Today I’m hopping along with the Hero Arts Global Team to celebrate the Spring Catalog release! I have combined the February My Monthly Hero kit with some of the goodies from previous releases, as well as some of the Spring Catalog goodies.
I did make a video too, and it’s a loooooong one as I ended up with seven cards! I’m hoping to have that up as soon as possible, if you don’t want to miss it, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click on the bell button to get notifications when I upload new videos.
We’ll be giving away a $50 gift card. drawn from the comments left along the hop. Comment on all the blogs for more chances to win! You have until Sunday, February 26 at 11:59pm to enter. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog.
My first card is made with the components of the classic My Monthly Hero kit. The classic kit, at the time of writing this post is still available. The premium, seen on the right, is unfortunately already sold out. If you don’t want to miss out on any of the kits, make sure to SUBSCRIBE, as once the kits are sold out, they are gone.
MY MONTHLY HERO PREMIUM KIT INCLUDES (Premium elements in bold):
- Clear Stamp Set, 3″ x 4″
- Butterfly Window Fancy Die
- 9 Butterfly Fancy Dies with 9 Frame Cuts
- 4 Color Layering Stencils, 5.25″ x 6.5″
- Butterfly Garden Palette Reactive Ink Pad
- Small Ink Blending Brush
- 4 Sheets of Butterfly Hero Transfers, 6″ x 8″
- Fuchsia & Gold Luster Duo Spray
- 1 Sheet each of Stardream Coral, Azalea, Lagoon, and Amethyst, 5.5″ x 8.5″
- 2 Sheets each of Iris and Mustard Cardstock, 5.5″ x 8.5″
I’ve ink blended the colours from the ink pad, fabulously named Butterfly Garden Palette Reactive Ink Pad (which will hopefully be available to buy separately at some point) over the layering stencils. It takes some finessing to not mix the colours on your brush, but just take your time and go slow. Also, the Small blender brush make this easier. I used my Medium ones, and it was a bit tricky, I’m not going to lie.
On the second stencil I ink blended Licorice in a light hand, to add details to the butterflies. When I had done all four layers, I used the Butterfly Window Fancy Die to cut it out.
I trimmed down on of the sheets of Stardream Coral card stock that come in the kit to a 5.5″x4.25″. This I prepped with the Cottontail Embossing Tool as I wanted to heat emboss the Happy Birthday, from the kit stamp set, in white. With the cut out panel as a guide for sentiment placement, I stamped it with my WOW embossing pad and then used Opaque Bright White embossing powder on top. After setting this with my heat tool, I layered this panel and the diecut panel on top of each other.
A few of the butterflies have been opened up to create a 3D effect. I also added a few little jewels to finish it off.
My second card is super simple! The background is heat embossed, also in Opaque Bright White, only this is with the Fluttering Butterflies Bold Print stamp. The original sized MISTI is a must for me when I do the bold prints.
On top of this I have splattered a little bit of gold, rather than colour in the butterflies. I didn’t want to to over the top with colour… *I swear it really is Erica typing this*… as I had a bright idea for the sentiment.
When I first opened the ink pad I wanted to try the colours, as you do. I simply dabbed it onto a piece of card stock and it looked so fab I had to use it for something! This is where the fun Amazing Fancy Die comes in, as it was pretty much the perfect size for the ink swatch.
I also used a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set, on a slim banner, to make it say ‘Just a little note to say you are amazing’. The shadow part of the diecut is layered up four times to create dimension, and then I added a few jewels to this one too.
The subtle white on white background is lovely as until you look closer, it’s not overly obvious that there is more to this card than you first think.
I will definitely use this background again, and next time I will colour it! Once I get the neon water colours I will go full on Lisa Frank wannabe with this background, LOL! How luscious do they look???
From left to right we have Neon Bright Green, Neon Bright Chartreuse, Neon Bright Yellow, Neon Bright Sunshine, Neon Bright Orange, Neon Bright Red, Neon Bright Pink and Neon Bright Purple.
*ADD TO CART* Amiright, or amiright??
Ok, that’s it from me for today but don’t forget to check out the rest of the hop!
The amazing Global Team will for sure knock your socks off, it’s such a bunch of talented and kind people. Don’t forget that the more you hop and comment, the bigger your chance of winning that $50 gift card!
Erica (that’s me)
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Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica
31 thoughts on “Hero Arts Global Team Spring Catalog Blog Hop!”
So pretty, Erica! You know I’m a sucker for a rainbow!
wow! amazing cards Erica
They look so pretty and cheerful Erica !
Your cards are absolutely amazing! 😍
Thanks for showing off all these wonderful new products! Your cards are beautiful!
These are stunning! I LOVE the rainbow colors and butterflies!!!!!!!!!
These are both such awesome cards! I really love the white on white butterfly background with that yummy rainbow sentiment-so fresh!
The simple design of the butterflies is nice. Colors add a lot to them
The butterfly card is STUNNING! I just love it!
Oh so pretty! Love the clear embossed butterfly background! It even packs a punch!
Cheery and pretty!
Nothing says Spring like butterflies! I’m thinking Spring thoughts with the major snowstorm we are expecting here!
Thanks for sharing.
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Ugh, snow storms?? I’m shivering just from the thought (and from the lack of heating, lol 😆)
Beautiful creations, love this monthly kit and you cards are AMAZING!
Wonderful cards! There is so much to the Amazing card that, at first, you don’t notice!
Amazing cards showing the amazing catalog products – great job everyone!
Love this happy rainbow of a blog post! Your cards are so lovely!
I also love that reactive hues ink pad you used — that is so super gorgeous.
LISA FRANK!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ OMG, a thousand times, YES! You totally nailed it — that is exactly a Lisa Frank color palette. Love it so much! And your mention of Lisa Frank made me smile, because it reminded me of how I used to collect her stickers when I was a kid.
Great cards. Love the white on white background.
These are lovely! I love the white on white butterfly background!
Wonderful cards. When I first saw that ink pad I loved the colors but I wondered how I could use it — you’ve answered that question!
Love your rainbow butterflies.
Great cards. thanks for sharing
wow – love your cards – so beautifully designed
Fantastic cards! I love the rainbow designs!
So pretty! Love the window card and the butterflies in the background in the last card.
Lovely cards Ericka–I love the butterfly card, so pretty and can’t wait to see what you make with the bright water colors!
So pretty. I like the ink pad you used.
Beautiful Cards! Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful cards! I am loving the gorgeous butterflies!
Very nice! Terrific colors! Thank you for brightening my day.
I always love seeing such great inspiration for a card set I already own. Nice samples.
Simply delightful!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!