Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Hero Hostess alumni blog hop !


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring stamps from the new

2016 release and winter catalogue!

You should have arrived here from   Linda's fabulous blog.

 I stumbled upon the Hero Arts Group flickr page back in 2008 and was immediately welcome into this exciting and friendly group. In 2011 I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Hostess by Hero Arts and I really enjoyed being part of the support and inspiration.  Its been amazing to be given the chance to do a reunion Blog Hop and to be part of this amazing group again, (Thank you Hero Arts) and thank you Virginia and Lin for all your hard work and help!!!! Now to the details of this hop!
  
Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes from randomly drawn comments 1 x $25 Hero Arts shopping spree and 1 bonus prize on today's hop and the same for yesterdays hop. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on Oct. 24th and 25th, including each day’s end post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!
 Please comment by Sunday Oct 30 11.59 PT. If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog.


For my cards I have decided to showcase one stamp three ways.  I have used the new K6176 Antique Poinsettia stamp For this first card the Poinsettia stamped onto good quality patterned paper with Distress Inks, I have then lightly blended the image with a little water to spread the ink and create this washed effect.  The sentiment is using the CL983 Holiday Messages and Frames Set, stamped, embossed and fussy cut then layered up with foam tape.




For this CAS design I have used  a masking technique and have used Hero Arts Wet Cement Shadow Ink for a much more subtle card. I have added a die cut sentiment and some sequins.



Lastly a small die cut card using the same mask and stamp technique.



Another of my favorite items from the Holiday release is the DI196 Paper Layering Snowflakes with Frames Set. Gorgeous Snowflakes with lots of dimension.  This card is made from a spellbinders die to get the shape, I then made a background panel with Peacock Distress ink and my favorite technique of the moment, "Waxed paper embossed ".  The snowflakes have been cut in glitter card and I have layered up two of the die cuts to make a more elaborate snowflake.  Next I added a gold embossed sentiment and lots of pearls. Its very sparkly in real life hard to capture in a photo!




As you can see lots of dimension.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today , the next blog on the hop is the very talented Deborah.





139 comments:

Kailash said...

Such lovely array of cards, beautiful work!!

Deborah Nolan said...

I love all the gold and bright blue - pops right off the page!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous and elegant cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

Sally, your cards are simply stunning. There is something about snowflakes that make a card look elegant, a great job!

Elvira Schawel said...

Love the poinsetta without any coloring. Very Elegant

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Sally, just love all the poinsettia cards! So many different looks with the same stamp - well done! And I love the snowflake card too - fab waxed background! So fun hopping with you today, sista!!

Cynthia said...

Enjoying the subtle design of these "washed effect" cards!

Robin Platt said...

What beautiful cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Lin said...

Sally, you really gave us some great ideas for this beautiful poinsettia, and your gorgeous snowflake card with the amazing background is lovely, too! So fun to be together again!

Russell Productions said...

Very nice!

pcm said...

such elegant cards!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome cards and I loved the subtle stamping on them a lot !

Susan Lang said...

Love the snowflake card with the blue, so pretty.

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing this fun blog hop!!

Sharon Wentz said...

Beautiful cards Sally!

Kim Faucher said...

So very elegant. I love the combination of modern techniques and classic stamps

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your shaped cards!

Elaine said...

Perfect cards for Christmas....thank you for your creations!

Suzanne C said...

Sally I love the poinsettia cards and adore your snowflakes. Beautiful cards and happy to be hopping along with you!

Lindar C said...

Just beautiful.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I love snowflakes!!!! Your first card is sooo elegant.

Daria Z. said...

All three poinsettia cards are beautiful - I especially love the second - it is so elegant.

paperpicnic said...

Your have such a pretty and elegant style, Sally! I love each of these beautiful holiday cards so much!

Sherry said...

gorgeous!!! love your cards!!

Lindsay S said...

Love the subtle colors in the poinsettia card!

Chris Handy said...

The tone on tone poinsettia card is stunning

Sherri Clifford said...

Beautiful cards! Love the snowflakes

Virginia Lu said...

Your cards are gorgeous and sophisticated! I love how you used the poinsettia without much coloring.... they are absolutely superb, Sally! So happy to be hopping along with you! Hugs!

Beverly said...

All your cards are just beautiful! I especially like the snowflake card! You showcased that die beautifully

Martha Berry said...

All of these are so pretty! Of course, I had to Google Wax Paper Embossing....very cool. It's definitely worth a try. Thanks for show casing this technique!

cissi said...

Love your cards with the poinseittas!

Sandy McAllister said...

Love the poinsettas in gold. Your cards are lovely

Arlene said...

The poinsettia cards are so elegant. You always make such elegant cards no matter what you make. Thos paper layering snowflakes are so cool looking, I guess because they're snowflakes? LOL.

So glad to be a part of this hop with you.

Melynn said...

I feel so zen after looking at your first three cards-such calm and peaceful colors. And them BLAM! with the bright blue background on the snowflake card. Awesome.

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful cards. tfs

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful to see the poinsettia used in three unique ways and I love the pop of blue on the snowflake card.

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards! I love seeing one stamp used different ways, really helps me to think out of the box!

cghundley said...

Fabulous bunch
of cards, so
pretty.
Carla from Utah

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love that vintage Poinsettia; your cards are gorgeous.
And I love the shaped cards, so pretty!

Satori said...

Love the delicate colours of all your cards, especially the second one!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love the antique poinsettia and your wax embossed background is so pretty! I haven't tried stamping on my good patterned paper, thanks for another way to use those pretty papers I can't resist.

Carol Didier said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I really love the antique poinsettia stamp.

Cathy A said...

Such lovely cards Sally x

Diann Brodnax said...

Love love love your cards! They are all so wonderful and beautiful! :)

Diane said...

Very pretty. I love to see multiple interpretations; it is always inspirational. And that snowflake card is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki said...

Wow! What great cards.

Deedles said...

Pretty cards-especially love the winter wishes one.

Naama said...

Gorgeous cards :) I love the delicate coloring, such a unique design!

Barb said...

Beautiful work, Sally! Love all the different ways you used the poinsettia stamp! And your snowflake card looks gorgeous! It's been such a joy getting back together with you and all the hostesses! Hugs to you! ♥

Z Sullivan said...

Your cards are simply elegant. Your post prompted me to research what CAS means,(I am new to this craft), and I have to say, you are a master of clean and simple. Thank you for the inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your cards - the subtle background colors are just perfect. Thanks for the ideas;)

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome cards. The poinsettia & snowflake cards are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your ideas & techniques.

Renee Thompson said...

I especially love your subtle colors!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

StampinLouie said...

Love love love the poinsettias. Beautiful cards!

BunnyD said...

I love your work! It shows such careful thought went into the planning before you started as most are stamped right onto your background paper. Your cards are all so elegant! The layered snowflake die is stunning against the Peacock blue.

Barbie said...

Love love love the wax paper embossed technique and cannot wait to try it myself!

Judie said...

Stunning cards!!!

Heather Doran said...

Wonderful cards, Sally! I love the way you used the poinsettia in so many different ways to create such fabulous cards! Your sparkling snowflakes are so pretty and look great against the gorgeous background! It has been so much fun hopping with you again:)

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful projects.
I love poinsettias so they always
catch my eye. The card with the
flowers in the corners is great.
the first with the colored flowers
on the muted background is so pretty.
thanks for sharing such colorful
projects.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety and how you colored the stamps.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nandini said...

Each and every card is so beautiful and elegant! I love them all!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing

joy said...

Fabulous ways to use the poinsettia stamp, Sally! Love your cards.

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful poinsettia cards, Sally - especially love the first one!

gabriella said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing such nice designs

LaVon Hall said...

Gorgeous work, Sally! I admire the beautiful photo staging to showcase your fabulous cards!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty variety of poinsettia cards and love those snowflakes.

cm said...

How lovely the various interpretations of the poinsettia; thank you for showcasing its versatility! Your snwoflakes...gorgeous!
~carol

Andrea1702 said...

Lovely cards! I love how you made such different cards with the poinsettia stamp.

bev p said...

Just wonderful. I am still looking for the "perfect" poinsettia stamp and may have just found it. It's lovely in traditional colors, but was surprised at how much I really like the background version. It's subtle, but amazingly beautiful! Thank you.

Cindy C. said...

These are so very pretty, love how you used the poinsettia stamp!

Nancy K said...

Oh wow, Sally your cards are gorgeous! I love that you showed us so many wonderful ways to use that beautiful poinsettia stamp! I'm so happy to be hopping with the hosti again!

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely cards with us Sally. They are simply wonderful.

mtscrapgal said...

Any card with poinsettias has my vote. I love them.Had not seen the paperlayring snow flakes yet. Thanks for showcasing them for us.

Roz M. said...

Thank you for showcasing the versatility of the new poinsettia stamp: your cards are truly lovely!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Sally! If anyone could rock that poinsettia, I knew it would be you! It's been a fun reunion, and hopping with you, too!

Judy Tuck said...

Beautiful cards Sally. Thanks for sharing with us!

Tammy J said...

I like your cards and I ordered that same poinsettia stamp yesterday. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous poinsettias and snowflakes! Beautiful cards!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wonderful poinsettia cards, Sally! I especially love the monochromatic one with the leaves on the corners of the card and the last snowflake card is exquisite. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Sally! Love how your designs are so supple, soft, and delicate! So perfect for the holidays!! I really need that poinsettia stamp now! So much fun hopping with you!

Carissa said...

hmm.. very traditional based look to these.

Crafty Little Peach said...

These are lovely! Especially that gorgeous snowflake card!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous cards Sally! Love all the beautiful details. It's been such fun hopping with you again!

Linda Peabody said...

Without a doubt, the snowflake card is my favorite.

Janet D. said...

WOW, love your cards. Fantastic!

Shelly said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are all so pretty!!!

Christy Q said...

Elegant cards!! I love the textured snowflake card especially - so pretty!!!

Kelly Harms said...

Love these elegant cards. Really really pretty!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Katy said...

I loved how subtle your cards are! They really did such a great job of expressing the holiday sentiment without being over the top!

stampwithsandy said...

Goegeous cards, all of them! I especially love the poisettias, one of my favorite holiday images.

Kelly Booth said...

Just Gorgeous Sally...just love your style! xoxoxo

Hannah Means said...

Lovely cards! Love what you can do with the poinsettia stamp!

Denise L-V said...

Pretty cards . love the layering.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

That poinsettia stamp is just gorgeous!

cindybearj said...

I love your cards. You used my 2 favorite winter and Christmas things, snowflakes and poinsettias.

Barbara said...

Lovely cards....just beautiful and so elegant. Hero Arts knew what they were doing to choose such talented hostesses and it's great to see you together again.

Barb Oliver said...

Stunning cards, Sally! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely cards!

BeverlyBL said...

This poinsettia is such a pretty stamp. Thanks for showing it several different ways. All beautiful. I especially love it on the patterned paper. Love the layered snowflakes, too. A person can never have enough snowflakes. After all, no two snowflakes are alike :D

Cyndee said...

I LOVE all three poinsettia cards that you did. The variety of layouts and coloring is very interesting.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love how you've used the poinsettia in different ways!! Love those snowflakes!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great job using these fabulous stamps.

Nicolette said...

Your cards are really beautiful. I love the idea of using a non traditional shape as the card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Linda Whitaker said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely cards with us today. Uptown.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Gorgeous collection of Christmas joy!

Leanne said...

Beautiful card!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely poinsettia cards.

Louanne said...

Your cards have a wonderful, vintage feel - absolutely heartwarming.

Maureen Chandler said...

Wonderful cards - love the layers and all your special touches! Thanks so much for sharing!

CathyL said...

Love your variety of ways to use the poinsettia stamp!

Egret said...

Your cards are really special. Love the backgrounds!

Linda M said...

Very pretty! I love the different ways you used the poinsettia!

Jean Bullock said...

Love subdued colors you used in your stamping and that snowflake card is wonderful. Well done.

Ann K said...

Love your poinsettia designs - gorgeous winter holiday cards.

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous cards, Sally! Jo x

Sheila H said...

Love your classic and elegant cards!

sammi said...

Great cards with a nice vintage feel. The shaped ones are especially nice!

Helen Gullett said...

They all are gorgeous! WOW!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the poinsettia and the snowflakes are so delicate and beautiful! Great inspirational cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving all those poinsettia cards, love how soft and subtle they are.

Karen L K said...

Really nice cards! That first one has such a nice softer look. Your very dimensional snowflakes looks great!

Dawn Turley said...

This is one of my favourite Poinsettias and just love what you've done Sally. All your cards are just lovely

Jean said...

Such elegant and beautiful cards!

Marina said...

Gorgeous cards, thank you for sharing them!

Char K said...

love the tone on tone look!

Karen B. said...

All of your holiday cards are gorgeous, I love the backgrounds.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the different ways you used the floral image!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Sally, your cards are so elegant and sophisticated! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Cheryl Bates said...

Sally,
You made some beautiful cards. The subtle but distinct poinsettia card made using the Spellbinders die is stunning. The snowflake cards are my favorite. The background is perfect.
Thank you for sharing your cards.
Cheryl

Alaska .Kris said...

Stunning!

Betty J said...

Lovely cards!

Jeanne-Marie said...

I love how the snowflakes pop out and look 3D. Beautiful cards!

Kate B said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love your snowflake one!

Barbara Baxter said...

Sally, nothing like poinsettias say Christmas to me! Your cards are lovely, but I especially like the third one. The shape of the card, the twine around it, the soft color and the decorative sentiment banner make this a winner to me. Thanks for sharing.