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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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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

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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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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)

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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 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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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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digi Stamp Download makes for colouring fun.

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Hello again all, happy August and all those things.  So the theme for this month is Bright and Beautiful and so how could I possibly go past the Hero Arts Digi Stamp Download Poetic Petals.  It was made for this page.  I printed out the flowers at all different sizes and then got out the colouring implements and went to town.  My hands that have arthritis were not so impressed, but my brain had a good time, as well as the mental therapy that goes with colouring in.  Off goes my mind, happily thinking, dreaming, imagining and before you know it, I am surrounded by colourful flowers.  Now that I had them all, I had to chop them out.  I am not one for fussy cutting – it does my head in, but I am quite skilled with a scalpel from my graphic design days.  I remember once that I cut out an intricate spiders web by hand.  I got this done and then had to allow the hands to rest, so I amused myself with helping my daughter with assignments and then blitz cleaned the house.  No rest for the wicked.

So, I have all my elements and then the nice mailman brought me happy mail and in it some cutting dies from China as I do love to use the internet to shop.  So, I cut out some little seeded branches and painted them with Nuvo mousse pastes.  I then cut out these half moon doily shapes and used Nuvo wax pastes to colour these also, using two different tones.  I then dug through my ephemera and found some Kaisercraft pieces that fitted in nicely, plus some flowers from various sources.  I am a mad flower collector/purchaser.  I cannot ever have enough flowers.  Is that the case with all creatives?  Surely not just me.

I started with a lovely blank canvas and applied clear gesso as I knew it was about to get soaked.  First of all I stencilled the background as Lindy’s Magical Shakers work better with some texture to get into, plus I was going to do a completely different layout to what eventuated.  You can still see a teeny, tiny bit … hehe.  Out come Lindy’s Magical Shakers and I used dark blue, purple, orange, yellow and red, just little sprinkles all over.  I have pictures below so you can see how it goes from zero to hero in seconds.  Gosh, they are so much fun to play with.  I love that I used no green and yet, there it is.  Groovy baby.  If you have not tried them yet, you simply must, they really are quite magical.

After all that dried, it looked so awesome it was a shame to cover it up, but I had all these amazing and colourful flowers to use and use them I did.  I laid them out to look like a bouquet of sorts surrounding the photo area, most sit flat with some raised up a little.  At this stage the layout was looking very flat and I prefer layouts with layers and height, so I mounted the photo up a little higher on cardboard, put a yellow frame around it and then used a circular cut die embossed with silver embossing powder over the top, situated so the photo can easily be slipped in.  I then snipped my half moon doilies so that I could bend them and get some dimension happening and then decorated with some ephemera and flowers.  The main word “smile” has been made to look a little 3-d by using Glossy accents 3-d gel which gives it a lovely raised, high gloss finish.  A really lovely product.

Below are some close ups of the final layout, with a little bit of silver sparkle to finish it off.  I think it is pretty enjoyable to use digi stamps, they just add a new dimension to layouts, rather than using the normal ephemera.  Enjoy your creativity, to see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or follow my blog at jacobicreations@blogspot.com.au.

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.

 

 

 

 


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flittering by

flitting 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 insert your code here 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 Water Lilies Thinking of you

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share an a2z Scrapbooking DT inspiration project with you today, a pretty CAS friendship card using the Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamp set, Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies Frame CutsVersamark, and Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder.

Before I get to my project details, quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

I stamped the water lily in shades of pink/pinkish-red and several lily pads in shades of green, and cut them all out with the coordinating frame cuts dies. I cut a scalloped frame from gingham paper to go around the outside of the opening matching the colors of ink used to stamp the water lily.

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I adhered several lily pads beneath the water lily (which I popped up on foam pads) inside the opening, along with several sequins, and a couple lily pads on the front. I heat embossed the sentiment in black embossing powder.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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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 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.