Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop

BlogHop_600Welcome to the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop! I’m so honored to be joining several talented designers to help Hero Arts kick off their brand new website as well as showcase the awesome new 2015 Holiday Collection. If you are following the hop, then you should have arrived here from the lovely Kelly Rasmussen’s blog.Hero Art-Holiday CollectionThe new holiday release is absolutely fantastic! My first card features the Joy to the World stamp set.
Hero Arts-Joy to the WorldI embossed the triangles in clear and then blended several different Hero Arts Shadow inks. This is my version of a colorful, graphic christmas scene. I trimmed the “trees” out with scissors and then clustered them together and adhering with foam tape. I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins to finish it off.
Hero Arts-Joy to the WorldThis next card features the adorable new Polar Bear stamp.
Hero Arts-Polar BearI stamped him, masked him off & blended in the background using Cornflower Shadow ink. Then I free hand trimmed the snowy hill with my craft knife & added the sentiment using the new Joy Stamp & Cut set. I used Pale Tomato to add color to the die cut sentiment and Copics to color the scarf. I mean, seriously, it had to be a rainbow scarf!
Hero Arts-Polar BearHero Arts will be giving away one GRAND PRIZE $100 Hero Arts shopping spree. The winner will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments received by 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, September 8th. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner. Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely & talented Debby Hughes!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Gorgeous cards, Laura! But where is the video? I love to watch you working and listen to your stories. So much fun! 🙂

  2. I just love the card with the trees, not traditional Christmas colors, which is why I love it! It’s a happy card!

  3. Wonderful dimension with the foam tape. Especially like the curved die for the snow bank w/ wonderful colored Polar Bear & joy sentiment.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  4. Laura…your cards rank right up there at the top of my favorites! And these lovely cards are no different. But I love the bear the best! Great ideas for Christmas…thanks!

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  6. Of course Laura- we can count on you to deliver us a Rainbow Cristmas card that is also fresh and happy! As always- Thank You!

  7. I love the rainbow scarf it makes the card. The joy stamps and die are on my wish list the combinations are endless. Many must agree since it is sold out on SSS:)

  8. Woweeeeeeeeeeeee! Blown away again! You ROCK Laura!

    PS: Can you please add a PIN button to your cards…would love to add them to my Pinterest boards as inspiration! 🙂


  9. That BEAR! I love his scarf so much! I think I’m a bit more traditional when it comes to trees, though! They are very pretty, but a bit too modern for me!

  10. I love your beautiful trees! And that cornflower blue is the perfect color for winter and to use with snow. And of course, it has to be a rainbow scarf. Thanks.

  11. I love the Joy to the World stamp set–so much, in fact, that I ordered it earlier this week and expect it soon! Now I can’t wait to get started with it given your inspiration! Thank you so much!

  12. You made the most Christmas-y triangles I’ve ever seen! Love the polar bear and the ombré sentiment. I bow to the rainbow Queen of ink blending!!!

  13. Ah, I love both of your cards… the simplicity of the tree card and that darn cute polar bear. Thanks for the inspiration

  14. oh Laura, your cards are always so cool and colorful. I have to say that I really LOVE the bear with the rainbox scarf! I have never tried cornflower for a background. its on my ‘ to try’ list now. its getting longer and longer. you all keep coming up with so many cool ideas. thanks, Laura for all you do

  15. I really like the bright rainbow colours in your cards!! What a great way to colour the trees! Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. How delightful to be at my “happy place” on your blog. You just bring the sunshine and chocolate with you every time. Thank you!

  17. Colouful trees and a darling polar bear: Joy indeed! Love your cards! Gorgeous! Your creativity is such a gift; thank you for sharing it with us.

  18. Colourful trees and a darling polar bear: joy indeed! Your creativity is such a gift; thank you for sharing it with us.

  19. I just love the bright and cheery feeling of your tree card !! I think the stamp set you used is definitely on my wish list ♡

  20. Love both cards but my favorite is the polar bear – so CAS but what a WOW with that ink blending!! You do it like no other! Wanted to tell you that I got some metallic thread yesterday and started making thread nests with it! Thanks for sharing that – I love it!

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  22. Seriously, who needs an air brush machine when we have the blending talents of Laura Bassen? Amazing! Beautiful cards both!

  23. I love your bright and cheerful cards, Laura. I particularly like the colorful scarf on the polar bear and the way it pops against that beautiful blue background. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Great use of the graphic trees; those can be difficult to use sometimes, but you’ve made them look gorgeous. The polar bear card is cute, too.

  25. I knew you would get a rainbow in there somewhere.. he he he…. Love the stamp sets… serious versatility Thanks so much for the chance to win and sharing your wonderful creations.

  26. Laura you never cease to amaze me. Your cards are so fantastic. I adore them. I run out and get all the products you use so I can make the cards too!!! (well I can’t run out, I get online to order the supplies, and wait and wait and wait ever so impatiently until they arrive) I will tell you this. If I could have you and Jennifer McGuire in a room, I would be in the ultimate heaven!!! Thank you Laura for your wonderful cards and your funny personality, which by the way, is almost exactly like mine. Maybe we are twins and just didn’t know it!!! LOL
    Happy Days my online friend!!!

  27. You definitely made me a fan of these tree stamps and I love your first card. So contemporary. Your coloring always amazes me and you just keep getting better. Great job!

  28. Hi Laura!! Gosh I just love your style! And not to mention your personality! You just seem like a lovely person! And totally talented!! Thanks for sharing!!

  29. Love the not-so-traditional colors used on both these cards. A nice change from just red and green. Thanks for your inspiration, Laura!

  30. Those trees are so pretty and the inking background on the second is so striking with the polar bear and the joy!

  31. wow… love your cards Laura.. rainbow scarf… if i see a white polar bear with a bright scarf come walking down our hillside then i will know its yours:) wish you a goooder:)

  32. I love those trees… so modern and perfect… and the shading for the blue background with the bear…. so professionally done. I am in awe. Thank you!

  33. Wonderful cards, Laura! I love your design and the pretty colours on the Christmas tree card! Oh that polar bear is adorable and I love the beautiful wintery landscape you created for him!

  34. Im impressed how you colored the blue background its very “striking and neat”. I love that your cards are always so colourful 🙂

  35. Love these trees… This is very similar to my Xmas card thoughts before getting to your blog! My girls usually wear the 3colors–pink, blue, & purple, & this would be so perfect:)

  36. Beautiful sky on the polar bear card. I’ve watched you do it on videos, but haven’t quite mastered it yet. And who ever said Christmas trees have to be green (maybe no one). These are so much fun. Love them.

  37. Laura, I honestly could not pick out which card I love the best as I love them all. They all look CAS and those are my favorite ones to make but not because they are easy, but because they are gorgeous! I wish I could blend ink like you could my dear so I guess that means I need more practice. Anyway, you ROCK girl!

    Congrats to Hero Arts for a spectacular Holiday release!

  38. Both of your card are awesome, but my favorite is the Christmas tree card and I cannot resist a Christmas tree stamp. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  39. Your cards are beautiful. As much as I love summer, I’m getting excited thinking about the up coming holidays and all of my new supplies for making cards! You are an inspiration, as always.

  40. Beautiful! Love the mix of graphic images and scripty fonts on that joy to the world set – and some fun, “non traditional” colour choices. last year I was inspired by some cards you shared to branch out from my usual holiday colour comfort zone (blue,white,silver) and use some fun bright primaries – and I loved the results!

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  42. The tree card had wonderful colors, and I like how you layered the tree shapes. The polar bear with a rainbow scarf is just too cute!

  43. OOOOoooohhhhhh!!! I L-O-V-E the colors of those trees. OMG…so simple and yet so impactful. Such inspiration for sure. And your ink blending of the blue sky behind the polar bear and his colorful scarf are so “YOU”! Absolutely fabulous.

  44. love love love the rainbow “forest”i might just have to go live there…as long as the polar bear doesn;t live there too lol great stuff Laura as usual !

  45. You have such a great card here! I really like the colors. I have no Hero Arts supplies but would love to try out some.

  46. More unique card creations. I was hoping to see a card with the really cute bear. He needs a name. Maybe Coolio. Great coloring!

  47. Fun cards Laura. I really love your polar bear and his colorful scarf, fun stripes. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  48. Beautiful cards. Love those colorful trees. Great idea. The bear is so cute and I see he is wearing his colorful scarf. Great designs. TFS

  49. A rainbow of Christmas trees- who would have thought how awesome that looks! Love both these cards, Laura; you never disappoint. Thanks for a chance to win.

  50. Both cards are fantastic, but I think I’m partial to the Christmas trees. Although that bear is awfully cute…

  51. Cute cards with great design and color work. You’ve got it down pat. Hero Arts does it again with great creativity and so do you!

  52. I love those geometric trees and all the nontraditional Christmas colors! I am always excited to see how use color and put them together.

  53. Laura I am always so glad to see you on a Blog Hop. Even with just the words to go along with your cute cards …… your delightful humor just echos through!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  54. These are so pretty! Love the rainbow on the first (but of course ;)), and gah, I adore what you did with the polar bear stamp on the second card! So sweet!

  55. Beautiful, colorful cards by Laura–no surprise there!! …but I missed having a fun video to watch you work your “magic” and to make me feel happy just from listening to you as you work 😉

  56. You never fail to “wow” me with your cards!! That polar bear is just awesome with his rainbow scarf!! and love the ink blending!!

  57. Laura, I have admired your artistry for a long time. Seeing these samples so close up made me even more of a fan. Your blending technique is beautiful and flawless. The polar bear is so sharp with that snappy scarf. Terrific!

  58. I didn’t think I’d like the Joy to the World stamp set. But after seeing what you did with it, I really do! Thanks for the inspiration!

  59. Fabulous ink blending. I have been practicing using your videos as guide. Still a novice, but less fearful than before. Thanks, Laura. Cheers!

  60. SUPER CUTE cards Laura!!!
    LOVE your rainbow of trees and BEAUTIFUL polar bear!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS 🙂

  61. i’m lovin’ the clean lines of your cards and that Joy Stamp and Cut is on my wish list; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  62. Laura, I love your Joy cards – crisp, modern and uncluttered. Love the rainbow scarf on the polar bear. The Joy die is fabulous. Your trees are charming. Thanks for sharing your excellent creations.

  63. I just love love your style….these are really what I would like to make and receive…Blending is superb and that bear is cute! Cannot express my love 🙂

  64. The trees are so pretty. Love how you layered them. The different colors work together so well. The polar bear is great too.
    thanks for sharing.

  65. Love the right festive colors on triangles (trees) and love color technique on Joy in front of white polar bear. It makes word and bear pop off card. Great use of color with all these great new products!

  66. Laura, both of your cards are just wonderful. Love the multi colors on the trees. So cool. And the polar bear is perfect with the “Joy” die cut and sentiment. Perfect. Thanks for the great project ideas and designs. Thanks to Hero Arts for the generous giveaway prize.

  67. I always get drawn to rainbow type colours, and your cards are always a delight. How you manage to be so restive, plus be a mother of 5 just makes me feel inadequate, but you’re humour is the winner. Thank you for being so generous and sharing your brilliant work.

  68. Love the cards. The polar bear looks like he is heading in the wind and love what you did with the joy die. Thank you for sharing.

  69. It is no secret that I love trees, and the trees on this one card are so much fun! It is a Forest of Color! And who could ever resist a polar bear!?? Come on! They are so cute! Love these designs, Laura!

  70. I just love polar bears do you? lol What an amazing card and I can’t wait to go shopping to get all the new hero arts products but of course how do you pick, they are all so amazing!! thank you for giving me more ideas on Christmas cards and I can’t wait to see what you have next!! I just love all of your ideas!

  71. OMG Laura! Your cards are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! You are so talented and always inspire me when I see one of your gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing….have a wonderful day! 🙂

  72. As always, I love your color choices! I’m not the biggest fan of geometric shapes, but your trees are starting to win me over. And, of course, the bear is perfect!! Thank you!

  73. Hey Laura! Your polar bear and tree cards are wonderful! I am “snow” not ready for winter, but your cards make me feel happy and warm inside! Thanks for sharing your talents and for the chance to win! 🙂

  74. Love the polar bear and his scarf. I just took your class on craftsy and now I can’t get enough of your posts! Thanks so much.

  75. Such fun cards! The coloring you used on the polar bear’s scarf is just fantastic, and I love the blending on the trees. Thanks for sharing!

  76. Wow! 708 comments already. I think I now have scrollitis in my finger, lol.
    Beautiful cards Laura, as usual. You have got to be the Queen of ink blending!

  77. The polar bear stamp was a no-brainer – have to have. I wasn’t sure about the Joy to the World stamps in particular the image stamps.. Your card sold me – love the colorful “trees” tfs

  78. I love your colour combinations! That polar bear is beautiful, and I’m starting to need that “Joy” die the more I see with it! Thank you for sharing!

  79. The color you add to Christmas knocks my socks off! Forget traditional red and green,,, you’ve given us rainbows!! Beautiful cards!

  80. Laura, I love how you used those geometric triangles and turned them into trees! Fabulous! Your joy card is no less stunning!

  81. Fun and colorful! After all the elegant metallic tree cards, really great to see the versatility of the set reflected with the fun colors!

  82. Stamping, masking, blending, fussy cutting and geometric designs ~ you are the queen of all, Laura! Love your strategically placed, colorful trees…and your joyful polar bear is divine.

  83. I love the polar bear stamp and card, but what you created with the very mod trees is fabulous! Thanks for the design ideas.

  84. Both of your cards are really nice – but have to say if there is a “tree” card, it’s going to be my favorite – LOVE your use of color!

  85. I love the clean and simple cards you made with these new stamps. The bright colors on the tree cards are so much fun!

  86. I had no idea how to use such a thing as an ombre ink pad until this blog hop. I was hoping to see a video from you! I was hoping to be entertained! 🙂 Love your pretty things.

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