Hero Arts & Altenew Partners Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Hero Arts and Altenew for the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set Release and Blog Hop (HA)(ALT)! Thanks so much to Ilina Crouse for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Hero Arts Blog to find the complete blog list. It is with incredible privilege that I get to join an amazing group of people that I’ve looked up to and companies who have my loyalty as a customer.

Bloom & Grow Stamp Set

Bloom & Grow Stamp Set
Hero Arts

Creating this card project is very simple and therapeutic. I first took a panel of Arches Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper that is slightly larger than A2 (4.25″X5.5″). I made typing paper masks by stamping the large flower image and fussy cutting it out, keeping in mind to cut on the inside portion of the inked outline. I used Versamark embossing ink and the Original MISTI to ink the large flower image and clear heat embossed the outline. Once I felt like I had a complete arrangement, I began watercoloring. Nothing special to the watercolor technique–I was just doing what felt right. I used Altenew – 36 Watercolor Pan Set to paint the flowers and leaves and stuck with a peony color palette.

Once the watercolor image was complete, I added white splatters using Altenew – Pure White Ink Spray diluted with a bit of water. I adhered a strip of heat embossed vellum with Altenew – Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder and foam mounted the whole panel onto my card base. I find that foam mounting watercolor helps keep the card flat and combat the warping from water washes.


To celebrate this release, Altenew and Hero Arts are hosting a giveaway. One winner will be selected to win the stamp set. One winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Altenew. Lastly one winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Hero Arts. Entering the giveaway is as simple as leaving a comment on the blogs along the blog hop.

Participants have until October 27th to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. Your presence celebrates 45 Years Hero Arts has changed the industry and creating collaborations with companies. Thank you so much to Altenew and Hero Arts for the invitation design. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Jen Schow‘s Blog!

Hero Arts
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jaycee Gaspar
Jen Schow
Kathy Racoosin
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lilith Eeckels
Maryám Pérez
Michelle Short
Nathalie DeSousa
Nichol Spohr
Norine Borys
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Yana Smakula

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Bloom & Grow Stamp Set
Altenew|Hero Arts

Arches Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper

Tsukineko Versamark
Amazon|Hero Arts

Watercolor 36 Pan Set

Pure White Ink Spray

Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder

My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original
Altenew|Hero Arts|Amazon

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat

70 thoughts on “Hero Arts & Altenew Partners Blog Hop + Giveaway

    1. Hi there! I like to heat emboss in clear embossing powder if I’m doing a watercolor coloring resist because the clear embossing powder matches the paper better. Arches watercolor paper is not a brilliant white like typing paper, so using white heat embossing makes the paper appear more yellow.


  1. Well I was touting and commenting all about the beautiful coloring of this stamp along the blog hop and then I saw your card!!! I can’t believe you said “nothing special about the watercoloring”!! It is a coloring masterpiece!!
    Amazing coloring!!

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  2. This is so gorgeous! Your watercoloring looks beautiful and I like your tip for embossing in clear (great tip) on the Arches watercolor paper.

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  3. So beautiful—you’re work amazes me. I keep telling myself that I don’t need anymore watercolors. It just got a little bit harder…lol. Your work is amazing. I wish I had your eye for color, light, and shadow.

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  4. Dear Jaycee
    You are super duper talented and your eye for color is breathtaking. Wish i can one day learn from you. i am going to come by often to your blog. I have small question for you do u prefer the Misti or the stamparatious tool. Any thoughts. I have to buy one and i want to buy the best as it is hard earned. Crafting is my hobby and i am journalist by profession.. I know that you are super busy but if u can spare one minute and answer my question i would be really greatful. Blessings to you and your family……

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    1. Hi there! Unfortunately I only have the MISTI (Original and Mini) that I have purchased myself. I do not own the Stamparatus. Wish I could be more help on your search.


  5. I always have such anticipation when I see your name on a blog hop Jaycee. This lovely creation takes my breath away. Really it does. Looking at it with the soft colours just gives me a “peaceful easy feeling” as the Eagles sang in one of their songs. You are one of the best!! Nice to see two great companies collaborating.

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  6. Although you say your watercoloring was nothing special, you achieved an ethereal look that elevates those flowers immensely. thank you for new ideas!


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