Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hello friends!! It’s time for another My Monthly Hero release and blog hop!! The new kit is incredible!! It is jam packed with so much, stamps, dies, ink cubes, glittery cardstock and even embossing powder!!


For my first card, I used many of the stamps and dies included in the kit to create a rich underwater scene.

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To create this card I first stamped the forefront scene with the stamp set and a MISTI. I started with the most solid stamp and partially stamped it in several ink color. I first started with Thistle Reactive ink, held the ink pad at an angle and inked up just the top portion of the stamp and then stamped it. Next, I inked up the bottom portion with Grape Slush, stamped, and then the very bottom with Blue Hawaii.

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I then positioned the second layer, picked it up with my MISTI and then selectively and partially inked the slopes with Splash, Blue Hawaii, and even a little INTENS-ified Black Ink at the bottom. Next, I inked up just the coral and plants in either Pool Party or Taffy. I then positioned the third layer and inked it up with combination of either Creamsicle + Fruit Punch or Fruit Punch + Berry Smoothie. Next, I die cut the landscape out with the matching dies and then die cut a second panel with the second landscape die.

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I then ink blended the second scene with Grape Slush, Blue Hawaii, and INTENS-ified Black Ink. Next, I stamped the mermaid and dolphins in INTENS-ified Black Ink and die cut them out with the matching dies. I then ink blended the front of an A2 top-folding card base with Blue Hawaii, Splash, and Pool Party. Next, I adhered all my layers and die cuts to the card front and then finished the card by stamping my sentiment in INTENS-ified Black Ink.

My second card today features some of the add-on stamps and dies apart of this release. I used the Underwater Pattern Bold Prints Stamp, the Sea You Soon Stamp Set and the matching dies


To create this card I first stamped several shells from the Sea You Soon Stamp Set in Inkon3 ink onto Bristol paper. I then watercolored the images in with several Tombow Dual Brush Pens (772, 761, 856, 026, 837, 947, N45, 379).


Once I had finished watercoloring all the shells I then die cut them with the matching dies as well as a story second set out of plain white cardstock. I then adhered the two together to add a little dimension to the shells. Next, I stamped a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Arctic cardstock with the Underwater Pattern Bold Prints Stamp in Soft Pool ink.


I then dried my panel thoroughly and then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment. I then finished the card by adhering the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base made from  white cardstock and then adhered all the shells to the card front.


Hero Arts will giving 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.


Hero Arts

Amy Kolling

Channin Pelletier  <<<You are here>>>

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jenn Shurkus

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Julee Tilman

Laurie Willison

Lydia Fiedler

Maria Willis

Mariana Grigsby

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Nichol Spohr


Yana Smakula

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Thank you so much for stopping by!



59 thoughts on “Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

  1. Love those vibrant colors! I’m a big fan of anything ocean-related so I’m loving this month’s kit.

  2. Such a fun new kit and great new Hero Arts release! Thanks for sharing your cards and ideas with us!!

  3. These colors are so vibrant, absolutely gorgeous!!! This kit is incredible, and there are so many fabulous new add ons, it’s hard being good this month 🤭

  4. Love the Atlantis feeling of this new release. The shells are beautiful and great with the background stamp.

  5. Love the bright colors — I often avoid these brights but will try some now.. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. The bright colors on both cards are stunning and your coloring is out of this world! I love the intense brights on the first card, contrasting with the rich blues of the atlantean background- gorgeous!

  7. Wow! I love both of your cards, but that shell card is simply outstanding! Thanks for the inspiration! I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!

  8. Those shells on the second card look so realistic! The card looks like a print to me. Just beautiful!

  9. Your use of the tombow pens for coloring is incredible. Hopefully you have more info in your blog about how to use them so well. I’ll be searching!

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