August 2018 Hero Arts Release Inspiration!

August 2018 Hero Arts Release Inspiration!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! We’re happy to welcome special guest designer Libby Hickson to our blog today! She has made four uniquely fabulous projects! Have you seen the latest goodies from Hero Arts?! Take a scroll (<— see what I did there ;)), be inspired, and shop your favorites! Enjoy!

August 2018 Hero Arts Release Inspiration!

I began by die cutting the Tea Party Fancy Die from watercolor cardstock. I watercolored with several colors of liquid watercolor, including the new Cocoa color for the table, chairs, and branches. Next, using just the outer frame from the die set, I die cut the oval background and added a watercolor wash. Once the piece was completely dry, the message from Spill the Tea was stamped with black ink. The two pieces adhered together for foam adhesive, and a small bow was tied to the table. For the background, I die cut the Woodgrain Texture Fancy Die from white cardstock.

SUPPLIES:

Hero Arts Clear Stamps SPILL THE TEA…
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Hero Arts Fancy Die TEA PARTY DI561
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Hero Arts Fancy Die WOODGRAIN TEXTURE…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors LEAF PD120
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors INDIGO…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors BLACK PD118
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors PINE PD115
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors COCOA PD123
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Hero Arts DYE Ink Pad BLACK AF101
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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August 2018 Hero Arts Release Inspiration!

First, I stamped the cat image in Intense Black ink on Neenah cardstock. The image was colored using Copic markers. Next, I created masks – one to cover the kitty, and one to cover the area outside of the cup. With masks in place, I stamped the flower from the stamp set onto the cup using Unicorn White ink. Stickles were added to the flower center, Black Glaze pen on the eyes to make them twinkle, and fine little whiskers were drawn on with a Copic Multiliner. Once all ink and glitter glue was dry, I die cut the image with the matching die.
To create the background, I made random dots using Copic markers in the same shades of blue and purple used when coloring the main image. The message was stamped using Intense Black ink, and a strip of glitter paper was added – because everything is better with glitter!

SUPPLIES:

Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts KIT-TEA DC243
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Hero Arts Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK AF345
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Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad UNICORN…
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Copic Sketch Marker V12 PALE LILAC…
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Copic Sketch Marker V15 MALLOW Violet…
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Copic Sketch Marker V17 AMETHYST…
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Copic Sketch MARKER BG000 PALE AQUA
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Copic Sketch Marker BG01 AQUA BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH Pink…
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Copic Sketch Marker N1 NEUTRAL GRAY NO.1
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Copic Sketch Marker N3 NEUTRAL GRAY…
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Copic Sketch Marker N4 NEUTRAL GRAY…
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Copic Multiliner SP 0.05 BLACK Ink…
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Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2…
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Ranger Stickles STAR DUST Glitter…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER Sheets…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock SILVER…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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August 2018 Hero Arts Release Inspiration!
I began by embossing the teacup image from Spill the Tea in white on the main panel of watercolor paper, and also embossing the spoon and mint leaves in white on a scrap piece of watercolor paper. All three images were watercolored using the Hero Arts liquid watercolors, and the spoon and mint leaves were die cut with the matching dies. The spoon and leaves were added to the image using foam adhesive. The message was stamped using black ink, and die cut with Oval Infinity Dies. Ombre Sunshine sequins were added using Multi Medium Matte.

SUPPLIES:

Hero Arts Clear Stamps SPILL THE TEA…
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts Dies SPILL THE…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors COCOA PD123
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors LEAF PD120
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors DARK…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors PINK PD122
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors BLACK PD118
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors MOSS PD116
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Hero Arts DYE Ink Pad BLACK AF101
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Hero Arts WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Hero Arts Nesting OVAL DIES DI337
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins SUNSHINE MIX…
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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August 2018 Hero Arts Release Inspiration!
For this card, I began stamping the foam kitty from the Foam Animals stamp set in Soft Brown ink on kraft paper. Next, I created a mask for the kitty by stamping on masking paper & trimming out. I placed the mask over the kitty, and stamped the coffee cup, lining it up so the foam kitty would be at the top of the cut. After removing the mask, I colored the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. There are matching dies for this stamp set, but I chose to hand-trim the combined image instead. The heart message bubble from the Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut set was also stamped on kraft paper and die cut.
To create the background panel, I created a mask using the Round Rectangle Infinity Dies and masking paper, using the negative piece left after die-cutting. I placed that over my image and blended on Soft Brown ink.

To finish the card, I added the message in Black ink and adhered the coffee image and heart bubble with foam adhesive.

SUPPLIES:

Hero Arts Clear Stamps FOAM ANIMALS…
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts Dies FOAM…
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Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts KIT-TEA DC243
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Hero Arts Nesting ROUNDED RECTANGLES…
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Hero Arts SHADOW INK Pad SOFT BROWN…
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Hero Arts DYE Ink Pad BLACK AF101
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Hero Arts KRAFT PAPER 65# Card Stock…
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Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER Sheets…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Libby for being our guest!

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  1. These are all so cute!!! I’m not sure which is my favorite because I love them all. NICE JOB

  2. It’s been fun following the Hero Arts blog, and now it’s a great treat to see Libby’s creations. The purrfect time for tea is delightful!

  3. How fantastic are all of these? Cats in teacups will never get old, and the whole theme of tea is so perfect for my little tea-party-loving nieces. Thanks for showcasing so many different products!

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