Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hero Arts Spring Catalog 2021 Release and Giveaway!

Hi everybody! The day so many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Today Hero Arts is releasing their new Spring Catalog and there is so much good stuff in it I cannot even tell you! You can click here to check out all of the new products if you're itching to see them right away. I've got five cards to share with you today so let's get to it!

My first card features the new Hero Florals Poppy Combo. These poppies are so gorgeous and I love them even more because they are the state flower here in California. I colored my poppies with copic markers, die cut them and set them aside.

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Next, I ink blended a background panel in Splash and Blue Hawaii reactive inks. Then I heat embossed my background using the Script Bold Prints background stamp and White Sating Pearl Embossing Powder. I also splattered my background with white metallic ink. I heat embossed my sentiment from Handwritten Messages in white detail embossing powder on black cardstock and cut it into a rectangle.
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I arranged all of my pieces and adhered them to my background using foam adhesive. I used the sentiment piece to hide the bottoms of the flower stems. To finish the card off I used white enamel dots.
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My next card features both the Hoppy Day and Lily Pond HeroScape stamp sets. The Hoppy Day set is such fun and laid back set and it's also a lot of fun to color. The Lily Pond HeroScape set is perfect for building gorgeous scenes and worked perfectly with these zen frogs. I started out by coloring the frogs and the lotus flowers with my copic markers. Then I glued them together to create this zen-yoga tower of frogs. I saved a few flowers for the bottom of the card.
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I used the Lily Pond HeroScape and reactive inks to ink up the background scene on the bottom of my card. Above that I ink-blended Splash and Thistle inks to create a soft background which I spritzed with shimmer spray. I also used the shimmer spray to cover my clouds which added a lovely, subtle sheen.
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I used foam tape to add my background to a slim-line card base. Then I added my clouds, frogs, flowers and sentiment to my card to finish it off.
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This card shares the Butterfly Garden Background Cling. This stamp set is so gorgeous and if what you're looking for is stamp one image only and end up with hours of mindless, fantastic coloring... then this is the stamp for you! I stamped it in INTENS-ified black ink so that I could use a variety of coloring mediums without having to worry if my ink would smear.
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I spent a long, happy time coloring this and it was such a great escape to focus in on all of the tiny details as I added layers of color. I watercolored, copic colored, pencil colored, sharpied and gel penned all over this card until I was happy with it.
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I finished it off with the new Big Hugs Stamp & Cut die. I cut it out of white cardstock three times, and, one more time out of sparkly white cardstock. I glued the layers together with the sparkly layer on top and then added it to my card. It was a great way to add a sentiment because after all the time I spent coloring I didn't want to cover up the background too much. Some sequins were the final touch for this card.
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I used a new die for my next card. It's called the Sun and Waves Window Fancy Die and I cut it out of black cardstock. I used glimmer metallic inks in gold, white, blue and purple to paint the sun and waves. I was really impressed with how bold and metallic these look on the black cardstock. I heat embossed my sentiment in white onto my black cardstock and put this piece aside.
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I ink blended a background using reactive inks in Lemon Drop, Creamsicle and Fruit Punch. Then I stamped some birds and a palm tree and spritzed it with shimmer spray. 
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My last card for today shares a fun and colorful background with a bold die cut sentiment that pops right off of it. I started by stamping the Script Bold Prints stamp onto my background using Taffy, Creamsicle and Lemon Drop inks. After I was happy with the amount of color I had layed down I stamped again with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the background in clear embosssing powder. This sealed the ink in and allowed the color to show through. 
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Next, I ink blended the background in Splash and Blue Hawaii inks. I went right over the top of the my heat embossed background which resisted the ink. I added this panel to an A2 sized card base.
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To finish my card off I added the Love You Stamp & Cut XL to the front of my card. It was cut three times and glued together to add dimension to my card. I polished the whole thing off with some black enamel dots and called it a day!
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Thank you guys so much for stopping by today! This catalog is so amazing and you can see even more of the new product if you continue on with our blog hop. You can either head right over to Mindy's blog or check out the full list of bloggers below. Remember to enter the giveaway for your chance to win! I've also got links below if you'd like to check out any of the products that I've used today.

Have an amazing day!
Maria



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68 comments:

  1. Love these - what a great selection amd ideas😊 Carol H

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  2. These are all amazing. You have been busy. Tami French

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  3. I had to smile when I saw those
    frogs. Fun card. Love the
    poppy. Great collection of
    cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Wonderful backgrounds, whimsy in sxlimline frog's, detail in floral coloring, and more in each of the unique creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. So many many fabulous cards. I enjoyed all of them! Thank you for sharing! ❤️

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  6. Oh boy, I couldn’t for the life of me pick a favorite; they’re all so beautiful.

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  7. Each is a delight love the frogs!!

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  8. Cute froggy slimline card! The others are beautiful!

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  9. Big hugs with that background floral stamp would be so fun to color. I also love the frogs doing yoga.

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  10. Beautiful colouring and great cards!

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  11. What a fun array of new products. The samples are amazing.

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  12. Each card is gorgeous! Love this catalog!

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  13. Each card is gorgeous! Love this catalog!

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  14. A great bunch of cards! The floral poppy card is just mystical. Love it. The froggies made me laugh though. I can't pick a favorite!

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  15. I love them all , but the poppy one is my favorite!

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  16. Fantastic cards. My favorite is the poppy.

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  17. The coloring on the Butterfly background is awesome - what fun you had coloring that. Love the coloring on the Poppy too. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  18. Beautiful backgrounds! I love the LOVE you blue!

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  19. My yoga loving daughter would love the frogs, for sure!! So cute.

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  20. Your Butterfly Garden background is awesome.

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  21. Wow, what a collection of cards. I especially love those adorable frogs and the detailed flower cover.

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  22. Love what you did with the heroscape lily pond & the frogs. Will now be adding those frogs!!

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  23. I already was wondering who made that beautiful frog card, that was shown in the HA video... It was you! Beautiful.
    But also those other cards... STUNNING!!

    You're really talented ☺️

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  24. Your frog card is so stunning & gorgeous, those two sets are quickly moving up my must have list! Lol

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  25. Marisela Delgado said: Your cards are beautiful! I love the frog card! So cute! ☺☺☺ mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  26. That frog card is simply the best!

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  27. Great cards! especially the frog card!

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  28. Your coloring skills are on POINT!

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  29. I love alll of your vibrant cards! ABsolutely beautiful work!

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  30. Your creations are so pretty. I love the script backgrounds so much! I also love the Butterfly garden background and how you made it's background black (unless that is how it stamps... I'll go check it out). I wish I could see this one in person ~ I know photos don't do justice and this one already looks gorgeous!!!!!

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  31. Hahaha. I love your tower of frogs! :)

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  32. Your frog card is adorable! Also love that ocean scene with the black background!

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  33. Such a fabulous range of gorgeous cards showcasing this new release. The Script Bold Prints is definitely at the top of my wish list. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  34. These are all amazing cards!! The blue background you made for the poppy card is just stunning! And your frog card is adorable!!

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  35. Loving all your cards - Beautiful. The frog card is just so adorable! Thank you for sharing.

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  36. How nice to spend the afternoon (while being snow/ice bound) looking at your pretty cards from the new Hero Arts catalog products. I loved ALL of them but especially the Toadily Awesome card plus the Sending Love card! Wonderful!!!!

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  37. fabulous ink blending and I like them all. My favourite is the frog slimline card. Very effective and perfect design on a slimline panel.

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  38. Can't imagine how long all the coloring took on the Butterfly garden background. It is amazing. I am in love with the FROGS!! They are so cute.

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  39. OH EM GEE! All your cards are amazing, Maria!! Love them all.. but that frog card is so cute!!

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  40. All of your cards turned out amazing!

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  41. Awesome color combos and designs! I am lovin' those frogs!

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  42. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love the colors on the Sending Love card and the frog card is super cute- great design!

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  43. Great group of cards, Maria! I especially like the slimline design with the Lily Pond and Hoppy Day. So cute!

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  44. These are all gorgeous examples, but that frog card is amazing. Love that you did such different techniques on your cards, as well.

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  45. I saw your card on the video and gasped outloud. My all time favorite. Fingers crossed I want this stamp!!. Period,

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  46. Oh, thank you for all your creations and so much inspiration. LOOKS like you had so much FUN! Each design is so lovely! Especially that froggy card!

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  47. Oh my goodness gracious ... each card made me gasp with joy! Your coloring and designs are magnificent! Thanks for beautiful inspiration!!

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  48. Your cards look beautiful. I love the frog one. I think that just may be my favorite set of the release. You have a lot more patience than I do. I could never color that whole image in one sitting. I can't even do a page in an adult coloring book lol.

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  49. Such fantastic cards! Love the frogs...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Your backgrounds with the ink blending and script background are stunning. I love the playfulness of your toad cad.

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  51. Maria! WOW on your cards! They're all amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. OMG your creativity is so impressive - love your work

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  53. The frog card is just so adorable!

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  54. All your cards are great! I especially like the butterfly background one!

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  55. All your cards are great! I especially like the butterfly background one!

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  56. All your cards are great! I especially like the butterfly background one!

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  57. Love the cards! I love frog stamp sets!!

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  58. All of your cards are beautiful. The coloring on the butterfy background is so soft and stunning. I have to say though those frogs win the day!!

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  59. Your cards are great. But my favorite is the zen frogs! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. What a great collection of cards!! The first one is so stunning with those gorgeous red poppies against that fabulous blue background!

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  61. Wow I am impressed by your use of texture and vibrant color. Kudos!

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  62. Love the colors on these fun and pretty cards.

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  63. What amazing cards! I love your brilliant designs and great colours! The frog card is fantastic - fun and beautiful!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Stay safe!

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  64. Wow - your cards are beautiful! Love all of your examples using the new products.

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  65. Your cards are absolutely wonderful. I especially love the Hoppy Day set -- that frog is adorable.

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  66. Wow. Your cards are amazing. The coloring is beautiful. Love the way the flower pops from the blue background.

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