Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hero Arts + BasicGrey Spice Market Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts + BasicGrey Blog Hop!

Today we are featuring some gorgeous products from the new Spice Market collection. There are two clear stamp sets and three backgrounds to coordinate with the collection and let me tell you, they are amazing!!!

My first card features the Flower Symbol Background paired with some items from Kelly Purkey's new Mon Ami collection.


I love the subtle tone on tone background created with clear embossing powder. And this is a stamp that will work well with many different styles.


Next up, I've made a card with the Best Time Ever clear stamp set. This set has so many great images for building your own backgrounds.


I just did a video for Hero Arts that shows how I made the pattern on this card as well as two others using stamps from Spice Market -- you can check it out HERE.


To celebrate the release of Spice Market, Hero Arts and BasicGrey are having an awesome giveaway!


They will be giving away two complete Spice Market collections -- including paper, embellishments, clear and cling stamp! Just leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, March 2nd and they will randomly draw two winners from all the comments left on the hop. The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your chance of winning!

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Melissa Phillips!

If you happen to find a link that doesn't work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today's hop.


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Audrey Pettit said...

Your cards are beautiful, Kelly! I love that tone on tone embossed background you created. SO subtle and fabulous! And the chevron pattern you made is just out of this world! How creative! Love it!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the first card with the embossed background and the vellum.

Laura Turcotte said...

ooohhh---WOW! Love the embossing, and tat vellum rocks! great cards!

VERO The Sahm said...

Very beautiful cards ! the first one is my favorite, very elegant, cute and sweet !

~amy~ said...

gorgeous! Love the stamping/embossing!

Mandee Teel said...

WOW! Beautiful inspiration!

Beatrice Lawson said...

The tone on tone embossing is so pretty!

cissi said...

Love how you embossed the stamp, such pretty pattern.

Michele Ferguson said...

I want the Best Ever, and I want it right now! I just love that little geo corner!

Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale said...

Way cute!

Dana said...

Love your cards!! The background stamps are awesome!!

Cheryl Proctor said...

That embossed card is awesome! I can never get embossing to look like than but the card is beautiful!!

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly!!

Scrapthat said...

I just love how you are able to build a background with the stamps!!
makes for a perfect match for the lovely papers EVERY TIME!!

Marcie S. said...

Such awesome cards! I am really loving the BG stamps in this collection!

JenniferS said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome collection.

Sarah Cannon said...

Love the designs!

Amy L said...

Love your cards! I love how you stamped the second card!

Cheryl B. said...

Wonderful cards. And thanks for the video!

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous cards & video Kelly! I adore pattern building stamps. They are so small (for storage) & offer such versatility. I am still learning, so I often misalign my stamped images. But that's okay. I simply die-cut a pretty shape from the good bit & make a card with that ;-) thanks for all the hints & tips tgat make it easier. Theresa x

Lisa Echerd said...

Oh, I just bought a ton of this. Although I didn't get those wonderful background stamps. Love the first card especially though both are very pretty.

Andrene said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! I am especially drawn to the clear embossing on the first - very elegant card. TFS!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

The tone on tone is so lovely!

Elisabeth said...

Your card looks great. I've used it for inspiration to make a birthday card.

Dolly said...

Love the cards which you made from this set :) I have a soft corner for your second card, the color combination is great..

Dottie J said...

Loving those colors and that triangle stamped chevrons! Great collection.

Heather Thompson said...

i just love the vellum. It just gives it an extra little flair.

bkazoo said...

Love the clear embossing effect

Gerrina said...

I like the colorcombies you made for both cards!

jj said...

Love that tone on tone stamp.

brenda said...

Your cards are terrific! I really loved the tone on tone background with the clear embossing powder so gorgeous yet subtle.

Elizabeth Campau said...

Awesome cards ad love the background the stamping!

Mel said...

Love the embossed look you created! Beautiful card!

Magaly said...

Awesome cards! Love them

Leslie Hanna said...

Gorgeous GORGEOUS cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy J said...

Your cards are beautiful but the top one is over the top. I love it marvelous job. TFS

Dorothy C. said...

Love the cards! The embossed background looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marissa said...

That clear embossing looks SO beautiful on the card. Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

both your cards are great but especially love the flower card!

Anne said...

I love velum and the way you use it in your first card is great. I think I will have to buy this collection if I don't win it.

Chel said...

Oh, how LOVELY! Thank you for the chance to win!

gabriella said...

The first card is very sweet plus ilove embossing

Valerie Babcock said...

Two more beautiful cards Kelly! Thanks for sharing!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love both your cards. The first one is so elegant and the second one is so trendy. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

Chelsea said...

Those cards are amazing, especially love the video!

Penny Nichols said...

Lovely cards, Kelly! Especially love the first one! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Carroll said...

Love the CAS cards you showed, papers are stunning too, Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for the opportunity to win!

Unknown said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially like the last one! It is a great masculine card but change of colors and it could be for a girl!

polycrafty said...

I'm so amazed by all the cool patterns you did with those unassuming little stamps! Great video!

joy said...

Love your cards, Kelly! I enjoyed watching your video the other day and can see just how versatile these new stamps will be! Thanks for your inspiration.

Mary Mac said...

Two beautiful cards, this collection is great.

Pam T. said...

Beautiful cards! The first one is my favorite!

Lizzy said...

Beautiful cards! And, Fantastic collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ann McKuin said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to watch the video.

Barb said...

Really great set of stamps, papers and embellishments, beautiful cards with the set, Kelly!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love your cards...the vellum is so delicate int he first one and love the color triangles in the second card..nice masculine card idea...great job!!

Lizzy said...

Loving this blog hop! You guys are so talented! And, what an amazing giveaway!

Meagan Vaughn said...

Love this collection, the embossing on the first card really makes the whole thing pop!

Mary said...

Beautiful embossing technique. Great color combinations.

Ava said...

Kelly, your cards are wonderful! A great use of the stamps.

Laurel Matangos said...

Such a fantastic color combination!

paperpicnic said...

Kelly - Beautiful cards! I especially love how you have clear embossed the background stamp on your first card, it is stunning!

Lenny said...

love your clear embossing pattern!!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

That first card is amazing! Love the modern design of the 2nd card too!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Lovely cards. I enjoyed the video too! That tone on tone is especially effective on the first card! TFS

Kailash said...

Such beautifully crafted cards!!!

gardener said...

Great cards. Have always preferred the tone on tone look. And the chevron pattern is fantastic! Thanks.

smallfavors said...

I love the vellum tag.

TheDuosclickinmom said...

Truly lovely cards!
The twine on the first card adds a bit of flourish without seeming overly girly.
Thank you for sharing these!

Milla said...

Amazing cards! Adore the background on the first one, it's so pretty!

Ann Kulseth said...

Great inspiration - how I love blog hops. So many new ideas to try!

grandmato19 said...

Love that chevron look with the stamps on the second card! Your work is amazing! Glad to see a fellow Nebraskan on the design team! :)

Francesca said...

Love the color of the second card! really nice.

Lucy said...

I Love the clear embossing with the flower background stamp!
The second card is awesome-the repeated stamping with multiple colors really makes a stunning effect.

Jingle said...

These are both fantastic! I really love the color tones in the first card! Gorgeous!

Sharla's Web said...

Wow! The tone on tone background and the Chevron pattern are......I have no words. Just squeals. Wow!

Tris Italiangirl said...

Lovely cards!!

Sabrina said...

very beautiful!!

The ShyS said...

The more I see this collection the more I like it. Wonderful examples!

pookiepea said...

Two great cards showing two very different styles. Love the soft feel of the tone on tone with vellum and the more masculine, geometric look of the chevron. The video was so very helpful also.

Robin Broitman said...

I love the pattern you made for the card. Stunning!

Julia Taylor said...

Both cards are so different, yet so so gorgeous!!

Karen King said...

Lovely cards!

Kim said...

What lovely colors! Love the use of vellum on the first card. Beautiful!

Diana N. said...

Great projects! Fantastic video featuring 2 stamps from this collection. Both cards look so professional, it's almost hard to believe they are hand stamped. But the video proves they were stamped.

Roseanna C said...

Great cards! Love the embossing.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna Whitten said...

Lovely cards!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and I love both of them. I love the background on the first and your clever use of the stamp on the second one!

Amante del Papel said...

Your cards are really amazing, are so beautiful!

m.tabori said...

Love all these patterns, great cards. Thanks for sharing.

diana said...

Great cards! I love the background stamps, but always forgot that I can stamp my own background using smaller stamps. Thanks for the ideas! ;-)

Jannette said...

Great work! Your cards look awesome.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful! I love the embossing and the vellum on the first and what perfect and precise stamping on the second!

Terri Burson said...

Love, love, love those enamal dots! And the vellum and the rounded corners on the first card are sweet too!

bzyPTmom said...

Love your beautiful cards Kelly! Thanks for sharing.

Casey-Diane said...

I love the yellow and grey! Such a great combo.

SarahB said...

I love how you put colors together.

Patricia Swagler said...

Love your cards. Love how you stamped your own background using the triangle stamp and made it look like a chevron pattern.

Sarahbchicago said...

Very pretty.

conil said...

The new papers and stamps are terrific...your card is too.

conil said...

The new papers and stamps are terrific...your card is too.

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty. Like the stamping, embossing w/ clear embossing powder, use of vellum, colors, flowers & chevron pattern.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Debbie Br said...

Great cards, so very simple!

ciny m said...

like using stamps to make cool background paper

Sueb said...

Beautiful cards. Love the stamp set. Excited about the possibilities.

Debstamps said...

Lovely work Kelly! Congrats on joining BasicGrey!

rubbergranny said...

Such luscious colors and nice ideas. Lovely indeed. Thank you.

Robin Cooper said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great package!!!

ridethefreedomtrain said...

I love the colors you used in the second card.

Chantelle DeRobertis said...

I'm loving the vibrant colors and texture of this line. More amazing cards!

Pam Young said...

I love your cards! Love the tone on tone embossing!

blbabe1234 said...

These cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Theresa said...

Your cards are totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen said...

I find both of your cards gorgeous.

Sue McRae said...

Love the shiny embossing on the first card and the color combo on the second card.

Gaby Seminario said...

Beautiful cards!

Jennifer Bedo said...

Love the cards and the techniques you used!! :)

IlianaM said...

I love the chevron card.

grammypat said...

Like the way you made your own pattern with the stamps -- I always like to see projects that have the personality of their maker-- Thanks for the chance to win this great collection

Jan Aquino said...

Nice to see how the stamps pair up with other collections as well. Love the little velum tag banner for the sentiment cluster.

béa said...

Love the colors of the collection

Torrie said...

The vellum over the clear embossing is so cool. I love the triangle stamp and your chevron pattern with it, great cards!

Anonymous said...

I watched that video and was so impressed, I need to try that! Thanks! Linda

Barbara Adams said...

Love the tone on tone embossing.

Marcee Rodgers said...

WOW!! I'm new to your blog and cannot wait to look through your other posts. I love these two projects and how you show the versatility of stamps.

Heather said...

Your cards are amazing! Love the first one!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards and embossing!

Penny Reed said...

Lovely cards - love the clear embossing on the first one! TFS!

Celise McLaughlin said...

Love tone on tone too. I dreamed last night I would try it and here you are.

Chark said...

love your second card so much!

Jessica Rose said...

Wow, your card creations are beautiful! I love the "Hello Friend" card. :)

Martha Green said...

Way cool. That triangle stamp makes as terrific background.

Virginia L. said...

Love the textures (GREAT embossing) on the first card! Your stamping on the 2nd is PEERLESS! Amazing work, Kelly!

sharon l-s said...

I had my doubts when I saw the colors on the video but the finished cards are awesome. Thinking outside the box with color combos. The 1st card on the blog is very elegant (loving the tone on tone) and very different from the cards in the video. All are great. thanks for sharing

sofen said...

I love this bloghop!

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Amber Marino said...

I really am loving this collection. Your cards are gorgeous!

KL said...

Would SO love to win these....love the cards and the colours are fabulous!

Richell Martin said...

Love how you build your backgrounds with a simple stamp! You really show the potential of all these stamps! Thanks for sharing!!

Fran said...

Love the cards. This collection has so many beautiful papers, and other elements that go with it. the stamp sets are cool.

Carolyn said...

love the use of the stamps

Little T said...

Beautiful set of cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anne Harada said...

What amazing card samples and techiniques!! Awesome product release! Thanks for the inspiration!

Thordis said...

Love your cards! They are so elegant and stunning!

Karen Carlson said...

Love your work! Very inspirational!

Lori Nowlin said...

What beautifl cards and great use of the different options this line has to offer.

BeverlyBL said...

Love both cards but especially like the chevron one. Very cool. Thanks for the video.

luvmymariners@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. Your cards are beautiful.

carriep said...

love the embossed background on your first card. what a great stamp.

Patt H. said...

These are both beautiful! I really love hat tone on tone background on the first one!

Jennifer Greer said...

Beautiful cards!

Leni said...

Lovely cards!

Meghan said...

I love these cards!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Totally love the last card! Great colours.

Melinda Ferraz said...

Love your cards!!

Barb S said...

Love the tone on tone and new techniques to try.. Thanks for inspiring!

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards--love the embossing on the first one.

Kim said...

Beautiful cards!
~Kim

emma sleppy said...

Great Cards! Such inspiration!

Deeps said...

I have to agree with your on the clear on clear embossing. It looks very pretty.

Michelle said...

Lovely!.Thank you for the chance to win!.

Gretchen a/k/a StampingRooster said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Yeli said...

I love that chevron pattern! Such nice cards

Ria Montefalcon said...

Wow! I love those background stamps, so lovely

Efrat said...

Beautiful cards!! I love how the embossed background looks.

Laura said...

Beautiful cards! !love the embossing and embellishments.

Kaatje said...

love the hop, gives me so much inspiration thanks

Mercanist said...

Love that pearly paper!

funkycrafter said...

I really like the hello card. Great use of the pattens.

Linda said...

Kelly - I absolutely love your cards. My favorite is the second one and the stamp set is a must have. I watched the video just to see how it was made. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards.

Margaret K

donna mikasa said...

You create your backgrounds so effortlessly! I enjoyed watching your video.

Shelley C said...

Love the second card - off to watch the video!

April said...

Pretty cards! I love the background texture on the first one. Great job on both!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Wow...Love your cards and I'm also loving this set....so beautiful and amazing how many ways it can be used!! Thanks for sharing :)

chrystal said...

Love the colors and the patterns in this collection!

Deanne said...

The cards are all lovely, I especially like the clear embossing background.

Anonymous said...

You are so creative!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful cards...I love these stamps and the clear embossing on the first.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love how you created the chevron background with one of the stamps ;)

Amanda said...

Great collection!

SweetTownhome said...

Wow -I love the pattern you created on the second card!

karenelr said...

Kelly--I love your cards--especially the use of that one small stamp--creating the chevron look! Awesome!

Scrappy Rx said...

Pretty I love the first card!

jojobeth1 said...

Love all your cards, especially the card with the vellum.

Vanessa said...

Card are so cute! Basic Grey's Spice Market looks so cool. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Very nice! Love both your clear embossed background and your triangle design background. Thanks so much.

Sarah Gray said...

Fab cards, Kelly! Love the pretty embossing and vellum of the first card and the cool stamping on the second. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Geraty said...

L-O-V-E the stamping on the 2nd card. I kept staring at it trying to figure out how you did that. I'm off to find the video!

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially like the way you created the background for the second card. Thanks so much for showing off these BG+Hero cards!

Irene Grau said...

Thanks for sharing!

Dianne said...

I love the stamping!

Colleen said...

I love the faux chevron look you made! A must have stamp.

NanW said...

Beautiful!

jonim52 said...

Love the colors and design of your cards, awesome products.

Ginny said...

Great collection. Very nice cards.

Unknown said...

love the chevron pattern!
thanks
Holly

KathyK said...

Gorgeous! Love how you used the medallion background.

Linda Knox said...

Ooooo, a bit of spice in one's life is a good thing. Great cards.

Linda H said...

Great cards! Love the vellum with the subtle background.

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