Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Kit (more about the kit, blog hop and giveaway below). I have a 6 card ideas to share using this month kit and add-on items. This kit is all about birds and feathers and fun bird phrases. So if you like birds – this kit might be just the one for you!

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS – WOBBLER & GOOGLY EYE BIRDS

I’m going to start by showing a few card I made using one of the add-on stamp & die sets – Cardinal Stamp & Die, this set happens to be my favorite from the entire release so of course I made a bunch of cards using it.

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

I didn’t really know what I wanted to do at first, I knew I loved the bird image and I also knew I wanted to try and color it using bold and bright colors. So I stamped a bunch of birds in Hero Arts Intense Black ink (the kind of ink that is best suited for Copic markers) and colored my birds using various colors of Copics. I don’t have all of the colors for you guys, but basically these are the colors and combos from my Copic Color Combo chart.

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

I did very simple coloring and made sure to leave the underbelly of the birds white. I added a bit of color to the head, back and tail as well as the chest area and I used 2 colors for each bird.

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

To create a backgrounds for my cards I used two new background stamps from Hero – Sunburst Bold Print and Swirl of Starlings Bold Print. I used white embossing powder and Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, Butter Bar ink and Hero Arts White Layering Paper and also Moss ink and again Layering paper to create these backgrounds.

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

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I wasn’t sure how I’d like these stamps, but after I stamped them I really warmed up toward them, especially the Swirl of Starlings one – I think it’s just such a cool print and it adds just the right amount of something fun to your card.

I was inspired by the various sentiments in this month kit so I decided to use them for my cards, but spell them out using Hero’s Alpha stamps and dies. I used Luggage Tag Alphabet to die-cut and stamp all of the letters to spell out You Are One Cool Chick, You Crack Me Up and Little Birdie Told Me.

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

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These messages took center stage on my cards along with a bird next to each message. To add a touch of humor to these cards I used a mini wobbler to adhere the bird in place so it wobbles and also added a googly eye to the bird’s eye to make it extra funny.

COLORFUL FEATHER FRAME CARD

Moving on to the next card! This one is using stamps from the kit itself as well as the add on stamps (to create sentiments). I picked 3 feather images from the main kit and also 3 colors of Hero Arts ombre inks – yellow, pink and teal. I did my stamping on new paper from Hero Arts – Radiant White Cardstock, it’s very nice and thick, 120 LB, and it is cut to 4 x6 inches. On the packaging it says that it can be used a Calendar Refill Kit for the Hero Arts Calendar set, I don’t have that set so I knew right away I’d be using this paper for stamping.

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

I love my paper nice and thick, so this one is definitely a winner in my book. I loved stamping on this paper, I also later did Copic coloring and I loved how this paper took both regular ink from the ink pad and alcohol ink from the marker. I’m no pro when it comes to different papers and things like that, so I can’t go into technical details, I just know that I like how my inks and my markers worked on this paper.

 Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

I used the feather images to stamp a feather frame for this card and I made sure to use each image with just one ink color. I also overlapped my images a bit. Once my stamping was done I used same stamps but embossing ink and I inked up just the tips of the images and added gold embossing powder to make it look like as it the ends of the feathers had a bit of gold on them.I popped my stamped panel up onto an A2 top folding card base and added a Little Bird Told Me… It’s Your Bird-Day sentiment.

HEY GULL-FRIEND CARD

Moving on! For my next card I once again was inspired by a sentiment from this month kit – Hey Gull-friend. I wanted to use that sentiment but I also wanted to maintain the colors of a seagull – white, yellow and gray. I grabbed Butterbar, Wet Cement and Fog inks pads and stamped just a random bird pattern on my card using those links as well as 3 solid bird images from the main kit. This was once again just basic pattern stamping that I’ve shared many many times in the past on my Youtube channel.

Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

Once my colorful stamping was done I stamped Hey Gull-friend in black ink onto multiple areas of the card and added same Bird-Day sentiment white heat embossed on black paper. I also foam mounted this panel onto a card base, this time I used Fog cardstock from Simon.

Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

YOU CRACK ME UP CARD

One last card idea to share! This one is once again stamped a pattern using an add on stamp set – Chirp Stamp & Cut set. I used the nest image from there and stamped a nest pattern in Soft Brown ink onto Radiant White cardstock. What’s cool about this nest is that the middle portion is designed to accommodate the egg images that come in this set – you have solid eggs and there’s also an image with one egg cracked and a little chick coming out of it and that goes really well with the You Crack Me up sentiment.

Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

I stamped one cracked egg image in one of the nests and next filled the other nests with the solid eggs.To add color I used my Copics and colored these very light blue using the BG11 and GB13 markers. I added You Crack me up sentiment, added a bit of shimmer to the eggs using my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and embellished with a few of clear droplets.

Hero Arts | Lots of Bird Cards! Video. February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway #mymonthlyhero #cardmaking #stamping #heroarts

MY MONTHLY HERO FEBRUARY 2018 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!

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KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items:

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2018
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2018
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps Hummingbirds
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Hummingbirds
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts Hummingbirds Die Set
Hero Arts Frame Cuts Hummingbirds Die Set
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps a Little Birdie Told Me
Hero Arts Clear Stamps a Little Birdie Told Me
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts a Little Birdie Told Me Die Set
Hero Arts Frame Cuts a Little Birdie Told Me Die Set
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps Come Fly With Me
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Come Fly With Me
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Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Chirp Set
Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Chirp Set
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Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Cardinal Set
Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Cardinal Set
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Starling on Branch
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Starling on Branch
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Sunburst Bold Prints
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Sunburst Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints
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HOP ALONG WITH US!

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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! Giveaway closes Sunday, February 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

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!

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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2018
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps a Little Birdie Told Me
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps Come Fly With Me
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Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Chirp Set
Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Chirp Set
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Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Cardinal Set
Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Cardinal Set
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Sunburst Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Radiant White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Stamp Set
Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Dies
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink Pad
Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Butter To Orange Ink AF309
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Hero Arts Ombre Pink To Red Ink AF306
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Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble
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Action Wobble Springs 6 Pack Wobblers
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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150 Comments

    1. All of your cards are SUPER cute! Love those background stamps! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Your cards are always so fun and colorful ! Super inspiration for using this new kit – love your creations!

    1. Great idea to use the sentiments with larger letters!!! Love all of your cards!

    1. Beautiful! I like thefreyand yellow colour combo on the gullfriend card.

    1. Love your googly eyed birds…they make me laugh. You do a wonderful job of creating the back grounds. Well done.

    1. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the ideas and how to do the lettering in layers!

    1. A little birdie told me your cardsare for the birds lol. I glad I do not have to chose a favorite because I love them all. Thanks for sharing all your tips & tricks. Have a tweet day!

    1. Wow! So much inspiration! As well as beautiful cards! Love your videos! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    1. I love all your cards but the one with the nests was my favorite! This kit looks amazing!

    1. Great cards! Love the rainbow feathers but the first birds with the googly eyes and the bold sentiments “crack” me up! Beautiful job!

    1. Wonderful cards Yana, wow there were so many of them and they were all so beautiful, the colors and the birds are so pretty. I just always enjoy your blog.

    1. Your cards are all beautiful, as always! The yellow and grey card is my favorite.

    1. So many fun card designs! I like the way you turn the images into repeat allover patterns. Great technique for making use of stamps.
      Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. What nice pairings. I love all of them for different reasons. 🙂

    1. Fabulous cards! Love the large die-cut sentiments of the first three. The Swirl of Starlings stamp makes the perfect background for a birdy card! Love the colours you used for the feather card.

    1. Wow some really nice cards! I like how you colored that cute cardinal several different ways. I also really like that gray and yellow background of birds. A great idea.

    1. The swirl of starlings was on my must have list and I adore the way you used it! Awesome cards as always Yana, thank you!

    1. I just love your cards–the humor in all of them is just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Hi Yana. Wow I love your card ideas. So funny the crack me up sentiment. Love how you’ve used the swirling starlings background. It’s a great kit this month and I love it all. Thankyou for being in Hero Arts blog hop. I’m chirping along to the next blog on the hop. Lol. Xxx

    1. Just love those big background stamps! And the nest card. WOW! All so pretty.

    1. Love the Google Eyes on the Cardinals – your creativity never ceases to amaze me. 🙂

    1. As always all your cards are just fabulous!! I must admit that my favourite one is the feather card though. Love the colours used and the gold embossing on the tips is the perfect way to finish it off. Just beautiful!!! Another amazing MMH kit and add-ons from Hero Arts!

    1. Thanks for the video! These cards look wonderful! Especially like the Sunburst and Swirl of Starlings background stamps

    1. These are just darling! Love seeing all these birds and the use of the various colors of ink

    1. These are soo cute!!! My favorite tho is the beautiful colored feather card. Love this set.

    1. Too cute! Love the various techniques and colors that you created in your cards.

    1. Yana, thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Several more things going on my wish list!

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