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Hero Arts May 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Park-

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Happy Monday! Welcome to the Hero Arts May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop. If you came from the amazing Jessica’s blog, you are right on track!

Today the creative team girls and guests are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit.

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I created a mermaid themed watercolor card using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set, inspired by my own card, Fairy themed watercolor card.

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I just adore the mermaid images from May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit. It was so fun to watercolor even though they are small images. I die cut the Reef Frame Border out of white watercolor paper and popped it up against the colorful watercolor background.

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I just love how detailed the Reef Frame Border Die is. It adds details and interest to my card so beautifullly. Depending on colored cardstock you use to die cut the reef border, you will get a different look for sure.

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How to Make a Mermaid Themed Card using Watercoloring

  1. Stamp the mermaid images from the main kit with Versafine Onyx black ink on a piece of Canson cold pressed watercolor paper. (I used the mini MISTI stamping tool to make sure I get a good impression while stamping on the watercolor paper.)
  2. Color the fairies with Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set. (There are so many mediums you can watercolor with. You may find this video helpful: Watercolor Mediums Comparison.)
  3. Die cut the fairies with coordinating dies using Spellbinders diecut machine.
  4. Create a watercolor wash background using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set. (To get the better result, use a large paintbrush and heat the paint before adding more colors.)
  5. Add some ink splatters on the watercolor background using white watercolor paint.
  6. Die cut the frame using Reef Border Frame Die out of watercolor paper.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit. on the watercolor panel with Versafine Onyx black ink.
  8. Adhere the watercolor panel on an A2 sized top folding card using double sided tape.
  9. Mount the diecut frame and mermaids on the card using 3M foam tape.
  10. Add several Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets on the card front using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

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The May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit is available in limited quantities for a limited time – once it’s gone, it’s gone. So grab yours right HERE, before they are gone! The kit value is $70, and Hero Arts has an amazing deal at $34.99.

This month’s kit includes:

  • 1 4” x 6” clear stamp set
  • 18 coordinating dies (5 Fancy Dies & 13 Frame Cuts)
  • 1 6” x 6” stencil
  • More than 2.5 teaspoons cyrene sequins
  • 3 ink cubes (Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst)
  • 5 5” x 6” acetate sheets
  • 1 bottle of turquoise silk liquid ink (iridescent)
  • 3 sheets of 6” x 6” lightweight paper (Ice blue, Marble Tissue, and Swirl Tissue)
Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp
Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp
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Hero Arts Mermaind Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Mermaind Frame Cuts
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Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies
Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies
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Hero Arts Shell Congetti Fancy Die
Hero Arts Shell Congetti Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Paper Layering Merman with Frame
Hero Arts Paper Layering Merman with Frame
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Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid with Frame
Hero Arts Paper Layering Mermaid with Frame
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Hero Arts Mamatee Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Mamatee Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages
Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages
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There are several optional ADD-ON products – they are also available for purchase on Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.

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I made another mermaid themed card using the Hero Arts Mermaid stamp. After stamping the image on a watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx black ink, I watercolored it with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set

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After I created a watercolor wash background, I added some paint splatters and stamped the sentiment from May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit.

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Giveaway

Hero Arts is giving away one May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit as a prize to one blog reader. Leave your comments across all of the blogs in the hop by Sunday, May 7 at 11:59 pm PST, and the winner will be announced the following week.

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Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the amazing Heather’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. That’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting!

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Wanda Guess
Jessica Frost-Ballas
May Park (you’re here!)
Heather Ruwe (your next stop!)
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson
Michelle Short
Ilina Crouse
Clare Prezzia

Supplies 

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS), Ellen Hutson(EH) and Hero Arts(HA). Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you where possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
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Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
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EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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Be Creative Double Sided Tape
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
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Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
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Silver Black Velvet Brush #12 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush #12 Round
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
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3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
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Absorber Cleaning Cloth
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper
Canson XL Watercolor Paper
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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit
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Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp
Hero Arts Mermaid Stamp
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Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies
Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies
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210 Comments

  1. Krysta

    So cool!! I never thought I would need a mermaid stamp…but apparently I do!!

    28 . May . 2017
  2. Valerie G.

    This kit is a must-have! And the add-ons…OMG! Great card, May!

    06 . May . 2017
  3. Debbie Saunders

    I love the add-on oval die up

    06 . May . 2017
  4. Andrea H

    love your take on these cards from @HeroArts blog hop. thank you for the inspiration you have given me and many more people too i would of thought. TFS.

    06 . May . 2017
  5. Elizabeth Wilkinson

    Love your card especially the mermaid hair ! Love to win! I adore the mermaid stamps and the beautiful papers in the kit !

    05 . May . 2017
  6. Barbara B

    May, your sunset and mermaids are so beautiful. thanks so much for the inspiration 🙂

    05 . May . 2017
  7. Jake

    So fascinating to stare with your artwork must love it

    05 . May . 2017
  8. Kim Maxwell

    Absolutely love the colors you used for this!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

    05 . May . 2017
  9. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous details and colors! What a fabulous kit… my favorite so far!

    04 . May . 2017
  10. Amelialesley

    Just beautiful!

    04 . May . 2017

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