Hero Arts | My Monthly Hero June Blog Hop. Travel Tag. Giveaway!
Hello all and thank you for stopping by today to help celebrate the launch of June My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts (more on that below).
Because my hubby and I enjoy traveling, this kit is probably my favorite one to date. I love the tag die, the journal, the stamp sets – everything! Its perfect for an avid traveler and I can already picture myself using it during our next vacation.
We are not traveling anywhere at the moment, but because I wanted to showcase the kit anyway I’ve created a travel tag. I can see myself using it as a bookmark in a book I’ll take on vacation or even as an embellishment on the journal cover.
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It took me about 4 attempts to make this one as the order in which certain things are done (like ink blending, die cutting etc) is important when making it. First I die cut the tag shape out of white cardstock, I only needed one tag, so I only die cut one (made a partial cut). Next I blended 3 colors of ink to create a sunset-type background – Dandelion, Butter Bar and Strawberry. I love this color combo, its great for creating warm backgrounds on small surfaces, if I am working on a card front I would typically add one or two more colors to this combo.
Next I die cut the Paper Layering Palm Tree die (I am loving it this Summer, check out additional inspiration using it HERE and HERE), dried my tag with a heat tool to make sure the ink was completely dry and double heat embossed Hello Adventure sentiment from the kit with the help of my mini MISTI tool. If you first emboss and than die cut, embossing powder tends to come off in the die cut sections and obviously the end result doesn’t look as nice. So its best to first die cut and than heat emboss.
I die cut another tag out of leather paper (this is seriously some awesome stuff – I loved that paper) and adhered my ink blended and die cut tag inside. To complete the travel look and feel I added a bit of airmail twine. I wanted the palm tree branches to expand beyond the tag, so I ink blended one more background and die cut the palm tree die one more time.
Using my scissors I trimmed the branches and adhered them in the center of the palm tree so they would overlap the leather die cut tag. To cover up the ends of the branches I added 3 yellow sequins in the center, they also mimic coconuts here.
MY MONTHLY HERO MAY 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!
You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!
The kit contains: A luggage tag die (die size 8 1/4″ x 2 5/8″, finished tag 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″), seven accessory dies (heart, camera, sunglasses, sunshine, geotag, suitcase, airplane), 4×6 clear stamp set, two half sheets of Sizzix tan Paper Leather, three geotag clips, airmail stripe washi tape, journal, three map hearts, airmail twine, clear tag holders.
There is 1 optional add-on 4×6 clear stamp set – CL982 Luggage Tag Alphabet
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- The Hero Arts Blog
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- Mariana Grigsby
- Heather Ruwe
- Amy Tsuruta
- Ilina Crouse
- Libby Hickson
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!
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Jean BullockJune 8, 2016
How clever and creative you are. Well done.
Gillian EscuderoJune 8, 2016
Maggie BJune 8, 2016
Hi Yana ~ Your colorful blending is always exquisite, no matter what color pallet you choose. This tag is bright and cheery and the addition of sequins is fun. Nicely done….thanks for sharing.
theleafstudioJune 8, 2016
Beautiful colors!!! Great project!
Teresa CherkaJune 8, 2016
So cute, Love the Colors. Thanks for sharing.
MaryJune 8, 2016
Wow! I love the colors and the dimension created with the palm leaves.
NinaJune 8, 2016
This is such a great tag. Love how part of it pops off of it.
StinneJune 8, 2016
What a great bright tag,
StinneJune 8, 2016
You tags are pretty – i love the bright colours…..
Vicki SopcakJune 8, 2016
Omg this tag is gorgeous. It is my favorite creation from this kit yet. You are definitely extremely creative and I appreciate you sharing your talent with us. Thank You
MartinaJune 8, 2016
I like the palm tree, and the dimension of it. It looks great 🙂
Pam HammarlundJune 8, 2016
What a versatile kit! I love your tags & cards! Clever and stunning!!
KathiJune 8, 2016
CUTE CUTE CUTE!
Teresa DoyleJune 8, 2016
Oh my goodness Yana, this is a gorgeous tag! The more I see of this kit the more I want it! Such fabulous stamps & dies but also love the journal and def. want to try out the paper leather! EEEK! A fab. kit!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!
Mary-Anne V.June 8, 2016
Gorgeous tag card…love the dimension.
Nicole NardiJune 8, 2016
Nice colorful tag with good instructions. This is a perfect idea for the upcoming travel season.
Karen RiceJune 8, 2016
How utterly gorgeous! Your tag is phenomenal! Everyone’s project is convincing me to get one of the kits!
maria f.June 8, 2016
So incredibly creative and definitely gets me in the mood for travel!
DianneJune 9, 2016
Funky tags. Thanks for sharing.
berucraftsJune 9, 2016
What for summer colors… It rocks 🙂 Like the vacation feeling, if I show your inspirations… THANKS so much 🙂 Hugs Ute
Carolee McCaslinJune 9, 2016
WOW I really love this kit!!!
Jessica LiuJune 9, 2016
Wow! Love the way you used the dies to create dimension!
sherry butcherJune 9, 2016
Love the Tag/bookmark whatever you want to use it for. Great idea, good color combo and the kit is great. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy MillerJune 9, 2016
What a fun tag, endless possabilities with this kit!!
Amy CooleyJune 9, 2016
Love the pineapple die! I really need to get that! Great new kit.
Mary AliceJune 9, 2016
This is a great kit! Love the colors you used…so bright and vibrant! Thanks for sharing
AggieJune 9, 2016
So cute what you did with this!
KymJune 9, 2016
I LOVE the palm tree tag!!! Great color combo and dimension.
Janet SextonJune 9, 2016
Great idea…I love the colors on the tag blended to look like a sunrise.
Lindsay SJune 9, 2016
Love the ink blended sunset background!
raggiodiluce82June 9, 2016
Wow!!! I love this new kit and your amazing tag card!!!
ShirlJune 9, 2016
Love them colors used, so perfect with three palm tree die.
Paulette StillJune 9, 2016
I love how the tree is sticking out of the tag, Yana! Super fun. Great kit. Thanks!
Betty NJune 10, 2016
Awesome project! Love the tag – would look great on a suitcase!
Mari MattJune 10, 2016
My favorite part of this project would have to be the color blending – so beautiful!
Super Stick ChickJune 10, 2016
So eye-catching. Love the palm tree.
Kris in AlaskaJune 10, 2016
Your tag is fab but I love your airplane card!
Sue D.June 10, 2016
Oh wow!!! Love the bright colors and creative layouts of your projects. Just love those little red die cut airplanes. This set is great with so many possibilities!
MarloJune 10, 2016
Oh my gosh – that is gorgeous!! Love it
Teresa GodinesJune 10, 2016
Beautiful projects. TFS
Bobbie BluegillJune 10, 2016
Love the way the palm tree is just hopping out to take you an a trip.
Gail PlaskiewiczJune 11, 2016
Wow, did you get creative! I love what you did and the fact that you used my favorite color, which is yellow, is even more of a plus! So far you are the only one I’ve seen so far that used dimension in your tag. Love it! Nice job!
ScrapmateJune 11, 2016
Love the colours on your tag. Makes me want to set off on my travels right now!
Carolyn EJune 12, 2016
Love those colors, so summery! And love the technique you did to add the layering of the palm tree!
MarianaJune 12, 2016
hello! I believe this is the first time I have read your blog. And I am now addicted!! So very nice to meet you ( i have added you to my feedly too)
See you next time!
Looking Out The WindowJune 12, 2016
MargaretJune 13, 2016
Just love that tag – the colors and the palm tree are wonderful! Unfortunately, the kit is already sold out – I’m bummed – but maybe I’ll win it!
mjmarmoJune 13, 2016
Such wonderful inspiration!!
Karen L KJune 13, 2016
What fun vibrant colors! That palm tree looks great with the luggage tag and that leather paper. The red and black is nice too!
Nana GriffinJuly 6, 2016
cute tags and like the brightness.