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Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

The Hero Arts 2018 Catalog has officially been launched in the Hero Arts shop! There are so many items I am excited about. Some of my favorites are of course the new liquid watercolors. They are so heavily pigmented that it only takes a drop or two to complete images. I also adore the Dragonfly Fancy die set, the Antique Keys Bold Prints and the new florals and… and…. Truly I just need an extra day in my week. Preferably between Saturday and Sunday. I just want to play all day with all of this goodness!

Quick Links:

2018 Catalog Products     |     Blog Hop / Giveaway     |     Project Supplies     |     Giving

So I may have a thing for dragonflies. So much so that I have one permanently inked. This glittery dragonfly was created with the new Dragonfly Fancy Die and Be Creative Tape. I adhered the tape to heavy cardstock and die cut it, tape side up, setting my machine so that it would cut through the release paper of the tape, but not through the cardstock backing. Working from dark to light I removed select areas of the release tape and applied glitter. I buffed it with an old paintbrush to firmly attach it to the tape and tapped off the excess. I moved through the colors, even gradating the color on the wings. Using the dragonfly outline die, I cut into Handmade Watercolor Paper for amazing texture on the face of the panel.

You can see a YouTube video tutorial here on the same technique done a couple of years ago. It was the first video I ever did and have since improved, so go easy on me! It is still viable and provides good information!

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

 

I love these Antique Keys too! On my bucket list is the bridge full of locks in um… Paris, I think… Anytime I see images of it I think how cool it would be to attach one of my own. Someday… after I research it a bit, ha!

This card is super quick and simple. I airbrushed it with my Copic markers. It could easily be recreated with Hero Arts inks or Distress Oxides. Then I white heat embossed it and adhered a Swans & Cattails sentiment over a black and white Candy Stripe Bold Prints strip. I trimmed the finished panel slightly narrower than A2 and then adhered it to an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) folded card base.

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

Giving for Destinations

Hero Arts is a tremendously generous company and I am honored to be able to share with you that 100% of the profits from the stamps below directly support charities in order to help those most in need from recent hurricane and fire destruction. You can read more about Hero Arts giving campaigns HERE.

Destination Napa Valley
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
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Blog Hop

Giveaway: We will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

2018 Hero Arts Catalog

All the goodness from the new Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog is available now in the Hero Arts shop!

Artprint Brown Liquid Watercolor
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Pine Liquid Watercolor
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Moss Liquid Watercolor
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Mulled Wine Liquid Watercolor
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Strawberry Liquid Watercolor
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Dandelion Liquid Watercolor
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Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor
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Indigo Liquid Watercolor
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Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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Swallowtail Layering Dye Inks
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Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
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Swan Layering Dye Inks
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Nasturtium Layering Dye Inks
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Pink Pop Flowers Sequin Mix
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Seashore Sequin Mix
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Butterfly Garden Sequin Mix
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Newspaper Bold Prints
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Antique Keys Bold Prints
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Abstract Skyline Bold Prints
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Floral Mandala Bold Prints
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Urban Skyline Bold Prints
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Color Layering Swan Bundle
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Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
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Color Layering Nasturtium Bundle
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Color Layering Swallowtail Bundle
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Color Layering Elephant Bundle
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Color Layering Caterpillar Bundle
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Mermaid Stamp & Cut
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House Stamp & Cut
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Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut
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Wishing Well
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Weird & Wonderful
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Welcome Neighbor
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In the Study
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Headline Messages
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Mouse Tea Party
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Make A Fountain
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Alphabet Soup
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Story Time
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Layered Topiary
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Swans & Cattails
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Woodland Tea Party
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Color Layering Swan
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Color Layering Rabbit
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Color Layering Nasturtium
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Color Layering Swallowtail
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Color Layering Elephant
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Color Layering Caterpillar
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Support, Prayers, Love
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Safari Wild About You
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Safari Huge Tanks
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Mermaid Kisses
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Bookcase
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Mermaid Ink N Stamp
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Safari Ink N Stamp
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Modern Uppercase Letters & Numbers
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Modern Lowercase Letters
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Golden Age Large Letter Set
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Flowering Magnolia
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Flowering Nasturtium
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
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Destination Napa Valley
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Elephant Pair
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Meerkat Pair
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Garden Gnome
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Into The Woods Stencil 6x6
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Spades Stencil 6x6
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Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil 6x6
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Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
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Radiant White 4x6 Cardstock (24)
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Paper Layering Swan w/Frame
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Trellis Fancy Die
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Dragonfly Fancy Die
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Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Nesting House Infinity Dies
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Flower Confetti Fancy Die
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Wishing Well Frame Cuts
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Flowering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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In the Study Frame Cuts
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Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts
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Make a Fountain Frame Cuts
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Story Time Frame Cuts
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Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swan Frame Cuts
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Woodland Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Caterpillar Frame Cuts
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Swans & Cattails Frame Cuts
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Welcome Neighbor Frame Cuts
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Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Mermaid Kisses Frame Cuts
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Coral Fancy Dies
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Safari Sunset Fancy Die
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Safari Wild About You Frame Cuts
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Safari Huge Thanks Frame Cuts
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Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Dragonfly Fancy Die
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Support, Prayers, Love
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PS767 Handmade Watercolor Paper
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Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 723N Violet Infusion...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Tonic Studios 712N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios NOM533772 Nuvo Pure...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Nuvo pure Sheen Glitter...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 713N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
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PS623 Sea Mix Layering Papers (12) |...
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Antique Keys Bold Prints
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Swans & Cattails
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COPIC Sketch Marker BG07, Petroleum Blue
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG2, Fluorescent...
[ ELH | SSS | AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BV08, Blue Violet
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Candy Stripe Bold Prints
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Black India Ink
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CH300 Ombré Ocean Sequins
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Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
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Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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White Embossing Powder
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Snow Layering Papers (10)
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PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
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PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
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Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | SSS | ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | ELH | BLIC ]

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Feather Smooshing w/New Liquid Watercolors

Feather Smooshing w/New Liquid Watercolors

Guys, 2 more sleeps until Hero Arts officially releases their new Liquid Watercolors. I’ve had my hands on them and created a little something, something with the Paper Layering Feather over on the Hero Arts blog. I hope you have a few minutes to check it out HERE!

xo, Janette

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Video: Watercolor Floral & Heat Reactive Foil, Hop (+Giveaways)

Video: Watercolor Floral & Heat Reactive Foil, Hop (+Giveaways)

Good day to you, my friends! Today is all about Saving the Crafty Youtuber. It’s a hop! Youtube has recently changed their monetization requirements and this hop is to help bolster crafters who have been negatively affected. You’ll find 50+ new paper crafting videos throughout the hop. Every single stop on the hop has prizes. 50+ $25 gift certificates from Simon Says Stamp, 100+ ink pads from Catherine Pooler. A big round of applause to Simon Says Stamp and Catherine Pooler for their generous donations for the entire hop.

By commenting on my YouTube video (on my YouTube channel, not here on the blog [though I appreciate them here, as well]) you can win a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate, 2 Catherine Pooler ink pads or you can also win a new Antique Rose wood mount stamp and a set of Thank You dies that I have featured in my video today. A cheerful thank you to Hero Arts for sponsoring this stop!

Join me in celebrating, encouraging and uplifting all the channels on the hop today!

If you are following along the hop you should be coming from the amazing Jenn. Next on the hop is the ever innovative Karen Burniston.

Of course you can always start from the top with the Master of Ceremonies, Justine Hovey. A huge thank you to Justine for organizing this entire shindig!

I created today’s card by Distress Inking the Hero Arts Antique Rose wood mount stamp and misting her liberally with clear water. Like to the point of drippy. I stamped the image and then misted the rose again, without inking, and stamped again. Once dry, I heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder and then ran through my Minc foiling machine with Heidi Swapp Champagne Heat Reative Foil on a low 1 setting. The result is a stunner. You guys, this one is so pretty I am not sure I can give it away!

To see in detail the entire process, please watch the YouTube tutorial below. Thumbs Up and Subscribe for more from me!

If you have any trouble watching the YouTube tutorial on this site, you can click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Thank you for popping in today and spending a few minutes with me. I hope you have been inspired to create! If you have, tag me on social media. I’d love to see what you are whipping up! Hop along my friends!

xo, Janette

P.S. Don’t forget to comment on the YouTube tutorials for your opportunity to win 1 of over 120 prizes!

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

K6135 Antique Rose | Hero Arts
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DI192 Thank You Pair Fancy Die (C) |...
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Water Mist Bottle
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Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp...
[ AMZUS | HA | ELH | SBC ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
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Minor Stripes Cling Background – The Ton
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Champagne Sequin Mix
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Crystal Katana Multimedia Pickup Tool
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
American Crafts 6 Piece Heidi Swapp...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Heidi Swapp MATTE CHAMPAGNE MINC...
[ SSS | SBC ]
Original Misti
[ HA | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Brand New Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pads -...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger TDP47391 Distress Mini Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black Onyx
[ GNK ]
Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
[ ELH | SSS ]
Fred THE OBSESSIVE CHEF Bamboo...
[ AMZUS ]
Dahle10672 Vantage Self-Healing...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (3-Pack) Multi...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow 88 oz Mono Multi Liquid Glue...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]

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Simple Solid Stamping to Feel Better

Simple Solid Stamping to Feel Better

Quick & Simple stamping today featuring the Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero kit. Truly, I have other projects to do – but I can’t seem to tuck this one away quite yet!

These kits sell out quickly, but last I checked there were still a few available.

If you’d like a monthly subscription and never miss a kit, click HERE. Cancel anytime, add to your order between kit release on Monday and shipment on Friday and it all ships free!

The birds from the main kit have a sketchy feel. For this card, I didn’t want that (I did here though). After stamping the bird with Crimson ink on 110# Neenah Solar White, I cleaned up the edge with a white Signo gel pen. I went on to stamp a few branches in Soft Pool and cut them all out with my Scan N Cut 2. There are dies included in the kit, but I didn’t have my hands on them quite yet.

Weave the branches together and place over a black glitter cardstock accent strip (a dark woodgrain strip from the paper included in the kit would be super cute too). Coat bird with Sparkle Marker because all things are better with glitter! Add a couple of dimensional adhesives and adhere all in place. Stamp sentiment in black. Trim panel, before or after adhering branches, and mount to folded card base. Pair with matching envelope.

Quick and simple and you can too. See you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

MMH Kit Feb 2018
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Crimson Bold Ink
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Soft Pool Ink Pad | Hero Arts
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Black Dye Ink Pad | Hero Arts
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American Crafts Glitter Cardstock, 12...
[ AMZUS ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]
PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
[ HA ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110# Cover Solar...
[ AMZUS ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear...
[ BRI | AMZUS ]
Uni-ball Signo Angelic UM-120AC Gel...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Brother Scan n Cut Cutting Machine CM...
[ AMZUS ]

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Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hey there, hi there, ho there! Thank you for dropping in! As you may know, today is the highly anticipated release of the February My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. If you are not already experiencing spring in your neck of the woods, you will be craving it after all the hop inspiration today!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, February 9th. Subscribe now to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents:

6″ x 8″ Clear stamp set
24 Coordinating dies
3 Ink cubes (Nest, Robin’s Egg, Feather)
2 5½” x 8½” sheets Stone woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover)
2 5½” x 8½” sheets Bubinga woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover)
2 Mini grapevine wreaths

The value of the kit is $70, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

February MMH Add-Ons

If you are having an attack of Full Set Syndrome, you can get the entire add-on collection HERE and save 11%.

Starling on Branch | Hero Arts
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Come Fly With Me | Hero Arts
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A Little Bird Told Me | Hero Arts
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A Little Bird Told Me Frame Cuts |...
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Hummingbirds | Hero Arts
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Hummingbird Frame Cuts | Hero Arts
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Cardinal Stamp & Cut | Hero Arts
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Chirp Stamp N Cut
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Bird & Banner Fancy Die | Hero Arts
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Bird Branches Fancy Die w/Frame |...
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Paper Layering Feather | Hero Arts
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Sunburst Bold Prints | Hero Arts
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Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints | Hero...
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Love me an organic watercolor background. This one turned out dreamy! I scribbled, (yep, nothing fancy) just scribbled on Bristol paper with a blue and a coral Arteza watercolor brush marker. I Then used a wet paint brush and loosely scribbled again over the markered area. I was careful at the beginning to not mix the two colors. After a minute or so I allowed them to just kiss. The varying amounts of water along the border caused the colors to create the push and pull into each other. Scribble a quarter sized amount of color onto a craft mat. Dip in saturated paint brush and splatter similarly colored area of panel.

Set it aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed the process. If you find your paper has warped once dry, pass through a warm Minc machine or laminator to iron it flat.

Die cut the nest (kit) into dark woodgrain paper (kit). Define branches of the nest by running a dotting tool along them. I pressed some to the front and others to the back while on top of the foam from my Misti creating ridges, valleys and most importantly – dimension. I tucked in a few Bristol paper die cut eggs (kit) and branches (kit) also colored with the Arteza markers.

Arteza markers are extremely similar to the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, but are at a lower price point. The Arteza brush is not quite at fine as the Zig, and sometimes has a few stray strands, but the color from the Arteza are more vibrant, in my opinion.

Trim watercolor panel to slightly smaller than A2 and stamp sentiment (kit) in Soft Granite. Mount panel on A2 stone woodgrain paper (kit). Secure eggs and twigs. Adhere nest with foam tape for a touch of height.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, February 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

MMH Kit Feb 2018
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Soft Granite Shadow Ink | Hero Arts
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Dotting 5 X 2 Way Marbleizing Dotting...
[ AMZUS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 24-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Original Misti
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Mini Misti
[ HA ]
Heidi Swapp MINI MINC 6 INCH FOIL...
[ SSS ]
Royal Sovereign LAMINATOR Machine 9...
[ SSS ]

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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Countdown Preview (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Countdown Preview (+Giveaway)

It’s that time again! The Countdown to Creativity is on over on the Hero Arts blog. I’m featuring the main stamp kit and a wreath add-on. I’d love for you to take a peek HERE! The full reveal and release hop is Monday, February 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific.

Comment on all the February Countdown posts on the Hero Arts Blog for your chance to win a kit of your own. If you already subscribe or buy a kit of your own, you will be reimbursed upon winning.

xo, Janette

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