Monday, June 4, 2018

Hero Arts June Kit + Giveaway

Well it shore is good to sea you today!! Pardon me while I make all manner of beachy puns today - because I just cannot resist.

This month's Hero Arts kit is beach themed, just in time for the dog days! It's ADORABLE! And I'm not a beach person - cue the paper white Irish, freckly skin - but I LOVE beachy stamps and images. It allows me to experience the peace and beauty of the shore without being near the water or getting sand on my hot dog.

My first card is with the images in the main kit. Now please keep in mind throughout this post that prior to stamping these cards, I dumped an entire tray of my Hero Arts mini inks onto the floor (yes, they all landed ink side down) and had to swatch them all to figure out which lid went with which ink pad, so you're lucky I didn't have their shark stamp eating all the birds and seals on my cards today! :)

I regained my serenity to make some really fun cards with the kit and add-ons.

First up - the spectacular layering waves images from the kit. (There are also layering clouds - see kit image below.)

They are designed to be stamped with the straight horizon line at the top, and the bottom edge forming waves on the sand, but you know I can't do anything like I'm supposed to, so I actually flipped it to make choppy waves. They have the fun footprints and sandy "hello" in the kit as well, and it's incredible how realistic it is.

After I stamped the waves, I masked that straight line, and then used direct to paper with Soft Vanilla ink for the sand. Then I set the Hello and the one set of footprints up on my MISTI, and put the MISTI grid paper on top of my card. I inked the stamps in Caramel ink, and stamped off once on the grid paper, and then removed the paper and stamped the second generation ink onto the sand. SO CUTE! Then for the second set of footprints, I used Caramel full strength to make those appear closer. The birds are stamped in Soft Granite and the waves are in Cornflower, Deep Ocean and then Navy. I accented the waves with a white gel pen. The sentiment is stamped in Intense Black.
Life is better with sandy feet card by Understand Blue
MMH June 2018 Kit | Hero Arts
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All June Add-Ons at a discount
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Soft Granite Shadow Ink - Hero Arts
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AF234 Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink | Hero...
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AF340 Deep Ocean Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink | Hero...
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AF332 Caramel Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF275 Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink | Hero...
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Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Gelly Roll Pens...
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MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Post-it Labeling and Cover-Up Tape ,...
[ AMZUS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
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Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
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Here is the amazing kit and what comes in it. The sand embossing powder is AMAZEBALLS. 

June My Monthly Hero Kit 2018
Next up - I HAD to watercolor. I used the Beach Frame Fancy Die (an add-on, so it will not sell out) - I freaking love these frame dies - they are like a peek into a scene. So I cut mine out of watercolor paper, and then used Daniel Smith watercolor - just three pigments - to color it. Then I used my brown Blick Studio Pencil to add a few details, and I blended it with this amazing new-to-me blender pen my friend Fleurette introduced me too. As you know, I don't really like solvents, or stinky things, so I don't Gamsol blend, but this pen is an odorless, non-toxic pencil blend in pen from from Japan and I love it. I blended out all the brown accents with it very quickly. I mounted the whole frame on white cardstock.
MMH June 2018 Kit | Hero Arts
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All June Add-Ons at a discount
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Beach Frame Fancy Cuts
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Finesse™ Blender Pens
[ INK ]
Blick Studio Artists' Colored Pencils...
[ BLIC ]
Da Vinci Cosmotop Sable Mix F Brushes...
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Soft Granite Shadow Ink - Hero Arts
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Cold Press...
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]

Speaking of watercolor - at my team event which is the day before my public retreat starts - we did two fun watercolor exercises. The first one was to just mist a piece of watercolor paper and then dab watercolor onto it in spots until the whole page was covered, but there were still distinct pools of color - this is the same way that I create galaxy backgrounds - but we just didn't add grey/black to complete the galaxy look.

Then we dried those and just took a fine tip sharpie and outlined each pool of color. Some of them ended up looking like very detailed topographical maps! It was very fun and relaxing. So I took one of those pieces and cut it up for an accent strips on a few cards, including this one, with a hilariously relaxed dog from this Beach Please add-on stamp set and matching dies. The sentiment is from the main kit.
Abstract watercolor background for Hero Arts card by Understand Blue
MMH June 2018 Kit | Hero Arts
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All June Add-Ons at a discount
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Beach Please Stamp & Cut
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
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05816-1008 - Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin...
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Sharpie? Twin Tip Black Permanent...
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Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
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Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
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MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
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More watercolor - because me. :) I took my A&B and C&D Daniel Smith watercolor split palettes (you can learn about my watercolor split group here - it's a very inexpensive way to get a big Daniel Smith collection) and just used ALL the blues in both those splits to paint a piece of watercolor paper after misting it. After I dried it with my heat gun, I die cut it with the Wave & Sea Confetti die, and used that as a backdrop for my relaxed seal. I did no-line watercolor for the seal and pier after stamping them in Fadeout Ink, but I noticed that some of the other seals in the Seal of Approval add-on had eyelashes, so I added eyelashes to this one too with a multi-liner. There are matching dies for this set.
Relaxed seal card by Understand Blue
MMH June 2018 Kit | Hero Arts
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All June Add-Ons at a discount
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Wave and Sea Confetti Die
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Seal of Approval
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Seal of Approval Frame Cuts
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Da Vinci Cosmotop Sable Mix F Brushes...
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Cold Press...
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Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 BLACK Ink Marker
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MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
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Next I went for a clean look with the stunning little mermaid from the kit. I used my Masked Pastels technique to create sort of a northern lights look on the card base. Video on this simple technique is below the card. Then I just stamped her and her rock in black and added a strip of black cardstock to anchor it. #seewhatididthere
Mermaid Northern Lights card by Understand Blue
MMH June 2018 Kit | Hero Arts
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All June Add-Ons at a discount
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20012-1019 - Sakura Cray-Pas...
[ BLIC ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA ]
Post-it Labeling and Cover-Up Tape ,...
[ AMZUS ]
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by...
[ SUP ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]

In case you missed it last week, here's my video for the masked pastels technique or click here to watch in HD on YouTube.



It's always sad to get to the last card, which is why I saved my very favorite for last.

I took the absolutely stunning Abstract Wave Bold Prints background stamp and embossed it in clear. Then I used my A Bit Jaded and Golden Sands Infusions to do some watercolor resist. You can see all my powdered watercolor tutorials here

I then cut out the Skylines die cut from white cardstock and put it on top of the watercolor panel and added the sentiment from this gorgeous mum set. That background stamp is what's simply fabulous. That stamp is an add-on so it won't sell out. 
Paper Artsy Infusions Hero Arts Abstract Waves card by Understand Blue
MMH June 2018 Kit | Hero Arts
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All June Add-Ons at a discount
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Abstract Wave Bold Prints
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Skylines Fancy Dies
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SB194 Hero Florals Mum Stem Die Combo...
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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VC250 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad |...
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Paper Artsy GOLDEN SANDS Infusions...
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Paper Artsy A BIT JADED Infusions...
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Stampin' Spritzer (126185)
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PW111 Ultra Fine Embossing Powder |...
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Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
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Heat Tool (Us And Canada) (129053)
[ SUP ]
Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Cold Press...
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Liquid Watercolor - Dark Teal
[ HA ]

Speaking of add-ons, you can get all of them at a discount here, and they will be ongoing, but the kit is while supplies last. In addition to the stamps & dies there's a new dark teal color of the liquid watercolor - squee!


As usual, if you comment on all the blogs in the hop today, you'll have a chance to win a kit or a refund if you've already bought it or are a subscriber. The giveaway commenting closes June 10th at 11:50 PT.

If you are hopping along, your next stop is my beautiful and talented friend Nicole.

138 comments:

  1. So many perfect cards! Love them all but really liked the watercolor technique you shared, and that watercolor resist card with the new background stamp. Always enjoy your blogs and the clever and creative ideas you come up with; TFS!

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  2. The card with the skyline shows how versatile these products are - love it!!

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  3. What a great kit and beautiful cards.

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  4. Really beautiful cards, the last one is simply stunning! I love this kit too, so amazing!

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  5. I always get sad when your last card is up too and like a fireworks show this is a GRAND FINALE!!!!!! These are all SO fabuloys! I gotta say the mermaid MIGHT just be my favorite, because, well.... #retreat #missingplaytimewithfriends PS: PLEASE make a shark eating burds card LOLOLOL It’s how I feel about making my DS paints match the swatches!!!! #theydont

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  6. Looks like another amazing kit! Your cards are so cool. I love that last one so much! And that frame on your watercolor scene is so cool...and of course your watercoloring is so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. 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!

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  8. Your sea lion makes me YEARN go to go Carmel/Monterrey/Big Sur camping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We see them every time...This is so cute.

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  9. Great ideas. Your ocean scene is very lovely.

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  10. What amazing cards! I love the lights coming up around mermaid - too cute!

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  11. Beautiful cards! I just love the stamp set with the sand written hello!

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  12. WOW!! Fantastic cards. They are all so smashing and different. The "Thinking of You" card is stunning as well as your last card. What a fun release TFS

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  13. 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!

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  14. Those are beautiful! I love this kit.

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  15. Wow, your last card is spectacular and I can see why you save the best for last! All of your cards are fantastic and I am seriously considering purchasing this kit based on what you have shown me; I don't need it nor have the time to utilize it; but feel I need to have it because what if I miss out! And then it is gone. This is my first time at your blog and I am glad I was directed here. Looking forward to more fun posts from you! Cheers!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Genius use of the wave background stamp in the library card. Thank you for the fantastic ideas!

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  17. Thank you for sharing your talent, Lydia! Your cards are so artistic and inspiring! I love your creative take on this kit and other offering!

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  18. wow, can't pick a fave...but that little mermaid one is adorable!

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  19. The beach frame die is so beautiful and I love the look it got by colouring it. I’m so excited!

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  20. Your cards are amazing; you are so talented. This kit is right up my alley; I love summertime.

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  21. Lots of fun! Your cards are so much fun!

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  22. seriously amazing set of cards... you always rock the kits!

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  23. Great kit! Great work! Great coloring!

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  24. Fabulous cards!! Really love this kit!!

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  25. Wow, Lydia, these are amazing. I so very muchly love the watercolored frane die card, and the mermaid card is terribly magical, isn't it?!

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  26. Great cards as usual! I love the variety in the techniques used. My favourite is the "Life is better with sandy feet" card.

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  27. Lydia, these cards are wonderful...I immediately wanted to head to the beach!

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  28. Your cards are all so fantastic but the first one stole my heart!! This kit is so amazing.

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  29. Your cards are beautiful! I loved how you used the abstract wave bold prints. Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

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  30. Great cards! Love the oil pastel fingerprinting video too! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Wow! These are all phenomenal! That mermaid card is so lovely!!

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  32. I really like the intricate die cut card - beautiful!

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  33. NoooooooOOooo! It sold out already. So sad!!! Maybe not as sad as watching a shark eat birds and seals... but sad still. :)

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  34. I especially love the masking pastels technique, and can't wait to try it with this new Monthly. Thakn you so much for showing us how!

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  35. The seal on the piling is just SO fun! Love all your cards, and LOVE this MONTHLY! Wow! Can't wait for the B E A C H

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  36. This IS a great kit and you created some great card designs with it!

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  37. Your cards are all amazeballs! Where did I hear that? The kit is gone but your card from the beach frame fancy die is my favorite and I'll definitely be ordering that! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Stunning use of this set. Love the colors and techniques...can't wait to get this kit

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  39. Wow - I really love the abstract wave background card. That is just gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas of your cards really different. Appreciate the different looks.

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  40. I never thought of using pastels like that. Thank you for the before cards.

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  41. Your abstract waves card is amazing. When I first looked at it I thought the paint was dripping, then I realized you had to skyline die on top of it. Really really great design.

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  42. Omg the dog with the pearls!!! CUTE!

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  43. Your cards are all wonderful and this is a terrific kit this month :)

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  44. 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

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  45. Love love all of these. I love the writing in the sand most. I will have to try some of these. So sad that it was sold out before I could buy it. :(

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  46. I thought the card with the seal was my favorite until I saw the last card. That card is spectacular!

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  47. Your cards are wonderful! I agree the best one was last, that background sure works great with infusions as a stormy sky! This month's My Monthly hero kit is so great!

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  48. Wow. Such great watercolor techniques. Love the beach, but the sand? Not so much.

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  49. Wow, Lydia, all of these are great! But if I had to pick one, it would be the mermaid "thinking of you" card! So cool! Thanks for sharing all of your super creative cards!

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  50. I can see why the last card is your favorite; that background is beautiful! My fav however is the cool watercolor drop background with the ridiculously silly dog that I would love to hang on the beach with!!! Your background made the most awesome beach towel :-)

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  51. Such interesting cards and so many different looks! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with. That beach frame is a fav of mine and I love what you did with it. Such a cute little scene with the seal. And that last one with the Abstract Wave background WOW! Just shows you can go outside the box with this kit.

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  52. Love all the talent shown with this kit! Beautiful work, very inspired!

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  53. Wonderfully fantastic cards! Full of serenity and humor. I think my heart may have stopped at the last card, absolutely gorgeous! Ah, you made me laugh at your ink pad episode. Not that I find pleasure in your pain but with the humor in which you shared the story and a nod to understanding your mishap. I just might have created a card that makes Jaws look like a ride at Disney Land if I were in your shoes.

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  54. So many beautiful cards. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  55. LOVe you cards. Really loving the masked pastels...and a new liquid watercolour. Exciting!!! :-)

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  56. My mind is blown.
    Beautiful cards, amazing techniques.

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  57. What amazing kit and new products!
    I'm totally in love for your breathless cards!!! Colors and details are simply amazing!!!

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  58. So many cards I cant decide which one is my favorite, but the seal one is adorable

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  59. I love all of the new Ideas! Everything is so beautiful!

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  60. These are so great Lydia. I love the 'Sea You Soon' card! You have been havin' a TIME with this kit! Lucky you!

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  61. Wow, your cards are just gorgeous. I will be back to watch all of these tutorials. Great inspiration!

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  62. WOW!! So many amazing and unique cards. Great ideas for doing something a little different. This kit is so awesome and you made it awesomer!! Thanks everyone for sharing!

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  63. Wowie... amazing set of cards! I love the beachy scene... And the mermaid card... so cool. I also love the happy place card with the smiling dog... What a fun start to my morning.

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  64. Such beautiful cards! Love this month kit.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  65. Cute cards! Too bad the kit is sold out! :(

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  66. I love this kit. I haven't ordered a kit for a long time but I ordered this one right away! your cards are great.

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  67. So many lovely cards you've made with this awesome kit. Sorry you dropped all your ink pads face down on the floor....uggghhh! I hope to win this kit especially since it sold out so fast.

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  68. Wow, Lydia, I LOVE your amazing designs! I can't get over that deep, rich royal blue of your very first beach card! It's so brilliant and beautiful! Thanks for some awesome inspiration today!

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  69. Your cards are fantastic, as usual !

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  70. Wow! Each and every card offers a different technique with a different product. It’s got me inspired!

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  71. Wow, your cards are amazing! While I love each of them, I must say the mermaid is my favorite! I'm a sucker for the Little Mermaid and that's exactly who I thought of when I saw it on IG. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  72. I love the new seaside themed stampset. Reminds me of my childhood days when my parents would take me “yachting”.

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  73. Such fabulous creations - my favorites are the Mermaid card and the Sea You Soon card.

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  74. Wonderful variety of cards you created with these beachy/summer products.

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  75. This kit looks excellent, great cards!

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  76. So many great ideas.
    Thank you.

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  77. Lydia, your style leaves me speechless. Love them ALL! But we gotta have sharks eating birds! Hahha!
    I’m gonna try the techniques you shared. Can’t wait!

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  78. Nice diversity to your cards! I love the beach frame card; it makes me feel so serene. But the Beach Please card with the bright colors and the dog is certainly my fave! Thank you for sharing!!

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  79. Bonnie SwartzfagerJune 5, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Love how you color your cards! Stunning!

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  80. Oh my goodness! That seal waving! Too adorable!! All your cards are fun! Thank you for sharing!

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  81. Wow! these are great, this really is a nice release from HA. I do love their background stamps!

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  82. The waving hello card is too cute! I wish the card kit was still available. I did try to order it. Fingers crossed that I win it!

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  83. Awesome cards! Great kit! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. I love how each of your cards look more like paintings. The color choices give life to the images and leave the visual effect inspired.

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  85. I loved the Sandy Feet card. Your take on it made me laugh. I love the bold colors of the Sea you Soon card. I like cards that pack a punch but are simplistic in design and bold on color. I love the mermaid silhouette. Lots of great inspiration here. Thank you for sharing and for figuring out how I can leave a comment.

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  86. So many cards! Thanks for sharing your awesome inspiration with us ❤️❤️

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  87. As always, you’ve made such a fantastic, very unique set of cards !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  88. your watercoloring is amazing!!

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  89. Gorgeous cards! I love the watercolor background tips. Great ideas!

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  90. I love your cards!!

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  91. Lydia! So cute! I love the mermaid too! It reminded me of something from Disneyland! Your last card is beautiful too! I love the colors you combined!

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  92. This kit is great and, as usual, you made the most of it!

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  93. Such wonderful cards! I love your Northern Lights technique!

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  94. Oh, man! The cards just get better and better! Love the smudges and the last card with the background stamp! Beautiful!

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  95. Wow! What an amazing collection of beachy cards! I love the sandy feet card -- it is such a great kit with wonderful beach designs! But the wave backgrounds -- the coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Love them all but the mermaid is really special. I am crying about missing this kit.

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  97. Love the waves! Following you now.

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  98. fabulous cards, my faves are the first two.

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  99. Whoa - eye candy overload! Can you see me, green with envy? Not often do I find kits so have-to-have, but those two stamp sets are perfectly done. Those images! And I cannot believe it's sold out. Aaaarrrrrggggghhhh.

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  100. Lydia, what a bunch of cards you have made from this kit, simply outstanding! Thanks for sharing with us, they are all gorgeous. This kit looks wonderful.

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  101. WOW, love your colorful, creative cards. This is a must-have kit for all beach lovers. And the Sand EP is out of this world awesome!

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  102. Your cards are stunning, love this kit

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  103. Great examples for us today from this release! I love all of them! Also can't wait to try the finger painting with oil pastels - that looks like it's so much fun and it turns out beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  104. Look at all the pretty! Since the last one always sticks in my head, that is what I will take away from here. I love the oozing embossed beautiful colors!

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  105. Your yr cards are amazing as always! I missed out on this one so I am hoping to win

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  106. Wonderful cards, as always. I need to try the pastel technique, how fun! And I agree, your last card is my favorite too. Using that as a sky - WOW!!

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  107. Awesome cards! Love the scene with the Beach Frame Fancy Die..... gorgeous coloring and details!

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  108. Beautiful cards, gorgeous colours and designs.

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  109. Sigh, always love visiting..your work is so gorgeous. Each card is so perfect.

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  110. Your cards are so great! I just love how you did the northern lights look on your mermaid card :)

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  111. You've got so many wonderful examples.
    Love the watercoloring behind the puppy.
    the water on that first card is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  112. Beautiful designs.. I think I need to cas your mermaid and masked pencils. Love this card the best, and they are all fabulous!

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  113. I LOVE this kit! Tried to buy it, but it's gone.

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  114. What you did with the beach frame die, awesome. Love that card!

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  115. Wow! So many gorgeous cards!! I love the watercolor technique you shared! Thank you!!

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  116. Adorable creations! so colorfull! I love them all!

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  117. What wonderful cards here. Love the "Sea You Soon" card. Great kit- you have every thing you need in the kit but the extras are just as Awesome!

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  118. Wow! ♥ Amazing card designs, love the smudge masked pastels effect :)

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  119. Wow, beautiful creations.

    Have a great day,
    Jessica
    Polka Dot Orchard

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  120. All of your projects are amazing. I am super attractated to the "masked pastel" and the "watercolor/sharpie outline" cards. I want to try both techniques! I don't actually have any oil pastels, sounds like a shopping trip to me! Makes me think of the phone call I received yesterday from my son. He remembered my daughter saying she wanted some chalk pastels and so he was shopping art supplies for her birthday. Those are the moments that make you smile!

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  121. Such lovely cards. But I especially love that cute little mermaid card! And this kit is amazing!

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  122. Love the mermaid card. So colorful.

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  123. These are stunning! I love the masked pastel technique and the background of that last card is gorgeous! I'm so disappointed that the kit is sold out: (

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  124. Just adorable!! Love this release!

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  125. So many great cards. I agree the last one is ,y favorite too!

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  126. Your work is always so delightful to behold. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  127. i don't know how i missed this kit but your cards are simply STUNNING! and now its sold out. i emailed hero arts to see if they will at least get the stamp set in. i mean these cards are gorgeous! i am so bummed if they don't restock!

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