Monday, June 7, 2021

VIDEO: Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit Release, Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi everybody and happy Hero Arts release day! The June My Monthly Hero Kit is here and it is the purrrfect set for birthdays... Ha! Sorry that was so cheesy but I couldn't help it.

If you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! This month's kit is valued at $72!

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the July release), or, to buy your favorite kits as a one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly! There are also always a ton of fantastic add-on products offered. You can choose to buy your favorites or buy them all at a discounted rate.

Ok now let's get on to my cards because I've got four cards and a VIDEO to share with you today and there's also a GIVEAWAY (details at bottom of post)! My first card is a shaker card and let me tell you that this is the easiest shaker card I've made in my life! You can watch me quickly put it together in the video but here's how I made it... I started out by stamping two adorable kitties and a cake from the kit in INTENSE-ified Black Ink. I colored my images with copic markers and then die cut them (the kit always comes with coordinating dies) and set them aside.
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If you'd prefer to watch me put this together in the video then here you go!

 
If you're having trouble viewing this video you can watch it HERE.


Next, I used the new Streamer Stencil to ink blend my background using Agean, Summer Sky and Orchid Bold Inks. These three colors blend beautifully together and you'll see this combo on three of my cards today. Ink blending was made totally easy bc I held the stencil down with my magnetic platform from Tonic Studios. After ink blending, I left the magnets in place to hold the stencil down and I used the White Iridescent Shimmer Spray to spritz on a coating of beautiful, transparent shimmer (which of course doesn't show up in the pics). I put this background face down on a Tonic Shaker Pocket and adhered three of the flaps to the back, leaving the top flap open. I poured in a bunch of shaker guts including confetti from the kit and some Icicle Sequins. When my shaker had enough shaker guts I sealed the top flap of the shaker pocket to seal my card front. I've made shaker cards like this before and have done it all from scratch. Having these precut acetate pieces with adhesive flaps is a total shaker card game changer!
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After sealing up my shaker card I used foam tape to add all of the adorable images from the kit that I had already colored. The sentiments that I used were from the new Party Animals set. If two kitties diving head first into a cake isn't wild then I don't know what is, lol!
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For my next card I ink blended the same trio of inks as on my last card. Then, I used Morning Fog Sparkle Spray and the Streamer Stencil to create a bold and sparkly background.
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Next, I used the Color Layering Cupcake to create a focal point for my card. Now, I am the worst at color layering stamps and I hardly ever use them but, I'd like to get better at them so I decided to go for it because this cupcake is awesome! I made a few blunders along the way but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a copic marker (I didn't line the cake up properly with the liner and had a gap but a marker quickly fixed that). I die cut the cupcake with the coordinating dies and added some sparkle laquer and confetti bits from the main kit.
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I wanted to add a candle to my cupcake so I stamped the Candles Bold Prints stamp in black ink. I selected the candle with the stars and cut it out with my scissors after coloring it with copic markers. I cut the bottom of the candle off in a curve so that it would look like it was stuck in the frosting. I added the cupcake and candle to my card and finished it off with a sentiment from the Color Layering Cupcake set.
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 For my next card I again used the Streamer Stencil and Hero Arts Bold Inks to ink blend my background. 

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Then, I added my sentiment from the Birthday Stamp & Cut XL. I die cut the sentiment three times (Amethyst, Pitch Black and Silver Glitter) and layered them together using liquid adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black and cut it out with my paper trimmer.
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After adhering my card face to a black cardbase I added the sentiment pieces with foam tape. The final touch was to add some confetti bits for a little bit of texture.
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This last card is the one that I shared a couple days as a sneak peek. You can learn more about this card by heading over to the original blog post by clicking HERE.
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Ok, you guys, that's it for today! I hope that you think the June My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons are as much fun as I do. We've got a blog hop with a ton of inspiration so I hope you'll keep hopping along with us (blog list below). Also, check out the giveaway details below!

Have an awesome day!
Maria



GIVEAWAY:
Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, June 13th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.




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26 comments:

  1. omg your cards are so beautiful and colorful. I love your shaker card.

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  2. Head over heels or should I say cat head over cat paws and time to party.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Those kitties look like they are having a great time! What a fun shaker card!

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  4. cute cards; love the confetti stencil

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  5. Definitely adding to my stash so I can make amazing cards too!

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  6. I LOVE your stenciling and bright colors!

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  7. Such bright & happy cards! Great new release with all of the adorable critters. And kittens really do know how to paw-ty.

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  8. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  9. At first glance I thought the kitties where shaker elements too!

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  10. Oh my - your kitties sure did get wild, and I LOVE IT!!!! All the cards are great; thanks so much for sharing!

    Blessings,
    C

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  11. Your bouncing and flying kitties are so cute. I especially like the bouncing ones.

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  12. Great cards! Those little adorables are dive-bombing the cake!

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  13. Such fantastic cards! Love the colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love the first card with the cats going wild.

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  15. Hi, Maria - I think you get a prize! All of these cards are terrific! I actually inhaled loudly enough when I saw that bold ink blended/black/cupcake one that my hubs looked over and asked "What?" It's GORGEOUS!! And thank you for giving me the nudge to get that background stamp (cling) of the b-day candles... OF COURSE! DUH!! I can cut out the individual candles. Why didn't I think of it!?! I love that one you chose w/ the stars on it in med blue / yellow. Looks AWESOME! I also love the other cards (the floating kitty, the gymnastic cats heading for the cake, and the "it's your day" b-day card) and think you earned some sort of special prize for having only fabulous cards shown! Not a "meh" one in the bunch!
    Lori S in PA

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  16. Fantastic cards! I really love your shaker and I think I need some of those shaker pouches! Your have a sweet birthday card is fabulous as well!

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  17. Those cats look like they are having so much fun!

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  18. Wonderful fun cards, yes...absolutely puuurrrrrfect! The animal bounce house is so funny! The shaker pocket is a great tip! The backgrounds are so fun!

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  19. Great cards! I love your shaker card!! Such fun!! Love the backgrounds on this set of cards!! :)

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  20. Oh wow. These are such fun and festive cards. I really like the streamer stencil.

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  21. Thanks for sharing such wonderful cards!

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  22. What an easy way to make a shaker card! Your cards are fabulous!

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  23. Great scenes created. Nice idea shares for the release.

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  24. Fun and colorful variety of cards.

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