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Hero Arts Flowers For Coloring

Howdy! I have a card full of flowers for you today. Who doesn’t love flowers, I know I do. The Hero Arts Flowers For Coloring stamp set has so many fun flowers and there are so many things you can do with it.

Hero Arts Flowers To Color

To start off I took the entire set and left all the stamps from the Flowers For Coloring set right on the sheet they come on. I inked them up with some Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamped them on to some Neenah paper. Then I had fun coloring all the flowers and leaves with some fun colors. They are a little brighter in person. I used only two different color Copics for every one of the flower centers. Also for the flower centers I added Nuvo Crystal Clear Drops. I mounted the panel onto a black background.

For the sentiment I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Hero Arts white embossing powder. The sentiment is part of Hero Arts set It’s Your Day. The banner was cut using a Lawn Fawn die.

For another idea using this flower stamp set take a look at my blog.

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 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 Karen15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Peonies Pop-up Card

Hello there.

You know owning floral stamps is great.  Cause you could stamp a pretty flower anytime and make beautiful floral cards .   Today I tried a new technique I learnt by watching Jennifer McGuire’s video here.  And made a milestone birthday card.

In Jennifer’s video the pop up image is flushed with the window, but I didn’t want to cut my pretty bloom so I decide to let part of it extend outside the window.

    

I have to cover up the upper right corner inside of the card (forgot to take photos before writing it, haha).

The Peony bloom, leaves and buds are all gold heat embossed and watercolored.  On some of the petals I added a coat of Perfect Pearl solution.  The sentiment is also gold heat embossed.

I had lots of fun making this card, and I can promise you this is not the last one I would make!  😀

Have you seen all the goodies from the Hero Arts 2018 Season of Wonder Catalog in the a2z store?  Go check it out and have some shopping fun.  Remember to click Request Custom Order if you don’t see the items you want in the store.  Scroll down to get my discount code.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our a2z Scrapbooking 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  Cindy15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Guest Designer Post with Linda W.

Hi everyone,

We are so happy to have Linda W. as our Guest Designer today.  Linda is a long time Hero Arts Flickr group member, she was a Hero Arts Hostess, and she is a super talented lady.  You can find her on her blog: Scrappin, Stampin, & Singin and her flickr photo stream here.  Now let’s hear from Linda.

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Hey everyone – Linda W. here – I’m excited to Guest Designing on a2z today!! It’s the final day of this month’s Birthday Bash Challenge and I have a fun floral birthday card to share with you.

 

Steps: 
  • Dry emboss the stencil on white panel using any diecutting machine and rubber mat. 
  • Brayer ink over the embossing and then blend with more inks, spritzing with water as needed, to create background. 
  • After it dries, mat panel to a yellow layer and add to a turquoise top-fold horizontal A2 card.
  • Die cut a bunch of Flowers for Coloring from white Copic friendly cardstock.
  • Stamp the diecuts with the matching flower and leaf stamps (I popped them into the diecut negatives and used a MISTI). 
  • Color flowers and leaves with Copic Markers and add details (white gel pen, Glossy Accents) as desired. 
  • Stamp sentiment onto a white doily and adhere it to the card. 
  • Arrange the flowers and leaves as desired and adhere using glue dots and varying heights of foam.
I didn’t add gems or other embellishments, choosing to keep it simple. The background seems ornate enough to me but you could certainly add your favorite accents. 
Done!
Thanks to a2z for inviting me to Guest Design for you!! Hope to see your birthday creation submitted to the challenge!

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Wow isn’t that a stunning card!!  Thank you Linda, for designing for us.   To see more from Linda, visit her blog post, and leave her some comment love!

And to all our readers there is still time to enter our July Challenge – Birthday Bash.  Looking for forward to seeing your creations in our challenge gallery.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Cindy15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Florals Peonies Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be using a stamp of one of my favorite flowers, the Peonies on my card today.  The Hero Florals Peonies stamp is a new addition to my stash and I have experiment with using different papers and techniques.

First up I used rice paper (also know as mulberry paper or Xuan paper) and did a faux Chinese painting.  Some of the characteristics of Chinese Paintings may include “watercolor without lines”, one brush stroke for a single petal, writing (a poem, or title, and/or date) and a seal (artist’s name).  Now I must disclaim here that I am no expert in Chinese painting, just some observations from looking at them.  🙂

I stamped the floral and leaves images using Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Granite, and watercolor the images.  My Chinese writing skill using a brush is not good enough so I just used a black marker to write Happy Birthday (top right corner), and the date (lower portion), and added my seal.  Then my rice paper panel is adhere to a dark gray card base.

Next up I used the same kind of paper and I gold heat embossed the images before watercoloring it.

 

This last project I made a place card, for a birthday party of course!!  🙂  I used Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper, stamped in Archival Ink and watercolored both flower and leaves.  Then I die cut using the matching Frame Cut.  I adhere it to a cup shape place card holder die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Teacups Infinity Dies.  I die cut an extra plain leave to write the name.

Here’s the back view, you could see how easy it is to have it done.

 

I sure had fun with this stamp.  It’s in the store, get yours today.  Scroll down to get my promote code and save some money shopping.  🙂

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a2z scrapbooking july 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Cindy15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 


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Color Layering Tiger Lily – a Monochromatic Card

Hi! It’s Sue here today. It’s with some sadness that I write that this will be my last post here at a2z Scrapbooking as I’ve decided to step down from this wonderful team of talented and supportive card makers. Now that I’ve retired from my “real” job, I feel that I need to try some new things – not quite sure what they are though, LOL!

Here’s my card for today

I was inspired by this month’s “monochrome” challenge and wondered if I could create a monochromatic card. I started with the Scrollwork Stencil, spiced marmalade distress ink and an ink blending tool. I stamped off once to get a more muted tone of orange onto the upper left corner of my card base. I stamped all three layers of the tiger lily using three orange inks (they will be listed below) using my MISTI and then fussy cut the flowers. On a scrap of orange cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and cut it into a banner. When assembling the card, I decided to pop the middle bloom up on dimensionals. I think that I did OK with my all orange card.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia on a Shaped Card

I’ve used several different colors on this lovely magnolia image and love them all.  The image lends itself to a circle so well too.  I like the way this particular die-cut enhances the flower.   You know how you create something you’d rather keep (I know there are a lot), than give away.  This is one of those I would rather keep.

Close-up shot below

Arlene’s sample is at A Bit of This and That.

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Magnolia Wood Block and the matching frame (If A2Z Scrapbooking is out of this stamp, please custom order.
  • Spellbinders scallop circles
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • Copic markers


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Go Wild with Hero Arts Digital Download

So, I realised there was one digital download I had yet to use and it is the Hero Arts Digital Download Go Wild DK117 which has a groovy leopard and zebra print and so this layout is all about using those and of course, flowers, for the ‘flower power’ theme.  They just look so groovy.  I coloured them in photoshop and printed them out on gloss photo paper and cut them up into strips to create my photo matt.  They were a bit too clean and even though I stamped around the edges, I still wanted to grunge things up a bit and so I grabbed some brown ink and dribbled that around the edges.  I was happy then!

Jacobi-a2zaprilgowild1After that it is the ever arduous job of digging through my huge supply of ephemera and finding the right pieces to use.  I think that is the part I enjoy the least in the creative process, just having to find the pieces I want with regards to ephemera, perhaps I am just lazy, I am not sure, I just find it tedious is all.  Anyway, lots of flowering and embossing of chipboard and die cutting and then loads of blingy embellishment to finish it off.  It is all pretty groovy and comes together nicely – I think so anyway.  Couple of close ups.

Now I have this new family with all these children in my life, I have an abundance of photo’s to use and so I must print some out.  Too funny, I went from a really boring life in the city, on the outskirts more so to a busy life in rural New South Wales, Australia and with 4 children now there are always photo opportunities to be taken advantage of.  Whereas before, we never did anything and were totally non social and so I never had anything to take photo’s of which is why I started leaving a blank canvas.  Funny how life changes, as long as it is always for the better.

Stay well people, remember to smile and take the time to appreciate everything that passes you by.  Smiles, Delia

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 Delia15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Digital Kit Thank You Card

Hi there! It’s Sue here with a new card for you to see. I’ve been gradually learning how to use digital kits for my cards. It’s interesting to see that the more you use them, the easier it is. Imagine that!

Here’s my card

I used the large sunflower-like card. I printed it out on cardstock, added color with Copic markers and fussy cut the image. I wanted to create a background so that the flower would “pop”. I started with an A2 card panel (4.25″ x 5.5″) of 96 lb bristol because I knew that I would be adding some water. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in blue/teal colors and scribbled on the bristol. I used a water brush to blend the colors. I kept adding scribbles and blending until I was happy with the panel. For the sentiment, I used another digital kit, printed out the sentiment and added a black mat.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers Digital Cutting Files

I love the flowers and they do look like a wonderful pot of flowers with the petals free to lift above the centers.   Please join us in the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge this month.

I used a negative of the scored oval die cut from a card I made for January 1st.  I used some Oxide Inks on my flowers and arranged them in a pot.

The addition of Fired Brick to the Fossilized Amber makes the flowers look like they are partially in shade.

You can catch me on A Bit of This and That.

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Arlene15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  •  A2Z Scrapbooking digital Sunshine Flowers Cutting Files
  • Spellbinders Oval dies
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Potted & Curvy Leaves
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black for flower centers
  • Oxide Inks Fosslized Amber and Fired Brick and Iced Spruce for the pot
  • Distress Inks on leaves – shabby shutters, peeled paint and forest moss
  • Scored leftover negative from a card I did in January
  • Silhouette Cameo


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Hero Arts Wishing Well Sympathy Card

Hero Arts Wishing Well

When I saw this set in the new 2018 release, I knew I had to have it!
It reminds me of those wooded well covers (for those of you on well water) We had one in our front yard forever.
And then wishing well, well water, water color, here we go!

This was one of those cards that just came to me, I envision this background the moment I got the stamp in hand and had to put it to paper. So I started with an a2 sized piece of water color card-stock that I coated generously with water.
Using a glass cutting board as a palette, I drew out an assortment of greens and blues from my Distress Markers, and dabbed color onto my wet card stock until I had the look I wanted. Setting that aside to dry I moved onto my images.

To get the flower basket attached to the wishing well, I first stamped the flower basket, masked it off, and stamped the wishing well over top, lining up the rope with the basket, to appear as one seamless image. I stamped all of the other images from the set at the same time, water colored everything and once dry, used the coordinating dies to cut out.

To pull it all together, I laid out and adhered my cut out images onto my now dry background. Stamped my sentiment in VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to add a little texture. And finally added some sequins and splatters of shimmer here and there to add some interest.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 KRISTINA15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Wishing Well Stamp Set
Hero Arts Wishing Well Stamp Set
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Wishing Well Dies
Hero Arts Wishing Well Dies
Where to buy:
a2z
Bristol Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Bristol Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Where to buy:
AMZ
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Where to buy:
a2z
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Distress Markers
Distress Markers
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Butterfly Garden Sequins
Hero Arts Butterfly Garden Sequins
Where to buy:
SSS | HA
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
a2z
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Zig Water Brush Set
Zig Water Brush Set
Where to buy:
AMZ