Colorful Carnival – July My Monthly Hero

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Hello! Today I’m playing along in the Hero Arts July 2018 My Monthly Hero blog hop, with a trio of cards using the fun images and dies from the main kit.

CARD DEETS – Blended Striped Background with Washi Tape

For the first card, I blended a colorful background using two of the yummy inks from the kit, as well as Dandelion, Lime Green, Soft Apricot and Orchid. Even when I measure things out, I somehow seem to get the measurements slightly off, so I’ve given up. So for this card, instead of measuring and masking the lines, I used a thinner roll of washi tape to create the guidelines for me.

After blending the background, I stamped a sentiment from the kit in black ink, and then cut the panel down to fit on a kraft card base.

Lastly, I stamped the two images in Versamark on black cardstock, heat embossed in white, die-cut, and adhered to the base. I topped the ferris wheel off with a black pearl, for a little extra somethin’-somethin’.

CARD DEETS – Color Blocked Blended Background

For this card, again, I didn’t want to measure anything. Instead of using washi tape to mask off certain parts of the card, I just blended each color on a scrap piece of Bristol cardstock, and then cut to size. I pieced them together on the card base.

I sprinkled some water on the blue and pink pieces, because the ink from the kit is reactive – so fun! Then I stamped and heat embossed the carousel and ferris wheel each a couple of times, die-cut, and adhered to the base.

The last thing to do was stamp and heat emboss a sentiment, also from the kit.

CARD DEETS – Quick Simple Coloring

If blending isn’t your thing, but you don’t have enough time to really color in these detailed images, I’ve got a quick solution. For this card, I stamped everything in black, and then colored in bits and pieces with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens.

I die-cut the buildings and banners and adhered to the base, but stamped the hot air balloons directly on the panel. I trimmed the panel down on the side to adhere to a kraft card base, and then finished it off with yet another heat embossed sentiment.

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check out the details below for lots of inspiration, a supply list, and a chance to win the kit yourself!

THE KIT

This month’s kit includes:

  • 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
  • 10 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
  • 3 Ink Cubes (Red Reactive, Blue Reactive, Unicorn White Pigment)
  • 3 4″ x 6″ Chipboard Postcards
  • 1 4.25″ x 5.5″ Fancy Die

The value of the kit is $72, but it is sold at $34.99. You can purchase it HERE.

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. However, you can subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

ADD-ONS

There’s a lot of great add-ons this month too – I won’t link to each, but HERE’S the whole lot of them, saving roughly 10%. If that’s not your jive, that’s fine! You can buy them separately as well – just check out THIS page.

You can also find them on EllenHutson.com and Scrapbook.com.

GIVEAWAY

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero Arts will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit). Giveaway closes Sunday, June 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

BLOG HOP

For a chance to win a kit and lots of cool ideas, follow along with the hop. You should have arrived from Amy Tsuruta, and your next stop is Emily Midgett. If you get lost, you can check the Hero Arts Blog for the full list of links.

SUPPLIES

Blended Striped Background with Washi Tape

Cardstock: Hero Arts kraft, Strathamore Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero
Ink: Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero (blue and red), BlackDandelion, Lime Green, Soft Apricot and Orchid; Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, washi tape, heat gun, Tim Holtz Blenders, Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero dies

Color Blocked Blended Background

Cardstock: Strathamore Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero
Ink: Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero (blue and red), Dandelion, Lime Green, Soft Apricot and Orchid; Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Tim Holtz Blenders, Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero dies

Quick Simple Coloring

Cardstock: Hero Arts kraft, Strathamore Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero
Ink: Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero (blue and red) and Black; Versamark; ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero dies

121 thoughts on “Colorful Carnival – July My Monthly Hero

  1. Great ideas for pretty, colorful backgrounds! Love all the elements in this new kit and love your creations!

  2. I really love these cards! The black and white stamped images look great against the colored backgrounds. Thank you for reminding me that you don’t have to color everything- an awesome background will do. Love this kit!

  3. I love your cards, and the backgrounds you created on the first two are fantastic! This is such a wonderful release, with so many possibilities.

  4. Wow you have been a busy bee. Your cards are amazing. Love the Washi tape background and the subtle shades on the balloons are great too. Something for everyone xxx

  5. So much summer fun! I love your cards and this release1 It’s so different than any other out there! Thanks for the inspirations!

  6. Love the rainbow stripes in the first card! The add ons make a pretty kind of antiquey looking second card. Your card with the hot air balloons reminds me of my bucket list to ride in one.

  7. Wonderfully fun and vibrant cards! I love how the white embossed images on the black cardstock pops on the bright blocks of colors.

  8. Such cheerful cards. Love the backgrounds you created with ink blending. So different and something I will definitely try. And the little bit of coloring you did on the third card was the perfect amount. Thanks for sharing!

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