Hi there! Today, Hero Arts is celebrating the release of their 2021 Catalog, and we have a blog hop to show it off with so many fun projects and fantastic guests!! You should have arrived here from Debi Adams and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. The new catalog has a huge array of wonderful new products, including some splendid new standalone dies perfect for making super festive birthday cards. I have two projects to share with you today using these new products, so let’s get started with the details!
Both of my projects are birthday themed and feature what I like to call my “fiesta” color scheme: tangerine, fuchsia, and plum, with some pops of bright, clean white. I created sparkly base layers for both projects by covering two white A2 card bases with Embossing Ink, then sprinkling them with Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat embossing to create custom glitter paper!
For this first project, I used the new Birthday Message Cover Plate die with some ink blending and the custom sparkle paper. I began by blending Tangerine, Raspberry Jam, and Grape Juice inks with a foam blending tool to achieve really deep, saturated color.
I die cut the new Birthday Message Cover Plate die from this super colorful blended panel, then adhered it with liquid adhesive to the sparkling background panel. Super flat and easy to pop in the mail! (And even kinda gender neutral, if you count the Raspberry Jam ink as more of a red than a pink!)
For my second project, I focused on the fantastic new Balloon Window Fancy Die. One of my favorite ways to treat these intricate dies from Hero Arts is to add Copic coloring to the detailed die cuts. It’s so fun to see the dies come to life with the addition of some color, but they are just as fun to use with a different medium! You could do ink blending, watercoloring, even leave them plain and have fun texture on your card front. I colored the balloons using my “fiesta” color scheme, but you could easily make this a very masculine or neutral card by switching up the Copic colors! It would be great with blues or aquas for a baby boy or shades of deep blue and green for a guy!
I adhered the Copic colored die cut card front to my sparkly background panel using liquid adhesive, then added a greeting using a dimensional die cut “happy” (cut three times from the Happy Fancy Die and adhered together), as well as some sentiment strips stamped from the Mix and Match Compliments set, which I adhered with some foam adhesive for lots of dimension.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
Comment on the hop by Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59pm pst for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Hero Arts store. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win!
Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. Thanks for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow – love your cards – the balloon card is just sensational – love the coloring
Sandy Zg says
What a great quick card sample. You always deliver great cards. Love those balloons.
Mary Holshouser says
The circle of balloons is fun.
Love the rainbow of colors and
designs. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
Cherry Robinson says
Love your colourful card Emily. Thank you for the inspiration! ❤️
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee says
Like the word silhouette block lettering look eith color.
Stacy Sansom says
I love the balloons, they are bright and beautiful! Stunning work.
Love how you used the balloon die!
Marjorie Estey says
I loved your cards especially the balloon card. Thanks.
Wanda S Radler says
I love your cards and the bright colors. The balloon die looks fun.
Gail Scott says
2 wonderful card – drawn to the balloon creation very much! TFS
Carrie Arii says
Very festive cards!
I love the colors on these bright and happy cards!
Crystal Muirhead says
Fantastic coloring and ink blending. Great cards.
Cheri Smith says
Those balloons that go around in a circle are so pretty colored. I have seen the birthday die done as a shaker card and it’s amazing.
The white on white background with the pops of colours for the balloons is stunning!
Audrey Peterson says
Love your use of the Balloon Window – just such a happy card!
The balloons are so colorful and fun!
Roxanne Tellini says
Balloon Window is perfect for awesome and quick birthday cards!
Sandra Baggarly says
Such cute cards! Thanks for sharing.
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the bright bold colors!
Judy Inukai says
Beautiful. Love the balloons.
Very colorful beautiful cards.
Sue D says
Great designs and I like the colors.
Sharon Gullikson says
I like your bright balloons. They are really fun for kids, or anyone.
Those balloons just make me happy!
Susan Young says
Love your color scheme! So pretty!
These look wonderful! I love the color scheme and the sparkle on the white cardstock.
Shawn Harcrow says
Love this balloon die! Looking forward to playing with it along with all the other new releases!
Vera Yates says
Fab cards, Emily. Great job on the color blending.
Your “fiesta” color scheme is very pretty! I will definitely create something with those colors soon!
Both cards are beautiful. The second card is such an eyecatcher! That one is my absolute favorite ☺️
Love your color choices, so fresh & happy!
Great catalogue release!
Marisela Delgado says
Girl, you are amazing! I am in awe of you! 💜
Cute cards. Bright and Happy
Karen Johnson says
Love, love the intensity of color and the choices you made!
Jeannie Boudet says
very pretty cards!
Lori A says
Such beautiful colors & ink blending! Your cards are beautiful!
Katie Chapman says
Love the color scheme!
Cindy Bonus says
Beautiful 🤩… grabs markers…
Wendy Falk says
I love the negative space cover plate die! And I love the juicy colors you used ! excellent on the balloons <3 <3
Sue KUJAWA says
Great color choices. Large sentiments are a favorite of mine.
Megan Niergarth says
Such a great color scheme! I’ll have to give it a try!
Beautiful! I love the bold, vibrant color palette you used.
Patty A Eifert says
Both beautiful cards!! Love the rich colors you used! That balloon die is very cool!!
Jessica Yoder-Jones says
Love the bold colors!!!
Love your cards. The balloons are wonderful – coloring is so deep. Thank you for sharing.
Beverly Sizemore says
Bright and happy cards! Love your use of bold colors too! Thanks for sharing and letting this snow/ice bound lady enjoy seeing your work! 🙂
Hero Arts rocks!
Andre M. says
You’ve used such a gorgeous bold palette on these cards, so fun and festive for any celebration!
cool designs and brilliant choice of colors. Great cards
love the cards. The coloring on the die cut balloons is great and thanks for other color suggestions for masculine cards.
Helen Budz says
Great release…especially like the balloon frame die. tfs-stay well.
Love your color combinations! Amazing!
Cynthia O. says
Great new release Birthday inspiration! LOVE the color combo, Emily.
Great cards! I really like the ballon card best.
Denise Bryant says
Love these pretty cards! The colors are fabulous!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Love the colors on your festive cards!
Stacey Kowbel says
Fantastic cards! I love the balloon card – such a fun design!
Golda Peterson says
These are both fantastic cards! The balloon window is amazing with your bright and beautiful colors. Love how you made your own glitter paper, as well.
Carol Wortman says
Fun and party perfect. Love the colors and just plain makes ya smile! Great catalogue!
Kristina Gentle says
Such a great fun hop! Such great inspiration and your cards are so creative!
Kristina Gentle says
That balloon die is so FUN and your colors you used are even funner! Such an exciting hop and inspiring too!
Darlene Pavlick says
LOVE these creations … so bright & happy! Thanks I needed that uplift and inspiration! Well done!
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards! Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Bev Williams says
Emily, love your colors & your designs! Thanks for the inspiration.
Kim L. says
That balloon card is so beautiful. I love the colors, and the balloons are so beautiful colored, it seems their in 3d.
Nicole Nardi says
Beautiful cards. Beautiful colors.
ava gavloski says
Really like the design of the balloon card.
Bunny Hoyle says
The new products are fun and your cards are cute.
Autumn Sizemore says
Love the cards! Beautiful work!
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
I really like the birthday cover die and your balloon card is delightful!
I always need more birthday cards! Great inspiration!
Tracey Hill says
The baloon card is so cute. I love the color combo on both these cards.
Nancy Knapp says
Love the colors! That “happy” die is great! Thanks for sharing.
Heather Mills says
Ooo . . . I love your fiesta color scheme!! And that balloon card is sooooo fun!
Melissa E. says
Your Copic coloring is so rich and beautiful. It really makes that balloon card a winner.
Michele W says
Great birthday cards. I wasn’t sure about the balloon window die until I saw your card. Thanks for sharing!
Sue D says
Colorful, fun and festive cards.
I love your use of bright vibrant colours on these amazing cards, Emily! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Stay safe!
Lisa C says
Your “fiesta” colors are beautiful! So vibrant and cheerful. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful projects. I do love your “fiesta” color scheme!