LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Monday, 16 November 2015

Hero Arts Christmas Blog hop!!!

Hello friends!

I'm super excited to be here today because it's time for the...*drumroll*


SQUEE!

So we thought we'd all get our holiday-themed thinking hats on and create a whole PILE of projects for you to hop along and enjoy!

You should have come here direct from the mothership herself, the Hero Arts blog!  (There's a full list of hop participants at the bottom of this post).

If you happen to find a link that doesn't work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today's hop.

Giveaway - We stashed away THREE of the November 2015 My Monthly Hero kits to giveaway to readers of this hop.
The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments, across all blogs, received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, November 24th.



Ok so here is my card:


see that shine?!

I took a piece of off-white cardstock and stamped the gorgeous geometric star from Hero's new Joy to the World stamp set, multiple times using Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

Next I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Black Dye Ink, and went about 'offsetting' all those big stars, with lots of little teeny ones. All stamps are from that same set. Talk about a good 'un!

That's it!

I hope you like!



Hero Arts
Linda Trace
Libby Hickson
Lisa Stein
Niki Garcia
Amy Tsuruta
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Mateja Povse
Suzanne Dahlberg
Michelle Lupton
Bhavana Kesarkar
Mariana Grigsby
Chitra Menon
Gayatri Murali
Isabel Rivera Ruiz
Clare Prezzia




After me is my sweet and talented friend LIBBY! Be sure to go over to her blog and leave her some lovin! (make it good!)

See you soon! Now let's get hopping!








128 comments:

Purvi Gadewar said...

Beautiful CAS card!

~amy~ said...

Yay for gold! gorgeous card Linda!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Linda!!!
LOVE your GLORIOUS GOLDEN stars, they're are SO ELEGANT and the sentiment SO BEAUTIFUL, it's the perfect combination of fonts!!!
THANK YOU sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Libby Hickson said...

This is gorgeous Linda, love your shimmery gold stars.

vinita jain said...

Love this golden star creation with perfection and a beautiful sentiment!

Jean Bullock said...

I DO see that shine. Looks great!

Clare said...

that star looks so stunning in gold!!

Sathya said...

Beautiful!!!

nannersmom said...

Love it! The gold stars pop.

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous CAS design Linda!

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

lovely card - great design for mass production, too!

Tammy J said...

I love this card the simplicity of it is awesome. And it's gorgeous.

Jill said...

Lovely card!!!!

Gail said...

A Fab CAS Card - I love that gold TFS

Hetty said...

Wonderful starry card!

forpahl5 said...

Beautiful, Simple! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty card!!

Helen Gullett said...

Love those gold stars!! Pretty CAS!

zgagi said...

Adorable card. Love gold for Christmas.

Niki G said...

Love the gold embossed stars mixed wth the mini stars Linda! So happy to be a part of this!!

Eva said...

Lovely card! I love gold embossed stars! ;)

Danielle Dietz said...

Very pretty clean and simple card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Very pretty card. Love the CAS lines and gold embossing:)

paperpicnic said...

Linda, I adore your metallic gold stars! So shimmery and fun!

BunnyD said...

Love the look of gold on cream. Very elegant.

Lisa said...

Oh! So pretty! It's fun to hop along and see the cards for the first time, rather than previewing them... :)

Brandi R said...

Simple and beautiful! Love the design ♥

Linda Batson said...

So elegant reminds me of Christmas with my grandmother .

Tami B. said...

Simply and yet so striking.

Michelle Lupton said...

Simple. Elegant. Perfect. :)

Patty said...

Love your CAS card...very pretty!!

Bernice P. said...

Such a lovely card! Loving the gold stars!

cindybearj said...

Love the CAS card. Sometimes less is more and this is one of those times.

Berina RGA said...

Love this CAS Card!! Very beautiful. I love the gold on white. I'm actually making a few cards in this combination this evening.

Jean said...

Gorgeous!

pcm said...

lovely CAS!

McStamper said...

Very pretty CAS card.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card.

pamboe said...

I love cards that include gold!

Lorraine M. said...

A very lovely simple Christmas card. Love the shine of the stars.

Shari said...

Such a beautiful card. Those stars really stand out. ♥

Kathy M said...

I love simple this is so elegant

JanTink said...

So simple and elegant!

SouthernMrs said...

Love your shimmery gold stars!!

Mary Dawn said...

total class! <3

kathyc said...

Love the simplicity! :)

nzillingworth said...

LESS IS MORE CARD. LOVE THESE ALWAYS NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DO THEM. LOOKS SO ELEGANT.

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Linda ~ I absolutely fell in love with this clean and simple card the moment I saw it. The gold heat embossed stars are stunning and the smattering of little black ones are the perfect compliment. Gorgeous, elegant card!

grace day said...

Simply elegant! My kind of card. Thank you for sharing. Love that Christmas Gold!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a pretty CAS card!

jcobb said...

Beautiful card! I love the Geometric Star stamp, they are wonderful for heat embossing. The design is so crisp. The sentiment is so nice, love the different fonts.

Diane said...

Beautiful gold embossed stars. Love them.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, classy and elegant! Love the gold!

Sue D said...

Fabulous with the gold geometric stars.

Linda Rubarski said...

Simple card the gold really makes the card.

Laurie Brown said...

Pretty gold embossing!!! Beautiful card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

What an awesome card. Great job!

Sher in Albuquerque said...

So simple and yet so beautiful! It inspires me to do the same with other stamps.

Arlene said...

I love the embossing. Beautiful card.

D.Ann C said...

Love those shiny geometric stars!

Marilyn Cruz said...

Love the clean and simple.

Nicki Wong said...

I like, I like it!

Angela said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the gold embossing on the stars with the black sentiment!

Jeannie said...

The visually pleasing uncluttered design is pleasing.

Pam B said...

Love the simplicity of this card. Fl

Rubina Pantoja said...

Very clean and simple - love the gold!

Amy C. said...

Lovely holiday card!

0900Lee said...

Love the card simple and so effective

Maureen Hayes said...

I absolutely love the gorgeous simplicity of this card! You really made this stamps set shine by creating the background yourself using the stamps with gold embossing powder and then adding the black sentiment and stars. This is such a genius card because it looks so complicated but really isn't! Thank you for reminding me to use the stamps I have in different ways.

SuseADoodle said...

WOW! Another elegant but beautiful card that is easy enough to make multiples for sending to my christmas card list ... TFS!

Kris B said...

Simply stunning! I love the gold stars, they really shimmer! Wonderful Christmas card!

shelly c said...

Very elegant looking card, love the gold embossing!

Linda W said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute card. Love love the gold stars...

Carolee McCaslin said...

Very pretty card!

Nandini said...

What an elegant card! Love the pretty snowflakes and the sentiment is gorgeous!

magicalmagpie said...

Simply beautiful. Just the perfect balance of spreading cheer and hope that we all aspire to in a card.

Mary said...

Beautiful card-so elegant and simple!!! Love this! Thanks so much!

Suzanne Ward said...

I love that sentiment font for 'merry christmas'! The size is nice, too. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

razzia said...

Lovely. This card is simple but gorgeous. Sahra Scrap

BritLit said...

SBS! Simple but striking. Love it!

Dawn Turley said...

totally stunning Linda. Just love the gold stars.

Sarah Gray said...

Such a gorgeous CAS card, Linda - the gold is perfect for a bit of festive bling!

Shirley said...

Beautiful clean and simple card...love the gold and black as well as the design.

Rema said...

Beautiful CAS card!

joy said...

Gold and white is such a classy combination. The beautiful black sentiment is the perfect addition. Love this card!

worrywort said...

Simply beautiful

Rahmat said...

This is CAS perfection, love the embossed stars, stunning card.

Cynthia said...

Simply done. Create a ton of these in little time. Happy Thanksgiving!

Flowerdiscos Scrap Hut said...

so very pretty with its gold stars.

Amy McCue said...

Love this card. That sentiment is beautiful. I may have to get the set, just for that sentiment!

km klersy said...

Simply stunning! Love it!!!

Sandy Robin said...

Clean and simple. Just lovely.

Lindart said...

The simplest cards are often the most beautiful - I often forget that!

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty.

ElaineBC said...

Very nice clean and simple card.

snetram said...

What a great, simple but very effective card. I love that all the stamps came from a single set. Thanks. Love to win a prize.

Cathy Homan said...

I love the simplicity of this card! Thanks for sharing this card.

Katherine Barnes said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing your talents!!

Sheryl Peavy said...

Simple elegant

Barbara said...

Simple but elegant. Love your card.

Marina Whigham said...

Beautiful card Linda!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful gold-embossed stars! Lovely card!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the shine and different sizes of stars. I may try a simple design like this one Christmas.Thanks

Leni said...

Simple but so elegant!

Barbara-Jean said...

Really like the simplicity and beauty of your card, Linda.

Satori said...

Love your gorgeous CAS card!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Beautiful CAS card.

Teri W said...

Elegant simple card!

Kim Faucher said...

Very pretty. Love that gold glimmer!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful CAS card!

Robin B. said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold stars and elegant font. Thanks for sharing.

Mitzi said...

So clean and simple, yet stunning!

loulou said...

What a beautiful and elegant CAS design.

Michele Henderson said...

Very pretty holiday stars! Perfect stamping technique too!
Take Care!
Michele

hthole said...

Clean and Simple cards. Love it!

Jayne B said...

Streamlined AND elegant!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

so beautiful
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

bzyPTmom said...

Very beautiful and elegant.

April said...

Wonderful card! I love the gold embossed stars!

Linda said...

I absolutely love this card. It is elegant and simple. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debbie Vasel said...

Looks like the geometric star and gold were meant for each other!
Divine!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Clean and simple. So gorgeous.

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card... Love the gold on white...

Marianne said...

Love this! Such a perfect CAS card!

Chark said...

Linda, how beautiful this is!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Beautiful CAS card Linda!

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love the gold embossed stars...

Olga said...

So pretty and elegant!