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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September My Monthly Hero Release + Giveaway!

Hello! Today I'm hopping along with Hero Arts to launch the latest My Monthly Hero kit and fabulous add-ons! I really love the theme this month. The main kit adds to one of my very favorite product lines - the Peek-a-Boo dies! But this time it is paired with a clear stamp set rather than a cling stamp, which is super fun. And, the die from the kit will work well with the previously released cling stamps, so awesome!!

But for my card today, instead of the main kit, I worked with a wonderful new cling background stamp called Bug Collection Bold Prints.


I'm not gonna lie, I don't love bugs. But I really love this stamp! There's something about bug collections, they are so pretty with all the colorful bugs and butterflies! This stamp is great all colored in and used at the focal point, as I did, but it's also great as a tone on tone background, too! You can kind of see that in this photo, of my card in progress.


I started by stamping the background on Mustard cardstock with Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink, and embossing in Clear Embossing Powder. Then I went a little nutty with the fussy cutting and paper piecing!!


Here's a look at the Copics I used for coloring my bugs and butterflies.


For the message, I dug out another of my all-time favorite bug stamp sets, the Color Layering Monarch Butterfly. I love the font of the "hello" in that set.



I didn't want to cut off any of the gorgeous stamp, so I made a large 6x6 card. I just used a piece of 12x12 paper for the card base, cut down to 12x6 and scored. I lined it with a smaller 5x5 piece of white cardstock.


Be sure to check out all of the stamps and dies from this release, there are so many fun things! You can view the entire collection HERE.

And now it's time to hop! Be sure to visit everyone on the hop - one winner will be drawn from all of the comments left across the hop to win a free kit. Get those comments in by Sunday September 8th at 11:59pm pacific time.

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

And if you want to see the kit and other products up close, with lots of card samples and some giveaways too, be sure to tune into the Facebook Live on the Hero Arts Facebook page. We're doing it at a different time this month - it will be tomorrow, Wednesday September 4th, at 3pm eastern. I hope you can join me! But if you can't, it will be available on replay as well!



As we launch this kit, our hearts are heavy with the news out of the Bahamas, and our thoughts are with the East Coast of the United States as we all hope and pray the hurricane stays out to sea. For each September kit sold, $1 will be donated by Hero Arts to help those impacted by the devastation and displacement caused by Hurricane Dorian. <-- and="" arts="" hero="" i="" is="" love="" many="" of="" one="" p="" reasons="" the="" this="">
Thanks for stopping by,


45 comments:

  1. Your creation looks as though it came straight from a science museum! Great piece of work!

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  2. Marisela Delgado said: awesome job! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  3. Oh wow! Awesome work with the paper piecing! Love the layers and coloring on the butterflies! <3

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  4. It was SO TOTALLY worth it to give it dimension. This looks like specimens from a cool science museum.

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  5. This looks incredible. You should be proud.

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  6. Beautiful card! My uncle had bug collections when I was little. They were always so interesting.

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  7. WOW! Your bugs are absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. This card is a work of art. Love it josmary.

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  9. I'm not a big fan of bugs either, but this is one fantastic collection on this beautiful card.

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  10. Gorgeous butterflies! Such amazing coloring and card design!

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  11. Love this card. It is really gorgeous with the pop up bugs. Such great dimension.

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  12. I love this card!! I didn't get this stamp because I figured I wouldn't have much use for it ...but I love what you did with it!

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  13. Wow! I love your dimensional butterflies!

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  14. This is so fun. The bug collection is perfect! I don’t blame you for not wanting to cut it up. Love it!

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  15. What a neat card design! You are an awesome fussy cutter!

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  16. I love your layered butterflies I haven't seen anything like this on this hop.

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  17. AWESOME HA Kit!!! Awesome creation!!!! I especially love your super fussy cutting and layering and thanks for showing the clear embossed background as an option in itself!

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  18. Gorgeous! I love all the dimension.

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  19. I love this card - it's because of it that I must get this stamp! Thanks!

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  20. I don't like bugs but I do like your card. I remember being attracted to a huge collection of bugs on display at a Mall once. Couldn't leave even though the giant spiders were giving me the Heebie Jeebies!

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  21. This is beautiful, awesome creation!

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  22. Well, let me say I don't like bugs either. But girl, your card is stunning. Your coloring made those bugs look so real. Reminded me of a collection project I had to do in my science class.

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  23. Wow! Your card is a work of art!

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  24. All I can say is WOW - that background stamp is beautiful and you made it shine!!

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  25. Beautiful work, even the bugs look great.

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  26. I love the added dimension and details your added to your card!

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  27. Great card, love and appreciate your masterpiece with this kit release.

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  28. I mentioned somewhere when I saw your card it reminds me of my 9th grade Biology class where we made an insect collection. I love this add on and the card you created is perfect!

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  29. Oh Libby this is exquisite - so love your use of this stamp - the detail, the colouring, the layering... a stunning result!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  30. This is very pretty. Popping all those butterflies was time well spent. They look beautiful.

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  31. Wow - this is great! The way you fussy cut some images and have them popping up - a lot of work, but so worth it!

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  32. What a truly amazing project, Libby! So much detail and fussy cutting!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

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  33. That is really great looking! I really like that you used that and colored all the bugs and layered some of them.

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  34. Your card has such wonderful dimension, love your coloring.
    It is stunning!

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  35. EEK really does look authentically scientific! Very beautifil!

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