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2017 Summer Catalog Release Blog Hop! + Giveaway

May 17, 2017 Aaron Leventhal

What an exciting day! We are launching our brand new 2017 Summer Catalog collection in the Hero Arts Store! Summer is approaching quickly and these new products are the perfect way to create gorgeous, summer-y projects! We know you will love all of the choices.

Take a look at our 2017 Summer Catalog by clicking here.

You will see all of the products that we are introducing today and some inspiring projects created by our design team. Or if you’re ready to shop, you can find the entire collection in our store here.

Today we have our Creative Team and some special guests to hop and show you ideas on using these products. Please be sure to scroll down to learn more about the hop and the prizes we are giving away! But first, you will love how our Creative Team member, Jayne used one of the new Color Layering stamp and die sets. Take it away, Jayne…

Jayne: I really like investing in stamp sets with images that work equally well on masculine and feminine cards. The wonderful, new Color Layering Sea Turtle set is perfect for making fun and colorful sea-themed cards for everyone.

For my card, I started by stamping seven sea turtles around the edges of a trimmed piece of white cardstock. I used Lime Green, Fresh Lawn, and Forever Green inks from the Fresh Foliage Hue Pack to stamp the different layers of each turtle. Then, using the Color Layering Sea Turtle Frame Cuts, I cut temporary masks from paper masking tape that I positioned over each turtle. Using blue and green water-based, dye inks and a foam blending tool, I fully inked the stamped panel and splattered it with water before removing the masks.

Next, I secured the stamped panel and a narrow strip of white cardstock to a cerulean card base. For fun, I wrapped the folded card edge with some metallic embroidery floss and then threaded the ends with several Ombré Ocean sequins. I stamped a cute sentiment from the new Manatee Stamp & Cut set with Deep Ocean ink onto a small piece of white cardstock. I layered it over several vellum circles that I cut with the Circle Infinity Dies. After securing the sentiment to the card with foam tape, I embellished it with a trio of stamped, hibiscus flowers and three sparkly sequins.

Thank you Jayne!

And now it’s time to hop! Be sure to visit each blog on the list and leave your comments — we will be giving away three $25 gift cards to the Hero Arts Online Store, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Wednesday, May 24 at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Cheiron Brandon
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jenn Shurkus
Clare Prezzia
Tracie Pond
Michelle Short
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson

Please note: We are making improvements to our website. Shipping will be slower than usual due to these upgrades (that make things worse before better) so you should anticipate approximately 5 days processing before shipping over the next two weeks. Consider visiting your local retailer to get Summer Catalog items faster!

Happy Summer stamping,

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