May 11, 2016

Hero Arts Summer 2016 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the Hero Arts summer blog hop, celebrating the availability of the products in the Hero Arts 2016 Summer catalog in the Hero Arts online store! You should have come from the so very creative Jenn Shurkus' blog.

Made two cards with the fantastic Color Layering Seahorse stamp set and, for the first card, the Color Layering Seahorse Frame Cut dies. Although very different, both cards were inspired by my wonderful niece's upcoming wedding in San Diego. I can't wait to to be part of this wonderful day and to spend time by the ocean. Sigh.

The first card, with its clean, bright color scheme, reminds me of the sun and the water.  And, really, it didn't take long to make!  Drew the stripes with a Hero Arts Yellow Dauber (no longer available) and a stencil. Stamped the starfish with Hero Arts Indigo and Summer Sky bold inks.  


The second card was an experiment. I wanted to see whether I could layer black ink over gold and whether black and gold sea creatures and shells would work. Layering Versafine Onyx over Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic worked, and I think the result is interesting (in a good way). The sentiment is stamped in Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The gold paper is from a deconstructed gold envelope. Just love this sentiment!


Keeping the chat short because there is a lot of eye candy to see in this blog hop.

The next person on the hop is one of my favorite people in the stamping industry -- Julie Ebersole.

And now the giveaways!

Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

Here's a list of the seriously talented stampers on this hop (I snuck in again!).

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee  (me)
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

MOOD WHEN DONE = Anxious to see what everyone else made!  Oooh, checked them out and these ladies have some serious talent. Oh, and good luck on the giveaways!

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laura D said...

LOVE THIS !!!!!!

donna mikasa said...

Your cards scream SUMMER! Love them!

Fiona Dickinson said...

Wow, that first card is just wow!

Marianne said...

Love these! I'm ready for summer!

merryf said...

oh Joan, these are lovely! I love the idea of black over gold -- must try that myself!

~amy~ said...

nautical...love nautical.

Barbara Green said...

Like the nautical theme.

L. Webb said...

Experiment gone RIGHT- I love it! I think these colors are so beautiful together and gold and sea goes well to me... reminds me sunkin pirate ships! Hero Art's release is great- thanks for sharing!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful job! thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love the bright colors on the first card!

sunnee63 said...

great effect you got on the gold card!!

Cindy C. said...

Super fun cards!!

Cece H said...

I love the new release. Your cards are awesome.

Jen W said...

Both are gorgeous!!

brunzybruce said...

So glad you used this stamp set... It's my favorite from the release. Nice work!

Lisaerica said...

Joan, fantastic cards! I love the color combos, the gold is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Great release can't wait to check it the catalog out.

Karen D said...

love the new release and the cards you made with them are great. I love the color combos and the simplicity of the first card, just beautiful!

Tricia Kennedy said...

Love the simplicity!

Jackie Parkins said...

Your cards are lovely. They make me want to jump in the car and drive to the beach. If only!

Ann K said...

Love it - love it. Well done!

Katy said...

Gorgeous!

C.D. Blair said...

great style

joy said...

Black and gold are great combination! Love this card, Joan.

Christine Canfield said...

these cards are getting me super excited for my trip to florida next month!

Elaine said...

Feels like I wish I was at the beach.

Susie Sonnier said...

Such a cute idea. Great use of these stamps

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Cute cards and designs.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I love the color layering seahorse set.

Egret said...

The black and gold stamping is really interesting. Wouldn't have thought it would work...

Beth H. said...

Great cards!

Trina P. said...

Fun summery set.

Karen B. said...

Oh now these cards are a ton of fun!

Melissa H. said...

i LOVE your cards!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Wow! I love both of these. The black on gold is gorgeous. I will definitely give that a try! Thanks!

Lori said...

Oh wow, beautiful cards!

Isabel Z said...

Love all of the detail.

Mary Marin said...

Beautiful creations!

Traci said...

I really love the different uses of the colors on your cards - gorgeous!!

Cio said...

So cool!

Geri Stuart said...

Very interesting!

g said...

these are gorgeous! thank you for the chance to win!!

Janet Lech-Picado said...

Great way to extend these color layering techniques to gold and black!

Egghead Creations said...

Oh My...the black and gold beach "experiment" card was a success!It is so elegant and perfect for a beach wedding greeting card.

Starla said...

Ooooo!! I like both cards!! Completely different looks, but that's what you want in a stamp set, versatility!!

Lindar said...

Love sea horses and shells!

Sue R said...

I love the bright stripes.

Kathy White said...

Love your beach theme cards!

Stacy said...

Love be the seahorse card

Joela Pascoe said...

That is a neat technique with the black and gold

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Cute cards. Love the sea theme.

eliza said...

I love the black and gold! Experiment successful!

Sarah M said...

Really cute stamps and cards! I love the yellow stripes and blue starfish.

Anouk said...

beautiful card, love the black and gold

Sue D said...

Both pretty cards; love the results of your experimentation on the 'oceans of joy' card. The layout, colors, etc. are all beautiful! I'm sure even more stunning in real life.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like both the CAS with style starfish and the beach stamping card. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nancy said...

Love the technique on the oceans of joy card.

Jana Bolster said...

Great cards.

bev p said...

The black and gold definitely works! The result is elegant and beautiful. I have not found a gold ink I like yet, but will try the Delicata. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Joan these are so beautiful. Love the gold and black sea creatures. It did in fact work great. Anne S.

Donna Baker said...

The gold and black combination is stunning!

Angelique Vela said...

These cards turned out awesome!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Love both cards!

scrapBugz said...

Love both of your lovely cards.

Mandy B

Sandi Wells said...

Gorgeous cards!
Love the yellow stripes & blue starfish!
The gold & black technique on the sea creatures is stunning!

Donnadoll said...

Great cards. The gold and black looks so good

Annette Siverson said...

TFS, ANNETTE

Diane Stricker said...

The simplicity of you first card is brilliant.

Lisa Beck said...

OH My Gosh, I Love them!

Nina B said...

This is a really cool card! Makes me want to go to the beach. :)

Sue said...

Simple, bright, and exudes summer! Lovin it!

Ashley Wells said...

The first one is gorgeous! Love the fun yellow, summery stripes!
Anything nautical themed is my crafting weakness!

Andrea1702 said...

What a bright and cheerful card!

Julie Wexler said...

These cards are very different, but both beautiful! Great inspiration to see how one set can be used w/ such fabulously different results! The second card reminds me how a little paper cutting can also add interest! Thank you!

Kathy H said...

All of these sea life stamps are must haves! I love the starfish card!

Katie Palmer said...

What a great set of cards! I am partial to the color yellow, it screams summer! Beautifully done!

Barbara said...

Both cards are just the best. Bring on summer! :)

Donna Hendrick said...

beautiful cards!

Eva Bussom said...

okay... you totally nailed it, I love the shells and starfish!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Love to learn from your experiments!

Donna Phelan said...

FABULOUS! I {heart} all things sea/beachy. These are great!

Betty Keefe said...

the stripey background is fantastic for your starfish!

Donna said...

Summer is here

Skrater said...

This is my favorite stamp set!

Psychomak said...

Clean,Clear, Crisp and makes me ready for the beach.

Rose said...

NEAT CARDS.

Alice H said...

I'm ready to go to the seashore now! Wonderful cards!

Cathey said...

Different take on the cards, good job

Kim Daniel said...

Love the beach summer vibe!

Laurie said...

Ocean themed cards are amazing!

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun cards! Thanks for sharing them.

Annie K said...

Beauties! Congratulations on the successful experiment ~ the gold and black is so refined... Stunning for a seaside wedding or an anniversary for ocean lovers!
The striped card reminds me of the old-time changing tents that used to dot the beaches. Fun and sunny!

Leslie said...

Love the layering!

Sande said...

Love your cards. Very clean and simple.

Susangail Powell said...

You, me and the sea - LOVE that sentiment!! The cards looks great!

Laurie V said...

Both cards are pretty but the bright and striped one is my fav!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

LOve the shells!

SouthernMrs said...

Great cards!

Michele Henderson said...

Easy Breezy and beautiful! LOVE it!
Take Care!
Michele

Martha Harris said...

This is a great summer stamp set. Love your cards.

Guldara Kirwan said...

Baeutiful cards! So sunny and bright!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice cards. I like the bright yellow on them.

Angie Williams said...

Love the cards! The yellow one is my favorite one.

Diane N said...

Cool experiment! Love the look.

Kim Faucher said...

Great new release! Love seeing everyone's takes!

Dana Joy said...

Wow wow wow. Great cards and designs.

Jan Barrie said...

Very Pretty cards. Makes me HOPE that someday soon it will BE summer.

Diana Jepsen said...

So amazing. Thank you for sharing

CathyL said...

Nice use of the layering stamps!

TenSGal said...

Very pretty cards! Love the designs!

Katie Bolinger said...

very summery they really put you in a nautical mood

Sally Ann Bird said...

So cool you used a deconstructed gold envelope! Very stunning cards!

Alma Hughes said...

I love the striped card, so cute!

Linda said...

Great nautical cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda said...

Great nautical cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Paula Fuller said...

Both cards are great. I am enjoying the wonderful artwork along this blog hop.

Jennifer Bishop said...

The gold and black definitely work. Great sentiment.

Jeanne H said...

Your sea-scape is wonderful. Love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love these!!!!!

judy said...

I love both cards, Joan and the black and gold are great together!

Gloria P said...

Seriously cute cards! Very inspiring.

Bunny said...

Very cute. I really like the one with the seahorses. Definitely looks like the beach.

Mom and wife ( Mona spark) said...

Very cute and simple.

Terribly Great said...

A wedding in San Diego! How fun!! Love your cards. Thanks for experimenting and sharing!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

I like the bright colors of the first card. The black and gold ink is a very unique look. I'd say your experiment worked!

Gail said...

Love the clean look of your cards

bbunch said...

Love both cards & the sea critters.

Kathy Thisted said...

love your cards especially the experiment. I call it a sucess!

Janelle said...

Your cards are always interesting....in a good way! These are both striking and inventive. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Both your cards are gorgeous.

Debbie Selby said...

Very nice cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

I like your cards, especially the yellow striped one.

Erin Monahan said...

Love love love. Thanks for the giveaway!

Macimbalo said...

Great summer cards!

nola said...

I really like the black and gold.

My Kraft Kloset said...

Love the new stamps and I love to see them used in different ways. Great ideas!

claudia said...

Summer is here, LOVE it!!

Deb Kerns said...

such summery and beachy stamps! Love what you did with them!

Marialice Klein said...

So much creativity, especially the black and gold.

Julie Quin said...

sea horses - what lovely cards

CreativeCreations said...

I think your accident (the sea shell card) is really awesome!

M R Leech said...

Just take me to the beach!! Love your cards!!

vicenta ghylin said...

Love both of your cards. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

The simplicity of these cards is really elegant. Great!

Cheryl Cullen said...

I love both cards!! Beautiful!! Does make you long for the beach!!

TK said...

Wow! That bright beauty is wonderful, but I am totally drawn in by that black on gold!!! Wonderful!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like both color combos on your cards.

Donna said...

I really like the black and gold!

Sabrinna said...

The black and gold card was so beautiful! Risk taken and resulted in such an amazing card!

Oliev said...

Lovely cards, the combination of gold and black is so cool!

duchessmel said...

I'm so glad you chose this set; I think it's my favorite from the release! Thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

I really love your cards, thre second is my favorite:)

patti said...

What great cards!! I love this set!

Valgerdur R. said...

I love your cards! The color layering added fabulous contrast and details! This is an incredible set and I cannot wait to start creating my own summer sea scenes! Thank you for sharing your creative wit!

Pam B said...

Great cards.

BeckyR71 said...

Very creative cards. I like your choice of colors on the second one. Not the usual. Way to think outside the box!

cassie said...

Your experiment paid off- looks awesome. Both cards are fantastic!

twinmomstamper said...

Love these cards. Very unique.

Michelle said...

Love both cards... but that first one - so simple yet so bold and stunning! I not only want that starfish... but the inks are clearly now on my "have to have NOW list" :)

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Your cards create and instant visit to the beach and all of it's wonders!

Cynthia said...

Simple, clean design...love it!

Birgit said...

CAS and as sweet as can be!

I Card Everyone said...

J.B. these are fantastic - I want them all!!!
=]

Leanne said...

Beautiful! Love sea life.

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Wish I were near the sea about now, spring hasn't even sprung here yet. Love the oceans of joy stamp. Great job and you're in the same league with all the other gals.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Joan, what a beautiful, bright and cheery starfish card. Your color choices are great- it's the hardest thing for me. I would never have thought to use those colors but I love them! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this fun hop.

Maggie said...

Love the simplicity of the first card and the elegance of the gold and black on the second card.

craftygal1 said...

Reminds me of great fun at the Outer Banks, NC. Love the cards.

lost art cards and designs said...

I like the effect of black ink stamped on gold, very pretty. It caught my eye immediately.

Becky said...

Love the black ink over the gold. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Greer said...

LOVE the bright yellow stripes!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Love your cards! The colors are perfect and set the mood for the theme and sentiment. I like this stamp set a lot!

Diane Jaquay said...

Joan, these cards totally make me wish I were at the beach right now, sitting on a deck, sipping my morning coffee! LOVE!!!

Lady Fair said...

Wow, great cards, really capture the spirit of summer. TFS

Sheila H said...

Your cards make me yearn for summer and the beach 😍

Shelly Rasske said...

Wonderful cards, now if summer would get here :)

Sue D said...

Great ocean themed cards. I really like the bright colors on the first one.

Susan Lang said...

Love beach anything and these are fabulous!

Sandra KM said...

I LOVE the black on gold look!

worrywort said...

Ouch! The colours on the first card are so bright. Brilliant! I love the elegance of the second card as well.

Dot Freel said...

I love nautical themes!

Kit A said...

I like both cards but the yellow stripes really work for me.

Donna Baker said...

Loved the sentiment also.

Cathy Homan said...

I love your second card! The patterned background you created with the stamps is awesome! Thank you for sharing.

Constance Hildebrand said...

Love the gold....

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love how you designed these lovely cards. So inspirational:)

Sabrina said...

Cute and very fun cards!!

Sherrie Johnson said...

Both cards are so awesome. I love the yellow stripes with that pretty blue starfish. And the black and gold turned out so wonderful!

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

I love the seahorse stamp as the flamingo, are great ones, and your cards are beautiful ones too!!!!

Dorothy C. said...

Both cards are great but I'm really taken by the second card - so pretty!

Margaret said...

I live by the sea, so these cards and the stamp set really grab me! Thanks for sharing!

stampyra said...

I do love how your experiment turned out. Think about it, without experiments we wouldn't have new techniques. Jil

Andrea @TwiceTheFun said...

Yellow and blue is one of my favorite color combinations :-) This card is so cheerful and summery!

Jan Elmore said...

Summertime!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!

Patt H. said...

Love both these cards! The sunny yellow is so cheery & I love the black & gold together. Will be trying that soon!

Marcie Lovett said...

They're both fabulous! Love the beachy vibe.

Judie said...

Gorgeous! Especially love the yellow stripes!!

conil said...

Ooooh, summer came early to your house. Luckily you're sharing these to stellar cards with us out here in blogland. Both are absolutely wonderful.

Judy Sander said...

Cute as can be!

KimC said...

You me & the sea is the perfect summer card, love it!

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