Hero Arts Summer Catalog Blog Hop

Hi Stampers! 
Welcome to the Hero Arts 2017 Summer Catalog Blog hop! 
Again, this is a long post, so bear with me. I have videos for most of the cards here, I will be posting them later today. I spend couple hours dealing with my camera because it didn't want to read my SD card, so I wasn't able to photograph my pictures (nothing like waiting for the last minute) . So come back later for the video tutorials ;) 

So, if you are bored hop on over to Libby's blog to see her amazing creations! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full hop list, along with the give aways details! 


You can see the entire summer collection HERE

So, let's get started. For my first card I used the color layering Parrot. I used several inks to stamp the parrot (I have all supplied linked at the bottom of this post) and 5 bold inks to sponge the background (summer sky, green apple, dandelion, tangerine and strawberry. I used the MISTI tool in order to achieve multi color stamping. will show you how to do this in the video coming later today. (so please come back) I used Chameleon Pencils to color in around the parrot and his face. 





FOr the next few cards I used the I love bold background and share handmade kindness die. I stamped in versamark on black card stock, and then embossed in white and clear. I used the oval infinity dies to cut the ovals from white card stock, and adhered the die cut sentiments. On the card that the background was embossed with clear embossing powder I didn't use the white oval, but directly adhered the sentiment. I used Stick it adhesive on the back of the sentiments before I die cut them. I applied versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder on the die cut sentiments. 








Next, are these cute shaped cards/invitations using the new Nesting Monsters fancy dies. I used the two largest. Masked circle (made with the circle infinity dies) and used the new deco pattern stencil to cover the belly that we masked. I stamped sentiment, embossed in white embossing powder, added the googly eyes, drew the mouth and added the noses.








Next, I made this clean and simple card using the Believe in Yourself Narwhal set , I stamped the images, colored, adhered to card base and added some sparkle pen and gems. 





Next ,is a card using the paper layering Shark and the Killer messages. I die cut the shark on watercolor paper, then watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors, dried, then stamped the sentiment in black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. 






For this card I won't have a video, but it's pretty simple. I stamped the Scribble bold prints stamp on watercolor paper with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Next colored with Peerless watercolors. Stamped the sentiment on black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder. Die cut it and adhered to my card. 




Last, but not the least, is colored monster from one of the new stamp and cut sets. I AM in LOVE with all the monsters in this catalog. 




GIVEAWAY

Hero will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Wednesday, 5/24 at 11:59pm PTand the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog   the following week.

Blog hop list:


The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
Laura Bassen 
Wanda Guess 
May Park 
Amy Tsuruta 
Cheiron Brandon 
Yana Smakula 
Lydia Fiedler 
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Jenn Shurkus 
Clare Prezzia 
Tracie Pond 
Michelle Short 
Heather Ruwe 
Ilina Crouse - that's ME
Libby Hickson

Comments

Pitney said…
Wonderful colors!!!!
~amy~ said…
WOWZA. LOVE them all!
The sunset background is really pretty
Kate Davis said…
I love them all, but the parrot is hands down my favorite!
DisDesigns said…
Your cards are amazing - the Narwhal, the parrot, ooh the monsters! Can't pick just one I like best!
Joy Meadows said…
Love the parrot card! Can't wait to see the videos.
BeverlyBL said…
WOW! You have certainly been the busy girl. Love your cards, especially the wonderfully colored parrot card. Your background is amazing.
Linda S. said…
What an amazing assortment of cards; I can't even pick a favorite. I like them all.
Lisa Reber said…
Love them all but I have to say your shark card is my fav!
Sam Olden said…
Wow, so many awesome cards and such variety. They are all so wonderful.
Lisa s said…
Wow so many beautifully created cards
I love the tones in your parrot really tropical and your norwal is so cute i want to play with him.
the bean said…
Very scary shark card - and very beautiful ! Love the last little monster card, too - adorable and so colorful and made me smile ! That's what it is all about - making someone happy - I mean really happy - with our creations !!! TFS
Susan King said…
Your blending is absolutely stunning! I have never seen such perfect blending on a card. TFS!
Deb Selby said…
So different but all so wonderful. Hard to choose a favorite from this pile. Ok it is the parrot.
Sunshine said…
All of your projects are fabulous. I especially like what you did with the parrot. So pretty. Thanks for all of the inspiration and sharing your talent!

-Michelle Daigle
Sunshine said…
All of your projects are fabulous. I especially like what you did with the parrot. So pretty. Thanks for all of the inspiration and sharing your talent!

-Michelle Daigle
Anonymous said…
Beautiful cards! My favorite has the gorgeous sunset behind the parrot! Stunning!
Elaine said…
Your cards are done so well; thank you for sharing!
FD91354 said…
You have too many waaaay to cute cards Love this release. :)
nailgirl said…
Wow!!! I think these are my favorite cards of all! So creative and fun!!
You've made soooooo many gorgeous cards! I love all of the bold and vibrant colors! So pretty! TFS
MaryFran said…
Love your bold coloring here!
So many fun cards! So much inspiration!
Gaia Ramazzotti said…
Your cards are so inspiring!
Super cute monsters ♥
Lori said…
The parrot is absolutely stunning! Great job on all of the cards!
Teresa Doyle said…
WOWZERS Ilina, I could write a book while commenting on all of these! LOL I'll keep it short: AH-MAZING work, as always!
Abby said…
Great cards! So much fun.
Evelyn said…
SO many great cards. Thanks for sharing all of these!!
dligon said…
you cards are so beautiful! I love the sunset background on the parrot card
Debbie said…
My favorite is the tropical - colors are great. But they are all very nice.
Kentucky Daisy said…
WOW! So many great designs!! I love the wonderfully encouraging "Kindness" cards and admire the beauty of the bird card. You have really created some wonderful things to showcase this new release!!!
Rema DeLeeuw said…
Fabulous projects!
scrapperme said…
Wow! You've been busy. I like the variety you came up with. The monsters are cute.
Nana Griffin said…
Such a wonderful assortment of cards. All are great but the parrot is so cool.
Beverly S. said…
WOW...you have been busy preparing for this catalog release and blog hop! All of your work is SO pretty but I was blown away with the parrot card!!!!
I WANT that stamp set! ;) Thanks for all the inspiration and sharing your work.
Unknown said…
The parrots are super cute and look fun to color bit that background looks absolutely gorgeous!!!
Trina P. said…
Wow! So much eye candy. Love the bright colours of the first parrot card. Love the CAS design of your Narwhal card. And last but not least, love the rainbow ink blended colours of the scribble card.
Kathy Thisted said…
wow!! such a fun assortment of cards! I will need to come back and look some more later.
Unknown said…
Loving the parrot card and the shading effect
cissi said…
You have made so many pretty cards!
Lydia Lee said…
Love, love, love your parrot card! Amazing job! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Deeps said…
I love all your cards. These stamps are wonderful.
Heidi said…
Gorgeous projects, love them and this release!
Holy guacamole! That's a lot of cards!!! LOVE the shark, especially how he is dimensional :-) The rainbow watercolor card is stunning too. They're all great cards but those were my favs! Great job!!!
Holy guacamole! That's a lot of cards!!! LOVE the shark, especially how he is dimensional :-) The rainbow watercolor card is stunning too. They're all great cards but those were my favs! Great job!!!
Linda from AZ said…
What a wide range and diversity of cards, it's hard to choose a favorite as I like them all. thanks for sharing!
Unknown said…
So many cute cards!! Love the bright background on your bird card!
barbara c said…
So many pretties & adorable cards..
Cynthia said…
Love those sentiments on that bird card! I think it's a must have!
Anonymous said…
Your cards are amazing. Thank you for sharing your ideas with all of us.
Berina RGA said…
Wow!! So many beautiful card! I love the parrots. The colors you have used on the parrot are lovely. The monsters shaped cards are very pretty. I love the shark card. Love the dimension. The background is stunning.
Your cards are awesome!!!
Unknown said…
Intelligent and whimsical! You are so talented!
sheron said…
My goodness, so many cards! They are all pretty but my favorite has to be the monster. I love the colors you used and the blending is so pretty.
Stefanie White said…
Wow, such a great way to show off this awesome release. I love your bright bird card, very beautiful. And the wishful thinking is my second fav. Thanks for the inspiration, I am now completely remaking my wish lit! Lol!
KimberlyM said…
Your fabulous cards just kept coming. Love them all. I am loving the 'you are something magical' sentiment (and my daughter wants a Harry Potter themed birthday party!)
Tracie Pond said…
Wow, you have been busy!!!! Love all of the beautiful colors you use.
Becca Yahrling said…
Whoa, lots of fun and fabulous cards. You are amazing!! I love the parrot; colored so lovely! And the monster card ... super cute!!
Linda said…
Such inventive designs! Love each one of these cards, but for me, that shark card is perfection! TFS
Dee Earnshaw said…
OMG what an amazing number of gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for sharing them I am in love with your parrot card - the background is glorious:)
Colleen said…
All of these are so stinkin cute
TLady said…
OH MY GOODNESS! SOMEONE LOVES this release! LOL FABULOUS JOB on doing ALL of these cards!!! I can't pick just one, as they're each GREAT & I've been "WOWWED!" LOL SUPER JOB on EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Geri S said…
Those are some amazing cards from an amazing release!
Cyndi said…
Your parrot card is stunning. Such beautiful coloring.
Wow! Your cards are absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.
Liz said…
Your cards are super creative and fun! Thank you so much for sharing your cards for inspiration!
T Simmons said…
Your narwhal card is absolutely adorable!
Jeanne Beam said…
Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing...
Thank you for sharing so many cards. Really looked like you enjoyed playing with the new sets from Hero Arts.
Barb said…
Love that vibrant background with the parrot! Beautiful!!!!
Cynthia Cole said…
You did a great job on all your cards!
Paula said…
Each of your cards is so fun!! Especially love that watercolored monster one :)
Anonymous said…
As great as these all are, I think your shaped monster cards are the best. Excellent work.
Unknown said…
Love the cards. All the colours are great eye candy.
SeekHim1 said…
Nice examples! Keep up the good work!
Billie A said…
Wow all of your cards are stunning. I love the parrot rich background and image. All of your cards you created are wonderful.
Deneen said…
I love your colorful cards and the Parrot one is my favorite!
Lueyes said…
Beautiful parrot card!
Janet D. said…
WHOA love them all!!!
Di said…
Lovely and colourful, my favourite would be the macaw, love birds.
Di B.
Pennie said…
Beautiful cards! You are very talented.
Essie said…
Did you hear the squealing? That was me....getting progressively more delighted with your terrific cards and this great new release!
Lindarub said…
What fun cards.
Isabel Z said…
Love what you created; you are so talented.
Unknown said…
I love all your cards! I can't pick a favorite :-) Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!
Cindy C. said…
These assorted cards amaze me!! Thanks for sharing Ilina!
Janice said…
You created really fabulous backgrounds but the narwhal card is hysterical!
loceanjo said…
Love all of these cards. They are gorgeous and fun at the same time!
Barbara said…
The monsters are just too much, how cute can they get? This is a wonderful release, thanks for the inspiration!
Unknown said…
This is an amazing group of cards. Each one is really one of a kind.
Diane Bakehouse said…
Wow! I kept scrolling down, and down, and down. What a fantastic collection of cards and ideas. The parrot card is stunning. Love the monster invites and card. The watercoloured background on the cardshark...oops shark card is lovely.
Miriam Prantner said…
So many great cards! I love the inking, it's gorgeous and the monsters are so cute!
Barbara said…
Wow! your cards are all so creative and I love them all! What fun you must have had!
Kleri said…
Lovely projects!The parrot is stunning!Thank you for the inspiration
Natalie said…
OMG! Beautiful cards. Love the design and the colors.
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Christi Conley said…
Oh my goodness!! I can't pick one - they are all so sweet!!!
Lindar C said…
Fantastic creations!! Love the bright bold colors on the parrot card.
Christy Malone said…
I love your cards! The colors on the parrot are so pretty!
Your cards are so creative! Thanks for sharing!
Michelle H said…
All your cards are amazing, but the parrot one immediately made me think of Jimmy Buffet. The handmade kindness card was my favorite.
zehra said…
Oh my god, so much wonderful inspiration. The one totally out the pa k is the parrot card, love all the details on all the cards.
Starr said…
So adorable thank you for sharing
Phyllis said…
Great variety of cards, I love colorful & vibrant cards, so your parrot card blew me away. These are awesome and I look forward to you posting your videos of creating them.
Unknown said…
Wow, you have been very busy making cards. I think the parrot might be my favorite. The colors are amazing.
judy said…
Wonderful cards--I love the variety of images and styles!
judy said…
Wonderful cards--I love the variety of images and styles!
Unknown said…
Fabulous cards all of them and fantastic colors too. I liked each and everyone of them. Thank you for showing us how it can be done.
Laura S said…
Wow! What a lovely selection of cards! Hard to tell for sure, but I think the parrot card is my favorite with the bright coloring and beautiful layout.
What a wonderful selection of your art. Always loved your work and it still delivers. Absolutely beautiful.
Denise Bryant said…
Awesome cards! Love the tropical colors on the parrot card!
Kiwi said…
Oh my! The parrot card has to be my favourite,your colouring is simply amazing,just pops off the screen!!!
Margery C said…
Wow, so many great cards! Love all the different techniques you used.
Dawn J said…
Such a variety of cards. Thanks for sharing.
bkazoo said…
Great cards. I think your parrot is the best one yet!
A lovely selection of cards but my favorite is the parrot. The background blending and color scheme used on the parrot (it looks quite realistic!) are lovely!
So many great cards! The parrot card is absolutely stunning! Love it!
bev p said…
I am on serious sensory overload!! Not only are you near the end of the hop, but you did so many cards and each one is a winner. AND...I didn't know about the monsters yet (and they have DIES---now I am in serious trouble!). Thanks so much. I am going back for one more look.....
Beautiful cards! I'm loving the monsters also!
Sue D said…
You have been busy creating! My fave is the colorful parrot card.
cm said…
An assortment of WOW showcases, Ilina! I'm especially taken with your shark card; this set has perfect "scary cool" images to make cards for - and with - my nephew, who just turned 5! And the monster cards...oh my stars! Too cute! Dazzled entirely by what you've designed!
~carol
You really outdid yourself with all these wonderful cards. I love all of the designs you made.
Nikki said…
Great cards! Love the colorful parrot.
Mary Holshouser said…
Fantastic projects.
Love the little monster dies.
thanks for sharing so many
fun things.
Rachel Russell said…
My favorite blog on the hop. These are amazing cards. The multi-colored parrot is breathtaking (as is the background!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). The narwhal is too adorable. And the monster is just perfection!
Gretchen Wilson said…
Awesomeness! I can't decide which card I like the best! You have out done yourself in making these cards! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Unknown said…
So many great cards. My favorites is, definitely, the monster shaped cards.
Terebene said…
The narwhal with the unicorn is so cute!
Tammy B said…
So many nice projects! The monster invitations are awesome!
Julie from NZ said…
All I can say is **WOW**. I love these cards. The colours, the backgrounds, the sentiments... *wow*! I can't decide which card I like the most!
Sherry Butcher said…
Great cards, love the colors, the Monster's and Love the new Collection, Thank you for sharing.
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Wonderful and fun creation with gorgeous colors!
Sharon said…
Oh my ... where to start? Your cards are amazing. Thank you for the inspiration. I was deciding between only two sets, until now. Now I just have to decide when to stop spending😆
FeM said…
Thanks for always sharing your talents. Your cards are awesome.
Unknown said…
All your ards are fantastic. Love them all.
Janice said…
These are awesome cards and I thank you for the videos and inspiration.
cindybearj said…
You went above and beyond with all these cards! They are all fantastic!
Amy C. said…
I love the Share Handmade Kindness sentiment and the shark set is also a favorite. Wonderful cards!
Rebecca Ednie said…
Your parent is so gorgeous! I was hoping someone would do a parrot in those colors. But I especially love your narwhale card, it's too funny.
NatQuebec said…
Lovely cards and I especially love the parrot one.
Roberta S. said…
Love the parrot & narwal are my favs of this post. Thank you for the videos on how you did them.
Mary-Anne V said…
wow you did a fabulous job showcasing this release. I love how you used all the different products in so many different ways and styles.
Unknown said…
Love all these creations! My favorite has to be the Parrot! Such vibrancy of color! WOW!
Patti H. said…
A whole plethora of awesomeness! Your cards are all wonderful. Too hard to pick a favorite!
patti said…
Your cards were all just amazing!!!
How tropical your card looks! Perfect for a card starring that gorgeous parrot! Your color combinations for the background and for the parrot are perfect! I also love the leaves in black/silhouette against the bright colors!
Unknown said…
Awesome pieces of artwork! Simply amazing!
Holly Jackson said…
Ilina! You have so many nice cards here! I love the monsters!
Anonymous said…
Your cards are awesome!
Jackie said…
Eow, you've been busy creating some amazing projects!! They are all fabulous but I absolutely love the parrot card and the you are magical card. The colours are so rich and vibrant and are blended just so beautifully. Love them!!
Debbie B said…
Wonderful cards! That parrot is spectacular! Love the colors, Love the background and love the black leaves with the black card base! Thanks for the video on how you did it. Wish I had seen that when I was working on the HA Rooster! I'll be back to view it again when I get my parrot!! :)
Jennifer Cole said…
OMG, the narwhal card is fantastic! Thank you for sharing :)
Sallyann said…
Super cute and sweet cards! Absolutely love the Parrot card and the bright colors!
Your tummy cake monster is darling, the parrot card is breathtaking and elegant and the shark card makes me giggle!
Totally in love with the Narwhal card and all of the kindness cards warm my heart! I try to send anywhere from 5-25 Just Because/Hugs/Kindness/RAK cards out each week and on the rare times I actually leave my home and go somewhere I love leaving cards in store aisles or doctor offices that are in envelopes telling the finder to open them! I often tuck a little treat of some kind inside the card to give an even bigger smile to the recipients! TFS!
Farhana S said…
Beautiful cards 😍
Unknown said…
OMG that Narwhal thinking about the unicorn card is sooooo cute!!! ILove the texture you added to the second cards as well so pretty
Renee V said…
So much inspiration! They're all awesome, but my fave is the Narwahl dreaming of becoming a unicorn ;) So clever
None None said…
Wow - gorgeous cards!! I adore your narwhal card - so cute and CAS! Love your parrot card - I immediately thought of Jimmy Buffett when I saw it.
I am blown away by how unique your cards are. The Narwhal is my favorite. But all of them are wonderful.
Dana M said…
Amazing cards Ilina! So many different styles, concepts and techniques used. I love the vibrancy of the parrot card.
mtscrapgal said…
You win the prize for the most cars. Thanks for your talent and time. Enjoyed th videos too. The layering parrot card is stunning.
Deborah Kaye said…
Oh my goodness! So many fabulous cards! Thanks for the videos also!
Unknown said…
Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing with us!
bzyPTmom said…
Wow, amazing cards! My favorites are the parrot and the cute little monster with the BD cake! Thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
So many amazing cards!!! You knocked this one out of the park! I love the monsters too!! Lol...thank you for sharing!
Debbie A Smith said…
You have created a most creative group of cards. Thanks for sharing your creative process
hilhashi said…
I love your monster card with the cake! The grayed background with the bright bright bright monster colors...the card just POPS! IT'S AWESOME!
Helen F. said…
What a fabulous set of cards! I LOVE your designs and creativity! Thanks for all the fun ideas, Ilina :)
Unknown said…
so many great unique cards!! Love the rainbow ombre card with the parrot who matched, and the chic notecard set you made for kindness, and so many more. Thanks so much for sharing!
Kjudy1 said…
What a fantastic collection of beautiful cards! The parrot card is gorgeous with all those bright colors!
Lagene said…
AWESOME cards, I especially love your Parrot card! Thanks for the videos! Great release!