Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Hero Arts Spring Catalog Release 2022: Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hey, everybody! I can hardly believe it but the Hero Arts Spring Catalog 2022 is finally here! This catalog is going to rock your world as it has not only a bunch of new and super fantastic stamps and dies... but TOOLS as well! To celebrate the release of this amazing new catalog are blog hopping today and we also have some amazing GIVEAWAYS so make sure to get all of the details on how to enter at the bottom of my post.

I've got a bunch of cards to share with you today so I'm going to jump right in! For my first card I used the new Koi Bunch stamp set and coordinating dies. I started out by using Reactive Inks in Taffy and Splash to do a watercolor wash on my background. Then I sprayed the background with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and splattered it with White Glimmer Metallic Ink. I cut the background down to 4"x5.25" and heat embossed the sentiment in Onyx Pigment ink and clear embossing powder.
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Next I heat embossed the Koi in gold embossing powder. I watercolored the fish with Hero Arts Liquid Water Colors in Strawberry and Orange as well as with Glimmer Metallic Inks in White and Rose Gold. I die cut the fish out but decided I wanted a really tight cut so I ended up fussy cutting right up the stamped line of the image.
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I adhered the background piece to a Pebble card base using foam tape then adhered the Koi using foam tape for even more dimension. The final touch was to add some clear enamel dots which I think look like bubbles but also add some fantastic dimension.
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For my next card I used the new Tulip Bouquet stamp set. This set is amazing because it has both coordinating dies and stencils! After stamping the tulips in black I added color using the layering stencils and the following ink colors: Soft Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Soft Canteloupe, Cotton Candy, Green Apple and Aegean. I cut the flowers out using the coordinating dies. Then, I added dimension to the flowers by covering them with Clear Lacquer. I set those aside to dry.
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I used the Floral Border Fancy Die to cut a gorgeous white background piece. I used my fingers to pop up some of the flower and leaf pieces to give the background more texture. I wanted to add another color to my card so glued the die cut floral background to a Mist card base. Then, I used my Nesting Oval Infinity Dies to create a frame for my tulips to sit in front of.
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I cut three of the oval frames out of Mist cardstock and glued them together. After that I was able to glue the thickened frame to my background. I used foam tape to adhere my tulips in front of the oval. The final step was to stamp my sentiment onto some Mist cardstock, cut it out and add it to my card.
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This next card features the new Looking Glass Bird on a Branch and Looking Glass Fine Art Frame. I cut all of the pieces from white cardstock sized at 4.25" x 5.5". It was really easy to center the pieces because I used the Looking Glass Alignment Tool. Once the pieces were cut out I colored them using my copic markers and stuck them together using foam tape.
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I cut the Fine Art Frame from Gold metallic cardstock and centered it over a square hole I'd cut in my Mist card front using my Nesting Square Infinity dies. After I had adhered the frame I heat embossed my sentiment (from the Wishing You the Best stamp set) in Onyx Pigment ink and clear embossing powder.
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Next, all I had to do was glue my chunk of looking glass pieces to a card base and add the cardface on top to finish the card off.
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For my last card I'm using the Congrats & Yay Stamp & Cut XL as my focal point. I started out by grabbing a watercolor background out of my stash. I made it with my DIY Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Sprays but I'm not sure which colors are on this piece (probably Pink and Leaf). I sprayed the background with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray before splattering it with black marker and Pewter Glimmer Metallic Ink. Once the background was dry I used my Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies to cut the center piece out. I glued it to three more rectangles of the same size and rotated it so the colors were not aligned with the background piece. I glued this in place and topped it off with a Black Glitter Paper frame (cut with Nesting Rectangle Dies).
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Next, I cut the Congrats sentiment out of Black Glitter paper and glued that to my cardfront.
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The final step was to add a bunch of stars that I cut from Silver Sparkle paper using my 5-Point Stars Infinity Dies. 
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Ok, you guys! That is it for today! I hope you'll continue hopping along with us join the giveaway for your chance to win! 

Have a great one and enjoy the new catalog!
Maria

TOOLS: I almost forgot! Before I go I wanted to let you know that the amazing new tools that are launching with this catalog are not currently in stock. If you're interested in purchasing any of the new tools please head to shop and click the option to be notified when the product is in stock. Hero Arts will generously be selecting one winner from the people who sign up for notification to win the entire release of new tools!


GIVEAWAY: 
We will give away THREE $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, February 20 at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


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47 comments:

  1. wonderful cards - really like the fish card - so creative

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  2. Love love love the background on your koi card!

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  3. Very creative and beautiful colors! Great cards!

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  4. The little bird scene is really cute. I love the gold frame....NICE

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  5. Wonderful with style of shine & coloring and so much more on your variety of creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Just wow - especially the Koi card, then I scroll and find more - WOW cards.

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  7. Very pretty cards and some awesome techniques, I love how you embossed the koi fish, then watercolored them, lovely! And I really liked the beautiful tulips! That floral border fancy die is amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

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  8. Really pretty cards! I love your use of color OB the water lillies. And really elegant sunflower card! I love the simple white, very classy. Love this new release!

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  9. Who wouldn't love to receive your Congrats card? So much joy! thanks for sharing your art.

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  10. those koi are wonderful! I love how your cards turned out, thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Love the tulips so much! Beautiful cards!

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  12. Love your background for the fish and GORGEOUS congrats card!

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  13. Wonderful cards! I love the tulip card with the Floral Border Fancy Die...stunning!

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  14. So many wonderful examples. I want to try the koi

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the tulips…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love the ideas in the tulip card. I clicked to get notified of the new tools. Thanks

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  17. Beautiful cards! My favorites are the tulips and the koi. Your backgrounds are great!

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  18. Such lovely cards! I love the watery background for the fish!!

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  19. Love the new looking glass dies!

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  20. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! Marisela Delgado mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love the new looking glass sets and the frames and so many other items that it's going to e hard to choose what to get first! Thanks for the ideas!

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  22. Your cards are awesome! Love the color combinations.

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  23. great cards; love the background on the koi card!

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  24. Your cards are beautiful! The background die on the tulip card made it so elegant.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  25. I cannot take my eyes off the Koi Bunch stamp set card. I've not tried the Reactive Inks that you used on the background, but they are gorgeous. The White Iridescent Shimmer Spray really makes an impact. Thanks for sharing your art!

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  26. Hi, Maria - All of these are super-pretty but that Koi fish card is beyond gorgeous!! I love the use of the Shimmer Spray and the gorgeous colors you chose! I also like the tulip card very much. Thanks for sharing your remarkable talent with us!
    Lori S in PA

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  27. These cards ARE the BOMB ;) Love them and it's hard to choose a favorite so... I won't. I do just want to say I love the Koi background and the coloring on the tulips. Well done and thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. For cards showcase the new products so well.

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  29. Glitter is my jam and so I am loving that water colored background with the shimmer and glitter stars. Your tulip card is beautiful. That border die looks fantastic. Your water colored background on the fish card is also lovely. Such a nice combo of colors. I can't quite picture how you did the frame card, but it is very pretty.

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  30. Thank YOu Maria for sharing your beautiful art. We definitely have to add that floral die cut out background.

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  31. Your koi card design has such wonderful movement and I love the embossing.

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  32. These are so beautiful. And the tulips look so realistic

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  33. I just love all your cards. It is obvious you put your heart into your work. I like all of them, but the koi card has to be my favorite. Thank you for sharing your creations!

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  34. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and glittery stars on the Congrats card!

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  35. I am so impressed with the looking glass collection, your cards a beautiful, probably should send that congrats to Hero Arts for a job well done!

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  36. Your cards are gorgeous. Love what you did with the koi fish! So many great things in this new catalog.

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  37. I love the congrats card. You did a beautiful job coloring the tulips

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  38. Fabulous variety of cards. I like the colors.

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  39. All your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card designs! Very creative!

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  41. Beautiful cards! I really love the tulips for spring cards!

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  42. Vicki Breson

    I love your koi fish card! Cutting the Koi on the embossed line was the right choice. A border would have distracted from the swimming scene you worked so hard to create. Gorgeous card!

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  43. Beautiful cards--I love the background you created for the fish card!!

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