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Color Layering Tiger Lily – a Monochromatic Card

Hi! It’s Sue here today. It’s with some sadness that I write that this will be my last post here at a2z Scrapbooking as I’ve decided to step down from this wonderful team of talented and supportive card makers. Now that I’ve retired from my “real” job, I feel that I need to try some new things – not quite sure what they are though, LOL!

Here’s my card for today

I was inspired by this month’s “monochrome” challenge and wondered if I could create a monochromatic card. I started with the Scrollwork Stencil, spiced marmalade distress ink and an ink blending tool. I stamped off once to get a more muted tone of orange onto the upper left corner of my card base. I stamped all three layers of the tiger lily using three orange inks (they will be listed below) using my MISTI and then fussy cut the flowers. On a scrap of orange cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and cut it into a banner. When assembling the card, I decided to pop the middle bloom up on dimensionals. I think that I did OK with my all orange card.

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Cheers using Sugartree Stamps Mr & Mrs digital kit

Hi! It’s Sue. I have a new card for you. Its a card that could be used for a variety of occasions – celebrations, anniversaries, weddings, new homes, new boat. I kept the colors monochromatic, in line with the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking.

Here’s my card

I printed the “cups” digital stamp and the “cheers” sentiment digital stamp from Sugartree Stamps KN005 Mr & Mrs digital kit with my inkjet printer onto cardstock. Sugartree Stamps digital kits are available exclusively at a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. I trimmed the panel to just smaller than an A2 card. I added color to the champagne flutes using Copic markers C2 and C3. I had watched people use the “flick” technique with Copics and gave that a try. I flicked from the edges of the flutes, towards the centers. I started with C2, added C3 and went over that again with C2. I think it looks like the light is shining through the champagne.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Sugartree Stamps Hug in a Mug and Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hi! It’s Sue here today. It’s the start of Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Coffee Hop today. I made a card using a digital kit from Sugartree Stamps, which is exclusively available at a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. Here’s my card.

I copied the “iced coffee” stamp onto a word document twice. I sized them, so one would be larger than the other and flipped the larger one (so the straw would be on the right).  I printed them twice – once on regular printer paper and once on cardstock. I carefully fussy cut the printer paper one and then using patterned paper, cut the body of the cup and the coffee sleeve (which I’ve recently learned is called a zarf), using the printer paper outline as a template. I also fussy cut the cardstock iced coffee images. I adhered the printed paper to the coffee cups and added some color and shading with Copic markers. For the background, I used a mini stencil from Tim Holtz’s Mini Stencil set 3, which is a mini version of his Splatters stencil, and ground espresso distress ink, applied with an ink blending tool on a kraft card panel. The sentiment, from the same digital kit was printed onto natural cardstock, trimmed and adhered to the card panel. I adhered the large cup and popped up the small cup for a bit of dimension.

FREE Digi for Coffee Lovin’ Cardmakers

Sweet Tea Digital Stamp

In celebration of the hop we are giving away a free, not yet released, digital stamp from Sugartree Stamps to anyone and everyone who signs up for our new monthly newsletter during the hop. Click Here to sign up and your digi download will come to your email!

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My teammates have created some coffee/tea/hot cocoa pretty cool inspirations for you too.  Take a look.

Arlene

Cindy

Kristina

 

Need stamps for your hop projects? The a2z scrapbooking store has several coffee/tea related digital stamps available for instant download!

 

Sugartree Stamps - Hug in a Mug
Sugartree Stamps – Hug in a Mug
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a2z
Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digi
Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digi
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes
Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Cooking Fun
Hero Arts Cooking Fun
Where to buy:
a2z

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

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Sugartree Stamps KN002 Hug in a Mug Shaped Card

Hi! Sue here with a new card to show you today. Since the monthly challenge at a2z Scrapbooking is “Shape Shift”, I thought that I’d join in the fun and create a card that isn’t the typical rectangular shape.

Here’s my card

I printed out the “to go cup” stamp onto cardstock using my inkjet printer. I added color with Copic markers. Through trial and error, I have found that alcohol based markers do not make my printer ink bleed while water based markers do make my printer ink bleed. I fussy cut out the image. I then made a top-folding card and carefully traced the to go cup, making sure that there was a bit of overhang of the top of the cup. I carefully cut out the card base. When complete, I found that I had to do a bit of trimming so that the card base didn’t peek out from behind the to go cup. I couldn’t figure out where to put a sentiment, so my card is sentiment-less, at least on the outside.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Sugartree Stamps Mothers KN003 Digital Kit Mother’s Day Card

Have you seen the new digital stamps by Sugartree Stamps available only at the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store? Well, I’m using one for my card today and it’s just in time for Mothers’ Day, which is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 13th. Here’s my card

I started by printing out the Floral Border 2 image onto cardstock, using my inkjet printer. I sized it so that it would be the front panel of an A2 card. I added color with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I printed out the “Happy Mothers Day” stamp onto cardstock, again with my inkjet printer. I made two tags, using Stampin’ Up’s Ornate Tag Topper punch. I added the sentiment, matted with purple, to the green tag. I matted the entire card panel onto black cardstock make the card panel “pop”.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Digital Kit Thank You Card

Hi there! It’s Sue here with a new card for you to see. I’ve been gradually learning how to use digital kits for my cards. It’s interesting to see that the more you use them, the easier it is. Imagine that!

Here’s my card

I used the large sunflower-like card. I printed it out on cardstock, added color with Copic markers and fussy cut the image. I wanted to create a background so that the flower would “pop”. I started with an A2 card panel (4.25″ x 5.5″) of 96 lb bristol because I knew that I would be adding some water. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in blue/teal colors and scribbled on the bristol. I used a water brush to blend the colors. I kept adding scribbles and blending until I was happy with the panel. For the sentiment, I used another digital kit, printed out the sentiment and added a black mat.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Dragonfly Fancy – Be Happy Card

Hi! Nice to see you here. It’s Sue and I have a new card for you. I get mesmerized by dragonflies in nature. I love how they dart around and I love how they shimmer in the sunlight. I tried to capture some of the shimmer and sparkle of a dragonfly using sparkly teal cardstock for the outline and silver shimmer cardstock for the solid dragonfly background.

For the background of the card, I tried distress oxides for the first time. I understood that it was important to dry each layer completely before adding a new layer. It’s a unique property of the distress oxides. I started with glossy cardstock and distress oxides (salty ocean, broken china and faded jeans). Using an acrylic sheet, I smooshed each of the distress oxides and spritzed water. I dipped the glossy paper into the puddles of color. I then used my heat tool to dry the panel. I repeated the process a few times, until I was happy with the result. By drying each layer, the addition of new oxide ink and water, doesn’t re-activate the underlying layer, so you’re able to layer the colors. I felt that the background looked like the sky with some clouds.

I used dimensionals to pop the dragonfly up on the background. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Special Birthday Digital kit.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Hybrid Card – Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil and Digital Kits

Hi! This is Sue and I have a hybrid card for you today. What’s a hybrid card, you ask – well it’s a combination of using traditional paper crafting supplies, like stencils, stamps and digital images. Here’s my card.

For my card, I used a Hero Arts stencil with distress inks (cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, salty ocean). For the fish, I used a Hero Arts digital kit – DK039 Beach Adventure. I adjusted the size of the fish and printed them out with my inkjet printer. I added colour with Copic markers and fussy cut them. For the sentiment, I used another Hero Arts digital kit – DK116 Special Birthday, which I cut into a banner and matted with blue cardstock.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Words of Love Digital Kit – Another Valentine’s Card

Hi! It’s Sue here. Yes, yes – I know. Valentine’s Day was a couple of weeks ago. I just couldn’t resist making one more card. After all, I’ll be ahead of schedule for Valentine’s Day 2019 – well, as long as I can find the card! LOL!

Here’s my card

I used the “heart candy” digital stamp. I sized the two candies, changed the colour to gray from black and copied and pasted multiple times to create a sugar sweet background. I printed this with my inkjet printer and added colour with Copics. The sentiment is from the same digital kit and tried to match the colour of the print with one of the colours of the candies.

OK, going to put the Valentine’s things away until next year!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Digital Birthday Bash DK014

Hi! Sue here with a new card for you today. I’ve been trying out some Hero Arts digital kits available at the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. I copy and paste the digital file into MS Word, size the image and print on cardstock. I add color with Copic markers. I tried using other markers. However, I’ve learned that with my inkjet printer, water based markers make the ink bleed. So, alcohol markers, it is.

Here’s my card

I printed out both “text balloons black” and “word is out black” and cut them to size. I matted both panels with colored cardstock, matching a couple of the balloons.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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 with-in the shop.