz embossing glaze on top of some of the tags in the background. I also sprinkled some sand embossing powder on top of that just to add some more texture.
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After splattering some white and bronze metallic paint and some Nuvo Midas Touch I added a sentiment and called it done.
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Now, I did film myself making these backgrounds but I wasn't able to get the video done in time for this post. So, watch for that video coming later (probably today)!

That's all I've got for now you guys so I hope you will enter yourself into the giveaway for a $50 Hero Arts gift card (just leave a comment below and you're automatically entered). To continue on this hop just head on over to visit the fabulous Lydia Fiedler over at her blog. You can also check out the whole list of blog hoppers below. As always, I'm linking up the products that I've used today down below so that if you want to check anything out it's all right there for you. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I will catch you all back here soon!
Have an awesome day!

Maria




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56 comments:

  1. Well I have to have that background stamp now!

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  2. Love your cards!! It's so amazing how different the same background looks with each technique! Another awesome kit!

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  3. Wow, so many amazing cards. Love them all.

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  4. I can’t believe how many cards you posted! They are so cool, especially the backgrounds. I also like how different they are than everyone else’s!

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  5. Wow I am definitely getting the tag background stamp . I love all the things you did with it. I especially love the rainbow tags cut out on the white card base. Thanks for all the ideas!

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  6. Great cards! You know I love the backgrounds that have the double fade.

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  7. Lydia, these are incredible! This stamp is in my basket -- maybe I need some sand embossing powder too! did you Copic color over the black embossing powder? And maybe I need some brighter Nuvo drops, although my favorite is the grunge card.... Can't wait for the video!!

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  8. And I'm sorry I called you Lydia! I don't know what I was thinking == well I wasn't thinking -- the hop is so exciting and so confusing sometimes --- I rushed over to your YouTube channel in case your video was up and realized I'd called you Lydia! I'm so glad I realized it.... :) You do NOT have the same styles at all!

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  9. Great cards. Really like the effect you got by using the 2 background stamps. Very cool grudge card!

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  10. Your cards are so fun, bright and cheery! I love them all. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us on this Hero Arts blog hop!!

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  11. All of your cards are nice but I really love the ink splatter background card

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  12. The octopus and birds are so cute!

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  13. some coolbackgrounds goin on!!

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  14. So much cuteness! Loving this new kit, reveal and inspiration!

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  15. Love this kit--can't wait to get mine. Such fun cards and great images!

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  16. Your backgrounds are all soooo cool! LOVE the big bold sentiments!

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  17. Great ideas on how to use the background. Nice color mix.

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  18. Wow, wonderful cards! Wasn't going to get this background - now rethinking....

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  19. I just love the sea creatures. They are so cute!

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  20. Loved the sneak peeks and these cards are really great. Love the multi-media look of some of them. Then cutting it apart to get one of the cards and splatter it, it is a really great card. Thanks and can't wait for the video.

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  21. Love that you are not shy about colors. Each card is fantastic.

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  22. I absolutely love all your cards, so many wonderful designs and each one simply fabulous!

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  23. Really like all of the cards, my favorite is the third one.
    It really stands out.

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  24. Amazing cards and
    I love the back
    ground stamps!
    Carla from Utah

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  25. Love whaty you did with the background stamps!

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  26. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous cards! So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  27. Love these collage looks, even though they might be from a single stamp. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Great cards!!! You did a fantastic job of showcasing the versatility of the staycation background stamp. And I especially like the array of rainbow staycation tags card...so bright and happy!

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  29. Maria---- so much inspiration! And your cards are so unique. Thank you.

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  30. Oooh, I love all the ways you used that background stamp so cleverly! Even made a CAS card with just a few of the images for a whole new look.

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  31. Wow you have created so many fabulous inspiring cards with various techniques to try. Love the trapped ink one.

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  32. I just love the octopus card it is so stunning.

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  33. I love your fun mixed media card! Alabama is a great place to visit with its beautiful Gulf coast! Love the fun colors and bright design!
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson

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  34. Such a FABULOUS array of cards Maria! Wonderful techniques too. That background stamp is versatile which is an important feature for me. Love this release!

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  35. Wow! Very cool cards! I love all of your backgrounds made with the Destination Home Bold prints!

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  36. WOW, awesome collection of beautiful cards. Love all the backgrounds you created with the Destination stamp!

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  37. Very interesting background techniques, I especially like the grunge one.

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  38. Another fabulous release from hero Arts! Great job getting so many different looks with the same background stamp!

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  39. What brilliant cards! I love your use of colour and all the wonderful effects you have achieved on your cards! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  40. Awesome cards! Love the backgrounds...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Awesome kit, Awesome creations, I especially love the octopus, what and interesting background!

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  42. Great cards! Have to try the different techniques.

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  43. Really fun cards! I really love the mixed media feel of the octicard and look forward to the upcoming video. The bird house is so SO pretty, I am in love with home destination tags (and take paws), so these tag cards are fabulous! This MMH kits add ons are spectacular!

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  44. Wow, fabulous group of cards Maria! Great variety of styles using the new tag background.

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  45. Amazing cards, beautiful colors. My favorite is the first one -- that octopus and the fun sentiment are wonderful.

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  46. Wow! Love the different styles and looks you created using the same stamp. Very cool!

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  47. Great backgrounds. I will look for your video!

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  48. Awesome cards! I love the octopus one! :)

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  49. Amazing cards, I love all the ways you've used the background stamps, so inspiring!

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  50. Wonderful cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I admire the mixed media look to all these cards!

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  52. Creative and colorful cards.

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  53. So many great ideas using that background stamp! I especially like how you cut out a few the tags and colored them with fun colors.

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