Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hero Arts Summer Catalog Blog Hop!

Are you hopping along with Hero Arts? The Hero Arts Design Team, A Blog Named Hero Challenge Design Team and guests are joining together today to celebrate the latest Hero Arts release. If you're hopping along you should have reached me from Ericka Strange. If you'd like to start from the beginning and get all the details, you'll find them here, on the Hero Arts Blog
I have two cards to share today. The first is made with the new On The Prairie die set. It includes a skull and florals (you can see a graphic at the bottom of this post). It reminds me of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting!

The die cuts are on a panel of white card stock that has been inked up with the Tile Pattern Stencil. I used a stencil brush and the inks are Ranger Distress Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean. The brush allows me to control the hue and eliminates any hard lines.
I added enamel dots to the flower centers. The skull is double cut - once from vintage cream, and once from fine linen card stock. I inked up the edges of the die cut with Ranger Antique Linen Distress ink to give an aged look. 
The sentiment is from the Thanks Stamp & Cut set. The angled corners were created with an angle corner punch. 
It wouldn't be summer without a road trip. When my son was a scout I would pack him a box of goodies with a camping themed note to remind him how much I love him. He still goes on trips with his friends and I still sneak a note in his bag. 

The National Parks stamp set includes four wood mounted rubber stamps. I inked up the images with Memento ink and colored the images with Copic Markers. 
I die cut the images with a square die cut and then mounted them on a larger square. Maybe you picked up on this? I wanted the card to resemble a Polaroid. 
The "Safe Travels" sentiment is from the Enjoy The Journey cling stamp set. 
I love how each of the images depicts landmarks from each of the parks. The American Bison and Geyser on the Yellowstone stamp are my favorites! 
Ready to see more projects made with products from the new catalog? Your next stop is Juhi Khanna.  You can see the entire new catalog here.   Before you go PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!!  

And now it's time to hop! Be sure to visit each blog on the list and leave a little love - we will be giving away two $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 20th at 11:59 PM PT and we will announce the winners the following week.

Here's the complete blog hop list for easy reference! I know you'll be inspired! 



Jeanne Jachna  - That's Me! 

Happy Hopping and have a great day! 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut
Dies | Hero Arts On The Prairie
Stencil | Hero Arts Tile Pattern
Ranger Distress | Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean

Finished Size 4.75 x 5.25"
Stamps | Hero Arts National Parks, Enjoy The Journey
Dies | Memory Box Stitched Square Layers
MT Japan Washi


Hero Arts On The Prairie Die
Hero Arts On The Prairie Die

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts Tile Pattern Stencil
Hero Arts Tile Pattern Stencil

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts National Parks
Hero Arts National Parks

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts Enjoy The Journey
Hero Arts Enjoy The Journey

HERO | SBK

78 comments:

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

~amy~ said...

Jeanne, these are both awesome!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards! :)

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Thanks for showing off the southwestern National Parks so beautifully!

Lisa said...

Jeanne! LOVE LOVE LOVE these. And the state park one? Great use of the set. :)

Debra Rumpza said...

Fun cards!!

Purple Princess said...

Amazing cards!

Karen Z. Bull said...

Great background blending. I just love the pop of colors on the skull (who types that?!) with the flowers. It all comes together - so great! Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love how you colored the scenes on your 2nd card. Looks like a cut-out from a patterned paper!-Maria Giselle B.

Verhey Family Blog said...

Great cards! Love the travel one!

terrie said...

I like your cards and the soft touch of colors...well done
Thank you for sharing your technique.

Clare said...

I love how bright and colorful your first card is! And how you put together those little park scenes?! Adorable!

FunctionofLight One said...

All beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards Jana. Love the coloring and the background of the skull. So pretty!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the pretty BG on the first card and L*O*V*E the skeleton
die. I'm a fan of the skeleton images. And I really love your
2nd card and all the awesome Nat'l Park images.

Lynne Dillard said...

Very cute cards!

Anushree Vaish said...

Nice set of cards!!

Lisa Nichols said...

Jeanne - I love all of your cards! Thank you for the opportunity to win! :-)

Arlene said...

What a fun skull card with flowers. I love your use of all the National Park stamps all colored up.

Laine M said...

I found your blog through the blog hop and wow - what wonderful cards! I'm loving this entire new release line from Hero Arts.

Christina Dauven said...

Beautiful coloring

Natalie Winterstein said...

Love your cards! The National Parks set is so cute, love your coloring!

Krystan said...

Very pretty!

Jennifer said...

These are fantastic! I love the safe travels card - those are such cool park scenes and you colored them perfectly!

Lindar C said...

Wonderful cards! I love Georgia O'Keeffe, especially her poppies!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - so creative !!!

Pssequimages said...

What CUTE cards---love the bright colors and the playful feeling to them. Thank you for the inspiration.

Cyndi Morris said...

Great cards. I love the coloring.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Fabulous cards with the Southwest feel!! Love the crispness of the 4 scenes especially!

Laetitia Lisa said...

Beautiful cards. The second one is my favourite :)

Joy Meadows said...

These cards are very nice! Love the flowers on the skull!

Sue D said...

Great projects. Love your first card... you really turned that cow's skull into a work of art with your gorgeous background and bright, bold, floral headdress! I also really like the images in the second stamp set and the fun card you created using them. Beautiful coloring!! TFS your talent and inspiration.

FD91354 said...

Lovely card ideas, but I love those vacation spots! How fun and so great for scrapbooking!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such great cards!

Kati Caprara said...

I am just in love with this whole prairie/western/cowboy theme!!! I love how you used the ox skull!! Just beautiful!!! The parks card is so beautiful and I love the colors!!! Great job!!!

NWFlamingo said...

Your first card gave me a laugh. I used to have a plastic cow skull that was motion activated and would moo when someone came into a room. I don't know whatever became of it. Nice cards.

Golda said...

Both of these are great. I love the gorgeous background you created on the first one to showcase your images.

Barbara-Jean said...

The skull card makes me think of Georgia O'Keefe! Your second card makes me want to hop a plane and travel!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

I love the Safe Travels card. So cute!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you.

Katy Glenn said...

Cute cards.

Sharron said...

These are such fun, Jeanne! Love those sweet little scenes on your second card!

Pat S said...

I really enjoyed the safe travels cards. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

charlsie smith said...

love your skull with flowers on head Beautiful cards Thank you

Sue D said...

I like your colorful cards.

Carol Henderson said...

Love your cards. They are perfect for a summer blog hop.

Cindy Holmes said...

Great cards! I especially love the one with the 4 different vacation spots! Especially having a picture of Yosemite! My favorite camping place! The coloring is perfect!

Deb Case said...

So stunning and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Sherry said...

very pretty!

Dana M said...

Wonderful cards! So creative and fantastic details.

Erin said...

your cards are lovely

Laura Palmer said...

Very fun cards!

Jeannie Fannin said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. The National Park card makes me want to go on a road trip!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and colours!!!

Teri Smith said...

Like the background on the first card & the little flowers, but have to be honest & say I'm fond of the skull.

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful ideas.

Cindy C. said...

These nature theme cards are clever and delightful Jeanne!

Cardmaking___ said...

cute

Diane Stricker said...

Cute ideas.

MiamiKel said...

OH wow - your cards make me want to go on a vacation! SUPER!

Nancy R. said...

Love the National Park card...a trip down memory lane!

aquablues said...

Both are great cards! I especially like the road trip card. Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Awesome skull card!!

D Golly said...

I love the national parks stamps and you card is just so wonderful.

Tanja said...

I especially like the national park card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Hey especially love the road trip card, love those little vignette images!

Lucy E. said...

Both cards are fun and adorable!
The Nationa Parks card is awesome!

Karthikha said...

Cool fun creations :)

Lee said...

wonderful work! I love the National Park card!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your cards are very unique !
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Sandy S. said...

That skull die is awesome!

Annalisa Young said...

This is such a jam-packed release, that somehow I missed the National Parks set, so I'm so glad you used it! This is right up my alley and reminds me of family camping trips when I was a kid. Thanks so much for sharing!

Helen Budz said...

Two fascinating cards. Your first one reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting--one of my favorite artists. Thanks for sharing your cards on this blog hop.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

The background of the first card is gorgeous. I’ll have to give your technique of using a stenciling brush a try.

Karenajo said...

Great cards - love the elements in this new release ! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lady Joyful said...

Really fun cards!

Cathy Lillie said...

Love the Tile Pattern stencil on your first card! The colors are so softly blended. The National Park card is fantastic. It's such a fun design and I love how you've colored it.