Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Hero Arts Holiday Blog Hop 2022

 
Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Hero Arts Holiday Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the amazing Jessica Frost-Ballas but if you're just stopping by head over to the Hero Arts Blog so you don't miss a thing! Or an opportunity to win! 

Hero Arts is generously giving away *THREE* $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Wednesday, August 31st at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.




I have two cards today featuring two different ways to create holiday cards with birds and wreaths. I think this is such a classic combination that it's fun to put a modern spin on it. 


For this first card I did lots of ink blending using the new Coloring Layering Wreath Stencils. I created a pretty blue halo with our reactive inks too.
I couldn't resist adding a little extra dimension with my copic markers using the stencil layers as a guide for the pine. 


 In order to add some shine I spattered on some White Iridescent Shimmer spray. To really bolster of the shine I used our new Berry Hero wax with the stencils to create 3D berries on the wreath that have a beautiful luster. 


This bird and wreath combo is already put together so I'll had to do was enjoy coloring it! 
I used Licorice Reactive ink around the edges before adding a ton of glitter using the Hero Glitter paste and the new Snowflake Stencil. 


This glitter paste is definitely on my "go to" list for holiday cards. It takes on the color of the ink or cardstock below it. This gives the most gorgeous glitter results without distracting from the focal point. 



I think both have a different but beautiful look. What do you think? 
You can see the entire process for both cards in the video below. 




Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Libby Hickson


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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
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60 comments:

  1. Your cards are both stunning! LOVE them both! Cardinals and snowflakes are two of my favorite wintertime motifs, so the cardinal card is my favorite -- but they are both fantastic! And I love love LOVE the ink blending effects you created!

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  2. I ADORE the birds. The sky looks really wonderful behind them, too. NICE!

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  3. These cards are amazing. I can only wish to learn how to blend inks like you.

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  4. You did a great job! Love your cards! -Amanda Bond @thatcraftygolden

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  5. Beautiful backgrounds and birds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Kelly, thank you for sharing your cards.

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  7. The background on the cardinal card really sets it off. Both cards are beautiful, but that cardinal card is just super!

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  8. Tweet sweet on the bird coloring.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Hi, Kelly - Love the way you have used the Finch set. The blue is a fantastic background! TFS elements of this fantastic release!!
    Lori S in PA

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  10. I think you did a stunning job with your cards. They are so beautiful...... tyfs :)

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  11. Hi Kelly, I can't seem to get enough of these cards on blue backgrounds, they're so pretty. The lighter blue is very soft, setting off the red bird, but the snowflake background on the darker blue is stunning, not to mention that cardinals (and bluebirds) are my favorite!

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  12. oops, the anonymous comment above is mine.

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  13. Love the dark blue card! It's almost mesmerizing! beautiful art work on both of your cards 💕

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  14. So incredibly adorable! Those birds are the cutest!

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  15. They both are absolutely beautiful! Would be impossible to choose a favorite and so glad we don't have to! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  16. Wonderful holiday cards - love both of these birds! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. I love the layering and color combos on your beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds and the bird images!

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  18. Your bird and wreath cards are both lovely! I love all the extra details like shimmer spray and glitter paste!

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  19. The glitter paste really set off the background/snowflakes adding the perfect touch.

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  20. I am a huge cardinal fan, so that card is my favorite, I enjoyed watching your video and seeing how you created these beautiful cards. Loved the glitter paste snowflake background.

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  21. Linda Gorman. Beautiful cards and a great video! I love Hero Arts and of this amazing crafty goodness❤️ Thanks fir sharing!

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  22. Love the snowflakes over the dark card stock!

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  23. Beautiful cards!! I love winter cards on dark backgrounds, I think it really lets the stamps and the colouring shine.

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  24. The birds, especially the cardinal, those are my favorites!

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  25. Wonderful cards, Kelly! And I always enjoy your stories and narrative style!

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  26. Your birds are so beautifully colored and look so beautiful against those blue backgrounds. Love it!

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  27. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  28. I did not get to watch your video last night but its on the top of my que for later! I am always in awe of your coloring skills, can't wait to see you color these gorgeous birds. Beautiful as always!

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  29. Great contrast between the light and dark
    backgrounds. Beautiful cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Loving your color combos! Makes me ready for a winter night! Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  31. I really like your cards. The one with the glittered snowflakes is my favorite

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  32. Gorgeous and so festive. I love the bird sets!

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  33. Beautiful cards! Love the birds.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Birds always look so nice on Holiday cards.
    The Hero wax and the Shimmer spray look like fun mediums to work with for extra touches.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty cards.

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  35. Beautiful cards. Love the birds.

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  36. I am always partial to blue cards. These are gorgeous!

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  37. These are beautiful; your backgrounds are fabulous!

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  38. Beautiful cards! Your ink blending is perfection!

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  39. Oh Gosh! These are gorgeous! I {heart} Red Cardinals! Merry Merry!

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  40. Such pretty cards Kelly. Love those birds. Great coloring and awesome backgrounds! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  41. Such pretty cards. I love your coloring.

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  42. Love love love these beautiful cards, especially with those gorgeous backgrounds

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  43. Great cards. And I LOVE that glitter paste! Beautiful look and dimension!

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  44. Thank you for the recommendation of the hero glitter paste. I have been looking for a favorite and this one looks really pretty.

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  45. Your cards are gorgeous. I like the blue backgrounds for these birds.

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  46. Thank you for sharing your inspiration

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  47. Gorgeous cards Kelly. I love these sweet birds for Christmas cards.

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  48. Such great looking cards! No surprise that the coloring looks fantastic and the two bird images are very nice.

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  49. Beautiful cards! I think these sets are great for the holidays!

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