Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hi there! Today I’m very excited to be joining Hero Arts to kick off their new summer release with a blog hop.Hero Arts 2016 Summer ReleaseI combined several new products on my card. I used the Waves Stencil for the background, the Color Layering Flamingo with coordinating Frame Cut as well as the Paper Layering Palm Tree. For the sentiment I combined Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut and the Hello Stamp & Cut.Hero Arts 2016 Summer ReleaseI love that gorgeous flamingo! The multi-step stamping really brings it to life. I was able to mask off parts of the palm tree to blend in lighter & darker shades of ink to give it some life. I used my craft knife to freehand cut a hill and created a little sandy beach for the flamingo to stand on.
Hero Arts 2016 Summer ReleaseGiveaway:
Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

Here’s the full hop list:
The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen <-you are here
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula
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328 thoughts on “Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

  1. I LOVE that stencil. How did your do that? Watercolor? How does that work, exactly? I’d think the paint would spread under the stencil.

  2. Swooon! Fantastic card – LOVE the flamingo, he is so majestic (mine should be landing any day soon)!

  3. Your flamingo and palm tree are gorgeous, Laura! I love how you stenciled the background, too! You sure know how to bring these images to life!!!

  4. Great card….love the Flamingo and the background waves stencil…what a wonderful combo!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  5. Love that wave stencil. So pretty. Glad there is a die for the flamingo. Laura, your card is like relaxing on the beach. Lovely.

  6. Wow! Laura, Let me grab my straw hat, sun glasses and flip flop’s, so I can bath in the awesomeness of this card! Your Flamingo needs Sunglasses, to enhance his (Coolness!) Rock on Little One! Hugs Vada

  7. Your card is gorgeous Laura!!!! The stenciled background truly makes the entire card. Love it!!!!

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  10. Laura, awesome, awesome, awesome! I love all the dimension. Great background stamp and the palm tree looks real. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  11. Gorgeous. I tried for many years to avoid the stencil craze but now I’m hooked on them. I love your palm tree.

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  13. The coloring is wonderful on this flamingo card. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  14. Really loving that flamingo Laura. You and Jennifer really did it proud. Thanks for hopping.

  15. Great card; so pretty and lots of fun! I saw that wave stencil and wondered how it would look on paper. I love it as your background!

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  18. I LOVE your card….I would say this is my most favorite of the HOP so far, and your team mates have had some beautiful creations! Your card is a tropical vacation by itself….pass the frozen margaritas! 🙂

  19. Love it! The stamp set itself is already FABO and then u took it even further with the details of the palm tree and beach! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

  20. Favorite card on the blog hop so far. Hands down. Love the background, the palm tree and your flamingo. Perfection. Gorgeous coloring.

  21. Totally love the look of the waves stencil!!! I’m betting you could get a farm/country look with a wheat colored ink, or green for grassy hills. I have a couple farm animal stamp sets that could use a good background! Thanks Laura!!! I love the tropical look too, but I really love it when you can get multiple looks from one purchase… there’s only so many flamingo cards one can send out! Ya know?!? 😉

  22. Such incredible new products! I love all the products you’ve used to creat your masterpiece!

  23. WOW you put this together so nicely and really showed the possibilities with the flamingo and palm

  24. Just goregeous!!! And its the first time I got a look at that palm tree!!! Thank so much for sharing!

  25. Wow! What a pretty card! Love the waves, palm tree & flamingo. Pretty colors and yes, it does look like Florida. my home state. .

  26. Great card! I especially like the layering palm tree. It adds some really nice texture and that stencil worked great for the background. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Love the background, the palm tree and the flamingo, well the whole card, its simply awesome.

  28. Wow! Wow! Wow! such and amazing, beautiful combination of flamingo, Palm tree, and wave stencil!

  29. What a gorgeous flamingo! The background too! Your colors and details in this Hero Arts set brought your project to life! Really great blending! It was a joy to see what you created! Thanks a bunch!

  30. Great card, Laura! I love the flamingo and the stenciled background. You did then perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this fun hop.

  31. Love, love, love this card. It’s such a fun card. Did I tell you how much I love this card? Thanks for sharing.

  32. I will love a video of the making off of this card, I love it, for me the flamingo stamp is my favorite one, and your card it´s amazing as the one of Jennifer McGuire. love both of them !!!!

  33. I love this card! Great background. HA amazes me over and over again with their releases.

  34. Laura, you’re amazing! I took your Craftsy class a while ago, and that sparked my love of paper crafting! Not that I didn’t have enough hobbies before – sewing, crocheting, embroidery, cake decorating…
    And then I had a look at your YT channel. Oh my. 24 hours are just not enough in a day. I want to watch ALL your videos, and try out ALL the techniques!!! I really love your choice of colors and themes – and your sense of humor! One of my favorites is your craft room tour! That one really made my day 😀
    And now this flamingo card! I mean, flamingos!!! They’re definitely among my top 10 list of coolest animals, among chameleons and sloths – is there a sloth stamp set anywhere out there? I just realised how perfect that would be… 😉

  35. Utterly charming, absolutely love the flamingo! Too cute. Don’t think I could choose a favorite between yours and Jennifer’s.

  36. Laura’s Fabulous Flamingo! Wow, gorgeous and I love the swaying palm with it. Stencil background goes with this just right as well. Thanks for the ideas and your time to show us all your artistic talent.

  37. What a gorgeous card!! That flamingo is awesome!! love the way you colored the scene….went to order at SSS but they’re already sold out 😦 sooo onto the wait list I go, lol!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  38. This classy flamingo is charming in the lovely scenery you provided for it. Great card, Laura.

  39. I love the palm tree paired with the flamingo. Your background is perfect. Love this new Hero Arts release. Thanks for sharing!

  40. The flamingo and wave stencil are two of my favourite pieces in this release. I’m glad you chose to use them. I love your work.

  41. What a fun card! Your flamingo looks very happy on his/her little bit of beach. Love your palm tree. Thanks for another fantastic card.

  42. I ADORE your INKY flamingo, my favourite from this release!!!
    LOVE the PRETTY scene of your card Laura, the colours, layers and dimension DELIGHT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  43. Wow, love the wave stencil, can see it taking backgrounds to a new level and your card is fabulous!

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