Good morning! (Or maybe afternoon, depending on where you are reading this!) Today is the day… the absolutely amazing June My Monthly Hero kit is now available for purchase! This particular kit is absolutely fantastic… the beach theme is so appropriate for the start of summer, and the kit has some absolutely fantastic components, not to mention stunning add-ons. To celebrate, we have an amazing blog hop with some fantastically creative guests. You should have arrived here from Clare Prezzia’s blog and your next stop is Ilina Crouse’s blog.
The main kit includes:
6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
4 Ink Cubes (Deep Ocean, Summer Sky, Soft Sky, Soft Granite)
Sand Embossing Powder 0.5 oz
Sea Foam Shimmer Spray 0.5 fl oz
Beach Enamel Stickers
There are so many amazing beachy images included in this kit, and it’s a bargain at $34.99 (valued at over $70!). These kits frequently sell out, so it’s always a good idea to subscribe if you want to ensure that you’ll get your hands on one! The kit & add-ons go live in the Hero Arts store on Monday June 4th at 1pm eastern/10am pacific. The main kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, June 8th.
I had such fun using the main kit contents in my countdown post on the Hero Arts Blog that I created two different cards! I decided, however, to use some of the absolutely marvelous add-on stamps and dies today. Hero Arts really outdid themselves with this release!
For my first project, I used the new Abstract Wave Bold Prints stamp with an older stamp to create this beautiful under-the-sea mermaid scene. I started by stamping the Abstract Wave onto some white card stock and heat emboss it using White Satin Pearl embossing powder. I then used my blending tools to blend Deep Ocean, Summer Sky, and Orchid inks in a halo on the card front. I absolutely love this color combo… almost psychedelic! Just to make things even more magically mermaid-ish, I spritzed some Iridiscent Shimmer Spray on the card front and allowed it to dry completely.
Next, I stamped the beautifully detailed Mermaid woodblock stamp onto some watercolor paper, then die cut it out with the coordinating frame cuts. I used my Tombow markers to do some quick watercoloring in similar shades of purple and blue, then popped her up on my card front with some dimensional foam adhesive. I stamped the greeting from the new Seal of Approval stamp set onto some white card stock using black ink. I trimmed it down to a strip, then popped it up next to my mermaid. The final touch was a few iridescent gems that reminded me of pretty bubbles!
For my second project today, I wanted to feature that adorable seagull wearing a hat in the Seas the Day Seagulls set. I just couldn’t resist. I started by stamping and die cutting a few seagulls and some logs upon which they could stand. I then used my Copic markers to color both the gulls and their logs.
Next, I die cut one of the new Wave & Sea Confetti Dies from some Sea Mix layering paper, then backed it with a lighter shade of blue layering paper. Next, I pressed my Versamark pad down directly onto a piece of card stock and added some of the super unique sand embossing powder included in the main kit. I popped up my gulls, their seats, and the sandy strip with some dimensional foam adhesive, then wrapped some twine around each of the logs to create those super rustic and beachy “fences” that you might see at the beach or on a boardwalk. The last step was to stamp a coordinating greeting from the Seas the Day Seagulls set onto a strip of white card stock and pop it up with dimensional foam adhesive.
Now, for a giveaway!!! We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, June 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! (If you purchase a kit and then win the contest, Hero Arts will reimburse you for your purchased kit!) Here’s the full hop lineup, so you can leave your comments:
Elly Booij says
Wow, I love that sea you soon card.
Sam Burnett says
That mermaid card is seriously gorgeous! “Sea You Soon” is adorable, but that mermaid – Wow! TFS!
susie sonnier says
What a great kit and beautiful cards.
Sharon Gullikson says
I am trying so hard not to buy so many craft supplies. But you are making it very difficult 🙂 I LOVE your water backgrounds!
Wonderful cards! And a wonderful kit! I live by the shore, and I’m always trying to make realistic looking waves on cards and layouts – these stamps are perfect!
Jen F says
The waves behind the seagulls are perfect!
Nana Griffin says
Cute cards, love your coloring.
Beth Holt says
Jennifer Archambault says
Your mermaid is so beautiful! And those sea gulls are too cute! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!
This is my favorite Hero Arts kit EVER! I have already placed an order for myself and my daughter. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and play with it. The kit contents seem so well thought out. Looking forward to trying out the sand embossing powder. I love all the sentiments too!
Kelsey Thomas says
Awesome coloring! 🙂
Beautiful cards! I love that mermaid, and the little seagulls in the sailor hats are adorable.
Sue Smith says
Stunning cards. I really am amazed at this wonderful June release. TFS 🙂
Michelle Hendrix says
Oh I love that mermaid popping off the wave background! Thansk for sharing!
isabel z says
Your cards are amazing; you are so talented. This kit is right up my alley; I love summertime.
Jenny K says
Beautiful cards! I really like both of them, but especially the cute seagulls. They are so cute with their small hats!
Rosemary D says
gorgeous set of cards!
Soooo pretty, LOVE the pretty ink blended background for the beautiful mermaid and the sea gulls are so fun with the waves cover die cut!
Liz mca says
So disappointed. Had it in my cart, but it was sold out. Hope they re release
These are fantastic! That wave cover die looks amazing layered!
Pat k says
Wow mermaid card was beautiful!
Beautiful cards! The abstract waves background seems the perfect backdrop for that mermaid stamp!!
julie m says
can’t get enough of the sea gulls
Dana W says
Fabulous cards!! The mermaid card is gorgeous!!
Megan N says
Can’t believe the main kit sold out already! Now winning one of these amazing puppies is my only hope!!! 🙂 No pressure, but random.org pick me please! 🙂
Especially love those Seagulls—what pretty cards you’ve shared. Thanks!
barbara lassiter says
You knocked it out of the park with these beautiful cards. I’m so impressed. I’ll need to check out the ad-ons since the kit just sold out in a flash! 🙂
Eva N says
You’ve created such fun cards! After seeing them I wish I’d added the Wave and Sea Die to my order. This is a great kit.
Your mermaid card is SO gorgeous!!!
What an amazing kit! I I was unable to purchase my own as it sold out, but there are so many great ideas. I would love to get my hands on this while I’m deployed out at sea. Much love from a girl in the military Hero Arts! <3
Kirsty Vittetoe says
A very sweet post with lovely products and cards!
kathleen dumpert says
I like both your cards but those seagulls are just so adorable and a must have!
Debbie Walker says
Love the gulls. So cute.
Dawn James says
Love the mermaid card…simply stunning!
Love all your cards!
Deb McCann says
Wow wow wow Your mermaid is amazing!!! Love this kit. You can be so creative with it…you show that with your creations. Thank you
Tracey Magner says
Hi, Your cards are just beautiful, so real like, love them both. The mermaid card is just STUNNING, I adore everything about her, awesome post. Thanks.
LOVE your cards!
What amazing kit!
I’m totally in love for your breathless cards!!! Colors and details are simply amazing!!!
Teri W says
The sea you soon card is my favorite, great job
I love all of the new Ideas! Everything is so beautiful!
Crimson Owl Creations says
I love your pretty mermaid card, but those seagulls steal the show! TOO CUTE! Love your fun designs!
Wendy Lambert says
I love them both, but that mermaid card. Just wow!
Charlotte Deerborn says
The twine was a nice touch.
Teri W says
The mermaid card is amazing!
Wow Emily… that mermaid card is stunning!~
Heather L DePasquale says
Wow! I know it’s not part of the kit, but that HA Mermaid is gorgeous! Love your cards and love this new kit.
Lisa A creations says
The background on your first card is stunning! And the new sand embossing powder is awesome. Very realistic looking.
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards. The mermaid was awesome!! Great kit.
Thanks for sharing…
Cynthia Cole says
Your cards are so pretty especially that mermaid! Sure hope to win this kit!
Your cards are beautiful !
Those waves behind the mermaid are awesome!
Ingrid den hollander says
I love the new seaside themed stampset. Reminds me of my childhood days when my parents would take me “yachting”.
Sue D says
Cute sea gull card and I like the background for the beautiful mermaid.
Ross F says
Wow, the mermaid card is amazing!
Love how you’re mixing the old and new with the Mermaid card. Just beautiful. Your seagulls are really cute.
Shirley Banhegyi says
Beautiful cards. Detailed coloring
Your cards are both terrific but my favorite is the Sea you soon – so cute!
Shannon Howell says
The wave background is gorgeous! And I love the twine and sand sets on the seagull card. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa luluvision says
Wowza!! The mermaid card is just stunning!! I also love the seagulls. That hat is so adorable!!
Dana M says
Fantastic cards! The first is stunning and wonderfully vibrant. The second stole my heart with the texture and the adorable gulls.
Lindar C says
Great cards, love your mermaid.
Your mermaid card is fabulous! Great idea to put them together.
My Crazy Craft Life says
Great cards! Thank you for the inspiration!
Jessica Francisco says
Wow- I’m so obsessed with this kit. Can’t believe it sold out so quickly!!
Cindi F says
Christina Dauven says
Your mermaid is so pretty and your gulls are sitting all poised and ready to fly.
Bonnie Swartzfager says
I’m not usually fond of mermaids, but yours is STUNNING!
Stacey Kowbel says
Fantastic cards! Your mermaid card is beautiful!
Teresa Doyle says
Beautiful cards Emily, your first one is so pretty. Very well done!
Holly Jackson says
I love your cards. Beautiful work Emily. It really took my breath away…Gasping for air over here! 🙂
Holly Jackson says
Beautiful work Emiy!
Patt H. says
Wonderful cards! I’m in love with that big Abstract stamp. So gorgeous! & The sayings in the main stamp set are perfect.
Pauletta Smith says
Mermaid is the bomb!! Awesome! Thank you!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
Your cards are absolutely lovely !!
Kim Smart says
Absolutely gorgeous cards!! That large mermaid is stunning!!!!
Diane Shaw says
What a blog hop the cards are faults and yours a very special
CINDY Aguirre says
Beautiful cards! Nice kit!
maria f. says
Absolutely in love with this kit. Love your use of ocean colors. And the mermaid was a great choice.
Engineered Baker says
Beautiful coloring on the mermaid!
Karen Hale says
WOW, your mermaid card is stunning! Love this kit and the endless creative possibilities.
Love ur cards. These are super good.
Beverly Perdue says
Love your “Sea You Soon” card! Makes me want to go to the beach!!
Love your cards! This is such a great release for summer! Thanks for the inspiration today!
Marisela Delgado says
Cute cards! Makes me want to go away somewhere beachy.
Fantastic cards Emily. Love the cool kit! Those seagulls are super cute! Lovely mermaid image… the colors at so pretty!
Two beautiful cards, lovely rich colours and I love the mermaid.
Emily, both of your cards are awesome…love those seagulls!
Tanja S. says
sweet cards, I like the way you incorporated twine into the second one.
Mary Holshouser says
The coloring of the mermaid is fantastic.
thanks for sharing
Terrie D. says
Both of your cards are great! I really love the sea you soon one 🙂
Amy B says
I LOVE this kit! Tried to buy it, but it’s gone.
Becs Attwood says
Beautiful cards – love the background you created for that fabulous mermaid. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love that background stamp with the mermaid. Gorgeous!
M Strach says
Rebecca Brewer says
Love you cards, isn’t that sand emboss Awesome? Fantastic job on your cards.
Kelsey H says
I love the mermaid card! amazing job!
Denise Bryant says
Awesome card! the mermaid is gorgeous!
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo says
fab cards! that mermaid card is just gorgeous.. LOVE the coloring ♥
Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä says
Gorgeous cards, very stylish!
Wow, absolutely amazing.
Have a great day,
Wow, such beautiful creations.
Have a wonderful day,
Sherrie Johnson says
Wow! That mermaid card is so beautiful! Love, love this kit!
Kris Reeves says
Love them both!
Yaneth Mondragon says
Im hoping to get this kit. I would love to creat some summer inspired projects with it. Love your lovely work.
Yaneth Mondragon says
Love the cards.
Yaneth Mondragon says
Love the mermaid card.
Such gorgeous cards, beautifully made!
Such gorgeous, stunning cards! Beautiful! Inspirational!
Samantha VanArnhem says
Beautiful cards – thank you for sharing!!
F. Andre says
Love your colour palettes on these fun cards. Those gulls are so delightful.
Your card with the sea and confetti die is great. Should have ordered it too.