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Ellen Hutson + Hero Arts Blog Hop

Hi friends! I'm super excited to be hopping along with a phenomenal list of talented stampers today for the Ellen Hutson & Hero Arts Blog Hop. Be sure to hang out until the end of the post for the prize info and hop list.

If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from Kelly Griglione's blog. If not, you can start at the very beginning over on Adelina Starace's blog.


I am head over heels for the tropical theme of this month's Hero Arts add-ons. I had fun mixing and matching from a few different sets to create this card. I started with the fabulous Leafy Bold Prints, stamping on Mist cardstock in Embossing & Watermark ink and embossing with clear embossing powder. I love how vibrant the tone on tone is!

Next I got to work stamping and coloring. I started with the toucan from Hello Toucan, coloring with Copic markers and cutting with the coordinating Hello Toucan frame cuts. While I was at it, I stamped and colored a few of the leaf images from the set and die cut them as well.


I thought my pink toucan fit the you are magnificent sentiment from the Tiger Wisdom set perfectly, so I embossed it in white on pitch black cardstock and cut in a banner shape.  I played around with placement, then decided I needed a bit more of the pink color, so stamped one of the flowers from the Tropical Flowers set and colored it in the same pinks, cutting out the inner portion of one of the flowers to layer on the other for a bit of dimension, and die cutting with the coordinating Tropical Flowers Frame Cuts. I then used a stem image  from the Tropical Flowers set as a branch for my toucan to perch on.



For a shimmery finishing touch, I coated all of my colored images with a clear wink of stella glitter brush pen. Love that sparkle!

Sale Info: You can save on your favorite Hero Arts products! Use code meetHERO to save 25% on Hero Arts branded products in the Ellen Hutson shop. Code valid through June 23.




Your next stop on the hop is Lisa Spangler

Below is the full list of hoppers and prize details.

Prize Info: You can win one of three $25 gift certificates to the Ellen Hutson shop! 
Winners will be drawn from commenters along the blog hop so make sure to comment at each stop before Friday, June 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.


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Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the gift vouchers!

62 comments

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely coloring! :) This is such a pretty card.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Very true the hop has "phenomenal" list of talented stampers including you ! I loved your card, its magnificent!

Deb Selby said...

I love the background and the colourful Toucan

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous coloring on the toucan and great background!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the background design and the toucan!

Malaika said...

What vibrant colors!

Aimeslee Winans said...

That bold-leaf background is amazing! xoxo

Small Joys said...

My goodness! What a lovely card! love the colours you chose and especially the background.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Very pretty card!!! I really love that background.....it was perfect for this card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card, I love the bold colors and the leafy background!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ooh I love this gorgeous card! So lovely!

Barbara said...

This card is just beautiful from the design to the gorgeous background!

Daria Z. said...

This beautiful card just makes me happy!

cghundley said...

Beautiful colors on
your card. Nice and
vibrant.
Carla from Utah

Stef Perry said...

Spectacular card, Julee! The toucan is gorgeous and looks great surrounded by the tropical flowers and fantastic tone on tone background!

Sue D said...

love the tropical colors and the magnificent bird.

Janet said...

What a fun tropical card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Jane Booth said...

Great card! Has such a summer feel!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Love that background stamp, and your card has just the right amount of elements not to be too plain, and not too busy, just right!

Carolyn said...

Wow wow wow and wow, your card pops and I love it

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

The tone on tone background is lovely.

Patti H. said...

I love the vibrant colors & gorgeous Toucan! Awesome card!

Terri Emanuel said...

I love how all the elements on your card go together beautifully.

Savannagh Kacey said...

Wow! Your color choices are so spot on! This card is totally balanced for intensity and harmony. It demonstrates the sentiment perfectly - MAGNIFICENT!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous card! The toucan really pops against that beautiful turquoise background!

Susan B. said...

Sweet tropical card!

Cyndi said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the bright colors and that toucan is beautiful.

Brebda said...

Beautifully colored card. Thanks for sharing. Brenda West

Zlatka said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colors!

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous card, love the vibrant colors!

irishgalkelly said...

Super pretty card Julie! I just love how you made the background making the leaf design just pop. The colors are gorgeous on your toucan and flowers to. Beautiful!!!

Lisa Byers said...

Love that bold background!! Your toucan and the flowers are beautifully colored. I love anything tropical, this card is fabulous!!!

Laurie said...

So pretty and bright. Can’t wait to use my new bold print and toucan stamp!, gotta get me some Fruit Loops.

Gab said...

This is amazing - your colouring is fantastic!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Gorgeous card! I really love the pink. I recently colored at two Ken too and I use non-traditional colors. They do come in a lot of different varieties so any color really goes.

Jeannie said...

I love your tropical card! So fun.

K. Eley said...

Oh my goodness!! I have seen your card in a few different places and it absolutely catches my eye everytime! I have to stop and admire! Really makes me want the bold prints stamp even more!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love love love your background Julee - it's perfect for the vibrant colours of the foliage and bird
Blessings
Maxine

Nana Griffin said...

Love the background and how you placed the focal elements.

Karthikha said...

Fabulous background and an awesome card!! <3

brinkleyboy said...

Thanks for the inspiration to use a stamp type I normally wouldn't. Your tropical card looks fantastic!

LSmith said...

Love the colors on this card, love all things tropical!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! Love the background stamp and the color of the cardstock you used.

Joy Meadows said...

Such a bright and happy card! Love the use of pink on the toucan.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Fabulous card! I love the texture the clear embossing added to your background!

Mona said...

I love the colors you used on this card! They are so vibrant!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely card - the rich colors are so pretty

Melissa McNeil said...

This card is beautiful! The colors are just stunning.

Jane S. said...

I love your card, the colors are great. That leaky background is really cool in a subtle way.
Js1225HH@gmail.com

sharon g said...

I just love the Toucan--we just saw some at the San Diego Zoo over the weekend. They are gorgeous

JMN said...

Love you background, gorgeous card!

Isabel Z said...

You always inspire me to create---thank you!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your blue on blue!

Talitha said...

The colors are great. Pretty, pretty card.

Lee said...

Such vibrant colors! I love your card!

DJ said...

Gorgeous! I love your coloring and that lovely turquoise background!

Carrie said...

Oh, wow! I love everything about this...magnificent! :)

Christine_sz said...

Beautiful use of color in your card!

byulgzr said...

Love that background! Perfect and makes the toucan pop even more~

Dandydo said...

Love the bright tropical colors you used on your card - it's so pretty!

Crafty said...

The colorful toucan in his paradise is just wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

G McCarty said...

Awesome card! Love the background and the colors you chose.