Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hero Arts | Lots of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero Kit (more about the kit, blog hop and giveaway below). I have a bunch of card ideas to share using this month kit and add-on items.

This kit is all about various basic card making sentiments. Sentiments, I think, are essential for any card maker as no matter what card we make – there must be a sentiment present. I am very excited about this kit, I think it’s a must have, especially if you are a beginner cardmaker and don’t have a lot of sentiment stamps in your stash.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

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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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I have two sets of cards to share with you – my first set uses just the kit itself and shows how various kit sentiments can be mixed and matched. My second batch of cards shows how the sentiments from the kit can be used with other products, I used add on stamp and stencil, but you can use these with products you might already have.

CARDS DETAILS – USING THE MARCH CARD KIT ONLY

I will be moving for work soon, so I’m trying to reorganize and, well basically, pack up my craft room. One of the things that I have a lot of – is leftover colored cardstock. I don’t want to throw it away, but I also won’t take it with me as I am somewhat limited in how much stuff I can take. So I wanted to find a way to utilize all of those cardstock scraps and put them to a good use.

I picked some stamps from my March kit and I trimmed my paper to size – to accommodate a particular word. That took a bit of time to do, but it helped me be more efficient when I got to the stamping part (I prefer to cut my paper first and do stamping later, versus stamp and than cut).

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

I used black ink and stamped all of the messages in black. You can try using other colors or you can also heat emboss your messages, I wanted to make quick cards, so I didn’t do any heat embossing.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The beauty of the March Kit stamp set is that you have options – you can combine words in different ways to create various sentiments. Here are sentiment options I came up with for my cards (but there are more options, these are just some):

  • Hello There You Are The Best
  • Hi Friend! Sending Big Birthday Wishes
  • Hi Friend! You Are Amazing & Unique
  • Hi Friend! You Are Awesome
  • Hello There! You Are Amazing
  • Hi Friend! You Are The Best
  • Hi Friend! Sending Special Birthday Wihes

I alternated black stamping on a white card background panel with black stamping on colored cardstock. That added a nice pop of color to these simple cards.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Many of the stamps from the kit have coordinating frame cuts (dies), for example there are banner dies that let you cut some of the banners out. There are also blank banner shapes that can accommodate several of the words from the kit.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

I literally made a bunch of cards using all of these individual words and I still had a lot of pre-stamped words left, enough to make 20 more cards or even more. I trimmed all of my panels to 4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted them onto A2 card bases. I went with white and also colored cardstock for these to add some more color to my cards. You can definitely step these cards up by creating fun backgrounds, maybe doing some ink blending or introducing a critter to the design.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Once I had all of them foam mounted I used my Nuvo Drops in various colors and I added liquid drops details onto these cards. I tried to match the colors of my nuvo drops to either the color of my card base or the dominant color on my card. I used Nuvo drops in – Duck Egg Blue, Bubblegum Blush, Oyster GrayCaribbean Ocean, Green Apple and English Mustard.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

CARDS DETAILS – USING THE MARCH CARD KIT & ADD ONS

For my next cards I incorporated sentiments from the kit and also used add ons. I went with food images from the Food Puns stamp set, stencil – Every Which Way and a new shimmer spray ink.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

I was particularly drawn to the image of the donut – it’s just so delicious! I stamped images in Copic friendly ink and used E37, E15 and E13 to color the donut, RV14, RV13 and RV11 to color the frosting. I tried to stick to the same colors for the other food images and I think I only used some yellows – Y17, Y15 and Y11 and also a C1 col gray marker. There’s tons of ways these can be colored, I was in the mood for pink and brown combo.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

I also used a white gel pen and added white details to my images, especially to the donut. I cut my images out using scissors. To create backgrounds for these cards I used an Every Which Way stencil, it’s an add on this month, and I dry embossed several backgrounds using it in my Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine. Next, I used Glimmer Paste from Tonic Studios for one of my background – I reapplied the stencil over the dry embossed background and added a generous amount of Glimmer Paste in color Plum.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

For another background I used a new Spray from Hero Arts – White Iridescent Shimmer Spray, also an add on this month, and I generously sprayed the entire background. The spray is called white, but it’s not opaque white, so it will not make whatever paper you are using into a white colored paper, it will add shimmer and white and it will lighten the paper up, but it will not make it white. It’s very beautiful spray, I loved the shimmer that I got.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

To finish my cards I black heat embossed the sentiments onto vellum strips using Black embossing powder from WOW, foam mounted my food images and attached vellum strips onto the backgrounds. Lastly, I used lacquer pen from Hero Arts and added lacquer detail to the frosting on my donut and also the little heart on the coffee cup.

Hero Arts | Lets of Sentiments! Video. March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

MY MONTHLY HERO MARCH 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!

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 Kit March 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit March 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Food Puns Stamp Set
Hero Arts Food Puns Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Every Which Way Stencil 6x6
Hero Arts Every Which Way Stencil 6×6
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Smile Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Smile Stamp & Cut
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses Stamp Set
Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Everyday Icons Stamp Set
Hero Arts Everyday Icons Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Text Me Stamp Set
Hero Arts Text Me Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Hand Drawn Everyday Messages Stamp Set
Hero Arts Hand Drawn Everyday Messages Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Black
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor Black
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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SSS | HA

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, March 1th 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!

My Monthly Hero Kit March 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit March 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Food Puns Stamp Set
Hero Arts Food Puns Stamp Set
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Every Which Way Stencil 6x6
Hero Arts Every Which Way Stencil 6×6
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Dina Wakley Ranger Palette Knife Media
Dina Wakley Ranger Palette Knife Media
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E13 Light Suntan
Copic Sketch Marker E13 Light Suntan
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E15 Dark Suntan
Copic Sketch Marker E15 Dark Suntan
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Apple Green Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Apple Green Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Oyster Gray Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Oyster Gray Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Bubblegum Blush Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Bubblegum Blush Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS
Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS
Tonic Duck Egg Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Duck Egg Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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SSS
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
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SSS
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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SSS
Wow Embossing Powder Primary Ebony Super Fine
Wow Embossing Powder Primary Ebony Super Fine
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132 Comments

    1. Beautiful cards, love the punny sentiments and the build a sentiment set, great kit! Thanks for another awesome video and great way to use up some scraps of colored paper.

    1. Thank you for your ideas just using sentiments AND with added stamps. I ordered the kit but would love to win it as there are many other things I have on my wishlist!

    1. Really loving those cards with the constructed sentiments. Great subway art type feel.

    1. Absolutely adore that foodie set & those delicious puns! Your cards are fabulous!!!

    1. Hi Yana, I am in Love with your cards, they are all so awesome, the trouble is if I bought this kit I would want it ALL, it is soooo cool, I would have to have all the add on’s also, wow this is a goof one.
      I can’t believe you are moving, hopefully still someplace that is still warm and hot like you are use too.

    1. Yana, you always have such creative cards and these are no exception. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas and videos with us. Love this new HA kit !

    1. Such a clever use of your scraps and stamps! TFS! Lovely cards!

    1. Love your cards! I donut know how I’m going to get along with out this set… You gave a latte inspiration. 😉
      XO April

    1. Hi Yana. I love how you used the coloured cardstock for sentiments. It just shows how what we perceive as a restriction can result in something really creative.

    1. Honestly Yana, these cards are amazing. So many great ideas and ALL of these sentiments work wonderfully together. I LOVE the idea of pre-stamping all of those sentiments on different coloured scraps. (I had to pin this for a reminder. )

      1. You can delete this comment. I put the wrong email address. I re-commented. Sorry!!

    1. Hi Yana,

      Great designs yet again. I love what you used and how you used it. Lots of ideas for me to take away with allowing my designs to follow a similar pattern. Thank you. :O)

    1. I love the way you used your scraps. I also learned a lot watching you use your misti. Thank you.

    1. Love this kit! Your cards are great and bold and happy!

    1. Love your cards, Yana! I can’t wait to receive my Kit – you have given me incentive to make multiple cards at the same time (which I have never done)! Love how you could make such versatile cards from a fairly small selection of supplies.

    1. What a great kit of sentiments. I love how you mixed them up and made some pretty bright fun cards.

    1. Aww fun cards! There are some great saying and your combinations are very nice. The puns and food stamps are so much fun. I also want to check out the shimmer sprays.

    1. That’s a great, very useful set of cards !
      [margessw(at)icloud.com]

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