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Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely Card

Hi! It’s Sue with a new card for you. This card is totally out of my comfort zone. I typically prefer clean and simple cards, with lots of white space. This card – no “white space”.

I started by stamping all over a card panel with Versamark; added white embossing powder and heat set with my heat tool. I smooshed some ink on an acrylic sheet and picked up some ink with a water brush. I added colour somewhat deliberately to the flowers and a bit more randomly for the remainder of the card front.  I tried to keep the colours somewhat separate as I was a bit worried that some colours blended together might not result in a “pretty” colour. I matted the card with a nice blue and added some sequins for a bit of shine and sparkle.

Here’s a close-up

We’d love for you to join us at our current monthly challenge where we challenge you to use your favourite Hero Arts stamp or die or ink or stencil.

Do you need some Hero Arts products? Check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes (orchid, passion flower)

Hero Arts Lucy’s Floral Favorites (butter bar, green hills)

Hero Arts Poppy Layering ink cubes (pale tomato)

Hero Arts Kelly’s Flowers ink cubes (ultra pink, emerald green, tide pool)

Hero Arts Desert Sun Bold ink cubes (tangerine)

Hero Arts Sky Blue Dye ink cubes (soft pool)

Versamark ink

white embossing powder

sequins

 

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Hero Arts CL867 Color Layering Butterflies Card

Hi – Sue here with a new card for you.

Here’s my card

I’m really enjoying the Hero Arts Ink Cubes – less of an investment and with each collection, you get 4 colours. I used many collections, listed below to create the card. I focused on using two shades of the same colour for each of the butterflies. It seemed like it was a bit too plain so I put some of the ink on an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and the flicked some of the ink onto the card for a splatter-like look. This is a nice work-around when you don’t have any sprays. It added just a bit of interest to the background.

 

There are a few days left for you to join us this month for our

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Please be sure that your focal image uses a Hero Arts product. If you’re looking for Hero Arts products, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart reaches $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off.

 

Supplies

Hero Arts CL867 Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts AF356 Kelly’s Flowers ink cubes (Ultra Pink)

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites ink cubes  (Soft Cantaloupe)

Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes (Passion Flower, Orchid)

Hero Arts AF391 Desert Sun Bold ink cubes (Tangerine)

Hero Arts AF375 Rose Petals Ink Cubes (Bubble Gum)

Hero Arts AF362 Tami’s Mint Chip ink cubes (Soft Brown)

 

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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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