Hero Arts Summer Catalog Blog Hop

Hi and welcome back to my neglected little blog!

Today I am delighted to take part of the Hero Arts Summer Catalog release blog hop, showing off some of the yummy new release goodies. You can find the whole catalog HERE.

As mentioned, this is a blog hop and you should have come here from my dear friend Daniel West and the next stop is the ever so fabulous Jaycee Gaspar. You can also find the entire lineup over on the Hero Arts blog post.

There is also a fabulous giveaway to celebrate the release. Hero Arts will be giving away two $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left along the hop. Comment on all the blogs for more chances to win! You have until Sunday, May 28 at 11:59pm to enter. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog soon after.

Right, so I have made a few cards with the goodies I got, and let’s get to those right now. My first card was made with the lovely Peony Hot Foil Plate, and I foiled it with Matte Gold which looks stunning.

I added a little bit of colour by ink blending a little bit of Taffy and Key Lime Fizz Reactive Inks, with a lot of masking and puzzling. The ink blending I left quite soft.

I framed this by diecutting the biggest part of the Journaling Photo Frame Infinity Dies, and stacked two of these for a bit of depth. I also finished the card off with the Together Stamp & Cut, by diecutting the Together word and stacked that four times. On white card stock I stamped ‘is the perfect place to be‘ with Black Intense-ified Ink and trimmed it down.

For my second card I also used the Journalling Photo Frame Infinity Dies, but a smaller size. I made a little shadow box of sorts, and created a rainbow by cutting out strips of card stock with the Weaving Fancy Die and ink blending them with Reactive Inks.

I used Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, Taffy, Thistle, Splash, Pool Party and Key Lime Fizz and a bunch of ink blending tools. I have one for each colour, to avoid colour contamination.

The photo frame I stacked four times, with the rainbow in-between layers, and then backed this with some white glitter card stock, from the Glitter Paper Basics pack.

While I had that pack out, I used the black one too, with the Luggage Lowercase Alphabet dies to cut out lots and lots of letters.

I have mixed two different stamp sets for this card, plus the letters to say ‘hey, life is tough, but you’re tougher. We can do anything’ as I made this for a friend going through a tough time right now. The ‘we can do anything’ is from the Together Stamp & Cut set, and the ‘life is tough, but you’re tougher’ is from the Encouragement Sentiment Stamp Set, and cut out with the Sentiment Strips Fancy Dies.

This panel was adhered to a card base, as it was only 5.25″x4″ sized, to give that lovely framed look. As it wasn’t framed enough, lol!

So I had all those extra letters and I couldn’t let them go to waste. These I used on a background I made with the Stacked Circle Stencil and more of the Reactive Inks. It came out super fun, and I splattered some gold watercolour on top for a shimmery fun.

The letters I had leftover from the previous card, I used on this to spell ‘you are fabulous’. I also used the Encouragement Sentiment stamp set, and let me tell you something about this set. It’s a one and done stamp set, you get ALL of the sentiments stamped in one go. If you get the Sentiment Strips Fancy Die, you can also cut ALL of these sentiments out in one go! *mind blown*

I picked a sentiment that worked with the diecut sentiment and boom, the card was done. The thing that took the longest was probably glueing down the letters and making sure they got on straight. It’s nerve-wracking and oh boy, I was sweating!

That’s it for today, but I really hope you enjoyed this post and found some inspiration here with me. I have linked all the products I have used for these with affiliate links, which NEVER cost you anything extra ever. If you shop using these links, I get a small commission directly from Hero Arts, as a thank you for directing you to them. This is the way I earn a little income, and this goes directly back into the behind-the-scenes stuff like web hosting, VPN, equipment and all the extra bits and bobs that goes into card making, filming and editing content. Thank you so much for supporting me by shopping my affiliate link, I really appreciate it more than I can ever express!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

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I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft)YouTube(CaCaCraft By Erica) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

36 thoughts on “Hero Arts Summer Catalog Blog Hop”

  1. Wonderful cards and great ideas! I think the whole catalog is now on my wish list. I love the peony foil plate and the encourage sentiments are a must have!


  2. I love how you use the fancy, weaving die to get strips. And I stacked circle stencil. It’s just so much fun. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.


  3. Really like the encouragement cards – especially the “Hey” one. Like the stacked circle stencil background on the 2nd one.


  4. I really like your cards, but especially like that colorful background on the “You are fabulous” card. Nicely done!


  5. Every card is great but my favorite is the, “You are fabulous” card. I love the stenciled background!


  6. Wow! Great cards! I love the gold and black foiled circle cards! And, I like your custom sentiments used with the alpha dies!


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