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Three cards = one digi kit: Artistic Circles


Hello everyone!

It’s Ria here and today I’m sharing three cards using Hero Arts Artistic Circles digital kit.

Just to warn you that I have lots of photos to show so expect longer scrolls in this post 🙂

Once you ordered the kit, its instantly downloadable so you can prepare your project layout right away. One thing I love about digital kits is that you can select the images as you like, resize them as you need to for the project and easily printable. Note that you cannot however alter the original design image as part of its policy. This applies to other digis in other kits you may purchase.

So now, a quick look in the supplies I used for the cards.

The printed two panels of the circles, one in black & white and the other the bluish gray colored that is already included in the kit. I just need to reduce the size a little smaller than the standard A2 card.


For Card # 1, I arranged the circles in random. I’m using the graphic software called Illustrator but you can use Word Document to resize and open the files to design and arrange these circles.

Remember, you don’t necessarily need a graphic software like Illustrator to use digi kits. Its just that I have these in my computer as I also use them at work.

by coloring

For the layout, I arranged them in a way that the circles are bigger in the middle then filling in the spaces around it. I thought that’s nice. I then colored the circle parts with markers. You can also color the other areas of the circles like the one in the middle but in my case I want to keep more white spaces. My color inspiration are the same buttons I’m using as embellishments.

bw after coloring

This is the piece after I colored the circles. I then stamped the sentiment in a patterned paper and arranged them in the panel to see how everything will fit. I used those bright buttons to add texture and color to the piece.

bw colored detail

Here’s a closer look at the coloring. I also added buttons and gray shadow over the circles to pop them a bit in the white base. I also added some faux stitching for a finish look.

For Card # 2, I used the bluish gray background and also printed the tags that comes along with the kit. Here I put the buttons and gems in the areas I wanted them to be.

tag details

I punched a silver eyelet in the tags and added twine since it will be too flat without any detail on it. My intention is to give more focus on the circle digi so I still keep minimal embellishments. I colored the blue circle on the tag through Photoshop but you can also print them in black & white and colored them with markers or colored pencils.


A closer look at the gems. I selected some areas mostly the mid ones to put them in.

tag bg details

For Card # 3, I also colored the circles in Photoshop and arranged the circles similar to Card # 1.  I just cut them in a tilted shape for some variety.


I also stamped the card base with Woodgrain background. It will be nice too to have some designed stamp peeking behind.

I also stamped the sentiment on top of the circle design.

card 3 wdgrain

I added Wink of Stella for some subtle glitz to this card. That luster looks really good in real life 🙂 Love that

wink detail


A look into each card:

white colored

blu bg

orange lay2

And here’s the three cards altogether. Which one do you like best?

If you interested in any of the supplies I used on these projects, you can check them out at the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post.

Also remember that  a2Z Scrapbooking’s current challenge this month (Encouragement theme) is on-going, get inspirations from the team here and better yet join in the fun 🙂


This is it for now and I’ll catch up with you again soon.



Author: HeartforHandmade.com

Loves to create anything handmade, enjoys crafting, card making and sewing. I have a special interest in photography and enjoys traveling to places I've never been to.

7 thoughts on “Three cards = one digi kit: Artistic Circles

  1. Love Love Love what you did the with the Hero Digi Stamps! I think I will now buy that set myself and make some cards using your fabulous inspiration!! PS: We now have WINK of STELLA at the A2Z Store…how cool is that! I already ordered some and LOVE them!! Nice meeting you and looking forward to getting to know you better now that you’ve joined the team! 🙂

  2. Hey Ria!! I absolutely love these cards!! You did such a great job on these cards. I have to get this digital file now.

  3. I love how you played with this digi kit, Ria! Your coloring is amazing, and your designs are all really awesome! Thanks so much for the step-by-step of your process!

  4. Wow Ria, these turned out amazing…

  5. Love your cards Ria! Gorgeous coloring and such happy cards!

  6. I think I like the Happy Hello the best, but girl, you rock the coloring on these–gorgeous!

  7. What amazing cards! I especially like the one with the angled focal panel–the coloring is fabulous! I just got this digital set, and now I have more ideas of what to do with it. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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