Friday, October 20, 2017

Jump Start The Holidays with Hero Arts

Hi.. Friends.. Welcome to my blog..     
       Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday card making motors! We are also joining Lea Lawsom during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog everyday this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way!

Prize - We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at every stop along the bloghop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday November 10 at 11:59 pst and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog on Sunday, November 12.

Now coming to my cards for the hop

  • I placed stencil on a white panel and applied distress oxide inks. Left it to dry.
  • Then placed the stencil again but offsetting a little, then applied versamark ink and clear heat embossed.
  • Then I applied grey distress oxide ink on top of this.
  • Trimmed the panel a little and foam mounted it on the top folding card base.
  • I stamped sentiment and and trimmed one side.
  • Added few strands of copper embroidery floss and foam mounted sentiment.
  • Added few enamel accents in copper colour.


Here you can make out the shine of clear heat embossing.



  • Its a very simple card.
  • I used another Hero arts stencil and various distress oxide inks.
  • I shifted the stencil halfway before applying next colour.
  • Then i trimmed the strip in 2 and foam mounted on top folding card base.
  • Stamped sentiment in black and fussy cut only bottom of it and foam mounted it too.
  • Added few accents in copper to embellish the card.


Here is the list of hops

Swapna Patil - You are here


Hero Arts Tweed Pattern
Hero Arts Tweed Pattern
Shop at:
HA
Hero Arts Tropical Background
Hero Arts Tropical Background
Shop at:
HA
Peeled paint DO
Peeled paint DO
Shop at:
EH
Fired Brick DO
Fired Brick DO
Shop at:
EH
Hero Arts Black inkpad
Hero Arts Black inkpad
Shop at:
HA
Clear Embossing powder
Clear Embossing powder
Shop at:
HA
Embossing Tool
Embossing Tool
Shop at:
HA
Spiced Marmalaid DO
Spiced Marmalaid DO
Shop at:
EH
Iced Spruce
Iced Spruce
Shop at:
EH
Fiskars Surecut
Fiskars Surecut
Shop at:
EH



Thank you

55 comments:

  1. Love the uniqueness of both your cards.

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  2. In LOVE with these. So out of the box and yet, why didn't I think of this??? Such amazing takes on a different way to do a card! I love how creative you are, it inspires me!

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  3. fantastic cards, Swapna! especially love the first one with it's glossy colors!

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  4. Lovely colors & designs. Love the yummy embossing
    on the first card.

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  5. Enjoyed yours the most on this "hop"!

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  6. You have showed that stencils can be simple to use and provide great results

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  7. stunning examples of how stencils can be use to perfection:)

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  8. These are both gorgeous!! I love how you've used the stencils here, and I just love the autumnal color palette!

    Thank you so much for being part of my crafty comeback party - I appreciate it SO much!! ♥

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  9. Beautiful thank you cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  10. I like your creative card designs.

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  11. Unique card ideas. I love the way you used the stencil. I appreciate your step by steps too

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  12. Wow! Amazing cards with wonderful color combinations! Thank you for explaining how you achieve the look for each as it was helpful to understand your process.

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  13. The 3D effect in first card is very cool.

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  14. Love your cards and how you used your stencils!!

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  15. An interesting idea for using stencils. Always nice to see them used a little differently.

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  16. Beautiful card, Swapna. I love your coloring of the stencil. Have a wonderful day!

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  17. Swapna, these are gorgeous. I am so pinning them. Thank you.

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  18. These cards are so pretty and elegant. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful card and great technique!

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  20. Great stencil technique to create stunning cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Your we of the stencils is great. What nice thank you cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Beautiful cards. What a wonderful stencil technique. I need to use my clear embossing powder more.

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  23. Great inspirations, thanks for sharing with us!

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  24. Such a cool card! I would have never thought of using a stencil this way and will have to try it.

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  25. Beautiful cards. I have stencils but always forget to use them, thanks for sharing a new way to use them.

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  26. Love the color scheme you used, just yells "fall is here!" Your 2nd card is gorgeous!!

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  27. Creative way to use stencils, I struggle a lot putting them to use in my cards. These two cards are lovely!

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  28. Great use of the stencils! Love your color combo!

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  29. Great cards! I really like the design and color of them.

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  30. What stunning and unique cards! Awesome!

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  31. Some amazing designs and textures going on there!

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  32. Beautiful cards!! I love the simplicity of the second one! It's amazing!!

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  33. I'm head over heels in love with your first card!

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  34. Great use of the stencil! Such lovely texture!

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  35. I love the color combos you used with both stencils. Great patterns and an inspirational way to use the designs on cards!

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  36. Two fabulous cards. Love them both!

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  37. I don't think I've ever visited your page before, but I really like the cards you made. Very nice use of color and design! I liked them both!

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  38. Beautiful cards! Love the fall colours.

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  39. stunning cards thank you for sharing

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  40. Beautiful ombre look to your fall card and I love that you added the clear embossing to give it some shine!

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  41. Beautiful cards. Especially love the second card!

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  42. Wonderful cards!! I am in awe of the background on the first one! Gorgeous!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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