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Hero Arts Black Butterfly

It’s my day to share with you again… some more stenciled inspiration.    Our challenge this month is to use a stencil on your project.

The other day I saw a video by Ingrid Blackburn where she used embossing paste with a stencil, shook on some Colourbursts/Brusho’s and spritzed with water.  I have something called Pixie Powder which is similar to these with lots of mica powder in them.   I thought I’d give it a go.

It has produced such a pretty pale pastel background as I went lightly with the powders.  Did get a bit of seepage but it adds to the whole look.    I have used Hero Arts Swirl Stencil (currently out of stock but you can do a special order – check out the store HERE)

Once my panel had dried, I die cut it with a rectangle die from DieNamics (MFT) and layered onto black then onto a white base.  I die cut the Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die from black card.  The sentiment is from THIS Hero Arts stamp and die set.  (currently on sale in the A2Z store!)

Remember if you go shopping to use code Dawn15 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!

Plus during the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! Just comment on any blog posts here in March.

We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

 

Supplies:
Stencil: Hero Arts Swirl Stencil
Stamp: Hello Stamp & Cut
Embossing Paste: Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Dies: Rounded Rectangles by DieNamics
Pixie Powders: Cosmic Shimmer

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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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Large Hydrangea Stamp Two Ways

Hi, friends, Chark here today. I am so in love with this Hero Arts Large Hydrangea Stamp…it’s fun to stamp and color and it’s a great size for filling a card. After I stamped it about a dozen times in different ways, on different papers and with different media, I put two cards together.


Both are stamped in Hero Arts White Unicorn Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. One is on vellum and one is on red cardstock.

Here’s the red version. I used Prismacolor pencils to darken the centers with a plum color and then colored the tips of the flowers with an orange-red. I left the red cardstock in the center so it has three colors. Then I used a couple of greens on the leaves.

I added a strip of vellum with the sentiment (new Birthday Messages set) and rhinestones.

For this second card, I used the white ink and embossing powder on the vellum paper. Then I used Copics to color the blooms and stems. Don’t forget that Copics will color the white embossing and if you want the white lines to show, be careful! I have a few bits that are colored in the leaves, but enough of the veins are white. I finished with a torn red cardstock strip and red glitter enamel dots.

Which is your favorite? I think the flowers look cooler on the vellum, but I do think the red card is striking with the white embossing. Here’s the inside of the card—I’m trying to remember to pretty up the insides too—using Strawberry Ink.

If you want your own Hydrangea stamp from the new catalog, head to the store and pick one up…if your cart has more than $25 in it, you can use my friend code CHARK15 to get 15% off your whole cart!

Hope you’ll enter our monthly card challenge with your Hero Arts products to try to win the $25 gift code to the store.

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SECOND CHANCE TO WIN: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! Just comment on any blog posts here in March.

We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Happy Thursday!

chark

Large Hydrangea Stamp

White Embossing Powder

Clear Rhinestones

White Notecards

Birthday Messages CM136 (you can custom order this at no additional cost if it’s sold out)

Vellum

Prismacolor Pencils

Candyland Gumdrops enamel dots

Copic Markers BG96, R83, R85, R89

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POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia with you! The spring is almost here but our challenge is not ending so I decided combine these two elements in one card for you today using Poetic Petals a Digital File from Hero Arts, maybe one of my favorites from the entire collection. Take a look at my card:

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To create this card I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for the base and a decorated piece of paper for the second layer. I simply decorated this layer with a few loops of natural hemp twine that I finished with a tiny bow on the left side.

I printed the Blossom C from the Poetic Petals Digital File over whisper white card stock, colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut with my scissors. I cut an oval with a die cut and pasted the Blossom C over the left side of the oval. Then I stamped word by word a sentiment from the stamp set Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Finally I pasted the decorated piece over the base using dimensionals and added some black heart sequins.

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You can find Poetic Petals Digital File  and more digital files like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you won’t pay more!

I hope you will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of February is Any Shade of Red!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

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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 – Destination Paris

Hello everyone,

It’s Donna here and the challenge for this month is “Shades of Red”. You can link your project here. Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element!

Here is my card, I am using the new stamp set “Oh La La”,  I used Hero Arts Crimson to stamp the words for the background of the card.  I stamp the little poodle from the “Oh La La” stamp set, fuzzy cut it out and colored it with copics.  I then stamp the Destination Paris stamp with Hero Arts Soft Sand and die cut it out with the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies.  I finished the card off by adding some of the new Hero Arts Ombre Blush Sequins.

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Closer look at the Paris Imagedestination-paris-shades-of-red2

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Donna15” to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on March 7th. Good luck and please come back again soon!

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Hero Arts Be Yourself.

Hi Dawn here to share a card with you.

Hero Arts Be Yourself

The stamp set I used was a very old Hero Arts set called “Be Yourself” but never fear… Hero Arts have a Digital Version

Instant Download Hero Arts One of A Kind DK035 Easter Bird Digital kit

The digital version is Easter based, but it’s great for anytime.  It’s a great inspiration card as well.    I used some Prismacolor pencils to colour my stamp adding some Nova clear drops on the bird and lots of Wink of Stella.

Remember if you go shopping to use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. 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!

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Anything Goes…a digital Valentine.

Can I still say Happy New Year?   It’s only the 6th and it’s my first post for 2017 – so Happy New Year!

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It’s also time to start thinking of those Valentine’s card as well…. today I have one to share that is made with a digital flower and sentiment.

 

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I used some Patterned Paper from a Grace Taylor pad to cover my card base.  I then printed the Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002 at 50% onto white card and coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and added some white gel pen dots.   I then printed the sentiment from Say it in Pieces DK030 set, before using an older Hero Arts die cut label to cut out a tag.   Added some metallic thread behind the flower.  How easy is that!  A2Z Scrapbooking has lots of Hero Arts Digital kits (see them all HERE)   Awesome for using on your projects.

Here’s a close up of the flower

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As usual if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store  you can use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  For every $50 spent on Hero Arts products we will send you a special gift! No special code needed. And don’t forget that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Supplies:

Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002

Say it in Pieces DK030

Hero Arts Frame cut DI003 (No longer available)

Patterned Paper – Sherbert Sky by Grace Taylor

 

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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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Hero Arts Holiday Gift Tag


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Holiday Tags with Hero Arts Holiday Stamps

Hero Arts Holiday Gift Tag

Hi Friends! Kristina here with a project for our “Anything but a Card” challenge this December.
My inspiration today comes from Kay Miller and the 12 tags of Christmas on the Ellen Hutson blog. I’ve never been one to do many gift tags, but her’s looks so enticing I thought I’d giving it a go.

I cut out a base circle with a stitched circle die, and then an additional circle one size smaller from two colors of cardstock. I used versamark ink to create a tone-on-tone simple background. You could also use pattern paper. I cut each circle in half and peiced them together on the background, before layering on a die cut sentiment, a glittery snow flake, a Hero Arts Snowy Tree and the cute little owl from Hero Arts Holiday Animals. He was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I was ready to give up on those markers until I saw Jennifer McGuires favorite things video for paper, which turned me on to Bristol Smooth paper and the rest is history. I like the markers now 🙂

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I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking storeAll supplies are linked below for your conveinence, many can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code KRISTINA15
Hero Arts Holiday is selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button 🙂

kristina

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