15 May 2018

Hero Arts Summer 2018 Catalogue Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today is THE day, the new summer 2018 products from Hero Arts are now available to purchase in the Hero store. You can also purchase them from your favourite Hero Arts retailers too! It is such a great release, full of beautiful flowers, fun wild west/desert themed products, summer products and also lots of fabulous accessories. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous May, but if you get lost along the way, the full list of participants are below.
 
 
My first card uses some of the products that are more on the western theme. I started off by creating my background. I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut the new Desert Sunset Fancy Die from it to create a window. Behind this I added a panel of alcohol ink background. This was created with Lemonade, Honeycomb, Peach Bellini, Valencia and Watermelon TH Alcohol Inks on to Yupo paper.
 

The alcohol ink background was added to the front of an A2 white card base and then the window piece added on top with foam tape. I took the fox image from the new Fennec The Fox stamp set and stamped this on to white cardstock. I coloured him with Copic Markers and then cut him out with the coordinating frame cuts.
 

He was added on to the card with a combination of foam tape and tape runner (so that he is level on the card). I then took the 'hello' sentiment from the same set and stamped this with Versamark Ink on to white cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was fussy cut with scissors and then added to the card with foam tape also.
 

My next card uses the beautiful new Hero Florals Rose Stamp & Cut. This is a design that has already been released as a wood mount stamp but now available in clear. It is slightly smaller in size than the wood mount set. I am delighted that this card was one that I made for the catalogue and it features in it. I started off by taking a panel of Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hot Press Paper and stamping the flower on it twice with Versamark ink (I masked the first before stamping the second). I applied White Detail Embossing powder and then heat set.
 
 
I took the Mulled Wine Liquid Watercolor and a paintbrush with water and water coloured the image, adding a little colour over the edge of the flowers at the top. I added the colour in layers on the flowers (to create depth) and then set aside to dry. Once dry, the panel was added to an A2 card base with tape runner. I then stamped the hello sentiment from the set on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape.


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: E55, E53, E51, E50, R12, R00.


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants taking part in the hop:
 


GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away two $50 shopping sprees in the Hero Arts Store. The winners will be drawn at random from all of the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. Please comment by 11.59pm PST on Sunday may 20th to enter. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog shortly afterwards. Good luck!

The next person on the hop is the amazing Yana Smakula. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a fabulous day!

91 comments:

  1. I love all of the new ideas!

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  2. Oh Michelle, love both of your cards but that fox just makes me smile.

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  3. I love all of the new ideas!

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  4. That little fox is so adorable! :)

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  5. Gorgeous cards! That fox is hilarious... I love his smile.

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  6. What a sweet foxy - love the way you positioned these components in the card. And the way you have those flowers blended subtly on the bottom of the card - stunning.

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  7. That face! The fox is so sweet. Your sunset is fabulous; your card is
    fabulous. Both of them. So pretty.

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  8. Very pretty alcohol background for the fox.-Maria Giselle B.

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  9. The fox is really cute! Both cards are beautiful.

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  10. Well done on your cards but that flower one is awesome....tfs

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  11. Both of these are so awesome. The cuteness of the fox and then the beauty of that floral! I love the way you used the monochromatic color

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  12. Beautiful. And the little smiling fox is a cutie.

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  13. That little fox is so cute, and I really love how you added the sentiment! And such a gorgeous floral card!

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love this little fox and the background is so pretty!. Love how you painted the flowers too. So pretty and soft.

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  15. Love the alcohol ink background behind the dessert sunset die cut. The colors on the fox are beautiful.

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  16. Nice cards, love the Fox carcardd.

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  17. Love all of your cute ideas and thank you for the opportunity to win! :-)

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  18. Love all of your cute ideas - and thank you for the opportunity to win! :-)

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  19. Fantastic cards Michelle. Love the smile on that fox! So sweet! Oh, that floral card is so pretty and elegant... love the soft coloring.

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  20. Your flower card is
    so pretty. I love
    the darling fox one!
    Too cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. Love the composition and colors of the floral card!

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  22. Love both of these. Very nice work.

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  23. I'm all about the colors here. The sunset or sunrise with the animal is perfect and I love the color you chose for the rose.

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  24. Awww what a sweet face he's got :) Lovely card, very sweet ! Beautiful one too, with the flowers !

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  25. I found your blog through the blog hop and wow - what wonderful cards! I'm loving this entire new release line from Hero Arts.

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  26. I love that little fox so much and your flowers are so pretty.

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  27. Love the little fennec fox!

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  28. I love both of your cards! That little fox is adorable and the flowers are stunning!

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  29. Lovely cards, beautiful color blending.

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  30. Two beautiful creations!! The floral card is stunning and the fox is just irresistibly adorable. TFS your talent and inspiration.

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  31. Sweet cards - thanks for sharing:)

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  32. That smiling fox put a smile on my face! Love both these cards.

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  33. Two terrific cards so different but gorgeously done!

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  34. Michelle, absolutely ADORABLE! That little fox in sooooo cute.

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  35. Love the beautiful rose card; it is just so pretty! The fox card is also adorable.

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  36. Gorgeous cards! Wonderfully CAS. Love the vibrant alcohol background paired with the fox and your soft water coloring on the floral.

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  37. Wow what a lovely, lovely flower card! And that lil foxy guy is my new favorite :)

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  38. This release is so fun. Not only are there beautiful flowers, but there are lots of fun and cute animals. This fox is no exception, he is so cute and well done. Your floral peeking onto the card is very sweet too.

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  39. Oh! look at the ears on that fox! Adorable. Love this release from hero arts!

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  40. Love the Fennec card! He is so cute and the background is just fantastic!! I love the soft colors of tge floral card!!

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  41. Great cards. I love the sunset colors behind the desert die cut.

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  42. I love both of your cards, but that fennec fox is fabulous, especially in front of the desert window.

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  43. I love both of your cards!! That fox is the most realistic one I've seen in the stamping kingdom. It's understandable with softness & beauty of your 2nd card that it made it into the catalogue. Well done!

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  44. I'm loving the fennec foxes! Your scene is wonderful--love the gorgeous colors!

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  45. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you.

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  46. Love the alcohol inks behind that cute fox---and his big ears and cute smile made ME smile! I really like the watercolored flower, too.....so soft and beautiful!

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  47. I love the cards, and am in love with the die cut with the cactus. I will be ordering that soon. Great job!

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  48. Cute and pretty cards. I like the background on the first one.

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  49. Such great cards. I love the sweet fox and the flower card is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  50. love the look on the foxes face. thank you

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  51. Great cards! I especially love the top one with the Fox! The background is amazing! And the Fox is so cute!

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  52. love your cards - that fox is SO cute!

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  53. The animal is so cute and such a pretty background

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  54. Two stunning cards Michelle. You know of course I am going to adore the floral, so beautifully watercoloured and pretty. But the fox card is so sweet - I really love seeing alcohol inks blended like this and it’s the perfect background to make the fox shine. Love your cards! Xx

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  55. Wow! Both your cards and colors are simply gorgeous!!!

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  56. Beautiful cards! The sunset on the first card looks awesome!!

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  57. The fox is adorable! Great cards!

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  58. Cute cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  59. Hi Michelle. I love everything about your Fennec card. I love the desert and your card has captured its essence beautifully. Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  60. Both cards are a vision! I love the smiling fox - how cheerful that is! And your flower card - jaw dropping gorgeous. TFS ♥

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  61. Very nice cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. Beautiful cards! The flowers are lovely!

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  63. Both cards are stunning!
    That desert sky looks real.
    The floral card is simple and
    elegant.

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  64. Cute fox card!! Beautiful flower card!

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  65. I love the coloring you did on the backgrounds of both cards. Very pretty.

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  66. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Love the fox card, what a cute card. I really like the watercolor card, so simple and elegant.

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  68. Such beautiful cards, I love the softness of the colouring of both the fox and the flowers.

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  69. That background is so lovely and soft, and I love the expression on the critter. And those flower are just so pretty!

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  70. Love the Rose Stamp & cut flower card.

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  71. You inspire me to believe I could actually watercolor! Your card is beautiful!

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  72. Great color choices for the desert sunset. Those turned out really lovely. And then the beautiful flowers are the best of CAS. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  73. Fantastic cards!! The first one is so sweet and the floral card is just beautiful!!

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  74. As usual, you’ve made a perfect duo of CAS cards !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  75. Michelle late visiting but just wanted to tell you I love both these cards, the little fox is so cute, what a wonderful expressive face and the background is amazing and the floral is just perfect. two amazing cards. I want it all.

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  76. Loved your floral watercolor card and the little fox is precious.

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  77. Two very different cards, both so delightful. tfs

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  78. Great cards! I love the desert sunset.

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  79. Great cards - thanks for the inspiration!

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  80. Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the background you created for Fennec the Fox and how well it works with the desert scene. Your floral card is so pretty! I love the soft watercoloring on the flowers.

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  81. Beautiful cards. Love the cute little fox.

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