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Hero Arts 2021Catalog Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY


I'm super excited today to be joining in on the Hero Arts 2021 Catalog Blog Hop today!  There are so many fabulous new products in the shop that you're going to want to check out and lots of inspiration along the hop. I'm sharing a few cards with some of my faves today.  Be sure and hop along (link list later in the post) and leave some comment love for a chance to win in the awesome giveaway!

My first card uses the new Better Together stamp set and coordinating frame cuts. This is a partner collaboration with Hero Arts and proceeds from this stamp set will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign.  I love this floral layering set and had so much fun playing with it! You'll see a couple more cards with this set from me tomorrow, too.


I started by stamping out the flowers in a light and darker shade of both pink and purple. Setting things up in your MISTI, so you only have to align one time, makes the layer stamping a breeze.  I did the same with the leaf shapes in green, then die cut them all with the coordinating frame cuts.

The large sentiments in this set are perfect for both A2 cards and slimline cards.  I went with a slimline design with this one, masking off a rectangle on a white panel, then blending with blues and stamping the sentiment in black.  I matted with navy cardstock, then added the panel to the slimline card base with a foam sheet for added dimension.  Then I layered on the flowers and finished with some white gel pen accents and liquid drops.




My next card features a sentiment from Better Together paired with the gorgeous Hero Florals Poppy Combo. I colored up the poppies with Copic markers, then cut with the coordinating frame cuts and arranged in descending order on my card base. The sentiment is embossed in white on black cardstock and popped up on dimensionals. 


Last weekend I was lucky to be able to participate in a virtual gel press workshop.  The focal point of this card was one of the techniques in the class using bleach as a mask for a stamped image. I then cut the print with a circle die and matted on black.  The background is blended in red, orange, and yellow to match, and I finished with a sentiment from the fabulous new Empowerment set.



My final card for today uses a couple of my brayered off prints from this weekend. I thought the blue really matched the storm part of this sentiment from Empowerment, and then added some stamped and die cut flowers from the Hero Florals Poppy Combo. I watercolored the flowers, then accented with Copic markers.  The sentiment is embossed onto a strip of vellum.

That's all from me today. I hope you enjoyed these creations. There are tons of new products in the 
2021 Catalag Collection, and lots of inspiration with them along the hop! Check out the prize info and full hop list below.

Your next stop on the hop is Laurie Willison.

Prize Info
Comment on the hop by Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59pm pst for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Hero Arts store. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win!


Full Blog Hop List



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63 comments

Mary Holshouser said...

Love those big flowers on the
first card. The poppy is
wonderful. All great cards.
thanks for sharing
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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful floral creations including slimline & Poppies.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gail said...

Darling card creations - fabulous flowers!

Unknown said...

I love that poppy combo I may need to purchase that one.

Carrie Arii said...

Beautiful flowers! Inspiring sentiments

Bernadette said...

Fun Reverse Confetti flowers! So whimsical!

January-gal said...

Great texture in the cards!

Kathiep said...

So inspiring! Thank you.

SueB said...

My favorite is your slimline card.

MadeByMeghanK said...

So many gorgeous floral cards! LOVE THEM ALL

sharon g said...

The flowers are very pretty

Sandy said...

I just love the poppies!

Roxy T said...

Poppy Empowerment is my favorite. The flower itself is stunning and I think it pairs wonderfully with that great sentiment.

Judy Inukai said...

Wonderful cards. I love all the ways you've used the beautiful poppy.

Tamra B said...

Great cards!

Joyce said...

Love your stunning cards.

Shawn Harcrow said...

I love how the collaboration set is used. Will be adding it to my cart now.

Anouk said...

Beautiful cards! Such great new products, I want them all, haha.

Irishtiger06 said...

Great showcase of the collaboration set & for a great cause!

jeannieob said...

Beautiful cards!! love them all

Lori A said...

I love your cards. They are so vibrant and beautiful.

Cindy said...

Super sleek slimline card!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous!! I love the stunning color combo on your gel press card, the sentiment is so perfect with all of the other elements <3 I also love the last card, the backgrounds look like had died silk and they just look so lovely and 'touchable'!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Julee these are amazing - loving the poppy and the many ways you have used it
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Becca Yahrling said...

A lovely array of cards, Julee. The Scandinavian flowers are really cute.

Andre M. said...

You've shared so many gorgeous floral designs, beautifully showcasing the new products. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of those colorful flowers. Is it Spring yet??

Katie said...

Love your poppy cards. The bleach as a mask technique sounds really interesting and looks really cool!

Marthasch said...

Beautiful poppy cards! Love this set!

Jessica Yoder said...

These cards are great!

Patty said...

These are all beauiful! I love the color combinations you used on all of them!

Carol Loumeau said...

Your addition of black and white gives the cards a whole different look. Nice.

Gail Spresser said...

Love those flower cards. Thank you for sharing.

Valerie said...

cute flowers

Beverly S. said...

So many pretty cards! Thanks for sharing and letting me forget being snow and ice bound for a few minutes (but still have power....so not suffering like many are). :) Love the new Hero Arts things!

Johanna said...

Those poppy cards are great. Love the designs and ideas

Char said...

I'm a first time viewer to your blog. It's wonderful! I can hardly wait to case your slimline with the beautiful blue background.

Unknown said...

beautiful cards and I love the Empowerment set!

Anna M. said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty floral designs! Beautiful cards!

Audja said...

Your slimline card looks so whimsical! So pretty...

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flowers and colors on the slimline!

Golda said...

What fun examples. I think the center one is my favorite, though it uses colors I don't tend to like. It really is gorgeous with the white flower against the colorful card.

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are very pretty. I would love to see a video of using bleach as a mask along with that fantastic background on that last card. Great job!

Jeanne Beam said...

Thanks for sharing such gorgeous cards! Love the colorful flowers.

Kristina "Tina" said...

Such a fun hop, your cards are so fun and inspirational to start collecting this release from HA!!!

Pepita933 said...

I love the slimline! The colors are great.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such beautiful cards! I love your designs with the poppy!

Bev said...

These are some very beautiful and creative cards. Love your color combinations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan Y said...

Love your card making styles! So creative! Can't wait to try some of the new catalog release!

Andrea said...

Absolutely lovely and full of charm! Well done!!💝

Karen B said...

At first I did not like the flowers, but the more I see them the more I want them. Love the colorful backgrounds and floral focal point. Pretty Cards.

Autumn Sizemore said...

Great cards! Beautiful work!

Nancy Knapp said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Lovely variety of floral designs, Julee. LOVE the ink blending and colors of the Better Together card.

Heather said...

Fabulous card, all of them!! Love the poppies; they are so gorgeous!

Melissa E. said...

Love your poppy cards. You did great on the reverse confetti stamp, too.

Sue D said...

Cute and pretty floral cards.

Helen said...

Wonderful cards, Julee! I love your great colouring and clever designs with your beautiful poppies! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Stay safe!

Lisa said...

Those poppy are great! I enjoy your creations!

Barbara-Jean said...

love all your poppy cards, what a great stamp and die set that is! and the Empowerment sentiment set is so perfect for our times! Thank you!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. I'm just getting into slimline cards and that first one is amazing!

NicoleN said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the colors.