Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September My Monthly Hero Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi Stampers! 
I am back today with another post, this time it's the September My Monthly Hero kit! I am in love with this kit, because Sunflowers are my favorite. I love the fall theme of the kit and all the add ons! 

Let's take a look at the main kit! 
 September 2017 MMH

Here are the contents of this month's kit:
1 6" x 8" Color Layering Clear Stamp Set
8 Coordinating Frame cuts
5 Ink cubes (Butter Bar, Cup O’ Joe, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine)
3 Brass sunflower charms
2 Brass leaf charms
2 5.5" x 8.5" Pumpkin Vellum 30lb
2 5.5" x 8.5" Moonrock Cardstock 80lb
This kit is an incredible deal with so many goodies in it that the value is $70 but the cost to you is $34.99.
We also have wonderful, optional add-on products this month -- 3 stamp sets, coordinating dies,  2 Fancy Dies, 1 Paper Layering die, 2 Bold Print background stamps and a set of ink cubes. First we have the Color Layering Squirrel stamp setcoordinating Frame Cuts and a bundle that includes the stamps, dies and inks.

Now, you have probably arrived here from Wanda's blog, and trust me you don't want to miss her amazing projects. So go back to her blog or start from the beginning(the Hero Arts blog) and if you arrived here from her blog, then you are on the right track and your next stop will be May Park! (and you don't want to miss her project, either).

For my first 3 cards I used technique I showed you little while ago (about 2 months ago) using masking and sponging. You can see it here





For my next set of tags and cards I stamped the images on snow paper and die cut, then assembled them on kraft panel or tags cut with the tags infinity dies, I stamped the sentiments using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I added some twine on the tags.For the card bases I used the Moonrock card stock that comes in the kit.






For my next card I stamped the sunflowers the same way I did before, just added one extra step at the end. I stamped the last layer with versamark (on top of the ink) and embossed with clear embossing powder to give more dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder, then arranged my images and adhered to Sunshine note card.

I created the following card in similar way, I just used snow layering paper and inked it with Summer Sky bold ink to create the blue panel, next I stamped the 3rd layer of the sunflower with versamark (which is not visible on the pictures :() 




Last but not the least (and I will have video for this card later this week), is a card using the add on set "Color Layering Squirrel". I stamped him using the Autumn ombre ink, then cup o'joe and cocoa. Next I overstamped the last layer with Versamark and embossed with ultra fine embossing powder. For the wood ground background, I used white woodgrain card stock and inked it with Cup O'joe ink to get custom colored wood grain card stock. I cut a circle with the circle infinity dies. Stamped sentiment on vellum and embossed in white embossing powder. I assembled my card and added few champagne sequins. 


Blog Hop List:


Ilina Crouse - you are HERE

GiveawayWe are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Monday, 9/11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
 Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday Sept. 9/8. In order to not miss a kit, you can get a subscription (it's the way to go, trust me)

134 comments:

  1. Fantastic creations! And such neat masking, so perfect!! Love each one of these :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW! I love your creations. The masking and sponging is a fantastic way to display the focal points of the card. TFS.

    ReplyDelete
  3. OH my - your cards are just gorgeous - the Kraft card you used really them them POP!!!! thanks for the inspiration:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. OMG your squirrel is so beautiful!!!! And I love your inked skies! You are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful and inspiring projects!! Great Autumn theme kit!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Everyone of these cards or tags is spectacular. I love the turquoise background in the first set and the embossing on the sunflower and the squirrel. Makes me really appreciate the beauty of fall colors.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome cards and tags. Plenty inspiration of colors and set-ups, thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Each of your creations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  9. WOW--have you been busy!!! Your cards are just amazing! Thank you for sharing so much inspiration! (Peg)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like all your cards. I'm going to try your idea of using embossing ink for the last layer of layering stamps. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  11. Those sunflowers just pop on the lovely light blue background you created.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your masking and the bright blue behind the sunflowers!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful cards! I'm feeling cooler already!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love Sunflowers - This kit is a must

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful cards and tags! I especially love the one with the panel inked with Summer Sky. I can't believe I've managed to overlook that ink until now - it's just gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  17. You have made so many wonderful cards from this autumn kit. I especially the blue added to the traditional oranges on some of your cards.

    ReplyDelete
  18. These cards are tags are so beautiful! It is amazing how a different-colored background changes the look of the sunflowers! I am loving these layered stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Pretty, pretty cards and tags. Love the sunflowers.

    ReplyDelete
  20. As usual, I love all your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you for sharing all this wonderful inspiration! So many beautiful cards and tags!

    ReplyDelete
  22. WOOZER!!!! What stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, vibrant, out of this world cards and tags!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. WOW have you ever even busy! I love all your cards and tags. I especially like the pumpkins and sunflower and the sunflowers on black. Keep up the good work

    ReplyDelete
  24. You are such an inspiration in many ways Ilina. I love all of the cards you created with the kit and would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love everyone of your cards. Can't wait to play with this kit.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my goodness! LOVE every single one of your projects! I especially like the first card because turquoise is my favorite color and I love the ombre look, but they're all really stunning. Thank you for the chance to win this great kit!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Gorgeous Cards! I especially like the embossed sunflowers on black card stock! Striking! You do wonderful work! Another awesome release by Hero Arts! They are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Embossing for added dimension on the flower is a good idea.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awesome projects! This kit looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow everything you created and shared is amazing. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love your beautiful Autumn creations. It is my favorite time of year.

    ReplyDelete
  32. You have a new fan in me! WOW! You did an AMAZING job with this kit!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow, you've been busy, love all of the cards and tags, love the embossing on the center layers of the sunflowers. I'm new to all this card making and stamping stuff, there sure are some talented crafters out there

    ReplyDelete
  34. All of your cards are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Just one word for this blog post Wow!just wow so pretty each one of the examples you have made. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Gorgeous Cards! Love this new autumn kit!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow, you've really outdone yourself! Your cards are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I am feeling much happier after viewing the sunflower cards. Great work.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Beautiful cards and tags! Terrific kit this month.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love your tags. They are pretty as is or could be added to a card.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Wow. You were productive. Stunning cards and tags.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Gorgeous cards! Love your take on this fabulous kit. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wonderful cards - so many examples with so many products from the kit and add-ons! So much creativity.

    ReplyDelete
  44. This has to be my most favorite of the year! Beautiful inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Great projects, I love seeing all the ways the kit and add ons can be used!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow -- you are outrageously talented!! This entire collection of cards and tags are beautiful. I know I will be chasing the mailman down to get this kit in my craft room. Thanks for sharing (and working on so many examples of this awesome kit!)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Wow! I'm so impressed with all your creations! This is a fantastic kit!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Beautiful cards and I love your tags.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love the blue background masked edges. I need to do that technique

    ReplyDelete
  50. fantastic cards, Ilina - love the turquoise with the sunflowers and pumpkins - the clear embossing on the sunflower adds so much

    ReplyDelete
  51. Ilina, this is a great collection of cards and tags using the new release. I like them all, especially the pumpkin design with the shades of teal background. The colors contrast so well together. Thanks for sharing these many creations as part of the blog hop.

    ReplyDelete
  52. WOW so much creativity!! I love all of your cards & tags but my favorite is the sunflower card with the black background. Thank you so much for sharing all of your beautiful creations!!

    ReplyDelete
  53. WOW ... The Sunflowers and Pumpkins loved all the cards you designed using Septembers product release just amazing what you did with color.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Wow your cards are amazing. I like the color combos and the techniques used for them. Thank you for sharing your great cards.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love the sunflower cards. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  56. What a plethora of awesomeness! Your cards & tags are all so beautiful. You are a true artist!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Wow! Love the black and blue backgrounds with the Sunflowers. Very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  58. These cards are beautiful in their simplicity. The colors used are fantastic and allow for the stamping and die cuts to really shine. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Really beautiful fall cards..love all of them. Thanks for sharing....

    ReplyDelete
  60. All your cards are beautiful! I really like how you embossed the last layer to add dimension.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love the I Am Grateful sunflower card. I love the way it is going off the edge of the center panel.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Thank you so much for your awesome inspiration!! I have already ordered the kit & am looking forward to trying your masking & sponging technique!!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I can't believe how many wonderful cards you created. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  64. My favorite is the embossing you did on the sunflower

    ReplyDelete
  65. I love the accents on the squirrel, gives him such nice dimension!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Such great projects! Very pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Great cards and tags. Thank You for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Beautiful cards and tags...the black background really makes those gorgeous sunflowers pop!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Gees you outdid yourself! What gorgeous cards and inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  70. This release is a home run! I love the fall feel of these stamps and dies and your cards are absolutely beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  71. So loving your art work here - love the squirrel pumpkins and sunflower stamp and dies - tFS

    ReplyDelete
  72. Wow, you made so many beautiful cards with this kit. I love the shiny embossed sunflowers and the squirrel is fantastic. I can't wait to see the video for that.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Great cards, so much inspiration and ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Love the masked panel on your first cards, and especially how the sunflower was offset. Hope when I try this it turns out half as good as yours!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Love the blue background which really makes the colours pop and the embossed sunflowers. Stunning projects!

    ReplyDelete
  76. beautiful cards and tags... you showcased the new kit to perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  77. Wow! This is a lot of inspiration! I am really drawn to the sunflowers on the black background - STRIKING! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Love the embossed sunflowers! I am ready to try this--such beautiful cards!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Beautiful collection of cards using this awesome new kit! Hard to pick a favorite, but the "autumn greetings" card with the final layer of clear embossing on the sunflowers really adds that special something. What a great idea. TFS.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Love the tags. I make all of my tags
    so I'm always glad to get ideas.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful
    cards

    ReplyDelete
  81. These are all wonderful cards! I am in love with tide pool blue and the autumn shades. Think my Thanksgiving cards are going to have those colors in them this year. Thank you for the great color combo idea!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Very Striking cards. I really can't pick a favorite. I'll have to try them all.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Beautiful cards, glad I don't have to pick a favorite.
    Dolores

    ReplyDelete
  84. Oh my!!! Love your stunning sunflowers and the beautiful colors of all your AWESOME creations!!! Great kit!!!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Like how you have shown the variety of versatility of the stamps/dies in the Sept Kit.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    ReplyDelete
  86. Looks like you were having too much fun making all those beautiful cards and tags! Thanks for all the ideas!!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Love the squirrel and the sunflowers against the black background!Thank you for sharing all these beautiful and creative ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  88. Great examples! Love the blues with the autumn colors.

    ReplyDelete
  89. So many great creations!!! You're really an artist ! Some of your color combos are very unique and that's interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Wow great cards! Loving the aqua combo on those cards too!

    ReplyDelete
  91. Thanks for sharing your cards with us - I can't wait until the kit shows up in my mailbox! Clear embossing those sunflowers really made a difference and looks great (I need to remember that I can do stuff like that🙂). Thanks again...

    ReplyDelete
  92. I love how your cards turned out. The colours are wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Such lovely cards, I particularly adore the yellow sunflower with the blue background!

    ReplyDelete
  94. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas and designs! You are very creative!

    ReplyDelete
  95. OMG, the sunflower on the black is breathtaking. I never would have used that... but now

    ReplyDelete
  96. I love all your cards but I really LOVE the squirrel card. I'm going to have to add the shadow ink to my "want" list. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  97. Sooooo wonderful! I'm always in awe...you make the most fabulous cards and tons of them. So much inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Love what you did with the versa mark on the flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Your cards are really beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Loved how you used the woodgrain paper.

    ReplyDelete
  101. Beautiful cards! I love the embossed layer of the sunflower and the black background...very striking!

    ReplyDelete
  102. Awesome colors! Love the sunflower, pumpkins and squirrel! Fabulous designs!

    ReplyDelete
  103. Beautiful cards and tags, love them all, especially the sunflowers on blue.

    ReplyDelete
  104. I love your cards! So beautiful! I also love how you added green pumpkins. 🎃

    ReplyDelete
  105. I always appreciate it when you show multiple uses for the same images. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  106. I love the simple but elegant style of your cards!!

    ReplyDelete
  107. Love all the cards, especially the sunflowers. Love this release.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Love your one layer cards! The masking technique is beautiful. I like how it leaves a small white outline around the images.

    ReplyDelete
  109. Oh my goodness, how can anyone pick a favorite? Three projects really catch my eye-the sunflowers on a black background, the lovely tags, and the squirrel framed by the woodgrain paper. So many beautiful ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Beautiful cards! I'm loving that sunflower stamp. Love the stamp with the Tide Pool background. It's stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  111. WOW, Ilina, your masking and sponging is perfect on that first card. Such a great variety of cards with your gorgeous sunflowers and pumpkins...and that squirrel is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  112. Love all of your designs. So much inspiration. Your green pumpkins really inspired me. How cool would they look white and gold embossed. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  113. Wow, what an assortment of wonderful cards and ideas. I'm ready for fall just so I can use these new products.

    ReplyDelete
  114. Such nice looking cards! I like that you used something different such as green for some pumpkins.

    ReplyDelete
  115. Love the final clear embossed layer on the sunflowers...

    ReplyDelete
  116. Beautiful cards! Love seeing all the different ways to use this kit.

    ReplyDelete
  117. So much inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  118. Love this kit and all the add-ons! Your creations are superb - thanks for sharing !

    ReplyDelete
  119. Beautiful cards! This is a great autumn kit.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Such wonderful ideas! Love the blue background, makes me think of a field of sunflowers!

    ReplyDelete
  121. So many beautiful cards! I think I love the squirrel the best.

    ReplyDelete
  122. Wow so many stunning creations!! Love the tags!

    ReplyDelete
  123. All of your cards look wonderful, Iliana! Congratulations on becoming a member of the Hero Arts design team. I've seen you working towards that goal for years. I'm glad to see you finally accomplished it!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Places I have been to