Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hero Hostess Blog Hop Continued!

Hello! Welcome to day two of the Hero Arts catalog blog hop, featuring the hostesses, using new 2011 stamps! Yesterday, five of my fellow hostesses shared their amazing talent! Didn't you love it?! My blog is the first stop of the day today, so if you missed yesterday's blogs, you can click here to be taken to the Hero Arts blog post from yesterday and start fresh. If you find a broken link, anywhere along the way, you can always go back to the Hero Arts blog for the master list, and please email tami@heroarts.com to provide the bad link, so we can fix it. Remember to leave comments at each blog along the way, for more chances to win a variety of the new 2011 stamps!

I love the stamps I received from Hero Arts to use on my cards! I had so much fun playing, mixing them together and using them with other Hero stamps too! The cards I'm featuring today will hopefully show you just how versatile these stamps can be. Whether your style is elegant or artsy, vintage or cute, you will love these new stamps! Now let's get started!


On this first card I used a beautiful flower from the clear set called, Blossom Art (CL495.) It's a set with 5 different flowers in various sizes and they are all so pretty! The leaf seen here is also included in the set. The sentiment is from another clear set called, With Sympathy (CL476.) I used Copic markers to color in the image but any markers would do. I also added some Glossy Accents to the colored dots in the center of the flower. It's a fun way to add shine and dimension!




Four different stamps were used on this next card. The background is stamped with the new wood block called, Diagonal Dictionary Type (S5497.) This design block stamp perfectly covers the entire card for a wonderful background! The leaves are a cling stamp, called, Leaf Cluster (CG288.) The flower is cut out from a larger, layered stamp called, Hand Drawn Flower (CG285.) The sentiment is from one of my favorite new clear sets called Thank You For Being My Friend (CL487.) It's chalked full of perfect sentiments for all your friends! The Leaf Cluster was stamped using Peeled Paint distress ink, then I spritzed it with water before stamping. The flower was colored with Copic markers, then covered with Frosted Lace Stickles. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum for a fun and different look.




I love this flower! It's a wood stamp called Ruffled Flower (S5482.) I stamped it onto a piece of cardstock, colored it using Copic markers, then cut it into square pieces. I adhered each square onto a light green panel, leaving a bit of space between each one. It's a fun way to add a neat effect to your cards. Light green Hero Hues Pearls were added to the center of the flower and the sentiment is from an older Sparkle Clear set called, Bunches of Thanks.


And don't forget, you can stamp on the inside of your cards as well. This sentiment is from the With Sympathy set. I love the beautiful font!



Hero Arts has created another pretty, new stamp called Ivy Wreath (S5490.) I used a variety of bright chalk inks for this card. I clear embossed the wreath and added a few embossed butterflies from a clear stamp set called, Big Hugs (CL456.) The sentiment is from a Sparkle Clear set called, Happy Day (CL169.) I love making circle cards and I die cut this shape using a Cuttlebug die cutting machine. The orange bow was added to the sheer yellow ribbon to finish off the wreath.



My final card today shows two more flowers from the Blossom Art clear set. Such fabulous images in this set! After stamping and white embossing them, I colored them with vibrant, Copic markers, cut them out and placed them in a group on the card. I then added Glossy Accents to each flower center. The card base was stamped with the Diagonal Dictionary Type, using Hero Arts Soft Purple Shadow Ink. I added a fun twist this time by cutting a portion off the side edge of the card before stamping and embossing the background. This is another wonderful sentiment from the Thank You For Being My Friend set.



Thanks for hopping in! I hope you're having fun because you DO NOT want to miss what our next hostess has in store for you! She is one of my favorite stampers and I know you'll agree. . . . she's amazing! Hop on over to Jill Foster's blog for more inspiration! Happy hopping! :)

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Joy said...

I love what you have created my friend, totally gorgeous, loving all the colours and so many wonderful creations, you have done an awesome job, hugs!

Sarah said...

Such pretty cards, Barb!

judy said...

Such cheery cards, Barb!

Kimba's Kreations said...

Barb..
Your cards are so AWESOME!!! You did a great job! Thanks so much!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just love those blossom art stamps. You are inspiring

judkajudi said...

Fantastic use of those flower stamps! A breath of spring in the midst of winter!!

sheila said...

all of your cards are beautiful! I especially love your first one....love the glossy accents and the unexpected color scheme.

~amy~ said...

Such pretty cards with blooms!

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards, barb! my favorite is the first one!

Dwita said...

Oh Barb, you put flowers on each of your creations. That inspires me more as I asked myself to use more and more flowers.. Great beautiful cards, Barb..

Nancy said...

Awesome post, Barb! Your cards are a beautiful reminder that Spring is just around the corner...each flowery creation is gorgeous. I love the colors especially the bold blue and purple on the last card. Well done my friend!
bless you...

joy said...

Such a plethora of flowery cards, Barb! Just love how you have incorporated them in all your creations. Very pretty.

Kelly Booth said...

SOOOOOO Pretty Barb...Love these cards you made!!! Hugs....

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful creations, Barb! Love them all especially the blossom art!

Marilyn said...

Love your cards and the glitz. Great ideas for shapes and techniques.

Shelley said...

Great work Barb!!! as always!

gberry14 said...

Barb - you make flowers so special and alive! These cards are so beautiful and I loved them all! Hard to pick a favorite.L. Berry

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hello Barb,

Your cards are wonderful. Thank you for showing so many different cards, they are very inspirational.

Clare x

Robin K. said...

Such beautiful cards Barb! I particularly love the last two! The colors of the ivy wreath card are so happy and the design of the last one is wonderful! Hugs! Robin :)

Sharon D from Canada said...

WOW - SO many beautiful cards, Barb!!! You really rocked the new stamps - especially the Blossom Art set! Your flowers are so very pretty! I really love the gorgeous colour and cool design on your last card, but they are all lovely!
What a terrific way to kick off day #2 of the hop!
Sharon D from Canada

DebStampsLife said...

Well done Barb! so many wonderful ideas and colors...loved your glossy accent flower center in your blue card!

Linda aka Oz said...

Excellent show of cards Barb and I love how you described everything out. Oz

Kryssi said...

these are all so pretty, barb. :)

Cathy said...

Hi Barb.
your cards are so wonderful! and u are using my favourite stamps of 2011.. and the way u create with those flowers are amazing. thanks for sharing..

x
cathy

Janet L. said...

Pretty, pretty cards! I'm really liking these new Hero stamps!

gaijinjoy said...

Thanks much for the good descriptions of your approach to each card. Admirable work!

Isha said...

Lovely cards on your Blog, which looks like spring is here tho when I look out its grey and rain. Thanks for cheering me up.

Ujjwal said...

Love the simple sweet cards!!

Lilsis said...

Love all the flower stamps. Your examples are beautiful!

Angela said...

I am just going to have to get me some copic markers! You do such beautiful work!

Deb said...

I love the circle card - so FUN! I also liked the effect of cutting off a portion of the front of the last card - too cool!

naneruth said...

Very lovely cards and I loved seeing the inside on the one!

Debbie said...

wonderful cards and post. I love the colors on the first card and how you colored the flower. love the sentiment stamped on vellum. the bright beautiful colors of your butterflies on the wreath card and those wonderful vivid flowers on the last card. they are all great!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

such a beautiful garden of cards you're growing.

Kelly Sas said...

So many wonderful card creations Barb! I especially like what you created with the Diagonal Dictionary Type and Blossom Art stamps.

Imapaperlover said...

these are great!

{VICKI} said...

Great cards
TFS

Brenda said...

What a great flowery blog today Barb! And I loved them all especially your grid card and the circle card with the beautiful bright colours! That Dictionary Background stamp is awesome! Love what you did! I needed this happiness today in this cold grey weather!

Michelle said...

What fun cards! I especially love the first card. Thank you for creating and inspiring.

jill said...

Beautiful cards....I love the flowers!!

Maureen Morton said...

So beautiful - you did such wonderful things with this set. So much lovely variety! You rock, girlfriend. Thanks!

stlbarb said...

WOW! One gorgeous card after another. Thanks for the inspiration.

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS...You have started off my day with some serious eye candy! LOVE the cards showcased here! You defiinitely rock with these new stamps!! My favorite is the 2nd one!! Stunning!! PS: deleted my previous one due to typo

Debra said...

Beautiful Cards! I love love love them all but the first one with just two colors really stands out for me. I will have to get some of those flower stamps! Happy stamping!

Karina Beck said...

Gorgeous cards all of them. Beautiful details.

Emily Leiphart said...

Barb, these are amazing! I love all the different styles. I love the aqua colours and glossy accents on the first card, the acetate sentiment on the second, the window effect on the third and beautiful layering of the background on the fourth!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very nice cards! Love the way you used the flower stamps! Pretty colors and original ideas!
Hugs, Wendy

alexandra s.m. said...

Great cards and I love the work on texture on each of them!
TFS!!

margaretart said...

what a wonderful, varied group of cards you have made for the blog. Each just lovely!

David & Sarah said...

Great work! I like all the flowers, colors and embossing work. TFS!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Oh - great cards, Barb! TFS =)

diana said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win more new stamps from my favourite stamp company.

Cheryl J said...

Hi Barb - Thanks for the wonderful inspiration this morning!! I am such a sucker for flower stamps. They are my absolute favorite to stamp with. Your cards are just so beautiful!! I love the cheery colors that you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl

Scrapycandy said...

Terrific job! Thanks for all your hard work!

Irene said...

Spectacular! I love the variety that you used in your card designs!!! You show off the great HA stamps extremely well. Thanks for sharing your talents!!

Connie said...

Wonderful work, love the flowers I can almost smell how pretty they are....:)
Makes me so ready for spring. TFS

SherylH said...

Gorgeous cards using some of the stamps already on my wishlist! I like the way you cut the Ruffled Flower into squares -- a great idea on using a large bold image.

Louise said...

Great cards, I love flowers, thanks for sharing

Mernin said...

Love the cards!!

pcm said...

what great diversity of style. LOVE that mosaic card!

Heather Maria said...

Wow Barb, you've been very busy! These are all absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful start to the hop:)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb, all of your cards are so pretty! I love all the special details you've added...the pearls, glossy accents, stickles, etc. Beautiful cards! I'm lovin this HA blog hop!

Renée Storch said...

Amazing job on all of your cards! I really love the first card and the colors you used.

Princess said...

I, too, love these Hero Arts flowers! Love all the extra touches on them! Way fun.

Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely lovely cards some great ideas here. Thank you. Take Care

Suzana said...

You are so talented! Beautiful cards!

Cathy A said...

Barb, such gorgeous flowery goodness...I think I am going to have to invest in some of the new flower stamps now I have seen these, truely inspirational.

brenda said...

These cards are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!!

Bubbles said...

Great cards!! I love the flowers and you have given me so many wonderful ideas because my stamping collection is dominated by flowers!! Thanks for your inspiration!

Shanna said...

Amazing cards Barb! I'm so glad I hopped by! hee hee!

Tanya said...

Barb, all of your cards are wonderful! Love seeing all these with the new stamps!

Julie M said...

Oh, beautiful cards, Barb - I love the bright spring fresh colours you used.

Julie

Wentzels said...

beautiful cards

Arlene said...

Wonderful cards! Don't count me in the draw because I'm one of the Appronettes with cards tomorrow!

I just have to tell you how beautiful the cards are. I love what you did with the Hand Drawn Flower, using only the first layer. I'm featuring that stamp tomorrow too. The Leaf Cluster is calling my name. Love the different techniques and designs. I can't pinpoint a favorite because they all are. Hugs

Christiana said...

These cards are so sweet and pretty! Great use of some really great stamps!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, love all the stuning new flower stamps.

Jacqueline said...

You have been so busy Barb - I love the big flowers, they look so stylish on your cards!

Pam W Merwin said...

I have the blossom flower and I love you colored it with stripes. The color is gorgeous! The glossy accents are the perfect touch. AND the ruffled flower looks like it is behind a window - I LOVE that!

Barbara said...

These are all just amazing!!! I especially love what you did with the blossom art set and the leaf cluster set. I think I need those two sets! Your color choices were great aw well!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are all so beautiful.

Bambi Pro said...

Love the cards Barb...Thanks for inspiring.

kath said...

love what you've created with all these gorgeous Hero Arts...thanks for sharing your inspiration...hugs kath xxx

Deirdre said...

Barb, adore what you created with the new HA stamps - so stunning.

DominoDebi said...

Barb, So glad to see some bright and cheerful images on this gray and freezing day! These are all so beautifully simple and lovely....

Kathy Eddy said...

Very pretty cards. Lovin' that blossoms.

marking said...

Lovely cards. Great effects with the glossy accents

Krissy said...

beautiful cards! I can't pick a favorite - they're all great!

Lisa Carroll said...

Wow, Barb... what GORGEOUS creations! You've been quite the busy little stamper! :) I am such a flower girl, so I love all of them, but the pink and green 'mosaic'-style card is VERY cool! Great job showcasing Hero's stamps... just lovely! XO

Denise said...

Great cards! I love all the fresh colors!
DeniseB

Cindy said...

The cards are lovely especially the Blossom Art clear set flowers!

Tracy said...

Bright and cheery cards - very nice!

v said...

What an awesome job you did on all these cards! I really liked how well you described the products and the process along the way! It was great fun! Love the diagonal dictionary stamp...well truth be told I love the Hero Art Stamps!!! ~Vanessa W

Stamp In Style (Suze) said...

Beautiful Inspiring Cards Barb!
Hugs
Suze x

Lynn said...

I love cards with flowers on, so these were a real treat, thank you :)

Lin said...

Oh how yummy! Beautifully done, Barb - my fave is the pink and green :) mosaic Ruffled Flower!

Linda said...

these are such beautiful cards. I love your choice of colors!

Sue D said...

Great cards! I think I have some new favorite stamps now.

Pam S. said...

Lovely cards! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Eve said...

wow, you made lots of very nice cards!! I luv two-color cards. They look Elegant! :-)

Nathalie said...

I love what you do inside your cards! It is really inspiring me to do a bit more.

Dotty Jo said...

Such cheery, happy cards Barb! Jo x

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Barb what a line up of beautiful inspirations! Love them all, especially the first card. Stunning!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,
Wow!! Wow!! These cards are truly amazing and I love them all.

Ruby Taylor said...

Awesome cards!!! I especially love the work you did on the wreath card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Louise said...

so many beautiful cards Barbara! You've been busy! Love all the flowers!

Yali said...

u have very interesting and unique ways of designing ur cards. i like how they all look different and non-traditional, as in using different angles and layouts. very cool.

Little T said...

Beautiful cards. The flower stamps are gorgeous.

jaemom said...

Wow, Barb! So many lovely cards! Love how you used the stamps; cutting out the hand drawn flower and using stickles... vibrant chalk inks... glossy accents on the blossom art... square paneling the ruffled flower... wonderful!

SannaS said...

Gorgeous cards!! Beautiful colors!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Allison Cope said...

Wow! Create work Barb! All of your cards are beautiful!

Janice said...

Love your first card, looks like you have used a die cut to shape it, maybe a spellbinder. Love how its just one colour, with various shading and even catching the edges. Very elegant

Elaine said...

Love your style of cards - very simple but striking!

Karen said...

All the cards are lovely i have gained much inspiration thanks

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration! ;)

Susanne said...

You created such colourful and really beautiful cards, wow! Thanks for the fun!
Susanne

irockpaperandscissors said...

I'm so in love with those embossed flowers! Got to try that myself!

Anette H said...

So many cards, Barb! And so beautiful! Love 'em all!

Daria Z. said...

Barb, these are all so lovely. You have a little bit of everything here to inspire us.

Nancy L. said...

very pretty! love the shape card you did!

Holly said...

I really like the flower cut into the 9 pieces!

thank you
Holly

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! Wonderful eye candy!

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Barb!!! I love them all!!

Christie said...

Oops went to far down and left my comment on the wrong day. I will have to repeat that I love all the flowers but my favorite is that tourguoise and white. Never thought to color it that way, and I love the effect.

Christie

Catie said...

I am just new to copic markers and i LOVE what you have done with them.

Jen W. said...

These are all gorgeous! I love the turquoise and white combo of the first, the glitteriness of the 2nd, the mosaic on the third, the rainbow colours of the 4th and the cut out of the 5th. :)

Sheryl said...

All of the cards were really beautiful!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

I am really liking that ivy wreath stamp! they are all wonderful! tfs
Barbara

Becs Attwood said...

You have been busy - so many beautiful colorful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

Wow, so many colourful and inspirational projects Barb!

DeAnna said...

Wow, great projects! Your color combos are amazing ;D

Tinne said...

Soooo much inspiration!!
Every one on your cards looks amazing!

Mabel said...

Colorful cards!!!! spring it's coming!!

Diana said...

Beautiful cards, I especially like the pink card with the little sentiment inside.

Karin said...

Your cards are really beautiful. Love the colours from het first card and the 'happy colours' from the card with the Ivy Wreath.

Mendi said...

I love your creative coloring with the blossom art set. The flower looks so cool verigated and I love the unique aqua color scheme! :)

Carol's Place said...

Those are beautiful cards, I love them all your colors a great too, Awesome!! I am a new follower for sure!

Michelle said...

Wow! So many wonderful projects! I loved seeing the different ways you used all the stamps. Got my mojo jump started! Thanks!

Maya said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for inspiration!

OmWPkLEPyO11oH6CwyOqaAtGXMTHdZfPJA-- said...

Job well done, and so many cards!

Rachel said...

Beautiful cards, as always! I love your work and today is no exception!

Hannah. F said...

These are amazing Barb, thanks for sharing!

OmWPkLEPyO11oH6CwyOqaAtGXMTHdZfPJA-- said...

So many beautiful cards Barb !

Karen said...

Oh Barb, these are ALL beautiful. I love the center of that first flower, it looks like shiney pebbles. Not sure which one would be my favorite. They are all wonderful! Thanks for all the isnpiration you give.

Angela said...

Love the colors combos, I keep seeing stamps that I was not going to get now I'm going to have to get them....lol now im HOP HOP HOPING AWAY
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!

mtscrapgal said...

Such gorgeous cards and so many of them. You really know how to use lots of HA stamps with lots of style and versatility. Thanks

Kat said...

Your cards are amazing. I love them all!

Kat x

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the bright colors!! THANKS for ALL of the inspiration you went all out and I appreciate that!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Ger said...

Gorgeous cards, love the added shine! Ger x.

KMK said...

Beautiful! My favorite is the Ruffled Flower card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Victoria said...

Oh how you love your flowers and how much do I!!!! Amazing cards thanks for sharing. Love the dictionary diagonal stamp. I can see I'm gonna have to get that one for making MY flowers!!!! Great work!! Love it

laury55 said...

thanks for sharing your cards...they look fantastic

Patricia said...

So beautiful and happy cards I love it =P

Hannah said...

Amazing creations, Barb! I loved the flowers so much - also love your diagonal sentiment - very out of the box!

JoanL said...

Gorgeous flowers! Spring is just around the corner. Must have that diagonal dictionary stamp.

Cassi said...

i love your use of white in your cards, excellent job!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Your flowers are beautiful and so are your cards.

Thalia said...

Such beautiful cards, and so many great ideas! Thanks for the explanations, very helpful.

Amy Smidebush said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love your color sense, layouts, and finishing accents!

Hella said...

They're all so beautiful. Love those colorfull cards.

Peggy said...

Lovely cards. God bless.
Peggy Allen

Clare said...

Amazing, gorgeous cards! I love all the colors! Thanks so much for sharing, Barb! :)

Melody said...

Love your style and your blog

Marla said...

Love these floral beauties, especially the circular card!

Victoria said...

great job! Love all the cards.

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards. I love your color combinations.

Hilde Stafseth said...

Wow, you've really been busy! So many cards and so much inspiration! Love the vibrant colours!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, love them!! :) :) :) :)

AnitaRex said...

Wow Barb look at all the cards you shared today! All of them lovely! I enjoyed reading how you made each one but the first is my favorite!

Suzanne C said...

Barb... Lovely lovely lovely! All your cards are beautiful! Love the beautiful garden you have grown for us today! The colors are gorgeous on your flowers! Always a pleasure and inspiration to stop over!

louann said...

Love that ruffle flower stamp, beautiful cards.

Mari said...

Such bright happy colors! Very welcome today, with snow on the ground and freezing temps here! And I love the last card - the way you trimmed the front and let the flowers hang over is perfect.

mtkfarmer said...

I love your bright and cheery cards!! Thanks for sharing!

pinkkarin said...

Beautiful cards!

Gosia said...

Beautiful cards :)

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful way to start the blog hop...your cards are beautiful...all so different from the next...thanks for sharing your love and talent :) Hugs
(Jenifer Ann)

Yvonne said...

Great cards all!

paperandnature said...

Beautiful cards!Love all the happy colors!

Cheri Lile said...

Just love the diagonal dictionary stamp.

GirlGeek said...

I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

smahrty said...

These cards are all so beautiful! Love the use of color too. so eye catching.

Kim said...

I think the colour combinations are awesome!

Nancy said...

Wow Barb, you have some lovely cards today! I especially love the first one. You use Copics in amazing ways, and the glossy accent is perfect!

Anna said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the circle card with the wreath and butterflies.

Anna

Francine said...

Lovely cards! Specialy the first one, so peaceful.

funkycrafter said...

great cards, i especially like the last 2.

Tracey said...

Oh Barb!! What lovely cards you have created!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration for the Blossom Art set!!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the "Happy Day" card - bright and fresh. Something needed during the gray days of Winter

ivy said...

beautiful cards barb!

MDHART said...

Great cards - thanks for sharing!! Love the new products.

Noora said...

Beautiful cards Barb! the first card is my fav!

Meghan said...

Every card was so amazing but I loved the circle scallop card. I'm a sucker for round cards!

Libby Hickson said...

Such gorgeous cards Barb!!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, your cards are FABULOUS! I definitely have to get my hands on that Blossom Art clear set. Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us!

diva said...

Enjoying your flower cards, definitely getting great ideas, spending lots of money thanks for sharing your great talent

chensley3 said...

Beautiful cards - wonderful inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow -you really went all out - great cards~

Lindsey said...

Love the cards!! Such vibrant colors!

Petra said...

Was für wunderschöne Werke.

Faith said...

I'm longing for spring flowers now in all this snow. Lovely work!

Kristina said...

Such beautiful cards. I love the wreath and the 9-square flower. They give me great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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