5 September 2017

Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the September My Monthly hero Kit from Hero Arts. We are definitely feeling all autumnal with this kit! The main kit stamp set features colour layering pumpkins and a gorgeous sunflower and that is what I am using on my card today.
 
If you are following along with the hop, you should have arrived here from my amazing teamie May, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.

 
For my card, I started off by cutting a panel of white cardstock using one of the Rectangle Infinity Dies. I then took the sunflower image and stamped the head of it with various shades of yellow ink. I used Soft Yellow, Butter Bar and Pumpkin Pie. There is a centre portion for the sunflower but I used Copics for this. I then stamped the stem and leaves using Soft Green and Fresh Lawn. I knew I wanted to colour the background with Copic Markers, so I thought I would enhance the stamp layering with Copics too (the colours I used are listed below). I then coloured the background with Copics as well, adding in some dots with the colourless blender for some more interest.
 
 
I took the 'hello' sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped this using Intense Black Ink. I mounted the panel on to some black cardstock (to coordinate with the sentiment) and then adhered the panels on to an A2 card base made with Decorate Woodgrain Cardstock.


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. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

 
COPIC MARKERS: Sunflower petals - YR23, Y19, Y13. Flower centre - E79, E77, E74, E71. Leaves & stem - G46, G43, G40, YG23, YG03. Background - B01, B00, B000, B0000, 0.


THE KIT:


 
1 6" x 8" Color Layering Clear Stamp Set
8 Coordinating Frame Cuts
5 Ink Cubes (Butter Bar, Cup O' Joe, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine)
3 Brass sunflower charms
2 Brass leaf charms
2 5.5" x 8.5" Pumpkin Vellum (30lb)
2 5.5" x 8.5" Moonrock Cardstock (80lb)

That is an amazing $70 worth of products for only $34.99 (approx. £28.00). Remember that the kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit! If you are an international subscriber, you get a discount off of shipping too!
 
As always there are some fabulous add-on products this month. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from you favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:



BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!


GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit as a prize to one lucky blog reader. The winner is selected from all the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. So the more you comment, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway closes Monday 11th September at 11.59pm EST. They winner will be announced the following week. If the winner has already purchased the kit, they will be reimbursed for it.
 
Next on the hop is my fabulous teamie Jess. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and have a fabulous rest of the day!

131 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card!
    Marlyn Rojas
    marlynrojas@gmail.com

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  2. That's a bright and beautiful sunflower :) So pretty!!

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  3. Beautiful work. I just love the use of copics to add interest and dimension. TFS.

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  4. Love the clean lines on your pretty card:)

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  5. So cute! Great contrast of blue sky and sunflower!

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  6. So sunny. The contrast with the blue background really looks like sunflowers against the sky in real life. Gorgeous!

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  7. Lovely coloring. I could never get a background with Copics as perfectly as you did.

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  8. The sunflower is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I just love your card--so ready for fall and yet it still has that bright blue element with the background color! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  11. Love the clean and simple look you created!

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  12. Love Sunflowers - This kit is a must

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  13. Very pretty card, it has a watercolor look to it, very nice!

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  14. Gorgeous card! The ink colours you chose for the sunflower are perfect and the woodgrain background pairs wonderfully with the image.

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  15. I like your take on the beautiful sunflower layering stamps. Thanks

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  16. This card looks so simple, yet so elegant! Love the sunflower against the blue background!

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  17. Your sunflower just pops out of it's soft blue background, and does say hello.

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  18. That is a simple but gorgeous sunflower card.

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  19. Your sunflower just pops right out of it's soft blue background to really say Hello.

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  20. Love the texture of your card base.

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  21. Beautiful card--I love how the blue background frames the flower!

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  22. Love that you mixed media to get this stunning result! Beautiful!

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  23. Love the big sunflower stamp. All the layers are just gorgeous.

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  24. I like the nice crisp look of the card you created.

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  25. Beautiful card! Love the blue background - it really makes the sunflower pop. Thank you for the chance to win this great kit!

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  26. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card on this great blog hop!!

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  27. Beautiful card! So clean and crisp, just like the fall days ahead I hope! I love Fall and this HA release is just perfect for welcoming the beautiful colors of the season!

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  28. Beautiful card with beautiful colouring

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  29. Very pretty--I love sunflowers.

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  30. GORGEOUS card! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  31. Beautiful card, this sunflower layering stamp is gorgeous! Beautiful copic coloring on the background as well!

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  32. Love the background. Beautiful card!

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  33. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. What a pretty card! I love this one.

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  35. I especially like the sunflower in this kit, beautiful work!

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  36. A really beautiful card. Makes me smile just looking at it.

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  37. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Very pretty card! Love the background. The sunflower is beautiful, too.

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  39. Wonderful card! I love the wood grain background and the blue you used around the sunflower! Stunning.

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  40. This has to be my most favorite of the year! Beautiful inspiration!

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  41. Lovely card from this amazing kit!

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  42. I love how you used the Copics to enhance the center and do the background. I thought the background was Distress Oxide at first and I fell in love with the color. Very pretty card!!

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  43. Beautiful card, I love the yellow and blue together.

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  44. I love the background and colors used. I just started using Copics, so it is encouraging to see such lovely coloring. And the background is so smooth and not streaky like mine seems to end up.

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  45. lovely card, Michelle - wonderful coloring with the copics!

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  46. Such a lovely card, Michelle. The background color sets off your sunflower so well. TFS

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  47. Love the simplicity of this lovely card & the beautiful coloring!

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  48. Love the sunflower stamp. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. The sunflower is great, it's simple and wonderful. The blue makes it stand out. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Beautiful card. This is a wonderful kit. Thanks for sharing...

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  51. This is a great kit! Love how bright and cheery your color scheme is.

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  52. This is my kind of beautiful clean & simple amazing card...LOVE it!!

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  53. The wood grain card adds so much. The sunflower is so pretty.

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  54. I love how you did the back ground on this card

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  55. What a lovely card. The blue background is the perfect compliment.

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  56. Your card is so pretty, thanks for sharing it!

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  57. watercolor and sunflowers....does it get any better than that? Great inspiration!

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  58. Your blue background really shows off the beautiful sunflower, and I love the woodgrain paper you used - lovely card!

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  59. Love the contrast of the pool background!

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  60. I love the woodgrain background on your sunflower card. It looks so great!

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  61. Beautiful cards - I love the way you used the Copics to make it pop!

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  62. I like the clean crisp look of your card. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. I want me some sunflowers in front of my yard for all to see - love your sunflower card! Beautiful!

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  64. The sunflower really takes center stage on this card. I really like the center that you did with Copics. The card is so pretty.

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  65. Beautiful use of Copics - love the dots you added to the background. Adds nice texture and interest,

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  66. This card is a beauty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. I'm in love with sunflowers! Thank you for making such a beautiful card!

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  68. Beautifully done... love your bright, cheery sunflower on the sky-blue background. TFS!!

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  69. Love the beautiful sky behind the
    sunflower. Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  70. I am certainly enjoying all of the different interpretations of the sunflower. Beautiful.

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  71. I love your clean and bright sunflower on the blue background. It looks like it is standing proud on a bright day with a clear, blue sky over head. I live in Montana, and we have had forest fires over most of the state and I haven't seen a blue sky all summer. We have seen nothing but grey or blackish skies for months.

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  72. Gorgeous card, love the blue behind it and the wood grain background.
    Dolores

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  73. Oh my!!! Love your stunning sunflower and its beautiful colors!!! Great kit!!!

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  74. The woodgrain cardstock compliments the wonderfully colored sunflower.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  75. Beautiful fall card, make me feel like I'm outside!

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  76. Very pretty card!Thank you for sharing :)

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  77. What a pretty card. Love your embossed background.

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  78. Lovely card! That woodgrain background offsets the sunflower beautifully.

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  79. Great clean and simple card , very neat job !! Congratulations!

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  80. Very simple and elegant card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. Pretty card! Love that blue for contrast!

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  82. I love yellow sunflowers with blue backgrounds! Your card is so very lovely!

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  83. LOVE, love, love the blue background.. so pretty!

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  84. I cant wait for my kit, theses are gorgeous

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  85. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. I love the fresh clean lines of your card

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  87. Wood grain card stock makes a differnce.

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  88. Pretty card! Love how you added to the layered stamps with Copic markers.

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  89. Beautiful and bright, love your gorgeous sunflower card!

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  90. This card is so colorful! The colors work beautifully together, black frame, lovely aqua background, and bright yellow sunflower! This HA kit is so versatile. The design team has showcased the kit and add-ons so well!

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  91. You colored that background with Copics? I'm impressed. Very striking card, Michelle!

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  92. Gorgeous card. I love the colours and the details you added with the copics.

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  93. Love your card. The sunflower really stands on it's own. TFS

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  94. Wow...this is so beautiful. What a gorgeous sunflower!!!

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  95. I live these layering stamps. I have the koi stamp and a couple of others. They turn out so beautiful each time, because they are so well made.

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  96. Oooo, I really like the pop of the sunflower -- and the woodgrain cardstock is perfect, I have to get my hands on some of it!! :)

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  97. Cute card! I like that you paired it up with some woodgrain paper. Good job!

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  98. Very pretty card just love sunflowers.

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  99. Very pretty card ! This is an amazing sunflower stamp and I love how you showcased it !

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  100. Beautiful card! The sunflower pops on the blue background.

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  101. Choosing the woodgrain paper for the background was genius!

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  102. Very pretty! I like how using the copics made a real difference in the overall look of the sunflower.

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  103. Lovely card! I love how you made the sunflower stand out!

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  104. Such a nice card! Such a great background for that sunflower!

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  105. This is a beautiful card. The sunflower looks so pretty on the blue background. The entire scene looks like a watercolor painting!

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