12.10.2010

hero arts 2011 catalog blog hop


Hello and welcome to the next stop on the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop! I hope you're enjoying the hop so far!

Today I'm going to show you how you can use these four stamps from the NEW 2011 Hero Arts Catalog...


...to create a set of simple, colorful thank you cards that would be perfect for gift giving! Tuck six or so of these into a glassine bag, tie with ribbon, and you have a quick yet thoughtful gift.


These come together so easily! Here's a closer look at some of the yummy new stamps I used...

  • The flower and leaves are from the new clear set called Blossom Art  (CL495) -- definitely a colorer's dream! Here I colored very simply by applying Distress Inks directly to a piece of watercolor paper, misting with water, and then applying darker ink around the edges.
  • That fabulous text stamped on the card base is a cling background that will cover an entire card front in one shot. I will use this one a bunch. Thank You Definition (CG268), I thank you for coming into my life. :) Here I stamped the text vertically for something unexpected.
  • The Edged Fabric with Flowers (CG247) is so sweet with its dainty floral floral pattern and pinked edges. Looks great tone on tone. Next time I want to try stamping it on fabric or canvas for a textured look.
  • And finally, the sentiment comes from an awesome trio of clings called Friends & Treasures (CG277). I just love mixed font designs and these are bold enough to stand alone. It was love at first sight! Birthday and friendship messages round out this set that may never leave my desktop.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Remember, Hero Arts is giving away lots of fabulous 2011 stamps and all you need to do to enter is comment on any of the 24 participating blogs, including mine! More comments = more chances to win! 

Next up is the blog of the fabulously talented Kristina Werner. Her designs always knock my socks off and I can't wait to see what she's done with the new stamps!

Happy hopping and happy weekend, everyone!

***Oh, and if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop.***

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Suzanne C said...

Love this set of cards! Beautiful!

Libby Hickson said...

Tami your cards are GORGEOUS!! Wowza! So happy to see you with a blog of your very own. :-)

kath said...

wow tami your cards are so beautiful....thanks for sharing your inspiration on the blog hop hugs kath xxx

Jennifer said...

Yay!!!!! cards from Tami - allllllways my fave! love you!

Jennifer Roach said...

WOW, these cards are PERFECTION!!

Kelly Booth said...

Tami Tami Tami.......I LOVE your Creations Girl!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Tami, I love your new blog! Your cards always amaze me! Beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Oh Tami! These are just beautiful! So detailed yet so simplistic! LOVE them! Thanks for the wonderful sneak peeks!

judkajudi said...

The combination of stamps you used equals the perfect note cards! Love the colors, too!

Kryssi said...

someone needs a big fat promotion!!!! i always genuinely truly LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards, tami.. from the days when you were just a regular flickr member to the superstar you are now. and today's cards are no different!! Just LOVE!!!

DebStampsLife said...

Beautiful design Tami! I love how you stamped the flower on a textured cardstock! Bright and gorgeous!

Laura E. said...

These cards are so gorgeous! Love them. I know I'd love that gift for sure!

Pippa67 said...

What a beautifull set of cards. I want (read I need) all the new stamps!!

Ayana Posadas said...

LOVE these cards! The colors and images are so pretty! You did such a great job with the new stamps!

Shaparak said...

These cards are so beautiful! LOVE them :)

Rosemary said...

what a lovely set of cards!

Anna said...

Wonderful cards!!!
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Lin said...

How yummy are these cards - love the combination of stamps! I cannot WAIT to get my hands on the Blossom Art set!

Elaine said...

So simple but really effective whatever the colour of the flower!!

Tracey said...

Oh my Tami!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE these cards!!! Perfect in every way!! I am so going to CASE these ok?!?!!

Cathy A said...

Tami, these are fabulous, I love how you have coloured the flowers with distress ink, they look so vibrant

jaemom said...

Tami, these are just gorgeous! You always amaze me at your eye for design and color scheme! Btw, I think you should change your blog title. You don't "make cards", you create masterpieces! ;) And of course I'm gawking over the new stamps!

Sue McRae said...

I love the flowers on the watercolour paper, it gives them some wonderful texture.

Patricia Grisham said...

Hi Tami,
Your cards are beautiful, as well as your color combo. The thank you stamp must be added to my collection. Happy Holidays.
Trish

Hill Top Creations said...

Love the cards. Take Care

Isha said...

This is a Gorgeous set of Cards Tami. I absolute adore it.This Blossom stamp is stealing my heart away :) Thanks a lot for sharing these lovely artworks.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful gift idea! Those cards are so pretty.

rkokes said...

love how you used that text stamp!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful cards Tami. Wow I love the new flower stamps!!

Virginia L. said...

First, I thank you, Tami,for making your blog come into life!! What stunning cards you have for the blog hop and I adore these timeless and classy designs! You amaze me every single time! LOVE the new stamps!!

Linda aka Oz said...

Hi Tami, what a beautiful set of Thank you cards. I am off to the next stop. Oz

Tanya said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, so excited to see you have a blog. Looking forward to coming back to visit!

Driven to Ink said...

Oh Tami Tami Tami... those flowers are fantastic - gotta get me some Concord Grape distress ink now! The Blog Hop is getting expensive for all of us! ;)

Christine from FL said...

Wow, beautiful set!

Lysa said...

These cards are FABULOUS!! I ♥ everything about them

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Nichol Magouirk said...

WOWWIE. WOW. WOW!
First, SO happy you are blogging.
Second, this card set is STUNNING. I want to just copy it. Perfection!

Grandma Bugs Place said...

Very nice...looking forward to checking out the catalog for sure. Thanks for showing the nice cards
Marcie

Tanya said...

This is a gorgeous set! I love how you did the flowers, can't wait to try it.

Christine Traversa said...

pretty!

Jnett's Place said...

What a lovely combination...does it mean I need all the new stamps - YES it does.

{VICKI} said...

what a great gift idea!

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

What a great set! Cheerful colors! I love your color choices!

2Bis2DO said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love those flowers

Krissy said...

What a great set of cards - would make a perfect gift set! (note to self: CASE this set!)

Gotta hop!

JulieHRR (Her Royal Rubberness) said...

EEP!!! I ADORE these!!!

Jan in Tucson said...

Wonderful!

DominoDebi said...

Gorgeous, Tami!!!!

teresa said...

Fabulous set of cards! So glad you have a blog now. I alway LOVE your card so much. Now if i'm brave enough to start my onw blog????

dallaskatrina said...

nice!

weze said...

who wouldn't be perfectly happy getting one of your lovely cards! Nice job!

Joan said...

These cards are super! The flowers are so beautiful!

Dena said...

Great cards. I am loving all of these new stamps.

Traveling Trader said...

Love the card set, it is one of my favorite things to create and then gift.

judy said...

Beautiful card set, Tami! Thanks for the sneak
peek; my wish list is growing very long.

Pegg S said...

Beautiful set of cards - look what can be done with a few stamps - just amazing!

Shari Carroll said...

Love your style Tami, your cards are GORGEOUS! So glad you finally caved!!! Now I get to see what you're up to. Smooches

Sonja said...

Can't wait to see all the goodies!!

Mel said...

Beautiful cards! I'm very inspired.

Leigh said...

These cards are beautiful!

postal orphan said...

Gorgeous set of cards - you got such rich colors from the Distress inks!

Shirley said...

pretty cards!

jenlynnie said...

sweet cards!!!

Legojenta said...

Lovely cards! Congrats on getting your own blog too =)

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Tami! These cards are so beautiful! Love how you used those stamps to create such dreamy wonders!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg what a beautiful set of cards!!!TFS!!!

Clare said...

These are gorgeous! What a beautiful set of cards!

MNJackson said...

Love your cards. Hero Arts has some awesome stamps coming out, can't wait!!

Sarah said...

GORGEOUS set of cards, Tami! I'm in BIG trouble this release. ;)

Lucy Abrams said...

You have the most exquisite style Tami.
These are just PERFECTION.

seaslay27 said...

It is so fun to see all the ways this one flower is being colored by the different blog artists on the hop. Very inspiring.

Karen said...

What a lovely set of cards!

Kristina said...

I love the flowers! Looks like copic markers but much cooler!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful set of cards. I can't believe the intensity of color you achieved by using Distress inks! Now I want to try it.

Suzana said...

What a gorgeous cards. I love the colours you've used.

cowboycentral said...

Such beautiful cards.

susies1955 said...

SO beautiful. Love the dimension. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful cards, Tami! Love the fabric stamp!

Marla said...

What a beautiful card set!

Ashley Harris said...

What a super fabulous card set! I love it!!

Tasha said...

Gorgeous!!! I loved how you used the edge fabric with flowers stamp, you're the first that hasn't cut it out.

Mary Dawn said...

tami, dude! i'm so excited that you have a blog now! your cards are lovely, of course! can't wait until i can get my hands some of the new hero yummies

Christiana said...

Absolutely beautiful! And a wonderful gift idea!

BunnyFreak said...

These are great. I love how you didn't worry about the direction of the background text.

Christine said...

Very neat cards! Love your color sense!

Cathy said...

hi Tami , what a cute lovely card set u made !! HA bloghop really gives me inspirations and motivates me to make card even more!

thanks a lot for sharing

cathy fong x

Michelle said...

Love your card set! Anyone would be super happy to get those! Great idea! Thanks for the inpiration!

Sam F said...

Beautiful Cards. What a wonderful gift idea!

Belinda said...

Oh Tami, these are just fabulous! Adore!

Yaritza said...

CUTENESS! Thanks for sharing.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are gorgeous Tami. I love the large sentiment and the distress inked flowers really zing!
Clare x

weewiccababe said...

Hi Tami,
what a fabulous gift for someone - that's another couple of stamps added to my list now ;)
Debbi
xx

Diana E. said...

Tammi, as always, you inspire all of us crafters. Thanks so much !
Hugs, Diane

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

LOVE the set of cards...love how the color variations make them each look a bit different!

Kimba's Kreations said...

LOVE these cards!! They are CLEAN & SIMPLE!!!

CanadianScraps43 said...
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CanadianScraps43 said...

Be still my beating heart! Oh my goodness! These are just draw dropping, mouth drooling gorgeous Tami. I just love the stamps used here and the colours are brilliant. I so love that flower set and is on my list for sure. I love how you stamped them on texured watercolour paper because it really does give those flowers an whole new dimension doesn't it! I have friends who only swear by using smooth watercolour paper, but I feel the texture provides much more depth and realistic feel. I am so glad that you decide to start this blog and now I am off to subscribe. Hugs to you sweet lady!

Daria Zender said...

These are just beautiful, Tami! I love the bright, cheery flowers with that softer bg.

Jane said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Hero Arts stamps keep getting better and better...just when you think it can't!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh, Tami, it was SO time for you to start a blog!!! I love your work, can't wait to see more of it here!!! GORGEOUS! Vanessa x

Sandi M said...

I really like the cards you've done here. The background, the flower colors - so pretty!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Just love these Tami -- so sweet, just like you! HUGS! :)

Jennifer said...

Oh Tami, I always adore your cards...love your style! You always inspire me :) These cards are beautiful!

Vina said...

Wow..your cards are breathtaking! I love the layout, colors & your coloring! I want every stamp that you used so I can replicate your elegant cards!

Froggietalks said...

Congrats on the blog Tami! I love the cards you did... and yes, I have a HUGE wish list now, and the catty isn't even out yet :)

debbie said...

What a lovely gift set!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Creativejuices said...

Oh wow these cards are great! Thanks for showing more than one color! Great idea and great work!!

Shay said...

Gorgeous and dramatic cards! I love how you showed exactly which of the stamps you used too.

Cherylynn said...

Amazing cards. I love the Friends and Treasure set.

GabrielaD said...

Great cards!!! Love them.

Angie said...

Tami, I am such a fan!! Your cards are totally suh-weet!! I love what you created with the new HA stamps, and I can't wait to get my own. I'm loving the Friend and Treasures stamps. Keep up with the great work!
Angie

Beatriz said...

Your cards are lovely!

Holly said...

Your cards are awesome! I am in love with the Thank You Definition stamp!!

Kelli said...

really cute card set!!

Jacquie Hart said...

That flower is adorable and the cards too

Liz, said...

Gorgeous, thanks for the fabby inspiration.

Liz x

Noor Nahdi said...

Very clean job!!!
TFS>>>

Janet L. said...

What a cute card set. They're happy and remind me that spring will come!!

Michelle said...

Great card set. Love the thank you stamp and the flowers.

dinosaur said...

I really like your card set. Pretty colors:)

VicR said...

Fab cards you made using these stamps!

Thalia said...

Lovely cards, nice gift set idea. Thanks for sharing the instructions too!

Barbara said...

These are a wonderful gift idea! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

scarthur said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura.K said...

Lovely cards. I love those bright flowers.

SannaS said...

wow!!! gorgeous chic cards!!

Jenny said...

Love your cards! So beautiful!

di said...

These are absolutely beautiful cards, what a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

Ellie A. said...

I am always in the need of thank you cards and these are just stunning love how simple and beautiful they are.

kimurob said...

Wow, I just love these thank-you cards -- so classy and colorful. Beautiful!

Darla said...

Love love love these cards! The flowers are beautiful!!

Sharon Jane said...

Love the simplicity. The cards are totally classy.

Nancy said...

oh my goodness, your cards are just as fabulous as I thought they would be, totally exceeded my high expectations! Now of course I need all those stamps...thanks for the gorgeous inspiration,
bless you!

Dani Donner said...

Those background stamp are a must have. Loved your take using them!

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Love the samples. They are beautiful. I can't wait to see the whole catalog.

Linda said...

oh my, another set of background I absolutely have to have! beautiful cards!

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh! I am such a flower lover and just adore these cards. You made my holidays happy!

patscrap91 said...

This is a beautiful set of cards. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

upstateNY said...

Have fun with your new blog!

Love that huge blossom!

Lori Y. said...

Beautiful cards! The Thank You Definition and the Blossom Art are already on my want list. Thanks for the great ideas.

marilyn said...

BEAUTIFUL and such a wonderful gift!

Heather M said...

Love your cards! Perfect idea for a gift.

Noora said...

Wow, love your cards, and love the new Hero Arts stamps!

penwig said...

Very nice card set...I love the new greeting set!

Nicky Hsu said...

Tami, love your card set. The color is just too pretty.

bakscrap said...

What cute cards. I think a set of these would make a great teacher gift!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Wow! These are so lovely. I love that these could be made and given as a set. Absolutely wonderful colors.

Bonnie M said...

Great job pulling it all together!

Diana said...

A beautiful set of cards

laury55 said...

amazing cards

joy said...

Wonderful cards - love that pretty flower!

Jess said...

Beautiful projects. Beautiful blog. I saved it to my favorites and can't wait to see what else you create and share.

mary said...

I can see making a whole slew of these for gifts! Very nice!

Cherie Averill said...

What a great gift idea! Love your cards! I always make the kids' teachers a set of generic cards for Christmas and every year they tell me it's their favorite gift. ;)

DNAMIchaud said...

absolutely stunning!!

Peppermintpatty said...

So beautiful! And THANK YOU for great inspiration!

Catherine said...

Such a great set of cards- I know I'd love to receive those. I love the simplicity of the flowers so much.

Kansas Kerry said...

I really like the blue on blue you did with the flower background stamp.

mmpm88 said...

I am loving the Thank You Definition stamp more and more every second. WOW! Thank you for sharing your work. Loved it. Happy Holidays!

pia overgaard said...

Congrats on your new blog, Tami!! Love the design of your card and the gorgeous richness of those flowers! Yummy!!

stamping sue said...

Tami, lovely cards. The definition stamp is another one I'd like to own. stamping sue

sm3wkl said...

Really love that flower stamp. Beautiful cards.

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

Love these cards - those flowers are coloured in such warm rich colours!

christine said...

Love your style of cards. I have subscribed to your blog. Where have you been!!!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

Such cute cards love these stamps! Barbara

Tina M said...

Tina M.

Amazing talent, love the cards, thanks for the chance to hop in!!!

st_mccall@yahoo.com

Jay Gee said...

What a gorgeous gift set, love your cards.

aldebaran said...

I lovelovelove the cards! They are totally right up my alley :)

Bridget N

Kelly Massman said...

So pretty!

Yvonne said...

What a lovely set of cards!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous!! I love your colors! These are just so pretty!

Olivia said...

Tami- these are beautiful! And such a great, easy ides! Thanks!

donna mikasa said...

Love your cards--love your style! Can't wait for these new stamps!

Cheryl K said...

Love that flower!

Dionne said...

LUV,LUV, your cards. So simple and elegant.

Sian said...

Wow, love your cards, they're beautiful and fresh.

carpediem said...

awesome cards tami! love the coloring on the flowers! laura j

Donna said...

tami,
wonderful set of thank you cards, they are so pretty, love all the new stamps, I think the acrylics and clings are awesome this time around, I love my wood, but oh they are all great!!!! So hard to choose!!!
Great job!
Donna

teamwarner said...

Wow! I just love your card set!

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card, great inspiration!

Nancy S said...

I love this gift set! I want to make some for friends, and yours give me all kinds of great ideas. Thanks for showing me the way!

tmaxxan said...

Simply stunning! No other words for them!

Jana said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad you have a blog. I look forward to following it.

dianem said...

Very, very nice card.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Yay, Tami, welcome to blog land! Love your cards! Gorgeous!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Always enjoy your cards!

Sandra said...

Beatuiful! Love these.
Sandra

NatQuebec said...

really nice and colorful cards :-)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Beautiful set of cards anyone would love to have.

funkycrafter said...

great cards. thank you for the gift idea

Jan Garber said...

Wonderful card set! Reminded me thatI need to sit down and make MULTIPLES! I get so stuck on ind'l projects, that I forget to make it easy on myself and DUPLICATE my efforts! Thanks!

Regina said...

Gorgeous use of colour

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful done!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Tami! So glad to see you have a blog! :> I love your card set so, love the way you colored your flowers. YOU HAVE ME THINKING! Hmmmm.... BTW Could you please please please put one of the follower boxes on your blog? I don't tend to use my google reader as much as my blogger reader and the post kind you do have doesn't show in my blogger.... PLEASE?

Shelley said...

Wonderful blog!!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous! Love the coloring technique you used.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

StarbucksAddict said...

The set of flower cards is amazing. The way you colored them they just pop out at you. What a great gift that someone might receive!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

that card is just way to cute

Renee M said...

I really like the fabulous colors you used on the flowers!

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