January 22, 2014

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop 2014 is Here and a Give-Away!

EDITING NOTE: DUE TO A BIT OF A GLITCH, MY COMMENTS ON ALL MY POSTS HAVE BEEN LOST.  IF YOU ARE CHECKING BACK HERE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE WON MY GIVE-AWAY AND DON'T SEE YOUR NAME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST AGAIN. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. 

Welcome to day three of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2014 release!

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Arlene McClung's blog!

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

I will also be having a random drawing for a $25 E-card to Simon Says Stamp, so check back here on Saturday, January 25th to see if you won!

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.
For my card, I used the new wood stamp, Petals of Beauty K5897, and Say It All CL574.

I first stamped the Petals of Beauty on white cardstock, using the Colorbox inks. I then masked off the stems of the flower and over-stamped it two more times.  Using a distress marker, I added additional stems and did some shading on the buds.

Next, I die cut the pool cardstock and placed the negative as a frame over the stamped flowers.  Using a light pencil, I drew a line along the side of the flower that was underneath the rectangle.  I removed it and fancy cut out that area of the flower.  Don't forget to erase the pencil!  Note, you can see that in the photo it looks like one whole layer. 

I die cut the bow, stamped it with the Tiny Ink Spots and used glue dots to adhere to frame.  I backed the whole piece with a white card blank.

To finish it off, I black embossed the sentiment and colored all of the flowers and stems with Wink of Stella.  You can't see it very well in the photo, but it gives a beautiful glimmer finish to the card!

Don't forget to check back at the Hero Arts blog tomorrow for another day of hopping with some very talented designers!


Supplies
Stamps - Hero Arts Petals of Beauty K5897, Say It All CL574, Tiny Ink Spots S5637
Paper - Hero Arts snow and pool layering papers
Ink & Markers - Versafine black onyx ink, Versamark watermark, Wink of Stella, Distress Markers Peeled Paint, MFT Colorbox Dye Inks Razzleberry and Gumdrop Green
Die - Lil Inker Bow die, Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles die
Other - Ranger Ultrafine black embossing powder Pin It

193 comments:

Jeanie said...

Love this card and the bow especially.

Rachel K said...

Wow, this card is just beautiful! I love the bright colors and the watercolor effect. Gorgeous!

Rhonda Mussman said...

The flower is such great color.

Sarah Thomson said...

Love the pink and turquoise together. "Petals of Beauty" is such a lovely stamp.

Barb said...

love the card. Bow is fabulous.

Anita in France said...

Such a wonderful colour combo!

BeeJay said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combination and the "out-of-the-box" flower petals.

karenelr said...

What an absolutely stunning card! My eyes have just been opened to that petals of beauty stamp because of the way you stamped with it! I love it! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us all! Also, thank you for the opportunity to win your generous gift certificate!

Donna Cala said...

What beautiful flowers. All the shading you added really pays off to give the flowers depth.

Dana said...

Lovely card!! Really love the colors and layout!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous!

CathyL said...

Such a pretty card!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the bright colors.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Marcy! I love the color combo and the bow is such a lovely addition!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful bright colours Marcy!

Lin said...

Marcy, this is so beautiful - that flower just glows, and the bow is a wonderful addition! So tickled to be hopping with you once again!

Michelle W said...

Such a wonderful card and very creative. I didn't even realize at first that the flower was cut to go on top the frame. It just flowed so well it looked it was all one layer. Thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway.

no blog post said...

I love how the card extends beyond the die. You don't see that often, but I love it. I also like your choice of colors. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Suzi said...

Sorry to hear you are having glitchy problems! No fun! But your card is still amazing! Love the use of the negative for a frame! TFS
suzimetatyahoodotcom

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a gorgeous use of the Petals of Beauty, Marcy! Just love how you cut the label!! Too bad about losing some of your comments - hope the hoppers come back to share more kudos for this beauty!!

Suzanne C said...

Beauteous! I love the beautiful bouquet of flowers framed so elegantly. Sorry about your comments. :(

Lesley S. said...

Love your color combo, and that "Petals of Beauty" is a thing of beauty!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely Card. love the watercolour look.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful colors - love that flower - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Catherine A said...

Really lovely card - The combo of the pink and the blue is stunning. The layering of the colors in the flower really makes it pop!

kaoby said...

I love the flower stamp and your stunning color combination.

Auror Willow said...

Beautiful card, I love your choice of colors!

Pam W Merwin said...

I am late "hopping" today - but what a beautiful way to end my day with your card - love your color combination and the bow :)

Amante del Papel said...

I love not more if your hero arts or his DT

Michelle Axelson said...

Beautiful flowers! And the bow adds the perfect finishing touch.

Sue McRae said...

Love the vibrant flowers with the pool cardstock and the dotty bow is such a sweet finishing touch.

Vera Rhuhay said...

So Beautiful,Marcy! Great color combo too, Love it!

Barb said...

I love this card, My friend! The way you added extra, larger flowers is so clever! Wonderful techniques used too! Beautifully done!! ♥

Joyce said...

This is so very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colors in this pretty card! Wonderful to see all the fab Hero Arts products in the Hostess Blog Hop (and great to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes - thank you!). Roz M.

Gina D'Urso said...

So pretty!!!!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Just beautiful!

Petti said...

Fabulous cards!

Colleen said...

WHat a great card. I never would have thought to add more blooms and draw my own stems. Lovely!

Amy C. said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the chance to win some fun prizes!

Graciellie CH said...

Very pretty card. I insist, these floral stamps are just gorgeous!

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Carol Haber said...

Marcy I love all the techniques you used. Thanks for such clear directions.

Pat said...

That stamp is my favorite so far! And I love the colors you used!

heidi @ ggip said...

Very pretty!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful card Marcy!

diana said...

Lovely card! Love the colours and now another new stamp to add to my must-have list. TFS ;-)

Kathy M said...

Love the color

Greta said...

Stunning use of that flower stamp--great card, Marcy!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Wow! You outdid yourself! Love!

Kris in Alaska said...

Such a lovely card! That spotted bow is the bomb!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kailash said...

Your card is gorgeous Marcy, love the petals coming off the frame:-)

Judy1223 said...

Marcy, what a geat way to wrap up today's blog hop! I love the beautiful colors you have combined, and your inking of the Petals of Beauty stamp is amazing!

pcm said...

love that flower!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Kelly Flaherty said...

Your card is simply lovely and very much just right for the sentiment. Your work is so very nice

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your card Marcy! That flower is gorgeous, and those colors go so well together! TFS

Betty said...

your card is so pretty and the little polka dot bow sets off the flowers so well.

Carol from La Crosse said...

Love the colors you used! The polka dot bow really pops off the page!

Thanks for the inspiration and the GREAT blog hop!!

SHartl said...

Wow is your card beautiful! So full of color and texture!

brenda said...

Your card is so beautiful!

Karenladd said...

Looks like my comment from earlier today has disappeared so just wanted to say again that I really love your beautiful card! The fussy cutting and over stamping makes for such wonderful dimension!

Karenladd said...

I also have to ask if your sweet little white dog is a Maltese? I have a malti-poo named Toby who looks just like your dog!

Denise G. said...

What a beautiful water-color card -- a work of art in itself!

Angelique Vela said...

I'm a sucker for this color combo and flowers. This card is a win for me.

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW!! LOVING your card!! Such a NEAT design and Colors!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a beautiful card...love the colors and the watercolor effect! Thanks for sharing :)

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow the flower is gorgeous and that bow is sweet!

Aundria B. said...

Love your colorful card & love how you gave the flower so much dimension - WOW! Thank you for sharing this beauty!

Amy Lou said...

Love your card. The flower is stunning!

Buttarcrafts said...

Very nice card!

Deborah said...

What a pretty card it is some times hard to come up with Sympathy cards but it is always good to have a few in your stash unfortunately TFS

Little T said...

Beautiful card. So elegant.

ivy said...

Love the flower!

Vikki Hein said...

great color choices and the bow is sweet!

Prachi Tripathi said...

All your cards are such a eye candy. Love your work

Samantha F. said...

Very pretty!

Kim Hall said...

Marcy your card is just gorgeous, love the hot pink flower!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Beautiful colors !

Dawn Turley said...

Just gorgeous Marcy. It's fabulous.

Neesey said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely card. Love the color, even tho it's for a sad occasion, it works well.

Katie said...

Wow, beautiful and striking card! I love the bold colors on the flower and how you framed it too! Also love the bow, how neat. :) Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Shona Chambers said...

Beautiful card with an amazing colour combo. Stunning!

Maria Doricheva said...

Love what you've done with this beautiful image, Marcy!

Anonymous said...

That flower can be used in so many ways! Lovely card!

pam said...

A Wonderful carfd!

Pam said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

joy said...

This is one of my most favorite cards from the hop, Marcy! I love the bold color and your fab design. Thanks for your inspiration.

Carolyn said...

Love the colors, the card is just beautiful !

Karola said...

Beautiful card! That frame is such a great idea. Have to try it.

Lainey said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a stunning card, so pretty!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a stunning card, so pretty!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a stunning card, so pretty!

Sarah P. said...

Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Carol H. said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you used in the flower!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely flower. Card.

Sandie said...

fantastic, thanks for sharing :)

cheryl l. said...

Love the bow on your card! Great card!

jusaweecatnap said...

Beautiful card, great ideas.

Andrea said...

Lovely card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Bev Hill said...

Love the Petals of Beauty and the card you made is a BEAUTY.

Tami B. said...

Pretty color combo & I love the bow.

Nancy Carroll said...

Beautiful work on a difficult type of card, great use of the negative of the frame. thanks for sharing.

Laura Norris said...

Wonderful card! So soft and pretty!

Kanan Pandya said...

This is gorgeous, Marcy. The bright color combination and the shaped card look really pretty and that bow with black polka dots on it look so perfect on it. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Your card is very elegant!!! love the polka dots and the flowers....they go very well....super job!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers. You picked great colors and I like the composition.

grandmato19 said...

Exquisitely done1 What a grand idea to have sympathy cards on hand so that they will be as beautiful as this one! Thank you!

Ariana Garber said...

Lovely flowers!

cheryltownley said...

I just love the way the flowers spill out over the edge of the frame!

Peggy B said...

Thanks for explaining the process of your card - well done!

Valerie Wood said...

Beautiful card.It would be appropriate for many occasions.

Chark said...

Not sure if you were able to retrieve my comment, so I'll just tell you again how cool this card is. I like how you colored the image and how it is layered on the card--mad card skills! :)

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful card with fantastic explanations!
Dee Ann Matthews

Casey-Diane said...

I love the color combo you used on this card. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Casey-Diane said...

I love the color combo you used on this card. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Deborah Nolan said...

Marcy, I love the bright color with the watercolor feel - yowza!!! Now I want this stamp, too! I'm so sorry you lost your comments. :=(

Scrapthat said...

Very lovely! TFS
Dolly

Colorado Crafter said...

Gorgeous card!! Petals of Beauty is at the top of my wish list!!!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love the image.
isoscia@aol.com

Kazumi Edwards said...

I love the colors....Great card

Virginia L. said...

You have created a BEAUTY!! I absolutely adore that polka dot bow with the gorgeous pink!! Tre chic, Marcy! You did a super fabulous job, my friend! xoxo

lunersilver said...

Love how you layered the colors together to create the beautiful flowers on your card :)

Linda H said...

Beautiful card! The pink and the turquoise looks great together.

steph said...

Very pretty card, love that stamp.

Karla said...

Loving your cards!!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Sabrina said...

Just beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card!

cardsbymo.com said...

What gorgeous flowers! This is a beautiful card.

Sally Furness said...

I love, love that card. Can't wait to get my hands on that stamp.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Marcy....
Your card is lovely, as always!! I especially love the image you chose and the bright pink flower.

I'm a day late...as is life for me, but very happy that I made it by and sad to hear you lost so many of your comments. Hopefully, they will magically re-appear just like they disappeared...or at least we can HOPE so.

Congrats again on being one of the Hero Hostesses. You are ALL so talented and very lucky to have that amazing honor.

Keep up the great work and I'll see you over in the group!

Hugs,
Lisa

Amy L said...

I love that this is a sympathy card that has bright colours.

stlbarb said...

Really pretty pink flowers. Love it!

wimzcl1 said...


Pretty color which pops on the card
with Petals of Beauty K5897 stamp.

wimzcl1 said...


Love the unique background created by coloring just part of the stamp!

Cindi said...

What a beautiful sympathy card. Just the right tone.

jp said...

Love the watercolor effect. Pretty flower stamp!

lynneatw said...

I love this card especially the bow.

Pam said...

Beautiful card!

Gillian Bishop said...

Beautiful. Could be used for so many occasions by changing the sentiment.

scrappykate said...

I love the effect you got by triple stamping the flower. Beautiful card!

pcm said...

love the flowers!

lynda said...

The way you cut the flower on the sides really makes the card look special!

Amber said...

Gorgeous! Love the color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Anna-Karin S said...

I like the bow you added to the flowers!

Karen L K said...

A really pretty card Marcy. The bow is great looking along with the flower.

Gina said...

Such a beautiful card.

beaverphyllis said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing it!

Weenie Thomas said...

Stunning card!

Cynthia Chan said...

Beautiful card.

stamping sue said...

Lovely card and I like the extra touch with the bow.
stamping sue
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stamping sue said...

Lovely card and I like the extra touch with the bow.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sandy M said...

Petals of Beauty is a beauty set. Must get it. Your card is lovely.

Diane said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Emily Leiphart said...

Marcy, this is gorgeous! I love how you layered the edge of the flower over the frame and using the dots background on the bow is genius!

madebymamaleh said...

Great colors!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the colour combo and beautiful petals stamp you have used! The bow with the tink ink spots is so cool :) Thanks for the inspiration.

I hope your IT glitches are sorted soon!

Linda said...

So sorry for the stress you had with the comments, Marcy! Hope everything turns out ok. I love your cards and the petals of beauty is my favorite! So cheeful!

Linda said...

So sorry for the stress you had with the comments, Marcy! Hope everything turns out ok. I love your cards and the petals of beauty is my favorite! So cheeful!

StampNK said...

This card is beyond gorgeous! That deep pink color is so beautiful and I love how dimensional it looks!

Helen Gullett said...

That flower is super gorgeous!! I love the bold color and the polkadots bow is cute cute cute :D

Jenny W said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jenny W said...

Thanks for sharing!

judy said...

Beautiful card, Marcy-- I love the Petals of Beauty stamp!

bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom said...

This is a stunning card! Simon Says Stamp is a great place! thx. Jan

Ruth H said...

Lovely card, especially like the cute bow embellishment.

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! I love the vibrant ink you used for the flowers!

Agnes Dobek said...

Looks like my comment is gone :-(. Beautiful card, love what you did.

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

What a beauty - so vibrant.

Janeen said...

aw, that's too bad about your computer glitch.

love the colors on the sympathy card

Janeen said...

just wondering as i can't find a link and i didn't see it mentioned in your write up, maybe i missed it, are you the last blog for day 3?

Carey said...

Lots of work went into your project! Nice!

Yvette said...

Just beautiful!!

Amrita said...

great card - love the bow!

Cat Craig said...

wonderful stamping and overstamping, your flower looks so lush.

stamper said...

Beautiful card Marcy!! Love the bright colors.

Vivian C. said...

Pretty card, I really like how you framed the flowers.

Isha Gupta said...

Love your card. TFS

justasiam said...

Great example of a sympathy card!

Brenda in IN said...

I don't see my original post so I'm commenting again. The stamp is beautiful and the card you made is stunning. With the flowers popped up over the frame the blooms look so real. Love the color and the fact that you drew your own stems! Great card.

Scrapycandy said...

Loving the watercolor effect and the cut out technique. So beautiful! Thank you! (redo on comment)

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and this stamp is so beautiful

m said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

cheiron said...

You rocked it sistah! I love the colors and the frame on your gorgeous card.

Laura Jane said...

Petals of Beauty is Stunning on your card.

Sue D said...

I don't see my name so I will comment again about how beautiful your card is. Love the colors and the bow.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

adele holcomb said...

Oh my, what a bad time for the comments to disappear! Your card is lovely. I am liking the new watercolor flowers, and the bow is a nice touch too!

jeannine said...

Beautiful card! That stinks about your glitch...oh well what can you do right!

Miriam Prantner said...

Sorry about the glitch. I did love your card! Thanks!

Claire Boyd said...

I thought I was the only one that had tech distasters.... don't worry you're not alone. Love the card, it is beautiful

Mary-Anne V said...

Hate when the computer decided to do its own thing...loved visiting you on the hop.

Laura said...

I leave another comment: your job is great.

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Beautiful job on your cards.Sorry about your computer problems.

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