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Monday, May 3, 2021

May 2021 My Monthly Hero Release + Blog Hop!

Hi everybody! I'm here hopping along with Hero Arts as we launch the May 2021 My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons. I love love LOVE this month's release!!! Yes, I have been known to say that every single month. But this month I mean it EVEN MORE than every other month. Ha! The theme this month is "under the sea," and all of the products are completely gorgeous!

For my cards today I worked with some of the fabulous add-ons.


This card features the Seashells Fancy Dies. They are so pretty! I began by die cutting them from watercolor paper, then inking them up using my Taffy, Thistle and Pool Party Reactive Inks.


Once they were completely dry, I randomly added Sand Embossing Powder. I love how this looks!

The background is done with the Water Flow Slimline Stencil, again with Thistle and Pool Party inks. I ink blended, then spritzed lightly with water.


Now it's time to hop! There's an amazing lineup of artists today! Be sure to visit as many as you can - each comment you leave enters you in a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Hero Arts store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here's a look at the entire release! I don't use affiliate links on my blog - if you're going to shop, be sure to click from one of the amazing artists in the hop to support them.
CG848 Inverse Bubbles Bold Prints
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CG849 Happiness Waves Bold Prints
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CG850 Nautilus Pattern Bold Prints
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CM543 Color Layering Abalone
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DI895 Color Layering Abalone Frame...
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CM544 In a Pinch
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DI901 In a Pinch Frame Cuts (D)
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CM545 Sea You
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DI896 Looking Glass Underwater Reef (E)
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DI898 Looking Glass Lighthouse (E)
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HT206 Alignment Tool A2 & A6 Stencil
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HT207 Alignment Tool Slimline Stencil
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DI899 Seashells Fancy Dies (D)
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DI900 Swirling Tide Border Fancy Die...
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SA167 Water Flow Slimline Stencil
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DI897 Hero Lifestyle Mermaid (D)
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DI841 Hero Lifestyle Forms Fancy...
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CM500 Hero Lifestyle Faces - Hero Arts
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Monday, April 5, 2021

April 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hello friends! Today I'm hopping with Hero Arts as they launch the My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons for April. The style of this release is so cool! It's very graphic, inspired by geometric designs and kaleidoscopes. The kit contains three stencils that can be used on their own, rotated, or layered together to create endless designs! Here's a card I made using just one of the three stencils:


I used three shades of purple ink, then came in a fourth time with sparkle paste. With all of the inks colors and pastes out there, so many fun combinations can be made!


I also created a card with one of the add-on stamp sets and dies - Graphic Reef.


I watercolored the background, then colored the sailboat with pencils to add to the scene. I die cut some clouds from my stash.


And now it's time to hop and see what the other artists came up with! Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, April 11th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Next stop on the hop is Lydia!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here's a look at the entire release. I don't use affliate links on my posts, so if you want to shop, please be sure to use the links on another blog in the hop to support a fellow artist.

My Monthly Hero Kit April 2021
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Get Them All April Add-ons
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CM527 You Lift Me Up
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DI879 You Lift Me Up Frame Cuts (C)
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CM526 Graphic Reef
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DI877 Graphic Reef Frame Cuts (C)
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CM534 Line Art Flowers
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DI880 Line Art Flowers Frame Cuts (C)
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CM535 Bug You
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DI881 Bug You Frame Cuts (C)
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CG841 Circles and Cylinders Bold Prints
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CG842 Forest Shapes Bold Prints
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DI878 Soft Landscape Window Fancy Die...
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DI882 Geometric Sun Cover Plate (F)
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SA161 Flowy Stripes Stencil
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C6463 Handwritten Mother's Day
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C6464 Handwritten Father's Day
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Monday, March 8, 2021

March 2021 My Monthly Hero Release - Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hello! Today I'm joining Hero Arts for the release of the March My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons. This month's theme is BOOKS and I could not love it more! The main kit is amazing - I'm using the artwork from that to paint a Little Free Library, which I'll share here once I'm done (check out my post on Instagram if you're curious, I'm @stampinlibby over there!). But today I'm sharing a card made with a few of the fabulous add-ons from this release!


I started with a background I had created using Blue Raspberry Reactive Ink, by rubbing it onto a craft mat, spritzing the ink with water, than smooshing the watercolor paper into the spritzed ink. I would dry with a heat tool, then smoosh again, to create layers of color. Once that ink was dry, I stamped the background with the new Novel Prose Bold Prints. Love love love this text background!! I stamped it with Root Beer Reactive Ink, and lightly spritzed the inked-up stamp so the text is blurred.


Next, I die cut the Stacked Books Fancy Die from watercolor paper, and painted it with Root Beer and Licorice Reactive Inks and allowed that to dry.


I finished the card with a wonderful Jane Austen quote from the Literary Quotes stamp set. A lot of truth in that quote right there.

Ok! Now it's time to hop! Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, March 14th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Comment on all the blogs in the hop for more chances to win!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here's a look at the entire release. I don't use affliate links on my posts, so if you want to shop, please be sure to use the links on another blog in the hop to support a fellow artist.
My Monthly Hero Kit March 2021
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Get Them All March Add-Ons
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CG839 Novel Prose Bold Prints
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CG840 Book Stacks Bold Prints
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CM524 Literary Quotes
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CM525 Literally The Best
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CM523 Bookworm Messages
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DI873 Peek-A-Boo Books Fancy Die (F)
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DC285 Library Card Stamp & Cut XL
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DI872 Stacked Books Fancy Die (C)
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DI874 Typewriter Fancy Die (C)
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DI875 Tree of Knowledge Fancy Die (C)
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DI876 Book Window Fancy Die (D)
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DI871 Slimline & Bookmarks Infinity Dies
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H6458 Bookshelf
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