Hero Arts & BasicGrey Spice Market Blog Hop


Hello everyone, and welcome to the Hero Arts & BasicGrey Spice Market Blog Hop! We are so glad that you could join us for this day of fun, filled with tons of inspiration and project ideas from both teams as we combine the beautiful Spice Market collection by BasicGrey with the matching cling and clear stamps by Hero Arts. We’ve got a fabulous line-up of designers ready to inspire you, and some amazing prizes to give away, too. It is great to see you all! I hope you enjoy!

AudreyPettit BG SpiceMarket FavoriteMemoriesCardYears ago, when I was first bitten by the papercrafting bug, I began as a stamper, so of course I absolutely adore having beautiful and perfectly coordinating stamps to go along with BasicGrey’s gorgeous paper collections. For my project, I created a fun all-occasion card using my favorite Spice Market papers and die cuts along with both the cling and clear matching stamp sets by Hero Arts. Love all the added detail the stamps give to my simple design.

AudreyPettit BG SpiceMarket FavoriteMemoriesCard3That beautiful background is made with the Spice Market Deco Background cling stamp. I stamped the image onto solid teal paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad using clear embossing ink, and heat embossed it with white powder. I then die cut the panel with a card front die that gave it those fun notched corners before stitching the piece down onto my patterned paper card base.

AudreyPettit BG SpiceMarket FavoriteMemoriesCard4The main focal flowers and fun little chevron arrow are from the Spice Market Best Time Ever clear stamp set. I inked the stamps with pretty Hero Arts shadow inks, using two colors for the flower heads and arrow,Β  and lightly spritzed them with water before stamping the images onto water color paper.Β  The arrow was fussy cut and added to the floral panel that I die cut with a notebook-edged die for interest.

AudreyPettit BG SpiceMarket FavoriteMemoriesCard2
Framed the cut with more pretty papers and wrapped the whole with twill trim. The fun border was made with another image from the Best Time Ever set, stamped once again onto water color paper and trimmed into a double-ended banner strip.

AudreyPettit BG SpiceMarket FavoriteMemoriesCard5

Now it’s time for me to send you on your way. But first, is anybody interested in some prizes?

SPC_HERO_PrizeHero Arts and BasicGrey will be giving away two complete Spice Market collections — including paper, embellishments, clear and cling stamps. The two winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the participating designers’ blogs, so don’t forget to leave those comments.Β  The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning!
All comments must be received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, March 2. The two randomly selected winners will be announced on March 5th on both the Hero Arts and BasicGrey blogs. Good luck, everyone!

Next stop along the hop is the amazing Tami Hartley. Remember, 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. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Enjoy the hop!

BasicGrey Spice Market Collection:
6×6 Paper Pad
Die Cuts & Transparencies
Candy Buttons

BasicGrey/Hero Arts Stamps:
Best Time Ever Clear Stamp Set
Deco Background Cling Stamp

Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink:
Pale Tomato
Bubble Gum
Tide Pool

Dies: Papertrey Ink
Trim: American Crafts

478 thoughts on “Hero Arts & BasicGrey Spice Market Blog Hop

  1. You had me at “Spice Market”. And then you throw in stamps! I have loved all the projects you’ve created with this line. The colors are so different from anything I’ve seen lately. Fantastic giveaway. I’ll be back tonight to hop!

    • don’t know why I could not leave a comment on Audrey’s blog but hope you will pass it along for me — my comment –Love the way they have each made these flowers stand out in different ways. Thanks so much for the help

  2. I love patterned paper and it’s great to see ways to use it! Thanks, and thank you for a chance to win such a neat prize.

  3. Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and the flower stamp and the background are my two favorite things. Good job. TFS

  4. Beautiful card and such detail! I am loving this collection and can only hope to be lucky enough to win it, thanks for the chance.

  5. Stunning card! I love the white embossed background stamp on teal! So many beautiful details and colors, love it all! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Just love meeting new artists along blog hops. Amazing how we often return to our roots when crafting. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

  7. The background stamped image really sets off all the stamped layers. There is so much texture added to your card by stamping on the watercolor paper.

  8. So so beautiful. I knew I liked Spice Market but am seeing so many possibilities thanks to this blog hop. Thanks for the giveaway…sure lots of us will be buying the collection, too!

  9. I love your card and I love the color combination. Love the stitching on the card haven’t tried that yet.

  10. I didn’t even see all the details until I read your process-I love what you’ve done with this awesome collection!

  11. I love love love your card! I just ordered the PTI die too so I’m super excited to try out that watercolor technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. What a pretty card! Love the springy colors & those flowers are wonderful. I can see so many uses for this stamp set!

  13. Everything about this card just shouts out “gorgeous”. From the background out it couldn’t be more perfect. Love the watercolor look with the flower design. Thanks for giving the details of how you created this little gem!

  14. Just an awesome combo of colors patterns and texture. If I was sitting with all the papers in front of me I would probably freeze as to what goes with what. Biggest lesson this blog hop is think outside the box. Thanks for sharing

  15. WOW. This is a beautiful card and love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win this bundle of supplies. I think I am in love with these Spice Market supplies. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  16. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Beautiful layering, and I have to say the enamel dots are perfect finishing touches. Thanks so much for sharing with us on this hop!

  17. These motifs take me back to the time of transcendental meditation and henna tattoos. Love the colors!!! The papers are primo!!! Hooray for Bollywood.

  18. Your card is absolutely gorgeous you sure created one super beautiful shabby chic look card this new release is amazing. I love how you did your stamping you are so talented. Thanks for the chance

  19. What a gorgeous card – love all the layers, especially the floral panel!! Please leave my name out of the prize drawing – thanks!

  20. Such a gorgeous card, Audrey! Your details are just amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us…and for a chance to win!

  21. Loving this collection from BasicGrey and Hero Arts. What a beautiful card you have created using this great collection.

  22. As I’m currently traveling in India, those spice market colours and patterns really speak to me! Thanks for a chance to win!

  23. I love the cute cards. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome papers, stamps, and embellishments from the Spice Market Collection!

  24. Loved your wonderful card with the water-colored background and the stamped flowers with the notebook edge paper. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing and the great tips.l

  25. This collection is amazing. I love the colors, patterns and those background stamps are making me drool. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. What a lovely card. I love the colours and patterns in this collection. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  27. iBeautiful card! Subtle colors, sophisticated design. This is such a gorgeous collection with so many possibilities.

  28. I really enjoy seeing just how versatile this collection can be. Thanks for the opportunity to win an excellent prize pack!

  29. I really love this card and the collection from Hero Arts and Basic Grey. The ideas for cards are swirling in my head right now!

  30. I love how you stamped those pretty flowers from this great collection onto a notebook paper piece. All those layers make for a beautiful card!

  31. I love the teal paper mixed w/ the ivory embossing powder. I didn’t know a lot about stamping but this blog hop is opening my mind. Thanks !

  32. SIGH!!!! SOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THOSE PAPERS…. Watch out when they hit the stores!!!! Women will be TRAMPLING EACH OTHER TO GET THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIGH!!!! TOTALLY LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!;p

  33. Audrey, I love your card best of all I’ve seen so far. You’ve combined all the elements perfectly. Lots of activity but doesn’t look busy. Thanks so much for sharing.

  34. A great combination – Hero Arts & Basic Grey. Looks like a really great collection that has been put together. Thank you Audrey for a very creative card – love that color combination. Moving on to the next stop on the blog hop.

  35. Perfect color combo and use of the elements. Thanks for the detailed instructions, as I learned the technique of using water with Hero Arts Shadow Inks. Will be trying that soon.

  36. Yes please! Love this whole Spice Market Collection. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these gorgeous papers and stamps. Thanks for inspiration.

  37. Eeep! I thought the teal and white was DP until you said you had stamped it. It looks amazing and I love how the spritzed stamps turned out on the watercolor paper. Cheery, happy, just a delightful card Audrey! Hugs!

  38. Great colors of the Spice Market collection. and love the Hero Arts stamps. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

  39. Beautiful card. The more I looked at it the more interesting I found it. Thanks for the inspiration and idea.

  40. We totally love all of the Hero Arts products! Thanks so much for sharing. The card idea was so cute. We are totally gonna try it out. We hope we win this giveaway because we are a starting business started by two 12 year old girls. We don’t have a lot of supplies and ya. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Wonderful card…love the soft colors. These papers and stamps are so perfect together! Thanks for the inspiration!

  42. This new line of paper is lovely And the stamps to match, a great big bonus. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

  43. What a delightful card! I love the embossed background and the beautiful colors. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

  44. GORGEOUS card Audrey!!!
    LOVE the colours & patterns AND your sweet stamping, especially with your fussy cut flower layered onto the main image!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration πŸ™‚

  45. … I’m back πŸ™‚
    Just a note to let you know that I loved your card so much that I pinned it for inspiration!!!

  46. Love the way you’ve stitched the gorgeous background stamp, white embossed on teal background. The card is lovely!

  47. I am loving this collection. The stamps, in particular, are so eyecatching. I just love the background you used. Fabulous card!

  48. Beautiful card! Love these papers and your stamped flower is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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