29 June 2020

Hero Arts Summer 2020 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

*This is my second post of the day, please see below for my Clearly Besotted teaser*

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the summer 2020 release from Hero Arts. It is a smaller release this year but no less exciting! For my cards today, I am using the new Vineyard HeroScape, as well as the new Grapevine Window Fancy Die. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from Lydia, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

My first card uses the new Hero Arts Grapevine Window Fancy Die. I really love these dies from Hero Arts, you can create scenes inside the frames, or like I have, create a fun background. I started off by taking a panel of watercolour paper and blending Hero Arts Reactive Inks on to it. I used Grape Slush, Berry Smoothie and Creamsicle.
 
 
I then took out my trusty Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and sprayed the piece using it. Instead of a mist, it accidently splattered over the panel but actually, I really like how it came out! Once the panel was dry, It was adhered flat to a top folding A2 card base with tape runner. I took the Hero Arts Grapevine Window Fancy Die and cut this three times from Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock.
 
 
They were then adhered on to the card, one on top of another (for dimension), using Hero Arts Precision Glue. I took the sentiment from the Hero Arts Vineyard HeroScape Stamp Set and stamped it on to more black cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Raindrops around the sentiment.
 

My next card uses the Hero Arts Vineyard HeroScape Stamp Set which is a stamp layering set that creates a vineyard scene/landscape. I took a panel of white cardstock and first stamped the most solid layer at the bottom. I used Hero Arts Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for this. I then stamped the next layer using Hero Arts Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. Usually with these sets, you would then stamp the next most solid layer but I found I got better results when I then stamped the fourth layer next, which is the grapes. For this I used Hero Arts Grape Slush Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.
 
 
I stamped this layer off a few times on to scrap paper so that the colour wasn't as intense. For the final layer, I stamped what is usually layer three, using Hero Arts Fresh Lawn Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then stamped the little house, tree and sentiment using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. The clouds were stamped using Hero Arts Soft Sky Shadow Ink. The panel was then simply adhered to a top folding A2 card base 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
GIVEAWAY:

Hero arts Are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog hop reader. All you need to do is leave comments on every stop on the hop and a winner will be drawn randomly. Enter by July 5th at 11.59pm PDT and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
 
I am the final stop in the hop but you can start at the beginning on the Hero Arts Blog here. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy stamping!

63 comments:

  1. I love both of your cards and how they focus on different things vinyard. Going to a tasting is the best way to spend a nice summer evening. Beautiful cards on this subject 👌

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  2. great cards, love the sentiment on the first one, right up my alley!

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  3. Both of your cards are so simple to make but they really pack a wallop. I love them both.

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  4. Love this detailed grapevine die! I have had trouble using detailed dies (not Hero Arts) & was wondering if this brand Cuts well?

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs.
    Thanks so much for sharing..

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  6. Beautiful blending on the first card. I do love how versatile the new vineyard set is. Nicely done!

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  7. The black is fab against the beautifully blended panel on your first card. Your green fields are so lush, thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Beautiful cards-- I love the black against your colorful background on the grapevine card!

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  9. Love your inking. At first I thought the 2nd card was the inside of the 1st. Would work well together. Thx for sharing.

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  10. Your joy card is so pretty. I like the summery look.

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  11. Very lovely! While I'm very impressed with both cards, the "sending an abundance of joy" card just hits me with its soothing scene. I love it! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. I love how you used the simple black die cut on this card!

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  13. Beautiful card designs! I really like that frame die.

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  14. Lovely cards! Really like the simplicity of the first card.

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  15. These are Very Nice! I love that you used black for the vine die & the other card is so relaxing to look at! Tfs! ❤😘

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  16. Beautiful cards! Love the inking on the first one and LOVE that new heroscape set!

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  17. I love the grapevine in black against you ink blending! Both cards are FABULOUS!

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  18. I like how you used the black for the frame of the grapes. Such a pretty card and the colors are so unique.

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  19. Dear Michelle
    Your colors are unusual but they are vibrant and add bling to the card. I would have never thought of using black for the border. All the best and blessings

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  20. Beautiful cards, love both designs!

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  21. Really love the colors in your first card

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  22. Am loving the new release focused on the "scapes"! Can't wait to get my hands on some. Your cards seem so peaceful - what we need now.

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  23. Both cards are just lovely! I really like that vineyard layered set and card you created. It's so warm and open and I can almost smell the scent of summer.

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  24. I love the colors you used it has given your card so much depth!!! gorgeous!!

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  25. Very pretty cards and
    I love the Grapevine
    Window Fancy Die!
    Carla from Utah

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  26. Great cards. I like how you've made the grapevine die shine with the simple but beautiful background.

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  27. Gorgeous cards, Michelle! Happiness galore!

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  28. Amazing card! Love the background on the first one!

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  29. Wonderful cards, Michelle! I love the gorgeous background you created for your silhouette vineyard die cut!! So eye-catching! Thanks so much for sharing! Take care! :)

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  30. Oh so pretty! Both cards are amazing! Thanks so much for the Inspiration!

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  31. Gorgeous creations, especially the die cut background frame!

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  32. I love the first card. Very bold. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Lovely cards!! I think that grapevine die is awesome!!

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  34. Those stampscapes sets are great! Really like the Abundance of joy stamp, too! Beautiful creating!

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  35. Unusual colors, but very nice for this great sneak peek! Tee hee grapeful.

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  36. Lovely scenes, thank you for sharing!

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  37. A fun release and some great examples of how to use it.

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  38. Nice layering examples. I like the black border use of the vines.

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  39. I am grapeful for your inspiration!

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  40. Fantastic cards! I especially love the background too the vineyard card!

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  41. Love the second card especially! Having grown up in rural, farm country, this reminds me of home! Thanks.

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  42. Great cards! The colors on that first card are stunning!

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  43. Beautiful cards, I especially loved the first card with the grapevine border cut out in black. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. the first card is gorgeous.
    Love the silhouette of the grape
    arbor. The scene in the
    second is restful. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Really cool to use the black cardstock on the first card, and I love the CAS, classical feel of the second card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Beautiful cards! I especially like the first one with the black die cut.

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  47. Awesome cards! Love the color combo on your first card, and that beautiful vineyard scene on your second card!

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  48. Your blending of the colors was perfect. Your interpretation of the grape leaves die was lovely

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  49. Gorgeous creations! I especially love the vineyard background die card!

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  50. Absolutely love that vineyard die - like how you used it as a black border on your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Such fantastic cards! I love them both, but that vineyard scene looks so relaxing!

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  52. Gorgeous cards. Your colors and coloring are amazing.

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  53. Your cards are both lovely, and evoke different feelings. Love the black silhoutte, and the fresh green hills on the deconstruct. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Gorgeous cards. I really like your vineyard card.

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  55. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs.

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  56. Love the background for the grapes and the peaceful scene.

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