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Hero Arts Layering Hydrangea summery cards with Erica

Hello!

Erica on the blog today with a couple of summery cards. The summer here is awful, too much rain and not enough sunshine. Not that it matters in the craft room though and I sure made up for it with these cards!

I started out by getting the Hero Arts Layering Hydrangea stamp (it’s sold out in the shop but can be obtained easily) and lots of different ink colours. One thing I always do when I have a new layering stamp is try out lots and lots, and I really mean loooooots, of colour combinations to see which ones I like the best. I ended up with quite a few flowers and leaves I must admit. Perhaps a few more than I actually needed but oh well, one must take one for the team sometimes.

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When I finally stopped stamping I got the Hero Arts Coordinating Frame Cut out and cut out all the flowers and leaves. I decided to add little enamel accents in the middle of all the flowers in complimenting colours and set these aside to dry.

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Then it was time to start looking at backgrounds and I thought it would be nice to do some ink blending on them with the Long Leaves Stencil (also sadly, out of stock but can be ordered). I got two Distress Oxide inks out in green shades, Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint, and got to work! Using soft movements and not a lot of ink, I blended away until I was happy with the results.

Next I spread out all the flowers and picked three in the same colour family, one with blue-green colours and one with pink-red colours. These I glued together on the back to make sure they didn’t move and then carefully I added leaves in places where I thought it would look the most natural. My inner florist and flower lover took a lot of pleasure in this process. I LOVE flowers!

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To finish these cards off was quite easy as most of the time consuming bits had already been done at this point. I might have done the bunches a bit too big as it was a bit tricky to get the whole shebang onto the card without the leaves sticking out too much, despite using 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” card bases. Oops, eh?

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In order to show that this layout is quite versatile, I decided to put different sentiments on them both. I stamped up ‘Happy Birthday’ on a small white banner in blue Distress Oxide ink. This stamp is from a Hero Arts stamp set called Hero Arts Balloon Animal Birthday .

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On the pink card I simply cut out the word ‘thanks’ in gold glitter card stock, using a Lawn Fawn die. This I adhered to the card using glossy accents. I tried to leave the cards quite simple and let the flowers speak for themselves as they make quite a lot of impact on their own.

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Here are the cards now and that is it from me for today. I hope I have inspired you to get your layering stamps out, try different colour combinations and make your own version of these.

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That’s it from me for today. Happy crafting from

Erica

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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 Erica15 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts I’m a Puffer For You Birthday Fishes Card

Hi! Sue here with another card for you. When I saw this stamp set, I knew that I had to have it. I mean, the images are so cute and I loved the somewhat “punny” sentiments.

Here’s my card

I stamped the three fish, using a permanent black ink onto watercolour paper. I then added colour using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used two different colours per fish. I found that if I lightly spritzed the images with some water before applying the colour, that the colours blended better. I fussy-cut the fish and added some googly eyes – improvement, right? For the background, I smooshed distress inks (tumbled glass, salty ocean) onto watercolour paper. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I popped the purple fish up with dimensionals to add a bit of variety.

 

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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 within the shop.

 

 

 

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Birthday Fishes | Hero Arts Puffer for You

Hero Arts Puffer to You

How cute are puffer fish? They’re up there with sea horses on my favorite fish list, all though I don’t think I’ve ever seen a puffed puffer, have you?

I used the new Hero Arts I’m a Puffer for You stamp set to create a a bright and cheery underwater scene. You could totally use a rainbow of non-traditional bright / neon colors for the fish, but I loved the look of the orange yellow so much I went with it for all of them. After I stamped and colored all the puffers where I wanted them I arranged a semi-random pattern of waves and bubbles, before stamping and heat embossing my sentiment on top. To finish I splashed some wink of stella droplets over the whole thing for a glimmering water look. A full list of supplies used can be found below.

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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 KRISINA15 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Puffer For You
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
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Three Tier Cake with Produce And Seeds

Hi,

I am sharing a three tier cake shaped card today.  There is no need for cutting die nor template for this card.  I’ll show you a small tutorial on how to create the card base.  Just read on….

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Trim white card stock into 4 by 10 rectangle panel.  Crease at mid point and fold into card base.

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Use ruler and mark out cake shape and trim away the excess.  Horizontal interval from top 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch, and 2 1/2 inch.  Vertical spacing top tier, cut away 1 inch from each side.  Cut away 1/2 inch from each side for middle tier.

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Mask and stamp various images as cake decorations.

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After all the images are stamped, I colored in the berries with coloring pencils, and embellished with Nuvo drops.  For some shine I added Sprinkled Sugar on the strawberries and Wink of Stella on the raspberries.  For the cake top I stamped the strawberries on another piece of card stock, color, trim, and adhere to card.  I have also rounded the corners of the cake layers.  This cake could be for birthday or wedding, I left the inside blank until at such time I need to use it.  🙂

Here’a close up.

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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 insert your code here 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Special Birthday Digital Kit DK116 Take Shape Card

Hi! It’s Sue and I have a new card to show you. It would be a good card to enter in the current monthly challenge at a2z Scrapbooking. More about the current challenge, later.

Here’s my card

I started with the sentiment, from a Hero Arts digital kit (details below). I’m still not very good at using digital stamps. However, I did figure out how to change the colour, from the standard black to a nice royal blue and print it on cardstock. Then, using a Hero Arts stencil (details below), distress inks (picked raspberry, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, peacock feathers and wilted violet) and ink daubers, I randomly inked up the stars around the sentiment. It seems kind of festive, to me – don’t you think? I was at a loss what to do next. Then, I remembered this month’s challenge and die cut the panel into a large circle. Using a larger circle die, I cut the purple mat and the circle card – just be sure to remember to “overlap” one edge of the circle, beyond the fold of the card or you’ll end up with two circles, instead of a circle card – don’t ask me how I know this!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts – Killer Birthday

Hello everyone Monica here today with another shark card.  I loved Kristina’s card with her beautifully blended background and I agree the sentiments with this set are great! I went with a little added dimension with my shark, water and clouds.

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I used some distress oxide ink to color the middle layer of water. Then I used an old wave border punch on the distressed cardstock and vellum. The top layer of vellum is cut slightly larger than the cardstock, so that I could wrap the edges around to adhere in the back. I stamped my shark twice colored one layer gray and used an Exacto blade to cut the mouth out. Then only colored the mouth of the second shark.

I started putting the card together by adhering the fist layer of vellum wave and the shark layer with only the mouth. The top layer of waves and shark were adhered with foam tape. I added some die cut clouds to the sky to finish the card.

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It’s a little hard to see the depth in the card, but I think the 11 year old who will receive it will get a kick out of it. We hope he has a killer birthday!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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 monica15 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 within the shop.

 

 


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Starry Birthday with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Thursday friends!  Continuing with this month’s theme…Take Shape… I decided to get out my Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Stackables die to make a star shaped birthday card!  I love the scripty font in Hero Arts Birthday Messages .

I started by taking some white cardstock and folding it to create my star shaped card…

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Then I die cut another star to stamp on and adhere to the front panel…

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The sentiment was gold heat embossed using Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder and I used the Hero Arts Neon Ombre in Neon Chartreuse to Blue for a festive and summery look on the edges to say “enjoy your day!”  I kept it simple, but may add some bling or sequins, depending on the recipient.

Mahalo for stopping by!

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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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 nicki15 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 within the shop.

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COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT


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COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a sentiment that I love and that comes with a great stamp set Color Layering Flamingo from Hero Arts. This is the month of the sentiments and my card says it all! Take a look:

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To create my card I used regal rose card stock for the first layer and decorated paper for the second one. To stamp the Flamingo image I used three different colors of pink inks. First I stamped the legs of the Flamingo using Soft Granite Ink, and with my MISTI i stamped the image twice.  Then I stamped the body of the flamingo. For the base layer I used Soft Pink Ink, for the second layer I used  Bubble Gum Ink and for the last detailed layer I used Rose Madder Bold Ink.

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I fussy cut with my scissors the Flamingo and pasted directly over the decorated card base using OnPoint Glue. I added some pink and silver sequins and finally added a banner using one of the sentiments that came on the Color Layering Flamingo stamp set. This sentiment came in a different way but I edited it to have a horizontal line.

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Hero Arts Hummingbird Twins

Hello there,

My Sentiment Focus inspired card measure 4 by 6 inches.  Why deviate from the usual A2 size card you ask, well just take a look and you will see.

 

 

The A2 card just won’t fit the two hummingbirds holding the banner.   That’s why.   Hehe!

My process:

  • Cut white card stock into 4 by 6 inches card base.
  • Lay Large Lotus Pattern stencil on card front, secure with washi tape and apply a light coat of Wild Honey using inking tool.
  • Die cut hummingbirds (Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair) twice using watercolor paper.
  • Paint hummingbirds with watercolors.  Let dry.  Use black marker to draw eyes and use white gel pen to add white of eye.
  • Apply Clear Wink of Stella to hummingbirds die cuts.
  • Stamp birthday banner (Hero Arts Papel Picado Banners) with Ombre Ink – Light to Dark Purple on white card stock.  Closely trim.
  • Adhere trimmed banner on purple glitter paper with glue.  Let dry, trim.
  • Adhere banner and hummingbird dies onto card base with foam adhesive as shown.

Here’s a close up so you could see the shimmers on the birds.

 

 

There is still plenty time to join in the fun and play our May challenge – Sentiment Focus.  Click the Current Monthly Challenge tab to get the details and link up.

The hummingbird dies are really cute, aren’t they?  Get your own at the a2z store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.  If you don’t find the item in the store, just click the blue Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Paper Layering Cutting Die – Hummingbird Pair

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Papel Picado Banners

Hero Arts Stencil – Large Lotus Pattern

Hero Arts Ombre Ink – Light to Dark Purple

Ranger Distress Ink  – Wild Honey

Daniel Smith Watercolor sheet Hero Arts Palette

Wing of Stella – Clear

 


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Hero Arts Dress Up | Have a Beautiful Birthday

Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut

Hi friends, Kristina here with a birthday card using a fun new Hero Arts stamp & cut. I was super excited when I saw this release, how cute is this stamp set?

I love that you get multiple face options depending on your mood, two different girls and a ton of fun sentiments!

For my card I die cut a rectangle postage stamp and stamped my images, then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I die cut the skirt, and made little folds along the embossed lines made from the die. For my background piece I stamped the Hero Arts Confetti background stamp in Tide Pool ink. After assembling everything together, I mounted it onto a white a2 sized card base, and added some wink of stella fun all over her skirt.

Below I’ve linked all supplies used here, most can be purchased in the a2z scrapbooking store AND hows about 15% off?!? Just use my code KRISTINA15 at checkout on orders of $25+. Looking for something you don’t see in the store? Use the request custom order button to make a special request.

PS – Don’t forget out monthly challenge! You can win a $25 gift card to the store. This months theme is “Sentiment Focus” – We’d love to see what you create, Link Up by the end of the month 🙂

Until next time…

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