Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Let's Catch Up & Have A Cup card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Kit (more about the kit, blog hop and giveaway below). I have 4 card ideas to share using this month kit and add-on items. This kit is all about tea, coffee and all of the other yummy everyday drinks.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Coffee is always a good idea card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

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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 – KIT ONLY

The stamp set for this month features a lot of open outline images with a ton of white space and whenever I see an image like that I want to marry it with another stamp, with another image to add some pattern or some design to the original stamp.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Coffee is always a good idea card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

The technique I feature today requires masking – you need to stamp the image you want to mask onto masking paper and cut the inner open space portion of the mask out to create a reverse or negative mask.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Coffee is always a good idea card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

After stamping my image in Copic marker friendly ink I positioned the mask on top and used another stamp, Hero Arts Flower For Coloring, to add a pattern to my cup. I removed the mask and used my Copic markers to color this image. I used the following colors: B99, B34, B21, B000, RV09, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10.

I cut the cups out using a coordinating die and also stamped little sentiments inside of each using Detail White and Black Sparkle embossing powder. I used a Newspaper Bold Print background stamp with Soft Pink ink to create a background for this card. I foam mounted my images on top and added a simple “Coffee is always a good idea” sentiment.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. We're the perfect blend card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

For my next card I once again used the same technique, but this time I gold heat embossed both the cups outline and my cup pattern. I used Flowers for Coloring and Newspaper Bold Prints background stamps and colored my cups with Copics. I only added the design to the cup itself, I skipped the saucer and the handle. I used the following colors:  G05, G03, YG00, C5, Y35, Y15, Y13, Y11.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. We're the perfect blend card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

I die-cut a shape using one of the coordinating dies out of white paper, almost a circle, I wanted to use a circle die, but I cheated here and I used that coordinating die instead, I gold heat embossed “We’re the perfect blend” sentiment and added that to my card.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Love you more than coffee card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

For the card above I stamped Newspaper background in Unicorn white pigment ink onto gray paper and heat embossed it in Satin Pearl White embossing powder for this satin pearl look. I also colored my coffee cup using C9, C7 and C5 Copic markers to make it look almost black and I added little pink accents using Nuvo Drops and enamel hearts.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Love you more than coffee card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

MY MONTHLY HERO AUGUST 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!

CARDS DETAILS – KIT ADD ONS

I also have one more card to share using the add on stamp set from this month – Spill The Tea set. I stamped, colored and cut out image of a tea cup (I used sam Copic marker colors as before), tea spoon and sugar.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Let's Catch Up & Have A Cup card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

Next, I made a faux tablecloth by using Bandana Bold Prints background stamp and stamping it in Butter Bar ink. I folded it in half, using tape and foam adhesive to adhere it onto a background panel and foam mounted my colored and cut out pieces on top.

Hero Arts | Coffee or Tea? August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit. Let's Catch Up & Have A Cup card by Yana Smakula #stamping #mymontlyhero #mmh #heroarts #cardmaking #handmadecard

This really is probably my favorite stamp set from this release – I love that coffee cup and I think it’s an awesome image to practice coloring. I really look forward to using it again and again.

KIT & KIT ADD-ONS

There are several optional add-on items this month:

My Monthly Hero Kit August 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit August 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Distressed Tile Bold Prints
Hero Arts Distressed Tile Bold Prints
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Floral Doily Bold Prints
Hero Arts Floral Doily Bold Prints
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Foam Animals
Hero Arts Foam Animals
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Foam Animals Frame Cuts (D)
Hero Arts Foam Animals Frame Cuts (D)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Tea Time
Hero Arts Tea Time
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Tea Time Frame Cuts (D)
Hero Arts Tea Time Frame Cuts (D)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Spill the Tea
Hero Arts Spill the Tea
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Spill the Tea Frame Cuts (D)
Hero Arts Spill the Tea Frame Cuts (D)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Tea Party Fancy Die (E)
Hero Arts Tea Party Fancy Die (E)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Tea Pots and Handles Infinity Dies (H)
Hero Arts Tea Pots and Handles Infinity Dies (H)
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Hero Arts Cups and Handles Infinity Dies (H)
Hero Arts Cups and Handles Infinity Dies (H)
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Hero Arts Mocha Maiden
Hero Arts Mocha Maiden
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Cocoa Liquid Watercolor
Hero Arts Cocoa Liquid Watercolor
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SSS | HA

BLOG HOP

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula – you are here!

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! The giveaway closes Sunday, August 12th 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 August 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit August 2018
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HA
Hero Arts Spill the Tea
Hero Arts Spill the Tea
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Spill the Tea Frame Cuts (D)
Hero Arts Spill the Tea Frame Cuts (D)
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring Bold Prints Background Stamp
Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring Bold Prints Background Stamp
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SSS | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Newspaper Bold Prints Background Stamp
Hero Arts Newspaper Bold Prints Background Stamp
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SSS | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Bandana Bold Prints Background Stamp
Hero Arts Bandana Bold Prints Background Stamp
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Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Soft Pink Ink Pad
Hero Arts Soft Pink Ink Pad
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Black Sparkle Embossing Powder PW120
Hero Arts Black Sparkle Embossing Powder PW120
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Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
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Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Enamel Shapes So Punny
Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Enamel Shapes So Punny
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SSS
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
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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SSS
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink Pad
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
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SSS
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Versamarker Pen Watermark Emboss
Versamarker Pen Watermark Emboss
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SSS | AZ
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Drops
Tonic Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Drops
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape
Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape
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AZ

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139 Comments

    1. These were great. I really liked seeing the dies in use! Wonderful set of cards.

    1. Your cards are beautiful and your video was great. So many ideas.

    1. WOW, these are definitely my FAV set of cards! Love the yellow tablecloth and blue cup, the newspaper and black cup, the multi colored cups, and the yellow and green pair of cups!! Thanks for sharing your creativity

    1. Lorraine Turner
      1 second ago
      A great set of cards created from this month’s Hero Arts kit. Thank you for sharing each individual design with us crafters Yana :O) xx

    1. colorful and smart cards. I especially like the background of the cards and the detailing on the cups.

    1. Great ideas here. Love your backgrounds and the way you styled them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. These cards are so perfect! I love them. The add on stamp set is a must

    1. These cards are so beautiful! Love how you used the new products!

    1. Wonderful cards! Such beautiful designs and coloring. This is such a fun kit.

    1. Awesome cards Yana, I love all the cards. It’s great to see how you give the cups/mugs patterns and although you didn’t use and liked the last cup you made in the video, I loved that cup. My favorite card is the dark gray card with the little toutch of pink, stunning card. I love this kit and all the add-ons this month, thank you for all the examples and the great video you made with it.

    1. A great job. I really love your teacup with lets hook up verse. It looks so real. Great coloring.

    1. I love your blog! I really like seeing how you colored everything. I liked seeing the newspaper behind the coffee!

    1. I adore the napkin under the English tea cup — the perfect extra detail!

    1. The gold embossing really looks gorgeous with these colors, and your teacup is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the post.

    1. Sometimes I become speechless. Like right now. So beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

    1. Stunning cards! Love how you coloured the stamps and I’m going to watch the video right now!

    1. What great cards examples ! I love how you made the napkin from the bandana stamp it really works great and anchors the cup nicely in the scene

    1. Love that kit and by the way finding out about Hero Art monthly kit. Being both a coffee and tea drinker this kit would suit just fine. Thanks for the video full of nice tips.

    1. Amazing projects – you always add so much detail ! Your videos are great – so nice to see the process first hand. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

    1. I can’t get enough background stamps and your cards feature the use of some I’ve not seen before. Yummy! As is this entire kit!

    1. Cute cards-especially love the patterns on the cups. (Kind of like paper piecing but without all that cutting!) Also a good way to use different background stamps in a different way. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love coffee and this kit! I can’t wait to receive mine! Thank you HA and design team for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

    1. Nice Yana! Those floral cups look really nice on that first cards along with the lighter newspaper background. Those gold embossed cups look very nice with the design on them and the colors. I like that sort of black and white look too. And such nice coloring on the teacup.

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