Hero Arts Summer 2021 Release and Blog Hop

Hero Arts Summer 2021 Release and Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!! Today Hero Arts launches their Summer 2021 Release and I’m so excited for you to see all the amazing products!! To celebrate Hero Arts is hosting an inspirational blog hop and giving away THREE $50 gift certificates!

I have four cards to share so let’s dive right on in!!

My first two cards features the Hero Florals Strawberries Line Art Stamp Set.

To create this card first stamped the strawberries and flowers in INTENS-ified Black Ink onto Bristol Smooth paper. I then water colored the images in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Once I finished watercoloring the images I then either fussy cut them or die cut the image out.

Next, I trimmed a piece of Pesto cardstock down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhered it onto the front of an A2 top-folding white card base. I then stamped a sentiment from the set in INTENS-ified Black Ink and lastly I finished the card by adhering my images with foam adhesive.

For my next card I also watercolored with the Hero Florals Strawberries Line Art Stamp Set but this time I created a background with the images.

To create this card I first stamped several strawberries, flowers, and a sentiment in INTENS-ified Black Ink over an 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Bristol smooth paper.

Once I finished stamping the panel I then watercolored all images and background in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. When I finished coloring the panel I then finished the card by adhering the panel to the front of an A2 top-folding white card base.

My next card features the awesome Looking Glass Rain & Clouds Die Set and the Message Strips Stamp & Cut set.

To create this card I first cut five squares out of white cardstock. Next, die cut two of the squares with the cloud layer dies from the Looking Glass Rain & Clouds Die Set. On another one of the squares I die cut with the rain die but I die cut the panel twice to leave a blank space on the panel. I then die cut another one of the squares with a smaller square die to create a frame and I left my last square panel alone.

Next, I ink blended the cloud and rain panels. However, I did create an arched mask and applied it to the rain panel before I ink blended it. When I had finished blending the panels I then copic colored a rainbow on the rain panel. Next, I trimmed down a sheet of Pebble cardstock to a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel and adhered the panel onto the front of an A2 top-folding white card base. I then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from Message Strips Stamp & Cut set and the finished my card by adhering my dimensional scene to my card front.

My last card features the Barrel Wave HeroScape Stamp Set and the Color Layering Royal Angelfish Stamp Set.

To create this card I first stamped the layered barrel wave image in several Reactive Inks (Pool Party, Splash, & Blue Hawaii) upside down at the top of my A2 top-folding white card base. I then ink blended the bottom portion with the same Reactive Inks. Next I stamped the layered fish in INTENS-ified Black Ink and several Reactive Inks (Lemon Drop. Creamsicle, Fruit Punch, Blue Hawaii). I also stamped several coral also in INTENS-ified Black Ink and several Reactive Inks (Creamsicle, Fruit Punch, Thistle, and Grape Slush).

When I finished stamping the fish and coral I then die cut them out with the matching dies. Next, I created a sand by hand cutting a slope and then ink blending it with Soft Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie Ink. I then adhered the images and the sand layer to my card front. Lastly, I finished my card by stamping and white heat embossing a sentiment, fussy cutting it out and then adhering it to the card front.

Hero Arts will be giving away THREE $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, May 30th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Hero Arts

Channin Pelletier <<< You are here >>>

Dana Joy

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Libby Hickson

Lydia Fiedler

Maria Willis

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Pocono Pam


Special Guests:

Nichol Spohr

Jenn Shurkus

Jennifer McGuire


100 thoughts on “Hero Arts Summer 2021 Release and Blog Hop

  1. Loving these strawberries-just picked 8 quarts yesterday and made jam! Definitely going to have to get this stamp set!

  2. I love the card with the unripe strawberries – you always see the ones that are red, but the ripening berries are just as pretty!

  3. Your cards are lovely! I especially like how realistically you’ve colored the starwberries in the fist card…not all of them are bright red. Kudos and thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I wouldn’t have thought to use the barrel wave upside down. Great idea and it looks amazing with the fish and coral. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Your strawberry cards are making me crave strawberries. Your rainbow and fish cards are awesome!

  6. Your cards are always so amazing! I love the strawberries and the looking glass rainbow, and putting that wave upside down on the last one was brilliant!

  7. Gorgeous card! Strawberries look delicious but am allergic. Anything ocean/beach is my favorite but the window dies take the prize! Can’t wait for my catalog!!

  8. The strawberry cards are just a perfect summertime graphic for a beautiful note. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  9. I love how you did the upside down barrel wave! it looks so cool, especially with the fish underneath.

  10. Beautiful cards! The colors on the fish card are so vibrant! I really want to give those reactive inks a try!

  11. Amazing cards. Every time I thought I’d found my favorite a wonderful new card appeared. I just can’t choose. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Bright and summery cards! I love them all. The stormy scene is one we don’t in CA in the summer but would love to.

  13. Your cards are all so beautiful, and I especially like the strawberries, and that wonderful undersea scene.

  14. The initial preview of the Hero Arts Catalogue is so overwhelming! Absolutely fun and colorful cards. I’m already sold on the little vignettes. Beautiful cards!

  15. I just love that ocean card! So creative to turn it upside down and use it like u are under the water!

  16. Wow! Your cards are awesome! I love how the rainbow pops against the grey clouds and background!

  17. Loved your 2nd card using the Looking Glass Rain & Clouds Die Set. The way you had the rainbow behind rain was beautiful.

  18. The strawberries look good enough to eat! I also like the coloring on the angelfish! Beautiful cards!

  19. All of your cards are wonderful. I especially like how you made some of the strawberries not quite ripe on your first card.

  20. Love your cards! My fav is the fish… with the wave & coral. Love it! Cute fish wish sentiment too.

  21. Thanks for giving us so many beautiful samples of Hero Arts new products. Your coloring is outstanding.

  22. All your cards are lovely but the fish card really speaks to me. Great idea to flip the wave stamp upside down. It works beautifully on this card. I love the multicolor look of your fish. Great job!

  23. Love the arrangement of the strawberries in
    the first card. The coloring is fantastic.
    They look so realistic – even those that
    are not ripe. thanks for sharing

  24. Such a fantastic range of cards, ocean themes are my fave so I’m particularly drawn to the waves card. Love the tranquil scene you’ve create with the looking glass dies.

  25. I love your cards- I would say especially the strawberries but I actually love them all!

  26. We all know I love anything beachy/ocean related. But also love the layers and the card – through thick and thin. And strawberries are my favorite fruit. You’ve got me covered in every direction!

  27. Hi! Thanks for sharing four awesome cards! I’m a fan of the layering sets! I especially love the ocean theme!

  28. The Barrel Wave HeroScape Stamp Set is so unique. You use those vivid colors to make it seem like the waves are ready for surfing. Loved all your cards but the last one rocked in boldness and making me feel like I was at the ocean.

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