20 February 2023

Hero Arts | Spring Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today is an exciting day as the Hero Arts Spring Release is now available to purchase in the Hero Arts Store! We are celebrating with a fun and inspirational blog hop (with a giveaway too!). I have two cards to share with you today using two new sentiment stamp sets, a floral die set and a floral stamp set with coordinating stencils. 

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My first card uses the new Hero Arts Wild Columbine Set. I stamped the image on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I then took the Hero Arts Color Layering Wild Columbine Stencils and placed them on top, one at a time and added ink bending to colour in the image. I used Ink Blending Brushes and Hero Arts Orchid, Amethyst, Dandelion, Kiwi and Green Hills Core Inks. 


The image was die cut out using the coordinating Frame Cuts. I took a panel of white cardstock and masked off the edges. I added ink blending inside using Hero Arts Orchid Core Ink and then removed the masks. The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. 


The flower image was adhered on top using thin foam tape. I stamped the 'happy birthday' sentiment from the new Hero Arts Friendly Messages Set on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. It was die cut out using the coordinating Frame Cut and adhered to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few clear sequins. 


My next card uses the new Hero Arts Daffodil Fancy Dies. I die cut them from white cardstock twice. I then added ink blending on top using an Ink Blending Tool and Hero Arts Dandelion, Butter Bar and Papaya Core Ink. I used Hero Arts Kiwi and Green Hills Core Ink for the leaves. 


I die cut two Hero Arts Nesting Hexagon Infinity Dies and adhered them one on top of another (for dimension) before adhering to a US A2 sized white card base with Hero Arts Precision Glue. The leaves were then adhered on top with more liquid glue and the daffodil heads adhered with thin foam tape. 


I took the Hero Arts Everyday Sentiment Strips Stamp 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 die cut out using the Hero Arts Sentiment Strips Fancy Die. The 'happy birthday' sentiment was then adhered to the card using thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few dew drop embellishments. 

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BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspirational blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Maria. Next on the hop is the marvellous 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 two $50 gift cards to the Hero Store, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Comment on all the blogs in the hop for more chances to win! Giveaway closes 26th February 11.59 PT. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog shortly after. 

SPRING STAMP-ALONG 2023

Before I go, I wanted to let you know about the Spring 2023 Stamp-Along event. 


Join us for two days of card classes at our sixth Stamp-Along event! During this virtual event, you will have the opportunity to create at least ten beautiful cards from start to finish, learning tips and tricks from some of your favorite cardmakers. The event will primarily take place over two days - Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April 16, 2023. The classes will run from approximately 10:00am - 6:00pm ET both days, with a special bonus live event later Saturday evening. All of the videos will be available for replay using the links provided if you cannot attend the event live.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a wonderful rest of the day! 

37 comments:

  1. Oh, how I LOVE the Daffodils. These are just perfect

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  2. The flowers are GORGEOUS! I love the purple!

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  3. I really like both cards, but I think those yellow flowers on the 2nd card make it my fave. Great job on both creations! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are so lovely! That purple is so beautiful!

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  5. sweet cards - thanks for sharing

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  6. Beautiful cards and terrific catalog! So happy to see so much cheerful spring ideas! Thanks!

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  7. Hi, Michelle - I love, love, love the daffie card!! Daffodils are among my favorite flowers. I love their fresh smell - nothing can imitate that on a spring day. I think that die will jump into my cart / basket right away!! I also like your first card (orchid) very much!! You always "bring it"!! I could watch your videos all day, too.
    Lori S in PA

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  8. Oh my goodness, I'm a sucker for the florals, especially the die building ones. Love these!

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  9. No one does CAS like you Michelle.....simply stunning cards!

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  10. You have created two beautiful cards that make the floral image pop off the page. Very creative.

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  11. My favorite of the two is your first one-I like the way you masked off the area to hightlight the Columbines, and I like the way the edges are shaded to reinforce that. Pretty.

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  12. Making me look forward to spring!

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  13. Great spring daffodil card. Wonderful shading.

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  14. Beautiful cards! Great color usage!

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  15. Beautiful floral card creations! I'm ready for spring with all this inspiration.

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  16. Oh, I just love how both cards turned out. The columbines in purple are truly gorgeous and I love the subtle ink blended center in the daffodil.

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  17. Beautiful cards. I love the stencling

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  18. The Daffodil card is my favorite, so realistic.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Your cards are gorgeous. Not only did you use two of my favorites from this release, but you used my two favorite colors -- yellow and purple!

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  20. Both cards are beautiful, but the purple is my favorite. I love that you inked a "frame" behind the flowers.

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  21. These clean and simple cards are oh so beautiful! I can't wait to dive into the spring catalog.

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  22. I cannot decide, so the Wild Columbine, in my favorite color purple, is my favorite. And, since daffodils are a sign of Spring, and my birthday flower, the daffodils are my favorite! There. That was an easy choice! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  23. Beautiful cards. Love the purple and
    the jonquil brightens up the room on
    a dreary day. thanks for sharing.

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  24. Fantastic cards! I really love your daffodil card!

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  25. The daffodil card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What beautiful clean cards! Those columbine flowers looks so very nice with the purple.

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  27. Such gorgeous cards! Love the flowers.

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  28. Michelle, You make me want to see Daffodils poking up through the snow. Both cards are gorgeous!

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  29. So pretty in purple and yellow--perfect for Spring.

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  30. Stunning cards! I love the beautiful daffodils and columbines!! Wonderful colours!

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  31. Beautiful floral cards! I especially love those gorgeous daffodils!

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  32. Wow these cards are beautiful. I love the spring colors!

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