February My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi Stampers!
 Happy Monday! And welcome to another My Monthly Hero release. Hope you are following the blog hop, and if you are already tired and probably overwhelmed from all the beautiful creations so far, but don't worry you are almost to the end. There are only 2 more stops after me, but trust me you don't want to miss them.

The best comes last.  Let's take a look at the main kit. This month kit is called "Spoken Bird".

This  kit includes:
6" x 8" Clear stamp set
24 Coordinating dies
3 Ink cubes (Nest, Robin's Egg, Feather)
2 5½" x 8½" sheets Stone woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover)
2 5½" x 8½" sheets Bubinga woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover) 
2 Mini grapevine wreaths 
This kit is an incredible deal with so many goodies in it that it is valued at $70 but the cost to you is $34.99.
There are also some amazing add-ons this month: 3 clear stamp sets, 2 coordinating Frame Cut sets, 2 Stamp and Cut sets, 2 Fancy Dies, 1 Paper Layering Dies, 1 woodblock stamp and 2 Bold Prints background stamps.


Now, you have probably arrived here from Michelle's blog and if you haven't 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 Clare's blog(and you don't want to miss her project, either).
First I am starting with a peek of what I shared over at the Hero Arts blog on Saturday as one of the count down posts. Go over the Hero Arts Blog for more details!

Now let's move to the projects I created for the hop. The first few use the main kit. For my first one I did some embossing using the new rounded edge rectangle infinity dies (they will be available to purchase next week) and did some ink blending using Soft Vanilla, Butter Bar, Tide Pool and Soft Pool inks. After that I stamped my images using Intense Black and over stamped with Versamark and embossed with the Ultra Fine embossing powder. Added few sequins and adhered to Black note card. 


Then, I did some more ink blending, but this time using Grape Juice, Orchid and Cotton Candy. I did the same process for stamping the images as in my previous card. I cut the floral border from black card stock  and sprayed with Sparkle spray to add some shimmer to it. Added some Ombre purple sequins and was done. 



For the next card I used the dies from the kit. I die cut the nest and eggs from white card stock and sponged with Cup O'Joe, Butter Bar and Soft pool inks. I partially applies gold embossing powder and heat set it. I created my background on water color paper using St. Petersburg White Nights watercolors. Stamped the sentiment and embossed in gold. Assembled my card and added some sequins to finish it off.


For the card below  I used technique I shared little while ago using background stamps and solid images. You can find it here 


For my next card I did ink to paper to create my background, making sure it was nicely saturated. While it was still wet I stamped  the background using Versamark and heat set it. After it was completely dry I stamped  the images and embossed with white embossing powder. Added sequins and adhered my panel to Snow folded note card.


I used the same technique as my first card. only used different ink colors: Cotton Candy, Orchid and Grape Juice and the "Come Fly With Me" add on set. 


Last, but not the least it a card using the Bird Branches fancy die. I die cut it and applied 5 layers of copper embossing powder. I did the same with the congrats. I did some watercolor wash stamped the sentiment and embossed with the same copper embossing powder, then adhered the diecuts and trimmed the edge off. I added some splatter of copper paint. I adhered my panel to Snow folded card. 


Blog Hop List

Ilina Crouse - That's me
Libby Hickson

GiveawayHero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero Arts will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, February 11th 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 February 9th.

Comments

Karthikha said…
Wow! Fabulous creations! Each card is so beautiful and I love the bright colors! <3
Beautiful cards! My favorite is the one you already showed in the sneak peeks.
Sherri Clifford said…
Wow, love all of your cards. Thank you for all of the amazing inspiration! Cannot wait to get my kit!
aasheeta said…
Lovely ink blending! Thanks for sharing.
Debbie Rumpza said…
So many adorable cards!
Karen said…
These are great! I'm so inspired, I want to get started right away!
Gretchen said…
I kept trying to figure out which card is my favorite, and I give up! They are all so lovely and elegant. I think you showcased this release to the utmost! Thank you!
Unknown said…
Wow what a lot of different designs using the Hero Arts February Kit. You obviously enjoyed the stamps and they inspired you. You have definitely inspired me with the different techniques you have used in each card. :O)
Jennifer said…
Really pretty! Such unique designs coming from the same kit. I love the high contrast -
Purple Princess said…
Wow! Such amazing work!!
Karen H said…
Wowza! Fantastic projects. Beautiful inspiration.
Sherry said…
wow!!! love all your gorgeous cards!!!
Wow!!!! Stunning array of gorgeousness!!! LOVE your cards!
Unknown said…
OMG!!! So many wonderful cards. Love them all!!!
Sarah T. said…
Such a lovely assortment of cards. Thank you for the link to the technique video for the elephants - such a great treatment for solid images.
Rosemary said…
seriously amazing set of cards!! each one more fabulous then the next!!
Thanks for sharing all these fabulous bird cards--your inspiration just may have convinced me that I need this february kit. Thanks for inspiring me today and for the opportunity to win!
:) Marie
MelissaF said…
Wow, so many beautiful cards, love the pretty colored backgrounds for the bird silhouettes, and the color combos are gorgeous. My absolute favorite one is the feather with the swirly starlings background stamp, stunning!
Isabelle said…
So many fantastic and gorgeous cards ! I love your idea of the rainbow feathers and your choice of colors for all your cards is perfect. All your cards are very inspiring, thank you for sharing.
Eve N said…
You made such a wonderful variety of cards with this set that I can't decide which technique to try first! Thanks.
bev p said…
You could have made it easy and put in one or two ordinary cards, but all of these are top ten material. Every time I scrolled on down, I was holding my breath again. You have taken a wonderful stamp set (and the rest) and turned them into magic. Each card example is amazing. Thank you.
Unknown said…
You have artistic drama in your cards. Stunning!
craftygal1 said…
All the cards are just stunning! Love them all.
Betty said…
wonderful array of cards, Ilina - especially love your gold embossed wreath!
Becca Yahrling said…
Lots of pretty inspiration using this awesome
kit and add-ons. I absolutely L*O*V*E the
silhouette card in purple - stunning!
Debbie B said…
WoW! So many GORGEOUS cards! I love all the ink blending and especially your designs! I love the messages they send!
cghundley said…
Fabulous creating
on all your cards,
so pretty!
Carla from Utah
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!
Lee said…
Wow! Love your silhouette birds, some beautiful cards there. And the wreath with little birds, I hadn't seen it and its WONDERFUL. Lots of good stuff here -- thanks!
StampinLouie said…
Love all the cards especially the one with the colorful feathers and the black bird in the center.
Anonymous said…
I'm so in love with this kit and your cards josmary flores
Jeanne Beam said…
This is a great kit. You did an amazing job creating so many gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing...
Sue D said…
Wonderful cards you made with this kit.
Janelle said…
Wonderful collection! I especially like the ones with dramatic black features.
Wonderful variety of bird creations. Like the backgrounds, colors, casual with style of black ink, heat embossing & more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Sallyann said…
Amazing showcase of this wonderful card kit...can't wait to start playing with it and thanks for the inspiration!
Helen said…
Love them all but my favourite is the purple background with black floral border.
Janet Trapp said…
Fabulous cardsšŸ’—A great kit and love the hummingbirds as well!
God bless!
Ann K said…
What fabulous examples of this kit - you outdid yourself - lovely!!
Barbara said…
Your cards are fabulous. I can't decide which one I like best.
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
I especially love all the fun creation here for the new kit!
All your cards are fantastic !
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]
Tindaloo said…
oh the birdnest with goldembossing is so pretty! ♥ all very gorgeous cards! I was not planning on getting any of the addons.. but that bird brances die frame is just soo beautiful on your card ♥ ♥ ♥
Viv said…
What a fabulous showcasing of this great new kit. Love it and love your cards!
Teresa Doyle said…
WOW Ilina!!! You have been one busy lady and you didn't disappoint on any of them. What an amazing body of work to showcase this amazing kit and add ons. I honestly can't pick a definitive fave, they are all beautiful. You have definitely got my creative juices flowing. Thanks for sharing these cards and giving us so many ideas. L♡VE this KIT!
Unknown said…
I love all of your cards but my favorite would have to be sending hugs. I love the ombre look. Thanks for sharing your ideas
~amy~ said…
LOVE them all...such a gorgeous group of projects!
Sherry Butcher said…
Wonderful set of cards with great colors, coloring and die cuts. Love the idea of the black and purple cards. thanks for sharing
Shanna said…
Your cards are amazing!
You are my cardmaking hero! I kept scrolling and thinking that was it, and then there would be more! So many great ideas rolling around in my head after seeing your creations. Thank you for sharing.
Linda S. said…
Your cards are gorgeous. They really helped me see how much fun these stamps and dies could be to use.
Cindy C. said…
Amazing projects!! I absolutely love that last one!
Judy said…
Especially love the coloration on the spread your wings and fly.
Tracey Magner said…
OMG, STUNNING, if I was to comment on these amazing cards I would be here an hour at least, I can't believe the cards you made out of this kit, I was amazed time after time as I scrolled down. You just didn't make just 1 stunning card, you kept us wow'd, one after another, I have to tell you I really enjoyed your blog post and your cards really were stunning, amazing, and just down right beautiful, WOW girl!!! Thanks, Tracey Magner
HenriĆ«tte said…
Wow, each one is awesome! Thanks for showing all this beauty to us.
Unknown said…
Your cards are absolutely fabulous!!
Unknown said…
I loved all your cards, but my favorite was the one with white feathers and birds on a deep blue background. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Deborah Kaye said…
Gorgeous cards! That copper one is fabulous!
Unknown said…
Love the colorful feathers.
Megan said…
I love the first one. Beautiful ink blended background to make the black silhouette pop!
liz said…
I love this kit! Fantastic Birds!
Lisa Moline said…
Wow! What a beautiful bunch of cards! I love all of them! You've given me so much inspiration! I could never chose a favorite from all of your examples because they are all so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us!
Ericka Strange said…
Wow so many beautiful cards! Love your backgrounds so pretty fresh! Beautiful job.
Daniela May said…
So much inspiration - love the backgrounds and lovely layouts - great job
Unknown said…
Oh my! These are gorgeous! I just can't decide which one I like the best. I love the backgrounds. That swirl looks wonderful on the one card. Love them!
Billie A said…
Wow so awesome and love the colorful backgrounds. Love the cards and images.
JanetB said…
Oh my gosh, I love all of your cards. I already ordered the kit, but now I think I need to Starlings Bold Print. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
Tanja said…
Wow so many lovely cards, can't pick a favourite. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Kris in Alaska said…
Wowsers! Those are all incredible! It doesn't get any better than birds!
Unknown said…
ALL the cards you've created are gorgeous! They don't just look beautiful as cards, they look amazing enough to frame up a wall!! Love your use of the die cuts and stamps to create these, the inks and embossing powder you've chosen made great colours for the backgrounds!! Love them!! <3
Lagene said…
GORGEOUS cards! I love all the lovely silohette birds against the pretty sunset skys!
Auntie Em said…
Your cards are all so beautiful. As I scrolled down along your post and came to card after card and was so taken by each one. I really like the black on the bright colours and how you changed it around but if I had to pick just one...and that would take some restraint...it would be the white on the deep blues and the background swirl. I was having a hard time figuring out that background stamp but seeing how you have used it puts it into perspective. It looks like magical sparkles behind the feather. (yes, I was raised on Disney. lol)
Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful designs. So much great inspiration. Cheers! :)
mtscrapgal said…
Thanks for giving us so many beautiful cards using lots of the new kit. Loved all the different techniques too.
Cyndi said…
Beautiful projects. I LOVE the background you created on the first card.
Judie said…
Wow amazing cards! I love the silhouette style ones!
Jean said…
Wow - you rocked this release! Such gorgeous cards!
GrammyP said…
WOW! Your cards are amazing! They are all so beautiful that there is no way I could choose one over the other. Thank you so much for sharing!
Annette Gordon said…
I am officially in love with all the stamps and dies, after seeing all your cards! Each one is so different and so incredibly amazing! WOW WOW WOW! Thanks so much for all the ideas. Now to choice which ones to get.
Denise Bryant said…
awesome cards with this beautiful kit! love that gorgeous floral border die!
Shannon said…
Stunning creations! I really love the silhouttes against the blended backgrounds.
Robin P said…
What a wonderful collection of projects. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jackie said…
Wow, you've been busy! Some unique ones (which I always like to see) but they are all so beautiful and I am not able to pick a favourite.
FD91354 said…
Love the colors! Beautiful cards! Looks like a fabulous kit!
Denise Kasbohm said…
Your blended backgrounds are beautiful! Wow that feather card so creative.
karenelr said…
What an amazing plethora of gorgeous art! I love all of your cards!!
Valerija said…
Oh... wonderful projects. Love them all.
Karen L K said…
Wow such a nice variety of cards! That night time bird with the black border die is a great look! All are very nice!