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2 July 2018

Hero Arts July 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the new My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts for the month of July. It is a fabulous kit this month featuring a funfair/county fair theme. 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.


Both of my projects feature the main stamp set from the kit. My first uses the silhouette image of what we call here in the UK, a theme park. I think maybe it is called an amusement park in other countries? To start with, I took a panel of watercolour paper and using an ink blending tool blended inks over the top half of it. I used Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves and Black Soot to create night sky. I then took the silhouette image and stamped this along the middle of the panel with black ink.
 
 
I took the firework image from the stamp set and stamped this three times in the sky, with Versamark Ink. I applied Sparkle embossing powder and heat set. Although this doesn't show up that well front on, it looks wonderful when the light hits it! The panel was added to a white A2 card base with tape runner and then I added a panel of white cardstock below with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment on this from the Birthday Hugs & Kisses set (already released).

 
My next project is a simple tag featuring more stamps from the main kit stamp set. I took a piece of watercolour paper and die cut this using the second largest of the Tag Infinity Dies. I blended over Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet (I got this colour combination from Little Crafty Pill).

 
I then stamped the roller-coaster image at the bottom and one of the sentiments from the set at the top. To finish off, I added some black and white twine through the top. Simple as that!


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.
 

THE KIT:
 
 
The July 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 10 coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 4.25" x 5.5" Fancy Die, 3 ink cubes (Reactive Red, Reactive Blue and Unicorn White Pigment) and 3 4" x 6" chipboard postcards. The kit contents value at $72 but you can get it all for $34.99 (approx. £28 depending on exchange rate).

Remember that the kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe to the kit so that you never miss one (it starts with the August kit). There are some wonderful add-on products this month too. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:



BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:
 

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog hop reader - selected from all the comments left across all the stops in the hop. The more you comment, the more chance there is to win! One comment per blog. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 8th at 11.59pm EST. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the fabulous Nichol. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day!

101 comments:

  1. Both the card and the tag are gorgeous Michelle. Your ink blending is perfect on both and I love the silhouette stamping! Always looks so dramatic and it’s a look I love. Lisa xx

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  2. Love these! That tag is beautiful with the colors you blended.

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  3. I love the ink blending in both your card and your tag - so pretty!

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  4. Great job on the backgrounds. Very pretty...

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  5. So fun, these
    cards are cute!
    Love the rollercoaster
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. Pretty card and tag, love your backgrounds.

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  7. Love the backgrounds

    Kellie G

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  8. Love your card and tag. That tag would perfect to brighten up someone’s day, and let them know you care.

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  9. Beautiful cards with gorgeous backgrounds! Definitely going to have to steal that color combo from the tag!

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  10. These are really sweet cards. Love the extra shine you created by embossing the fireworks.

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  11. Love the card & tag! Just not sure which I love more! Beautiful job!

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  12. Super card and love the tag colors.

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  13. Love the nice colored blending tags. Cute roller-coaster stamp!

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  14. Your sunset for the fireworks card is gorgeous. I also love your roller coaster tag. I love making tags and am always looking for inspiration. Great work!

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  15. Gorgeous ink blending! Gorgeous card and tag.

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  16. Your backgrounds are wonderful and the silhouette images look great on them :)

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  17. Great blended backgrounds, love the tag.

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  18. GREAT card and tag! I really like the beautiful colorful blended backgrounds for each one too!!!!

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  19. Fun cards.. Glad to see you crafting again. I hoping the act of crafting is helping you as well! Lovely ideas, TY

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  20. fun designs - love the ink shading

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  21. I'm lovin' your backgrounds with those silhouettes.

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  22. Just gorgeous backgrounds and card/tag. This proves that sometimes simple really is better!

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  23. Great card and tag! And the new kit looks like another winner from Hero Arts!

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  24. Great blending. Enhances the silhouette image

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  25. Love the ink blending that you did - they made for beautiful backgrounds.

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  26. Great colors in those backgrounds!

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  27. Love the backgrounds on these. Very pretty.

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  28. They are so beautiful!! Love these new products and the hop as well for they inspire me to create--thank you!

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  29. Such a nice card......and I always forget about making a cute tag.....I love this cute kit....thank you so much for sharing.....

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  30. I love the blended backgrounds on both of these cards. The colors just "fit" the image/sentiment, very well done :)

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  31. Too cute! Love your cards and tag! Nice job!

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  32. I love these items. The card is beautiful and elegant, the tag fun and simple. Both are well done.

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  33. I really like the tag, I think it would make a great bookmark for my kids

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  34. Your creations are beautiful ! Your blending on the tag is fantastic.

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  35. The card and the tag are gorgeous!

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  36. Like your colored backgrounds that complement the carnival theme wonderfully.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  37. Michelle, love your pretty projects. The colors are spectacular!

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  38. Love this card and tag. This is such a great release, and your beautiful, uncluttered projects are wonderful.

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  39. I love both of your ideas, but the tag is my favorite. Thanks for sharing

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  40. How pretty! I loved your card...it really came out stunning. The design is amazing.

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  41. Beautifully done, Michelle! Love the card and the tag!

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  42. I love all the sky backgrounds with this stamp set!!

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  43. I like how the fireworks are so subtle. So pretty.

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  44. Love,love, love the purple. I appreciate your inspiration!!!

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  45. Wonderful projects! Gorgeous backgrounds which so beautifully showcase these fun images.

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  46. Fabulous card and tag! Love the CAS design!

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  47. I love both the card and tag you created! Your ink blending looks beautiful and I love how you stamped the fireworks :)

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  48. Love booth of your projects! The night sky is beautiful for that carnival border! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. Those blended color backgrounds are the perfect backdrop for the fair image!

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  50. Love your card and tag Michelle! I also like your backgrounds on both of them. I sometimes have a problem blending colors.

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  51. I really like your Clean & Simple approach on the cards.

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  52. Two amazing projects! Love both backgrounds.

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  53. These are gorgeous! I love your blends!

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  54. super cute sky background. I'm really liking the tag.

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  55. the backgrounds are stunning and so beautiful!

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  56. Pretty card and tag--I like your ink blended backgrounds.

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  57. Beautiful card and tag! Love your colouring!!!

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  58. Awesome cards. The tag looks so pretty!

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  59. Love tags and am so glad to see you make them on this post. Your backgrounds are beautiful.

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  60. I love the silhouette and your simple stamping! Your blending and choice of colors really made for stunning cards! Thank you!

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous ink blending on both cards and the colour combination in the second card is beautiful. Would never have thought they'd work together. A great looking kit. xx

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  62. I love your use of blending! Your work is lovely

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  63. Perfect surreal backgrounds and gorgeous silhouette!

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  64. Your blended sky is heavenly! ;-)

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  65. Seeing you using watercolor paper wants me to use it for a card, which I've been wanting to do for a very long time.

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  66. Love the background coloring.
    The division of the first card
    is fantastic. Great tag, too.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Michelle both the card and tag are really good. I'm loving this MFT release. TFS. Xxz

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  68. I love all of the new ideas!

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  69. Great idea with the sparkle embossing podwer and the fireworks... I'm going to have to try that!

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  70. These are all so pretty! I love the colors, and I especially love the roller coaster tag! It looks amazing!

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  71. Beautiful colours on these images, really gorgeous skies & backgrounds. M going all this theme set & the are ones, have brought so many memories back x

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  72. Love your card and tag, beautiful color blending ♥

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  73. Great card and tag--love the colors you used and I'm ready to ride a coaster!

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  74. Really awesome card and tag. Love the backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  75. great card and tag, awesome kit!

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  76. I love the sunset look behind that rollercoaster. Lovely! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

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  77. Your blending is stunning! Love the silhouette look!

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  78. Great card and tag. I really love the night time scene.

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  79. The night sky you created for the background on your first card is amazing- wonderful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Another amazing release. Great patterns, coloring and designs. Just amazing! I just love it, so fun.

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  81. Your tag is so cute! Love them both!

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  82. Looking forward to a county fair!

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  83. Love your ink blending and projects made using the theme park stamp! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. Nice tag with lovely colors and that night scene is very nice too!

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