Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop


Welcome to the second day of the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop featuring the Hero Hostesses!  The blog lasts all week, so be sure to check out the inspiration every day.  If you arrived here from Tiffany's blog, It's the Stuff I Love, then you are in the right place!  If not, be sure to visit her blog first and then come back!

I am so happy to be a part of the Hero Arts new release blog hop with my Hero Hostess alumnae!  I had so much fun playing with the new stamps in the Hero Arts 2012 catalog that I had to share four cards I made.

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This cling stamp is perfect for making quick cards for so many occasions!  I experimented with various inks and colors and every combination was lovely!  The reverse of this stamp looks like a photo engraving and provides the detail.  Yes, this entire image is just one stamp!


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This is a 5" x 7" card which gave me more room to showcase these wonderful masculine images!  The Flying Airship image was masked when I stamped the Watch Gears image, resulting in this collage.  The balloon and basket are paper-pieced.  Added a touch of Copic marker to the watch images and some spirally wire to the tag.  
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For some reason, I think of the movie "Back to the Future" when I see this card!  Love that Vintage Car!  I stamped the Watch Gear image twice on this 5x7 card and added the car that was stamped, embossed and cut out from separate black cardstock.  I'm ready for another masculine birthday!
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Finally, back to the feminine side!  In order to place the sentiment as it is, I had to cut the clear stamp apart!  Hard to do with a brand new stamp set!  The embossed background is a Cuttlebug folder which I think adds the right amount of texture.  This will be a great set to use for thank you's and "thinking of you" cards.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win, simply comment on any of the stops along the hop on any day, including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog.  The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the
Hero Club Blog.  Also, please report broken links to Tami.

That's it from me!  Your next stop on the hop is Nancy's Happy Heart Studio, featuring Nacy Krueger, where you will be inspired by her talent and happy spirit!


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Suzanne C said...

Oh... Judy.. These are all wonderful! I was wondering how that beautiful flower stamp looked inked up and the way you kept it in the neutrals is beautiful. LOVE your tag on the card. The layering of the balloon image over the gears is phenomenal. Love the popped purple flower too!

barbie_love said...

Wow so cute!

Debstamps said...

What fun work Judy! Love how you pieced the airship, and the Happy Flower stamp is moving higher on my list! It's such a subtly wonderful image! Thanks for showcasing it!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, Judy! These are so amazing - lovely vintage masculine cards and that stunning white with the great texture and pop of color! You outdid yourself, sweetie! Thanks so much!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful cards Judy! I really like the first one 'cause it's soft and sweet. The 2nd and 3rd are great masculine cards. The last one CAS and elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Heather Maria said...

Wow Judy, these are all fantastic cards! I'm always stuck when making masculine cards so thanks for all the inspiration here! Your girly cards are absolutely gorgeous too!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a fabulous variety!! I love the two steampunk style cards!

Robin K. said...

Awesome creations Judy!! You used the vintage images to perfection! And your floral cards are just lovely!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful cards Judy! I had not seen the stamp on the first card yet. So pretty! Love your masculine cards too!

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Creations.....Can't decide which one I Like best!! You Rocked the new stamps my sweet sweet friend.....

Carrie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hello Flower! OMG ust beautiful!!!

Renee M said...

Great work--thanks for sharing! Is nice to see some masculine card ideas :)

Brenda P said...

I particularly loved your first card! It's hard to believe that was one stamp. Lovely! I thought your vintage car card was so fun!

Ally said...

Lovely cards!

Lin said...

WOW, girlfriend,you were on fire! Love each of these cards, so different. I'm so honored to be sharing this day with you!

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Judy! I love that
you make a variety of styles.

Deb said...

The masculine cards are fantastic! Always looking for new ideas on that front. I may need to make some of those Thank you cards as teacher sets!

Cathy A said...

Judy your cards are breathtaking, so nice to see some cards for men, something I always crave inspiration for!

Buffe said...

Thank you for the masculine card inspiration. Guy cards always challenge me.

Valerie Babcock said...

Fantastic cards Judy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rookie said...

Masculine cards - woohoo! Love seeing great cards for the boys :)

Marilize
marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Jamie said...

Great cards!!

paperpapier said...

love all the cards...so unique!

Jennie said...

Fabulous designs! Love the Hello Flower design with the stitching and the masking on the second one's tag. All of them are amazing and love Hero Arts!!

Cathy Fong said...

Woooww!! awesome cards! now you make me wants to have the classic car stamp and the air ballon one.thanks for inspiring.

Bianca van Noort said...

Amazing, love them all!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow, what a fabulous bunch of cards! Love all the stitching on them, and the stamping on the dark background. I think that second one with the tag is my favorite. So neat. Thanks!

Betty said...

all your cards are great but especially love the vintage "tag" card.

cheiron said...

What a wonderful collection of cards Judy. My favorite is the Hello Flower...so clean and pretty! Gorgeous color.

Lola Azul said...

Lovely works!!. I like very much the one of the balloon. :)

Rosemary said...

wow... what an amazing group of cards, judy!!!

Suz said...

very pretty cards I love all the stitching. thanks for sharing masculine cards those really inspired me today since that is what I need to make

Theresa said...

Judy, your cards are amazing! The Watch Gears stamp is one of my favorite of the new HA stamps, and I love the way you've incorporated it in your cards! I'll be coming back to your cards as inspiration often!

Nancy said...

What fabulous inspiration, Judy! I love them all, so much variety with stamps I hadn't thought about using before...especially the flower! Love what you did with the watch gears and balloon on the tag card, amazing!

Pammejo said...

Judy your cards are just lovely, love all of the detail. TfS pammejo1@yahoo.com

SherylH said...

Beautiful cards, Judy, particularly the Hello Flower -- love the style of this image.

Hannah. F said...

Love these Judy! thanks for sharing!

Ruby Craft said...

All of your cards are amazing. I especially love the way you used wire for your ribbon on the tag card.

Sherry N. said...

Love your cards!

Roberta said...

These are great! Details, details, details! Love it!

stlbarb said...

Really like your car and gears card. And love the stitching!

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous cards Judy - love those masculine card and the pretty purple flower, Jo x

Annette said...

absolutely beautiful..

Julie S. said...

Awesome cards. I must say, you have Inspired me to stamp more. Thank you so much for a look at your beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

Love the flower stamp....but, flower stamps have always been a favorite of mine!

Julie in MN

toscania-art-life said...

Your cards are beautiful Judy. Love them all.

bethann said...

gorge. love that flower, and the masculine card is divine. need these stamps

Janet L. said...

Oh, my, what a great group of cards! I absolutely adore the Hello Flower card you made!

Rita Kegg said...

Loved the reverse image card .... beautiful! Thanks

naneruth said...

Great cards!

Sarah evans said...

I love the watch gears stamp

Virginia L. said...

Oh my! Judy , you hit a home run with the hop!! LOVE all of your cards. I can tell you had such fun making them! I love the last flower card (it's worth cutting that clear stamp apart-although that must be a little scary!!)So glad that you share your talent with us! HUGS!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

So fun to see your blog on the hop Judy!! Whoohoo! You made some beautiful projects!!

Cheryl C said...

A very nice set of cards but I have a fave.....I love the watch gear/vintage car card!!! Such a creative use of color, a whole different look to those steam punk stamps. Using the stamp twice is so effective and I love your car, too!

Robin said...

Your cards are wonderful, it is nice to see some masculine cards.

Linda said...

wonderful cards Judy! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Totally love the Merci Bouquet! I recently cut apart a Hero Arts sentiment after seeing Jennifer do it & she said it was okay to do:) Love the masculine card with that Hot Air balloon!

Helene said...

Great cards! I love the first one, it's so feminine...

Jan Garber said...

WOW, what a great collection of various styles and types of images offered by Hero Arts! That tag is my favorite! I love the way you used the balloon image!!

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for all of the ideas & inspiration this week. ;-)

Kathleen said...

All your cards are lovely. I really like the peach colors in your 1st card. The cards for men are really great too.

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Judy! I just love the first one and must look into the "double stamping"! Love them all!

gberry14 said...

Oh Judy- Your cards are so dazzling and love the artistry and your eye for design! Thanks!-Leesa berry

k2designsnyc said...

JUDY....JUDY....JUDY....
Your cards - ALL of them are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! You are VERY talented and thanks so much for a chance to win and for sharing your creations!!

Sue McRae said...

Love your masculine cards, I always need inspiration for making cards for the guys!

Beastybunny said...

Wow! Your work is lovely! I am so loving all the new stamps!

Scrapmaven said...

All of your cards are wonderful. But I am really loving the tag--so hard to find unique cards/tags with a masculine slant.

Lisa K said...

So beautiful. I especially love the Hello flower.

Anonymous said...

Love your cards and the colors you used on each one. Nice variety.
Bev.

Sandy M said...

Your group of cards are clever and amazing.

Isabelle said...

Beautiful and you have made 2 for boy/men...too difficult to do...need inspirations...maybe from your blog :0)

Barb said...

Oh, my word - where do I begin?! What an amazing group of cards, Judy! I can't wait to get my hands on that Hello Flower - so gorgeous in that yummy peach color! Love both masculine cards - your 5x7 designs are so creative! And the last one? Wow! So beautiful with those wonderful, soft colors! What a treat seeing your talent today! Hugs! :)

Karen said...

Love Love Love these Judy! Great masculine cards and that first flower card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Debie said...

Loved your cards, the first flower stamp is on my wish list! The two masculine cards were awesome....and the last card was simple beauty! The flower just pops!!

Marijke Maris said...

I sure like your masculine cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Marijke Maris

Linda said...

really FAB cards!! I love the first card-a must have stamp-and the masculine card with the tag especially-uh,oh-another must have...

Briggs said...

Your cards are subtle, simple and beautiful!!

Shell said...

What gorgeous cards! Amazing!

KalySto said...

Gorgeous detailed creations!Hugs!

Dana D. said...

These cards are terrific. Great detail and love the colors.

brenda said...

Love all 4 of these stamps, although the first one is definitely my favorite and am putting that stamp on my wish list! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Karina Beck said...

Very very beautiful cards!

Lynn said...

Love all the stitching on your cards. Makes me want to take out my sewing machine!

Victoria said...

All your cards are great but you did an especially great job on the, often difficult to create, "man cards".

Grá said...

Beautiful cards, love the vintage car :)

adele holcomb said...

Great cards. I'm especially in love with the Hello Flower card!

Susan Kapp said...

I ordered the gear stamp, now I want it even more ... great samples!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Margaret k

Vicky said...

Judy each for your cards is so gorgeous! Love them all! My favorite has to be that airship, amazing card!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Judy, great masculoine cards(always hard to do) and I love that new flower stamp.

kiesa salazar said...

great cards! i love the colors of the 3rd one, and that car is so cute!

Emily Leiphart said...

Amazing cards, Judy! My favourite is the black one with the gears and antique car.

clnapier07 said...

These cards are so fun and wonderful. thanks for sharing

clnapier07 said...

These cards are so fun and wonderful. thanks for sharing

Kailash said...

Unique cards, so beautiful to look at!!

Judy said...

Always a treat for to see some masculne cards and these really are winners!! The flower was so beautiful.

Mildred Mildew said...

Love your masculine themed cards. I am always looking for ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent.

liberal sprinkles said...

great cards! I especially love the Have a Great Day one, the gears in the background rock!

Teresa W. said...

Wonderful cards, Judy. Love the masuline cards and the floral cards are so lovely.

margaretart said...

Judy, your cards are wonderful! I love to see how you used the gears and the neutral colors....you're right! You've got the guys covered for now! Fun to see all the techniques you pulled out to use. Great job!

SannaS said...

wowwowwow!!!! these are brilliant!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Cecilia said...

Judy, lovely cards, especially the first one! Great work, TFS!

Nadine Mogg said...

Wonderful cards! I love the subtle use of color on the first card. Great job!

B.burt said...

Love the owl

Lisa said...

Looks like you've been haivng fun, judy! Great cards- love the masculine ones!!

Jean Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing, Judy! I particularly like the Hello Flower stamp - it's a great positive/negative effect!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I do love the coral with black on your first card, I have this stamp too and it was hard highlighting the color but your flower came thru beautifully!! Your vintage cards look so regal!

Erica said...

Gorgeous cards Judy! My favorite is the one with the hot air balloon!

mtscrapgal said...

You showed us great versatility in the new stamps and your stamping abilities. Great cards. Thanks

Chunyuan said...

awesome cards. thanks for the inspiration.

Efrat said...

Beautiful!!

Linda E said...

Loved your cards. Especially
the masculine ones. Always have a problem coming up with ideas for those.

Deborah said...

Judy, these are all lovely, but my favorite is the etched flower. I had totally bypassed that stamp and now you've made me want it - first Tiffany and now you. If this keeps up, I'm going to want the entire catalog!

kath said...

wow judy thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards...I'm having such fun hopping on and off the Hero Arts Blog Bus...hugs kath xxx

maryse n. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colours of the last one, so pretty.

luvmysilhouette said...

Great cards Judy tfs hugs...

Angel Estes said...

Really beautiful cards! Just lovely...

Marilyn said...

All of your cards are so beautiful! Wonderful work, Judy!

Karen K. said...

Just love the way you used the tag on your card. I have so many of these tags and now I have an inspiration to use them this way :)

Diana N. said...

Amazing cards. Judy, you are a very talented artist with stamps!

Robyn said...

All the cards are really great! Love the technique of using the reverse stamp image in the background!

Carol Mc said...

Great cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

steampunk! cool cards!
Thankes
Holly

KYCrafter said...

Great work!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful projects and I too love that vintage car.

Trudi said...

Great cards, love seeing masculine cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ezlie J. Perez said...

wow, so many to be inspired by. I like the depth of your cards.

kaori said...

Really sweet cards !!!

Tina said...

Judy, love the stamps you used and cards are so beautifull.

walchowDesign said...

Great designs, Judy! Love everyone of them!

debb said...

These are beautiful- your first card looks real!

.:| Angela |:. said...

Love that Flying Airship and Vintage Car cards. Thanks for the chance.

ucanorican said...

Judy, these are all wonderful! I love the time piece and car one. I love the others, but this one just really catches my eye. I love your work!

Margaret said...

Absolutley loved your tag card...thanks for sharing and the inspiration

Stacy C said...

Great use of stitching. Now I have ideas for the tool tip of the day!

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous cards. I love that tag card. lovely.

Dorothy C. said...

Love 'em all but especially the Watch Gear cards. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

These cards are awesome!! I especially love to see the more masculine cards - they're always tricky. :)

Katarina said...

Really pretty cards, Judy! I like the masculine ones, I'm always at loss for masculine ideas.

Jackie said...

Very pretty cards!

Pat said...

Oh my! These are gorgeous! Love the bling and the colors on these cards!

Scrapdolly said...

Such fabulous cards - I find masculine cards hard and these ideas are fabulous

Stephanie Y. said...

Great cards! Love that little addition of stitching around the edges!

Gilda said...

I really love those 'masculine' images!

Weenie Thomas said...

Beautiful cards. Especially love the vintage car card.

meredemaison said...

Thanks for including cards that would be great for men, too! They are all wonderful in their own way showing you can do very pretty and masculine both very well! TFS! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Marina said...

I like the card with tag a lot. But all these cards are very nice.

marla said...

Very great job of sewing on your cards it adds a nice touch!!

Sharon Y said...

Great cards. Nice to get some ideas for masculine cards.

Lisa said...

I love your manly cards! And the single stamp flower etching is gorgeous! Sometimes I have trouble seeing the potential of a stamp like that, thinking it has to be all one color. But when you pick the right color as you did, it's amazing!

Melissa said...

I love the sewing around the edges of the cards. I am not brave enough to try it but it sue looks great!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

Great cards but my favorites were the first and last ones. Thanks. for sharing.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

What an amazing variety of cards. Especially love the clocks, and the merci bouquet.

sandysewin said...

Great job of masking with the Watch Gears stamp!

I really NEED that one, as I'm working on a steampunk birthday layout for my son.

Kathy Kay said...

I like all your cards but especially like the simplicity of the Merci Bouquet card!!

Kathy Kay said...

I like all your cards but especially like the simplicity of the Merci Bouquet card!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic cards!!! Love how each is so different!!

Kathy Kay said...

I like all your cards but especially like the simplicity of the Merci Bouquet card!!

Barbara said...

Loved your cards......there was great variety and all were beautifully created!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous creations! Love the partial air balloon.

Thalia said...

Love your cards, especially the masculine ideas!

Anonymous said...

Never can go wrong with Steampunk!

Ruth M

joy said...

Wow, Judy! I love all the cards you have made and those masculine cards are fabulous. Those are always difficult for me; but you have done a great job with those stamps. Thanks for your inspiration!

Sabrina Krighaar said...

I love how you you use stiching so much, it's such a nice detail.

Melinda F. said...

Great cards! I really like the masculine cards.

Mariëtte said...

Lots of inspirational cards. Thanks for sharing!

Dotukas said...

Beautiful cards, especially the first on - love the neutrals!

RachelB said...

Nice cards!

Anonymous said...

Balloon image tag is my fav. All the other cards are beautiful too.

Margaret Kaznowska

pooky said...

I;m in love! Your cards are gorgeous!

Marissa said...

You used some of my favorite stamps of the new release! I love how you used them. Thanks for the showcase :)

zgagi said...

Love your masculine cards!

Brenda said...

Oh Judy these are truly wonderful cards! I love that you provided some feminine and masculine eye candy! I totally love the last card, just precious design and colours! And I adore the paper pieced air balloon, what an awesome design!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous assortment of cards... the Merci Bouquet is my favorite!
DeniseB

RenegadeMama said...

absolutely great cards, i love the colors, can't wait to order some new stamps!
thanx for sharing
gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot net

Cardcrafter said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing your lovely artwork! I saw a couple of cards that would be super for masculine cards, too! That's a bonus!

Jennifer S. said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! Wow for the comments left today!! Such a fun week to see all the blogs!!

Brenda & Ian said...

Cannot produce enough male cards. I have many to make each year and am constantly on the outlook for manly stamps. Your execution of the vintage item is splendid!

Gina H. Van Vliet said...

I love all your cards, but the Merci Bouquet is my favorite today.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the steampunk style cards.

Marilyn C. said...

All your cards are beautiful - can't select one over another - love them all! The masculine cards are neat - very difficult to make cards for men but you did it!

Lisa Carroll said...

Simply GORGEOUS cards, Judy! I absolutely love what you did with the more masculine looking watch gears stamp... had my eye on that one for a while and now I think you've turned it into a must-have!

Suz said...

Wow, I like 1 and 3 very much, but Judy, when I saw # 4, my heart did a little quiver dance. Beautiful job. Thanks.

Kathy E. said...

What a variety...and so cool..love the "back to the future" man card!

Atticelf said...

Truly amazing cards. Love what you've done with the stamps.

Kris said...

I really, really love that first card and stamp! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

I love the trendy cogs and watches! Fantastic work!

Leni said...

Love to see the more masculine cards. I 'm always in doubt how to make a card for a man. And I love to see that sewing is great on a masculine card too!!!

any63 said...

Wow, wonderful cards!

ThePurplePlace said...

WOWweeeeeeeeee! Fabulous cards the very last card 'Merci' is my favorite! Love love the sweet little purple flower and the wonderful embossed background

THANKS for sharing!!!

Karen G.42. said...

Love the cards and thank you for the chance to win the lovely prizes!

Nancy said...

What a fantastic variety of cards, Judy! Such beautiful designs and perfect sewing!

Unknown said...

Love the contrast in design with the same stamps!

pamselinski said...

Your cards are gorgeous. The hot air balloon and all the layering so cool.

Mio said...

Beautiful Card, love the tag : )

StacyC said...

Very nice.... Love the vintage ones...

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Your cards are just beautiful! I hadn't thought about that stamp on the first card but you have made me a believer! I love it!

Yogi said...

very pretty cards. Love the stamps.

Dana said...

Wonderful cards!! LOVE the last one!!

VikkiCH said...

each of your cards is lovely. Thanks for showing a variety of themes.

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