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Hero Arts August 2022 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome! It’s release day at Hero Arts and we’re celebrating the adventure-themed August release with a blog hop full of inspiration and a giveaway. If you’ve arrived from visiting Pocono Pam, you’re right on track!

Adventure lies ahead with this month’s kit. The desert southwest is your destination as you create beautiful landscapes with the kit’s layering stencils. Four ink colors are included to get you started, but a rainbow of possibilities await. Add some glistening shimmer with PearlEx powder. There are dies to cut out the desert elements, and a message set with greetings that are great for cardmaking and journaling alike. Be wild and free as you enjoy the creative journey!

I started off by using the layering stencils to stencil the beautiful desert scene. I used Peony, Cotton Candy, and Pale Tomato inks for the red rock formations, and Sand, Green Apple, and Moss for the foreground and cacti. I also created another set of red rock formations, this time flipping the stencils over for a mirror image of the first image. I used the coordinating dies to cut out both images (for the mirror image, I used a light shining through my cardstock panel to help me align the die to the back of the image).

For the background, I used a blending brush to blend Aquatic ink at the top of a panel of Arctic cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Onyx pigment ink and then used foam tape to adhere both layers of scenery. To finish, I adhered the card front to a card base.

My second card features the new Looking Glass Forest & Mountains die set paired with the Paper Layering Window Shutters die. I die cut the three layers of the mountain scene from white cardstock and used Copic markers to color them (YG01, YG23, YG25, and G07 for the greens, BG01, BG02, and B04 for the blues, and E71, E71, and E57 for the browns). I used foam tape to adhere the layers together and then added a white frame that I cut using the square frame from the Looking Glass Circle and Square Frames die set. Since the window opening is larger than the Looking Glass scene, this square frame helps hide the messy edges of my coloring.

Next, I scored and folded back the shutters and then glued the window frame to the square frame.

To finish, I adhered window to a white panel, stamped a sentiment, and then adhered the panel to a base of Granite cardstock.

Thank you so much for visiting! Your next stop is the lovely Jennifer Kotas! Be sure to read below for giveaway details.

Giveaway

Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, August 7th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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I Miss You | Hero Arts August 2022 My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to day two of the three-day countdown to Monday’s Hero Arts release! The awesome new kit goes live at 10am PT on August 1st!

This month’s kit has a great layering stencil set which I used here to easily create this fun southwestern scene. Rather than use the stencils as designed, I turned them over to create a mirror image of the intended scene. Then I used the coordinating die to cut out the image. I used a light shining through the panel to help make sure the die was lined up to the image correctly on the back side. This is a great way to get more out of your kit!

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Hello | Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes)

Hello and welcome!

I’m so excited and honored to be part Altenew’s four-day celebration of their 8th anniversary! If you arrived from Nancy Souza’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. And, if we’ve never met before, I hope you’ll also visit me on Instagram where I frequently share cards made with Altenew products!

Today I’m sharing four cards that I previously made with some of my favorite product from Altenew’s 8th year so let’s dive in!

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You Are Amazing | Hero Arts April 2022 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome! It’s release day at Hero Arts and we’re celebrating the beautiful new April release with a blog hop full of inspiration and a giveaway. If you’ve arrived from visiting Pocono Pam, you’re right on track!

The fun and floral April kit is a celebration of spring as well as the amazing people in all of our lives. It features a gorgeous cling background with bees and flowers. Three layering stencils make the coloring process easy. Combine the “amazing” word die with the mix and match messages in the stamp set for expressing thanks, celebrating birthdays, sending Mother’s Day greetings and more. Also included are dies for highlighting select images from the background, and the kit is rounded out with enamel embellishments which complement the ink colors perfectly.

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Hugs | Altenew February 2022 Flowers & Swirls Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome! Today we’re celebrating the release of the Altenew Flowers & Swirls Collection! If you arrived from Norine Borys’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.

I have a bunch of cards to share today so I’ll dive right in!

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