Monday, April 2, 2018

Hero Arts April 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

 
Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!
If you've been hopping along you should have arrived from my amazing friend Jessica Frost Ballas .
Wasn't her watercolor incredible?! Love those colors!! 
If you're just stopping by you can head over to the Hero Arts Blog so you don't miss a thing! 

Before we get to the card I wanted to give you a heads up on the hop! 
Hero Arts is generously giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, April 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Can we just talk about color?!
There are so many awesome images to color with this kit and the "Fiesta" theme just begs for super bright colors. 
Yes, my heart just went pitter patter. 
You can check out the kit and all it's add on below. 





This kit is filled with so many fun images to color! AND since Fiestas are such an amazing show of color I needed to use some brights! 


I stamped several of the flowers and flourishes included in the kit in various colors of Hero Arts ink to fill up my background. Once they were all stamped I went back in with colored pencils to add a bit of depth. 


I kept the rest of it really simple so the bright coloring was the star of the show! I simply heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock then attached them with foam tape. 


I think it's a more subtle take on the Fiesta theme even though the colors are so vivid! 
You could easily stamp this same card in pastels, or white heat embossing and have a completely different look :)

You can see how I created the card in the video below 



If you love the kit you have to move quick! 
The main kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday April 6th. 
If you want to make sure you never miss one head over to their store and subscribe, then you're guaranteed to get one every month! 

 Your next stop on the hop is one of my favorite people ever...The wonderful Jana Millen.

If you get lost along the way here's the entire list of the hop 


Thank you so much for dropping in! 


Supplies: 


My Monthly Hero April 2018
My Monthly Hero April 2018
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Purple Neon Ink Pad
Purple Neon Ink Pad
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Blue Neon Ink Pad
Blue Neon Ink Pad
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Tide Pool Shadow Ink
Tide Pool Shadow Ink
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Orange Soda Shadow Ink
Orange Soda Shadow Ink
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Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Red Royal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock BLACK Black
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock BLACK Black
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 24 Set
Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 24 Set
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Neenah 80 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM  25 Sheets
Neenah 80 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM 25 Sheets
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Neenah 80 LB REAM SMOOTH DESERT STORM  250 Sheets
Neenah 80 LB REAM SMOOTH DESERT STORM 250 Sheets
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Prismacolor PENCIL SHARPENER
Prismacolor PENCIL SHARPENER
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Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED PENCILS
Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED PENCILS
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 72 Set
Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 72 Set
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59 comments:

  1. What a darling background you've created from this fab set!

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  2. What I like about blog hops where everyone uses the same stamp set(s) is the creativeness and individuality that come through. Your birthday card is amazing and uses the stamps from this kit in a totally different way, shining a light on the variety of images this set has. Thanks so much for inspiring! Love your card.

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  3. Another, more subtle take on the Fiesta theme.
    Good job!

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  4. Such a pretty, colorful card! Your flowers certainly are the star of the show! Springlike!! Love it!

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  5. Ole and thanks for the inspiration for this fun set!

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  6. Love this very colorful card! Thank you for always sharing such wonderful ideas!

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  7. Lovely card. I like how you used the small images to make a great card.

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  8. Really love the bright and colorful background you created for this card. Such a fun and beautiful way to use this kit! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How much fun is this kit. thank you for insperation.

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  10. What a fun and beautiful card - thank for sharing.

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  11. Great design! Love the unique coloring technique

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  12. Bright, happy and beautiful!. I love this card. Your video was great too, I love how you keep it real. It gives me hope. TFS

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  13. Awesome card, I also have trouble with my background spacing, thanks for the tip.

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  14. Super cute and festive background

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  15. Gorgeous, and not necessarily "fiesta-y", if you know what I mean. Like, with any other generic sentiment, you'd never know it was from a fiesta stamp set. I like stamp sets that are versatile.

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  16. Super cute flower card! Love it!

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  17. I saw the kit and honestly wasn't sure how you would use it, This was a great way to use smaller elements out of it!!! thank you for your inspiration !!!

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  18. Oh my, I have to have this set. Love all the bright colors. You amaze me.

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  19. I love all of the new ideas!

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  20. Kelly, normally your cards overwhelm me (in a good way) with so much colouring and technique. This card is more like something I can actually achieve :D

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  21. Pretty card! I love the bright colors you chose to use and the pretty random stamped background with bold sentiments over it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    :) Marie

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  22. What a super cool and fun background! Lovely card :)

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  23. Love the colouring you have done, I have tried pencil crayons more than once and it never looks like that! You have such great talent!

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  24. Such a fun and festive card. Love the bright colors. This kit seems to be so versatile. This is one of my favorite MMH kits this far. The add-ons are great also.

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  25. Flowers are very pretty and just pop off the paper, so fun!

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  26. What a beautiful card....the sentiment could be changed for any occasion. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. What a bright and fun card! Nice to see how the smaller images in the kit can be used.

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  28. Love your card! Thank you for sharing this unique idea =)

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  29. Love the beautiful card! Hero Art's Monthly Kit is like A Party In A Box!!

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  30. Love the awesome card, the vivid colours are great and I think they fit excellent with the theme of the gorgeous new Kit. Thank you Kelly.

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  31. Love your fabulous background! Such a fun use of the images.

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  32. Love the pretty floral pattern you designed!

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  33. Wonderful artsy look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  34. Pretty and cheery with these colors.

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  35. Awesome! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  36. What a wonderful kit,so many great images, which your card displays beautifully.

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  37. cute card! this kit is awesome!

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  38. This kit is fantastic and your card is fabulous!

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  39. That’s such a lovely card design !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  40. Such a beautiful and colorful floral card.

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  41. You created a Beautiful floral background card!

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  42. Such a pretty floral card. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  43. SQUEAL!! Such a NEAT Card and Design!! I LOVE the Colors too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  44. Beautiful! Very different than most of the cards in the hop. It shows the versatility of the kit. Love it!!

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  45. Lovely floral colored background ♥

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  46. Awesome card, love the flowers!

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  47. Someone else said it above but I too like seeing all the different things that people do with the same stamps. I like all your colorful flowers all over the background. This is nice to see since I don't do well with small stamps so this gives me ideas.

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