hero arts 2014 catalog blog hop

Hello and welcome to the next stop on the Hero Arts 2014 Catalog Blog Hop! Today I'm so excited to be bringing you a peek at some fun goodies you'll find in the new Hero Arts Catalog, which will be revealed in full tomorrow over on the Hero Arts blog. Always one of the best days of the year! :)

The cards I'm sharing today, believe it or not, are stamp-free. (I know, right?!) I can't remember the last time that happened, but I have to tell you...I sure had fun using two of the brand new Fancy Dies from Hero Arts on these. The Triangle Background (DI089) and Love and Hello (DI088) dies make my heart go pitter-patter! Here's the card set I created with them:

The piece created by the Triangle Background Fancy Die was layered over a darker shade of cardstock on each card, creating a tone-on-tone effect. I thought it would be fun to accent with a few leftover triangles in contrasting colors, so I glued those right into place. This inset die cut technique is super simple to do, and I love that it keeps the layers/bulk to a minimum. The gold hearts are also inset in the same fashion.

I added metallic touches on each card with brushed gold cardstock and a sprinkling of gold sequins. The photo doesn't quite capture the shimmer -- it's so pretty in real life!

Here's a look at the new products I used on my cards. They're already arriving at participating Catalog Debut stores, and will be available in the Hero Arts Online Store on January 3rd, along with lots of fabulous stamps of course...plus dies, stencils, inks, daubers, sprays, and more!

Thanks so much for visiting today! Your next stop on the hop is the blog of the fabulously talented and fun Julie Ebersole. She always knocks my socks off. Click on over to see what she's created with some of the new stamps!

*** Remember, 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. And don't forget to leave a comment by Sunday, December 22nd for a chance to win some awesome prizes from Hero Arts too! ***