Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hero Arts: September My Monthly Hero Blog Hop, Video and Giveaway!

Hi Stampers!

Happy Tuesday! And welcome to another My Monthly Hero release. This months' kit is all about fall and I love it, even though it's still in the 90s here in Georgia.

Kit Contents:
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
18 Coordinating Frame Cuts
1 Window Fancy Die with Frame

1 Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Card (6 Autumnal colors)
5 Mini Watercolor Brushes
30 Translucent Leaf Sticky Notes

Kit Value: $73.00
Kit Cost: $34.99

We also have several optional add-on products this month four clear stamp sets, four coordinating Frame Cut sets, one Stamp and Cut set, one Famcy Die, tone Bold Prints background cling stamp, stencil and another new addition to our Liquid Watercolors line - Orange and Red Embossing powder!


Let's take a look at the cards I have for you today.
First is a card I made for the countdown post over at the Hero Arts blog, so head over there for more details.

For my next set of cards I used the kit and dies to create faux dimension with masking. Watch the video below to see how this card came to be.






Then I did some watercoloring. I stamped the images with Versamark and embossed with white, then watercolored the image for soft look. Watch the video below to see how I made this card.





Next, it's a "special effects" card. Being Electrical Engineer, I just had to do it. I created parallel circuit using Copper Tape and used 2 red chibi lights to make it light up (and a battery of course). Watch the video below to see how I made it. And a note: never ever in every day life make an open circuit and leave the end hanging like I did in the video lol The voltage of the battery is pretty low, so for the card it didn't really matter. lol





Last, but not the least is a card I made using couple add on-s : Autumn Moon stamp set and dies and Patterned Lanterns Bold Prints. I stamped the images on white card stock and embossed with Copper Embossing powder. Then colored with copics and die cut. I stamped the background with Versamark on kraft and embossed with copper. Stamped the sentiment and assembled my card.


Blog Hop Details:

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 The Hero Arts blog and your next stop will be the amazing Lydia (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

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, September 9th 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 August 10th

Full Hop List

Ilina Crouse - That's ME

85 comments:

  1. Your cards are stunning! Love your electrical engineering creativity! Great kit!

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  2. Oh my goodness! I am sitting here and ooooohing and aaaaahing at all your projects! This kit is amazing and your projects are awesome!

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  3. Really really pretty cards. I am a fan of flowers. That purple ombre background got me thinking creatively.

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  4. Beautiful projects!I am in love with this kit! Looking forward to receiving it!

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  5. Beautiful cards and a wonderful kit!

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  6. The leaf notes are an interesting embellishment.

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  7. Wow! All of your cards are glorious! You have such amazing blended ink colors, and I can't believe one even lights up! I am in awe!

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  8. Love the card with the cibitronics and lights! Beautiful!

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  9. Your cards are gorgeous! Love all things fall themed!

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  10. Wow, Iliana....you gave us a treasure full in this post....lots of videos...lots of card....all beautiful....and I am just so happy with the look of this new kit...excited.....thank you so much..hugs

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  11. WOW,stunning cards. Love the videos and those chibi lights elevated your fabulous card to an out-of-this world level. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  12. Your projects are gorgeous! (as always) I've never been interested in the Chibi lights but your application is stunning. I appreciate your video's very much. Thanks for inspiring me with your talent.

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  13. Beautiful cards and ideas! Thank you so much for sharing your videos!! This looks like a wonderful new Hero Arts kit.

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  14. All of your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

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  15. Super beautiful set of creations! I love them all! <3

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  16. I just ordered my first kit ever. After seeing all this gorgeousness come out of it, as well as the add-ons, I couldn't resist. All your cards are fabulous - really! Love all of the videos & so appreciate them as I am a visual learner & ever live in hope that I'll keep improving. Small increments, not leaps & bounds, that's for sure. :)

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  17. Outstanding cards. Wow i am speechless.

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  18. Beautiful cards! I love all the detail and the way you embossed some! Just great coloring!

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  19. You have made such beautiful cards with this kit--thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  20. Excellent set and some stunning cards!

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  21. Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them. I learned a lot from your videos!

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  22. Such pretty cards! The colors on each one are super nice!

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  23. Oh my word!! You totally ROCKED this kit!! I love all your lovely creations but my favorite is the one you used the lights on. STUNNING design!

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  24. All your chinese lantern branch cards and the lantern from autumn moon are delightfully made and shows the depth and insight you have with the techniques you shared by video. Grateful thanks.

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  25. I have followed your blog for ever -- starting when you were with SU! I love your style, love all of these cards and think you are so talented. I adore this kit and all the fabulous creations of all your designers!

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  26. AMAZING CARDS! you are sooooo talented! I just love all the beautiful colorful backgrounds! And all the layering and your coloring is gorgeous too! And that last card with the lights! Supurb!!

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  27. Wow so many pretty cards! Love the light up one!

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  28. Wow and double wow! These are amazing!

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  29. What a great kit & add-ons! Love how you used shading to highlight your images.

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  30. Amazing cards and amazing sets! Love the vibrant colors!

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  31. Beautiful kit! Thanks for showing many ways to use it. I love the light-up card!

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  32. I don't know how I didn't know you had a YouTube channel! I subscribed immediately and watched a few. I literally love every card you made for the Hero Arts September card kit! They truly are stunning! Thank you, thank you for sharing your amazing gift!

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  33. Wow, Ilina.. so many gorgeous cards! I like vet the way you made the blossoms glow...

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  34. The bright ink blending is beautiful. Love what you've done with this kit.

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  35. I adore the way you did the ink blending with the masking and stamping. You made it look super easy! All of your cards are quite lovely!

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  36. The card with the light up lanterns is so unexpected, it's brilliant!

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  37. It's nice to see so many variations of the same focal image. It makes it obvious of the versatility of it.

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  38. Beautiful cards for the fall season. Thanks for showing off thuus new kit.

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  39. Wow! Somany wonderful cards from this kit!

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  40. What beautiful elegant flowers in wonderful colors!

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  41. WOWZERS Ilina, you have been having some FUN! What amazing cards you shared using this kit. I KNEW it was a versatile kit and you demonstrated that fact beautifully! Thanks for sharing your videos, I got tons of inspiration from them. Well done!

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  42. Your cards are amazing! I watched your videos to see how you did your masking! I really need to do more of that, and you show such good examples that I think I can do this. Thanks ever so much!

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  43. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Beautiful, beautiful.... Thank you for all the tutorials!

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  45. Amazing work on all
    the gorgeous cards!
    Carla from Utah

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  46. So much eye candy! I love that pretty Chinese Lantern any way you do it, but my faves are your masked set... we'll, except the crown jewel that lights up, of course!!

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  47. Wow, simply amazing cards you have created with this cool kit!

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  48. All your cards are wonderful... the "special effects" cards is over the top fantastic!! TFS so many tips and inspiring projects.

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  49. Your cards are so creative and pretty! Love the one with the lights! Great job!

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  50. Thank you for all the videos on how to make your beautiful cards. I love the masking method and I can’t wait for my kit to try it.

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  51. I love the gorgeous fall themed stamps in this release. Your coloring and styles are beautiful.

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  52. Oh my, each one of your cards are drop dead gorgeous - but my fav would have to be the lighting up one !!!!!!!!

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  53. Such beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  54. You make my world bright was my favorite , but they were all beautiful!!

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  55. Beautiful work! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  56. Your cards cards are so beautiful! Love your creativity with the light up Chinese lantern flowers! Beautiful colouring! This kit certainly looks wonderful!

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  57. I love the new set and all of the creative ideas!

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  58. The flowers are so simple but they make
    fantastic cards. So many different
    ways to "stamp" and color them.
    The cards are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Your cards are so beautiful. Your video was very clear.

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  60. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing the process.

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  61. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing the process

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  62. Awesome cards, lovely coloring! I especially love the lantern plants with the chibi lights!

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  63. Love the "frames" you created for the plants. Your water coloring is gorgeous, as well.

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  64. All of your cards are fabulous!! I really like your ink blended backgrounds and the dimension you got from using the mask. And your lighted card is so pretty.

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  65. Yours cards are all beautiful. Thanks for showing us so many ways to use this release.

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  66. Your cards are amazing! I'm blown-away with the light-up one! TFS your talents.

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  67. I love the colors of fall and how all these cards highlight the gorgeous orange color.

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  68. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I am loving the light up card. I have to give it a try. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  69. What amazing creations! I can see this kit is a must have plus all the add-ons! All your cards are fabulous!!

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  70. Oh My !! What an incredible set of cards !! Thank for the wonderful inspiration !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  71. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful designs, such fantastic inspiration.

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  72. Thanks for sharing these fun cards and great technique videos.

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  73. I love fall and this kit! You design team members amaze and inspire me every month!

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