Hero Arts May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop and Give Away!

Hi Stampers!  
Happy Monday! And welcome to another My Monthly Hero release. Hope you are following the blog hop and finding a lot of inspiration, as well as enjoying all the ideas. If you are following the hop along, you have probably arrived from Laurie's blog and your next stop will be the amazing Michelle  (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

Let's take a closer look at this month's kit

This month's kit includes:
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
13 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
2 Leaf Dies
1 Window Fancy Die with Frame
1 Roll Leaf Patterned Washi Tape (Assorted Designs)
5 Ivory Skeleton Leaves
4 5" x 7" Sheets 100% Recycled Handmade Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper (140 lb)
1 5.25" x 6.5" Tree Swirl Stencil

This kit is valued at $74.99, but is an incredible deal at $34.99.
It is available in limited quantities - grab yours before they are gone!

We also have several optional add-on products this month - 3 clear stamp sets, 2 coordinating Frame Cut sets, 1 Confetti Die, 2 Bold Print background Cling stamp, 1 Stamp and Cut, 1 reactive Ombre Ink pad and a new Liquid Watercolor - leaf!

CM271 Swing By Soon
CM271 Swing By Soon
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CM274 Family Portrait
CM274 Family Portrait
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DC237 Besties Stamp & Cut
DC237 Besties Stamp & Cut
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CM273 Family Tree Words
CM273 Family Tree Words
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DI521 Tree and Leaf Confetti Die (F)
DI521 Tree and Leaf Confetti Die (F)
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CG741 Family Word Bold Prints
CG741 Family Word Bold Prints
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CG740 Family Tree Grid Bold Prints
CG740 Family Tree Grid Bold Prints
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DI518 Swing By Soon Frame Cuts (C)
DI518 Swing By Soon Frame Cuts (C)
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DI522 Family Portrait Frame Cuts (E)
DI522 Family Portrait Frame Cuts (E)
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PD120 Liquid Watercolor Leaf
PD120 Liquid Watercolor Leaf
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AF417 Ombre Reactive Spring Day
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You can also purchase all of the add-ons as a bundle, at about 10% savings for you
WB1023 Get Them All May Add-ons
WB1023 Get Them All May Add-ons
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I am starting with a card  I had over the Hero Arts blog on Saturday as part of the countdown to creativity. Head over to the blog for more details on this card.


For my next card I used the fancy border die from the kit and die cut it from black card stock. I cut off the swing with small scissors. I took piece of Bristol paper and blended some Bubble Gum, Orchid and Grape Juice inks. Once completely dry using the Intense black ink pad I stamped my images and sentiment. Then assembled my whole card.




Next is pretty simple card. I used the stencil from the kit to do some dry embossing on white card stock. Then stamped the sentiment and embossed with Copper Embossing powder. For the copper strip, I applied some sticky strip on white card stock and poured embossing powder then heat set it. Trimmed to size and adhered behind my embossed panel. Assembled me card. 


For my last card I did some masking to make the scene. I used the new Sprign Day Reactive Ombre ink. To create clouds I used Sky and Clouds stencils and a wet paper towel to lift up the ink. When completely dry I stamped the images. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on black card stock and embossed with PW110 white embossing powder. I adhered my panel and sentiment onto black note card. 




Blog Hop List 
Ilina Crouse - that's ME
Michelle Short -your next stop! 

Giveaway: Hero 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. The giveaway closes Sunday, May 13th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.
 Kit availability and shipping: The main kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday May 11th. 

May MMH 2018
May MMH 2018
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PD120 Liquid Watercolor Leaf
PD120 Liquid Watercolor Leaf
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HA
DI522 Family Portrait Frame Cuts (E)
DI522 Family Portrait Frame Cuts (E)
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HA
DI521 Tree and Leaf Confetti Die (F)
DI521 Tree and Leaf Confetti Die (F)
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HA
DI518 Swing By Soon Frame Cuts (C)
DI518 Swing By Soon Frame Cuts (C)
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HA
DC237 Besties Stamp & Cut
DC237 Besties Stamp & Cut
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HA
CM274 Family Portrait
CM274 Family Portrait
Shop at:
HA
CM273 Family Tree Words
CM273 Family Tree Words
Shop at:
HA
CM271 Swing By Soon
CM271 Swing By Soon
Shop at:
HA
CG741 Family Word Bold Prints
CG741 Family Word Bold Prints
Shop at:
HA

AF417 Ombre Reactive Spring Day
Shop at:
HA
CG740 Family Tree Grid Bold Prints
CG740 Family Tree Grid Bold Prints
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HA
WB1023 Get Them All May Add-ons
WB1023 Get Them All May Add-ons
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HA

Comments

Sanju said…
Very pretty cards!
Libby Hickson said…
Very pretty! I especially love the dry embossing with the stencil!!
Teresa Selby said…
I love your purple card. You really did beautiful work on your cards. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.
Unknown said…
Beautiful cards and such vibrant colors. Love this kit, on my wish list!!
{S} said…
Wow! Such eye catching colors and designs. Love the gradient pinks.
Eve N said…
Great cards! I had to go back to the picture of the stamp set because I didn't realize it had all the different silhouettes of children at play. There is a LOT to discover in this kit.
sharon g said…
The pink/purple one is just gorgeous! I like the color change.
crafty ashley said…
i really enjoyed each card you made! i will be returning to case your work when my kit arrives!
The colour backgrounds ... and your embossed tree. Wonderful cards! Great inspiration for the monthly kit.
Isabelle said…
Your cards are beautiful ! I love all the colors, perfect for spring time !
I love the diecut in black with the vivid colors you chose. Great cards.
Erica said…
The gorgeous colors on these cards really appeal to the eye. Yet, I love the embossed white card as well.
Beautiful cards! Love the vibrant backgrounds you created - they really set off the stamps and dies! I LOVE this kit!!
Debbie Rumpza said…
Gorgeous! I love the hot pink card and the dry embossed tree. Very clever!
Peculiaris said…
Oh wow, these are all stunning! I keep being amazed at the possibilities this kit offers. Embossing the tree stencil is just genius! I so can't wait to play <3
Purple Princess said…
I love the purple one!!
Susie Sonnier said…
What a great kit!!!
Gorgeous cards! I love the black with the purple!
judy said…
Absolutely beautiful cards--I love the ink blended backgrounds on the first two cards and the embossed stencil on the last card!
Squdge said…
Wow. As always, amazing cards. I learn so much from you an this blog! I think the blue and green card is my favourite!

I really want to try the monthly kits but the shipping to the UK is so much that I haven't taken the plunge yet! This would be amazing.
LittleSher said…
Vibrant colors!
mamabaer03 said…
Beautiful cards. I like the one with the black card stock. Very different.
Anonymous said…
I like your first card most of all. Greetings from Birgit
Miriam Baker said…
Love the girl on the swing.
LaNell said…
These are absolutely beautiful cards. What a wonderful kit.
Connie said…
These are such pretty cards. I especially like the white embossed tree.
Isabel Z said…
This kit is absolutely stunning!
Golda said…
Each of these is beautiful, but your black frame with the purple and pink background is a definite standout.
I love the black card where only the color is past the dark woods.
zehra said…
Beautiful cards with some gorgeous colors and eye catching.
Gorgeous creations, I love every one of your cards!
Leanne in Cali said…
Just beautiful! Love the cards you made and can't wait to get this wonderful kit. Thanks for sharing with us!!
Maddietrain said…
This kit looks like so much fun!
Joy Meadows said…
Love your gorgeous cards! This kit is simply amazing!
Unknown said…
Beautiful cards and wonderful colors. Love this kit.
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
What a happy kit, and your cards are so pretty and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.
Woendi Levitt said…
Love the vibrant colors you used. The purple card made me say “wow”. I also enjoyed the simple card
Dana M said…
Beautiful cards! Wonderful blending and color combos. Lovely and simply elegant embossed tree card.
Annette Gordon said…
All the scene's you created with the card is amazing! Although, I really like the card which you dry embossed the tree. So classic and elegant.
Kelsey Thomas said…
Awesome cards! :) That purply-pink one is my favorite.
Carol said…
These are beautiful cards! I especially love the pink/purple one!
Peggy said…
Beautiful cards and awesome choice of colors! Thanks for sharing.
Margaret said…
Your cards are beautiful! Love that tree stencil!
Denise Bryant said…
Gorgeous cards with such beautiful details! Love your color combos, and the awesome tree stencil!
stampcz said…
Beautiful cards!
Helen said…
Love all the vibrant colours you've used. My first thought when i saw the stencil was oohh, dry embossing. So glad you showed how great that looks.xxx
Kathy Ferguson said…
Terrific cards. I love how you used more than one child stamp in your designs. The scenes look like great summer fun. Thanks for sharing.
RobiW said…
Gorgeous cards! The colors are so stunning, especially the dramatic use of black. Beautiful!
NatQuebec said…
All wonderful scene cards !
rush said…
I love the dry embossed tree of life along with the copper accents.
Unknown said…
The kit is amazing! Love the die set and the purple ink blending
Stef Perry said…
All your cards are so beautiful, and I especially love the subtle embossing with the new tree die! Wonderful new kit and add ons!
Twylia said…
Beautiful cards! The black cut out one is stunning!
Arianna Barbara said…
Wow! Adorable scenes!!! Love so much your stunning colouring!!!
Emily said…
Striking colors. Love it.
Shanna said…
I love all of the new ideas!
Donna said…
Great cards- great kit! I especially love the scene on the last one. Reminds me of a puzzle I did once!
Karthikha said…
Fabulous cards!! Each one is super beautiful and I love them all! <3
~amy~ said…
You are such a busy bee, these are all magnificent!
Lagene said…
Awesome cards and HA kit! I love your playful scenes!
Unknown said…
All of your cards are amazing! My favorite is the the embossed tree card!!! Thanks for sharing!
Becca Yahrling said…
Very elegant cards. I love the purple & black card - very striking!
Marilyn said…
Love this kit! Beautiful cards!
JennyMills said…
Love love love the black die cut!!!!
Erica said…
The more I see these cards, the more I want this kit! Lovely!
Heather M said…
WOW!!! Stunning blending and gorgeous colors!!
All your cards are so wonderful !! The black and purple one is really stunning !
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Lisa Moline said…
Love your cards! The are just gorgeous! I especially love the last one with the scene! Thanks for the inspiration!
Andrea Hastilow said…
All are very stunning cards made with this kit but my favourite is the pinks blend card, that just struck me straight away x
MaggieB1983 said…
Your cards are stunning Ilina! The black die cut frame is simply gorgeous with the beautifully blended scene in the background. Definitely my favorite. Your other cards simply scream summertime fun! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful week. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters
MaggieB1983 said…
I forgot to say how much I adored your dry-embossed card made by using the stencil. Incredibly elegant and would even make a lovely sympathy card. HUGS
Becky Moore said…
Your cards are beautiful!! I'm so thankful for your inspiration!
Jeanne Beam said…
Your cards are gorgeous.
Thanks so much for sharing..
FD91354 said…
Love your cards! This kit has some really awesome stamps and dies in it and I'm excited for mine to ship/arrive!
Debra said…
Stunning examples!
Unknown said…
Beautiful cards! The kit is just awesome, and I love the color combination of your cards
Tindaloo said…
Gorgeous cards and fabulous background coloring! I absolutely LOVE this kit and that fancy background die ♥
Carol Henderson said…
Your card with the dry embossed tree and copper accents is exquisite!
Lady Joyful said…
Beautiful projects. I love the embossed one with the copper accents.
Charlsie said…
Lovely cards thank you
Absolutely love the black frame on the pink/purple background. I want this kit now!!! Thanks to all!
Sue D said…
Wonderful cards. I like the colorful backgrounds.
Stacey Kowbel said…
So many fabulous cards!
Unknown said…
I had a hard time choosing my favorite, but I think that using the stencil to emboss was inspiring
Kentucky Daisy said…
Your cards are SO terrific!! I love the silhouettes of the children playing! This Hero Arts kit has really captured their innocence and their love of enjoying time outside. And the inking you did to create the backgrounds on the cards is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing these designs on the hop!
Unknown said…
I love trees and tree swings and swinging, so I'd love to win this Kit also!
really like the pink color used
Anonymous said…
Great kit and wonderful cards - especially love the scene you created on the last card!