Jump Start The Holidays Blog hop with Hero Arts 

I am joining in with a fun blog hop today to kick start holiday crafting and also to celebrate Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her and see her back crafting!

If you are following the hop list you should have arrived here from the lovely

Swapna Patil

Tune into her blog every day this month – she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way!

I had to use one of my all time favourite Hero Arts Holiday Sets for my card for the hop. 

I created the background using Missiongold watercolours and just did a wash with some darker splatters and left to dry.

I stamped the cup image using Hero Arts Ombre ink pad onto some Neenah Solar White card and die cut using the co-ordinating die, I also stamped the “foam” and used Hero Arts Black ink for this.

To add some depth I coloured the foam using Prismacolor Pencils.

I stamped one of the sentiments using the same Ombre ink onto some light blue card that I also created the card base from. I adhered everything into place, using some foam tape for the cup and foam to add some dimension.

For the sentiment I took some light blue glitter washi tape and created a fishtail end to match the sentiment and adhered it off centre below the sentiment for interest.

To finish the whole card off I added some sequin confetti.


Make sure you visit every stop on the hop as the prize of a $25 Hero Arts Certificate will be randomly selected from all the comments.

You have until Friday 10th November 11:59PST to leave your comment and the winner will be announced over on Lea’s Blog on Sunday November 12th.

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful

Libby Hickson


Happy hopping



Dana Desmond

I have wanted this stamp and die set for ever, but every time I get crafty money, it is sold out.

Kristie Goulet

LOVE this! The ombre colors are fantastic!

Tara Prince

I love that cup!

Thanks so much Tara

Thanks so much Kristie

I know the feeling Dana it took me ages to get it, I know Hero arts and Simon Says Stamp both have it at the moment

Love these colors, great card!

Thanks Janet

Jessica Monte

Beautiful card love the coloring

Annette Hovestol

Yum! Love this card with a cup of coffee this morning! The colors are wonderful!

I need another coffee set like I need a hole in the head but I LOVE this set! (and I don’t even drink coffee!) Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

I love the use of the ombre for the cup! I am going to try this technique. Thanks for the idea.

The ombre colors are very pretty. I really like this coffee stamp set.

Thanks Amy

Thanks so much Kendra

Brooke Shull

This is one of my favorite stamps. I send so many times to friends. I send coffee or hot chocolate packets with it. But I have never thought to do the color behind it like you did. It absolutely changes it for the better!!! Beautiful~!

fun card done in great colors – love it!

Very cute and cozy little card!

Becca Yahrling

I’ve always been a huge fan of this set you used. Gorgeous card.

Debbie Selby

I have always loved this stamp set. Your card uses the stamp so well.

Thanks so much Debbie

Thank you Becca

Thanks Sharon

Thanks Betty

Thanks so much for your lovely comment Brooke 🙂

Terri Scott – terriavidreader

Very nice!!

Debbie Christense

Thanks a latte.. cute, fun card. Love the techniques you shared

Dee Earnshaw

love the wonderful colors you used on lovely card:)

This is SO pretty! It has such a perfect wintry feel, and I just love the background you’ve blended together! The added sequins are a perfect touch!

Thank you so much for being part of my crafty comeback party – I appreciate it SO much!! ♥

It’s a honour Lea it’s so lovely to see you creating again ❤️

Jeanne Beam

Really cute card. Love the coffee cup. Thanks for sharing…

Kirsty Vittetoe

Very pretty!

Very pretty with these cool colors.

Cool card. Love the Ombré colours. May have to get me some Ombré inks.

Marjorie Dumontier

Ooohh !! That’s a great card ! I love your job with colours !

Awesome card !

Oh my! What a GORGEOUS use of this stamp set and the ombre ink! Thank you for sharing with us!

Janet Ingraham

So much fun and lovely too

LOVE this. Such a great idea and love the color choices!

love those blues

Lovely card with the blues and the foam. I love how you accentuated it with your Prismas.

Fantastic card. Love all the blue colors!!

Stacey Johnson

Love this! The ombre ink color palette is beautiful.

Nana Griffin

Love it and so yummy I need to go and get a smoothy!

Debbie Rumpza

Absolutely love this card! Thanks for reminding me of this stamp, that I do own… I love how you embossed in white and used blues to color the cup! Really pretty!

Michelle Hackett

I love all things ombré. Great cozy design.

I love, love, love this card! Thank you for the inspiration.

Love your card and that stamp set. I’ve been looking at it for a long time, maybe it is time to make it mine.

Beautiful card. I like how you used the washi tape as an accent under your sentiment tag. Your colors are splendid.

Great choice of colors. Unique.

Love your card. The colors are beautiful. I’ve had my eye on this set for a while, you’ve convinced me I need it now.

Love the ombre colouring on this card. The stamp set is wonderful, as is the pops of purple.

Wow the ombre cup looks fabulous!!

Samantha Coleman

I just love the coffee cup ! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Parker Owen

I love the ombre colors you’ve used from the ink pad. Beautiful for the holiday cup. I’m gonna have to get me some.

Super cute card. Love the ombré blue.

What a gorgeous holiday card!! I’m in love with this stamp set….going on the wish list!

RitaMaria Castillo

Really cozy design, thanks for sharing a different option for a Christmas Card!

Denise Bryant

Love the ombre effect! Pretty card!

I LOVE this card! It’s great!

Deborah Kaye

Cute card in fabulous colors!

Judie Attard

Wow this card is awesome! I love the colours you used!

Love this card! Your choice of ombre ink really sets this card off! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Gallagher

Great card,
Love these ombré colors!

Kris Reeves

Love the ombre look!

Karthikha Uday

What a super cool and fun card!! Love the blue!!

Love your card! The colors are perfect & that stamp is such a fun one!

One of my favorite cards on this hop! Perfect warm winter greeting, love it.

Kim Faucher

Such pretty colors!!!

I think to use the ombre pads for sentiments, but I forget I can use them for solid stamps too, and this reverse solid stamp is perfect for it!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

This is so cute! So pretty. Beautiful coloring.

Thanks so much 🙂

Denise Ward

LOVE this card!! The stamp and die set from Hero Arts is so much fun, and makes creating a great card easy! Your use of beautiful color keeps the cup and its fun sentiments the focus!! Great design!

I really love this card, Tracy! Gorgeous winter card with the pretty blues–perfect watercolored background & love that cup!

Stacey Kowbel

Fabulous card! I love the blues you used for the cup and the background shadow around it.

Starr Patrick

Stunning card thank you for sharing

A hot drink on a cold day? Leaves me with warm fuzzie me.ories of my childhood! Thanks for sending me back to those wonderful days!

Nandini Karmarkar

Love the colors! And the layout is beautiful.

Oh, that is one gorgeous coffee cup!!! LOVE!!! Beautiful card!
<3 J

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