Feb 8, 2016

Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop


Hero Arts is celebrating the launch of its fantastic 2016 Catalog.  I made a few cards as part of the hop.  You can find the products here.

For the first card, I embossed the gorgeous Antique Rose Stem on vellum cardstock, and tied some white twine to the panel and then adhered it to a striped gray card. 


Made the stripes by applying a Hero Arts White Dauber to the gray card.  That white dauber is fantastic!



And then I made another, because, well pink!


Since I had the stamp out, went on to stamp the Antique Rose with 3 colors of Ranger Distress Stains onto watercolor paper.





The Hero Arts 2016 Catalog is now available in the Hero Arts Store (it's been available at retailers for a few weeks).  Lots of fantastic items in there, particularly if you love flowers!

To celebrate, Hero Arts is having a blog hop and prizes and is giving away four $25 shopping sprees.  The winners will be drawn from comments left across all the blogs in the hop (linked below).  Comment on this post by 11:59pm, Sunday February 14th, and Hero Arts will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.  Hop along and comment for more chances to win!

Honored to be among this list of fantastic stampers. To see all their awesome creations, check out the following:

Hero Arts
Lia Griffith
Kelly Purkey
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kristina Werner
Kathy Racoosin
Mariana Grigsby
Debby Hughes
Nichol Magouirk
Joan Bardee  (me)
Lydia Fiedler
Sandy Allnock
Julie Ebersole
Amy Tsuruta
Kelly Rasmussen
Suzanne Dahlberg
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
Tami Hartley
Libby Hickson 


Hero Arts Supplies:
Other:
  • Vellum, Red & Gray cardstocks
  • Watercolor paper
  • Versamark and Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Memory Box Dots Stencil (to place the black dots with a Micron marker)
  • White cord
  • Ranger Distress Stains (the dauber type, NOT the spray type): Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral, and Spiced Marmalade.  The bottles look like this.
MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy

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gabriella said...

The get well soon card looks great. Wonderful use of supplies

Karen B. said...

Goodness those cards are gorgeous!

diana said...

Lovely cards and fun blog hop! ;-)

Jackie said...

Using the white dauber for stripes is such a good idea - I love those cards. the watercolor look on the last one is just gorgeous.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely INSPIRATION!

Donna said...

love all the cards, and same stamp but so different, even the pink one. Thanks for the great ideas!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the white embossing on the vellum paper... elegant!

Kim W said...

Oh my! The last card using the distressed stains....GORGEOUS!!! I would love to have seen a video of that being created!! Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Erika said...

Lovely cards!
Absolutely georgeous!

Marlyn Rojas said...

Lovely and elegant cards!

Design 49 said...

Thank you for showing your craft. I really enjoy the stamping and embossing techniques. Thanks to you, I have started crafting with my family who are not crafters but they are eager to participate and learn. It is evident that you truly enjoy your love for everything paper, once again thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Very Pretty cards.

KarenG said...

The vellum is so elegant, and the watercolor with the distressing is going to have to be something I try very soon.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Gorgeous! The white on vellum is so delicate!!

Unknown said...

i adore the white on white. so classic

eeknehans said...

Love all your ideas, but love the last colorful card the best! Thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

What a great showcase of one stamp several different ways! Beautiful work!

Carol said...

What a lovely variety of cards all from the same stamp. Beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE all these but that gray one wins my heart! So fabylous~ Nice gig to get to join in with too -- congrats!

LauraJane:) said...

Each one just gets more SCRUMPTIOUS Joan! From Simply Splendid to FAN-TAS-TIC!! Great to see you on the HA Hop:))

Unknown said...

The many ways to use these stamps are fantastic. Very inspiring.

Lady Fair said...

Lovely cards! What a versatile floral stamp, perfect for any occasion.

Anonymous said...

Those white flowers are gorgeous! ~ Amber D

Amy C. said...

Beautiful floral designs! I especially love it on the vellum!

Unknown said...

INtersting how different both cards are! Both lovely

merryf said...

Joan these are beautiful! Such different looks with the vellum. That last one really grabs my eye!

bev p said...

It's beautiful in color, but the white on vellum is amazingly stunning! Thanks so much!

Silver C said...

great work!

SD said...

Beautiful colorful cards...great inspiration. Hero Arts products are awesome.

QuilterLaura said...

all 3 are just beautiful!

Sandy R. said...

Beautiful cards. I especially liked the vellum cards with the white embossed image. So soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Marcie Lovett said...

Fun to see the different looks you get from the same stamp. Love that first card.

Sue said...

Your cards are clean and crisp looking. Love the subtle white but also love the vibrant red get well.

Nancy Lynn said...

Joan, the vellum cards are so elegant and I'm in love with the watercolor card using the distress inks - rest assured that I'll be giving that technique a try! Thanks for sharing your talent with us Joan.

Katy said...

Gorgeous! Stay blessed!

Linda Gorman said...

Amazing cards! I love them!

Christy Q said...

Wow, Joan!!! your first two cards are just CAS perfection!!! I love the softness of the vellum. The polka dots and red accents on your third card are bring so much cheer and happiness on this grey and dreary winter day!

Betty said...

love that stamp and what you've done with it - especially the ones on vellum over the striped paper!

Bunny Dobbie said...

How élégant and classy the white stamped roses look. Gorgeous cards.

Rose said...

Three beautiful cards! Hard to pick a favourite but the vellum makes for a very pretty soft look.

KimS said...

These are all really pretty. I'm always, especially, drawn to tone on tone cards.

sandie said...

love this flower and that water color lokk

CADC Blog said...

Such pretty cards!

Becca Yahrling said...

Love all 3 pretty cards!

Francie said...

Beautiful cards. You deserve to be among this talented group of designers!

Nora Noll said...

WOW!! I am in LOVE with the simplicity of the vellum over the light colors. Your third card with the distress ink technique is fabulous!!

Deborah said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for sharing!!

Leslie said...

Nice cards. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Oh WOW! I love all of these. The vellum cards are so pretty. Love the dauber stripes. And, then the colored one - gorgeous!! Thanks so much.

Unknown said...

Love the delicate look of these cards!!!

Tracy S. said...

I love how you got so many different looks from one stamp. Beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Joan, your cards are magnificent...LOVE them ALL!

Carollee E said...

Very impressive, love your work. Thank you

SherylH said...

Such beautiful cards, Joan! I have always loved the look of white embossing on vellum but the card made with distress stains is eye-popping too.

Lindarub said...

Love how you did all the cards each is so different but the same.

Jeneric said...

Love both your backgrounds

Unknown said...

Neat technique. Tammie

Cynthia Rose said...

Such different cards from the same stamp - thanks for the inspiration.

Janelle said...

Can't help it...I thought of beautiful night gowns with your first 2 cards. Then, Pow! Your dramatic red card. Love them all!

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh, so beautiful! I love all the cards - the beauty of the cards is so different in each case!

Anonymous said...

The Antique Rose stem is a great stamp. I really like the bright inks you chose for your final card of the 3 posted!

Dixie Cochran said...

Your cards are lovely. Your vellum cards are my favorites.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. I really love the colors on that last one!

Barbara said...

The rose is beautiful...a must have. My wish list continues to grow!

Teri Wilson said...

Two very different looks from 1 stamp!

Ann K said...

Gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous. Love the white on white especially.

Leanne in Cali said...

Wow, awesome cards! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, I absolutely love the white embossing on the vellum!

Unknown said...

Really pretty in pink!

Julie B said...

Beautiful cards!

KindredEsprit said...
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KindredEsprit said...

I love your dauber striped background and I love how soft your last card is!

Unknown said...

Stunning cards! I really love the white one!

MelissaF said...

Love all these different looks with one fabulous stamp, gorgeous cards!

Unknown said...

Those are so delicate and pretty, especially the white one on Vellum. I really admire all the beautiful work you bloggers did for the hop. I hope my work will be just as beautiful.

Denise Evans said...

Your cards re so lovely! Your use with the vellum is just uber classy. I love it. TFS!

Sandy Small said...

It is amazing how the same stamp can look so different depending on the technique and medium used.

cindybearj said...

I love all these cards. I thought you had me at pink but that last one is really beautiful!

Some Lucky Dog said...

Love the white on white!

Michele K. Henderson said...

BEAUTIFUL embossed vellum technique! I love this look!
Take care!
Michele

Viktoriya said...

very nice!

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

Love both the looks your created with this stamp - but I think I'll try the Distress ink technique first.

Sabrina said...

I am just in AWE... of your beautiful and gorgeous cards!!!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh wow what gorgeous cards! that first card is breathtaking!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Unknown said...

The cards are lovely!

joy said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for showing such different ways to use this gorgeous stamp!

Julye said...

Fab showcase demonstrating a stamp versatility thanks for sharing.

nailgirl said...

wow! love that last card the most!! what a beautiful stamp!!

NatQuebec said...

Very nice cards ! Love the softness of the ones with velum.:)

Teresa Doyle said...

Joan, your cards are all lovely, and I especially love the pink one. Beautiful work.

Jan G said...

Love the stamp and your cards. Especially the pink one, but then and again it's pink!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love your cards, the white one is esp. great. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Olson said...

Joan, these are absolutely lovely--beautiful work!

Samantha Sweatt said...

Both options of this card are beautiful! The first one with the white embossing is so refined and elegant where the other really brings pop with the colorful elements. Nice job!

Becky said...

I like them all, but the watercolor card is my absolute favorite. I love the colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love how you made so many lovely cards with the same stamp. I particularly like the effect on the vellum. SO PRETTY:)

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Such a beautiful stamp... stunning cards. Cheers.

Unknown said...

Just beautiful! love this stamp...

Maxine M. said...

Beautiful interpretation of this stamp set. TFS

Debbie Rumpza said...

Such elegant cards!

FeM said...

Your cards are beautiful and clean and elegant. Love them.

Unknown said...

Wow. Absolutely simple and gorgeous.

D.Ann C said...

All 3 are fab! I'm especially drawn to the no-line watercolor!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards using this very pretty flower.

Tamara said...

Embossing on velum is so elegant. Wonderful cards.

hippymom83 said...

Oh! What gorgeous cards! Absolutely stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

the first card would make a wonderful wedding card.
the second is so bright and colorful.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

Moosisk said...

Your cards are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

Terri said...

Great use of that stamp set. I love when I can think of many ways to use the same stamp set.

Barbara said...

Love the white on the grey card(elegant) and the pink card(also elegant) and the watercolor look card(because I love watercolor). The stamp is one of my favorites from the new release.

Zarah said...

These are all absolutely amazing!!

Ruby Overton said...

Beautiful cards!Hero Arts stamps are awesome!

Cynthia said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Kristie Maynard said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love that you did a few cards with the same stamps and showed the variety you can get. Thanks!

Michal D said...

Lovely cards!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Super Stick Chick said...

Great techniques! Love your cards.

Carol H. said...

Your cards are so very pretty! Love the vellum over the stripes!

Laceysocks said...

Beautiful cards!

conil said...

All so elegant. That flower looks fabulous on the vellum. And the watercolor-y card to gorgeous.

conil said...

All so elegant. That flower looks fabulous on the vellum. And the watercolor-y card to gorgeous.

conil said...

All so elegant. That flower looks fabulous on the vellum. And the watercolor-y card to gorgeous.

conil said...

All so elegant. That flower looks fabulous on the vellum. And the watercolor-y card to gorgeous.

Kelly Szafron said...

Very pretty cards! Lovely new rose stamp!

Lea Lawson said...

These are very pretty! I love the white on white version!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful ways to use that stamp!!

Satori said...

Love the tone on tone! Very inspiring!

Leni said...

Beautiful cards. THis is one of my favorite stamps from the new catalog!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh so pretty! ♥

Lindsay S said...

Such classic looks! Thanks for sharing!

Clare said...

So pretty! I LOVE the flower stamped on the vellum!!

Andrea A said...

Thanks for sharing the great technique. Lovely cards!!!

Glorie said...

Very pretty cards Joan. You might have convinced me to buy distress stains :)

Sherry said...

Gorgeous cards. I love how the distress inks worked out. Thanks for the hop!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful embossing! Love Hero Arts products. Thanks for sharing!

BeckyR71 said...

Your cards are stunning.

smfh25 said...

Nice addition to the hop.

Unknown said...

Lovely cards.

Lee said...

Oh I really like the vellum one!

Linda said...

Such lovely cards. I am really taken with the white dauber stripes.

Cindi said...

Lovely, lovely stamp and lovely, lovely cards!

Trina P. said...

Like the white embossing on vellum.

Unknown said...

Fantastic!!! That antique rose is simply beautiful!!!!

SmilynStef said...

I can't decide which I like best ... so I vote for them all.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Lovely cards! Love them all!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Love the softness on the first cards and love the red on the last card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Denise said...

Beautiful cards. I love embossing on vellum, it just makes the card seem so elegant.

Sherry Rose said...

Wow...what a great example of how one stamp can be used for completely different looks!

Unknown said...

Lovely floral cards! So gorgeous with both the embossing and the watercoloring!

Salnclts said...

Great stamp! I love how each card is unique!

Unknown said...

Really lovely, Joan! Gorgeous projects!

TenSGal said...

Wow...this is really great! Love the cards you did!

Susan

Patt H. said...

What a great idea to make stripes with a dauber! Love all of these gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for the tips!

Patt H. said...

What a great idea to make stripes with a dauber! Love all of these gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for the tips!

Lin Hense said...

Love this and totally beautiful. Love the watercoloring.

Amber H. said...

I love the variety of looks you got from the same stamp set. The first one is my favorite - so simple but so gorgeous!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Such beautifully contrasting cards made from the same stamps - wow!

brenda said...

LOVE the vellum card! I also love how you made the stamp look so differently on the cards.

DotMc said...

Beautiful cards" Thanks.

Jenniferk said...

I love how you used the same stamp in 3 different ways it is very inspiring and helpful for me as I am fairly new to card making. All 3 cards are beautiful!

Unknown said...

I was blown away by your first card but then kept seeing the other cards and was just as blown away by those! Awesome work!!!!

Thilda said...

Very elegant, I love the delicate look.

Unknown said...

These are so lovely! The soft look on the two first cards is awesome!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful projects!!!! Love it!

Sue D said...

Lovely rose cards. I like the different looks you achieved.

Thalia said...

Very pretty cards!

Oliev said...

Lovely cards:-)

Susan said...

So pretty and great to remind us not to get hung up using one color group for a stamp!

Ivona F. said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Love these pretty classy cards! The get well soon card is amazing!

Whimsically Yours, Robyn said...

Beautiful cards! Cool look with the vellum!

Unknown said...

I love all your cards. The last one is very special.

Karen K said...

The blog hop has been so much fun and I am learning so much!

Unknown said...

very pretty!

Robin B. said...

So beautiful! I love the pretty colors and flowers. Thanks for sharing.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Stunning work!

bzyPTmom said...

Your cards are gorgeous--love the white on white and pink on pink, so pretty!

Krista D said...

So elegant. Love it!

Lynnie said...

Super cute! Man, I gotta get into my craft room!!

stampcz said...

I must do some watercolor look cards!

Anonymous said...

Great card ideas. Thank you!

Bluaqua said...

Amazing!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow. Both cards are stunning. The elegance of each card is wonderful. Thanks for inspiring today. God Bless

Sherrie J. said...

Oh my goodness. These cards are so beautiful. Love anything on vellum. But this flower stamp is gorgeous. I also like the white-on-white. And the watercolor card...so very pretty.

KimberlyRae said...

Aweeee....little bits of Heaven right here!

Kim Faucher said...

All three are gorgeous! I love to see how to stretch one stamp!!!

Lindsey NY said...

The grey & white with vellum flower Wow! My favorite on the hop.

Sandy M said...

Both cards are lovely...really like the second with the watercolor technique.

Robin Sachs said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy B said...

Love that flower with the distress stains! Beautiful!

Adri Bella Designs said...

Lovely cards and great inspiration.

Pink Bunkadoo said...

Spectacular idea. I really want to try this.

Charlotte C said...

Awesome cards. The white and pink ones took my breath away.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the look of the vellum. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Janet said...

Awesome cards and new release! Lovin' it! Thanks for the chance to win!!
~God bless~

Amanda said...

Very pretty cards. I'm especially fond of the bright red get well card. The antique rose stamp is lovely stamped in Distress inks!

choman9912@aol.com said...

Simply gorgeous!!! All the cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

such a lovely couple of cards.

Linda said...

Both cards are beautiful but the get well card really pops with the color. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda said...

Both cards are beautiful but the get well card really pops with the color. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

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