Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop!

Hi everyone,


I'm stopping by today as part of the Hero Hostess Blog Hop. You should be arriving from the fabulous Sue McRae's blogHero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 shopping sprees to Hero Arts online shop) from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on Oct. 24th and 25th, including each day’s ending post at the Hero Club Blog by 11:59pm PT Sunday Oct 30 for a chance to win. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Blog.

Here's the first card I'm sharing today:


I white heat embossed Hero Arts Rings Bold Prints Stamp on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I then painted the circles in with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. The sentiment was created with the Hero Arts Congrats Stamp And Cuts.

Here's my second card:


For this card I used the same Hero Arts Rings Bold Prints Stamp for a tone on tone background. For the focal point I used Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal Stamps. This might just be my first time using Color Layering Stamps and I was blown away by how realistic they make the image look. Just beautiful! Once I finished stamping my image I used an Ink Blending Tool and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create the sky and added some sequins and pearls to make my flowers. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by! You next stop on the hop is the sweet Nancy Krueger's blog.
Sarah

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253 comments:

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Judie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colourful first card!

Dianne Cameron said...

Love what you did with the "Rings" stamp and got a very different result on each card.

donna said...

Beautiful cards~!!

Linda Peabody said...

The circles background stamp looks great. And the cardinal again. Think I will need that one.

Maye M.L said...

Fantastic way of showing the flexibility of the background stamp. A great addition to any crafter's favorites. Cheers!

Andrea1702 said...

Fabulous cards! The circle one is so colorful and fun, and I always love that cardinal!

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing two very different but equally wonderful cards! I love the fun quirky background of your first card and also love the simple (but beautifully executed) stamping and sponging of your second.

Kathy Mark said...

A very pretty & creative congrats' card.

Andrea A said...

Very lovely cards. I love what you did with the circle rings stamp!

bev p said...

Love the way you left a lighter area around the bird to highlight it. Just lovely. Thank you.

Arlene said...

Thanks for sharing these cards great idea with the first but must admit that the cardinal is my favorite, so real looking.

Nancy K said...

I love seeing 2 ways to use the rings, one bold and one subtle; great inspiration! Your cards are beautifully done, Sarah! So happy to hop with you again, hugs!

Janet D. said...

LOVE your first card, it is stunning!! Your cardinal is fantastic!

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards! I like the colors on your congrats card. The cardinal is lovely!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Hi Sarah! I love all the fun colors on your first card and the cardinal card is beautiful! It's been such fun hopping with you again!

nancylee said...

Love the cardinal!

Kelly Harms said...

LOVE the circle card - so colorful and fun!

Linda Rubarski said...

First card is such a fun card with all the colors.

Kelly Booth said...

Sarah...your cards are just perfect I have that cardinal at home and can't wait to ink it!! xoxoxo

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that Cardinal stamp!

Michele K. Henderson said...

WOW! THAT BIRD IS AMAZING! IT'S ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love that cardinal card the best!

Nicolette said...

Your cards have such amazing and full colors. The celebrate card is fun!

Linda Whitaker said...

Sarah, Love the different colors you have on your first card. The cardnial card is really neat thank you for sharing.

girl with a curl said...

Two gorgeous and very different cards....just lovely. Have a fabulous day. Cheers Donna Z :)

n56leiker said...

I love how colorful both cards are!

shelly c said...

Love the colours and the background, thanks for sharing these great cards!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Valerie Doyle said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the cardinal.

Mary Coenen said...

Creative and lovely cards!

Marisol Benitez said...

I like the brightness of the circle card. Great job.

ionabunny said...

Two yummy cards. Love that cardinal. Hugz

CathyL said...

The colorful circles are so fun!

Ann K said...

Super pretty cards, Sarah - great designs and beautiful colors

N Patricia Castillo said...

Awesome cards and that cardinal is calling my name! :)

mandalj said...

Love how fun and colourful your first card is, and the bird is just beautiful on the second one!

sammi said...

Love both cards. Awesome use of the sequins!

{VICKI} said...

the first card is my fave!

Helen Gullett said...

Sarah, your cards are beautiful and unique as always! Love the circle one a lot!

Jenniferk said...

Your circles card is so fun, I love all the beautiful colours and I think using watercolors looks fantastic with this stamp, it just seems to suit it. Your second card is beautiful and so elegant.

Marina said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing. I like the circles card the most, but they are both beautiful.

Charlotte Canning said...

I love what you did with these stamps! The circles are so fun and the cardinal is vibrant. Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful! Especially loving the cardinal, he's just so striking!

Mary Coenen said...

I love your cards, an am having so much fun on this blog hop.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the way you did the flowers on your second card!

Kate B said...

Great cards! The cardinal is gorgeous against that blue background & I like how you showed the versatility of the circles background stamp!

Barbara Staradumsky said...

I agree! I love the layering stamps also! I bought the snowy tree layering stamp and die set and I love it. It is so gorgeous using different colors on the layers and is so easy to do! Your cardinal card is so pretty. I want the Cardinal set also...Just beautiful!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Sarah I love the colors you chose on your water resist circle card! What an awesome idea! Your cardinal card is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Karen B. said...

The cardinal looks so real!

Beth Buss said...

The circle card is so bright and pretty. I have these paints, so I need to try this. The cardinal looks so bright with the pretty blue
background. Thanks....

nzillingworth said...

GREAT USE OF BOLD COLOUR ON YOUR DESIGNS

Jeanne-Marie said...

I love the bright colors on your first card, they make it so cherry! Your cardinal is beautiful!

Barbara Baxter said...

Great cards. I love the circle background stamp in the first card. You made it so colorful! And you used the same stamp in a tone-on-tone in the second card! Love it! Your cardinal is also colored very prettily. Thanks for sharing.

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