Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero (+Giveaway)

by | Jul 13, 2020 | Backgrounds, Blog, Color Layering, Critters, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Ink Blending, Watercolor

Welcome to another stop on the July 2020 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit hop! This month’s kit is taking us to Atlantis and the add-ons?!? Oh my goodness, they are awesome! I created two kit cards and didn’t think I’d have much time to play beyond that, but I did squeak out one more bonus project because those add-ons were calling for me!  I cannot wait to get back to the craft room to create with more!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Pre-order your kit today – we estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, July 17th and continue throughout the following week. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one! United States kit subscribers receive free shipping on anything added to your kit order prior to it shipping (Thursday, 12:00PM PT the week of launch). International subscribers receive a discounted shipping rate for both the kit and any add-ons included as well. The discounted rate differs by country.

Kit contents

6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
9 Coordinating Frame Cuts
1 Fancy Edge Die
6 Sheets of Sticker Paper (2 each of Diamond Blue, Teal, Purple)
5 Reactive Ink Cubes (Blue Hawaii, Splash, Pool Party, Key Lime Fizz, Taffy)
Coral Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.

The value of the kit is $76.50, 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.

This Month's Add-On Collection

Get Them All - July 2020
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School of Fish Bold Prints
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Underwater Pattern Bold Prints
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Deep Sea Background Cling
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Deeply In Love
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Need a Hand
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Sea You Soon
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Deep Sea Messages
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Porthole Fancy Die
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Underwater Pillar Window Die
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Submarine Fancy Die
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July Word
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Deeply In Love Frame Cuts
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Need a Hand Frame Cuts
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Sea You Soon Frame Cuts
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This color scheme gives me all the summer feels! A cool blue ocean and a warm summer sky sound about perfect right now!

Find a full list of project supplies HERE.

Recreate this card, or something like it, by ink blending Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, Blue Hawaii and Pool Party Reactive Inks on 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Dove White cardstock. Set aside to dry. Stamp sea floor background layer in Splash Reactive Ink. Stamp second layer, sea floor detail, in Creamsicle Reactive and the final coral layer in Lemon Drop Reactive Ink. Blue Hawaii, Splash, Pool Party, Key Lime Fizz, Taffy Reactive Ink cubes are included in kit! 

Die cut color-layered complete coral reef image and adhere with dimensional adhesive over ink blended panel. Stamp additional elements or critters to add to project. I two-toned a couple by inking up one side, dabbing inked edge with my finger for a smooth transition, and then repeating with another color on the opposite side. Die cut images, and adhere flat or popped to your liking. White detail heat emboss sentiment and adhere finished panel to folded card base.

I have a thing for creating these top 1/3 card designs. They just work so well and always seem to give the balance of color/activity and white that I like to see.

Find a full list of project supplies HERE.

Create this card by masking horizontally about 1/3 of the way down a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Dove White cardstock panel. Protect the whole bottom section of the card with masking paper or even just scratch paper. Stamp School of Fish Bold Print in Tide Pool to Navy Ombre ink in the exposed section. Of course this gradation technique can be done with individual ink pads, but the Ombre inks are 3-in-one and do all the colors with one swoop. Ink blend over stamped image, with masking in place, using the dark and the light shade from the same ink pad. Remove masking. Adhere a slim Pitch Black cardstock strip over another strip of Circle Pattern Bold Print stamped in black, and adhere to bottom of blending.

Stamp Deeply In Love images in black and clear emboss onto Smooth Bristol cardstock. Liquid watercolor in Dandelion, Orange and Teal. Die cut images once dry. Stamp sentiment in black and adhere images popped up. Trim any overhanging elements and then adhere finished card to folded card base.

I created this card, with the kit, for the Countdown to Creativity over on the Hero Arts blog. You can find all the details for it HERE.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, July 19th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping by today. May you have a creative week! 

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 therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

My Monthly Hero - July 2020
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Deeply In Love
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Deeply In Love Frame Cuts
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School of Fish Bold Prints
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CG799 Circle Pattern Bold Prints -...
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Dandelion Liquid Watercolor
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Orange Liquid Watercolor
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Dark Teal Liquid Watercolor
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF422 Creamsicle Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF423 Lemon Drop Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink -...
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF308 Ombré Tide Pool to Navy - Hero...
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Intens-ified Black Ink
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Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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White Detail Embossing Powder
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Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock
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Hero Hues Pitch Black
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
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Avery White Removable Multipurpose...
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Hero Hues Dove white Side Folded Cards
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Precision Glue
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Scotch Products - Scotch -...
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MT300 MISTI Regular Hero Black - Hero...
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