Monday, May 1, 2017

MMH May 2017 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing projects created with THIS May My Monthly Hero Card Kit from Hero Arts. Here's a look at the kit...

 Kit contents
1 4” x 6” clear stamp set
18 coordinating dies (5 Fancy Dies & 13 Frame Cuts)
1 6” x 6” stencil
More than 2.5 teaspoons cyrene sequins 
3 ink cubes (Deep Blue, Aqua, Amethyst)
5 5” x 6” acetate sheets
1 bottle of turquoise silk liquid ink (iridescent)
3 sheets of 6” x 6” lightweight paper (Ice blue, Marble Tissue and Swirl Tissue)
The kit value is over $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.  

I created two cards using the kit contents as well as THIS add on stamp set...


To create the first card...
I used THIS embossing paste with THIS stencil and applied it to the front of a blue notecard in the center. I die-cut the seaweed from the specialty pape rin the kit and adhered it on top of the embossing paste using THIS strong adhesive. I stamped and colored the mermaid using THESE watercolors. I cut out the image using the coordinating dies and adhered it on top of the background adding fun foam underneath. I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment on to a scrap of vellum and adhered it down using the same liquid adhesive and placing tiny drops behind the embossed words. I finished off the card by adding some gemstones and THIS shimmer pen to the mermaid.

Here's a closer look...

For the second card...
I created the same embossing paste background as the first card on to a piece of blue cardstock. I adhered it to a white notecard.

To create the window...

1. I cut 1/2 of an inch from the bottom of the front of the card off and then another inch from that. Save those pieces you will need them.
2. I lined the bottom half of the remaining portion on the front of the card with THIS strong adhesive and laid the acetate piece on top. I also applied that same tape to the bottom of the acetate piece.
3. I used one of the one inch strips that I cut off from the beginning and laid it on the adhesive that is on the bottom of the acetate. I adhered the other one inch piece to the back to hide the adhesive.
4. I cut a piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the portion above the window to adhere to the back of the card to hide the adhesive there also.
7. I  rounded the two corners of the card.


I stamped the greeting from the kit's stamp set using Black Staz-On ink. I stamped, colored, and cut out a different mermaid image just as I did on the previous card.

THIS add-on wood stamp is gorgeous! I thought it would be perfect to stamp on the back of a couple of envelopes...


KEEP HOPPING
There's lots of amazing inspiration using these products. Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop and visit the amazing, Yana Smakula. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Wanda Guess
Jessica Frost-Ballas
May Park
Heather Ruwe
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson
Michelle Short
Ilina Crouse
Clare Prezzia


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. (They will reimburse you if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, May 7 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:

174 comments:

  1. You were so creative on the texture being used here... I can not wait try this out myself the amazing looks you created.

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  2. Beautiful cards, Heather! 😍 Thanks for the giveaways and inspiration! 😘❤️

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  3. What fun cards you created! Great look with the embossing paste background.

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  4. One of the most fabulous card kits ever. Love the cards you made with them!

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  5. Very pretty! Nice use of the stencil to create the backgrounds - an extra special touch. The matching envelopes are too cute!

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  6. Simple but so beautiful great work on your design thanks for sharing your work

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  7. Very pretty cards. The embossing paste background is a nice touch.

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  8. Pretty cards! I like how you just used one mermaid as a focal, nice idea and makes me remember that I don't always have to add every single stamp to make a great card.

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  9. Love these cards, Heather! Simple, but very pretty.

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  10. Gorgeous! My girls love mermaids! Just bought my kit today!

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  11. Your backgrounds are cool! Love the texture!

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  12. I really like the embossing paste on the background of your cards. Really lovely.

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  13. Beautiful cards! That tissue paper is amazing!

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  14. Both cards are beautiful and creative in design. This kit is fantastic, too! :)

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  15. Gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing !

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  16. Very pretty cards. I love the sea weed dies, thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. With this magical kit we will have fun, fun, fun till Hubby takes my toys away! Your cards are delightful and beautiful! TFS!

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  18. I like those seaweed ides! they could be sued so many ways

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  19. love your cards! So inventive and fun!

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  20. Cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Pretty, pretty cards! Love your use of embossing paste for the background!

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  22. These are gorgeous. I love your designs and that you made coordinating envelopes.

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  23. Beautiful card, Heather! Love your window card - so gorgeous!

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  24. I love the window card; such a creative way to use the acetate. Thanks for sharing!!

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  25. So creative card with the window.

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  26. I love your cards, Wanda! Thank you! Great kit HA!

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  27. Gorgeous, love the partial stencil in the background, the mermaids are so pretty!! And the matching envelopes are perfect.

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  28. The waves and the window--COOL!

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  29. your cards are so pretty! I love what you did with the stencil!

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  30. Such pretty cards, love the window technique. Really want to try that sometime.

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  31. I always have problems with adding texture and dimension to my projects. Love what you did here.

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  32. Wonderful mermaid/sea creations with great colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  33. Beautiful coloring on beautiful ocean cards!

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  34. These cards look so fun. I bet you had a fun time playing with the kit. I want one too. tfs. Barbara B

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  35. Wonderful "Under the Sea" imagination. Can't wait to get started on some cards.

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  36. Wonderful mermaid cards. I like the backgrounds and the window.

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  37. Adorable cards Heather!!! I love the really beautiful backgrounds you did on them and the coordinating envelopes are just awesome. And I have to say I really love your little mermaid with the red hair 😊

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  38. So pretty! Love those backgrounds! Great Hero Arts kit! Goes with so many HA stamps that I already have! It's a winner!

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  39. Beautiful cards and great coloring!
    I have really enjoyed hopping along, so many wonderful creations. Tindaloo

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  40. Amazing! I can't wait to order this kit!

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  41. really lovely set of cards!!

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  42. I need to try texture...beautiful cards. Thanks

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  43. I can't decide which one I love more, both are great

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  44. I love the texture and I like the more basic cards it makes the mermaids pop

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  45. I love your little ariel card. Beautifully done

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  46. Love those cards, they are beautiful.

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  47. Awesome cards!! Wonderful design ideas!

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  48. Awesome cards!! Wonderful design ideas!

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  49. Such gorgeous, soft backgrounds! Your Ariel is so pretty and genius!

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  50. Awesome card with the acetate window! The first one with the seaweed is also cute.

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  51. Great cards! I must get some paste to try these techniques.

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  52. Heather these are just great! Love the mix of blues and greens.

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  53. Just stunning!!! I love the texture of the embossing paste with that gorgeous paper!

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  54. I am loving this hop with all its blues and the endless inspiration for this fabulous kit. Beautiful cards; keep the inspiration coming!

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  55. Love the embossing paste that you used for the background.

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  56. I love both your cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this set.

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  57. Awesome cards. I like the texture of the background.

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  58. Love the stamping on the envelopes and that ethereal seaweed.

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  59. Pretty cards - I especially love the texture on the background.

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  60. Such beautiful work with pretty details!

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  61. I like how you didn't forget the envelope!!

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  62. Inspiring, beautiful cards! Love ❣ This also gave me the chance to see a few of your other posts.

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  63. Beautiful cards thank you for sharing

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  64. Love the texture on the cards and the finishing touch on the envelopes.

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  65. Love the subtle texture in the background -- inspiration!! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Very interesting textured background :)

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  67. GOOOOOORGEOUS card!!

    Azana H.

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  68. Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  69. Pretty cards and cool textures!

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  70. great idea with the matching envelopes!

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  71. Beautiful cards Heather you are very talented

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  72. This is the first kit I've ordered and I'm so excited. These look like so much fun. Glad I saw the preview and set an alarm in my calendar to place the order.

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  73. You make the kit look like something fun

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  74. Beautiful cards..and the texture!

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  75. Love your samples & totally LOVING this kit! Mermaids, the sea - who could want anything more? Would be lovely to win something...
    all the best,

    Liz M xx

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  76. Stunning cards and colouring!!!

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  77. Love your stenciling and your mermaids Heather!!! They're gorgeous! πŸ’–πŸ˜Š

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  78. I love the look the paste gives the cards in the background. Lovely. Thanks for the ideas.

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  79. Talk about knocking it "out of the park"..........I officially want everything in this kit and add on offering.

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  80. very clever front cover. I have never seen that before.

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  81. love your cards and the matching envelopes are so cute.

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  82. the cards are more plain and simple.
    Love them.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  83. Love this card kit! i was too slow to check out ;(

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  84. Thanks for your beautiful cards! Would be beyond happy to win this wonderful kit.

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  85. I love that sidebar action going on there! I really should remember that layout and try it for myself! :-) Wonderful cards from a great kit! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Gorgeous cards!! Really love this mermaid kit!!

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  87. Awesome cards. I am so incredibly sad that I missed out on this kit. I love those stencils!

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  88. Beautiful cards.. I love the subtle texture from the embossing paste.

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  89. Beautiful cards such an inspiration would love to win the kit

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  90. Fabulous cards Heather ! Love the texture you gave to the background ! And beautiful showcasing of this wonderful kit ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

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  91. What beautiful cards you created! I love all the dimension you got with the texture paste background. I love mermaids and the ocean and I love this new kit! thankf for sharing ~Gin K.~

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  92. Such pretty cards! I like how you decorated the envelopes as well.

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  93. Really beautiful and amazing cards you have shared! Love it!

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  94. Both of your cards are so beautiful!!!!

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  95. Lovely cards - thanks for sharing your talents.

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  96. This is such an exciting monthly kit! Really love the look of the embossing paste.

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  97. The embossing paste with that stencil looks awesome

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  98. Living in Florida I do like good beachy/ocean/mermaid/fishy themed products. I absolutely love this set. Thanks for the giveaway....

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  99. Love the mermaids and your coloring

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  100. So pretty! Love the textured background using the stencil.

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  101. Awesome cards!! Love this kit and what you have done with it!! Stunning cards and so cute!!

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  102. Your cards are so beautiful!!!
    I have been looking for the perfect mermaid stamps FOR YEARS! These are the perfect mermaid stamps, I am in love and desperate to have this set!!! I waited 24 hours too long to order because I stupidly promised my husband that I wouldn't order anything new until we sold our house and now I am so sad because they are all gone.

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  103. I love all of your backgrounds, your cards are awesome!

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  104. Both cards are super pretty! I love the mermaids so much! Cute sentiments too!

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  105. Ahhhh makes me think of Ariel. Sooo pretty!

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  106. These are so pretty!! Love the cards you made!

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  107. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing...

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  108. Lovely cards!Great job with the backgrounds. :)

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  109. Wonderful cards. I love the embossing paste. It adds that little something that just makes a card sparkle.

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  110. Lovely cards. They showcase the new release so well. Thanks for sharing them and being part of the blog hop.

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  111. I love your cards. Thank you so much for showing me how to use embossing paste with stencils! I am so sad this kit is sold out. I love mermaids and would so happy if I won this kit!

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  112. Your cards are so beautiful, and love the envelopes too. I love this mermaid set, dies, and everything that goes with it! Would love to win the club kit, because everything is sold out!

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  113. I love embossing paste with stencils. The look on your card is great!

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  114. Great use of the stencils, Guess I need to try a few.

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  115. Lovely cards Heather! I especially like the dimension you have without it being super fussy.

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  116. Very creative! Beautiful stamp set.

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  117. Love the affect of the embossing paste for the waves. Lovely cards!

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  118. Sure like what you did with the embossing paste and stencil in the background.

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  119. Nice dimension on those great looking cards!

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  120. beautiful card in its different way .I love thouse envelopes too.

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  121. So pretty Heather, love the strip of acetate on the second card, and its always fun to get the paste and stencils out! A lovely couple of cards πŸ’•

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  122. I love how you incorporated texture paste to create a simple background to bring focus to the mermaids.

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  123. Cute cards Heather, love the specialty papers you cut the seaweed with!

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  124. lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration!!

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  125. Awesome cards Heather...especially love the embossing paste and the acetate stripe.

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  126. I love how you used the embossing paste. The cards are so beautiful. I love the ocean, so I must buy this kit. Thanks for sharing!

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  127. Heather, I love the look of the background you created with that embossing paste! Beautiful card!

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  128. Beautiful card! Love the background texture!

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  129. Love your cards especially the acetate window card, lovely!

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  130. Such pretty cards, love the textured backgrounds you created! And that window card is so lovely!

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  131. Great use of the stencil to add tecture paste to the cards, and clever acetate window card (I liked the vellum one too). Thank you for sharing.

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  132. Your cards are lovely. I am in love with the colors in this kit along with the unique dies.

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  133. I love the simple elegance of these cards! Beautiful!

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  134. Very beautiful cards - this is such an exciting kit !

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  135. Very pretty. Great way to use the stencil.

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  136. Lovely and inspiring! You sealed the deal - I ordered the kit!

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  137. Love the images in this set! Adorable cards!

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  138. Absolutely lovely cards, and love the composition!

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  139. The texture paste is great! So much sparkle- looks wonderful with the seaweed. Beautiful colors

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  140. Fun cards and lovely backgrounds! Great job!

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  141. I love the blue paper! It looks like the ocean, but not the ocean in CT but the ocean in Hawaii or Aruba. I've been to both places before & the ocean there is a beautiful color like your paper. I have a stamp of waves, a fish and a sail boat but I've never had paper that color to use those stamps on. Now I just need a mermaid and that paper. I've never heard of embossing paste before. I love how it looks! I may have to get me some. You did 2 beautiful, colorful cards.

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  142. Gorgeous cards! Love your backgrounds. Great card kit!

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  143. Awesome cards, awesome kit.

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  144. SO MUCH FUN! I love these cards and kit!
    ~God bless~

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  145. Both of your cards are gorgeous. That paste is new to me - so pretty. This Hero Arts kit is amazing!

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  146. Such a fun set of cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  147. Beautiful use of texture and really love the window! Thank you :)

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  148. Your cards are super cute and as I've said on other blogs I WANT THE MAY stamp set!!!!! Love the texture background u did I will haft a try that....

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  149. Wow, those backgrounds really add texture to your cards! The mermaids are fantastic and will be so pretty on projects.

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  150. Lovely cards with this fabulous kit... my favorite so far!

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  151. I love using embossing paste on my cards too!!! Your cards are amazing!!!

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  152. What a great way to use the stencil and the seaweed die is just awesome!

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  153. Love to win! I adore the mermaid stamps and the beautiful papers in the kit ! I can see that panel as an awesome bookmark too!

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  154. i love what you have done with the @HeroArts kit. wonderful cards. TFS. i would love to win also lol.

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  155. I am hoping to get this as my first MMH kit. Because I love the mermaid sea theme

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  156. So many ways to rock it amazing kit! I love everything about it!

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