Monday, November 16, 2015

Hero Arts Holiday Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to Hero Arts Holiday Blog Hop with A Blog Named Hero.


Today we are showcasing Holiday cards using Hero Arts Holiday products. You should have come from Chitra Menon's Blog. If this is your first stop in the hop, thats okay, I have the full list of designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of the hop. 

I have two cards for you today. My first card is a kind of one layer CAS card.

Season's Greetings

I used Lia Griffith's Deck the Halls stamp set and Holiday Petals and Leaves stamp set to make this card. I trimmed a a white card to 4 x 5.25 inches. I masked the sides and top and bottom using masking tape. I then sponged Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserve, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I sponged the colours back and forth until I got a smooth blend. I then spattered some clean water, mopped it then sprayed shimmer mist. Once dry, I stamped the reindeers from Lia's set on the bottom and the sentiment from Holiday Petals and Leaves on the top using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then removed the mask and mounted this panel on a white card base. Then embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a closeup

season's greetings closeup1

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For my second card, I have used the Holiday Petals and Leaves stamp set.

Merry Christmas card2

I love Jennifer's monochromatic layering technique. I stamped the images from the stamp set on a green card panel using green ink. Since this set does not have layering images, I used white gel pen to add my highlights. Then I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in black on two strips of white cardstock. I also stamped the bow from the stamp set using red ink and cut it out. I adhered these on a vellum panel using foam adhesive. I then used foam behind the sentiment to adhere the vellum panel on the card panel. Finally embellished with Classic Christmas sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. This card panel is then adhered on a white cardstock. Here is a closeup.

Merry Christmas closeup

I love the tone on tone background on this card.

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Both the cards are simple and easy to mass produce. You can add gold twine to both of them if you like to take it to next level. Hope you like my cards.


Your next stop is to Isabel Rivera's Blog. Here is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.
Make sure you leave comment on all the blogs in the hop. There are three Hero Arts kits to giveaway. Winners will be randomly choosen from any of the blogs. The comments need to be received by 11.59PM PST on Sunday November 22nd. The winner will be announced on Tuesday November 24th on Hero Arts Blog.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Hopping!

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101 comments:

Purvi Gadewar said...

Gorgeous cards! Stunning background on the first card!

~amy~ said...

Both of your cards are simply beautiful!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Gayatri!!!
WOW - your reindeers look SO ELEGANT against your STUNNING, SHIMMERING background, LOVE IT ALL, SO MAGICAL!!!
LOVE your tone-on-tone stamping with the white accents too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE and INKY INSPIRATION :)

Libby Hickson said...

Oh so pretty - love both cards but you really had me with the blue & purple of the first card! :-)

Sathya said...

Gorgeous cards!! Lovely bg on the 1st card :)

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are lovely. Great stamping.

vinita jain said...

I adore your first creation Gayatri! such a beautiful scene with shimmer and color effect and the other one is pretty too!

Clare said...

The shimmer is just GORGEOUS on the first card! I love the coloring too! And the second card is so fun with the sequins!

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

Your first card's ink blending is stunning! what a beautiful card!

Gail said...

Fabulous - I really, really like the deer and blending of ink of the first card - nice job!

Hetty said...

I love your first card, such a great background and the deer look perfectly happy.
The next card is lovely too. Great work.

Sabrina said...

Great cards!!!

Helen Gullett said...

Stunning cards!!! WOW that deer card is gorgeous!

Niki G said...

Very pretty Gayatri! Love all the elements on both cards.

Cindy C. said...

Both adorable!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

WOW, amazing looking cards, especially the first one!!!! Thank you for sharing them with us:)

Danielle Dietz said...

Wow! The purple to blue background is amazing! Very pretty cards.

Lisa said...

So very pretty, Gayatri! Love them.

paperpicnic said...

Love both of these beautiful card designs, Gayatri! Such lovely ways to use these stamp sets! Gorgeous!

Brandi R said...

Very sweet cards. Love them both ♥

BunnyD said...

Your silhouette card is absolutely stunning! Love the shading of the background.

Tami B. said...

Your blue & purple background is beautiful!

Patty said...

Beautiful cards!! I absolutely LOVE the first card...beautiful inking!!

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Michelle Lupton said...

Love the blues fading into the purples on your first card - just beautiful!

pcm said...

love your lovely deer scene!

Bernice P. said...

Love this card! Loving the blue and purple!

pamboe said...

I love the monochromatic green background.

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the deer background.

cindybearj said...

Love both cards! On the second one the white on the monochromatic background really stands out!

Becky said...

I like both cards, but my favorite is the deer.

kathyc said...

Beautiful cards! :)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Gayatri!! Love the scene on the first card!! The background is very beautiful in the second one!

nzillingworth said...

GREAT WIDE BORDERS REALLY SET YOUR ART WORK OFF. THEY LOOK FAB. LIKE THE DEER CARD BEST. SPARKLE AND COLOURS ARE WONDERFUL

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Pretty cards, Gayatri!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds on both, they look stunning!

jcobb said...

Love both cards! The deer card just screams "cold winter's night"! Beautiful!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards love the colors in the deer card.

D.Ann C said...

I'm in love with the gorgeous background in the first card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on both your cards they are adorable!

Amy C. said...

Sweet holiday cards! The blue and purple background is so pretty.

Sher in Albuquerque said...

I absolutely LOVE the deer card. The background is stunning!

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards. I love your masked creation - quite dramatic. Your second card was fun and cheery.

Rubina Pantoja said...

Very nice card - love your watercoloring!

Nicki Wong said...

Love your backgrounds.

Gail Washo said...

Love the background on the reindeer

Pam B said...

I love the reindeer card! Florida

Angela said...

I love your card with the reindeer. The colors are gorgeous!

Jeannie said...

What a gorgeous background on Card #1 -- spectacular! Use of the white gel pen on Card #2 produces very effective highlights.

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Gayatri ~ Your first card stole my heart. I'm a Distress Ink ADDICT and your blending is absolute perfection. There's truly nothing about this card that I did not love. Your 2nd card is fun and cheerful with it's bright and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.
#sharehandmadekindness

Deepti said...

Beautiful cards! Love the inking on your first card :)

Linda W said...

Love the background on the reindeer card. I will have to try that technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maureen Hayes said...

I agree with you about the tone on tone stamping, it really makes the card! Thanks for sharing both of your cards with us, I love the distress background you created on the first and the tone on tone on the second. You have inspired me to try both techniques myself.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Wow these cards are gorgeous!!!

magicalmagpie said...

I love the delicate touches of the gel ink to your stamped images on the second card, and love the soft and subtle effect you have achieved by using various DI on the first.

Suzanne Ward said...

Purples and blues are favorites of mine, too, Gayatri! That one really stands out as lovely!!

shelly c said...

Love the backgrounds of your cards, so gorgeous!

razzia said...

Love the backgrounds of your cards, my favorite is the first one. Sahra Scrap

Nandini said...

Both the cards are gorgeous! Love the beautiful background on both.

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards. The distress ink/water coloring on your first card is really neat and I like the background you made on your second card. Both cards, beautiful colors and nice design.

Rema said...

Beautifulcards!

joy said...

Gorgeous cards, Gayatri! The first one is so beautifully blended. The color combo of the second card is very pleasing.

worrywort said...

The first card reminds me so much of the Bambi film.

Rahmat said...

Beautiful set of cards, the first one is simply gorgeous with that lovely inking, and the second one just pops out with that green background.

Amy McCue said...

That background is just beautiful!

Flowerdiscos Scrap Hut said...

i like how you used black ink for the deers as well as the sentiment. and i love the sequins and the tone on tone background on the second card.
both cards are very pretty.

Cheryl said...

Really love the background colors and technique on the reindeer card! Stunning!

Sandy Robin said...

Very pretty cards. The deer card is one of your bests!

Laurie Brown said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love both of your backgrounds-both are so fun!!

Lindart said...

Lovely cards! The reindeer card is awesome!

Nana Griffin said...

Beautiful! I especially love the first one.

Cathy Homan said...

Very pretty cards. I love the background you created on the first card, and I always love tone on tone backgrounds - the effect is so simple but adds so much to a card. Thank you for sharing both cards!

Deana P said...

Very cute card. Love the colors.

SuseADoodle said...

2 wonderful cards! great backgrounds on both! TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the colors on the first card.. so striking!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the dear card. Love the bright colors of both cards. Thanks

Katherine Barnes said...

Great cards, I especially like the blending of the background on your first one!

Kris B said...

Two lovely cards! Wonderful backgrounds on both! Love he festive touch the sequins give!

Diane said...

Two great cards. I absolutely love the background on the first card. Adding the white gel pen on the second card was just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Satori said...

Wonderful backgrounds for your CAS cards!

Kim Faucher said...

Two very elegant cards. I love the silhouette deer!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful cards Gayatri, love the inking and the deer silhouettes, and the vellum overly on the second card looks wonderful :-)

Robin B. said...

Pretty cards! I love the colors and framed look on the first one and the background on the second one. Thanks for sharing.

Mitzi said...

Our hunters would love to find deer with antlers like those! I love your background on the second card.

loulou said...

Love that gorgeous purple and blue background - stunning card.

hthole said...

Great cards, beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

both cards are beautiful
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Marina Whigham said...

Love the deer!

Sue D said...

wonderful backgrounds on both cards.

Sandy said...

Both cards are vey elegant and fun, but I like the tone on tone card the best.

April said...

Lovely cards!

Cynthia Smith said...

2 Beautiful card's, just love the deer's!!

Eva said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the background of deers card. Colors are lovely! ;)

Linda said...

Both cards are very nice. Lovely colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debbie Vasel said...

Such elegant backgrounds on both cards!
I would love to receive cards like these.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

The background of the first card is awesome. Great cards.

Sindhu said...

Stunning cards..Love the back ground in both the cards..

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love the background for both cards Gayatri!

Chark said...

Love the nighttime sky!

chocolateswirl said...

beautiful cards :)

Lisa said...

Both cards are so beautiful and so different.....