I've made 3 cards for you today, so let's get started.
I thought it would be fun to make a clear card. The flowers from the new BLOSSOM ART set remind me a little bit of pansies, and so they were stamped on yellow and periwinkle, and the leaves on green cardstock, cut out, embossed with dots, then stacked. The acetate card was stamped with the Flourish Background. The sentiment is from a new clear set called SENDING SMILES MESSAGES. It was stamped on a die-cut embossed tag which was framed in dark periwinkle inside the front of the acetate card to hide the adhesive.
Supplies: clear acetate as card base, white, periwinkle, yellow and green cardstocks, Hero Arts CL495 BLOSSOM ART, CL490 SENDING SMILES MESSAGES, CG119 Flourish Background, K4923 Pattern Flowers (smallest flower), Versafine onyx black and StazOn Cotton White inks, Sizzix swiss dot embossing folder, Cuttlebug die-cut and embossed tag, blue and gold pearls
This card started with my most wanted new stamp of 2011, called MUSICAL COLLAGE. It has a bird in the right hand corner, but for this card I decided to cover it with some more of the BLOSSOM ART flowers. They were stamped in brown ink on pink cardstock (and centered with a rolled rose), and the leaves, also in the set, on green cardstock. The Musical Collage was stamped in the same ink on a creamy parchment paper, and distressed lightly with victorian velvet, bundled sage, and antique linen distress inks. Then I simply added the beautiful dusty pink hand-dyed seam binding (a gift from a very special Hostess), some delicate lace, and the sentiment from last year's clear set called Just Find Me, dotted with a pink pearl.
Supplies: cream parchment and green cardstocks, Lasting Impressions Guava Checks and BoBunny Passion Fruit Dot (rolled flower) designer papers, Palette Burnt Umber ink, victorian velvet, bundled sage, and antique linen distress inks, HA S5501 MUSICAL COLLAGE, CL495 BLOSSOM ART, CL434 Just Find Me, hand-dyed seam binding, PTI button, lace, CH173 Heart Accent pink pearl
And for my final card today, I used this adorable woodblock stamp called IT'S A PARADE. It was stamped twice (to get the correct length for the card) on parchment cardstock, then framed with various designer papers and put onto a kraft card. I added the sentiment from a SparkleClear Messages set, and a heart button and twine to finish.
Supplies: parchment and kraft cardstock, designer papers from October Afternoon Thrift Shop and Cosmo Cricket Togetherness mini albums, HA G5469 IT'S A PARADE, CL131 Sparkle Clear Messages, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Memories red to edge sentiment label, Nesties one label, twine, red heart button
Thank you so much for taking the time today to visit my blog. Please leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!
Now I'll send you along to the next stop on our hop, the sweet Lisa Carroll's blog - I know she has created something wonderful for you. If you get lost along the way, or if a link doesn't work, you can always go back to the Hero Arts Blog for the master list of blog links. Also, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the blog address that has the bad link so we can fix it. Thanks and happy hopping!
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LOVE LOVE your cards Lin...each one is so pretty..you rock the flowers sista!! xoxox!
WOW! All are gorgeous! Love the silhouettes having a fun parade and the paper is perfect with it! The second card is so soft and pretty. Love the soft tones of pink. The acetate card is wonderful! The tags layered are the perfect pop of white and blue!
Oh wow Lin, these are all fantastic! Love seeing what creative things you got up to with the new stamps - you're adding to my wishlist! It's great to see your apron again too!
Fabulous cards, Lin! Absolutely LOVE the yummy color combos you used and your paper pieced flowers! Beautiful!
these are all so fabulous, lin!! and you just put that lovely parade stamp on my wishlist. :)
Oh Lin I love all of your work all the time! You ROCK!!
Beautiful cards Lin.. you probably guessed that your second card is my absolute favorite - but they are all beautiful!
Oh, my gosh, what beautiful cards! I love the colors and the details. The flower blossom stamp made awesome cards!! I also love the parade card, so cute!
Lovin' Smile and Enjoy the Little Things - the cards are both gorgeous!
Wow Lin, such a beautifull flower cards. Well done. They are all great.
Stunning cards Lin! Love those paper pieced flowers and the colour combos you used :)
beautiful cards i love it =p
Fabulous cards, Lin! that first one is so cool with the blue and acetate, love the collage with all the gorgeous pink shades and your last card is just plain fun!
I'm enjoying all the great cards and ideas thanks for sharing
Great cards! I like your style. stamping sue
Love that parade stamp and the card you made with it!!
Lin, your style is so beautiful, love these!! I have just added Its a parade to my wish list after seeing your card! :)
uhhh acetate again .. I better give it a try .. so many cool cards
sooo many gorgeous cards...loving all of them...clear cards are a fav of mine and I haven't whipped one up in awhile so thanks for the inspiration!
Beautiful cards! I love the acetate idea. Thanks for including the supply lists, very helpful.
OhMy...these are Stunning,Lin!! Love...love them All!
Wow! Love them all, Lin! Beautiful cards!
Lin, these are ALL fabulous! You are such a talented stamper to make so many different style cards. I especially love the Musical Background and how you added the flower to it. Lovely!
I so love what you create with flowers Lin! And I adore the vintage look of the card you created with the parade stamp! Hugs, Robin :)
Lovely cards, Lin!
wow wow wow!!! Brilliant cards!! =)
Hop, hop, hop...it's the Hero Arts Blog Hop!
Stamp, stamp, stamp...if I win some new toys will be free, not bought!
Love the cards you made. My favorite is the "smile" card. Love the flower on tat one and the way you put the rolled rose in the center.
Very beautiful cards. I love the antique feeling you get from your second card.
i am impressed with each of your cards, i love your work!
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Oh me, oh my, what lovely cards! The acetate card in particular is so striking. Gotta try that!
Beautiful cards, Lin!!! Your flower cards are so lovely! And your 'it's a parade card' has really stolen my heart - I love your design, the sweet papers you chose, and that darling heart button is the perfect finishing touch!
PS: I love your pretty apron!!
I was not sure if I was going to get anymore flower stamps but guess I'm going to now after seeing your cards, way to cool, love the acetate and tag card. HOP HOP HOPING away....LOL
Beautiful cards! Love the embossing on the first, love love love the 2nd one!!! (my fav) and like the colors you used on the 3rd!
What a great post. You made three different but all great cards! Love them all!
So vintage and soft - really really lovely.
Lin, these are fantastic! Love the texture.
Gorgeous Designs, Lin. Love your Flowers!
How amazing and beautiful are these cards. Sure made me smile this AM
Oh my goodness...you've maxed out the gorgeous meter yet again, Lin! Loving the wonderful Lin-style acetate and collage cards and especially that totally fun parade card, they are all fabulous!
Such lovely cards! I have to get the new Blossom Art set asap, they are too cute
Fabulous! I LOVE the parade card!
Such beautiful cards, Lin - I love your flowers! And that parade card is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration today!!
No 2 is so pretty! Im totally hooked on pink at the moment and your card has such a nice soft touch, a pretty pink grown up card... (all my pink cards tend to be vary baby-ish, need to work on that)
Very nice cards - love acetate ones! Thank you for the great inspiration!
Awesome, Lin, Awesome! You do such wonderful things with flowers! There is magic in your fingers!
i love all ur cards. i think i must buy the set of sihlouette stamps from HA now. great stamping! thanks for sharing
I am in LOVE with the "It's a Parade" stamp! Your clear card is amazing.
beautiful cards, lin!!
Those are beautiful cards and I love those flowers :) !
I loved the parade stamp and the message to enjoy the little things in life. Many thanks for the great ideas, Lin.
Wow! Gorgeous cards. I just love the stamps and colours you used. Margaret K.
Soooo pretty and you really showed off the stamps well...
Loved your cards especially the parade. And I loved the way you created the pansies and the rolled rose.
Oh Lin I always enjoy looking at your lovely creations! Love all the flowery goodness!!
I love the parade stamp and your flowers are adorable! Beautiful cards!
All of these cards are truly beautiful!!! lavender & roses - Susanne
Beautiful cards, as always Lin.
I luv acetate card. It's beautiful with flowers & swirls on the background! I luv the colors on other 2 cards! They are all BEAUTIFUL!!!
Flowers, what's not to Love. Your cards are fabulous.
I liked the last one particularly because of the woodcut image!
Can't say enough nice things about these cards. The first and second ones knock me to the floor. Amazing!
Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Wow!!! Such a wonderful variety of beautiful cards displaying the great new HA stamps. Thanks for sharing your talents!!
That clear card is great! And I just picked up the flower set! Thanks for the inspiration
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!
LOVE the card using 'It's a parade' stamp - really cute and you've inspired me to try something similar.
Gorgeous cards Lin. Oh n that Blue and Acetate is really wonderful. You are making it so difficult to make my list( in a good way)
I love the enjoy the little things card. I must get that stamp! Awesome!
Lin how sweet to see your blue apron again! Such gorgeous cards, the acetate one is beautiful, I love how you have incorporated the embossed dots on the stamped flowers, and the collage card..Wow Wow Wow.
The parade card has a real vintage feel to it..just greatwork sista!
FANTASTIC!!!! Love the silhouette parade card and as usual, your flowers are drop dead gorgeous!!!
Beautiful cards Lin! They are all so special and different...the acetate with the bright blues and yellows is wonderful with all the details! Love the soft pinks and browns on the second and the third is adorable!
Great cards! I like the embossed dots on the flowers on the first, the beautiful colors on the second and who doesn't like a parade!
So love your cards! Your clear card is beautiful. I really love the verse, Phil. 4:8, on your blog-one of my favorites!
Love the acetate card best, but they are all lovely
I love your style so elegant and vintage!! Truly lovely these cards!! Love that new parade stamp!
Love all the cards, the details, the paper piecing... The acetate... Love it all......
wonderful cards!Looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to play!
Loved all your cards!!! Awesome acetate card! Never done one. Adored the 2nd card...I'm so in to making paper flowers and gotta get me that stamp you used on the last card 'on parade' (I gotta go back and write down the correct name). Fabulous cards, Lin, well done for sure!
Lin! Such wonderful layered texture on the clear card! Blue and yellow is always a dream in your hands!
Love these cards - especially the parade one - just so cute!!
Love the beautiful pink flower and the silhouette parade. Great work!
Oh that soft pink card is SO gorgeous and my favorite.
gorgeous cards lin! love that gorgeous pink flower!
AWESOME AWESOME work! Love all of them! You have just made the Blossom Art Flower, Musical Collage and It's a Parade stamps on top of my wish list! You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing cards with amazing colors.
Love this hop!
Really nice cards. I have the flower stamp and will be working with it soon. Thanks for the lovely ideas. Take Care
Wonderful cards! I love the way you add so many creative details to each card.
wow, such gorgeous cards, Lin! Love them all!! :o)
Your clear card has me in absolute awe. It is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love how you added the embossing to the flowers!!
Beautiful cards! Love that big pink flower!
Lin, the clear card is too cool! Love what you've done with the large flower. Winners all!
Fab cards, Lin - I love what you've done with the flower stamps.
Beautiful cards, particularly the first one using my favorite stamp set from the 2011 release. The technique of running the blossoms through an embossing folder really adds a finishing touch.
Love your clear card, and beautiful use of the new 'Musical Collage' too.
Each card was simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing your creativity.
As always I am not disappointed in the inspiration I get from your cards. I love the embossing that you did on the colored card stock and placing them on that flourish background on the clear card was FANTASTIC!
Your second blossom card with the pink rose in the center was the perfect touch. Thank You!
That last card is absolutely adorable! So glad to have found your blog during this hop.
Ah, Lin...you are always such an inspiration, but today.....oh my! Especially love that acetate card. You used these new stamps so beautifully. Thanks!
All three cards are wonderful - I love the flowers, especially the ones embossed with dots! The parade stamp is now on my wish list :). Thanks for sharing!
I am in LOVE with your cards and want EVERY stamp you used! This blog hop is getting expensive! LOVE the acetate card with the flourish and how you embosee polka dots on those FAB flowers! LOVE LOVE LOVE the musical collage and those blossoms again! LOVE the silhouette parade and how you stamped it twice to make it long enough1 ALL FAB cards!
Lovely flower cards and a fun card, too. My favorite is the clear card, something I've not tried want to after seeing your sample. Thanks for the inspiration.
FABULOUS cards, Lin! I'm so inspired!! Knew you'd rock the flowers and I'm honored that you used the seam binding. And now I have to get that silhouette stamp--thanks for enabling!!
That blossol is fabulous. I just ordered the music background and a few others the other day.
Stunning cards! I really like the clear card you made. Especially the embossing on the flowers, it really adds another aspect of dimension.
lin---i am so in love with your 2nd card! lovely! now i really have to dig deep in my piggy bank to try to buy some new stamps! thanks for the inspiration!
wonderful cards Lin, I especially love that clear beauty!
Gorgeous cards Lin! I adore that flower card with the acetate! Fantasic cards...all of them!
Thanks for inspiration :)
So shabby chic and beautiful. I'm lovin this blog hop. So creative and many unique uses of new stamps.
As usual you have created amazing cards!
Oh my goodness, Lin, your cards are just gorgeous. They have such a nice vintage feel. Beautiful, as usual!
What great cards. Just the style I like to make myself. Thanks for some wonderful inspiration.
Stunning cards! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing :)
Just beautiful cards! The stamping on the acetate is amazing!
Your cards are all beautiful. I think I love your pink and brown card the very best. All the cards were wonderful examples of how to use the Hero Arts stamps!!!!
All three of your cards are really pretty. I love what you did with the acetate, and the pink card with that pretty pink bow, and the combination of stamps of paper from the last card.
Wow,Ln!!! These cards are just amazing!!! Love the musical collage!!
Absolutely beautiful creations Lin! Your acetate card is so very pretty, love the impact of embossing the flowers the way you did! Adore your collage card, stunning with that beautiful pink flower! And that "It's a Parade" stamp is really beautifully paired with that patterned paper! Stunning!
Three such different cards - so inspiring! You've shown how versatile Hero Arts stamps are!
Lin, so gorgeous!! Love the flowers..
Love these cards that you made here! It's so nice that you made cards in different styles, I think, different styles in stamps, different cards! All just as beautiful!
Love your cards! Just gorgeous!
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I love all your cards--they are all gorgeous.
Your cards are beautiful!
super cute flowers and cards!
Love your cards and the use of the new stamps. Thanks for being in the hop!
Lin, I love the cards, especially the middle one. I love vintage collage, and that card was right up my alley of things I LOVE :)
Amazingly gorgeous cards, Lin! Love all of them!!
Love your cards. My favorite was the last one.
What beautiful cards! I love the music and flower card (two of my favorite things!)
Such delightful creations Lin. I just love all your cards :)
Beautiful assortment of cards Lin- love the variety of colors and sytles you created here!
Beautiful use of the floral stamps Lin!
My word, Linni! You've really outdone yourself here. We're not worthy, we're not worthy!
Lin, your cards are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.
Oh, such beautiful cards! TFS =)
I love that flower set! TFS!
Beautiful! Love the Musical Collage Card
You make such pretty cards. I love the 'Smile' card....putting the Musical collage on my must have list.
More beautiful cards and another NEW blog to follow! Thanks for the chance to win some stamps from my favourite stamp company!
You really bring the amazing stamps to life!
Very nice cards!
I love the blue and yellow flowers! ANd how different the style is from the pink flowered card. Very pretty
Lovely cards - especially love the pink flower. Thanks for sharing.
Lin I just love each and every card so much!! Wonderful job! My favorite is the first card, love the acetate and those blues are just gorgeous.
Gorgeous cards! Adding Musical Collage to my "gotta get" list. Ruh-Roh!
Lovely, Great colours! I love the Blossom Art set!
You have beaustiful cards. You put alot of effort into making them.
Wow Lin stunning as always, Love your beautiful pink flower, I have that stamp ordered. You have really inspired me!!!!
So lovely! I think I love that blossom stamp and I love how you use the clear card in your design. Thank you for sharing! Regards, Christina Shinn
Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards. I especially love the textures and colors in your clear card - gorgeous!
WOW! All amazing cards! I love the card with the clear base! So pretty!
Clear cards always make me smile. Love all your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Lin! I love all your cards! So pretty and always so inspiring! Love that musical collage too!
I love your pink flower card
Love, love, love your cards. You are so creative and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas on this blog hop!!
Thanks for sharing your amazing cards, love the flowers, they are all very creative
These are stunning cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing with us!!
Sooo pretty LIN!!! LOVE ALL OF THEM!! :) :) :)
Your cards are great and I especially love the colors in the first card :)
you sparked several ideas in my head today and definitely a wish list for a new stamp or two!
LOVED the cards!!! The colors are smashing the designs delicious!
Super cards Lin. I love the embossing detail and the first card and the gorgeous flower on the second card - all three are wonderful.
I absolutely love It's a Parade but all of your cards are truly special. you always have such creativity and beauty shine forth in your work.
Love the 3D flowers!
I love your style! The acetate card is the most beautiful card I've seen during this Hero Arts day.
The musical collage card was my favorite. It was just beautiful. Now I will have to add that stamp to my list. great work.
Lin, your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! As a fellow flora lover, ;) your style always speaks to me, and these cards are no exception. The acetate card is amazing! - with all its texture and perfect color combo. LOVE the elegance of the pink card, too! So soft and feminine and so YOU! :) And your use of the parade stamp is just awesome! I didn't even know you had stamped it twice until I read it! So humbled and honored to be in your company with this hop. :) And thank you for your kindness. XO
Those cards are fabulous, especially the second one. That would make a perfect card design for Valentine's Day.
All three cards are gorgeous - I especially like the first one. The periwinkle blue is just fabulous.
The little thing I'm enjoying today: This blog hop
Great job, Lin! I always love you cards and today is no exception! Love the blue and yellow combo!
Beautiful, beautiful cards.
Wonderful designs Lin! You know I adore the gently curled petals on the middle card, scrumptous! Great job on the new stamps!
Beautiful cards! I love the second card, very romantic.
Lin! These are absolutely Gorgeous! I Love everyone of them! especially the top 2 your flowers are so Beautiful!, and I've always liked your acetate cards, you have inspired me!
Thanks for sharing.
what yummy cards!
Nice cards Lin. I especially like the colors used on the acetate card and the swirl along with the flowers.
Gorgeous cards Lin! I especially love the clear card with the yellow and blue flowers! Great job!
I loved all three of your cards. Beautiful work!
Wonderful cards but I am partial to silhouettes.
Lin, these are fantastic! I LOVE the first one, especially. What a wonderful, clear card.
Very nice cards! I really like the acetate one!
I love the beautiful flowers! I've never tried a clear card before but your post makes me want to try one!
Love the acetate card...always a favorite and your color choices are great. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the colors on the acetate!! All of your cards are so unique and inspirational! Thanks for sharing with us!
These cards are stunning and the colors are beautiful. This set is on my list to purchase. And who does not love a parade, this stamp is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Oh my dear Lin sista, your cards are stunning and each one so different and so lovely!!!!!!!! You really knocked these out of the ball park!!!! so proud of you sista
I LOVE your cards! Cant believe i didnt know about your blog before. I totally want to "lift" everything i see, great designs. Thanks for the tidbit about the clear card, frame on inside to hide the adhesive. Cant wait to get home to try that smile card.
Hi Lin, your cards are just amazing. I love how you coordinate different elements and technique on the cards. So stunning.
Lovely cards, Lin!
Lin, your cards are just beautiful. Love all of them.
Your cards are so nice i like at most the first.
So many great ideas! Just stunning.....
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