Hi there! Today, I am super excited to be hopping along with Hero Arts as we debut the new products in the Spring 2022 Catalog! You should have arrived here from Debi Adams, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. The new catalog is chock full of beautiful new products, with imagery so evocative of spring and summer! I have two projects for you today, so let’s get started with the details on my projects.
My first project would be a perfect card to accompany a baby shower gift, using the beautiful new Floral Alphabet stamps. I began by die cutting four teeny onesies from Arctic cardstock using the Onesie Infinity Dies. Using the negative spaces on the cardstock from which I cut the onesies, I used my MISTI to white emboss the B-A-B-Y from Floral Alphabet onto the aqua onesies. So cute!
Next, I trimmed down an Arctic cardstock slimline card base as well as another layer, slightly smaller than the slimline card base. I used Antigua ink to stamp a little border of grass (from the new Color Layering Duckling) and daisies (from the new Color Layering Bunny) along the bottom edge of the slightly smaller panel of cardstock for a simple tone-on-tone effect. Just enough to add a bit of interest to the background, but not too much to distract from the main focal point!
Next, I arranged my heat embossed onesies so that they were draped as though on a clothesline. I adhered them with some foam adhesive, then added a couple of white twine bows to complete the clothesline/banner idea. Finally, I added the “hello there” greeting on a strip of Arctic cardstock using some more foam adhesive. Simple, but the delicate images and monochromatic color scheme are perfect for a baby card!
My next card is quite a bit more involved, in both technique and color scheme. I combined the gorgeous new Birds and Flowers Cover Plate die with my Copic markers to create a chinoiserie effect. These detailed cover plate dies are some of my absolute favorite products from Hero Arts; the amount of detail that you can add with your favorite coloring medium is amazing, but you also have the option to simply die cut the images and use them as silhouettes! I die cut the Birds and Flowers Cover Plate die from some white, Copic-friendly cardstock and used a variety of Copic markers in vivid, springy shades to add lots of color and detail to the die cut, hopefully evoking chinoiserie imagery!
Once I’d finished my coloring, I used silver embossing powder to emboss a greeting from the new Let’s Celebrate sentiment stamp set on some strips of plain white cardstock. I also lightly blended some Dusty Blue ink around the edges of my A2 card base with a super soft Hero Arts Blending Brush, just to give a bit of extra interest to the background.
Once all of my components had been completed, I used lots of foam adhesive to adhere the vivid Copic-colored die cut and embossed sentiment strips to the blended card base. I just love the bright, springy colors after the dreary winter days we’ve been having lately!
Well, that’s all for my projects today!
I hope you will check out the entire Spring 2022 Hero Arts catalog. SO many fun new products, including a new line of Hero Tools that are going to make life so much easier! Tons of new tools, including small, medium, large, and extra large sizes of blending brush, a Handy Holder tool caddy, metal snips, and the piece de resistance: a new Compact Cutter! These products will begin shipping in March, and I highly encourage you to sign up to be notified when they’re back in stock. Anybody who signs up to be notified via email when they become available will be entered into a drawing to win the entire line of Hero Tools!
Hero Arts is also hosting a giveaway to celebrate the new catalog!
Hero Arts is giving away THREE $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, February 20 at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy hopping!
Dee Earnshaw says
super cards – I especially love the the baby card – so sweet
L Nelson says
What a sweet baby card. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jenny W says
I absolutely love the Birds and Flowers Cover Plate card. Your coloring is amazing!
Sharon Robbins says
Beautiful cards and pretty colors! Thanks for inspirations!
Mary Holshouser says
The baby card is darling but I love the
birds and flowers. Beautiful coloring.
thanks for sharing
Debra Mills says
Your cards are so incredibly beautiful! I love those floral Alphas. And wow! That Birds and Flowers card is stunning. Your coloring techniques are amazing! This new release from Hero Arts is jam-packed with awesome goodies!
Sharon Gullikson says
Ahhh, the baby card is very cute. I like the all blue look
Meghan Kennihan says
Darling baby card! I LOVE the flowers too!!!
The coloring stands out wonderfully on these.
Ruth Gauss says
Wonderful designs! The monochromatic card is simply sweet, but the birthday card is definitely celebration worthy! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!
Yoo-Rah Lee says
That bird/flower cover plate card just joyously shouts SPRING!
Jeanette D says
Emily, I am such a big fan of yours. Almost anytime I see one of your designs I want to buy it and try it out, although I never get the stunning look you do! LOL Oh well, practice makes perfect.
Marjorie Estey says
The baby card is so sweet Loved the coloring on your birds and flowers. Very beauiful.
I love the baby card! The colors are such a treat. The birds nestled into the flowers are such a pop. Of blue.
Alexandra Y says
Stunning! I love those birds!
kathleen payamipour says
Both cards are so artistic! Your bird and flowers card is so colorful and cheery. What an inspiration!
Patricia McMurray says
Beautiful cards! I love the blue and pink.
Kelsey Thomas says
Melissa Leftrick says
Beautiful cards!! I love the baby card!
Annette Reed says
Adorable baby card and the other is gorgeous! I don’t know what that coloring technique is but I will look on youtube.
Diane Bowen says
The baby onesie, so cute!
Gail Anderson says
Wonderful cards! Love the baby card with the onesies!
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing…
Betty Grandt says
Like you cards, especially the birds and flowers.
Jeanne Rice says
The birds and flower card is simply gorgeous. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.
Diana Johnson says
Shirley Turner says
The baby card was precious!
Two super cute cards! I love the bright blue bird card . It’s fabulous!
Cheryl Wasilczuk says
Such amazing color choices in each case! Thanks for the inspiration!
Stacy Davis says
Gorgeous cards! The baby shirt card is just the cutest!
Hi, Emily – Wow!! The baby card is SO SWEET and adorable and creative and cute and…. And the other card is just beautiful, too! Love the colors you used for the birds and flowers.
Lori S in PA
Marisela Delgado says
Wow, Emily, those colors! Fabulous!
Geri S says
Great cards and new (to me) baby card technique. TFS!
Sharon Syre says
I love the Birds and flowers coverplate die. I would have never known it was a die. Your cards are beautifully done.
You cards are simply stunning Emily! I love the sweet little baby card with the pretty alphabet and the flower and bird cover die is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! 🙂
Barbara McDonald says
Stunning cards! The coloring on the bird cover plate die is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Tavia Cheney says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the baby card! That die set is on my wish list as I’m going to be a great Auntie in the near future. I will be revisiting that card for sure and the coloring done on your birthday card is just beautiful and vibrant. That coverplate really makes the images pop. Thanks for sharing Emily!
Kate O'Brien says
The baby card is so precious! <3
The Copic coloring you did on your cards is beautifully done. I love the birds on the card. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Great cards. I like the design of the baby card and your bright colours on your birthday card.
Jane Smith says
Wow, you really like to color! Thank you for your creations. I love the new release.
Emily we love the bold color choices for the birds and flowers we just put this item on the list to get items.
Donna Walls says
Oh Wow Emily…these are stunning. You never cease to amaze me!
Denise Bryant says
Awesome cards! The baby card is just adorable!
The baby onsie card couldn’t be sweeter and that Bird and Flower die card is just spectacular!! I love the way you colored it.
Kristina Gentle says
I need to make THREE baby cards this WEEK! This inspires me to get that done! Love the new inspiration for the HH catalog release.
Jessica k says
Wow, your bird cover plate card looks like a portrait
Sue D says
Adorable Baby card and love the colors on the bird birthday card.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Your cards are amazing! I love the soft colors on the baby card and your beautiful coloring on the second card!
Carol Wortman says
The birds and flowers cover plate is spectacular! I lovevthe colors ….it is so cheery and warm!
Bonnie King says
Beautiful cards, both of them. That delicate new alphabet looks awesome embossed in white on your “onesie” card. So cute!
Those onesies are darling. Your card reminds me of the baby shower banner I made once. But that was more than twenty years ago; I have to wait for those babies to start having children!
Your cards are gorgeous, as always. Thank you for sharing.
Nancy Knapp says
Thanks for sharing such wonderful card designs! So colorful!
Loving the birds and flowers plate!! Your designs are so beautiful!
You did an amazing job coloring in the birds and flowers cover plate. Gorgeous card!
I absolutely love your card using the Birds and Flowers Cover Plate–such beautiful coloring!!