Happy Anniversary to A Blog Named Hero! As a long time fan of Hero Arts I share their passion for their products and I'm so thankful that they have been inspiring us for 5 years! And I am happy to be part of Day 2 of a two day blog hop to celebrate. If you missed any part of today's blog hop you can head back to A Blog Named Hero to start from the beginning.
For today's cards I used a beautiful Hero Arts stamp -- Artistic Dahlia! It is one of my favorite flower stamps ever. I set out to make one card and couldn't stop! I ended up making five! Ever since Kristina Werner clued me in that Bristol Smooth cardstock is the bomb with Zig Clean Color markers I have loved them! The color moves around so easily with just a little water.
I was away from home at a crafty gathering when I did the stamping and coloring. I stamped in black ink, applied a little water with a water brush and colored away! So these weren't turned into cards right away. When I went to do that I realized I had stamped them too far to the right! So... I remembered seeing Jennifer McGuire die cut over the edge of cards many times so I thought I'd give that a try with this card design.
Using some coordinating colored cardstock I die cut using Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies and then adhered it to the card front using foam tape. To create the greetings I grabbed a few Hero Arts stamp sets, stamped greetings on black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing powder. I adhered the left side and then put a little foam tape under the right side.
I thought it needed a little more so I added white dots around the circle with a Signo white gel pen and added some Spectrum Clear Sparkle pen over the flowers.
Here are the other four cards:
So let's talk Giveaways! A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for their wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies! Several companies decided to help them celebrate their fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that they decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day! Giveaway prizes total more than $500! To win, leave a comment on each hop stop. They will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning! And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.
- $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- $50 gift card to Gina K Designs
- $25 gift card to Winnie & Walter
- $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
- $20 gift card to Avery Elle
- prize pack from Mama Elephant
- gift card from Studio Katia
- one Online Card Class of your choice
- one set of distress oxide inks from Jennifer McGuire Ink
The next stop is the super talented Yana Smakula!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!