Friday, 4 September 2015

Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop. Woo hoo. :) You should have arrived from the blog of talented Clare Prezzia.
Hero Arts is celebrating the opening of their beautiful brand new website - have you seen it yet? It's not only super stylish and easy to use, but Hero Arts are now offering free shipping to their US customers on orders over $50.
  I'm joining in today with a card featuring their new Joy to the World stamp set. I heat embossed the trees on some white watercolour paper, then coloured with gold Gansai Tambi watercolour paint. Once dry, I noticed that the paint had faded quite a bit, so I applied a second coat. It's so beautiful and shimmery. The sentiment is white heat embossed on some rustic card.
Gold Trees by Lucy Abrams for Hero Arts
I decorated my trees with some gold decor and tiny sequins.
Gold Trees 2 by Lucy Abrams for Hero Arts

----------------GIVEAWAY----------------
Hero Arts are giving away a fabulous grand prize of one $100 shopping spree. The winner will be chosen randomly from all the blog hop comments received by 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, September 8th.

Here is a list of all the bloggers in the hop:
Hero Arts
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Amy Tsuruta
Kristina Werner
Yana Smakula
Suzanne Dahlberg
Nichol Magouirk
Clare Prezzia
LUCY ABRAMS - you are here  
Mariana Grigsby
Libby Hickson

And your next stop is the awesomely talented Mariana Grigsby. Have fun. :)

Oh, and just to say this is my second post for today. To see today's Clearly Besotted teaser card, follow this link.
Supplies

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~amy~ said...

yum to gold and kraft! This is gorgeous!

Shelly Rasske said...

Your embossed trees are lovely!

Angeline Choo said...

Oh wow!! I need to go try this technique with my gansai watercolor .. Love all the gold on your card !! Absolutely love this Christmas stamp set

Carolyn Picken said...

Love you card, thanks for the great ideas

Kelley H. said...

Great card. I just love natural cardstock!

Jana Millen said...

Very pretty. Love the gold

Natasa Kazmer said...

Beautiful card! Will definitely get my gangsai tambi to work! :)

charian said...

Love the gold!

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. I love the tree set and the gold glitter tape. The sequins are really pretty too. Thank you.

Kathy S said...

Gorgeous, classy and elegant. What more could you ask for.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow. Such beautiful cards

judy said...

I love the gold watercolored trees--very elegant!

stamping sue said...

The gold and white embossing on kraft is luscious.
stamping sue
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Carla Joudrey said...

Hero arts knows who to get for their blog hop I am luv in it all

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the sparkle/shine of this. Like the stitching.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Diane (fionna51) said...

O.M.G...this is just gorgeous! Love the gold!

SmilynStef said...

Love the decorated tree ... beautiful design.

theCook said...

Looove the gold and kraft combo!

QuilterLaura said...

I especially love the subtle colors and the stitching!

Patti Horak said...

I just love the card! I'm always a sucker for cards with sewing in them.

Scrapthat said...

oh how very pretty Lucy! TFS

Team Clark said...

Oh I just love this gold glitter tape down the side and these elegant trees! So wonderful!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Elegant and lovely! Love the gold and Kraft and sparkle :)

Judie said...

The gold border and trees are so wonderful against the natural card!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful and glam....LOVE!

Pat said...

Love the card. I have to get this stamp set.Beautiful......

angelzmom said...

I love the way you often add a sparkly border on the side of your cards. It adds so much. And this card is lovely. :-)

Holly Saveur said...

WOW..love it!

Ashley said...

Very nice, love it!

Susi Kelly said...

Stunning! The simplicity of your card draws ones eyes to those fabulously embossed trees. And that sentiment ... oh my!

Eva said...

I LOVE your card!!! Gold and kraft is a great combination ;)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Just stunning! The colors are so soothing and pretty - I just ADORE this!

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Angelique Vela said...

I'm loving the sparkle, shimmer and shine!

Tracy S. said...

I love the soft colors and contemporary design!

Sam Olden said...

The gold paint is impressive looking!

Kati Surakka said...

I love how the gold works well with the natural rustic color of the card, and the white text brightens it all up nicely. Very cool!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

Loving the colors on this card. really beautiful!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

a very pretty combination of gold and rustic!

Sheri said...

oh my that is such an elegant card. I love how these trees can be playful or elegant. So many possibilities

LaNell Taylor said...

Elegant card! I am so in love with these watercolors. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sue S said...

The more I see the Gansai Tambi watercolors used, the more I think that I need them. I initially thought that you had embossed the thoroughly modern Christmas trees.

Krysia said...

The gold in those trees is stunning, I thought they were heat embossed, too!

Nancy said...

Lovely card!

Kristie Goulet said...

Just beautiful! Love kraft and gold!

Susan Lang said...

Kraft and gold, great combo. Love the card.

Glorie said...

Love the combination of gold and kraft. Very pretty :)

Barb said...

Lovely card, Lucy. Love the color combo!

Casey-Diane said...

So so so simply beautiful!! Love how simple and gorgeous this is!!

Lisa K said...

Your gold trees pop! Awesome card.

kelli green said...

Love the kraft and gold combo!! It's really awesome!! Thanks for inspiring!!!

bev said...

Love your card!

BeverlyBL said...

I didn't know I needed these trees. But it looks like I do. They look great in gold. Thanks for the visual aid.

Charyl Hodges said...

I like the use of embossing and the color combinations.

Natasha said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! SO many fabulous details here!

Cindy said...

Love your elegant card. Thank you!

Andrea's Card Design said...

Your christmas card is beautyful.
I like the craft color with the gold.

Jeri said...

Lovely card. That gold watercolor paint looks fabulous on the trees. I would have thought they were heat embossed with gold. The additional gold sparkle you embellished with is just perfect.

Nana Griffin said...

Gorgeous trees.

cm said...

Gold trees on the kraft...oh my! Swooning!
~c

eily62 said...

Like the colors you chose. The tree image is wonderful!

K Honeycutt said...

This is a beautiful card! Love all your choices. The Merry Christmas sentiment stamp was done in a fabulous script - it's a must-have! Thank you for sharing your work.

Libby Hickson said...

This is so gorgeous & elegant Lucy - love it!

Anca Banca said...

I love gold and shimmer and kraft together.

Elizabeth Burchell said...

Love the silver and gold!!! :)

Deb said...

Very pretty, Lucy!

Irene Grau said...

Your card is so elegant! Love it.

sparkle5ms said...

Very Modern but quite elegant as well. Great job.

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

So much sparkle and shine, Lucy! Your card is really beautiful. I love this sentiment! ♡

Debra Rumpza said...

I really love this card. So far the Joy to the World stamp set is my favorite in this release!

Linda Hicks said...

Cute but simple card.

Petra Raams said...

so gorgious!

staceylovespaper said...

Love your card!! It is so elegant, the gold on craft is a lovely combo I would have never thought of!!

The white sentiment is the perfect ending!!

Naomi Sams said...

A very striking clean and simple card ♡

Betty Keefe said...

absolutely the most gorgeous ever!! thanks for the inspiration, Lucy!!

truhammer71 said...

Gold and Kraft who knew! Amazing!

M.Louisa said...

very elegant card! thanks for the inspiration :)

craftytreen said...

I love your card. I really love the gold trees. how clever to use the gamsai set and to use two coats. so many nice touches. the stitching up the side with the thread stings hanging down is so pretty. thanks so much

Jung A said...

stunning card!!!

Steph B said...

Cute idea using the sequins as tree decorations. Very pretty.

Brandi R said...

Ooo Ooo Lookie at all that yummy gold! Beautiful card ♥

lgw said...

Beautiful!

Jana Bolster said...

Very pretty card.

Joy Moody said...

The gold is stunning love this card

Bev Hill said...

OMGosh I love those trees. Can't wait to try using Gansi Tambi water colors with them.

Joyce Erb said...

Looks so elegant!

Tamara said...

Awwwww Lucy, your card is so elegant. Perfect. thanks for inspiration.

Debbie Selby said...

Love the gold on this card

Quintin Koca said...

The gold gave this card such a regal look, love it!

Lindsay said...

Such elegant cards!

Susan Fichter said...

The more I see of those trees, the more I love the look of them.

KimS said...

Really like this. Pinning, so I can come back to it. ;)

Christine Kaminski said...

You used stitching!! yeah!! i've been looking for a card idea for this year and you gave it to me!! thanks!!

Arte Banale said...

I really, really love it! So elegant, so classy!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful and elegant card!!

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

So tender and classy card! Great use of gold paint!

N Patricia Castillo said...

This is stunning! I'm not a huge fan of glitter but this definitely works as a Christmas card! :)

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is stunning! Love the gold trees! Wonderful xxx

Michelle Simone said...

Love the simple elegance of this card!! Awesome products from Hero Arts.

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful card. The gold is very pretty.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Lucy your care is beautiful! Got to love Hero Arts stamps!

Piali Biswas said...

Sooooo pretty! Gold, Kraft and white is one my favorite holiday color combo!!!

StephB said...

Love the gold & Kraft!

Sue in Grapevine said...

So shiny & modern!

BeckyR71 said...

This is a very elegant and classy card. I love it.

{VICKI} said...

love the mix of gold and silver

Debra said...

I adore your designs. Love how you used the products. Great design and colors.

Nicki Wong said...

I like sparkly cards and the colors you chose.

Kailash said...

Beautifully crafted card, so pretty with the gold!!!

Amber McGary said...

Beautiful card! You always inspire me.

Christi said...

gorgeous! I like the mix of kraft, white, and gold

diana said...

Great card! And a fun hop! ;-)

Sara said...

What a gorgeous card! Beautiful job!

chera said...

wow...truly stunning!

Mary Diehm said...

Stunning! I never thought of this combo before! Will have to mess around with these colors and see what can be created!

J KOT said...

I love your cards, Lucy, they are always so beautifully elegant.

Jill said...

Very elegant card!!!!!

Nancy Boyd said...

Beautiful card I really like that new greeting set.

Heather M said...

Your card is fabulous! Love the gold trees!

Mildred Mildew said...

Such an elegant holiday card, Lucy. Love the stitching along the side!

Betty said...

Love the elegance of this card

Becky said...

Love your card, simple but elegant!

Pam Cain said...

Love the classic look of gold, and the trees give the card a modern look. Beautiful card.

Bonnie said...

Simply elegant!

Kim W said...

WOW!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Tasha Freeman said...

I love the mixed metal look of your card!

Noreen said...

I love the way you glitzed up your card!

Anonymous said...

What a nice card! so classy!

CeCe Carter said...

I wouldn't have thought to put Kraft Paper and Gold together! The card is super elegant with those Christmas trees!

auntbubbels said...

I love that sentiment stamp. Beautiful card.

Sassy Addy said...

Love the contrast of the kraft and gold. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

Munchkinland Daycare said...

I love it, how did you know that gold and silver are my favorite colors to use on Christmas cards? lol I love it and it makes me want to go start doing my Christmas cards right now. wow!!! its not even Oct and the Christmas ideas are already coming out. its crazy but oh how I love making Christmas cards and you inspire me so much!! can't wait to see more from you!!!!

Jayell said...

Love gold for Christmas cards - this is gorgeous

Theresa said...

So very elegant and classy! Love the trees!

Sue In't Veld said...

Gold is so popular right now, but I have always loved it with silver and the Kraft just makes it pop even more!

very_inky_fingers said...

What else can you say.. gorgeous!!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally beautiful, Jo x

Ruby N said...

Beautiful card!

LesLee said...

I love craft paper.. and with white and gold.... delicious!!! thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win :)

cma21317 said...

REALLY pretty, Love the gold on the natural card.

AZ Lyn said...

Beautiful card

Jean Lamb said...

What can be said but WOW! Exquisite card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the gold! The trees look amazing! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Deborah Vasel said...

Great tree decorating!
This card is fabulous!!!!

Laura Joyce said...

Very elegant, clean card. Do you use a special needle to stitch the paper? I've not done it before, but I'm very careful not to use my fabric scissors on paper, just wondering if I should do the same with sewing machine needles.

Katie M said...

So elegant

Janie said...

Such an elegant card. Love the color.

Dayna said...

I love the gold trees. What a beautiful card.

Janet D. said...

The gold trees are fantastic, love your card!

Kathy M said...

Always love a tree card

Craftin Caly said...

i love the color choices on this card, Lucy! very simple and elegant

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

This is an awesome stamp set! I love that I've seen it be used with colorful playful inks and then with your rustic charm! And that gild watercolor is delicious!

lunersilver said...

Wonderful color combination and very cool use of the watercolors!

Bethany said...

Nice combo of rustic and glitz on your sweet card

tmrew said...

Elegant card.

Carole Renneker said...

Lovely elegant card! Thanks for sharing. I'm loving all this new 2015 Holiday Collection.

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! I just love your beautiful gold and green color combination! This is SO pretty!

Debbie Br said...

Love your creation! So cute!!

Sharon Marable said...

Love the gold of the trees.

Dawn Tidd said...

Glamorous in gold!

Miriam Prantner said...

Those trees are gorgeous, so elegant!

justme81233 said...

The card on this hop is very elegant.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Just beautiful! Love the simplicity of it!

Mary said...

Simple yet elegant! Very beautiful! Love the gold!

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

What a beauty. Love your gold trees.

Candy B said...

Gold and Silver!!! Just perfect for this card. And the card could be reproducible too. Thanks for inspiring me!

Nancy Richards said...

Loving the gold watercolor with the natural card stock! TFS

Kamila R. said...

What a beautiful combo of sparkle! Beautiful card!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Elegant. Beautiful. Gorgeous. Etc.

Renee M said...

Nice card! The gold is beautiful.

dianasdragon said...

Classy card! Thanks for sharing.

Sonya said...

Nice! I really love the great bold sentiments on the Christmas stamp sets.

Ericka Strange said...

Love this elegant Christmas card. Beautiful!

Dee Jay said...

Love the color story with this card.

Cheryl Sager said...

Wow - really like this!!

Sandra Scheer-Clark said...

Love the coloring of this card and I also love the sewing of the card. Just love everything you did with this card. Beautiful.

ET K said...

I really like how the greeting pops. I just might have to try making this one.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Very classy card. Thanks!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful clean and elegant card!

conil said...

Love the gold on that rustic cardstock. Exquisite.

Cindi said...

How perfect is that gold with the natural cardstock!

Anonymous said...

Very elegant and simple!

Debbie Bauder said...

Wow! From what I see I never would have guessed you used watercolor on the trees. I looks amazing and I love your finished card.

hthole said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

love blog hops and seeing all the new products and their uses

Teodora said...

such a perfect gold card ! Love it !

Heather Maria said...

Oh what a gorgeous, elegant card, Lucy! Love all the sparkle and the pretty trees look great against the kraft background!

Kristie Maynard said...

So beautiful and very elegant. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a WOW card! The shimmer and shine is just gorgeous and the bling on the trees is so pretty. Love the gold down the left side.

Four11Lady said...

There is a soft elegance to this card and I love it!

Deni(se) said...

Oooh, sophisticated! This would be great for invitations to a holiday party!

Lorelle said...

Your gold trees are awesome.

Shirley said...

Loving the color scheme!

Cleo Davidson said...

So elegant

jc said...

So elegant! Love it!

Kitty Crafts said...

Love the eco kraft and gold. Beautiful.

Sally Greiner said...

Beautiful card!!

Nataliea said...

Love the gold trees and sequins

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your shimmery gold is gorgeous!love the new HA website and products!

Daria G. said...

Kraft+White+gold is such a classy combo! Beautiful card :)))

Parker said...

Such an elegant card you've made using the Joy to the World. Great job.

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