Hero Arts | Mermaid Kisses. May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hero Arts | Mermaid Kisses. May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello all and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of May My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts (more about the kit and blog hop below).

Hero Arts | Mermaid Kisses. May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

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CARD DETAILS

I decided to go with a very simple project this month. I wanted to use a mermaid stamp but since I was short on time (I made this card right before I left for CREATE) I knew I wont be able to color it, so I decided to use colored cardstock instead and create a color block background.

Hero Arts | Mermaid Kisses. May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

I cut several colors of Simon Says Stamp cardstock (all linked below) into 1 1/4″ wide strips and adhered them onto an A2 top folding card base. Next I used black ink and stamped the mermaid.

Hero Arts | Mermaid Kisses. May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

For my sentiment I used Sending Mermaid Kisses And Starfish Wishes message from the kit and heat embossed it in white embossing powder onto black cardstock and foam mounted onto the card.

Hero Arts | Mermaid Kisses. May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

I also embellished my card using Sparkling Clear sequins and clear drops from my stash and I randomly scattered those around my project.

Hero Arts | Mermaid Kisses. May My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

MY MONTHLY HERO MAY 2017 KIT

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. If you love it – better grab it now!

The kit contains: 1 4” x 6” clear stamp set, 18 coordinating dies (5 Fancy Dies & 13 Frame Cuts), 1 6” x 6” stencil, More than 2.5 teaspoons cyrene sequins, 3 ink cubes (Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst), 5 5” x 6” acetate sheets, 1 bottle of turquoise silk liquid ink (iridescent), 3 sheets of 6” x 6” lightweight paper (Ice blue, Marble Tissue and Swirl Tissue).

You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items:

My Monthly Hero May 2017
My Monthly Hero May 2017
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Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp Set
Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages Stamp Set
Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Manatee Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Manatee Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid with Frame
Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid with Frame
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Hero Arts Paper Layering Merman with Frame
Hero Arts Paper Layering Merman with Frame
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Hero Arts Shell Confetti Fancy Die
Hero Arts Shell Confetti Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies
Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies
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Hero Arts Mermaid Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Mermaid Frame Cuts
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HOP ALONG WITH US!

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Wanda Guess
Jessica Frost-Ballas
May Park
Heather Ruwe
Yana Smakula – you are here
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson
Michelle Short
Ilina Crouse
Clare Prezzia

GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

My Monthly Hero May 2017
My Monthly Hero May 2017
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Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp Set
Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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206 Comments

    1. Lovely clean and simple card; the clear sequins add the perfect finishing touch.

    1. That is such a cool technique! I’m going to have to remember that the next time I need a quick card. In fact…I kind of need to do a quick thank you card, so I might be borrowing this technique really soon. Thanks!

    1. I love this look! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    1. Love this stamp and die set, and your multiple strips of various cardstock colors. Gives it a simple but elegant look.

    1. Reminds me of an illustration from one of my childhood books, love it!

    1. Very cute card, I just love the colors the clear drops look Soooo good on them!! A perfect quick card!!

    1. Great idea to create the background using the different colors of paper! That mermaid looks great on that background.

    1. What a unique and pretty card Yana. I think the colour block background looks amazing against the black and white stamped image. So pretty!

    1. Sometimes we forget that simple techniques can create beautiful results. Thanks for reminding us that we don’t need to spend “hours” to color and create the perfect card.

    1. lovely card! good to have a reminder we don’t have to spend tons of time to make a beautiful card! thanks for sharing.

    1. I love how you did the paper strips. I will have to remember that. Your card is beautiful.

    1. Yana, another beautiful card! I love your cards!

    1. What a stunning card! Love how you used the ombre color block background and a few sequins and it lets the mermaid stand out! Also perfect inspiration for how to use the stamp without coloring it – thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Clean and simple, with a dash of bling! A beautiful card, thank you Yana.

    1. Beautiful card! What a great idea to use strips of card stock.

    1. What a great alternative to “color challenged” people (like me)

    1. I like the paper layers. Great idea for a clean and simple card.

    1. Your quick and easy card is very elegant – love the color block background !

    1. What a unique approach. The color block technique is one I should use more often!

    1. If I can’t get the sold-out kit, maybe I will settle for this beautiful mermaid stamp! thank you for the color-block idea!

    1. Love the colors of the background. Looks like an easier card to make and so pretty!

    1. What a beautiful and different card with the different colors of blue. I really like it. The sequins and clear drops look like bubbles under the water. I like how that looks. I love this stamp so much and I really love your card.

    1. Yana, I’m at a loss for words in praising your card that is ever so stylish, striking and all-around sensational! I’ll leave it at this: I love your card! Thank you for showing us that images don’t ‘have’ to be coloured to be stunning! Wish I had subscribed to the kit earlier!
      ~carol

    1. I want to win this kit so badly! You showed us how to make a simple card with no coloring involved, yet is just gorgeous! I love mermaids in general. I also love the adorable card you made stamping in black and adding the googlie eyes!

    1. SO MUCH FUN! I love this card and kit!
      ~God bless~

    1. Beautiful! Just love the look of it and it opes up so many options I haven’t thought of! Your creativity is never ending 🙂 Thanks for inspiring! xx

    1. Lovely card. Love how you layered the colors. Wish I could get this set. I love love love it. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    1. Love the card want to try that style….adorable set!!!!

    1. Lovely clean and simple card. It’s very refreshing to look at. Love your work!

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