HA 2017 Valentine’s Collection Blog Hop


Welcome! Today I am happy to be joining this hop that celebrates the launch of the 2017 Valentine’s Collection in the Hero Arts store! Be sure to visit the Hero Arts store to see the complete collection!

As part of this launch, I created a card using three fabulous products which I definitely love: Destination Paris, Heart Pattern Bold Prints and the new Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies.


I stamped the Heart Pattern Bold Prints over a card base ( Blush mix Layering Papers  -Carnation color) with Pale Tomato Shadow Ink. After that I stamped the Destination Paris image over Snow Layering paper with Intense Black Ink. I colored the image using Chameleon Markers and then, I die cut this panel into a large heart. I applied Glossy Accents and glitter over the colored image. I let this dry.


I also die cut a large heart from Blush mix Layering Papers  (Punch color) and I adhered this heart over the base card. I adhered the stamped heart over the card with foam tape (If you trim off the right side of the hearts before you adhere them, makes things easier). To finish off this card I simply added some sequins and thread.


Hero will be giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and they will announce the winner the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
me>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<me
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Jana Millen
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week and GOOD LUCK to all!


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174 thoughts on “HA 2017 Valentine’s Collection Blog Hop

  1. Many interesting aspects about this card. I enjoy this card , the offset heart, putting the scene inside the heart, the coloring. Thank you.

  2. Marianne, the background really pops out of your card , almost mesmerizing the eyes towards the hoped for destination! Very special !

  3. Hello there, I am happy to tell you that I love love love your card the city of Paris is beautiful I don’t think you could’ve colored it better! love it great card!

  4. I love your card — the colors, the background stamp, the offset hearts, the Paris stamp colored and glossy accented! Perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I just love the “Love Tattoos”. The one that spells out love, with the arrows is my favorite.A close second is the love stamp & cut set. I really *need* those asap. Time to fill up my Christmas list with lots of Hero Arts goodies!
    Betsy in the frrreeezzzing cold Seattle suburbs

  6. I love the background behind the heart of Paris. Also by incorporating the Paris stamp in the heart is a great way to show both off. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Love the Paris stamp set paired with the Nesting Heart die. Very sweet, with an “I Love Paris” theme. And it’s a beautiful card,too!

  8. I love the heart background stamp -a circle of hearts is so cute. Love your little cityscape. Makes me want to jump on the next flight!

  9. I like the way that you combined three pieces of the new release so that we can see them in a design. Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

  10. Love the new hearts pattern background stamp – the circles are just SO cute! And loved the shifted heart backing, it really pops up that beautiful watercolor panel! Thanks for sharing ^^

  11. Great job on the card, Mariana! Love the background. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway!

  12. I liked the new background stamp when I saw it, but it’s more fun to see it “in use!” I love how you used the two hearts to bring the love theme to your Paris focal point. Your color choices are great, too!

  13. First, I just have to say how cool the snow falling across your blog is! That’s the only way I like to see snow!! lol! Love your card with the cool background, double layer heart and fab scene!

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