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Bright Fancy Envelope with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Wednesday friends!  I finally caved and got the Hero Arts Envelope Fancy  Die and I’m sooooo happy with it!!  Finally a little envelope that is self closing (no glue required!) and perfect for a little note, gift card or even money.

Hero Arts Fancy Envelope Mahalo

I die cut white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China to add a wash of bright blue against the white heat embossed sentiment.  I added the sea turtle from Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle adhered with some foam tape to the top part of the of envelope.  This allows the envelope to be opened and closed and re-used if needed!

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For our challenge theme I used two very bright Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey and Abandoned Coral.

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That’s it for me…mahalo for stopping by!

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code NICKI15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Envelope Fancy Die

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle Frame Die Cut

Hero Arts Birthday Messages

Hero Arts Green Apple Hybrid Ink

Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink

Judi Kins White Diamond Embossing Powder

Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey

 

 


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Bright and Beautiful Fancy Butterfly

Hi Cindy here to share a couple cards featuring the Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die.  Pssst it’s on sale right now at the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Etsy store, don’t miss it.

First card:  I die cut the Fancy Butterfly using a print created using Gel Plate and acrylic ink.  For a look of the original print, please visit my blog:  Escape To Stamping.

 

I love that subtle shimmery gold on the bright purple/pink background.  Before I die cut, I adhere a piece of Stick It Adhesive sheet to the back of the print.  Afterward, I just peel off the backing and stick it on the postage die cut.  Easy peasy!  🙂

On my postage stamp die cut (cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamped various postmarks with grey shadow ink.  The whole panel is adhere to green pattern card base with foam adhesive.

So after I am done with this one, I looked at the leftovers, namely the negative die cut and the small pieces.  I thought why not create a second card using them?!  I stick the negative butterfly onto a lime green panel, use a butterfly die cut cut on scrap as guide and stick back the larger manageable pieces.

Then I mount the whole panel onto a white card base stamped with Neon Pink script.

Here’s a close up shot you could see the shimmers.

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Download used 3 different ways! No. 2 of 3.

If nothing else, digital products certainly allow you to use things over and over again in different ways.  So, I thought, what a super opportunity to highlight using digital stamps in a multitude of ways.  Earlier this month I used this same digital stamp kit Hero Arts PT004 Poetic Petals in a hybrid fashion where I printed, coloured and cut them out and created a layout that fit the Bright and Beautiful theme quite beautifully.  A week later, I am back with another bright and beautiful layout using the flowers in a digital format.

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Digital designing is fun as you get to use things again and again, plus you can tweak the colours to match perfectly.  Flower colour not quite right, just adjust it and it is perfect and being able to digitally manipulate elements is just cool.  It is very important to remember to put a drop shadow on everything, otherwise it all can look flat and just not quite right.

To create this layout, I once again used elements from various purchases from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  I do apologise that I do not know which packs they are from as I have split them up and grouped things together to make it easier for me to find elements.  Firstly I created my paper layers and then used one of each of the flowers on each panel, duplicating them up and colouring them a little darker.

Once that background was created, I then built my ‘layers’ up using various elements, leaving room for a picture.  I then went and got one of the flowers and went back to the background panel and used it like a stamp around all the elements, but in the background.  Some final gold sprinkles which I also sent to the back so it sits atop the background.

The final result, bright and beautiful once again and it is just gorgeous and fun to do.  Much quicker than hybrid scrapping that is for sure.  I do urge you to try digital scrapbooking if you have not done so already.  Even a great option for travelling and then you can put it together into a book and have that printed out as a lovely gift for family at Christmas.  So many options.  I use photoshop, but you can use a multitude of programs.  Pixlr is a free online program that you can use.

Anyway, have a super month everyone, be kind, be generous and be creative.  I shall see you in a week with another layout using this same digital stamp set.  Not sure what I am going to do …

Delia

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the Journey


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Enjoy the Journey On A Bright and Beautiful Sea Voyage

I’d like to share a card that is glittery and bright and hopefully beautiful.  This is my third time this season to use this set for A2Z Scrapbooking.  I think three times is the charm.   I found this light filmy glittery paper at my local stamp shop before they closed (paper thin and soft).  I was able to stamp and die cut the ship and pop it up.  The black while and squid are cut from glitter cardstock.

Close-up of the bright glitter surfaces.

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

  • Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey Stamp and Die set
  • POW Glitter Paper – Taffy & Jade colors
  • Black Glitter cardstock
  • Vagabond machine
  • Sequins

 


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Holiday projects with Ornament Infinity Dies

Hi everybody, I must tell you I am very eager to share my holiday projects with you!  I got my new Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies last Friday and I am like a child whom just received a new toy!!  Of course I played with it right away!!  LOL

A couple days ago my design team mate Char created some beautiful ornamentd using the same die and washi tapes.  See it here.  I reached for my glitter powders and glitter paper, and experimented.

  1. die cut using glitter paper
  2. adhere fine glitter powder using Stick It
  3. adhere glitter using Stick It
  4. die cut using gold foil card stock and metallic card stock from the Hero Arts December 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit

Each product gave me a different look.    I selected some of the pieces from my experiment to put on my card.

On my white postage stamp shape panel (die cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamp the pine branches from the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post set, and add faux snow (mixture of glossy embossing paste and glitter) and gold heat emboss the sentiment from the same set.  I adhere the ornaments (thread with sliver cord) using foam adhesive.  I cut a tiny slit underneath the branch and tug the end of the sliver cord in under the white panel, secure with tape.  Then adhere the white panel onto red card base with foam adhesive.  To make the smaller ornaments, I first peel off the backing of the Stick It and place it on white card stock.  Then I die cut the ornaments.  Next I peeled off the remainding backing and sprinkle the glitter over it.

While I was waiting the faux snow for my card to dry I decide to play some more with the dies and made ornaments.  First a 2D version, then a 3D version, then I got carried away and made another combining the two techniqes!  Hehe!!

If you don’t mind the long post read on!  I think everything is pretty much self explanatory.  I included some snap shots taken while making them.   This first one has an inner piece suspended using fishing wire.

These two are not complicate to make, just cut multiples (same color or multiple colors), score down the middle, fold and glue together.  Just remember to add cord before gluing the last piece.  Right now they could be considered the ‘vanilla’ version, but one could always embellish further using bling, button, and the alike.

The last one is a combination of the first two.  And I needed some help to hold things while I glue, so I used a clip.

 

Whew!  Finally done (for this post).  But I am not done playing with the dies.  😀  This set of dies has different size and shape ornament, so imagine the combination you could have!  Get yours first, right now.  It’s available at the a2z Etsy store, use my promote code Cindy15 to get a discount, scroll down for more details.  Check it out.

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Layering Hydrangea summery cards with Erica

Hello!

Erica on the blog today with a couple of summery cards. The summer here is awful, too much rain and not enough sunshine. Not that it matters in the craft room though and I sure made up for it with these cards!

I started out by getting the Hero Arts Layering Hydrangea stamp (it’s sold out in the shop but can be obtained easily) and lots of different ink colours. One thing I always do when I have a new layering stamp is try out lots and lots, and I really mean loooooots, of colour combinations to see which ones I like the best. I ended up with quite a few flowers and leaves I must admit. Perhaps a few more than I actually needed but oh well, one must take one for the team sometimes.

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When I finally stopped stamping I got the Hero Arts Coordinating Frame Cut out and cut out all the flowers and leaves. I decided to add little enamel accents in the middle of all the flowers in complimenting colours and set these aside to dry.

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Then it was time to start looking at backgrounds and I thought it would be nice to do some ink blending on them with the Long Leaves Stencil (also sadly, out of stock but can be ordered). I got two Distress Oxide inks out in green shades, Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint, and got to work! Using soft movements and not a lot of ink, I blended away until I was happy with the results.

Next I spread out all the flowers and picked three in the same colour family, one with blue-green colours and one with pink-red colours. These I glued together on the back to make sure they didn’t move and then carefully I added leaves in places where I thought it would look the most natural. My inner florist and flower lover took a lot of pleasure in this process. I LOVE flowers!

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To finish these cards off was quite easy as most of the time consuming bits had already been done at this point. I might have done the bunches a bit too big as it was a bit tricky to get the whole shebang onto the card without the leaves sticking out too much, despite using 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” card bases. Oops, eh?

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In order to show that this layout is quite versatile, I decided to put different sentiments on them both. I stamped up ‘Happy Birthday’ on a small white banner in blue Distress Oxide ink. This stamp is from a Hero Arts stamp set called Hero Arts Balloon Animal Birthday .

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On the pink card I simply cut out the word ‘thanks’ in gold glitter card stock, using a Lawn Fawn die. This I adhered to the card using glossy accents. I tried to leave the cards quite simple and let the flowers speak for themselves as they make quite a lot of impact on their own.

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Here are the cards now and that is it from me for today. I hope I have inspired you to get your layering stamps out, try different colour combinations and make your own version of these.

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That’s it from me for today. Happy crafting from

Erica

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Erica15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Ornaments Infinity Dies and Washi

I just got the new Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies and had to start experimenting with them. I love the variety of sizes and shapes you get, as well as the bow and the ornament tops in two sizes to fit the dies.

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The first thing I did was apply a variety of washi tapes in strips on some cardstock. Then I used the different ornaments to die cut the washi covered paper. After that, all I had to do was attach the tops of the ornaments that I die cut.

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I arranged the ornaments on the stenciled background and popped one of the ornaments up. I used Gold Stickles to make little chains for the ornaments. The heart is cut with the Heart Infinity Dies from glittered pink washi.

For the stenciled part, I used some Gansai Tambi Pearlized Watercolor in peach paint to brush onto a card front. After it dried, I added the Asian Flower Stencil to the card and brushed on some of the white pearlized paint. It gave a faint, imperfect impression for the background…with a lot of shine. You can see that here.

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Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the Brand New holiday goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store right now! Buy them from us before you can get them from the Hero Arts site!

chark!

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code CHARK15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Butterflies just flitting by

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share an a2z Scrapbooking DT inspiration project with you today, a clean and simple note card for our “Bright and Beautiful” challenge this month. I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies stamp set along with the Neon Ink Cubes (Blue, Green, Orange, Pink) and Intense Black ink. An inky good time was had by all, lol!

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I stamped the butterfly and sentiment on a small notebook paper die cut and layered it on white fun foam. I did manage to use all four of the Neon inks in the set on this card and got a bonus fifth color of purple on the butterfly by stamping blue over the pink. How cool is that?! Using the direct-to-paper technique, I inked three strips of cardstock in blue, green and orange, and trimmed them in varying widths to adhere diagonally across the bottom half of the card base. I finished the front with some drops of Morning New Crystal Drops which dries clear and gives some awesome texture. I left the inside blank since this is a note card.

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Feel free to visit my blog at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Leslie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more! If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Wonderful Stamp & Cut with Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut

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Hi there, it’s Angie here today sharing a some inspiration for our August “Bright and Beautiful” Challenge at a2z scrapbooking blog!

I used some new supplies for this card:  Hero Arts Wonderful Stamp and Cut, and Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut.  I love Hero Arts Stamp and Cut sets because they have a good price and are very versatile.  I stamped the ornaments in 3 bright colors of Gina K Designs ink, then added silver glitter pen to the ornament hooks at the top and for the strings, then I added Nuvo glitter drops to each ornament.  I die cut the wonderful word from white card stock (I first put Stick It Adhesive on the back), and then I put it on a black border so it would pop off the white card panel more.  Then, of course, I got a tiny spot of ink where I didn’t want it – so I pulled out my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser to the rescue!  I love that eraser and I use it a LOT!!!   The sentiment is from the “Wonderful” set, the 2 borders were cut with a die from Poppy Stamps and the corners at the top were rounded with a corner rounder.  Card stock used was from Gina K Designs.

Scroll down for links to all the products I used for my card.

Don’t forget to use code Angie15 when ordering these new stamp and cut sets! (spend $25 or more to use code)

Here are a few more views:

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a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Asian Flower Stencil Faux Bleaching Thank You Card

It’s my turn to post my card here at a2z Scrapbooking.

I started by using my ink blending tool and distress inks (wilted violet, barn door, abandoned coral, picked raspberry, carved pumpkin) randomly on a 96 lb bristol card panel. It’s important to either use watercolour paper or heavyweight bristol. I chose bright colours to go with the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking – “Bright and Beautiful”.  I pulled out my Hero Arts Asian Flower stencil, spritzed it well, with water. I placed the stencil, water-side down onto the inked panel. I let the stencil sit for a bit to permit the distress inks under the stencil to get “bleached”. I carefully lifted the stencil and with some paper towel, mopped up any puddles of water. I trimmed the panel down and added an orange panel, stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia. To complete the card, I added a thin purple strip of cardstock.

 

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

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a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Sue15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.