Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Blog Named Hero Blog Hop

Welcome to A Blog Named Hero blog hop! ABNH is celebrating their 2-year old birthday! I am absolutely delighted to be part of this blog hop celebration. You may have come from Maya's blog, if not, you can just join in and hop on! Since ABNH is turning 2, we have a theme for "2"!
(It takes TWO-->2 butterflies on my card)!
laugh giggle be silly
For my card, I used this stamp set called Forever and stencil called Night Flower from Hero Arts. I decided to keep the card rather flat, but it would still has some textures and details!

Features about this card:
~stamp the tag image with water-misted Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers) over Bazzille colored card stock
~dry-emboss partial background with Swiss Dot and color the dots with gel pen
~gold emboss the butterflies and use pop-dots for some dimensions
~use partial stencil to create some interest (bottom right corner) with Distress Inks
~paper-piece the holes to add faux stitching (top right corner)
~add gold strings and sequins for embellishments
~stamp sentiment (one word at a time) from this stamp set (Be Silly)

I hope that you like this card  that I created for you! Your next stop is a sweet and talented friend of mine Kathy Racoosin! I am sure Kathy has created something amazing for you!
Here is the master list of blog stops, if you get lost or come across with a broken link,
just go to ABNH.
Maya Isaksson
                        Virginia Lu----you are here
Kathy Racoosin 
Laura Bassen
Cheiron Brandon
Kelly Latevola
Sue McRae
 
Please comment in the blog posts as much as you can. The more you comment, the more chances you will have to win a prize package from the sponsors! Good luck!
Happy 2nd birthday, A Blog Named Hero! Happy hopping!

199 comments:

Shelly said...

Simply, GORGEOUS! Just look at the colors and details...sigh...

Deepti said...

How artistic is ur card, Gorgeous colors and effects :)

Gabriela Seminario said...

very beautiful card!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

I love the different techniques you used on the one card Virginia!

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Fabulous and a wonderful mix of techniques and they all mix beautifully, what fabulous colours x

Yolanda Garrido said...

This colour is great! The card is fantastic!

Fran said...

Pretty card.

Charlene said...

Great colors and design!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So much stuff here that I love: gold, stencils, embossing, stitching, great mix of techniques and textures!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful colors, Virginia!! So pretty!

Cheryl W. said...

Fabulous details. Love it!

Niki G said...

Gorgeously done Virginia! Love the design and those gold butterflies and spectacular against that fab blue background!!!

Cat Craig said...

So much beauty going on on this card Virginia. Love the colors, textures and that bit of gold string. Super!

Donna Streagle said...

Really loving the colors on this card.

Heather Johnson Myrick said...

I never knew tag stamps existed (can you tell I'm a newbie at this stamping stuff??) Thank you for sharing your layout & for being a part of the birthday blog hop.

Bev Hill said...

Beautiful card, love the colors.

diana fernandez said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks so much for the hop!

Debbie Pereira said...

i love the art journal feel to this card!

Knit Baker said...

I love the colors !!!

Knit Baker said...

I love the colors !!!

diana said...

Great card! Happy 2nd birthday to ABNH! ;-)

joy said...

Very clever collage card, Virginia! I spy the use of that stencil in the corner! :)

Sheila_G said...

Love your card!

Kelly Massman said...

gorgeous-love the bright blues!!!

Rita said...

You can never go wrong with turquoise and butterflies. :)

Barb said...

So pretty!

paperandflair said...

What a perfect sentiment for your card! I love all the little details.

Susanne Vargas said...

Just gorgeous!

Barbara said...

this is gorgeous. I love the colors and all the little details you added to the card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the tag look, colors, Butterfly, gold & stitching.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it on this hope.

maureen said...

lovely card. love the composition of it.

Indy said...

This is gorgeous!! The colors are beautiful and love the details!

Julia said...

love the colors...nice....

katie said...

Love this card!

Deborah said...

What an elegant card I really love those butterflies thanks for giving us the directions!

bkazoo said...

striking, love the colors

Linda T said...

What a sweet card. Love you're color choice and the gold butterflies.

pcm said...

love the colors!

Deb said...

Very nice!

bkazoo said...

great color choice

Irish Cherokee said...

Great design and the colors are bright and cheery.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Virginia! I love all the techniques and beautiful color combo! I am so glad you could be part of the hop!

Angelique Vela said...

Love the colors! Pretty card.

Sue D said...

Wonderful colors and texture--love the butterflies.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kailash said...

Fantastic design, so many pretty elements, love it!!!

Carol B. said...

I love what you did with the tag and the combination of other design elements.

Janine said...

love the subtle turquoise color, beautiful card!

Diane Stricker said...

Wonderful card

Jannette said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors!

Liz Lumsden said...

Pretty card! Love the gold embossed butterflies and the peacock blue is such a great color.

Jennifer Gayle said...

I love the texture of the card. Absolutely lovely!

Kerian said...

Nice card...

Efi Maryeli said...

Your pallette is gorgeous!!!!

Phi said...

Your card is gorgeous Virginia. Although its a flat card it has so much detail. Love it all.

Shelley C said...

I love this card! Such a playful sentiment - coloring the partial embossing, great idea! So many techniques on one card, and they work beautifully together.

Carol said...

Great card. TFS!

Barb said...

Virginia, what a gorgeous design! Wonderful mix of elements!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your card Virginia...its just beautiful and elegant!! Makes me smile :)

Carol said...

Simply charming card, Virginia. Love the colours. Dreamy!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Yes I do love it! Lots of inky goodness and gorgeous colours!

Vicky said...

Visiting your blog is always a treat my friend!!! I just love your style. Your birthday card is gorgeous and in my favorite colors! Blues and yellows, the perfect combination! TFS

Margaret R said...

Lots of cool techniques used on this card.

aileen (mum) said...

Lovely card Virginia, as always. Love your style

timeforcreativity said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Such a pretty card love it. Congrats on ABNH turning two. Thanks for sharing.

Avigail Raphael said...

This card is absolutely beautoful. It makes me feel that I am near the blue-green sea or near near by a lagoon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Waracartist said...

Nice card, the blues look so pretty!

Toni Cancellier said...

Cool idea to partially emboss the side and colour the dots, am going to give that a try!

Bastel-Troll said...

I really love this stamped tag on your card!
greets Nicole

Pam said...

Lovely card!

Pam T. said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment

MariClaudi said...

All the details are eye catching.

Jacqueline said...

This is a beautiful card, love all of the elements combined!

Sherrie said...

Very beautiful cards I love the colors you used so spring!

Joan Smith said...

WOW what an awesome card I love it.
Gosh girl you really outdid yourself and upon reading your recipe have to say I am in awe of what you did.
I simply can't believe your faux stitching I thought it was done on a machine you are unbelievable. You truly are so clever, creative and oh so talented.

loulou said...

Fab card. So many great techniques.

Thordis said...

Oh my! This card is just STUNNING! I like everything about it from the color, the butterflies and that really cute twine bow ... :)

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia. It has so many beautiful details. Your varied techniques are awesome as always :)

Elizabeth Campau said...

Love how the twine is off to the side instead of the tag. Beautiful color combo:)

Efrat said...

Beautiful card.

Angeline Tan said...

Love this cute & sweet card :)

mikeslittlesis said...

Wild about the color!

Cassie_lu said...

such a sweet card

icardeveryone01 said...

Hi Virginia... love your card! You and Debby Hughes always use this amazing threads... where do I find gold and silver thread?

mrlcidra54 said...

Love the colors you used and the use of the butterflies was a special touch. Thanks for sharing.

JudyH said...

My favorite colors!

Jan G said...

Great card. Love the edge of the card

Mary-Anne V said...

So many lovely details on this card...love the embossing and colouring with a gel pen.

susie squash said...

This has been Happy Hopping. Looks like I'm 1/2 way thru the journey:)
So much inspiration. Wow!
Beautiful card!

saraskid said...

Love the texture on this card. It would be easy to mail. Great design.

Scrapy Lim said...

Nice Card!! :)

Lorie said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Great card. All of you ladies are so awesome!

The ShyS said...

Lovely card!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely love! Your card!!! Love the sentiment!!

no blog post said...

I love your wonderful card! It's so tropical.

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Beautifull card

Jill said...

a lovely mixed media look--so pretty!

ArtGekko said...

I love those colors together. :) Lots of fun details going on there.

Cindy C. said...

This card is like a cool freeze, love the colours! Great texture with the bulk!

Kym said...

This is such a pretty card. I really like all the different details on it.

Suzette said...

This card is visually interesting without being too busy. I love the fact that there are so many things to see and they blend together so well!

rubbergranny said...

Unique take on a tag image. Loved it. Anyone would be delighted to receive your card. Thank you.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love all the layered elements!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Very very pretty card. I love the gold thread.

conil said...

Oooh, lovely card...that's such a fabulous color comblo.

Yogismom said...

Lovely card! I really like all the details!

Immi said...

What a great mix of techniques! You've given me some ideas!

Francesca said...

I have the same butterfly stamp and this is a great idea on how to use it!

bjmartin said...

I love all the details on this card!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Pretty colors and love the different details you used.

Laura Jane said...

The splash of gold butterflies add to a already stunning card. Thanks for the run down of all the "special features"..Great way to post them.
Even though it is flat, all the different features create a VERY TEXTURED card.
SWISS DOTS make me swoon:)

Sam F said...

Love the gold butterflies with the blues in the background.

Anna-Karin S said...

This is my favorite color at the moment. Love your card!

cindy c said...

happy anniversary--
would love, love, love to win the prize package–
thanks for the give away–

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Wow! What a fun, creative card! Love all the different techniques on it! Thanks for sharing!

Reusing with Quilling said...

What a beautiful card !

Casey-Diane said...

Pretty! I love that aqua color. Thanks for being part of the HOP!

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love each detail of your card, just so pretty in every way

Weenie Thomas said...

Love the stamped tag. Gorgeous!

Donna Cala said...

Really beautiful!

Jennifer Greer said...

Great texture!

tjscrappin said...

I like all the little elements put together to complete this card, it turned out great!

Renee Cliffe said...

True work of art - very inspirational - thank you.

Rufred said...

this is a great color combo...!!

Dana Joy said...

Stunning card Virginia.

Katie said...

Awesome card! Love how it is partially embossed. And love the touch of gold. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

karen said...

Your multi-textured card, yet with no bulk, is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this technique! : )

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

gorgeous card!! Lots of talent here! Fun!

yvonne Mathie said...

Love the colours and all the little details like the dots and stitching!

Cathy Homan said...

Great texture. Thanks for sharing this card!

Tracey McNeely said...

So gorgeous Virginia, I love the gold embossed butterflies!

Hippymom83 said...

Happy Birthday!

Nadine said...

Beautifully done Virginia!

Janet said...

Cool card! Lovin' it!
~God bless~

deegee said...

Really like this card, the colors are beautiful. I have this stamp set also. You gave me another idea on how to use it. Thanks.

Denisse said...

Beautiful card!

Grace said...

Love the colors and techniques on the card

beaverphyllis said...

Love the color of your card and the gold butterflies! Great job!

Sharon R said...

Super! Thanks for sharing. Happy B'day ABNH.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the color combination!

Erin Gengo said...

So, so pretty. Love the colors.

Patt H. said...

Gorgeous card! I love everything about it!

The Hare Hutch said...

This is so pretty Virginia.
Love it.

Chark said...

the gold with these colors looks great!

Nancee Purdum said...

I love that sentiment! Beautiful card!

Sandra said...

love all the different touches - the stitching, the stenciling, the stamping .... very nice!
Sandra ltb

Pam said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors & the cute sentiment.

Sherri said...

Love the color.

jusaweecatnap said...

Love the color palette and all the neat details.

Pat said...

I LOVE the colors and the tag, too!

Carol McCready said...

Love the partially embossed background.

grandmato20 said...

Lots of great techniques all wrapped up in one card - GREAT!

cal8007 said...

Oh, your card has so much detail and texture, just love it!! Thanks for the instructions on how to build it!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Virginia.

Karen said...

beautiful card mf...

DoofyJEss2 said...

This card is beautiful. Really love how you added "texture" using water misting on the distress ink for the forever tag. Also really love how you used dry-embossing/gel markers to "embellish" your card!

cissi said...

Oh I like the colours, my favourite!

Tati Perolada said...

Happy Birthday!
I just love blog hops!

Diane said...

Love your card and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Mags said...

Beautiful card. I love it! TFS

bbunch said...

A really beautiful card with more details than one would notice.

{mc} said...

i love the colors u used for this card : )

Yolanda said...

Gorgeous color.

rollergirl said...

Love all the different techniques. Really liked the stitching and the detail on the butterflies. Thank you

mamichelle said...

This is gorgeous!

CathyL said...

Awesome card, Virginia!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

What a pretty card. I love the tropical stamps you used, it's so organic.

brenda said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love all of the details!

Wyvern said...

The true beauty of this card is in all the little details! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shari Trumbull said...

Love your card for ABNH's 2nd b-day!! All of the small details come together for a big WOW effect! Thanks for sharing! XOXO-Shari

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Freakin' gorgeous!

Beate Yoga said...

Love the Color!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a beautiful and fantastic card, so delicate!

NatQuebec said...

Beautiful inky card !

Muneca said...

Love those colors- thanks for sharing!

stampinfun71 said...

the color and textures of your card are perfect - so very pretty!

jeanne harris said...

A beautiful card. Full of so many little details....all added together make for gorgeous card! TFS!

Mariana said...

love all the details!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

Lagene said...

Love your card, lots going on!

Kris in Alaska said...

Fun card! Thanks for sharing it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Cindi said...

Really nice design and colors!

TenSGal said...

Very pretty...I love all the detail...and the colors are spectacular!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Virginia, what stunning colours ... aqua and gold ... awesome! Anita :)

mtscrapgal said...

Love all the fantastic details of your colorful card. It's a masterpiece. Thanks

jeannine said...

Beautiful card! Love all the subtle details! Everything ties in so nicely!

Claire Boyd said...

These colours are beautiful & rich & the detail & texture you have achieved is stunning

Judy Tuck said...

Beautiful mix of colours and stamps.

jenway9 said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

Laura M. said...

Beautiful card! TFS :)

Lisa aka Myran said...

Lovely colors, this looks really pretty Virginia!

Julia Chan said...

always the fan of the Peacock Feathers distress ink, goes very well with the stamp, and your stitches add the texture and completeness !!

Julie Z said...

Wide variety of interesting components for a "basically" flat card. Lots of neat components going on in this card.

Memories by Manda said...

Gorgeous card. I love the tag in the middle and the holes down the side.

Linda said...

loe all the details, Virginia! the sowing, die-cutting and tag, TFS!

Olga Brilenkova said...

Fun and cute!)

Rachel said...

beautiful colors-love it!