Sunday, March 26, 2017

Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of A Blog Named Hero!




Welcome to my stop for today's 5th Anniversary Celebration of A Blog Named Hero!  I have been honored to be a guest designer there several times.  We all share a love of Hero Arts products, and I'm thrilled to be able to be a part of this celebration.  It's taking place over 2 days, and of course there are lots of prizes!  Here's the card I made for it, using some oldies from 2011:


supplies: white cardstock, Doodlebug Gingham petite print, Hero Arts Large Blossom and Sending Smiles Messages, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, peacock feathers distress ink on flowers, finger dauber, Audrey Blue ink for sentiment, dyed seam binding, white pearls, adhesive foam squares

Hero Arts made several of these negative print stamps that allowed open spaces for coloring the images, while inking the details and background.  I chose to white emboss this one over an aqua gingham design paper.  I darkened the centers of the flowers by dabbing on some peacock feathers distress ink, trimmed the image, then popped it above the card front, adding some of my favorite pearls and a pretty ribbon.

There are prizes to be won for commenting on the cards along today's hop, and there are a separate set of prizes for doing the same for yesterday's hop!  Here are the prizes for today:

Comments must be left by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 28, and winners will be announced on March 30.

So get hopping!  Your next stop is Francine Vuilleme - I know she'll have something wonderful to show you!  If you'd like to begin at the start of today's hop, please start at A Blog Named Hero.  

Thanks, as always, for coming by, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous-LOVE the embossing on the patterned paper-I'll have to try that!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Ok, I think,have this stamp and was never sure of all the possibilities. Thanks for,the great idea

~amy~ said...

WOW. Love the stamping on gingham...it's AWESOME.

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your card! You used my favorite colors!! TFS

Cherryl Sabado said...

OMG! Beautiful card...my favorite color!

Cindy H. said...

This card is soooo gorgeous!! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cherryl Sabado said...

Loving this color and technique!!!

Scrapthat said...

SO gorgeous!! TFS Lin :D

Audrey Meyer said...

Your use of pearls just make it!

Charlanne Bittinger said...

The card is great. I'm not sure I figured out how you did it but it is beautiful.

Kelly said...

What a great technique I had not thought of doing this before

Elia Rogers said...

What an awesome card! Stamping on the gingham is a great idea.

Deb L said...

Love the gingham background

Mom and wife. said...

I really loved the white embossing in your card

Nora N. said...

Okay, embossing that large stamp on patterned paper-GENIUS!! LOVE this idea!!

Megan said...

Oldies but goodies!

nancylee said...

Perfectly brilliant, Lin.

Janice Macdonald said...

I think my mind has just been blown! I would never have thought to emboss on patterned paper! It just never occurred to me. Thanks for that great share and this beautiful card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, this is so fabulous! I love how white embossing looks. And I love
how you darkened the centers of the flowers.

Betty Keefe said...

as always you have designed a gorgeous card, Lin - stamping and coloring on patterned paper is such a great technique!

ldiggs said...

This is such a great idea! I never would have thought to emboss over patterned paper! This is just gorgeous!

Laurie Higgins said...

Happy 5th Anniversary! Thanks for the blog hop. What a lovely card!

C Trimble said...

I adore this card!

Barb said...

Love the card and color, too.

Scrapperdipper said...

This card is so gorgeous! I just love how you stamped that background stamp over the patterned paper---beautiful!

Kim Salito said...

What a fabulous card. I love it! What a great idea.

MA said...

Beautiful card. Love that shade of blue. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win the give away.

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Love your card design and the teal colour you used!

Sherry Lee said...

What a FUN technique! Loving that bright pattern paper. Your card was awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Jackie Parkins said...

That's gorgeous. Clean and simple, and elegant.

Nives K said...

Gorgeous card.

Crafty Little Peach said...

Love the effect of this card! So beautiful!

Joan said...

Oh, your card is so beautiful! Your technique of embossing over patterned paper is so cool. I will try this, too. Thank you.

Gretchen Nelson said...

Beautiful

Stephanie Wexler said...

What a great technique. Love the colors too. You did so much with only printed paper. So simple and elegant.

Cynthia Cole said...

This card is gorgeous, love it!

sheri white said...

I have not seen stamps like this. Took me a minute to see what you did but I really need to look for these. Card is gorgeous!

Chris Weber said...

I love the layout of your card!

Chris Weber said...

I love this card, particularly the layout.

Marilyn Rumph said...

This card is just so lovely! I can't wait to try this.

Helen Budz said...

Wow! I just love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing how you created the flowers. They are exquisitely done.

Marcia Harper said...

Gorgeous card! Love the patterned paper background, your use if embellishments and ribbon!

Val said...

Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous!! Love the colors too!

Dona Green said...

Oh my! Absolutely love this card! A little class, a little country, a little frilly all in one. A winner!

Laura Buehler said...

Love that gignham paper used for the flowers. So clever.

Becky said...

Beautiful. I love the color you chose. Very elegant.

Carol Didier said...

Fantastic card, Lin!! The combo of gingham and florals is classic.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I never think to emboss over patterned paper, love this! Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie B said...

WOW! I love love love this technique. Don't think I have seen it before, but I could think of sooo many beautiful papers that would look beautiful with this! Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

perspacassidy said...

This card is fantastic, just love it!

Francine D said...

I love this idea. Definitely a must try techniue

Deb Kane said...

This is just stunning, I love that colour. you've inspired me to keep trying with those large negative images, they have baffled me in the past.

Tracy A said...

Beautiful. III never would have thought to stamp on the patterned paper. love the addition of the pearls.

Cindy said...

Love your exquisite card!

QuilterLaura said...

That card is just amazing!

MerryMerlin said...

How clever! I never think of using patterned paper.

Patti said...

I love the embossing over the large area! Thank you for posting.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

what a cool way to use that stamp on top of the gingham paper! also love the monochromatic look

Linda Meunier said...

Your card is awesome! I love it!

Lagene said...

WOW! This is so stunning on the gingham paper!

Debbie Selby said...

Great stamp choice resulting in an amazing card

Linda Towill said...

Pretty card. I forgot how cool the results are when stamping over patterned paper.

dutch land said...

I luv luv luv, anything plaid. You just won my heart.

Lisa Daly said...

Such a pretty card!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

Susan Lang said...

You win the award, the most clever card! Love it!

Susan Gonyo said...

Love this card. The use of Gingham paper was perfect with just the right finishing touches. Great job!

Stefanie Novak said...

Did you emboss on a patterned paper then add solid color? I cant quite understand, bit Im fascinated by the way the flowers are part pattern, part solid. Im sure you don't have time to answer, but Id love to learn more on how you did this.

Barb said...

Soooo gorgeous, Lin! ♥♥♥

Teena said...

Absolutely love the way you used the gingham paper!

Yvonne Morentin said...

perfect colors...love it

Caron's Creations said...

Embossing on patterned paper - I would never of thought of it. Love the Hero Arts large blossom stamp. Got to try this.

Celia Morse said...

Amazing card! Love the white embossing over gingham! What a cool idea!

paperpicnic said...

Gorgeous, Lin! Your card has everything that I love - gingham, a bow, pearls ... I could look at this beautiful card for hours!

kartelene said...

Oh nice color love it great design and original too thank you for sharing

Lieve said...

Beautiful, stylish card in great colours !
Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
Lieve

Laura S said...

Great idea to emboss on a patterned​sheet of paper!

Mirella said...

Gorgeous, such a delicate and elegant beauty! Love your whole design, thanks for sharing!

solarj said...

Love the design. Very pretty.

Psychomak said...

This is a very sweet card that offers a soft feeling.

Helen Price Montgomery said...

Beautiful! I have no other words. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

CathyL said...

I love the embossing over gingham! So pretty!!

Tracy Lustick said...

Beautiful card design ! Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary to a blog called hero !

Barbara said...

I Love this card! One of my favorite colors and embossing, which is my favorite techniques. TFS!

Jean Maxwell said...

Beautiful card

Christi Conley said...

Wow - embossing over patterned paper! Amazing!

Caitlin said...

Love the colors

Migdalia said...

I love the pretty blue & flowers!Gorgeous card!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

judy said...

I love the embossing on pattern paper!

Kim Hill said...

Lovely! The light blue and white combo is so refreshing!

sunnee63 said...

wow! luv the die cut against the background!

CandaceCanSew said...

very beautiful card! lovely :))

Agility Boxer said...

I have that stamp, never thought of doing anything like that, it is awesome.

Sonja said...

Who doesn't love gingham...what a great card!

Crafty Villager said...

Stunning result on gingham paper !

Janet said...

Another great tip. Lovely card.

Debbie said...

How how beautiful. And another idea I had not thought of to use embossing powder.

El Ivens said...

Beautiful card. I have tried stamping on patterned paper and mine is no where near as gorgeous as yours. The gingham is perfect for the card. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful coloring on the negative image stamp.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gretchen Wilson said...

Gorgeous! Never would of thought to emboss on pattern paper, this is an awesome technique and I'm going to try it! TFS

Daša said...

Beautiful!

Cat Craig said...

Lin,
I love the new header, perfect for spring. Happy Belated Birthday, and your card reminded me that I love that stamp too. It is gorgeous with that ribbon and gingham back drop. Another oh so case - able card.

charliemmh said...

What a great technique. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

Macimbalo said...

This is so pretty! Love the color and layout - just perfect!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Perfect card! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Danielle said...

I love this brilliant technique! Have to try it. Happy anniversary to the blog name hero!

Janine said...

What a beautiful card, I love the simplicity.

gardener said...

Beautiful card. Great technique.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on your card, it is so adorable!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Alejandra S. said...

Omg definitely my favorite! Such a beautiful card.

Lyn Roberds said...

This hop has been unbelievable - the cards just keep getting better and better you ladies have outdone yourselves on this hop - thank-you all so much. Congratulations to the ladies on their 5 years as well.

Elaine said...

I love your gorgeous card!

Barbara Green said...

Totally love this card. The colors and the design really catch they eye.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Lin. Love the background paper! Perfect with the white heat embossing. The ribbon looks lovely.

Lindar C said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful! So different from anything I've seen.

Teri Ann said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all "oldies" looked this good?

jag said...

Beautiful colors on such a pretty card. It is so nice to see some of Hero Arts old stamps come out of hiding. Think I'll dig out some of mine and get to work.

Cyndi Morris said...

I love the gingham print and white embossing. Very elegant card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love the background on that gingham. So pretty!

Denise said...

I just love how you used a pattern paper for your background, beautiful card.

Ericka Strange said...

Love the color of you card! Such a beautiful job embossing on the pattern paper so pretty!

Heike said...

How pretty and different. Very nice card.

Gwen Green said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Deedee said...

So clean and lovely

BabsLouie said...

I have never seen this technique - how stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this - it inspires me to rethink how I'm using my materials. Cheers!

Barbara said...

Beautiful. Love the embossing over the printed paper. The stamp set was perfect for this!

Vivian Eversole said...

Gorgeous card!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

What a breathtaking card! Love the color!

Dee Earnshaw said...

So pretty - the bow adds the perfect touch:)

Zsofi said...

Wow, this idea never came to my mind, but it is really stunning. I love your card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Lin, how gorgeous is THIS??? ♥ IT!

Nana Griffin said...

This is so pretty. I love that color.

mbchoj said...

Love that you stamped on a pattern paper

Terri Armstrong said...

what a great idea!! i love the white embossing over patterned paper!

Daylene said...

What a great idea to emboss over patterned paper. I like that you added color to the flowers. This is my kind of card! Love the colors and layout!

Dawn Terpstra said...

I like the gingham in the flowers, embossing over the gingham!

Mj said...

I love, love, love this card! The color is amazing!

Deana Benson said...

Took me a second to figure out how you created this beautiful card.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Love that colour!

adele holcomb said...

Wow! This made a stunning card! Love your new seasonal header too.

Daria said...

This is one of my favorite images, and I love what you have done with it. Beautiful card! TFS.

Michelle H said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Linda Kunsman said...

wow-absolutley gorgeous card!

katrynka said...

Such a lovely card! Love these monochromatic look with the texture.

Jeannie B said...

I love this card. I kept looking to try to figure out how you were able to keep the gingham before I read your description. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Kleri F said...

Nice card.Thank you for sharing.
Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

Ann K said...

Beautiful colors .... gorgeous design. LOVE IT!

Kim S. said...

Simple but very beautiful!

Lisa said...

Lin, this is just so elegant. I miss seam binding. I have got to dig my stash out, I know it's somewhere. Ahem.

Thank you so much for helping helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero!

Shirley N said...

Your card is beautiful, love the embossing on patterned paper look! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Davidson said...

Love the gingham look on the flowers! This is an awesome card!

Greta said...

I have at least one of those type of stamps--might be this one! I immediately pinned your card & now I have to find my stamps & use them like this--just love it, Lin!

Teri W said...

This has been so much fun! Love the monocromatic look on this card!

Ava Gavloski said...

love the 2 toned color combination

Cori said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for the great ideas!

Mitzi Manthey said...

I am going to do this with one of my large bkgrd. stamps and some of my older dsp. Love the look you created!

Mary Holshouser said...

My favorite color.
Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing.

Doris said...

Love the gingham!

Lueyes said...

Lovely card and beautiful colors!

Karen Gerek said...

Your card is SO different from anything else on the hop. It's gorgeous!

Barbara S said...

Gingham and pearls...how beautiful!

conil said...

Amazing embossing over that sweet gingham. This card just sings to me.

Skrater said...

Beautiful card!

Deb Hsieh said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing this technique. So cool!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Holy gingham, Batman! That's AMAZING!!! Correction, that's amazingly beautiful, and totally original!!! I like a good blog hop like anyone, but after hitting 40 sites or so you start getting a little immune to the cards and designs. Then out of nowhere I find YOU and WOW! I don't know whether to keep hopping like a good little blog hopper, or spend the next couple hours digging through the rest of your blog looking for more GOLD like this!!! Both will be done by tonight, I'm sure ;-)

Dianne Guilinger said...

that is so pretty! I thought it was paper piecing until I carefully read the description!

Mrsfish02 said...

Stunning. What a great effect to stamp on the gingham check. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Kris Schleich said...

Elegant! I like that.

Sherry Bear said...

This is one of my favorite cards even though I'm not sure how you did it.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love your card and the color! That's my favorite color. Thank you for the chance to win!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

Donna Zuk said...

OMG, my favorite card yet! I love the color you use.

Patty said...

I've never heard of a negative print stamp, but I believe this is one of the MOST STUNNING CARDS I've ever seen...seriously!! I love gingham & blue is my favorite color and I just really really want that stamp right now!!

Kendodots said...

Love it. Need to look at my pattern paper.

Alma Hughes said...

Wow, love this card!

Kelly Massman said...

unique, fun card!

Sheri said...

Love the teal! And gingham just is over the top! Lovely card!!

Debbie Groff said...

Stunning card!

Cathy said...

Such a lovely card! I love the colors and the ribbon and pearls add such a perfect touch!

joy said...

Beautifully done, Lin! Love the crinkled ribbon.

Dana M said...

Terrific card! What a fabulous idea to stamp this on the sweet gingham paper! The sponging adds so much depth

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card.

TABray said...

Such a pretty card. I love that shade of blue!

Becky Moore said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!!

Sara P said...

Never thought of embossing on patterned paper. Love the idea!

Candy said...

Texture on this is amazing

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, it made me smile!

CindyBLink said...

Your card is gorgeous, and I love the gingham texture. Beautiful colors!

Joanie said...

What a great idea! As someone else said, hops are so much fun!!

Laurie said...

What a great idea to stamp on patterned paper! I love the plaid showing through. Your card is beautiful!

bkazoo said...

The flower looks great in teal. Nice

Gloria P said...

Your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing and celebrating the 5th anniversary of ABNH with us.

Karen Shaylor said...

I am with everybody else. The white embossing on the gingham, with shading, is great!

Evelyn said...

I love your card, it is simply beautiful.

A Tad Bit Off said...

Very pretty - love the teal!

Marg said...

I really like your monochromatic card. Lovely!

Z Sullivan said...

Wow! What a delightful way to use this stamp; who knew! The use of pattern paper with white emboss is nothing short of genius! TFS.

Lisa H said...

Love it! Great card. The white is a perfect choice over top of that gingham paper.

Lynne said...

Beautiful monochromatic look with my favorite color.

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