3 August 2020

Hero Arts August 2020 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release (for pre-order) of the Hero Arts August 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit this month (along with the add-on products) has a wonderful staycation theme to it. Perfect for our current times. The main kit stamp set has lots of images that depict what you might do during your staycation, along with wonderful sentiments too.
 
If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Mindy.
 
 
My first card uses the fun hanging chair image from the kit, along with the butterfly and sentiment. I wanted to give the card a very airy, calm feel to it so I kept it very simple. I started off by stamping the hanging chair and butterfly from the set using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink on to white cardstock. I coloured them in using Copic Markers and then cut them out using the coordinating frame cuts in the kit.
 
 
I took a top folding A2 card base and blended Hero Arts Pool Party Reactive Ink at the top. I then took the sentiment from the main kit stamp set and stamped to the right hand side. The chair and butterfly were then simply added with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Hero Arts Clear Enamel Dots.
 
 
My second card is the card that I shared over on the Hero Arts Blog for the countdown. I first masked off the edges of a top folding card base and then blended on Hero Arts Green Apple Reactive Ink at the bottom for grass, followed by Hero Arts Splash Reactive Ink for the sky. I then stamped the sentiment from the main kit stamp set with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink.
 
 
I took the woman reading a book image from the main kit stamp set and stamped it on to white cardstock with more Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then stamped the potted plant image three times as well. They were coloured using Copic Markers and cut out with the coordinating frame cuts. I cut the bottoms off the potted plants so that they were just the leaf parts and adhered them to the card with foam tape, to represent the plants growing in the ground in a garden. The woman was then added behind using Precision Glue.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the cards. 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.
 
 
THE KIT:
 
 
The Hero Arts August 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set, 23 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Greetings Fancy Die, 5 white postcards and a Summer Twilight Palette Reactive Ink Pad. All of this is valued at $76.00 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate).
 
The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers receive a discount off shipping too. Kits aim to begin shipping on 10th August 2020.
 
ADD-ONS:
 
There are lots of wonderful add-on products releasing this month too. These work alongside the main kit but can be used separately as well. They are not limited edition and can be purchased along with the kit, separately from the Hero Store, or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:
 
 
BLOG HOP:
 
Next on the hop is the fabulous Mariana but if you get lost along the way, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog for the full list of participants.
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away one £50 gift certificate to one lucky winner. The winner will be picked from all of the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win. Enter by 9th August at 11.59 PDT and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week. Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Take care :)

59 comments:

  1. I think this may be my favorite kit yet! Adorable cards:)

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  2. I love the clean simplicity of your first card & the second is Me for sure!! That's where you would find me when I have spare time! Love this kit!

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  3. Love your cards. Such fun!

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  4. Your cards are so pretty! I’d love to be swinging on that swing! You make it look so inviting!

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  5. I love your "thinking of you" card because it is simple and elegant, yet says so much. I also love the colours you used.

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  6. I am super excited about the hanging chair and the butterfly card. I love a sweet card with a little image and a pop of color - it is so refreshing. I have always wanted to get one of those chairs too.

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  7. Michelle, I hadn't even noticed the butterfly in the kit stamp set until your card -- so cute! And of course purpose is my favorite color!

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  8. I love the simplicity of your scenes on these fabulous cards! The little touch of blue ink in the background really helps the images pop. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us using these fun new Hero Arts products!!

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  9. Really nice simple cards great job

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  10. cool cards , i bought this months!!

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  11. So much cuteness! Loving this new kit, reveal and inspiration!

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  12. Love this kit--can't wait to get mine. Such fun cards and great images!

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  13. Beautiful clean and simple looking cards but I know they took time! Anyone would love to receive them!

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  14. I love your ombre skies! Just perfect relaxing scenes

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  15. Nice designs. I like the happy place card.

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  16. The thinking of you card is really sweet. I like the simplicity.

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  17. Love the look of the 2nd card. The depth you were able to give it is great. the first card is classic and great also.

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  18. Beautifully crafted cards, love the ink blending too!

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  19. Great job on the coloring and ink blending, very nice cards!

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  20. Sweet cards, thanks for sharing your talents.

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  21. Lovely cards and
    the background
    inking is fabulous!
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Cute cards, good use of the kit. :)

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  23. I would happily occupy space in either of your card settings. So peaceful and tranquil! Just what the soul needs in these crazy times.

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  24. Very nice cards! I like that are so many things in the kit to make chillin' cards!

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  25. Love both of your cards...they are so peaceful and relaxing. I am LOVING this months kit!

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  26. Michelle----- just love the simplicity of your cards and it makes them so "classy". Thank you for the inspiration. I tend to put too much "stuff" on my cards.

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  27. I love this sweet and serene CAS card design. The aqua and purple are a gorgeous combo

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  28. Your backgrounds are amazing as is your work!

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  29. Just wonderful and serene cards.

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  30. Michelle, I really like the CAS style of the first card & leaving the chair empty just suits the sentiment to a tee. Both your cards are super. I love this release!

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  31. Both designs are fabulous, Michelle. Love the white space and simple designs!

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  32. Your cards are so fresh and fun! Love the pops of color!

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  33. These look so peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I love all the white space on your cards- the images really pop!

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  35. Beautiful cards. Really catch the relaxing vibe of this month's kit.

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  36. Love all the clean and simple cards. Each card is a peaceful scene that we all can use in these times.

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  37. So cute, so simple, but not easy! Love your shading.

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  38. Love your cards! I really love how you used the potted plant for some grasses around the lounging woman. Hero Arts did it again! They always have fantastic releases.

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  39. That’s me in the chaise lounges. That hanging swing is very appealing, too.

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  40. I really like the "my happy place" card, I said that on the Peek Blog and am saying it again! I like your style...and this new set...

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  41. The empty basket card is so simple and moving--waiting for a friend to join. Just beautiful!

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  42. Really loved your card on the countdown! I love to sit by the gardens and this reminded me of that... Exactly what Hero arts was going fo I think. Definately taking little vacations with each designer! Your first card I thought could be a beautiful tribute sympathy card... the empty chair and butterfly without the sad black. Very nice idea... love em! Thanks

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  43. I like the soft look of your cards.

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  44. I love your cards, Michelle! The first CAS card is so sweet with that little swing chair and the second makes me feel like I'm sitting in my garden! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  45. These are both beautiful Michelle. I'm hoping to get one of those hangy chairs for the garden! And that could be me in the second card, I love to read on a lounger. Beautiful co,ouring and super smooth blending on both too! Xx

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  46. Awesome kit, Awesome creations, I especially love the lounging reading lady card!

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  47. Wow, I love the first card, so sweet with the butterfly. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  48. I really like the simplicity of your cards. Less is more. Great! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

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  49. Beautiful, clean cards. I love this kit and the add-ons are wonderful.

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  50. Love your simple, clean cards!

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  51. Love the use of the houseplants “outside!”

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  52. Love the colors on your CAS designs.

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