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July My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Video + GIVEAWAY

Hi friends! It's time to kick-off another My Monthly Hero release! The July kit is filled with the mystery and intrigue of the lost city of Atlantis. Plus, there are 5 reactive mini ink cubes included!!! And a host of seaworthy add-ons make this one fin-tastic release!

If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog. Your next hop stop after this will be Laurie Willison's blog. The entire hop list can be found later in this post.


This month's kit includes a super fun Heroscape underwater scene as well as mini cubes of some of my favorite reactive ink colors! I just couldn't wait to get started, and made sure to turn on the camera for this one, so you can watch the process video below or on my YouTube Channel.


My layers were stamped in pool party, blue hawaii, and taffy, then I used clear embossing & watermark ink to add coral embossing over the taffy stamping.



The background of the card is blended with pool party, splash, and blue hawaii, then spritzed with water and blotted with a paper towelfor a fun splashy look. I stamped and die cut the silhouette stamps from the kit in all the ink colors as well as embossed with gold glitter, then chose a few to add to the scene. The sentiment from the kit is tamped with blue hawaii, and I added a little sea horse to accent the banner.


For my next card, I wanted a patina-esque look for an Atlantis scene. I stamped the layering stamps on paradise cardstock with aquamarine and emerald green pigment inks. I felt the green was a little brighter than I would like, so before I pulled it out of the MISTI, I stamped over it with unicorn pigment ink. That lightened up things perfectly. Next I added the coral layer with the coral embossing powder from the kit.



I cut the fancy die from adriatic cardstock, then lightly pounced with copper glimmer metallic ink.  I wanted a little more depth, so dabbed a bit of glue randomly on the upper parts of the die cut and then embossed in gold. Next I stenciled the arctic cardstock background with the Waves stencil.  The sentiment is embossed onto a die cut circle of vellum.  I layered everything together, adding in some of the silhouettes embossed in copper.




I pulled out the liquid watercolors and one of the fun July add-on sets for this next underwater scene.  I started with watercolor cardstock, and then painted with jungle mist, deep ocean, teal, and indigo liquid watercolors and splattered with white watercolor.  The fish stamps from the main kit were stamped with sapphire pigment ink all going the same direction.  I added in some greenery  from the Deeply in Love add-on down at the bottom with deep ocean ink.




I chose a sentiment from the previous released Zen Messages  to go along with the little heart bubbles from Deeply in Love.  I embossed both in white directly onto the card base.  Then I used one of the fish from the kit going the opposite direction of the other fish... he's following his heart. 


Another fun add-on this month is the Deep Sea Background Cling.  I love this fabulous image, and it's designed to work with the other Peek-a-Boo products.



I started by stamping the background in intens-ified black ink onto bristol paper. I used both Zig markers and copic markers to color the  scene.  I then went over the coral images with an embossing pen and embossed with the coral embossing powder from the kit.  Once that was done, I cut with the Circular Peek-A-Boo Doors Die.


The image was then glued to a card base and I stamped little messages inside  some of the doors with stamps from Deeply in Love and Hero Greetings Mini Messages. If you're interested, there's also a fantastic Deep Sea Messages add-on designed to pair with this background.


My sentiment comes from the Zen Messages set, stamped onto paradise cardstock cut with Oval Infinity Dies and then I added a white gel pen border around the inner circle. The bubbles are from the Deeply in Love add-on and I accented them with the blue lacquer pen from an earlier kit.

Well, I have a few more cards to share, but there's still a lot of hopping to do, so I'll save them for another day. I hope you've enjoyed my makes and a bit of my creative process. If you're not a subscriber already, the kit is only available while supplies last, so pre-order your kit todayWe estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, July 17th and continue throughout the following week.

Here's a closer look at the July My Monthly Hero kit. I've also linked the entire release along with the supplies I used for these cards below for your convenience.

Kit Contents:
  • 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
  • 9 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 1 Fancy Edge Die
  • 6 Sheets of Sticker Paper (2 each of Diamond Blue, Teal, Purple)
  • 5 Reactive Ink Cubes (Blue Hawaii, Splash, Pool Party, Key Lime Fizz, Taffy)
  • Coral Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
Kit Value: $76.50
Kit Cost: $34.99


GIVEAWAY:
Hero Arts is generously giving away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, July 19th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


For a chance to win the $50 Gift Certificate giveaway, leave some comments for the talented designers linked below.  
Happy hopping!

Next up on the hop is Laurie Willison

Hero Arts
Amy Kolling
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman ✋ That's me!
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Nichol Spohr
Seeka
Yana Smakula

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July My Monthly Hero Release



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48 comments

Cynthia said...

Julee - You have done a fabulous job with the new kit! Love them all!

Vivian Swain said...

Your cards are stunning. Great job.

Debbie J said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Cherry Blossom said...

Beautiful colors!

Cindy Holmes said...

Fabulous cards! So whimsical! You are truly a very talented artist!

Lagene said...

Great release! Awesome creations, especially the school of fish blowing heart buttles!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful underwater scenes! I love that last one! So many layers of AWESOME!

Carolyn said...

Very nice cards, they are all so pretty. Now I must go watch your video!

Sara N said...

Love your cards so creative thanks for sharing

Christina Dauven said...

I like the variety from your cards and how each one has it's own unique signature.

Judy Inukai said...

What delightful cards. Thanks for the super inspiration.

Cassie said...

I love the little sea house on the sentiment strip!

Unknown said...

I have enjoyed your work and your stamps for years, starting with MOJO Monday. Nice cards, great colors.

Joyce said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like the one with the little windows.

Barb Martin said...

Your cards are so unique and different from each other. There’s something really special about each one!

Jayme said...

Your cards are great! I am in love with the "Listen to your heart" card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Leanne in Cali said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for sharing your video! Love the new Hero Arts products!!

Dawn J said...

I love the deep sea background stamp, it is so full of images and have some wonderful applications. Can't wait to get one!

Stephanie VR Burns said...

How pretty is that new background stamp? Love what you did with it!

Kailash said...

Amazing cards, love how you used and played with the elements in the kit. Thank you for the inspiration!

Peg Frushour said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!!

Janet Trapp said...

Really enjoying this release and all the awesome inspiration on this hop❣️๐Ÿ’ž

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice mix of projects. I like the coloring in the designs. Great backgrounds.

kiwimeskreations said...

A fabulous selection of cards Julee - looks as though you had lots of fun with the kit!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Helen said...

Your cards are wonderful, Julee! My favourite is the use of the Peek a Boo windows on the gorgeous deep sea background!! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Julie W said...

Julee- what a variety of cards from the one kit- amazing! I really love the tone on tone of the card with the frayed white base...gave it an ancient mariner vibe- clever.

Donna Hitz said...

Great look with the Patina! You had fun with these, they are all so cute, especially the Peekaboo card!

Linda P said...

That Peek-a-boo card is great! The colors are so bright and eye-catching. Adding the windows just makes it more special. Nice work!

Cyndi said...

Amazing cards. Great showcase of this wonderful kit.

Carol McCready said...

I love your cards. The last one is my favorite. Can't wait for my kit.

sharon g said...

The peach color looks gorgeous with the blue. NICE job.

Stampin_melissa said...

Lovely cards, that background on your first card (in video) is gorgeous!

Tina Marie said...

Great cards and wonderful variety!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the amazing colors ...
Thanks so much for sharing.

greenthumb said...

such fun cards with so many of the products.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the third one. Love the depth in the scene you created!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these beautiful underwater scenes! Gorgeous color combos and details. This kit and all the add-ons are on my list of favorites!

K. Eley said...

Beautiful cards!! Love that little seahorse on the sentiment strip! Thanks for sharing!

Debby Green said...

Great cards!Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Wortman said...

An undersea buffet of colors. Wow you were so ambitious I can tell you are very excited with this fabulous kit! Fishy bubble hearts...awe.

judy said...

Beautiful and creative cards!

Annette Reed said...

The video was definately fun to watch. I always enjoy watching people's creative processes. I learn more from videos than just reading the posts. Your cards are wonderful. I love the background and coloring of that second card. Is it a stamp or a Stencil? I couldn't find it in the post. Your last card is colored beautifully.

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love these cards!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! This is such an awesome kit!

Erika said...

These are beautiful cards!

Allyouneedisloveandadvices said...

Great Cards ! I especially love the second and third one, so unique ! I like this kind of antique look on them. Can't wait to try those reactive inks. :)

Kjudy1 said...

Fantastic cards! I love your coloring on the peek-a-boo card especially. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Laurie2cats said...

Gorgeous cards! I love them all.