Monday, January 16, 2012

I ♡ Hero Arts: Day 1

Hi there!  Each day this week I will be sharing a new card using some awesome new Hero Arts stamps.  I feel so blessed to get to work with such an amazing company and group of people.  So this week I just wanted to have a little fun and create cards using some of my favorite stamps.  To share the love I will also be doing a few giveaways throughout the week...starting with today! :)

So let's get on to today's card.  I'm totally in love with the Zig Zag background stamp...and embossing it makes it that much more yummy. ;)  The butterfly was stamped onto some watercolor paper and then colored with watercolor pencils. The rounded corners and faux white stitching added the perfect finishing touch to this card.

 


Now for the giveaway!  One winner will receive the Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments clear stamp set.  This is my absolute favorite set from the new catalog!



Just leave a comment on this post by Midnight CST on Sunday, January 22nd.  I'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments and announce the winner next week.

See you tomorrow!

♡ 

106 comments:

Nancy L. said...

perfect card, love the brown and the blues!!

Annette said...

Beautiful card...love that die cut and cute butterfly.. and I agree with Nancy great color combo..

Sue said...

Beautiful card. I already have this stamp set and it has quickly become one of my favorites!

Lisa Echerd said...

Looks like a versatile set. thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Stacie Alison said...

Great idea with the white stitched lines around the outside. Love it!

Kelly Booth said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Gorgeous Creation Kelly!! Can't wait to see the rest of your cards all week! xoxoxo!

momi said...

How beautiful this card is! I love the colors you picked, design... everything!
The repeated sentiment is very nice too! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Melinda Abrahamson said...

I too love the zig zag background. It was the first new stamp that I saw in the catalog that I could live without. I love how you have used it here!

Cristina said...

Wow. This is gorgeous, Kelly.

Laura G Turcotte said...

awww...so nice! I'm new to the great world of stamping...and I heart it so much! This is great!

Michelle said...

Oh Kelly!!! This is just STUNNING!!! I absolutely love those colors it just pops right off the page! I can't wait to see the rest of this week!!!

Lin said...

Beautiful - love the blue/brown combo and your stitching really makes everything pop!

Wendy G. said...

O.K. so now I am off to practice my faux stitching after seeing your perfect example on this gorgeous card......

Angela said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Judy1223 said...

Kelly, this card is fabulous (it kind of matches your blog header colors!)! I have been eyeing that zig zag background, and I love that new sentiment set (especially the stars and the "Hello Handsome").

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, so pretty Kelly. Love the way you used the zig zag background! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Dixie Cochran said...

Terrific design on this card! That's my favorite HA set too. It's getting a workout at my house!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the pearls on the butterfly, and I also love how you used so many different kinds of stamps on one card! Thanks for the great inspiration!
Lisa

donna mikasa said...

yummy card--love this color combo!
looking forward to the rest of the week!

judy said...

I love this CAS design Kelly and the lovely color combo!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the white line on the brown card base, very, very nice!! Love the Hero Arts stamps! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway! All the best to you!
Hugs, Wendy

Kathryn said...

Beautiful card! The different sizes of pearls are such a nice touch. Thanks for the chance to win. I make cards for Operation Write Home and I'm happy to know that the co-branded set is your favorite!

Tanya said...

beautiful! I love the color combo, and the zig zag is a new love!

Anonymous said...

Kelly, your card is so beautiful! I love your colour combo.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Sorry I have to post as anonymous. I couldn't leave a comment any other way.
Jeanette M. http://on-dragons-wings.blogspot.com/

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Beautiful card and design Kelly! Thanks for sharing with us.
So glad you love that particular new set from Hero Arts too! (I love OWH!)

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Love your card & that set looks fantastic!

Cris said...

I loooove this card! The colors are perfect! And such a great design! Can't wait to see the rest of the week!

Margaret said...

Beautiful. Love the color combination.

Margaret said...

Beautiful. Love the color combination.

Anonymous said...

Pretty!!!! I just got the zigzag bkgrd. Love it! This is a great set for anytime! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn g

Tiffany said...

Love how you encased the zig zag stamp inside of the die shape! It's gorgeous! Can't wait for the rest of the week!

Sandy Trefger said...

So glad I followed the links to your blog! This is a gorgeous card. I love the butterfly! Think I'm going to need to get me some of these stamps!

pcm said...

beautiful card! ^I already have this stamp so count me out of the your giveaway) )

Meghan said...

Love the browns and blues you used on this card. That background stamp is fabulous!

Atticelf said...

Love the blue pearls on the body and the blue/brown color scheme of this card!

Karen said...

I also love the zig zag background stamp. Your card is quite beautiful. I love the colors, the wonderful butterfly...I love it all. Thanks for sharing.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love that butterfly.

AnitaRex said...

I am so happy you will be posting all week! YAY! :> Love this card, the die cut, the zig zag and the paper are great! Love that sentiment set too, I have it already so count me out!

Kailash said...

Very pretty card and the color combination is lovely!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card. Love the design and color combo. TFS

cheiron said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colors.

Aundria B. said...

Great color combo, design and embellishments - I'm definitely going to have to CASE this one when I get a die-cut machine! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win this stamp set!

cutiephinphin said...

Love your color combo... Love how you used the zigzag stamp on this card. Thanks for the giveaway!

laurenlouise said...

I love the color scheme, too. The 3-D aspect is a lot of fun.

shiggy said...

These new Hero Arts stamps are so terrific looking! Thanks for sharing!

Sue McRae said...

Love the zig zag pattern on the die cut, subtle yet striking.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love that zig zag background stamp and that lovely butterfly! Very pretty!
DeniseB

Carol said...

Love how you used the zig zag stamp. Your card is so nice. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jen said...

I love the zig zag! love how well the blue/brown colors go together.

Marion said...

Love that new zig zag background! I am going to have to add that to my collection! Love your card! Thanks for a chance to win!

VikkiCH said...

that zig zag was in my latest order & the yr round sentiments - wonderful catalog choices!

Ashley said...

The zig zag background is so tempting! Love how it looks embossed too.

Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your blog from Jennifer McGuire and I LOVE it! You are very talented! Thank you for sharing.
As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to have it. It's because of the Hello Handsome greeting...I call my husband and son "handsome!" Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Helen in Illinois

Amrita said...

Beautiful card! I love the zigzag stamp also! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol said...

Popped over to your blog from Jennifer McGuire's blog. Love this card. Love this stamp set! Thanks for offering it up as a giveaway!

Miriam Prantner said...

Came over at Jennifer McGuire's suggestion. Just gorgeous work, I'm following you now :)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Your card is very pretty, love the pearl body on your butterfly. Thanks.

Holly S said...

Love that butterfly and pearls and the attention to details with the sizing of the pearls...it's the little accents that take a card from lovely to beautiful and this card is beautiful!

Sonia said...

Hello Kelly!
I have just "discovered" your blog through Jennifer McGuire, and I am so happy! Your cards are wonderful - I am always struggling with Clean & Simple, and your cards are so inspirational!

Tracie00 said...

Hi
Love the card... Discovered your blog through clean&Simple cards.

Michelle W said...

I love everything about this card. The colors are lovely. I love the bold zig zag stamping and the layout. Great design! Thanks for the inspiration!

karenelr said...

I really am loving so many of the new stamp sets from Hero Arts--your work is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

lsmith said...

Love the simplicity of the cards!
thank you for the ideas!

Lynn Flanagan said...

First time visiting your blog. Love it! Thank you for some great inspiration. I am a Hero Arts Lover Too!

Gwen said...

Oh! What a great set!!

Carol Mc said...

I think the zig zag stamp is my favorite from the HA new line. And thanks to Jennifer McGuire I have bookmarked your blog.

Carol Mc said...

I think the zig zag stamp is my favorite from the HA new line. And thanks to Jennifer McGuire I have bookmarked your blog.

Carol Mc said...

I think the zig zag stamp is my favorite from the HA new line. And thanks to Jennifer McGuire I have bookmarked your blog.

Atticelf said...

I think it's fabulous the HA and OWH have teamed up on stamp sets. It's such a great cause and yet these stamps are so versatile they don't have to be used just for OWH cards.

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog - and am enjoying your cards so much! TFS
Linda J

cassie said...

I can see why it's a favorite - looks great and hope I win one :)

Melissa said...

This new stamp set is AWESOME!! Love the card you made with it. Thanks for the chance to win...would love to have this one. :)

Winnie said...

Such a beautiful card. Love all the finishing touches. That looks like a great all around stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pam Sparks said...

wonderful designing Kelly and I love this set you're giving away! Thanks for the chance to win! I need to subscribe to your blog! Love all the inspiration!

Patricia Folchert said...

Beautiful card, love the color combo. Great stamp set, would love to win it.

Diane said...

What a beautiful card. Love the color combination you used. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tracey said...

I'm loving that zig zag design too! Very versatile! Thanks for the inspiration!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty! That butterfly is gorgeous! The colors are awesome! What a sweet set! Thanks for the chance to win it. :o)

Cher said...

yep...zig zap on my list. Betting u will use lots of stamps on my list! u do pretty work. Luv me some butterflies. ty for a chance.

Pam said...

Great color combo on a super card! Perfection.

Linda E said...

Great card! The zigzag stamp is one of my favorites too!

Sandy said...

Love this! You have totally inspired me.

Beth Anne in PA said...

Beautiful card! I think this is my fav new stamp set too...great sayings. :)
Beth Anne in PA

Louise said...

Wow this is a lovely card Kelly! Great way to use the zigzag stamp! Thanks for the inspiration. Love all the cards you posted this week! thanks for sharing!!

Louise C.

Message Keeper said...

I love Zig Zag background stamp as well! I like how you use it! I been thinking if you can make your own patterned paper!

mamablitger said...

Hello Kelly
I´m new here and so very surprised to soak a little ( or rather a lot ) of inspiration from your wonderful creations. I found your blog via Jennifer Macquire. Will look forward to enjoy your great ideas in the future. Thank you for sharing. Can I ask how you made the faux white stitches ?..... or is that common knowledge ??? If so bear with me. I´m not experienced into this art. Having been an avid quilter for many years !!

Kathy said...

Aqua and brown - the perfect color combination!! Beautiful card using the embossed zigzag background stamp.

denise said...

Just love the color combination!

diane mcvey said...

I don't think my previous comment was posted...if it was, disregard this one! GREAT set, I love it! Thank you for the chance to win!

Laurie said...

I really love this set too - thanks for the chance to win! I really love the striking card you've shown today. It's simple and stunning - great job!

Emily said...

Again, love the colour combo ... one of my favourites. I have that butterfly stamp and I keep using it and have cut out hundreds! :)

Ann K said...

I am in love with the background stamp .... will have to get that one for sure. Thanks for the chance to win ....

Tricia said...

Kelly, lovely card! That Zigzag background is yummy!

jintyoo7 said...

What a pretty set - love what you did with it - the contrast of brown and blue is very striking :o)

croppergal said...

I love this card! Great colours & layout!

Kris said...

Oh how I wish I could make cards like this!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Johanna said...

What a sweet card, again! You really do such a great job with Hero Arts stamps :)

Laura said...

I love the color scheme you used on your card -- really lovely. :)

Lisa K said...

Beautiful card.

sheila said...

What a cool set!

Michelle said...

Wow.... a lovely HA set and a beautiful card! Thanks so much!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful card! I love the zig-zag background stamp you chose here!

Thanks so much for a chance to win this stamp set!!!

Brenda said...

Your creations are great; I love the colour combination and the zig-zag background and the butterfly and the faux stitching and the ...
Thanks for the chance.

Teri "Terrific" said...

Isn't that cute: "AEIO missing U"!!!! I like these stamps. Nice job on the card :) I like the zig-zag background.

Geny said...

Butterflies are my favorite and Hero has so many pretty ones! What a pretty card you made...thanks for the chance to win a new set:)!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...this stamp set is wonderful! There are so many ways of using it!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Pam K.