July 2016 My Monthly Have a Beautiful Day Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero July Blog Hop. Underwater Shaker Card. Giveaway!

Hello all and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of July My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts (more on that below).

Let me start by saying WOW! Octopi, tutrples, jelly fish, corals – this is what you can expect to find in the newest Hero Arts kit along with a fun new ombre ink pad that works beautifully for stamping these underwater images. I’ve already shared 3 projects using this kit HERE, be sure to take a look.

A few words from Hero Arts: This month’s kit features a gorgeous ocean theme, with jellyfish, octopus and sea turtles, and lots of coral. Octopus are very trendy right now – who knew? Hero Arts is going to donate 10% of profits for our July 2016 MMH Kit to ocean preservation through the World Wildlife Foundation.

July 2016 My Monthly Have a Beautiful Day Underwater Octopus Coral Reef Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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I started working on this card by heat embossing images of corals onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock in white embossing powder. I used images from both main stamp set and Color Layering Octopus add on. Next I blended several colors of distress inks (I have colors listed below) and added drops of water to activate it.

I wanted to make shaker card, so I die cut a circle opening in my panel and I used Simon’s Stitched Rectangle die. The shaker was created with the help of Clear Acetate from Hero as well as the sequins mix from the kit.

July 2016 My Monthly Have a Beautiful Day Underwater Octopus Coral Reef Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I also stamped and fussy cut the octopus from the main kit, I used the new ombre ink – Dolphin. This guy was foam mounted over the shaker and I also added a white heat embossed “Have a Beautiful Day” sentiment.

July 2016 My Monthly Have a Beautiful Day Underwater Octopus Coral Reef Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

MY MONTHLY HERO JULY 2016 KIT

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone so if love it- better grab it now!

MY MONTHLY HERO JULY 2016 KIT

The kit contains: a large 6×8 stamp set; matching Frame Cuts dies; Ombré Dolphin ink pad **; Lucy’s Sequins Mermaid mix, made exclusively for Hero Arts; 2 half sheets of Aqua Lagoon metallic cardstock; 2 half sheets of Silver Swirl text weight paper

** The Ombré Dolphin ink pad is brand new and inspired by the Pantone Color(s) of the Year, a pink to blue spectrum. It is exclusive to the kit through 2016.

With the large stamp set (equivalent to two 4×6 clear sets), dies and an ombre ink pad, the kit value is nearly $60! Hero is selling this one for $34.99.

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

KIT ADD ONS

There are four optional add-on items:

  AF365 Ombre Mermaid CM104 DI304 DI305

HOP ALONG WITH US!

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!

Hero Arts Acetate Folded Cards & White Envelopes PS454
Hero Arts Acetate Folded Cards & White Envelopes PS454
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch Multi-Purpose Craft Tool
ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch Multi-Purpose Craft Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies sssd111456 In Stitches
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies sssd111456 In Stitches
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TDP40248
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TDP40248
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad EVERGREEN BOUGH Ranger TDP39945
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad EVERGREEN BOUGH Ranger TDP39945
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
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Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Ombre Mermaid Ink Pad AF365
Hero Arts Ombre Mermaid Ink Pad AF365
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Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus Stamp Set CM104
Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus Stamp Set CM104
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Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus Frame Cuts DI304
Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus Frame Cuts DI304
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Hero Arts Paper Layering Octopus Die DI305
Hero Arts Paper Layering Octopus Die DI305
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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2016 Kit
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2016 Kit
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236 Comments

    1. Your card is beautiful! The colours you have used are so perfect for the ocean. That is a fabulous card with lots of gorgeous inkyness, right up my street, thanks for the fabulous hop Karen x

    1. I love the see scene that you create, is amazing!

    1. Your card is so pretty! I wish I could afford to buy this kit right now because those color combinations are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win the kit 🙂

    1. Love this! Who would think an octopus could be so cute! The sequins in the aquarium window are a lovely touch.

    1. Your card is so cool – this is just a great kit release!

    1. Beautiful shaker card, Yana. Love the colors of the sequins you added to it:)

    1. I love the “fish bowl” window in your design. Very clever and fun!!

    1. Beautiful cards ! I love the use of the octopus and the sequins! Very pretty!

    1. I love the color combination.
      Great card.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. Love the color palette you used for the shaker design. Beautiful card and would be perfect to send to my grandson who love sea creatures. Thank you.

    1. I love this shaker card! The colors blend so well. I think I’m gonna have to pick this set up myself!

    1. I think this set is awesome, I LOVE that HERO ARTS is making so many layered stamps! They are easy and fun. Thanks for sharing!

    1. And again you made an awesome card Yana.
      Like the colours you have chosen for it.

    1. Oh, yay! Another shaker card! And it’s gorgeous! Thanks so much, Yana, for sharing with us and for being a part of this wonderful hop and giveaway.

    1. Fun card! I like the white embossing with Distress Inks coloring. The July Kit looks fabulous.

    1. What a beautiful shaker to complement the awesome octopus!

    1. What a beautiful shaker card that enhances the gorgeous octopus!

    1. I really love the colors in the new ombre stamp pad. I also love the ocean. Thank you to Hero Arts for donating 10% to WWF. The octopus card you made is so cute!

    1. What a dazzling shaker!! LOVE these beautiful colors and the fabulous sea creatures!!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com
      HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    1. Oh my goodness.. just when I thought I had seen every beautiful shaker card out there I come to this! This is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!!!!

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