7 August 2017

Hero Arts August 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the My Monthly Hero August 2017 kit from Hero Arts. The kit has a wonderful night sky/celestial feel to it. You get one large stamp set in the kit, along with coordinating dies and some fabulous metallic sprays (plus lots more!).
 
For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Amy but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 
 
I started off by creating the background for my card. I wanted to use the wonderful sprays in the kit as they have a lovely metallic shine to them. I thought they would make a nice night sky background. I took a piece of watercolour paper and first sprayed on some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Teal and Ocean (I wanted some lighter shades for the base). I then spritzed on the Metallic Blueberry Mist from the kit and let all the colours meld together. Once this was half dry, I took the Gold Shimmer Mist from the kit and added some splatters. I then set the piece aside to dry.
 
 
I took the girl flying that is in the stamp set and stamped her on to some white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. I then cut her out using the coordinating die. I also die cut a pice of vellum using one of the Nesting Hearts dies. I prepped the vellum with anti-static powder and then stamped the sentiment on to it using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and then heat set. Once the background was dry, I cut it down using one of the Rectangle Infinity dies.
 
 
I wrapped the heart vellum piece around the background and then adhered this on to a white A2 card base with tape runner. I added a little tape runner on to the vellum piece to adhere it to the card and then added the girl on top (so that you can't see the adhesive) with foam tape. To finish off, I added Ombre Blue sequins along with gemstones.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store.

THE KIT:
 
 
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
1 Fancy Window Die
1.5 oz Celestial Sequins
1 Metallic Blueberry Mist
1 Gold Shimmer Mist
1 Stencil (5.25" x 6.5")
3 5" x 7" Assorted Patterned Celestial Papers
 
That is an amazing $77 worth of products for only $34.99 (approx. £28.00). Remember that the kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. There is a subscription service so that you never miss a kit. If you are an international subscriber, you get money off shipping too!
 
As always, there are some fabulous add-on products this month too. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from your favourite Hero Arts retailer, as well as the Hero Store. Here is a look at them:
 

 
BLOG HOP:

Here is a the full list of participants in the hop:
 
Michelle Short
GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit as a prize to one lucky blog reader. The winner is selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The more comments you leave, the more chance you have to win! If the winner has already bought the kit, they will be reimbursed for it. Giveaway closes Sunday, 13th August at 11.59pm.
 
Nest on the hop is the fabulous Libby. Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoy the last stop on the hop and have a great rest of the day!

176 comments:

  1. Love the background you created with the included sprays. The sentiments one of my favorite, everyone should let their light shine!

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  2. Lovely card. I LOVE the flying girl! I bought the kit especially for her.

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  3. Love your beautiful background. Lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  4. What a beautiful, inspiring card! Im going to try layering darker sprays over lighter. ..you got such a nice effect. Love your work!

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  5. So pretty! I love the flying girl and vellum heart.

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  6. What a beautiful celestial sky you created for this card, Michelle!

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  7. Beautiful starry sky background, love this card you created! Thanks for sharing. What a neat monthly card kit!

    ~Gin k.~

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  8. That background is just stunning!

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  9. Love the card. The background is beautiful!

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get my kit!

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  11. Fabulous background and I like the vellum heart.

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  12. Beautiful card! Love the background!

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  13. What a stunning card, Michelle. The background you created is absolutely brilliant!

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  14. Oooooooooooo! I am giddy with excitement over getting this month's kit! It really is out of this world amazing and my mind is racing with ideas!
    Your card is stunning! That background blows my mind! AMAZING and breathtaking! TFS!

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  15. The background on your card is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Wow! That background is amazing!

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  17. Your background is lovely and I love the heart-shaped "moon!" Thanks so much.

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  18. An awesome card Michelle, your background for this is just stunning.

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  19. Loved the kit. Just wow. Loved the card

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  20. Very pretty card- it gives you the feeling you are in a dream :)

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  21. What a wonderful card! The background is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

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  22. Your card is gorgeous! Love the background you created. I always want to try to make backgrounds like that but feel a little intimidated to try it, which I know is silly! Thanks for the instructions on how you created yours - that will help me. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  23. Nice card. Great products. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love this background. I just got some mists and I have to try this technique. Thank you.

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  25. This kit is amazing, just like your card!

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  26. I LOVE that stamp.. reminds me of "Wendy - in Peter Pan". So cute!

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  27. Such a pretty card! Love it! Love that background. This kit lends itself to so many awesome ways to do backgrounds! Fabulous release as always Hero Arts! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Like the colors, wonderful background & use of vellum.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  29. I just got some heart dies and I know just what I will do with them! Thanks for inspiring

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  30. Lovely card. Thanks for the tip on the background

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  31. Beautiful card with a really great background ! wow !

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  32. Very pretty card, and love the blue colors you used!

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  33. Beautiful card!! I love the gorgeous background you created!! Thanks for the inspiration 😊

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  34. I love your card. All the different layers of blue with the gold make for a beautiful sky background.

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  35. I really liked the brighter blues and darker blues you used for the galaxy. The card wasnt as dark.

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  36. I agree totally with the posts prior to this one. What a crazy good August release!

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  37. Gorgeous card thanks for sharing

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  38. I really enjoyed how you used the kit.

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  39. Love the background and the card. Make me feel like flying away to create some myself!

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  40. Fabulous background and lovely card!Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Gorgeous! Love that background you created.

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  42. So pretty and serene. Love the girl sailing through the galaxy. Lovely concept.

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  43. Love your card--the background is so cool and the girl and moon are the perfect additions. Thanks for sharing and participating in this fun hop!

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  44. Lovely glittery card. Love it:)

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  45. Gorgeous card Michelle, the background is absolutely stunning !
    Hugs, Kaz xx

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  46. your background is delicious

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  47. gorgeous card... the background is absolutely amazing!!

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  48. Such beautiful inspiring cards!

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  49. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing....

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  50. Lovely vibrant background on this card.

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  51. Fantastic background - so many options!

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  52. Wow such pretty backgrounds in this hop

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  53. Very beautiful card!! Looking forward to get this kit :)

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  54. That background!! This card is absolutely beautiful!

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  55. Your card is SO pretty! Love the background! I love this whole release!

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  56. That gorgeous universe is mesmerizing! LOVE this kit!!

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  57. Took my breathe away!!!! Love this card.

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  58. LOVE this so much Michelle!

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  59. Your background is lovely! This kit looks like lots of fun!

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  60. Amazing technique for the background! Lovely card, thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Love the space backgrounds - and the silouette are awesome.

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  62. That is a fabulous, stunning card! The background is AMAZING!!!! WOW, thank you! 💕

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  63. What a beautiful card. That background is awesome, all the colors meld together so well.

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  64. Stunning card. The background is beautiful.

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  65. It is amazing! The kit, the add-ons and the ideas. Thanks.
    Mkschmidt4atgmaildotcom

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  66. LOVE LOVE LOVE the background

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  67. Your card is so lovely! I love the background it is stunning. Another awesome kit!

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  68. What a fabulous background you created for your girl to fly across! Just gorgeous!

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  69. Wonderful background technique.....such a stunning result!

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  70. I love this card! I'm looking into the Heidi swapp color shine now :)

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  71. Love your card! Will have to try to make a similar background for sure!
    elizabeth.vogler2@gmail.com

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  72. Love that background. Great card and what a wonderful kit to play with.

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  73. I love your backgrounds. Beautiful

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  74. Beautiful background! Thank you for sharing.

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  75. I love the ideas you used to use the mists. Beautiful background and card!

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  76. I just love your card & if I win I want to make one like it. Thanks!!

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  77. Really beautiful background, the finished card is very pleasing and uplifting, well done Michelle xx

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  78. Your card is just awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  79. Oh my!!! This kit is absolutely amazing!!! I'm in love for your magical and stunning card!!!

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  80. Gorgeous card- love the background!

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  81. That's an awesome background. The mist looks like great fun.

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  82. Your cards are gorgeous, Michelle! This is a fabulous kit and you've created some really inspiration result with it, Jo x

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  83. Lovely card ideas, thanks for sharing

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  84. You do such beautiful work, Michelle! I LOVE how you did the background. Absolutely stunning 😍

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  85. beautiful card! the background is stunning :)

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  86. Beautiful card and I especially love the background!

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  87. Michelle, the background that you created is awesome!! Looks like a fun kit!

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  88. Lovely background and I love this flying girl very much!

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  89. Wow, amazing background. Love you card.

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  90. I love the background of your card using the contents of the Hero Arts monthly kit. The little girl looks very free! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  91. Beautifully done. Love the background and how the silhouette is soring! Thank you for sharing.

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  92. Gorgeous background and I love the card design with the partial heart and flying girl!!

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  93. Gorgeous card, love your background.
    Dolores

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  94. Fabulous sky that will push me to try mists- the sky is the made to hold the flying girl!

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  95. The vellum is such a great addition to this card. I love it!

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  96. What a gorgeous background! Great backdrop for these new stamps! Love it!

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  97. Love this card! Would so appreciate seeing a YouTube of the background and the way you applied the vellum. Lots of designers did skies, but like your take best!

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  98. Love the colors and composition. Beautiful background.

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  99. gorgeous background and while i don't heat emboss (no fine powders allowed in the workspace) i love how that turned out! :D

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  100. Beautiful background! It makes space feel warm and friendly as I imagine it. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Awesome card! Love the background to show off that pretty silhouette stamp!

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  102. Beautiful card. Love the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Great card! I love your background.

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  104. Your card is stunning and the night sky you created is so beautiful! I love the velum heart and the sentiment is so perfect with the floating/flying girl.

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  105. You made a Stunning night sky! I'm going to practice, practice, practice until I can get my hands on this release.

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  106. Beautiful card, love the background.

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  107. Beautiful card! I love the idea and design and that background is just stunning! Those mists are a treasure aren't they? thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. Wow the night sky is beautiful. Stunning. I love this card and stamps/dies.

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  109. Beautiful lovely card ! Congratulations !

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  110. Very pretty card! Love how you did everything. :)

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  111. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Love the cards. Love the kit.

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  112. There is something really special about your card. I am 85 yrs. old now but I do remember as a little girl that I wished I could live among the stars. You brought back such a sweet memory for me with your beautiful work. TFS

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  113. Like the comments before me... wow! The night sky you have created is stunning and it is the perfect background for this gorgeous card kit. Thank you for the inspirational design.

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  114. This is another fabulous card kit release from HA. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  115. Such a beautiful card!! Love the background you have created. So pretty. I love the use of vellum.

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  116. Love your pretty background and the vellum heart ! Super card !

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  117. So lovely!! So inspired by the card! Thank you!

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  118. I like your dark blue sky with the vellum cloud. Can't wait to play with my inks to try some great skies.

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  119. Love your card and your fabulous background. This kit really is out of this world!

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  120. Beautiful card! I really love your background! This is an amazing kit!

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  121. Wonderful card, love the background...sharp!

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  122. Just purchased my kit and can't wait to receive it. Of course, I would still love to win the giveaway!

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  123. Gorgeous background and love how you added the vellum heart behind the lovely girl. The sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing !

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  124. I love the way your background turned out!

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  125. Beautiful card. I love the background!

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  126. Love the card!
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    ~Nicole Ligaard Jensen

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  127. I am always amazed at how versatile each artist is with the same supplies. Truly a unique and beautiful card.

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  128. Beautiful background...love it!

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  129. It just a wonderful kit and I love all you have done with it!

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  130. beautiful card thank you for sharing

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  131. Gorgeous background! Everyone's galaxies are all so unique and beautiful... this kit is showing off all of the great techniques for making them. Love yours!

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  132. This card just makes me want to fly. Great job.

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  133. Love the heart vellum. Beautiful background! Thanks for sharing!

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  134. I love your background. This is a great card kit.

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  135. Wow! Your night sky is AMAZING!

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  136. Love your card and the beautiful background!

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  137. Beautiful backgrounds.Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  138. I love your background and I love the effect of the vellum. This month's Hero Arts kit looks so fun!

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  139. The background is amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  140. Really nice card. Love the colors and creativity.

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  141. Fantastic card, the background you made with sprays looks stunning! Would love to win this kit!

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  142. Very nice! I love your background!

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  143. The little girl reminds me of Wendy from Peter Pan! She is certainly flying past the most beautiful background. I have gotten so many wonderful ideas from the card designs. Hurry up, Mr Postman:)

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  144. Lovely card. The HA kits always give so much to work with

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  145. I really like your card! The background is so pretty and the vellum contrasts perfectly!

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  146. I love your card and the beautiful background!!

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  147. Michelle, your card is stunning! I'm in awe if that background!

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  148. Wow! That background is gorgeous!

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