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Hi everyone! Martha Lucia here to share with you a great technique that you can do with our Hero Arts Stencils. Do you know that you can emboss your card stock with this plastic stencils? Or you can use the Ombre Ink Pads with these? Let me show my card and after this I will give you my tips.



To start I am using the Swirl Stencil and the first thing that I made was ink it with the Pool to Navy Ombre Ink Pad. I applied the ink directly over the stencil with a little and continuous touches. I started from the darker color to the lightest and then I made the reverse process, lighter to darker.

When the stencil was totally inked, I covered it with the whisper white card stock and press it  with my hand.And Voila, the Ombre Ink colors were now on the card stock with the design of the Swirl Stencil. I used a blender pen and  the same colors of ink to retouch some little parts but if you make a perfect press you don’t need to do this step.


Now you will ask, how I made the dry embossing? This was very easy. I put again the Swirl stencil over the decorated cardstock, on the same place that the designs give me. Now you have to create the sandwich on the big shot. For this you will need:

  • Multi Platform Tabs 1 and 2 Open
  • Cutting Plate
  • Plastic Stencil
  • Cardstock
  • No more shims or Any Silicone Rubber Mat
  • Cutting Plate

When you have everything in place you can past this sandwich through the big shot and the result will be a beautiful dry embossing piece.

To finalize my card, I cut a heart on Whisper White card stock to paste it on the center of my card. I stamped the word together on the heart using the darker color of the Pool to Navy Ombre Ink Pad. Also, I cut the word Happy from the Happy Stamp and Cut set in whisper white and night of navy card stock and Perfect Peacock Metal Sheet to paste with dimension over the heart.


The products that I used to create my card are available in the a2z Scrapbooking Store and you can get these and much more beautiful things using the discount code MARTHA15. And before I go something very important, If you come across a product that’s out of stock, just click the “Request Custom Order” button and they’ll get it to you in no time! Can you believe this amazing service! They know how we love our materials!!!

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9 thoughts on “HAPPY TOGETHER

  1. Swoon!! What a beautiful card Martha, great inking, and your stencil dual usage executed perfectly!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Really nice!

  3. Absolutely AWESOME! LOVE this card…..the sentiment is my favorite part! 🙂

  4. lovely–great use of the ink and stencil as embosser…plus I love the metallic word!

  5. OMG one of my favorite colors and this turned out beautifully! The background is awesome and the foil happy is sooooo pretty!

  6. simply gorgeous Martha.

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