Hello! Today we are celebrating A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary! I am so excited to be a part of this hop, sharing the Hero Arts love! I'm honored to be a current A Blog Named Hero design team member - and I'm in great company, as so many of my favorite papercrafters have been (or currently are!) part of this amazing design team! This is a TWO DAY hop, and there are different prizes to be won each day, so be sure to comment along today's hop list to win prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Gina K Designs, Winnie & Walter, Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Mama Elephant, Studio Katia, Online Card Classes & Jennifer McGuire, Ink! Check out Saturday's hop list as well for more prizes from many other collaborating companies/sponsors!
OK, so on to my card!!! I used one of my very favorite older Hero Arts background stamps (Highline Ironwork) to create my embossed and watercolored background.
The butterflies are from Hero Arts' Color Layering Butterflies stamp set. I stamped them in black ink, fussy cut them, smooshed them in my Versamark ink pad and then heat embossed them with Wow Black Twinkle embossing glitter.
I didn't want to cover up any of the colors on my background, so I stamped my greeting, from Year Round Sentiments, onto a strip of acetate and heat embossed it with the same embossing glitter. I added adhesive to only the center portions of the butterflies so that their wings would have "lift" and dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed my card. If you are interested, you can also find me on Facebook & Instagram!
Your next stop on the hop is Mateja's blog - and if you get lost, you can always go back to A Blog Named Hero for the full link list.
A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies! Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were SO GENEROUS that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day! Giveaway prizes total more than $400! To win, leave a comment on each hop stop. We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning! And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday March 28th, and winners will be announced on March 30.
Today's prizes include the following:
- $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- $50 gift card to Gina K Designs
- $25 gift card to Winnie & Walter
- $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
- $20 gift card to Avery Elle
- prize pack from Mama Elephant
- gift card from Studio Katia
- one Online Card Class of your choice
- one set of distress oxide inks from Jennifer McGuire Ink
Good luck & happy hopping!