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Hero Arts CM131 Purr Card

Hi! Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe that we’re almost halfway through March. Where is the time going? I’m grateful that I still manage to find some time to sit at my craft table. Here’s my latest card

When I saw this Hero Arts stamp set, I knew that I had to have it. I love kitties … I miss my last kitty, Bayley. She was quite a character. You definitely knew who was the boss – not me! I had a difficult time picking out my favourite one or two kitties, so I decided to use the sentiment related to 9 lives so that I could include 9 kitties. I stamped them with black pigment ink and then added colour with copics.

Our current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking is

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Please remember to use a Hero Arts product as the main image. If you’re looking for more Hero Arts products, consider a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts CM131 Purr

Black pigment ink

Assorted copic markers

 

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Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia Thank You Card

Hi, it’s Sue here today with a new card. For this card, I used Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set. These Hero Arts color layering stamp sets are so easy to use, especially with a MISTI. I was hesitant to try them because I haven’t had the best results with other layering stamps. However, it’s really quite simple and the results are stunning – almost like I know what I’m doing!

Here’s my card

We’d love for you to join our Monthly Challenge, here at a2z Scrapbooking. Please be sure that a focal image makes use of a Hero Arts product. If you’re looking to add to your Hero Arts stash, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off.

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Supplies

Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia

Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites ink cubes

Of course, Hero Arts has created a specific ink cube collection, just for this stamp set – Hero Arts AF392 Fuchsia Layering ink cubes

Sequins

 

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Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia Thank You Card

Hi – it’s Sue here with a new card for today. This card was created with the current challenge at a2z Scrapbooking in mind. The current challenge is

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Won’t you join us for this challenge? Just remember, you need to feature a Hero Arts product on your card.

Here’s my card

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I tried a “new to me” technique using alcohol inks on vellum. I started by adding red alcohol ink with a little blending solution randomly with an applicator onto vellum. The varying intensities of colour add some “cool” shading. I initally used the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia stamp, white embossing powder on the reverse side of the vellum isn’t happy because the red colour seems quite muted. I was looking for a more vibrant red! So, I inked up another piece of vellum and heat embossed on top of the alcohol inked side of the vellum – much better. I fussy cut the flowers, removing the leaves. Here’s a close-up.

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I cut some leaves freehand from a grey/green scrap of cardstock. I felt that the card needed a bit more dimension, so I used an embossing folder with vertical stripes for the background. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set.

The a2z Scrapbooking etsy store is a great place for you to purchase Hero Arts supplies. When your cart reaches $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia

Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia

red alcohol ink

vellum

white embossing powder

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers Hello Friend Card

Living here in Vancouver, we’re used to rain during the winter months. This year, however, we’ve had colder than usual temperatures and more snow and ice that doesn’t seem to want to stay away. So, for my card today, I wanted to brighten things up and think SPRING!

Here’s my card

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My spirit was certainly brighten making this card with all the great Hero Arts inks. I kept adding flowers in different colours, sometimes overlapping them. I made a banner (because I wasn’t sure where to put my sentiment) with the sentiment.

We’d love for you to join our monthly challenge here. Please be mindful that you need to use a Hero Arts product as the focal element on your creation.

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The  a2z Scrapbooking etsy store is a great place to get your Hero  Arts supplies. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL862 Color Layerig Graphic Flowers

Hero Arts AF356 Kelly’s Flowers in Cubes

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites in Cubes

Hero Arts AF354 Jayne’s Fall Colors in Cubes

 

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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Coloured In with Copics

It’s Sue here with a new card.

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I thought that I’d try something different. Instead of using ink and the stamps to create my card, I added additional colour using copic markers. It changed the look of the stamps and seemed to add a bit of dimension and shading to the images. I chose to cluster the blooms and leaves towards the top of the card and balance it out with the sentiment near the bottom of the card. I completed the cards with a few sequins to add a bit of shine and sparkle.

We’d love for you to join our challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking. Please be sure to use at least ONE main Hero Arts product as the focal element.

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Need some Hero Arts products, come to the a2z Scrapbooking at Etsy shop. When you’re cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts CL943 Color Layering Bouquet

Hero Arts Tide Pool Shadow Ink

Hero Arts Lime Green Shadow Ink

Hero Arts Charcoal Shadow Ink

assorted Copic markers

assorted sequins

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Hero Arts Happy Mother’s Day Emboss Resist Card

This month at a2z Scrapbooking our monthly challenge is

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Sometimes I love having a theme or sketch before starting a card and sometimes I just like creating without a prompt. Which do you prefer? This month, I had an idea that of course, fits with this month’s challenge of Anything Goes. What often happens, is I have an idea and it doesn’t fit with a specific challenge and by the time an appropriate prompt comes along, I’ve forgotten what I was going to do!

I knew that I wanted to try an emboss resist card. I’ve seen a lot of them recently and was inspired by them.

Here’s my card

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I started by using the largest flower, stamping with Versamark ink, sprinkling on clear embossing powder and heat setting. I find that if I’m trying to stamp multiple images on my card, that I stamp, sprinkle on the embossing powder so that I can see where each image is stamped and can better place the next stamped image. I used distress inks (picked raspberry, blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon) applied with ink blending tools to add the colour. After I gave the ink plenty of time to dry, I added the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

Here’s a close-up

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I trimmed the panel down slightly, so that when applied to an A2 card, the panel had a narrow border. I added some sequins for a bit of sparkle.

We’d love for you to join us this month for our Anything Goes challenge. Please remember to use a Hero Arts product as the main focus.

The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day

Versamark ink

Clear embossing powder

Silver embossing powder

Sequins

 

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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely card

Now that Christmas has past, I am in the mood for a sparkle and shine kind of card today.

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I started with gold heat embossing the blooms and the sentiment. The leaves were stamped with one of Hero Arts ombre ink pads. It’s so easy to achieve dimension and interest with the ombre inks. Sure one could achieve similar results by stamping the image multiple time with different colour inks. However, with the ombre inks, you get different shades of a colour, all at once. Finished the card by matting with gold cardstock.

We’d love for you to join the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking

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Reminder that the focal image of your card needs to be a Hero Arts product.  The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount or from now till Dec 24, you’ll get free shipping (US domestic) for any order $50 or more, use code FreeShipping16.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Ombre Mint to Green Ink Pad

gold embossing powder

gold cardstock

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Hero Arts Color Layering Bouquet Thank You Card

What do you do when you’re not sure how to use a new stamp set? Why, check out the reverse side of the packaging and find inspiration! That’s what I did. I recently purchased Hero Arts CL943 Color Layering Bouquet and wasn’t sure how to line up the layers. I flipped over the packaging and I found visual instructions.

Here’s my card

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I followed the steps and created this. I love using the Hero Arts ink cubes (they come in a four pack) because they have done the colour-matching for me. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a piece of salmon-coloured cardstock.

We’d love for you to join the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking

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Reminder that the focal image of your card needs to be a Hero Arts product.  The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount or from now till Dec 24, you’ll get free shipping (US domestic) for any order $50 or more, use code FreeShipping16.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL943 Color Layering Bouquet

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites

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Hero Arts Lunch Box Notes Mini Cards

I think that the idea of adding a mini card to a child’s lunch box or even a significant other’s lunch would let them know that you care and love them. So this is what I created

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I used Hero Arts Lunch Box Notes stamp set and two colours of Hero Arts inks to add some dimension to the critters. The sentiments, also from the same stamp set used black ink. To focus on the main panel, I matted them with black. I looked around for some scraps of printed paper that coordinated with the stamped image to complete the 3″ x 3″ cards. Wouldn’t your kids or your partner love to find one of these in their lunches?

 

We’d love for you to join us at this month’s challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking.

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Reminder that the focal image of your card needs to be a Hero Arts product.  The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL939 Lunch Box Notes

Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites

Hero Arts AF362 Tami’s Mint Chip

black ink

scraps of printed paper

 

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Hero Arts Fight Like A Girl Card

Hi. It’s Sue. Yes, I know, Breast Cancer Awareness month was October. It’s now November! However, as more and more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s not just something that we remember one month a year. A co-worker’s mom was just diagnosed. I thought of her as I created this card.

Uses Hero Arts Happy Mother's Day and Dare to Dream stamp sets.

I started by gold embossing flowers on vellum from Hero Arts Happy Mother’s Day stamp set. I then fussy cut them and added color with Copic markers.

I found a patterned paper that complemented the flowers and cut a 2.25″ strip. I used gold embossing for the sentiment from Hero Arts Dare to Dream stamp set.

When I adhered the flowers – two are directly adhered to the card and one is popped up with dimensionals.

I added a few sequins to add a bit of sparkle.

 

We’d love for you to join us at this month’s challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking.

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Reminder that the focal image of your card needs to be a Hero Arts product.  The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day

Hero Arts CL925 Dare to Dream

gold embossing powder

watermark ink

sequins

 

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