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Follow Your Own True North | June Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there, and thanks for coming by! Today we’re celebrating the new June My Monthly Hero Card Kit and the June collection from Hero Arts with a blog hop and giveaway. This fun set includes a 6″x6″ background stamp, a 4″ x 6″ stamp set, and a collection of coordinating and stand-alone dies, not to mention embellisments, black watercolor paper, and a glow-in-the-dark lacquer pen!  It’s a great value at $34.99 for $74 worth of product!

MH0620 (1)I started today’s card by using Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to stamp the background onto an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Then I poured clear Ultra Fine embossing powder over the panel, which stuck to the ink, and hit the panel with a heat gun to melt the powder.

Next, using some small/detail blending brushes, I blended Twisted Citron over the squiggles in the pattern.  Then I added Peacock Feathers above the Twisted Citron and blended the two together a bit.  Finally, I added Blueprint Sketch to fill the rest of the background.  I went back over the panel to add more ink and blend the colors out.

While the panel was drying, I used the lighthouse standalone die set to partially die cut a piece of black cardstock.  Next I used embossing ink and gold embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment onto the die cut piece.

To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the lighthouse/sentiment strip to the bottom of the background, and then I adhered the cardfront to an A2-sized card base.

Please note that Hero Arts is working on restarting their operations in a safe manner, bringing back their production and shipping teams with social distancing, and keeping their warehouse cleaned under the strictest standards. They are first focusing on all of the orders in-house for all of their wonderful and patient customers, subscribers, and international customers, and hope to get back to regular shipping times once they are through what was delayed. Hero Arts estimates that June kits and add-ons will begin shipping on Friday, June 19, after all previous orders have gone out.

Giveaway details and the full blog hop list are below!



Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, June 14th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Blog Hop List

Hero Arts
Amy Kolling
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Seeka <– You are here

83 thoughts on “Follow Your Own True North | June Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Your card is lovely, and I love the colors you chose and you blending technique. The green reminds me of the lights I would frequently see when living in the NWT. Thank you for sharing your card, and for the inspiration.

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