Launch Party Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop! We’re wrapping up our week-long launch party with a celebration with some of our best blogging friends! Join us on the hop as we showcase our beautiful 2015 Holiday Collection.

Make sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find our list of hoppers, and to learn about our grand prize giveaway! We know you won’t want to miss out on THAT! But first, we have a gorgeous fall card from our Creative Team member Jayne Nelson. Take it away, Jayne!

Hi, it’s Jayne and I am so excited to be on the blog today! For my first blog hop, I’m sharing a card using one of my favorite inking techniques, and some of my favorite new supplies from the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday Collection. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful leaf shaped die in the DI156 Autumn Frame Cuts set and decided to create a collection of dimensional, fall-colored leaves.

Joyful Thanksgiving by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Before cutting the leaf shapes, I inked small squares of white cardstock with Shadow Inks using a foam blending tool. I created ombre shading by gradually applying more ink and greater pressure along one side of each square.

Joyful Thanksgiving by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

After die cutting the leaves, I scored veins on the underside of each leaf with a bone folder. The leaves were folded along the scored lines to create additional dimension.

Joyful Thanksgiving by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Before assembling my card, I stamped the CG681 Candy Stripe Bold Prints background on a trimmed panel of cardstock. I also stamped and heat embossed the C6014 Have a Joyful Thanksgiving sentiment. After adhering the stamped elements to a card base, I wrapped the card with twine, added a few pearls, and then easily adhered the leaves to the card using adhesive dots to create a fun, fall-colored Thanksgiving card!

Now the exciting news – we will be giving away one GRAND PRIZE $100 Hero Arts shopping spree! The winner will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments received by 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, September 8th. And be sure to visit and comment on every post along the hop for more chances to win!!

First up on the hop is the amazing Jennifer McGuire! We know she’ll have something wonderful to share! After visiting Jennifer, hop along to the entire list of talented bloggers, including our new Creative Team!
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Amy Tsuruta
Kristina Werner
Yana Smakula
Suzanne Dahlberg
Nichol Magouirk
Clare Prezzia
Lucy Abrams
Mariana Grigsby
Libby Hickson

Have fun hopping! And be sure to visit the blog next week as we announce the winners from all of our giveaways we’ve shared this week!

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