Monday, August 22, 2016

Hero Arts Holiday Release Blog Hop

It's busy day at my blog today. 

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Hello and Welcome! Today I'm super excited to share my creations for this very special Hero Arts Holiday Release Blog Hop! You should've arrived from Ilina's blog, else jump to the beginning over at Hero Arts :)


Now I know it's a bit early for Christmas, but make sure to check out the new Hero Arts catalog ASAP! The new sets are stunning and got my creative juices flowing... I even found myself humming Christmas Carols ;)
Without further ado, here's my first card:


Look at this cute stag from the Color Layering Dear stamp set! I adore the details such as the eyes and legs. As you all know, I like watercoloring and this mistletoe from the Happy Holly Days stamp set is perfect for doing just that. For added dimension, I stamped the script from Vintage Christmas Post stamp set. To finish off the card, I flicked some white splatters so that it would look like it were snowing.

For my second card, I used the bird from the Vintage Christmas Post stamp set:


Here, I did some no-line coloring using the holly leaves from the Happy Holly Days stamp set. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color the images and used Zig Markers for the background. To add some more diversity to the cluster, I used the pine leaves from the Color Layering Cardinal stamp set.
Here's a close up:


After those two cards I still felt like creating something, so I made this tree ornament with the cute penguin from the Warm Hugs stamp set:


I inked the sky with distress inks and stamped the top part of the pine trees from the Color Layering Snowy Trees stamp set. As the base for the snow globe, I used the coffee cup lid from the Coffee Cup Tags stamp set.

I hope you got a bit into the holiday spirit. Now, how can a Christmas blog hop lack some crafty goodies? Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and they'll announce the winner the following week on their blog. Your next stop is Jenn's Blog. Here's the complete list of participants:

Isha Gupta  <-- You're here :)

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Tammy said...

All very beautiful. The Cardinal is my favorite -- so clean and simple and elegant!

Mary Kay Ross said...

I want to keep that beautiful cardinal! That card is exquisite!

~amy~ said...

Isha! So fun to have you hopping with us!!!! I love all your projects! You have such a Fabulous style!

Genevieve said...

I love your watercolor style .need to go and practice

JMcKnite said...

Very pretty cards. I hate to start thinking winter but I will start thinking about how the new techniques I've learned this year can be put to use on Xmas cards.

Robin said...

Very pretty cards with a classic look!

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards and tag. I love the deer stamp and you card design as well as colors used is out of this world.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Oh so pretty.

Jennifer T. said...

gorgeous cards! I love the cardinal the best.

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your projects... I especially like the penguin scene tag!

Chris Handy said...

Love the cute penguin card.

Cindy H. said...

Love your beautiful watercolored card with the cardinal on holly sprigs.

Barb said...

Love the beautiful cards. The stamps are great!

Joan V said...

Wow, beautiful. That cardinal card is awesome. Your watercoloring is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

pcm said...

love that cardinal!

Pam Pam said...

Cardinal is gorgeous!

craftjunkiesc said...

All of your projects are stunning, but the cardinal card is my favorite.

Vicki said...

Absolutely love the cardinal card. Your no line coloring is beautiful. Thanks!

Linda S. said...

Such creative cards. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Little Peach said...

So much wow!!! The coloring is just stunning!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards and ornament! Love your clever base for the snow globe!

Kelly Massman said...

so pretty! your use of color is awesome!

Carol Casavant said...

Love, love, love your creations...!!����

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Simply Beautiful!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and lovely penguin ornament.

Gwen said...

Wonderful projects! Love your cardinal card!

Brenda in IN said...

The ornament is cute as can be and the cardinal is lovely. My favorite is the deer. I love the layer stamping. It gives so much depth to the image.

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards. Fabulous colouring on the cardinal card!

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic cards. Love the colors you used on your cardinal card. Thank you for sharing your designs and being part of the new winter blog hop giveaway.

Barbara said...

I love the cardinal card. So pretty.

Lauri Bacalzo said...

The penguin is adorable !
Thanks for sharing all your great card ideas :)

Debbie Selby said...

Love the Cardinal card. Just Beautiful.

cghundley said...

Such beautiful cards,
love that stag deer
card!
Carla from Utah

Gretchen Wilson said...

Isha you have done an amazing job on these cards, but I'm not surprised, your work is always beautiful I really the cardinal card the best, but then I love the background of the dear card. Your are so very talented!
Hugs

barbara macaskill said...

When I scrolled down and saw the first card I had to stop for a few minutes to put my eyes back in my head and get my heart settled down! WOW! Absolutely amazing! I had to rush over and order the deer set immediately so I don't miss out on it!!!
Not saying they are not all awesome but the deer has me drooling!! TFS!

greggers said...

When I first saw the peaceful deer on your card, I thought wow how extraordinary and then I saw the cardinal. I am in awe of your creativity in creating such beautiful and sensory provoking cards. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Jennifer said...

I love the ornament that you created! It's cute :)

Bunny said...

I love the cardinal set with the dies. Beautiful.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the cardinal, so pretty!

loceanjo said...

Love the cardinal card!!

Willnnabel said...

Such a nice collection, the cardinal set and the snow-globe are so beautiful!

Pam Spicer said...

Love your cards and especially love that tag!

Jeannie Cearley said...

Love the cardinal card, sooo pretty. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Kathy Thisted said...

Adorable! Especially the snow globe card. Thanks for the inspiration

Jeannie Cearley said...

WOW!!! Love the cardinal card, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Joanne said...

WOW all in capital letters!! Love all of these.

Angie Williams said...

These are so beautiful! I love all of them! Tfs

Arlene Rose said...

That cardinal is so soft and beautiful, it looks like a watercolor painting.

Linsey R said...

These are all so lovely and inspiring, Isha!!! Thanks for the always marvelous creations to feast our eyes upon!!! :D

Debbie said...

Beautiful creations. I love the snow globe.

Anonymous said...

So many great ideas, but I think I love the cardinal most. He just looks so sweet!

Peachitas said...

Wow....love your sweet cards! The stag card is gorgeous!

Peachitas said...

Wow....love your sweet cards! The stag card is gorgeous!

Momcat said...

Amazing cards! Love them all. thanks for sharing your talent.

Dawn Meade said...

I love the no line look of your cardinal. I'm going to have to try that technique. Thanks for inspiring!

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful cards! Your coloring is amazing!

Stephanie Savidge said...

All your cards are super cute!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful work on each project, thank you so much for the inspiration! Gorgeous!

Cindi Hall said...

Every project is totally awesome and gorgeous!

Jimmie said...

Your cards are so pretty. I especially love the cardinal..such bright color.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards.

Satori said...

The deer and the cardinal cards send a peaceful message, while the penguin sends joy!

Charlene said...

These are beautiful!!

Teri Ann said...

You did GREAT! Very nice, indeed!

Judie said...

Wow these cards are really beautiful!! Stunning colouring, especially the cardinal!

Linda said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda M said...

Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is so beautiful!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your cards and ornament were all beautiful but I especially loved the second card with the cardinal. The background was so ethereal--for me the card had a wonderful vintage feel which I love. Thanks for sharing!

Deeps said...

I love the tag a lot. Very nice.

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful cards, Isha - especially the first card - love it!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous projects, Isha! Especially love your cardinal and the stag with mistletoe border!!

Lake Lady said...

Beautiful cards.

Farmgirl said...

Love the little deer, like a found present in the woods. The soft watercolor effects of the cardinal card grant that cozy feeling. The penguin well that is just plain cute. So many ideas where to start?

Rose Mary Smalley said...

The Cardinal card had to be my choice for the day...so pretty. I want to thank you so much for sharing your talents...hugs

Russell Productions said...

Love the colors and the snow globe look to the tag.

sheron Egolf said...

Love your cards, the penguin is so adorable!

Lindar said...

Love the vintage look of your cards and not even using the vintage stamps! Reminds me of cards of years ago. Good vibrations! Your coloring is beautiful!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Such lovely cards! And the tag is awesome!

Pk Marchand said...

Love your cards most especially the cardinal. Thanks so much

Kathy M said...

Beautiful love the red

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful cards! I love the watercolor feel of the top two cards Thanks for sharing.

JanetB said...

Sweet, sweet cards. Love your little deer.

Nana Griffin said...

Good use of the coffee cup lid for the base. Love the cardinal.

conil said...

Well, as a critter lover, I'm totally nuts about each of these projects. Beautiful coloring all around. I can already tell that I'm going to have to have that deer and penguin.

Sangeetha John said...

Love all the cards....

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous watercoloring on your cardinal card

BunnyD said...

Great to see some watercolouring. I adore your Cardinal card! He's so sweet on his wintery bough.

Sue said...

Love all the cards... The sweet penguin tickled my fancy!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!! Love them and Hero Arts:)

Marilyn M. said...

Such nice water coloring. Hero arts has come out with a great release.

Sue Smith said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. The watercoloring on the bird cards if spectacular. Thanks for sharing ;)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards and the Cardinal card ... stunning!

stampwithsandy said...

Isha your projects are gorgeous! I love your coloring!

diane zalusky said...

Love the cardinal .

McStamper said...

Great ideas. Love the beautiful cardinal. Your coloring is fantastic.

eliza said...

I love your little winter scene on the ornament!

sharon said...

Beautiful cardinal card

Tami B. said...

The cardinal card is absolutely gorgeous and definitely my favorite.

susan holston said...

Love the watercolor of the cardinal...quite lovely!!

Debra Davison said...

Your holiday cards are amazing !! Great coloring !! LOVE the penguin card ...

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Holley Downs said...

Love your cards! TFS!

Abby said...

Beautiful cards.

Kathy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards!

Janet D. said...

Beautiful cards, great designs!

Linda Whitaker said...

Isha, LOVE your cards! Especially the deer...all are great.

Linda Whitaker said...

Isha, LOVE your cards! Especially the deer...all are great.

janelle said...

The cardinal is so beautiful. You have the perfect background with the subtle tones.

Ashley Wells said...

Fantastic! I am still perfecting my skills on color layering. I just picked up the ice cream cones one the other day from Hero Arts and so excited to practice!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Nice!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Sweet!

Tracy Lustick said...

Fabulous examples of all the wonderful products ! Great Job !

Ann V said...

Beautiful Cardinal card and the penguin is adorable.

Teresa Doyle said...

Such lovely cards Isha.

cdselders said...

Ooooooh, I love your Cardinal card! It reminds me of cards from the 50's. I just love those images!

Casie Williams said...

Love the cute snowglobe ornament -- very original idea!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all your cards!

Jewel said...

So FUN! 😃

Dawn Y. said...

Beautiful cards, Isha! Your background on the Layered Deer card is just gorgeous! ♡

Rema said...

Awesome cards!

Diane N. said...

Love the cardinal card; wonderful coloring!

Dottie Acosta said...

Very nice😊

Debbie Vasel said...

Hard to pick a favorite out of your cards.
That Cardinal is just so gorgeous.
Thanks for the creative ideas.

Kathy H said...

Oh WOW! These cards are gorgeous!

Ann K said...

Beautiful cards - love the layering stamps in the new release.

judy said...

Lovely cards--I especially love the no-line coloring of the cardinal!

Marilyn said...

Love your cards.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful new stamps for the holidays! Your cards are beautiful.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Gorgeous color layering stamps this release

Karen Wade said...

I love the cardinal card. I may just do this one for my holiday cards. Awesome.

veronica rohm said...

Your inktense pencils look amazing

veronica rohm said...

Your inktense pencils look amazing

cindybearj said...

Your cards are out of this world gorgeous. I love your coloring and that cardinal is super beautiful.

Gina said...

lovely cards, my favourite is the cardinal one.I want to try to make him into a robin as we have robins here but, sadly, no cardinals.

Lynne B said...

Great cards. The deer and the cardinal stamps are 2 of my favorites from this release.

Anna Tracy said...

Beautiful work on those cards.. too good to choose a favorite

Nandini said...

Loved all three creations! They are beautiful!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Isha.. You have done an awesome job with these stamps.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!!! Beautiful set of cards!

Diane Phillips said...

Really pretty cards, love the deer!

Laura Buehler said...

Great cards. I really enjoyed seeing them.

Marcia said...

Wow!! Beautiful coloring - you are very talented!! Love the deer card!!

joy said...

Beautifully done, Isha! Your coloring and card designs are just gorgeous.

Cathy said...

All are amazingly beautiful!

Woendi Levitt said...

Love your cards. I like the ornament card the most. Im trying to get away from traditional square cards. TY for sharing.

QuilterLaura said...

Love your cards, they have such a soft look to them, great job! My favorite would be the cardinal!

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful cards, Isha! Love those layering stamps.

Cindy C. said...

Sweet projects!

{VICKI} said...

the snowglobe is my fave

Dana said...

Wow!! LOVE the ornament!!!

Helen Gullett said...

Isha, they all are gorgeous! look like you panted them :) THANK YOU for the inspirations!

Eileen said...

I love the watercolor cardinal card!

Lori B said...

The cardinal card is simply stunning!

eemel said...

I love the no-line coloring look! So pretty!

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards, so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Evelyn said...

The cardinal no line color is fantastic! Really like the way it was done. The snow globe is cute and I like it too!

Kajcyika said...

Amazing cards!!

CathyL said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Susan Eliot said...

Wow - these are just beautiful! I think the cardinal is my favorite ... Thanks so much for sharing!

Janelle said...

Great cards! I especially like the cardinal. And your tree ornament is just darling.

Cris G said...

Three fabulous projects, Isha! I'm smitten with your second card... the Color Layering Cardinal looks like it was hand drawn and painted!

Sarah Thomson said...

Love the cardinal card. the greenery looks so soft and dreamy.

Beth H. said...

Love your deer card and the cardinal card. The cardinal card reminds me of Christmases of past.

Susan King said...

Love your snow globe on the greenery~! Do you have a video or instructions for it?
Thank you

Tallie Corner said...

Wonderful cards! The deer looks hand painted. Gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Everything is beautiful...but since I love cardinals, those two cards are my favorites!

Purple Princess said...

Such wonderful cards!!

turk1002 said...

Beautiful cards! Am loving that 3 step deer. Thank you for your inspiration.

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous cards!! I NEED that Cardinal!! TFS!!!

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! The mire I see the more I want to buy! Definetly some must haves in this release. TFS!

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! The mire I see the more I want to buy! Definetly some must haves in this release. TFS!

Yvonne B. said...

It is fun to see your examples with these stamps! I must say my favorite is the penguin snow globe and you were very creative in using the coffee cup top for the base! So cute!

Natasha said...

fun thanks

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the color layering deer and cardinal, my favorites.

Katie M said...

Very nice!

Mary said...

So many ideas on 3 cards...love them all!!!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

What great cards. I just love the cardinal and the deer. The penguin is too cute.

papertrailofeurphoria Aitken said...

Such beautiful cards, so much detail. The penguin ornament is just precious. TFS the inspiration.

Brenda said...

Lovely talent! Beautiful cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the deer. The penguin is adorable too. Well, they all are great.

SHartl said...

Your cards are all beautiful but I really love the cardinal. Something about the bright spot of red in winter just makes it feel festive

Gabi MeWi said...

I adore your cardinalcard...it´s fabulous.

Evelyn vasquez said...

All very pretty, the penguin is my favorite.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow, these are really, really special! I love the great color and the really beautiful design!

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful, I especially love the deer.

Kathleen

Isabelle Siry said...

WOW, your cards are fabulous ! I don't know which one is my favorite..... the cardinal one which is just gorgeous or the penguin one which is so cute and so clever ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

Sue D said...

All beautiful!!! Your cardinal card is outstanding... just gorgeous. And the penguin ornament is adorable. Your coloring/painting on all the projects is so expertly done... WOW! TFS.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. TFS

michemilie said...

I've never seen your work before! I am now a huge fan!
Every one of these cards is awesome! It makes me want to buy everything you used! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Diann Brodnax said...

Love all your cards! Thank you for sharing :)

Shelley E said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the watercolor background on your cardinal card.

Marta said...

lovely, peaceful cards.

Pam Joiner said...

Such beautiful cards! The deer is my favorite though! So realistic! Thanks for sharing these with us!

Linda Anderson said...

Lovely cards. I especially like your out of the box use of the coffee lid! Great ornament card!

Vesta McDonald said...

Such a clever use of the coffee lid die to make an ornament. The deer and Cardinal cards are lovely. Great job!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the leaves hanging over the deer.
The snowglobe with the penguin is darling.
Lots of great projects.
thanks for sharing.

mtscrapgal said...

All three cards are gorgeous but my favorite is the cardinal one. Thanks

Lindsay S said...

Such a realistic looking deer and cardinal!

Karen B. said...

So lifelike and gorgeous!

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