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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Hero Arts Spring 2022 Release Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome! Today I am hopping along with the Hero Arts team to launch the big 2022 Spring Catalog! There are so many fantastic new goodies in this catalog - if you just stumbled upon my blog, I highly recommend you start back at the Hero Arts blog post and take it all in!

For my first card today, I used this GORGEOUS new Magnolia Branches Cover Plate die. Being from Georgia, they had me at the mention of magnolias. But being ME, I went and made it purple, nothing like an actual magnolia. But there are no rules in art, right? And actually, there are some rather hot pink magnolia blossoms out there, so this isn't THAT far off.  🙂


I used my Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors to paint the cut out piece, then rubbed a little Sparkle Clear Lacquer Pen onto the base of each blossom. The greeting was added by die cutting messages from the new Celebrate Words Fancy Dies set. There are three different word die sets in this release, similar to the ones I used. I love them, I'll be using them again and again! I cut them from silver glitter paper for my card, with a vellum offset shadow - which all proved a bit difficult to photograph.


For my second card, I had fun with a whole bunch of bees from the Sweet As Honey stamp set and coordinating dies. You may recognize this adorable chunky bee - he was part of the January 2021 My Monthly Hero kit, which won the "favorite kit" poll last October and became a new product in this catalog release. Yay!


I arranged the die cuts on a panel of Adriatic cardstock, which was in turn mounted on Cranberry. Little hearts were die cut and added to each bee, and bit of Wink of Stella on the wings finished off the card.


Now it's time to hop! There is so much fabulous inspiration on this hop, you won't want to miss it! Hero Arts will give away THREE $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, February 20 at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you'll have to win!

Everything is at Hero Arts and ready to ship, other than the new (AWESOME!) tools. They will be available in March. (Hint! Look up the tools on the Hero Arts website & sign up to be notified when they come into stock - that way you won't miss them, AND there's a fun surprise happening when you sign up!)

Thanks for stopping by today!

53 comments:

  1. love your cards - the first card is awesome with the die cuts and texture

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  2. Love your purple magnolias - artistic freedom!

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  3. Love your cards, love purple! Can’t wait for the HA Spring Stamp Along which starts on my Birthday! Woot woot! So excited to all the cards and join in the fun!!!

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  4. WOW, Libby, the flower card is a masterpiece! I LOVE the colors, the 3D effect, everything!

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  5. Cute cute CUTE! Those little bees are awesome! Great cards! What a fun spring release from Hero Arts!

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  6. Wonderful cards! I love your take on magnolias! So true about art allowing you to create what makes your heart sing (or somebody else's since my mom would just adore purple magnolias!) Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  7. Wonderful creations. Here in N TX our Mini Magnolia Tree planted several yrs ago by us is no longer mini sized but not as tall as regular Magnolia Trees and ours has white blossoms on it when it blooms. Had a Robin nest in it one yr. The Bee Kit is my all time fav kit.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. That magnolia card is just ridiculously gorgeous.

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  9. Your cards are so original! They inspire me. Thank you for adding beauty to the world.

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  10. the magnolia cover die looks spectacular in purple! Thanks for the inpirations.

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  11. Your cards are wonderful! I love these new products.

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  12. Such a great catalogue! And a new Stamp Along, it's going to be a great spring!

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  13. Both are stunning! I LOVE how you did the bees!

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  14. Wonderful cards! Those bees are so cute!

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  15. Great watercoloring on that cover die and such a cute way to use the bees. Great cards!

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  16. Gorgeous cards! Love the magnolia cover die…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. love that whole batch of sweet bees

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  18. I really like the idea of adding the hearts as another layer! I'll have to employ that in the future! Thanks!

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  19. Love your cards. And, I am always happy to see you create on facebook.

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  20. Marisela Delgado said: Girl, you had me at purple! ☺ Marisela Delgado mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  21. Great cards! Love the purple and vellum shadow idea, thanks!

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  22. Love the bee card! I love to bee creative! 🐝

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  23. love your cards, especially the bees!

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  24. Wonderful cards. The repeat pattern of bees is beautiful. I'll need to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Gorgeous cards! I love the magnolia cover die!! So beautiful! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

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  26. Great way to use the bees! and I love the nautical blue background!

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  27. Such cute cards. I'm loving that Magnolia coverplate and think after seeing your card, that too will be added to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I am such a sucker for a cute bee and I love what you did with the little hearts on them. Great color choices as well. Thanks for sharing your art.

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  29. Hi, Libby - Your cards are bee-autiful! I'm always "in" for a bee card of any sort bee-cause there are so many puns that I can't bee-lieve it! Hee hee.... The Magnolia Branch card is also very pretty!
    Lori S in PA

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  30. I have just one word--TEXTURE--you have it in spades! Thank you for sharing your pretty creations! I love the new release, and I signed up to be notified about the tools. I would love to have them!

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  31. Libby, those bees with the little red heart speak to my crafter's heart. Going to add to my Hero Arts Collection.

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  32. Great cards and I especially love those Bees! TFS.

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  33. Gorgeous magnolia card, and the bee design is so unique and striking, wow!

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  34. Fabulous cards Libby, and I love your magnolias. The bees are super cute :)
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  35. So pretty! And I love love love that bee card, I want to try that!

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  36. Your cards are beautiful! I love your watercoloring and all the purple on the first one!

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  37. I love when you take artistic freedom in your pieces. The cover plate is lovely.

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  38. I LOVE the chunky bee! And as for purple magnolias - I think you are free to make them any color you want! Great cards!

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  39. Love the beautiful color magnolia branch card(in purples) and those adorable bees on your other card. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Love your color combos and the textures! Beautiful cards!

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  41. Vicki Breson

    Libby your bees are so cute! I'm so glad I saw your card. I would never have thought to layer yellow bees with Adriatic and Cranberry Cardstock. They look great!

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  42. Beautiful cards--the Magnolia card is especially stunning!

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