Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hero Arts / Season of Wonder Release Blog Hop

Warm Winter Wishes 

Welcome to the Hero Arts Season of Wonder Release Blog Hop!  I am so happy to be sharing alongside this amazing list of friends.  You should have arrived from Amy Tsuruta's blog but if not, I have the entire hop list at the bottom.

You can find all the new Hero Arts holiday products HERE. It's time to shop!


I have two very different cards to share for the Season of Wonder Hero Arts Winter Catalog hop.  The catalog is just amazing.  Hero Arts has created a beauty!

My first card uses the AMAZING Blue Glimmer Metallic Ink.  I watercolored my own striped background and set aside to dry.  For my focal point, I've used the snowman and trees from Holiday Cheer.  I love the graphic look to this set!  I created my snow "hill' out of a white die cut circle and tucked my trees and snowman in the scene with some of the elements with foam adhesive.  

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Poinsettia 

My second card uses the Color Layering Poinsettia Bundle.  Hero Arts has done everything for you with this set......all the inks to help you do beautiful color layers for this poinsettia.  

The poinsettias were added to a panel of red cardstock that has a layer of polka dot vellum.  I gold heat embossed the centers of the poinsettias and carried that through with my die cut sentiment, Wishes Stamp and Cut, and some gold gems.

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**GIVEAWAY**
There will be TWO $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all the blogs in the hop.  Comment on the blogs by 11:59 PST on Sunday, August 26.

♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥

129 comments:

~amy~ said...

Amy, these are wonderful...love the first one!

Libby Hickson said...

Love your cards Amy! The striped background is great, and your poinsettia card is gorgeous!

Lagene said...

AWESOME creations! I especially love the poinsettia card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Fun cards. I love your stripey background!

pamboe said...

The layers poinsettia is so pretty. It's a perfect size to be used many ways on cards.

Theresa Pollack said...

Beautiful Cards! Love the use of the Metallic ink as the striped background. Very Creative designs!

Lori R. said...

Love these cards. The blue stripes and the snowman, the poinsettias, very nice. Thank you for sharing

Charly said...

Love the blue stripes background; simple yet impactful!

Kim Marie said...

I love both of these cards but that snowman just grabs the heart! Thanks her a chance on the Hop!

Kay Demonbren said...

The poinsettias are beautiful, and the little snowman is absolutely adorable!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the snow scene.
I look forward to Christmas because
of the poinsettias. Beautiful flowers
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kari Hansen said...

Thanks for showing creative ways to use the new Hero Arts products!

Purple Princess said...

Such wonderful cards!!

Priscilla S said...

In love with the Color Layering Poinsettia Bundle card... It's absolutely beautiful.

Sherri Little said...

I like your color stories: the blues on one and the reds on another.

Becca Yahrling said...

Awww, the snowman card is so adorable! Love the design. And I'm a fan of poinsettias, red, white, pink, I don't care! lol

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the bright blue and white colors in your cute little snowman card! This is so perfect for the winter season!

Karen H said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the shimmer and shine of the Glimmer Metallic inks.

Arlene said...

Ooh, so pretty.

Teri Smith said...

Really like both your cards. Those Metallic Glimmer Inks look so versatile. Love having a bit of shine on a card, especially for Christmas. Both your cards are great! There is so much in the winter catalogue!

Hannah said...

That snowman card is adorable!

Dee Earnshaw said...

gorgeous work:)

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards!
Thanks so much for sharing..

Megan said...

Your cards are as pretty as your photos, and your photos are stunning! I enjoyed hopping with you today! <3

Cyndi Morris said...

Gorgeous cards. Hard to believe it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards!

Nikki said...

Great cards, love the backgrounds.

Mateja Povše said...

So much inspiration and amazing cards :)

Janet D. said...

Wonderful cards, so creative!

Tami B said...

This ink looks fun & gives such beautiful results. Your cards are proof of that.

Susan Huber said...

Love your cards!

Kim Karriker said...

I really like the metallic blue striped background. The way you finished the card with the circle die, trees and snowman was very clever.

Cindy C. said...

Adorable and lovely cards!! I am going to CASE that beautiful background on the first one!! Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy G. said...

Love your cards! They are all very creative. Great job.

Marcie M. said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us!

Janet said...

Beautiful cards!!!!

Jan said...

Both cards are well done - TFS!!!

Carolyn said...

Oh my gosh, this snowman is so stinking cute! I love it.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are beautiful !

mom2five said...

Just lovely! I am loving the metallic inks.

Toni L said...

That blue glimmer ink is fantastic on your wintery card with the snowman. Definitely on my wish list now.

April Z said...

Very nice cards! I especially like that little snowman and trees with the fun striped background.

bhappetat said...

Really like the bright blue stripes on the snowman card.

Seester2T said...

Love your background!

Mike Bizup said...

Really love your poinsettia card. Really speaks Christmas!!

Tara Rex said...

Mr. Snowman is my FAVORITE! that card is just screaming fun and happiness. I love this idea!!!!

Christy Q said...

Oh, that first card is gorgeous!! I love those bold blue stripes - what an amazing background!!! The poinsettia card is just so striking and I love the gold accents you added.

Katy Glenn said...

Beautiful cards. So bright and happy. That snowman is the cutest.

greggers said...

Very nice cards!

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love that little snowman! Great background!

Sue Smith said...

Amy, your little snowman is so cute. I love the beauty of your poinsettia card. TFS

Geri Stuart said...

Sweet cards! Love the release!

Jeannine Douglas said...

Very cute cards, really like the snowman card.

Stef Perry said...

Great cards, that snowman with the blue glimmer paint is a standout, it's so cute!

Patt H. said...

fabulous cards, Amy, especially the adorable snowman card!

Celeste Goff said...

Love both of your beautiful cards but that snowman card is fabulous!

Shona Austin said...

Both cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Amy C. said...

Sweet cards! I especially like the cobalt blue stripes.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love these!!!! Super cute.

Jacqueline B. said...

Amy, lovely cards. The poinsettias card is pretty.

Laura Buehler said...

Great cards.

Ann said...

Love your poinsettia card Amy. They make me think 'christmas'.

Shirley Hutchins said...

Wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Nice cards!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely cards! :) Thanks for sharing!

Cheriese said...

Gorgeous inspiration!

Betty Keefe said...

darling snowman card and beautiful poinsettias card - great inspiration for this wonderful release!

Helen Budz said...

Two delightful winter cards, Amy. Love the blues of the first and the reds of the second...just the right colors for celebrating. tfs

Becky Moore said...

These are wonderful! I love that cute little snowman!!

twyla davis said...

Love the flowers

cjs said...

Loving your designs! Very clean & colorful!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

A great new release. Great coloring and designs. Thank you for the inspiration! Just lovely cards.

Cristina Wu said...

The poinsettia card is beautiful.

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Nice cards - i like the graphic look of the snowman, too. The poinsettia is really pretty

Kathy Ferguson said...

Love the poinsettia card. The pink color is so pretty. The snowman card is really cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Great cards!!! I think I may have to purchase those new metallic inks....I know I could find a million uses for them.....thank you so much for sharing.....Great Blog Hop!!!!! Hugs

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I am really liking the metallic inks. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa Byers said...

The poinsettias are gorgeous!! Very beautiful card!! The snowman is very cute too. Wonderful job on both!

Cynthia said...

This new collection is awesome. Thank you for sharing your card ideas.

DJ said...

Such sweet cards! I love your color choices on the poinsettias. TFS!

Sue D said...

Cute snowman scene--I like the stripes--and beautiful poinsettia card.

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable snowman...such a sweet card.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Both cards are Great! Very creative snowman scene in the first card. Thanks for sharing your "thinking out of the box" creativity! Have a wonderful day.

Sharon Christ said...

Beautiful cards!. Love the snowman.

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas! Who doesn't like a cute snowman... yours is sweet with the trees around him.

Carol Henderson said...

Great cards. I kept going back to the poinsettia card to see why I was so attracted to it - after all, I've seen lots. I've even made lots and even painted lots. I think it is the vellum background, it is so subtle, but perfect for this card. Great job and thank you!

Lindar C said...

Lovely cards, those inks look amazing and love your poinsettias!

StarSpry said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! I love the look of the Metallic Inks and the Layering Poinsettia is so detailed and pretty :)

Peggy M said...

Cute cards! Thank you for sharing!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards!! :)

Cheryl Rigney said...

Wonderful cards!! Your little snowman is so cute.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Nice snowman scene & pretty Poinsettias.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barbara Nies said...

Delightfully cute cards. Thanks for sharing

Penny Hanuszak said...

Two delightfully diverse cards for your portion of the hop. That little snowman is so sweet and fun. Love the blues. I also love the very traditional poinsettia. Beautifully crafted.

Lindsay S said...

Adorable snowman card!

JAS424 said...

Poinsettias are always in seasonal style.

Denise Fonda said...

Love the cards, you have inspired me to get started on my Christmas cards.

slgibbs1 said...

Nice cards! I think these new inks will be my favorites~

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love those vibrant blue stripes!

mindy1414 said...

I love the look you got with the Blue Glimmer Metallic Ink for the background on the first card. This stuff looks amazing, I can't wait to try it. Your poinsettia card is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Great colour blue with that shimmer, do love the snowman card set, reminds me of cute children's drawings. I'm not a poinsettias fab but these do look very realistic in deed. Thanks.

Moira Galarneau said...

Both beautiful cards and so different. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are lovely!

Christine K said...

Love the techniques you chose to use! Great cards for sure! Loving this hop!

Brenda M said...

Love your cards! The new inks are at the top of my wishlist.

Essie said...

Love your cards--and the blue stripe background is genius!

bzyPTmom said...

Both of your cards are great--the snowman is so darn cute!

FD91354 said...

Oh, I just love seeing that metallic ink at work! So vibrant and beautiful! Top of my list!

Marisa said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

toots666 said...

Thanks for sharing.... that ink ... wow

Wendy Lambert said...

Pretty cards. I am in love with the first one. The background is so beautiful.

GaleBeth said...

Oh so beautiful! I've only been crafting a couple years and try to send cards every week to whoever I feel needs a pick-me-up. Thank you for the inspiration & chance to win!

flip said...

Great cards! I really need to have those glimmer metallic inks in my life. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Haines said...

Love those glimmer inks all these beautiful cards

Kim Salito said...

Love the layering poinsettias, great cards.

Dana M said...

Such festive cards! Adorable and sweet. Beautiful and classic. Amazing designs.

Margaret said...

Two wonderful cards! I just love that Blue Glimmer Metallic Ink!

mtscrapgal said...

I like the way you used the metallic paint on the first card. The layering poinsettia is so pretty. Thanks

Anniek B said...

So beautiful!

Tavia Cheney said...

Beautifully done cards. I am already in love with those glimmer inks. The snowman card is adorable and I love LOVE the poinsettia card. That set will be part of my next purchase for sure. Thanks for sharing! Keep on crafting :)

Sandi Marson said...

What a wonderful way to end the hop! I love your poinsettia card! The gold centers are a nice touch! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

gmongenel said...

Awesome new HA release! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop!

Alaska .Kris said...

The poinsettias are just lovely!

D.Ann C said...

I NEED those glimmer metallics... gorgeous shimmery glimmery stripes!!!

Debbie Selby said...

the metallics look great.

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable snowman and beautiful poinsettias! Delightful cards! I can't wait to try the paints!

Linda Anderson said...

Your poinsettia card is fabulous! Color layering stamps are so wonderful for us artistically challenged people. They make it so easy to make masterpieces.TFS

Denise Ward said...

Great cards, Amy!!
I am totally amazed at how much detail shows up in the poinsettia stamps! Aren't they lovely??

Andre M. said...

Lovely cards you've shared today. Thanks for the inspiration.

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