18 August 2021

Hero Arts Holiday 2021 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the Hero Arts Holiday 2021 Release. It is a pretty big release with lots of new stamps, dies, stencils, ink pads and paper. I am using a few new products on my projects today, but for the full look, please head over to the Hero Arts Store. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop, more information on that below. 

I started off my Halloween card by die cutting a Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Die from masking paper. I then placed this in the top centre of a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Hero Arts Thistle Reactive Ink, followed by Hero Arts Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow InkHero Arts Purple Galaxy Reactive Ink and then Hero Arts Intensified Black Ink to darken up the edges even more. 

With the mask still in place, I splattered on some Hero Arts White Glimmer Metallic Ink. The mask was removed and the panel set aside to dry. Once dry, I coloured the moon using Copic Markers (E51 & E50) and then adhered the panel on to an A2  top folding card base. I took the sentiment from the new Hero Arts Halloween Icons Stamp Set and stamped it on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink

I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. I then took the new Hero Arts Halloween Icon Dies and die cut the bats from the new black glitter paper in the Hero Arts Glitter Paper Basics set. They were adhered to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Bubbles. 

My second card uses one of the new Looking Glass Dies for a Christmas card. I started off by taking the first layer of the Hero Arts Looking Glass Winter Forest Die Set (the deer layer) and cut it from a 4" x 5.25" panel of white cardstock. I also cut it from Hero Arts Sand Cardstock and cut the deer off so that I could add it on top for some colour. 

I cut the second layer (birch trees) from more white cardstock. There is another tree layer but I didn't use that for my card today. I took an A2 white top folding card base and ink blended Hero Arts Grape Slush Reactive Ink (which can now be purchased in cubes) on to it for the sky. The birch tree panel was added on top flat and then the deer panel added with foam tape. I blended a little Hero Arts Cup O' Joe Mid-Tone Reactive Ink on to the deer and then adhered him on top of the white panel. 

I took the sentiment from the new Hero Arts Make Your Own Snow Globe 3x4 Stamp Set and heat embossed it on to black cardstock (the same process as the first card's sentiment), cut it out and added to to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I die cut a tiny heart from the Hero Arts Heart Confetti Fancy Die with Hero Arts Cherry Cardstock. I adhered it to the deer and then added Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Lacquer Pen on top for some shine. 

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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.


BLOG HOP:

As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes (see below). You should have arrived here from the fantastic Maria. Next on the hop is the wonderful Mindy. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away three $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by 29th August 2021 at 11.59pm PT. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week. Good luck!

FREE CATALOGUE:


If you make an order in the Hero Store for $50 or more, you will automatically receive a free printed copy of the new Holiday 2021 Catalogue, or catalog if you are not in the UK ;) The offer is valid until the end of the month or until supplies last. You can also purchase the catalogue separately, or view it digitally in the store too. 

HOLIDAY STAMP-ALONG:

Before I go, I also wanted to share a super fun event with you. The Hero Arts Holiday Stamp-Along. Join us for a day of live card classes, hosted in out private Facebook group. During this virtual event, you will have the opportunity to create ten beautiful cards from start to finish, learning tips and tricks from some of your favorite cardmakers. The event will take place in a private Facebook group - you must use Facebook to participate. You can watch everything live as it happens and “stamp-along”, or you can choose to view when it is convenient for you. There will be giveaways throughout the event - everyone who registers will be eligible for the drawings, you need not be present to win.

The event will take place over two days. Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2021 (all times are EST). Once you purchase this event, you will be sent an email with details regarding how to join our private event Facebook group. 

Also included in the class:
  • Downloadable project sheet with step-by-step instructions.
  • Supplies listed per card so you can plan your day.
  • Images of all the cards, including detailed shots.
  • A short list of homework to prep prior to the event.
  • Did we mention giveaways??
  • Class Supplies

For more information, please head over to the Hero Arts Store here

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I hope that you will check out the rest of the release and have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop. Have a great rest of the day too. Take care!

57 comments:

  1. Love the purples on you Halloween card and Christmas deer.

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  2. I love your card with the new looking glass die! That may be my card this season.

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  3. I love your card with the looking glass die. Gorgeous 🤩

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  4. I love your card with the looking glass die. Gorgeous 🤩

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  5. I love your card with the looking glass die. Gorgeous 🤩

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  6. In the mood for Halloween with bats, wonderful scene/Background and Oh Deer craftiness with looking glass dies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  7. Love purple for Halloween and Christmas cards!

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  8. What a gorgeous purple background! I love the sweet deer!

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  9. Love the moonlight card, so pretty!

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  10. love your cards. Never thought about adding the heart on the reindeer but love it!

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  11. Oh my! That Halloween card is fabulous! I love the background.

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  12. Love the deer in the forest.
    Simple but so pretty.
    The Halloween card is great
    too. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. That deer card is the bomb! There is nothing better than deer on a Christmas card. Thanks so much for inspiring me.

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  14. Lovely clean and simple cards! Thanks for sharing!
    Vannessa Osbourn

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  15. Love the Looking Glass card, so elegant.

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  16. Both are fab! I LOVE the halloween background!!!

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  17. Both your cards are so beautiful!! I love the purple <3

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  18. Very nice card and I love the background colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. I especially love the card using the Looking Glass Winter Forest die set--CAS and beautiful!

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  20. Your bats and moon looks simple, but you dreamed this one up! I love how others can attempt this without a lot of dies and stamps.

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  21. Fantastic cards! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I especially love the sweet deer card! Great new products from Hero Arts.

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  23. The purple sky is amazing!!!! Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I love this a lot.

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  24. Wonderful cards. I love the purple sky with the shine. And showing how the stackable dies can be used in different ways and fit an A2 size card, shows it's versatility.

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  25. Beautiful! Love the one with the deer!

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  26. Michelle, your ink blended purple card is gorgeous. I can't wait to try it out with my supplies, once I receive them.

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  27. I really like your deer card! So cute!

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  28. Gorgeous cards! I love the stunning background on your first card but the little deer die cut window card is amazing! Certainly my favourite! Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  29. Hi, Michelle - Love that both these cards are relatively simple to make -- no sliders or difficult assembly-related dies. The deer card requires two looking glass-style dies layered over each other, and your ink blending with that purple (GASP) is SO good. Love the little heart detail, too. It's a beautiful composition and came out perfectly. I also adore the Halloween card. It's not overdone and does not have 5000 characters... it's understated but that Glimmer paint "makes" the background. I love both!!
    Lori S in PA

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  30. I love the clean and simple Halloween card. I usually go a bit overboard with die cuts and layers on mine, and I love this one. The deer on the second one is so sweet.

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  31. Fantastic cards! I love the little heart on the deer. I love this release!

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  32. Love the beauty and simplicity of your cards, gorgeous!

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  33. how cute that deer set is my favorite

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  34. Great cards Michelle! thank you for sharing

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  35. A gorgeous moon and...I have to say it... a my little reindeer "Christmas is Magic" ;D

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  36. The Looking Glass dies make such sweet and simple cards. Really pretty.

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  37. Wonderful cards, really like the deer card.

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  38. Your ink blending is always beautiful. Wonderful cards.

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  39. Such clean and elegant cards! Love your blending on the Halloween card.

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  40. The Looking Glass winter forest design is such a lovely CAS design, and the Halloween card just glows!!

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  41. Love both cards. They are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. These are both great cards. All the elements of the Halloween one work perfectly together. The moon glow is perfect!

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  43. I especially love your Halloween card. So cute. [Bunny]

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  44. I am So into the Halloween card and am amazed at the beauty in this new catalogue!

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  45. Great cards. I really like the one with the deer.

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  46. Fabulous cards! I love your Halloween card! Great colors! Your Winter Forest card is beautiful too!

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  47. My favorite is that winter forest card, and I bought those dies because of it.

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  48. I love both of your cards! The Halloween icon dies and the Winter Forest looking glass dies are on my wishlist! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Fab window design with the deer!

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  50. Halloween is not my favorite card making holiday, but I really like your card!

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  51. Michele, I so admire your ink blending on that Halloween card!

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  52. what a gorgeous halloween card!!!!!

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  53. Stunning cards Michelle - in the first card, the purples look so vibrant for that sky and I love the black glitter bats! The shading on the moon just looks amazing with those two Copic colours. The purple ombre in the second card just looks so soft and pretty and I love the heart on the deer! fabulous cards as always!

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  54. Michelle I just adore every card, tag and creation you design. You always inspire me. I only wish you’d do more videos, lol! Thanks so much for all you do!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! I am working on finding a way to make more videos. I really appreciate that you like them!

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