Today I am honored to be a part of the Hero Arts + A Blog Named Hero Holiday Blog Hop! You likely came here from the wonderful Libby Hickson’s blog. I’m so thankful that I got to meet Libby this year. She’s super sweet, and fun, and I wish we had had more time to spend together. Maybe next year. 🙂
This year’s Holiday Release from Hero Arts is just spectacular, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some (if not all) of the new goodies. Here’s a card I made using one of the new background stamps, Candy Stripe bold prints. It’s such a great stamp, and I know it will see lots of use from me, year round. Paired that with one of the Lia Griffith wood block stamps, Merry & Bright by Lia. I’m hoping that there are stamps in this format for every release that Hero Arts does going forward. They’re perfect for an elegant, simple sentiment, and I will use these for a very long time.
I stamped the sentiment with versamark onto some vellum cardstock, then used the new platinum embossing powder from Hero Arts. It’s just the perfect shade of metallic for my taste. The background was stamped onto some paper and also embossed with the same embossing powder. I then used two shades of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the stripes. If you notice, the top left is a stronger, darker color, and it fades out to the bottom right. I did that by coloring with the markers in the top left, and then using a waterbrush to drag the color down.
So that you could see the sentiment on the vellum better, I hand stitched it onto a piece of white cardstock, and then popped that up onto the card front. I used metallic thread for that, to match the embossing powder.
Here’s a list of the blog hop participants, I hope you’ll stop by everyone’s blog. We have some amazing projects for you, and there’s a giveaway! Hero Arts has stashed away THREE of the November 2015 My Monthly Hero kits to giveaway to readers of this hop. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments, across all blogs, received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, November 24th.
Next stop on the hop is Niki Garcia. I’ve had a peek at what she’s made, you’re going to love it.
Isabel Rivera Ruiz
If you happen to find a link that doesn’t work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today’s hop.
Thanks for hopping by!
Beautiful card! Love the background…
NICE…love how you colored the stripes!
TracyM #6773 says
GORGEOUS card Lisa!!!
WOW – LOVE your BEAUTIFUL vellum sentiment panel and stitching, ADORE your STUNNING background, your embossed & coloured stripes look AMAZING!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂
Love your card Lisa, and thank you for the sweet words about me! I’m glad we got a chance to meet, too!!!
Vinita Jain says
Gorgeous stitched panel in golden and i adore these stripes in BG, awesome job done! I am very much inspired!
Jean Bullock says
Beautiful card! That background stamp is awesome. Your heat embossing and stitching is great. I really need to try the Hero embossing powder. Thanks for sharing about it.
This is so lovely! I agree, those woodblock stamps by Lia are SOOO pretty!
Sathya Kala says
Beautiful card…Love the vellum use and stitching on it!
Vikki H says
Very pretty design with those striking stripes~
O m gee I love love love that back ground. It is Awesomeeee. The card is so pretty. Good job.
Cindy C. says
Jill A says
Gail Scott says
Lisa- how cool is this with those strips! TFS
Such a lovely card.
Sabrina Radican says
Beautiful card. Love the background and the sentiment on vellum.
Niki G. says
Oh Lisa! I could not be more in love with this card! From the stitch work to that fabulous embossed/watercolor background…and now I’m off to purchase that background stamp…hahaha
Helen Gullett says
Your card is beautiful with the colorful background. The gold embossed quote is fabulous.
Danielle Dietz says
What a fabulous idea to hand stitch the vellum! Beautiful way to showcase your sentiment. 🙂
Dee Earnshaw says
Wow, love the platinum embossing powder you used and the gorgeous stitching:)
Gorgeous watercolored and embossed stripes! I love this idea, they are so festive! Looks like expensive wrapping paper!
Ha! It does look like wrapping paper that I always want to buy but will never spend the money on… you’re giving me some ideas. 🙂
What a fabulous background effect. It looks like very lush wrapping paper. Beautiful card
The wrapping paper comment is catching on. I agree! And now I want some. Thanks for hopping. 🙂
Carol K says
colorful background. . . .
Brandi R says
Awesome card! LOVE how you did the background ♥♥
Tami B says
I love to see stamping on vellum. This is really pretty.
Michelle Lupton says
Love the sentiment, love the background, love the stitching, love love love!
Patty E says
Beautiful card!! I too have come to the realization that I LOVE bold sentiments as the maiin focus on a card with a colorful background!!
Bernice Pierre says
Beautiful card! Loving the stripes and the gold!
Cynthia Johnson says
What a cool card. Love the hand-stitching in gold thread!
Jean Marmo says
This is delightful!
Berina Febin says
Beautiful card!! Love the use of the vellum!! Gorgeous background!!
Pai Meng says
this is so great!
Gilda (McStamper) says
Love the colors and gold stitching.
A very well thought out card. I love the non-traditional shades.
Becky Partan says
Kathryn M says
Lorraine Manoukian says
I really like the gold hand done sewing on the border. It compliments the piece so well
Beautiful! Love the background!
Charlene M. says
Mary Dawn says
gorgeous, love the candy stripes <3
Fun colors! 🙂
NADINE ILLINGWORTH says
YO LOVE THE NEON COLOURS FAB.
Barbara from Anderson Island says
Lisa, “Merry and Bright” describes your card perfectly! I love anything vellum and anything gold, so you got me on both counts. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation.
What an awesome background!
Maggie B says
Hi Lisa ~ What stunning colors you’ve chosen for your card….absolutely love the non-traditional color combination. I’ve never been brave enough to try free-hand stitching on my cards but love the effect you achieved here with yours. Thanks for sharing your outstanding talent with the rest of us paper crafters.
Janet Cobb says
😀 I started reading and scrolling down…and those gorgeous colors just jumped out at me! Got a “wow” from me! Your background is fantastic…I love the way the colors fade out from top to bottom. Very creative!
Sandy D says
Very bright card!
Melissa Friedrich says
Love your background and that platinum embossed sentiment on vellum, stunning!
Stunning card. Fresh take on traditional colors. Love the coloring technique and hand stitching.
Love your card great background to show off the saying.
Laurie Brown says
Just love that fun background!!! That platinum powder is so pretty!
Natalie Godfrey says
Great looking background. Love the gold!
Sher Mattison says
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the effect of the platinum embossing on vellum! I have to try it!!
Sue D says
So festive in these colors and with the embossing.
D.Ann C says
The metallic thread is a fab touch!
Love the background. WOW!
Kathy DuBose says
Simply stunning. Simple yet warm and elegant.
I love all the gold on the card. The gold thread is an additional pop. Lovely card.
Amy Cooley says
Fun holiday card! The bright colors are great!
Don’t you love that background stamp? I had to have it as soon as I saw it! I love seeing it used in another way besides just red and white candy cane stripes! The coloring between stripes is a great idea!
Pam Beatty says
Beautifully detailed card! Fl
Rubina Pantoja says
Love the hand stitching – completes such an awesome card!
This card is so merry and bright itself that it makes me smile!
I agree the Merry & Bright is perfect for your card love it great colours
Maureen Hayes says
I love how you used this background stamp, and colored the embossing with the Zig pens in an hombre effect! I also think that stitching the sentiment panel on with the glitter thread made the whole thing pop! Thanks for the inspiration.
Kris B says
Beautiful card! Love the striped background and how you colored it! The embossed sentiment really looks great with the hand stitched gold thread framing it! Wonderful Christmas card!
Linda Williams says
Beautiful card. Thanks for the idea. 🙂
Carolee M says
Love your pretty card!!
Jill Taylor says
Love the bright stripes paired with the subtle gold centerpiece. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous, stunning card! That background stamp is on my wish list. Love the bright colors you have used to offset the elegant sentiment!
magicalmagpie Gail Macaulay says
Love the gold stitching on the vellum and the gorgeous gold embossing. Lovely and bold!
That background is beautiful! I love the stamp! Thanks for sharing!
Love your design, and the stitching is a great addition to your card!
Sahra Scrap says
Simply gorgeous, just love this fun background.
Wow! The gold embossed and stitched focal is gorgeous! Love this card!
Sarah G says
Love the hand stitching, watercolours and embossing, Lisa – such a fabulous festive card!
Beautiful card. Love the embossing, colors and design.
Rema DeLeeuw says
joy meadows says
I adore the font of this sentiment and it looks SO gorgeous in the platinum embossing powder. Beautiful card, Lisa!
Bright and Beautiful.
Fun card! Love the coloring technique used on the stripes…Happy Thanksgiving!
Amy McCue says
It’s a great hop so far. I love your pretty sentiment.
i think that platinum embossing powder just won my heart. 🙂
Great card. Lovely colors. The gold rocks.
I like everything about this card–the clean look of the stripes, the platinum EP, and the way you varied the intensitiy of the brightly colored stripes. Beautiful card.
Linda Cameron says
I love how you did your sentiment, I will try it! Thanks for sharing!
Amber McGary says
I love the colors in this card-very pretty!
Annie S. says
Nana Griffin says
Very nice card, simple and elegant.
Karen Martens says
Love the sentiment, simple and not crowded. The colors are bright and seasonal too. Thanks.
Cathy Homan says
Such a pretty card! I love that the sentiment stands out on the card. Thanks for sharing.
Kate B says
This is a gorgeous, elegant card! I love the variation in color of the background stripes & the hand stitching is a perfect addition!
Sheryl Peavy says
Great card. Love the colors.
Barbara Walborn says
Oh, so merry and bright! Nice job.
sue b says
love the card and how all the parts are put together — coloring the candy strip background the way you did, adding the stitching around the stamped text — all really awesome! great card and good ideas to use …
Marina Guard Whigham says
What a wonderful, unusual card. Thanks for the explanation of how the stripes were done.
Denise Bryant says
Awesome card! Love that background!
Angie Hall says
Your card is beautiful with all the gold highlights. Thanks
Wonderful golden stripes
I really like the bright background and the vellum “centerpiece”, too. Thanks!
Jan O says
Your card lives up to the sentiment Merry and Bright! I wouldn’t have guessed that you used Zig brush pens!
Alma Dirpaul says
Wow. Absolutely stunning card.
Kim Faucher says
Oooo I really love this! The metallic thread is a nice touch.
Margarita Navarro-Rivera says
Love that background!
Robin B. says
What a fun, bright card! I love the candy stripes and gold sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful card that is definitely BRIGHT… and cheery!
Sandy Small says
The card is great! I really like the colored stripes and the stitching!
Linda F says
Very pretty card. Love that background.
Michele K. Henderson says
Wow, Lisa, I LOVE this! This is so bright and cheerful! Those bright colorful stripes really make this feel like Christmas!
Heather T says
Love the addition of non traditional color pink. Thanks for sharing.
Jayne Berghorn says
Superb color combinations!
Barb Housner says
it is so beautiful, that background stamp will be very versatile
thanks for sharing
Cheryl S.! says
Great Cards! Very inspirAtional.
Cynthia S. says
I really love the way you worked the stripes, the going dark to light… Beautiful card, just Beautiful…..
April W says
Lovely card. I love the embossing!
Beautiful card! I love gold stitched and backgeound stripes! 😉
Linda Duensing says
Oh my goodness. I absolutely love this card with the bright colored stripes and the stitching on the sentiment card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie Vasel says
Your GORGEOUS card reminds me of ribbon candy.
Too bad Christmas candy only comes once a year.
The gold thread finished it off nicely. Beautiful card.
The back ground stripes looks awesome…beautiful card..
Amazing card. Love the bright coloured stripes behind the embossed sentiment panel.
this is soooo pretty!
Lisa bzibziak says
Love this…love the bright colors but also the variation in color you made with the waterbrush…love it!
I love the bright colors!
Audrey Pettit says
Awesome! Love the bold stripes with the gold and LOVE the stitching!