Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lasting Hearts Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my stop on the Lasting Hearts Blog Hop! If you have arrived from the Hero Arts Blog, you're in the right place. If you haven't been to the Hero Arts Blog yet, I highly encourage you to go there and read all the great information about this cause and ways that you can support it through the wonderful hobby of cardmaking.

Lasting Hearts was started by Kimberly Saldaña, the Director of Sales at Hero Arts. Hero Arts has created three stamps exclusively for Lasting Hearts and are donating 25% of the profits from these stamps to support the Lasting Hearts efforts, in cooperation with Angela Miller, the author of “You Are The Mother of All Mothers.”

So today I have created three cards using the Mother of all Mothers stamp along with one of the heart dies from the So Sorry Stamp + Cut.
 

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to create a gradient of color on a strip of watercolor paper and then die cut six hearts. Then I stitched the hearts down the side of a white panel using gold thread.


To go along with the gold thread, I gold heat embossed this beautiful message.


I popped up the white panel on a colored card base so the hearts appear as they are floating off the edge of the panel. And then I finished off the cards with a scattering of Darice Crystal Sequins.


Be sure to visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment! Hero Arts is giving away a special prize to three lucky commenters – Angela Miller’s “You Are the Mother of All Mothers” book, as well as the So Sorry Stamp & Cut set. Please comment by Sunday, March 6 at 11:59pm PT, and they will announce the winners next week.

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Sandy Allnock!

Thanks for stopping by!

93 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the cards! Great idea to do the watercolor gradient sheet and then cut out the hearts. I love that you stitched them onto the card and then matched the stitching with embossing color! Beautiful!
~Gin K.~

Libby Hickson said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kelly!

Sally Greiner said...

What beautiful cards. I love how you did the heart borders.

Jude U said...

Beautiful and so creative. Also, the campaign is amazingly sweet.

~amy~ said...

super pretty, love the different colors you used.

paperpicnic (Jayne) said...

Love these beauties, Kelly! Your watercolored heart borders are amazing! Gorgeous card set!

Lydine Arriola said...

Beautiful cards! Love the different colors of each of them! Thanks for sharing!

Viktoriya said...

very beautiful!

Karen B. said...

Wow love those 3-d hearts and your designs!

Susan Rasmussen said...

The ombré hearts and stitching are so classic...how beautiful. This new set is a keeper.

Laceysocks said...

What a lovely idea! Beautiful!

Cindy C. said...

So beautiful and creative, love the stitched hearts border!

Louanne Fournier said...

What a wonderful idea with the hearts, it is so unique. I've never seen anything like it. Gorgeous!

Linda M said...

Absolutely beautiful cards for a very worthy cause.

Devy Collins said...

Such beautiful cards! The hearts along the side are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

What precious strings of hearts!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your design is beautiful and the ombré hearts finish that edge nicely.

Martha Harris said...

Beautiful, simple card. I am inspired to make another batch for the drive.

Louanne said...

So simple and lovely.

bev p said...

What a simple but lovely card! It's almost in my skill range, except for a straight row of stitching! Thank you so much.

Sabrina said...

Fabulous and beautiful!!!

Varada said...

Beautiful cards. And a great idea for mass producing. Thanks for sharing :-)

dmgarafalo said...

Love the card - How do you do the stitching?

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards. Love how the hearts border the opening of the card. So pretty!

Deborah said...

These cards are simply elegant! I love the soft color palette you used but then the gold brings a certain touch of elegance to the cards. Just lovely.

Barbara said...

beautiful cards. A lovely way to showcase this cause.

susan lorio said...

beautiful

Kris said...

Love what you created with this beautiful new stamp! I'm so excited that these words were created into a stamp and can't wait to buy one!!💚

Molly said...

These cards are just beautiful. I would love to buy one to frame. I had a loss three months ago at 20 weeks, so I would love to have a copy of Mother of all Mothers.

wilson.marie65 said...

Simply beautiful

StampinLouie said...

Love you cards Kelley. So nice.

Susie Sonnier said...

For being so "simple" this card has BIG impact. Love it

Dena Schaufele said...

Simply lovely.

Rosy Newlun said...

I love your CAS design and stitched hearts borders. Beautiful!

Lindsay S said...

Beautiful cards, and such a great heart-felt cause to support.

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

I just love your colourful hearts. Such happiness.

Di W said...

What a pretty and sweet card!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful cards, with the colored hearts. Love that detail and the lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

helen woloski said...

Three very lovely and unique cards.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you did the hearts.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow. Absolutely beautiful.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty cards...love the stitching.

Anne Henderson said...

Beautiful colors!

AZ Lyn said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love that heart border! Eagessner@massilloncabletv.com

Sandy Small said...

I love how the hearts look like they are flying, and the gradient color. Your cards always have such wonderful color combinations! Thanks!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! Love the ❤️ Border!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the stitching detail! Lovely sentiment too!

Linda Batson said...

Kelly they cards are, will be perfect for this cause.

Kathryn A said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the ombre hearts!

Judie said...

Love the stitching on the hearts, beautiful cards!

Karen Kochjar said...

So well done! I am inspired to send in more cards!!

Julie Curtis said...

This is so pretty. I love the hearts and how you sewed them.

sachithra weerasinghe said...

Very pretty and simple cards..

Patty said...

These are just beautiful!! Love the floating hearts idea. Going to have to try it sometime!!

Shelley C said...

Love the ombre floating hearts. Great idea!!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous card!! I really like the way it looks like it is floating.

mtscrapgal said...

Great way to use the Zig markers. I'll be borrowing this idea. Thanks for your support for the card drive.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! What a lovely initiative!!! Your cards are amazing!!!! Love the sentiment!!!

beth said...

Beautiful cards and a much needed idea.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So pretty! Love the hearts and colors!

Sue said...

What a beautiful idea for those cards. I really love the colors, and of course, the heart warming sentiment.

BeverlyBL said...

So pretty. You did a wonderful job!

Sow Kar said...

Awesome card with beautiful colors in the hearts.

Marilyn Falcone said...

I lobe the colors of these cards. Very clever idea and just right for this sentiment.

Carol said...

what simply cute, colorful cards. Thank you

LisaAnn R said...

This is a wonderful cause and often overlooked. I'm so glad that more attention is being given to this. The set is beautiful and I hope to see the book in our hospital.

luv2sewalso said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm in total support. Beautiful cards, Kelly.
Nancy

luv2sewalso said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm in total support. Beautiful cards, Kelly.
Nancy

terrie said...

Beautiful cards...your cards turned out really nice.
Thanks for the support.
hugs

stamper said...

Love the watercolor hearts Kelly! Just purchased a few of the markers to play with.

Julie Brusman said...

Wow! What beautiful cards, so creative. Thanks for sharing with us.

Barbara-Jean said...

These cards are so beautiful , delicate, and inspiring.

Sarah said...

Beautiful and they show someone who cares. TFS

Zelda C said...

You're right - it is a beautiful message. Love the gradient of colors - beautiful!

halomom said...

Very lovely cards. I like the gold stitching and embossing.

Sydney McDonald said...

Lovely cause. I'm busy making cards with some friends. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda E. said...

Love the colorful array.

Niki G said...

Such a beautiful design! I'm sure this will bring much joy to those mothers that face such sadness.

Judy said...

Your cards are lovely. I am sure that when it is received it will bring comfort to someone. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Mc said...

These are beautiful, Kelly, with your stitched hearts and gold-embossed sentiment!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

These are so beautiful and delicate!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card and the hearts are the best! Dianne Lozil

Anonymous said...

Oops mistake in my name.... What a lovely card and the hearts are the best!!! Dianne Kozil

Kate B said...

Beautiful cards! I love the watercolored hearts!

Loly Borda said...

I love your stitched hearts border! Such a clever design! TFS

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly!! I love the gradient colors of the hearts with the edges "floating" over the strip of the colored card peeking out! The simplicity really makes the beautiful hearts and sentiment stand out!

Jim Brunzell said...

Love what you did with the hearts.

Linda said...

Great card and love the stitched hearts down the side. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Suchi said...

I am the latest follower of your awesome blog! :)
Suchi xx

Rachel Walton said...

What a great idea! As a labor and delivery nurse I have been in the counseling and comforting side. Having had three miscarriages myself and unable to have children I've been on the grief side. Neither side is easy. But knowing someone cares always help as some point.

Rachel Walton said...

What a great idea! As a labor and delivery nurse I have been in the counseling and comforting side. Having had three miscarriages myself and unable to have children I've been on the grief side. Neither side is easy. But knowing someone cares always help as some point.

Anonymous said...

Kelly, The water colored hearts add warmth and caring and artist quality. I love using them as a border. The gold stitching adds a richness and touch of class. I'm wondering if you taught school in Mill City as you have the name of a former colleague there? Kathy Cook