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Watercolor butterfiles

Hello everyone, Monica here to share my last card for the April Challenge. Use you favorite Hero Arts products. For this card I kept with my theme of the embossing powders, I can’t seem to get enough of the pearl and black glitter!

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I started by inking the butterfly stamp with some Tombow markers and spritzing with water before stamping. Once I had all the butterflies stamped I sprayed the card with more water to get the color to drip a little down the card. After the water was dry I used the layer of the butterfly to emboss in the pearl powder. Then I added the sentiment embossed with the black sparkle powder.

butterfly watercolor

I’m happy with how the card turned out even with the splatter of orange by the green!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- CL867  (medium butterfly), CM136 (sentiment), PW118 and PW120

Misc- Watercolor paper, Tombow markers, Versa mark Ink


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Happy Easter

Hello all and happy Wednesday! The week is half over and I know my boys are excited as they have no school Friday! I can’t believe Easter is this weekend already… I’m not prepared! I’ve only done one Easter card and it was for today’s post.

I used an older stamp and cut set with my embossing powder since it’s one of my favorites… well since I’ve gotten my hands on it! I just love the pearl look. After I embossed the eggs I used some watercolor markers to color the eggs. I added some color to my back ground with ink sponging. I die cut three of my eggs and adhered them to the cardbase. I finished with stamping my sentiment from another older set (one of my faves) that has a lot of wonderful sentiments!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts – DI073 (Retired Eggs) CL498 ( Retired Celebrate Everyday)

Pearl Embossing powder

Forever Green

Sea Glass

Misc- watercolor cardstock, watercolor brush markers (Artist Loft)


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Lovely Peacock

Hello lovely crafters! Monica here to share a card I made for the Stencil challenge.

peacock

I started with stamping and die cutting the peacock image. I layed the stencil down and added some ink, then moved it slightly to ink with another color. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment, adhered my peacock, sequins and clear dots.

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Supplies:
Hero Arts- Color Layering Peacock and Dies, Spiral Petal Stencil, AF394 (Navy, Lemon Yellow, Deep Ocean, Emerald Green)
Distress Inks- Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron


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Corner Birthdays

Today I’m sharing 2 cards I made. I am on the hospitality committee for the PTA at my boys school. We provide a meal once a month for the staff and like to celebrate the staff birthdays too. I’m in charge of making the cards and someone else brings the birthday treats. We only have 2 birthdays this month, but I still kept it super simple.

corner birthday

I stamped the images on both cards then colored. I used the same yellow, green and brown shades on both cards. Adding pink and purple for a more feminine feel on one and keeping the other in more primary tones.I also traced the birthday sentiment in a pink glitter pen for a little sparkle.

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There is still plenty of time to join our stencil challenge this month for a chance to win! If you’ve messed our special incentive this month, we are also offering a gift card for the blog comments! You will be entered for each days comment you leave and we will have a random drawing for our luck winner!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- Irreverent Birthday, black ink

Copics, cardstock, glitter pen


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Happy Birthday

Hello and happy almost end of February! I can’t believe it’s almost over already, but then I’m ready for spring. This card was made for a co-worker of mine. For about two weeks I she just kept saying ” OMG y’all, I’m going to be 24 on my birthday! I’m getting old…” (She’s the youngest in the office, so we gave her a hard time.) I used the sentiment “OMG you are so old” on the inside. Must be nice to just be turning 24… 😉

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I stamped three of the images multiple times on the card and colored them with copics. Added my sentiment under the images and then used some stickles on the flames. This card is pretty quick and would be great to make a set to have on hand or to give as a gift.

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Supplies:
Black Ink
Copics
Stickles
Heavy cardstock


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What’s the word, Bird?

Hello all, my card today is for the birds! 😉 I’m feeling a little springy lately with the change in weather here in central IL. Tuesday we hit 60, 3 inches of snow Wednesday and 60 again Saturday. The warmer weather inspired me with my card.

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First I stamped the bird and then lined the branch up with his foot. I wanted more a few more branches and then added the flowers and leaves. Added the sentiment at the bottom over lapped with some of the flowers. Once I had everything stamped I trimmed done the panel and adhered it to the cardbase with some pattern papers layered under it. Finished it with some sequins and Nuvo.

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Below is a closer look at my color layered bird. I attempted to make him look like a Robin… using caramel and soft brown for the first layer, soft granite for the second and black for the last layer.

whats-the-word-bird

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- CL866 Color Layering Bird, Caramel, Soft Brown, Soft Granite, Black, Cup O’Joe, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, and Forever Green

Misc- cardstock, pattern paper, Doodle Bug sequins, Nuvo drops


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Valentine

Hello hello hello! Hope everyone is doing well and ready start the second month of 2017. I can’t believe January is already almost over. I’m working on Valentine’s Day cards since it’s a few short weeks away.

valentine

I used some distress inks to color my background and then made a stencil using the die. I placed is randomly on the watercolor base and used some distress glaze to create a barrier. I then sprayed the panel heavily with water and took it paper towels to soak up the water to lighten up the color.

I used my scraps from the the original panel to die cut some smaller heart to scatter on the card. I heat embossed part of my sentiment and die cut the other with black card stock. Once all my elements were on the panel, I adhered it to a glittered cardbase and added Wink of Stella to the die cut word.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- DI179, PW120, DC132

Distress ink- Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Seedless Preserves

Black Wink of Stella


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Flutter

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening… which ever it may be for you! I don’t know about you, but we’ve had abnormal weather in IL for January. The wind was so bad the other day I hard a real hard time trying to open the door when I left work! ( A little embarrassing, but no joke!)  Between the wind and the 50 degree weather I almost feel like springtime. Anywho…. my card feels very spring like so maybe the weather put me in the mood!

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I stamped my butterflies on a panel and used the pearl embossing powder to the larger butterfly. (I’m going to be honest and tell you this was going to be a one layer card, but I kinda dropped my ink pad on it so had to re-think my design.) 😉 Once the butterflies were stamped I used my trimmer to cut a straight line up to the wings form the top and bottom. Then using my detail scissors to cut around the wings. I then used my sentiment stamp to do a tone on tone stamping on the yellow panel. I trimmed a little piece off of the butterfly panel to break up the card front a little bit. After the yellow panel was adhered to the cardbase, I added the little strip to the yellow panel and popped the bigger strip up on foam tape.

Here is a better look at the pearl embossed powder, it’s such a pretty powder!yellow-flutter-closeup

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

                                              Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

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Supplies:

CL867- color layering butterflies

Mint Julep, Sea Glass and Tide Pool inks

White Satin Pearl embossing powder


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Ornament Tile

Hello all, Monica here today to share a project I made to the December theme…

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I decided to try something new (at least for me) and heat emboss on a ceramic tile. I could use a little more practice and work on the details,  but I still like the way it turned out. I wiped the surface and added some anti-static powder, even though powder stuck where I didn’t really want it too.

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I tried to carefully wipe away as much powder as I could from where I didn’t want it. I then started to heat it up with my embossing gun. The heating portion did take longer than it does on paper, since I’m working on a tile. I finished it off by adding a piece of cork on the back to protect any surface that I may lay it on.

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I tried to get  close up, so you could see the sparkle from the embossing powder. This is a lot of fun and I think I know what I’ll be making for some gifts in the future!

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Supplies:
                     Ornament stamps (Retired)
   Tile and VersaMark ink


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Tree Tag

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Hello friends! Monica here stopping in to share a little tag I made for our December challenge.

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I die cut my tree out of some scrap green paper I had  lying on my desk. I also used some scrap pieces of cardstock for the embellishments. Once everything was adhered to the tag I added some Nuvo for the accents.

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If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code MONICA15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions! You can also chose to request a custom order if there is something you don’t see in the store.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- Color Layering DI130

Nuvo drops