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.