Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop


Today I am so excited to be a part of the Hero Arts Blog Hop.  The new release is amazing.   For my card I decided to use the Newspaper Print Bold Print background.

I used several different colors of Distress Inks to stamp my image.  Then I went back and sprayed my stamp with water.  I let the lid of my MISTI slam so the water would slap onto the paper.



After I dried the paper, I ink blended with the same Distress Inks.  I used my Hero Arts Layering Swallowtail to stamp my focal image.  Because I used Versafine Onyx Black ink, I was able to add clear embossing powder and heat set it.



Finally, I embellished my card with some of the new release sequins.  This card was quick to make and a lot of fun.   Now for more fun stuff.....


Be sure to leave a comment on each blog listed below for your chance to win one of THREE $50 shopping sprees to Hero Arts.  The deadline is February 22, 2018 at 11:59 PT.  The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  Your next stop is Emily Midgett.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Yana Smakula 
Cathy Zielske
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Spohr
Michelle Short
Wanda Guess
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Heather Ruwe
Laurie Willison
Clare Prezzia
Iliana Myska  You Are Here
Emily Midgett
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Sean Fetterman
Simon Hurley
Joan Bardee
Megan Hoeppner
Lisa Stein
Ilina Crouse
Amy Kolling
Rubeena Ianigro
Kelly Latevola
Libby Hickson
Lucy Abrams

Don't forget to watch the video below.  Thanks for stopping by!





Affiliate links to supplies used:












Original MISTI
[ MSW ]
Memory MISTI Mouse Pad
[ MSW ]
Bar Magnet
[ MSW ]
Hero Arts Cling Stamp NEWSPAPER Bold...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Color Layering SWALLOWTAIL...
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Clear Stamps COLOR LAYERING...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad 9x12 -...
[ ELH ]
Brutus Monroe RAVEN DETAIL Ink Pad...
[ SSS ]
VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
[ ELH ]
Gina K Black Onyx Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Picked...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Worn...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Wilted...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Peacock...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Mermaid...
[ ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
[ ELH ]
Ranger Embossing Powder, Clear
[ ELH ]
Ranger Inkssentials Mister, 2 oz.
[ ELH ]
CH302 Ombré Blue Sequins | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS...
[ SSS ]

142 comments:

  1. Wow!! I lovve this card!! So pretty!

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  2. gorgeous...love your mix of stamps and the colors your used!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your card I love it!!

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  4. I love your background for this beautiful card.

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  5. What a beautiful card! I love your background!

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  6. Gorgeous card! I love the watery background

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  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I’m really loving this new stamp Newspaper print by Hero Arts. Thanks for the video showing how you achieved the multi colored background. The card is so simple and yet full of life. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow, I really am loving this new stamp Newspaper Print by Hero Arts. Thanks for the video, showing us how you made the multi colored background. Love how simple this card is and yet so dimensional. Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your day!

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  10. love this!
    Great ideas! thanks for sharing ;)

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  11. I really love the colors you used... and what a great idea for the background...thank you!

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  12. This is beautiful Iliana, a wonderful technique on your background.

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  13. Love that stamp and the idea for a new technique.

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  14. What a pretty card. Thanks for the ideas.

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  15. I love the background colors. So vibrant and pretty

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  16. I like that colorful and distressed looking background. TFS

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  17. Pretty, pretty card!My list of Must Haves is growing by leaps and bounds!

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  18. Already have the swallow tail set on my list.

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  19. I love the ink blended look. Thanks for sharing! Video is awesome.

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  20. That background stamp is amazing! I can think of so many ways to use it. I love the colors you used as well. Great card!!

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  21. I haven't seen mixed media style cards in a while. You made it really beautiful and elegant. I love it!

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  22. So colorful, Iliana! I love your silhouette of the flower and butterfly!

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  23. fantastic background with the stark black flower and butterfly!

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  24. What a fun idea on the background!!!

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  25. Gorgeous card and
    thanks for the tip
    to water and slam
    the MISTI!
    Carla from Utah

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  26. There are so many stamps I love from this release! LOVe that butterfly

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  27. There are so many stamps I love from this release!

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  28. Just a great background stamp. It's really pretty in the colors of distress ink you used but it would also look great in more neutral shades for a masculine card.

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  29. I love how you created this background! And that technique is just perfect for the Newspaper Print stamp. Might need to get that one! :)

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  30. This is a beautiful idea multi stamps on one card and I love how both stamps are equally as impactful playing off each other.

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  31. This is a great release and I love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. I love your card, and the background stamp is great.

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  33. Love this card! Now there is more to add to my wish list - and still growing with such a great new catalogue!

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  34. Beautiful card - love the background.

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  35. What a great background and you did a fabulous job here!

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  36. Love this background stamp and your technique is awesome! What beautiful results!!! TFS!

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  37. This card is awesome, I love it! The colors are amazing!

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  38. Great card...love the background stamp and the way you colored it.

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  39. Great tutorial. The background with the flower and butterfly is so complimentary.

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  40. Gorgeous! I'm really taken with that butterfly set!

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  41. This is gorgeous!! Love the color combo you used.

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  42. Wow! Just wow. Those are all my words.

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  43. I'm in love with this card. I love distress inks and bright colors. I love that newspaper background stamp and I love beuuterflies .You grabbed me with this one.

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  44. Very unique! I love the mixed media look of this.

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  45. Gorgeous background. Love the description of how it was created. This is making me want to get the newspaper background stamp now. Very Creative.

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  46. SO pretty! This card gives me hope that spring truly is on it's way (and we got more snow tonight!!)

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  47. Wow! This card is simply stunning!!!
    I love the colouring!!!

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  48. I like this unique and pretty background. Beautiful blend of colors.

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  49. I'm having lots of fun on the "blog hop train" ;) lovely card here, thanks for sharing

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  50. Love this card! The colors on the background are great. I never would of thought to use such pretty spring colors!Newspaper means neutral I love the out of the box thinking.

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  51. Gorgeous card! I really appreciate the tip of letting the MISTI slam onto the paper to get the droplets look.

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  52. I love your background, and the bold colors you used are perfect with the Hero Arts NEWSPAPER Bold Print… Very cute!

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  53. This card is terrific! When I slam the lid of my misand when you do it's a technique. LOL I think its awesome. Thank you for sharing this card and video with us.ti it's a mistake

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  54. I love the way you used the butterfly and flower as a silhouette against the bright, vibrant background! This does look like a fun card.

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  55. Oh, WoW! I never would have thought to do the newspaper in such gorgeous bold colors! It's fabulous! Thanks for helping me to think outside the box!!

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  56. Your card is gorgeous! I love the background and the technique you shared...I am SO excited to try it myself. It is perfect the way that beautiful butterfly and flower mixes with the colorful background

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  57. Cool card! Those colors with the newspaper background look amazing!

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  58. Wow Iliana this card is amazing. I like the newsprint background and the gorgeous colours of ink you've used. The silhouette butterfly and flower are perfect. Thanks for sharing your tips and great video on how it was made.

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  59. Wonderful card using that newspaper background stamp!

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  60. Beautiful card! That news print stamp is a great background stamp and I love that butterfly stamp. it's so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  61. Such a pretty card just love those colour combo you used, and the background is awesome with the newspaper look.

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  62. Wow! That was awesome! I love your card. I am really drawn to that newsprint stamp, and you used it beautifully. It is definitely going on my wish list. TFS.

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  63. Such a great card! LOVE the background you created!

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  64. Beautiful card, love the Newsprint stamp and color combo!

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  65. This is just gorgeous! Great job on it!

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  66. wow! stunning card. I love the colourful newsprint with the butterfly over it. Looks sensational

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  67. Love the bold black butterfly on the softer background!

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  68. such a lovely card! the background is fabu! hugs, treen

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  69. Awesome card. Love the colors you chose and even though the background stamp is busy-your card is simple and balanced

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  70. What a bold and vivacious card. The colors look stunning against the black images.

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  71. Aww...now thats my style of card...love it

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  72. Such a beautiful card. I love the unique background.

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  73. Beautiful card. I love the background stamp and how you used it. Thanks for sharing..

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  74. Thanks for the excellent video. I think the multiple stamping and embossing made the images really shine.

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  75. OMG! your background is AMAZING! Those colors really make the black image stand out! TFS!

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  76. The background is stunning, perfect for this lovely butterfly stamp. Thank you for sharing!

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  77. Lovely card! I'm going to have to try this technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. Love the unique background & the awesome stamps! Wonderful card!

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  79. lovely colourful background, an unusual and pretty take on newsprint.

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  80. Very fun and colorful background!

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  81. Stunning background, love using multicolors with the newsprint stamp.

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  82. Love your card. I love the background colors and the "splashes" you created with the Misti. What a fun idea! The butterfly layering stamp is one of my favorites from the HA new release! :)

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  83. That butterfly stamp is one of my favorites in the new catalogue. Love how you used it on the inked and stamped background. Gorgeous card!

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  84. I love that card! The newspaper background is fun, and the images are good. I really love that butterfly! Great job.

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  85. Wow, fantastic card! I love the vibrant colors of the background but it still lets the focal point shine.

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  86. Love your ideas. They are so creative and feel like one of a kind...thanks for sharing!

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  87. Beautiful card! I could see stamping a lot of these backgrounds in various ways/colors & creating a bunch of cards later with them!!

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  88. Fabulous card! I love your color choices.
    :) Marie

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  89. Gorgeous! Love that background! I was thinking "I wish she would have done a video" and there it was at the bottom. Thanks!!

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  90. Love your fabulous card! Thanks for the tip on "slamming" the Misti cover down! A great technique that worked beautifully!

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  91. Love that watercolour background! Really lovely!

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  92. I love the.backgroung you created. I haven't seen anything like that before. Thanks

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  93. That background looks fantastic! Great tip about letting the MISTI door slam!

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  94. That’s a fantastic card !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  95. Thanks for sharing the video. Like the idea of multicolors on a large background stamp

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  96. VERY pretty. Love your colour combination.

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  97. What a fantastic card! The colours you used are awesome!

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  98. I love the multicolor newsprint background with the black-and-white butterfly. Such a fun switch of how one would see it in nature! And the card turned out just beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  99. Fabulous background stamping! I love the bright colors you used! This is a fantastic card!

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  100. Beautiful..Love the background so much..Awesome colours.

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  101. Love what you’ve done with the background stamp. It is very pretty. The silhouette flower and butterfly stamped images are perfect up against it.

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  102. This newsprint background stamp is amazing but I love the colours used to stamp it. So cheery. And then the black main image just pops against it. Absolutely gorgeous!! One of my favourites from this hop!

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  103. This card is so pretty!! I love that butterfly. The background is so pretty.

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  104. Great watercolor and silhouette technique! Can't wait to try! Love this new catalog! Thanks to all!

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  105. I will use your technique of closing the Misti door to get a splatter effect. And that newsprint background stamp is on my list to buy! Thank You!

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  106. Ah what a clever background! I would not have thought to make newspaper so colorful, it looks great.

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  107. This background looks amazing in watercolour. Great card!

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  108. I love the black silhouette on the bright background!

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  109. Great use of the newsprint stamp - love the result

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  110. This is awesome! What a great idea to do the background, with the gorgeous Hero Arts Newspaper stamp,in colour instead of black. The Hero Arts Swallowtail stamp is one of my favorites from this release, its so versatile. Thanks for the informative video.

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  111. Fantastic card! I love that background!

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  112. What a clever use of a background stamp, love this card!

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