Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary Bash Celebration!


Aloha!  What an honor to be a part of this exciting 5th Anniversary celebration for
A Blog Named Hero!!  I'm Niki G. and I am a former A Blog Named Hero design team member from last year. A big shout out to Lisa and Jessica for continuing to bring crafty inspiration daily with A Blog Named Hero.

Even more exciting is there are prizes to be won just for hopping and commenting along the way! The hop is over two days and there are different giveaway prizes to be won each day. Check out the info at the end of the blog post!!

On to the celebration with my card...


Hero Arts came out with a beautiful Peacock Feather Stencil and I thought I'd used the emboss resist technique. Initially I used Distress Ink in Black Soot and Versarmark ink keeping the stencil in place. After removing the stencil I added Hero Arts Clear Embossing powder to set the black ink and allow me to use several Distress Ink colors (Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover and Wilted Violet) in the negative space!



I completed the look with the sentiment from Hero Arts Cheers Messages by Lia embossed in Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder on black cardstock die cut with Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.



**GIVEAWAY INFO:
A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 
Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Next on the hop is Lin Brandyberry! Hop on by to check out how she's celebrating the 5th anniversary of A Blog Named Hero!!

Mahalo for stopping by!

394 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Gorgeous-LOVE the colour combo!!!!

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  3. How FABulous Niki! Love your stencil work!

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  4. Wow! Loved the colors! So beautiful!

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  5. I didn't know how to use a stencil as embossing tool, thanks! The colors for the card are excellent.

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  6. Great colors on the soft card

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  7. The colors on this card are stunning!! I LOVE how you used that stencil!!

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  8. what a wonderful stenciled background - noticed it goes with your blog header!

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  9. What a gorgeous card! Such a great background!

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  10. Happy 5th Anniversary! Thanks for the blog hop. What a fun card!

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  11. I love this "new to me" technique. I'm definitely going to have to try it. Your color choices are perfect. Love it!

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  12. Wow! such a great blend of colors.

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  13. Beautiful card..love the colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the give away.

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  14. I don't know what it is about peacocks but I just love them, I guess it probably are the colours of there feathers!

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  15. That stencil makes an awesome card! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Wow! That's stunning - I love the bright colors.

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  17. That background is pretty - looks like you foiled it, but you didn't. Thanks

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  18. I've seen many people using these feathers. Such a tangle of them here. You don't know which begins and another ends. Very clever!

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  19. Love the use of the stencil. Great idea!

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  20. This is an interesting technique and. Ew to me. Thanks for using it on a great card!

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  21. Thanks for sharing this technique!

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  22. Lovely card. . .thanks for sharing this card how you used the stencil to create it. It's a great help as I am just beginning to use stencils.

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  23. Love how you incorporated so many techniques to make a wonderful card!

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  24. Great technique and a beautiful outcome!

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  25. Love the colors and the card.

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  26. Soooo pretty! Love that background!Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  27. I was interested in the emboss resist technique. I will have to spend more time reviewing how you did this. Its lovely. Thanks

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  28. Fabulous card with a new technique using the negative of the stencil, must try that, so thanks for sharing it.

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  29. Great card. Thanks for sharing that technique. It makes the background feel like it has dimension to it.

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  30. fabulous colors all my favorites on one card! well done

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  31. Really eye catching and the colors you used were inspired! Thank you for posting such a great card--I think I'm going to go buy those ink colors and try this! :)

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  32. Very interesting colour combo. Striking.

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  33. I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

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  34. Love the colors, very nice card.

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  35. This is stunning, Niki! I really love how you've layered your inks with the stenciled background! FABulous!

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  36. This is stunning, Niki! I really love how you've layered your inks with the stenciled background! FABulous!

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  37. Beautiful coloring of the peacock feathers!

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  38. Stunning love your design great card thank you for sharing

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  39. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing your creativity !
    Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
    Lieve

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  40. This is really beautiful, the background is amazing!

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  41. Wow. I'm impressed with this card. Very beautiful!

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  42. I do not use stencils often but this makes me want to get them out. Very pretty.

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  43. I love this peacock stencil and the card you created with it. I love the colors.

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  44. What a stunning card! Love the colors and the simplicity. TFS!

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  45. Very nice ! Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary to a blog called hero !

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  46. Gorgeous colors, gorgeous card!

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  47. Very pretty card, love the colors you used

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  48. I love the color combination you came up with using the Distress Inks - I would of never thought of those colors together :)

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  49. I love how you used the stencil to create such a beautiful background!

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  50. OMG....gorgeous card! I love the colors you used!

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  51. Great use of color. So stunning.

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  52. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

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  53. Like the color combo and the dimension of the look of this.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  54. Fabulous technique and gorgeous card!

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  55. I love your color combinations. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

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  56. This is so pretty, great colors and that background is breathtaking!!!

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  57. Niki love the colors and celebration banner.

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  58. Clever use of stencil and colors.

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  59. Love how the colours really pop against the dark background.

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  60. Really cute card! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  61. I do not have the peacock feather stencil but it is something that I absolutely must get because this is such a neat card - you did great - although I must say this has been one of the best blog hops I have ever been on - each of these cards have been spectacular. Congratulations to the ladies on their 5 years.

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  62. You, definitely, nailed the beauty of peacock feathers!

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  63. Lovely card. Such pretty colors.

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  64. Love the colors you used on this card.

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  65. Fantastic card! Love the pretty color combo. What a great technique with the stencil.

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  66. That's a beautiful card. Love the peacock feathers stencil.

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  67. This is stunning! That peacock stencil is at the top of the HA wish list. Love this!

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  68. Beautiful card and I love that stencil and the colours you used.

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  69. Beautiful card. Love the background and the pretty colorful feathers! Great job!

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  70. I really like the resist emboss technique it is very pretty.

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  71. I love the background of this card! Love the colors. You have created a beautiful card here. I hope to someday be this good!! Thank you for sharing!

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  72. I really love your colors! So Spring-ish yet modern. Kudos!

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  73. Beautiful card and colors. This is a great stencil. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  74. Love this card. It's just beautiful!

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  75. These colors are so soft and pretty! Love this stencil.

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  76. Wow this card is stunning. The green on the feathers just ROCKS!!!!

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  77. Very nice Niki, a beautiful background!

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  78. beautiful colors!! thanks for sharing

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  79. Love the distress inks that you used on this card.

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  80. Beautiful card. Love that peacock stencil and it's on my wish list.

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  81. Striking card, beautiful colours.

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  82. I love the distress resist technique you used. And I totally love those oxides. Great card.

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  83. Gorgeous card! What a fantastic way to use the stencil with the black ink and versamark, I never would have thought of that. Stunning!

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  84. Your card is beautiful and the techniques you used are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  85. Excellent stenciling!Great job!
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  86. Love the stencil ... off to finish the blog hop I go ...

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  87. Gorgeous! The colours just pop off the card!

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  88. Niki! I love this. Such great colors and creative use of a stencil. I have got to play with my stencils more. :)

    Thank you so very much for helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero!

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  89. My favorite colors! Beautiful job!

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  90. What a fabulous way to use a stencil. Love your color choices.

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  91. Splendid!! What a great looking card for this special celebration!

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  92. Didn't quite understand how you made this card but I sure do like it. Great color selections!

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  93. Such a lovely card. Thank you for the great ideas!

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  94. Fantastic card.
    Love the feathers and they
    are colored in a great
    color combination.
    thanks for sharing.

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  95. The colors you used made this card so special.

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  96. That is a totally awesome look! Gotta love the versatility of stencils!!! So stinkin' cool!!!

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  97. This is stunning. The way you layered your colors is nothing short of brilliant.

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  98. what a uniquely beautiful color palette!

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  99. Breathtaking. Love the colors of the feathers.

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  100. Wonderful colors. I need to do more with stencils. Thanks for joining in the celebration.

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  101. Wow such a beautiful card! I love the technique...thanks for sharing!

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  102. There are so many possibilities with this stencil! Beautiful card and thank you for sharing!

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  103. Such a pretty card! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  104. Really cool card! Love the technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Really cool card! Love the technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Very, very cool!! Love that feather stencil & pretty colors of distress ink!

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  107. Amazing result with a stencil.

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  108. Thanks for the amazing inspiration using the peacock feather stencil! I can't wait to give it a try!

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  109. What a fun card - gotta show those stencils some love!

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  110. Great use of the peacock stencil! Love the card.

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  111. Love your background using the stencil.

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  112. I don't use stencils but your card is so pretty that I'll have to give it a try!

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  113. Awesome card! I never thought to emboss with a stencil

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  114. The colors you used are beautiful, thanks,

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  115. Love how you used the stencil.

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  116. Thanks for sharing your creativity through this site!

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  117. Need stencils!! Thanks for ideas!

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  118. Your background is great - perfect colors for the peacock feathers. Great card!

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  119. Those peacock feathers make a lovely background.

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  120. Awesome use of that lovely stencil. TFS.

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  121. Very lovely card. I will have to try this technique. The color combo is very eye-catching.

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  122. Great card. Love the techniques used and the outcome was great.

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  123. Got to love the distress inks. Wonderful technique

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  124. Gorgeous card, love your technique using a stencil.

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  125. Really like the colors,
    sentiment & design!

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  126. Loving the colors of this beautiful peacock feather. Great sentiment. Beautiful card.

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  127. Love the colors you chose. Lovely card.

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  128. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

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  129. I like the blend of all the colors and the label colors really add to this card. Keep up the good work!

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