Monday, July 1, 2024

Hero Arts Studio Release Day Blog Hop + Giveaway

 It's Hero Arts Studio July Release Day! You will want to get your hands on every. single. item. released. today! This beachy/nautical theme is right up my alley (ocean and cacti - the key to my heart) so I have already created so many cards with these sets. Be sure to leave comments along the hop for a chance to win a Hero Arts gift certificate!!!

Have I mentioned how much I love the July Hero Studio Card Kit? The images are beautiful and the amount of product you get for the price is insane. On this card, I used the background stamp in the kit, the transfer image (that map image is to die for), and the clear stamp and dies.

I have rekindled my love for the Postage Infinity Dies, which is what I cut the image transfer from. I inked the edges of the Postage Die cut with Charcoal ink to blend in any white edges with the color on the transfer. The background panel is on Sand cardstock and the red rubber background stamp was inked with Sand ink.

Mermaids! But really, it's the seahorses in this Clear Set + Dies of the Month that caught my attention. The images on this card were all stamped with Intense Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating dies and my Compact Cutter to die cut every image.

Here's how I created this fun background...

I did some ink smooshing with my glass mat. I started by placing Fog Reactive Ink directly on my glass mat and sprayed with water. Then mostly saturated my Watercolor Cardstock panel. I dried it with my heat tool and then did the same with Pool Party Reactive Ink, but didn't fully saturate, just pounced the panel. Lastly, I used Splash Reactive Ink and lightly dabbed it into my pool of ink.

Next I used some of my Metallic Sprays. I added some splatters of Ocean Blue + Gold, and then I sprayed Blue + Shimmer from a very very high distance so it looked more like light mist.

This part is my favorite! On the left side of the panel you see where I stamped the Bubble Celebration Bold Print in Unicorn Ink. It adds a very subtle hint of bubbles. On the right side I simply sprayed the Bubble Celebration stamp with water, then "stamped" with water onto the panel. Since the panel is all Reactive Inks, you see the cool effect it left on the ink! I loved it, so that's the side I used.

Make sure you secure your July Kit by purchasing it here! Or snag the July Clear Stamp + Dies (the mermaids) by purchasing it here.

Leave comments along the hop for a chance to win a Hero Arts gift certificate!

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  1. Love your cards, especially your background. Both are super interesting and fit the cards perfectly!

  2. Both are beautiful! I LOVE the background on the mermaid one! WOW

  3. I love love love this new mermaid stamp set! Your card is lovely! Great release from Hero Arts.

  4. The couple on vacation is so cute. I love the couple, the map...

  5. Lauryne CunninghamJuly 2, 2024 at 9:03 AM

    I love the backgrounds on your cards! Beautiful!

  6. Terrific cards! The mermaid scene is beautifully colored.

  7. Awesome cards! I love the strolling couple on your first card, and the background you created for the mermaid card is fabulous too!

  8. Thanks for explaining the underwater background. It is stunning!

  9. Lovely cards. The couple card is my favorite but both are nicely done.

  10. Very pretty! The background effect is awesome!

  11. Great cards and amazing background technique.

  12. Awesome cards! Absolutely love how you did the background on the mermaid card!!