I'm loving the new stamps and how versatile they are and have been sharing the new stamps at Die Cut Divas.
I have 3 cards for you today.
The blog hop begins with Hero Arts blog with a list of my fellow happy hostesses (past hostess in name only). Once you're a Hero Arts hostess, you're always a Hero Arts hostess. You should have arrived here from Heather Doran, (Stamping and Stitching).
Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog.
The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!
Is there a background stamp in there? Yes, I went background crazy. A little bit of everything, from Rangers Distress Paints in White and Victorian Velvet, Adirondack's Cool Peri, Blue Denim and Eggplant., then a bit of green. I then lightly scattered some glitter embossing powder and Egyptian Gold embossing powder on the card. Surprised myself and love it. The flower petal is the result of a happy accident with fine glitter and Glossy Accents. Some Red Stickles made it into the center of the flower. All new stamps on this card. Love the stamps and matching dies!
Can you see the background?
Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower (CL750)
Hero Arts Flower and Butterfly Frame Cut (DI090
Hero Arts Pattern Stripes K5884
I added Glitter & Red Stickles
Using the same background stamp, I stamped it in Hero Arts Soft Blossom Shadow Ink and then brushed the ink on the die-cut panel as I didn't have my sponges with me. It works! The yellow is a PanPastel (yes the banner IS darker).
Hero Arts Pattern Stripes K5884
Hero Arts Soft Blossom Shadow Ink
My third card - no muss & no fuss. I could make mountains all day long. I love the different ways you can use the mountains to make valleys, layer ranges, create your own unique backdrop. Everything on this card is a stamp from the set. Great guy card and you could use this for anything. What a guy and inside any of the following sentiments and more (iHappy Birthday), (Congratulations), (Thank you), or to someone who loves to fish, hike, is an adventurer).
Hero Arts OWN What a Guy! (CL753)
Hero Arts cubes (inks) in 2 greens, the fish in Grape Juice
Mountains stamped in Memento London Fog, the eagle in Memento Rich Cocoa
Your next stop along the way is Marcy Kaminski, (En Papillote Arts) who will knock your socks off! I did peek, you see.
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So happy to be hopping with you again Arlene!! Love all of your cards and the flower on the first card is gorgeous!!
What a great range of fun styles, Arlene. Love them all, especially that great background. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful designs, Arlene! I LOVE the way you used the "Pattern Stripes". So artsy and creative!
Wonderful cards, Arlene! Love that glittery flower and the beautiful way you used the Pattern Stripes! So fun hopping with you this week!
Arlene, I love your style!! Feminine and masculine, you do them both beautifully!! So fun to be hopping with you!!
Arlene, these are like mini-paintings! Just wonderful creations!
LOVE that last card, Arlene, what a beautiful scene!! Yes, those Pattern Stripes are a must have!
Your cards are gorgeous!
Yeah Arlene, a local stamper represented! Wonderful cards! That background stamp works with so many different cards!
Love what you've done with that background stamp. So cool! Those mountains are beautiful! Love hopping with you this week. :)
Colors and graphics are inspiring.
Great fun Arlene! I can tell you love that background! Love that red flower pop too!
Loving that background stamp, great cards!
wonderful cards...love how you used the background stamp and the glitter on the first flower.
vGreat background stamp! Very creative cards!
My hopping buddy again this year! LOVE it! And your cards are just amazing! So unique and each one so different! Beautiful!
Great cards...and I definitely love the background stamp!
I love backgrounds that you created with the Pattern Stripes stamp!
I like how you used that background stamp and great mountain scene.
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Very creative cards - love them all! You make me want that background stamp!!! TFS!
Nice manly card.
Love Love your Cards Arlene....just Perfect!!!
Very beautiful. I really really love the what a guy card.
Beautiful cards! I especially loved seeing how you used the pattern stripes background! Wonderful masculine card, too! Your mountain range looks so real! Thanks for sharing these terrific ideas!
Love ur cards -- I want that bear stamp!
Like the style of the background. Like the animal scenery card.
Love your complex backgrounds and all the sparkle. What a fun hop!
Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
I really like how you used the striped background stamp, it sets the backdrop in a subtle but very cool way on your cards.
Fabulous cards! I loved them all, but the masculine was my favorite.
Great cards! I have that striped background stamp, so fun! Love the masculine card!
Great cards and great to see a card for guys in there too!
I love the mountains you made! I live in a "flat" land so that something that´s lacking of my vieuw...
I love these cards especially the "what a guy" one. You don't see too many masculine cards and I think it's beautiful.
Three wonderful cards - all so different. You are so versatile.
Super lovely cards today, Arlene!!! I really must get that A Little set now and so happy you threw in a manly card!! Great job today, so happy to hop with you!
Love the mountain range and nature stamps! Also love the way you've used the background stamps; great cards.
That is such an interesting bg stamp...I love the effect it gives your cards.
I hadn't really noticed that background stamp too much but I think it's great after seeing your cards! Your "mountain" card is a great guy card as well and is super.
Arlene, wonderful cards and wonderful post! I love the way you've used that background stamp! Your masculine card is brilliant, love the fantastic scene you have created and the great outdoors feel it has about it! I'm delighted to be hopping along with you today:)
Oh my! Have to have the OWH What a Guy stamp set! My son lives in CO & this would be perfect for him! Beautiful masculine card! Loving that pattern stripe stamp too! Thanks for the additional giveaway.
All that glittery goodness with the striped background on your first card stole my heart. Great cards.
You sure went background crazy...Arlene!! Your cards are full of love and sweetness! Those flower petals are gorgeous! AWESOME work all around!
Great inspiration . . . so much talent from all you Hero Hostesses. Love these blog hops!
I just love your card selection & those backgrounds are just stunning
Your cards are very pretty. I am not sure about that bkgrnd stamp. That looks like a lot of something. I really like the second card. The pink is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Oh my gosh, I love that background stamp! It is the bomb. Love how you embellished it and then the soft stamping with it. Great! I also love the guy card with bear and mountains.
You're right....great backgrounds. Love your cards.
Those backgrounds are amazing!
Great job on the backgrounds and on everything! Love the new Hero Arts stamps!
wonderful cards, Arlene! love the glittery flower and that fantastic background you put with it!!
great "manly" card!
Love the pattern stripes stamp.....might have to order that!
Great cards Arlene! The background on the first two looks amazing and I love the mountain scene. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :-)
It's so nice to see masculine card ideas. Great job!
I think I need pattern stripes. Fantastic background stamp. Love how you used it on your cards.
Love, love, love that background stamp and the those OWH sets too.
Wonderful cards with lots of great style.
I love this new background stamp. Your use is terrific
Such awesome cards, Arlene. I especially love the colorful background using the new Pattern Stripes stamp. It's just beautiful!
Loving the Hero Arts Pattern Stripes!
Such great cards Arlene! The big bold flower is beautiful and the guy card is perfect for those 'hard to make a card for' men in our lives!
You are so right Arlene chocolate DOES make everything better! ;) Great cards!
Wow, that background on your first card? I am completely blown away. That is a work of art. Very inspiring.
love what you did with the pattern stripes background stamp!
The first card is a very different and striking card. That background stamp is going to be so much fun to work with.
Can always use ideas for guy cards and as you've shown this is a great set for that.
Wow a mixed bag of styles. Can't decide which is my fave. IF I must pick, I have to say the mixed background (card #1) is on top. I have to add that stamp to my wishlist. HA Blog Hops are not friendly to my wallet but I have to have it. thanks for sharing
Beautifully done cards
Sharon c. Great cards. The pattern stripes is a great background stamp. Thanks for the tips.
Loved all your cards but my favorite has to be the shimmery flower TFS your work is very inspiring
This is the third time I've seen the Pattern Stripes stamp in use and presto! a stamp I didn't think I would like because it seemed so busy, is instead a remarkably interesting background stamp! Love your examples.
Well I think I need the Pattern Strips stamp!! I have seen it before but it wasn't used, now that I have seen it, I love it! Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hi Arlene, I do like your style, and I love that you still use that "header" for your blog :)
the flower on the first card looks like a sugar cookie! yum!!
Arlene, I love the "artsy fartsy" style of your first card. The background is super, and it really shows of the glittery flower. Your mountains are also lovely. Thanks for sharing your great ideas, and for a chance to win a prize.
I'm liking the pattern stripes background stamp more and more -- especially after seeing your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Such fun cards Arlene!
You're cards are just beautiful. Love the background stamps. I love the mountains and bear card. Thank you so much for sharing you're ideas.
Oh wow Arlene, love what you created with the new stamps - stunning. Thanks for the chance to win too!
Arlene, you have used that background stamp wonderfully, such a fun base for your images.
Thanks for sharing, your cards are fabulous!!
great background stamp and very effective use of it. Love the soft colors.
love your creative use of the background stamp! tfs!!!
That background stamp is awesome and I love the way you used it!
Wonderful cards! I love how you used that striped background!
That patterned stripe background appeals to me on many levels and will definitely be at the top of my wish list. Love all of your cards, Arlene!!
Loving those mountains! Great inspiration with all those stamps and dies. Thank you!
Arlene your glittery flower is my fave!
Little works for art!
Love the bear card most...great masculine card!
I love the backgrounds. And the mountain scene is gorgeous.
Great cards, Arlene! I love how you used the Pattern Stripes--must give that a try!
Really fabulous cards, Arlene! I love how you played with the new stamps...especially the background stamp...wow!
Love your cards ! The last one is fabulous !
Arlene, great versatility in using the weathered wood background stamp. Your bear scene is very serene. Cheers!
Beautiful designs Arlene, love all your cards, such lovely inspiration and fun ideas with the background stamps!!!
Great cards. The "glitter is glorious".
Great cards, and that first card is just, WOW!
The pattern stripes stamp done in the soft colors is really nice!
The pattern stripes stamp done in the soft colors is really nice!
it looks using
Thanks for the
Carla from Utah
Love how you used that interesting bg stamp! Adore your last card- I love outdoor scenes! Thanks for sharing your talent with us Arlene!
Lovely cards Arlene! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies
All of your cards are amazing. Love the OWH sets. I overlooked them but just have added them to my wish list. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Great cards and love your techniques on the first card. I really like the background stamp and see it used for alot of things. Thanks for sharing.
LOVE that background stamp! I really like being able to customize my card backgrounds with stamps and this one is so versatile.
Your backgrounds are lovely - I am so going to copy - er - lift those ideas! You did a wonderful job on your creations and I can see why your a Hero Arts Hostess -thanks for offering a lovely prize as well - enjoy your crafting week! Happy Day!
what fun cards-i would have never have guessed that was a background stamp--pretty cool! thanks also for a chance to win! kmassman gmail
I'm so glad you used that new background stamp because I honestly couldn't figure out how to use it myself. It looks beautiful on these!
I think my favourite is the What a Guy cards those mountains look awesome.
When I first saw the "Pattern Stripes" stamp, I thought don't want, but seeing what you did with it has put tis stamp on my want list. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the background stamps!
Gorgeous red flower, Arlene! TFS!
I'm loving that background stamp and what you have put on top -lovely.
love the background stamp thanks
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enjoyed your cards, especially liked the guy card. Thanks for sharing.
Great cards!! I just love your background treatment on the first one...so pretty. And that masculine scene is amazing, love it!
I really like the stripes background stamp and the card you made with it.
Love how you've used the patterned stripes background stamp - especially that first card with the vibrant flower.
nice job on the cards and neat stamp sets.
These are all fabulous ... particularly that amazing glittery flower!
Great cards! I especially like your backgrounds and the masculine card.
Your backgrounds are just amazing. I especially love the new stripe background. LindaG
It's amazing how the use of that patterned stripe background can make both cards so different! All of your cards were so unique--thank you for sharing!
LOVE your last card! It looks like a graphic print. A perfect masculine card.
Great cards, Arlene!
super fun, love that chocolate sentiment!
Love the guy scene card you made.
Fantastic designs, love that glittery red flower.
I adore the background stamp. I don't think you went overboard with the backgrounds. I love seeing them all. Thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway.
I really liked your use of that very interesting background. All three cards are great. I love to see masculine cards.
Beautiful shimmery flower and the scene with the bear is fabulous! Fantastic cards! so inspiring!
Coming up with such a great masculine makes you a "hero" in my book! Love 'em all! TFS!
Oh Arlene - what great cards today! Just love the yummy background with the Pattern Stripes and your masculine card looks amazing! What fabulous mountains!! Thanks for the inspiration - such fun hopping with you this week!
Lovely cards Arlene! I just got the Pattern Stripes background stamp and haven't had a chance to try it - Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us all!
Great Cards! I love that background stamp. thanks for the extra giveaway!
that background stamp is very versatile. thanks for sharing your creativity
Love what you did with the background stamp on your first two cards - beautiful! What a great scene on your last card :) Thanks for all the inspiration!
I love how you used that background stamp!
you inspiring to buy! because your card are amazing!
Love the sparkly flower!
I think this is the first time I've seen the Pattern Stripes used on a project, I just love the texture and "artsy" feel it gives to the background of a card.
Wonderful cards, Arlene! Love how you use of that patterned stripe background, so artsy ♥
Fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Wonderful cards, love them!!!!
Great cards! Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful cards Arlene. I love the use of colours in the two cards using the Pattern Stripes stamp.
What a fun background stamp, love the way you used it!
Very nice! The background stamp is great! And Arlene, I wouldn't mind getting some chocolate! LOL
Lovely projects! Thanks for the ideas!
Love the happy accident! :)
I agree the mountains look like a lot of fun!
Love your cards! The eagle one is awesome!
Great cards! Thanks for all the design & technique ideas. TFS ;-)
Love your cards that flower really pops
Now I need that new background stamp! Thanks for the inspiration with your lovely cards, Arlene!
That new background stamp looks great!
I'm loving that stamp set for guys! Love your take on it too!
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The card with the flower is my favourite; it reminds me of my grandmother's quilts: warm and cozy.
Great cards Arlene...love the backgrounds you created for some of them! The bold flower card is a beauty!!
Arlene, what a great variety of cards for the hop! I can't get over the background of your first card...so many inks together and they look amazing! (If I did that it would look like mud!) Great cards!
great cards! I thought that background stamp was a little busy but seeing it used on your cards, it works great!
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Love that background stamp and how you used it, all your cards are fabulous! TFS
The background stamp is really wild. I liked the colors you chose too. Very nice cards and great designs. I always enjoy seeing cards for men. They are so difficult for me to design.
Thanks for the inspiration!
I love how you used the background stamp for so many different designs and I really like the masculine card with the bear!
I like what you did with the My Guy stamps -- what a nice masculine card.
Amazing cards Arlene...Love that background stamp!! Thanks for sharing :)
Love the collage-y effect of that background stamp - definitely on my must-have wish list! Also love the mountain scene. So nice to see masculine-themed stamps so I can make cards for the guys in my life. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards!
I love that your style is so varied on each card - I especially love the scene on the last card!
Love the background of the flower card
I love the background on those first two cards. Love this blog hop!
All your cards are beautiful I especially love the first one that gorgeous red flower TFS
Great use of background stamps. Love it!
What a great scene on you last card!
fun techniques of your background stamp on the first two cards - sweet.
Such a lovely use of the background cards. Keep up the great work.
Such wonderful cards. Love the colors you used on your masculine card.
Arlene your cards a amazing, so inspirational love them!
I loved the bgs you have created for cards ! Last one beign my favorite loved the calm scene you have stamped on it !
gorgeous cards Arlene. Love the first one with all that glittery goodness. great use of the background.
I never would have given that line background stamp a second look...but wow is all I can say since seeing your beautiful cards and samples. Thanx.
Love both of your cards! Your flower looks so cool, I love the glitter. And the pattern stripes stamp is my favorite of the release, I love the backgrounds you created with it. Thank you for sharing.
Brilliant cards with fantastic colouring. Very inspirational!!
That background stamp is superb! I need to get that now!!
WoW!! LOVING your cards!! Such NEAT designs and Colors!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)
The patterned stripes stamp is the perfect gift for my "grung" friend. Love what you've done with it!
Your cards say how much you enjoy stamping! Beautiful cards, Arlene!
Love what you did with the background stamp!
Wow you really got the most out of this background stamp. And your mountain card looks fabulous.
Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.
Love the background of your first card! All your cards are very pretty!
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