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CAS with Brush & Splatter Digital Stamps

Good morning crafty friends, Amy here to share with you my recent make using two Digital Sets from Hero Arts. In keeping with the CAS Challenge this month, I made a card using Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Set and Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Set. I love mixing and matching  and coloring digital sets- a great way to make the most out of your stamp sets!

May 10th

I used the brushstrokes from the Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Set and changed the colors to Purple and Green using my Photo Software. Then I layered the Heart from the same set over it.  Finished with the sentiment from the Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Set. Printed it onto White cardstock and adhered it onto some red and black cardstock and finished with red enamel dots.

I added some Wink of Stella to the heart for added shimmer and voila a fun and easy card that is sure to brighten someone’s day!

May 10th Shimmery Heart

and here is the inside with another sentiment from the

Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Set:

May 10th Inside

Supplies used:

 Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Set

Hero Arts Say It In Pieces Digital Set

White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Red Cardstock

Red Enamel Dots

Wink of Stella

If you are in need of any crafty items from the a2z Scrapbooking store, feel free to use promo code Amy15 at the checkout to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping)

I sure hope I’ve inspired you to enter our  CAS Challenge  this month and try all the fun Digital Sets that Hero Arts carries. Just remember layering with png files is super easy- just have fun with it!

Happy Craftin’!

Amy


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Sew Stylish!

Hi Crafty friends, Amy here, to share with you how to dress up your digital Images with a little distressing, ink and embellies from your stash.

Sew Stylish

I used  images from the Hero Arts Make Your Own DK016 and Hero Arts Sew Crafty DK027 Digital sets. These sets are both jam packed with crafty goodness! So much to use and work with.

I printed the Stylish Ladies from the Hero Arts Make Your Own DK016  set in Sepia onto white cardstock and trimmed around the image and distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool and then inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I adhered this to a piece of scrap from my stash that looked like fabric to me and distress the edges of that too. Both pieces were mounted onto Kraft cardstock cut to 4.24×5.5′ and made into a top fold card.

I then used a Chipboard Dressform I had in my stash and covered it in Gesso and then brushed on some “Scarab Beetle” Twinkling H20’s which lends a vintage feel and color to it. Some Ivory Mesh and Rose Ribbon and gold pearls from my stash finish it off.

Sew Stylish Dressform

Next I printed the a sentiment to tie my theme all together from the Hero Arts Make Your Own DK016 set and mounted inked the edges with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I printed and cut out a spool of thread from the Hero Arts Sew Crafty DK027 set which I colored in with my Spectrum Noir Markers.

Sew Stylish Sideview

There you have it, a shabby chic card made using Hero Arts Digital Images, a little distressing and some embellies from your stash!

SUPPLIES

Hero Arts Make Your Own DK016

Hero Arts Sew Crafty DK027

Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

  Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Kraft cardstock

Gesso

“Scarab Beetle” Twinkling H20’s

Chipboard Dressform

Ivory Mesh Ribbon

Rose Ribbon

Gold Pearls

Spectrum Noir Markers

If you are in need of any crafty items from the a2z Scrapbooking store, feel free to use promo code Amy15 at the checkout to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping)

Happy Craftin’!

Amy


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Thank you Wreath!

Hi crafty friends, Amy here with a little Spring Wreath to share with you.

In keeping with our Watercolor Challenge this month, I turned a Christmas Wreath into a Spring Thank You card!

I used CL907 Layering Wreath and used the flowers in the set to make it a Spring Wreath! The matching dies are on sale here in the shop!

April 10

I started by spritzing some Dylusions Spray in Pure Sunshine onto Mixed Media Cardstock. Once that was dry, I stamped the wreath using the green from AF324 Kelly’s Outdoor Inks Set  and Hero Arts Lime Green. Then I stamped the flowers from the set using the Pink and Blue from  AF324 Kelly’s Outdoor Inks Set and Hero Arts Grape Juice.I finished with the bow in Hero Arts Red Royal, because what’s a wreath without a bow???? hehe I added a sentiment from Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments” (Retired). I glued the base down onto some Orange Recollections Cardstock.

April 10 Image

There, a fun and vibrant Thank you card….you can never have too many of those. ;o)

SUPPLIES:

CL907 Layering Wreath

Dylusions Spray in Pure Sunshine

Mixed Media Cardstock

AF324 Kelly’s Outdoor Inks Set  

Hero Arts Lime Green

Hero Arts Grape Juice

Hero Arts Red Royal

 Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments” (Retired)

Recollections Orange Cardstock

If you are in need of any crafty items from the a2z Scrapbooking store, feel free to use promo code Amy15 at the checkout to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping)

Happy Craftin’!

Amy


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What’s the Word, Bird?

NOTICE: It looks like we’re having a bit of trouble with our InLinkz Link-up on our blog. It seems to have a mind of its own and disappeared from the side-bar. However, it found a home on the first day of March here. The DT are trying to put it back where it came from, but until you see it in the usual place on the top right side, you’ll be able to enter here.

Good morning crafty Friends!

Amy here with a lil’ card using some Mixed Media Techniques and the  versatile Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch set and matching Hero Arts Color Layering Bird Frame Cuts.

Mar 29

I started with a 5 inch squared piece of Mixed Media Cardstock. I layered Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Broken Glass and Abandoned Coral) for my background’s first layer. Next, I layered stencils (TCW Well Rounded, TCW Cubist) using Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. I spritzed with water for another layer.

Next, using my Misti, I started on my layered bird. I used Hero Arts Lemon Yellow Mid-tone Ink for my base, then used Hero Arts Red Royal Mid-tone Ink for the second layer. Hero Arts Navy Mid-tone Ink finished off the third layer of the bird. I used Hero Arts Brown Bark Dye Ink for the legs. I then cut them out using the coordinating Hero Arts Color Layering Bird Frame Cuts to cut out the lil’ guy.

I layered some black and neon pink cardstocks and adhered my Background piece. I then stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch set with Hero Arts Black Dye Ink. I attached the birdie with 3D foam tape and added some white enamel dots from my stash.

Mar 29 side

I also stamped the flowers from the set onto the inside using Hero Arts Soft Lilac Shadow Ink and Hero Arts Grape Juice Mid-tone Ink and cut it out with the coordinating die.

mar 29 inside

 SUPPLIES

Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch set

  Hero Arts Color Layering Bird Frame Cuts

Mixed Media Cardstock

Distress Inks

TCW Well Rounded Stencil

TCW Cubist Stencil

Misti

 Hero Arts Lemon Yellow Mid-tone Ink

 Hero Arts Red Royal Mid-tone Ink

Hero Arts Navy Mid-tone Ink

 Hero Arts Brown Bark Dye Ink

Hero Arts Black Dye Ink

3D Foam Tape

Hero Arts Soft Lilac Shadow Ink

 Hero Arts Grape Juice Mid-tone Ink

White Enamel Dots

If you are in need of any crafty items from the a2z Scrapbooking store, feel free to use promo code Amy15 at the checkout to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping)

Don’t forget to enter this month’s challenge: EMBOSSING

Happy Craftin’!

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LOL! Shaker Card

NOTICE: It looks like we’re having a bit of trouble with our InLinkz Link-up on our blog. It seems to have a mind of its own and disappeared from the side-bar. However, it found a home on the first day of March here. The DT are trying to put it back where it came from, but until you see it in the usual place on the top right side, you’ll be able to enter here.

Good morning crafty Friends!

I’m here to share a lil’ shaker card using Hero Arts CL737 “LOL” Stamp set.  Just love this set! Seems everyone has a cell phone these days…even taught my mom to text last year…fun experience! LOL! Got easier once she learned to use the space button. hehehe. Now I just get a bunch of emoji’s. LOL!

March 10 Cell phone card

I started by embossing the cell phone with black embossing powder and Versamark and heat setting. I then cut it out and cut out the window inside…as this will be for my  shaker portion. Then using Hero Arts Ombre Inks I stamped sentiments and emoji’s from the set.

Then I assembled my base card with DP as I wanted it then got to assembling the Shaker portion. I used foam tape to give it the dimension and keep the sequins inside.

March 10 assembly

And here’s it is all put together

March 10 Side

Here’s the inside using a sentiment from Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” (retired) with some “Pool to Navy” Ombre Ink

March 10 cell

Supplies:
Hero Arts CL737 “LOL” Stamp set
Hero Arts Cl342- Everyday Sayings (retired)
Hero Arts Ombre Inks- Lilac to Grape Purple & Pool to Navy
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Wow! Embossing Powder- Ebony
White Cardstock
DP from Pink Paislee “Hello Sunshine” Collection
acetate sheet
Foam Tape
Enamel dots and sequins from my stash

If you are in need of any crafty items from the a2z Scrapbooking store, feel free to use promo code Amy15 at the checkout to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping)

Don’t forget to enter this month’s challenge: EMBOSSING

Happy Craftin’!

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Winged Friends

Happy  Valentine’s Day everyone!

Today, I’m here to share with you a Journal Page using the

Hero Arts Digital Download: Winged Friends.

Feb 14 Journal

I started by creating my background with Neocolor II Crayons and then used an Alpha stencil and Ranger Texture Paste for dimension. I added some more texture to my background with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink and Hero Arts Map Grid Stencil . Be sure to let the ink dry before moving on. I also used a Heidi Swapp Stencil and Black acrylic paint for some different shapes. But you can you use any stencil- Check out the great selection here. I stamped a retired Script stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink

Feb 14 Butterfly

For the butterfly and dragonfly, I started by printing them onto tissue paper- do this by taping the tissue to the back of a piece of cardstock and printing- I then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them. I made the Butterfly bigger and brighter as  I wanted it to be my focal point. I then glued them using Ranger Matte Medium. I finished by edging the images with Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen and doodling with a White Signo Gel Pen.

Feb 14 Dragonfly

I hope I’ve inspired you to have some fun with Mixed Media. :o)

Supplies:

Hero Arts Digital Download: Winged Friends

Strathmore Visual Mixed Media Journal

Liquitex White Gesso

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Hero Arts Map Grid Stencil

Ranger Texture Paste

Ranger Matte Medium

Neocolor II Crayons

Spectrum Noir Markers

Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen

White Signo Gel Pen

Jet Black Archival Ink

If you are in need of any Crafty items from the a2z Scrapbooking store feel free to use promo code Amy15 at the checkout to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping excluded)

Don’t forget to enter this month’s challenge: Masking.

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Amy


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Hibiscus for you!

Happy Wednesday Crafty friends!

I’m super excited to share my first crafty make with y’all as a DT member for A2Z Scrapbooking! :o)

Today I have a card set I made using Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus CL868 Clear Stamps and it ties in with this month’s Challenge- MASKING!

Feb 10 set

If you use your MISTI you can mass produce these lil’ cards in no time! Plus Hero Arts Layering Stamps are super easy to line up! The color combinations are limitless, especially if you use Hero Arts Shadow Inks– they have different tones that are perfect for Layering as they have a range of colors that are complimentary to each other!

I stamped the Hibiscus Flowers, then created a Mask with Post-It Note paper so that I can have them overlapping. I stamped the sentiments next and finished with some enamel dots.

Here’s a close up of a few of the different cards using Sentiments from Year Round Sentiments– They are retired, but I love this sentiment set!Feb 10 Purple card

 

Feb 10 red card

This lil’ card set makes a great gift or use them to send a lil’ Happy Mail Love to that special someone.  Hero Arts has great Card/Envelope Sets that makes this easy peasy!

Supplies:

Hero Arts Floral Mix Layering Papers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Hero Arts Shadow Inks

Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus CL868 Clear Stamps

My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots

Feel free to use promo code Amy15 at check out to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (shipping not included), so go, shop, shop away! :o)

Don’t forget to enter this month’s challenge: Masking.

Wait, there’s more A2Z Scrapbooking is also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these social media sites, so you don’t  miss out on any future promotions, Challenges and inspiration!

Amy