Aug 22, 2016

Hero Arts 2016 Winter Catalog Blog Hop



Can you handle some winter inspiration? Hey, it's 124 days until Christmas! 3 months until the blazing hot sun and humidity that is the curse of my days turns to snow and ice that is the curse of my days.... have to love the seasons!

Lots of very talented designers, and one average joe, are sharing projects today made with products from the new Hero Arts Winter Catalog. Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 gift certificates selected from comments made on the blog hop (more on the hop below).

I'm sharing two cards -- one featuring the new Hero Arts Origami Happy Holidays stamp set and one featuring the coordinating dies, Origami Holiday Frame Cuts.  They are also available as a bundle. Chose to work with these products because they are fun and versatile. The card below could easily be a birthday card by changing the sentiment. Love that. Expect to see more projects on this blog with these items.

For the first card, I stamped the crystal (or ornament) repeatedly on watercolor paper, painted them with Tombow markers and water, and cut out each crystal. Didn't use the die because I did not want the frame around each image. Added Wink of Sella glitter. Adhered the layer to a Hero Arts Floral Mix Folded Card. (The inside of these cards are white and, therefore, look so professional.) Thought about adding sequins but decided that the chances of ruining this were close to 100%!


See?  Super cute images.

Here's a close up, with 4 of the crystals popped up.


For the next card, I imagined some airy, pretty thing. Not sure I got the look I was going for, but I still like it.

Used the reindeer die to make a shiny green foil deer because stampers can make shiny green deer, or polka dot deer, or anything we want, right?


Hard to capture green foil.



Love polka dots! Used Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots to make the background, but the back of any round stamps will also work.

Hero Arts is giving away three $25 gift certificates, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop.  For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59PT on 8/28/16. The winner's name will be randomly selected by Hero Arts and posted on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck!

So, who else is in this big stamparella? Some major talent, that's who!

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joan Bardee
Karin Akesdotter
Yana Smakula
Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson

 There is some serious eye candy in this hop.

MOOD WHEN DONE = Love these products!

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brenda said...

I really like the soft polka dot background and what a great idea to use the crystal ornament that way - great way to stretch a stamp!

D.Ann C said...

Love your gorgeous crystal snowflake!

Oliev said...

Awesome cards, thanks for inspiration!

Cindi P said...

So creative! I was already in love with the origami holiday set; your use of the icicle shaped design gave me another reason to love them--and inspiration for thinking outside the box!

FeM said...

Great cards. I like how your created your first card.

Jenniferk said...

Both of your card are fantastic, I really love the gorgeous unique design of the first card and the beautiful colours that you used.

Jerzey Girl said...

Beautiful cards .... Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas

Deborah R said...

My heart loves that first card!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Interesting take on colors for your holiday cards!

Tricia Coffin said...

I love blue and purple together and the clean and simple style you used. Big pink polka dots are a clever and creative idea for Christmas cards. I might have to give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

BeckyR71 said...

I love these. They are unique and fresh ideas for using these new stamp sets.

Kelly S. said...

The medallion is stunning, Joan! And I've never seen a cuter green foil deer :)! Fab projects!!

Kelly S. said...

The medallion is stunning, Joan! And I've never seen a cuter green foil deer :)! Fab projects!!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your purples, pinks and blues in your Origami love and joy. Thanks for sharing!

Jane M said...

Your star card is so creative! I love it!

Sharon said...

Great colors. Love origami.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, non-traditional holiday cards - and fabulous example of using the crystal to make other shapes!

Mamaz said...

Thank you for sharing your card ideas.

Kris in Alaska said...

Lovely fun colors and fabulous ideas!

sinnamon crunch said...

I wasn't too sure about this set, but this card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing

_chevron2 said...

cool cards; love the orgami stamps!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great graphic cards for Christmas!

Jean Bullock said...

Very creative, non-traditional approach to the cards. Well done.

Beth Buss said...

I do love the crystal shape and your card. Cool colors are my favorite to work with. Thanks....

Summer Braxton said...

wow! your blingy snowflake is amazing. so clever!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love the first card with the shading and dimension!

Kathy Mc said...

Aren't you the clever one, Joan? Love your cards and the new products from colorful gens to origami!

Mariana said...

I would have never thought of a shiny deer! I LOVE IT

Unknown said...

Love the foiling technique on the reindeer!! Great idea.

Lucy Schmidt said...

Oooooooohhh, that crystal card is just lovely. I like the added dimension (and, no doubt, added sparkle) that the layer gives it. I'd probably have to put a red nose on the reindeer. I like him flying through the sky in a sea of polka dots.

Unknown said...

Great use of the crystal! Love it!

Flo said...

Your love and joy card is beautiful, I love the colors on the gems.

CoolPaperArt said...

I do origami so I'm happy origami is getting more respect and making its way into the stamping world! I like how you utilized the same stamp and made a beatiful ornament from it :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Karen L K said...

Clever use of the stamps and dies! The ornaments look great in that circle and with some popped. The shiny green reindeer is such fun.

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