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Vintage Travel Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Vintage Travel Birthday Card

Hello again, I am here with another card and it goes along with the monthly challenge Birthday Bash.

Vintage Travel Digital Kit

I was taking a look at the digital images at a2z Scrapbooking and I really liked the images in the Vintage Travel Digital Kit. They are really good ones for masculine cards. Those are the hard ones to make for me. My inspiration for my card was a very similar one I made for my Dad.

For the background I first did a wash of blue watercolor on some watercolor paper. I decided it needed just a little bit more so the second time I put some Oxide Distress ink down on my craft mat and spritzed it with water and laid the panel over it. Then set that aside to dry and I don’t like to waste ink so I made another panel for another time.

For the billboard I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out. I had to resize it to fit a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 size card. For the “sign” part I first printed the map image, which is included in the Vintage Travel Digital Kit. I then loaded the map paper into my Cameo and cut out the “sign”. I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts set It’s Your Day. The balloon is from a set by Avocado Arts. I colored the balloon with Copics and accented it with a white pen.

The ribbon is glued down with red line tape.

The car is also from the Vintage Travel Digital Kit. I sized it to fit my card and printed it on Neenah cardstock and cut it out by hand.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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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 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.

 

Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die


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Country Scrapbook Layout w/ Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die

Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die

 

Hi Everyone, Kristina here with a scrapbook layout featuring one of Hero Arts newer dies, Fancy Boot! I love the attention to detail give to this die from the intricate flourishes on the book, to the faux stitching down the middle, and even the little ridge to separate the sole from the shoe!

It was very easy to put together as well. I first cut it out of some dark brown cardstock, removed all the little flourish pieces and adhered it down to the layout with some liquid adhesive. While that dried, I cut out a 2nd boot from teal card card stock, this time saving only the little flourish pieces. I added some liquid adhesive in the negative spaces on the boot I glued down to the layout, and added in the teal flourish pieces just like a puzzle!

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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 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.

 

 

 

MFT Beary Special Birthday
MFT Beary Special Birthday
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Hero Arts Fancy Boot Die
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Bristol Strathmore Smooth Paper
Bristol Strathmore Smooth Paper
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Photoplay - Gypsy Rose Collection Kit
Photoplay – Gypsy Rose Collection Kit
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Wink of Stella Clear
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Be The Rainbow

Hello Friends – Annie here with my first project and post for A2Z Scrapbooking as part of this amazing Design Team. I am so honored to be here with all of you.

For this post I created a simple card using the Hero Arts Silly Scapes Digital Stamp which can be found in the A2Z Scrapbooking Store. I wanted to create a fun and bright silly city – what’s more fun than a bright rainbow!

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I started by printing the Silly Scape Digital Set onto white heavy weight cardstock  – which includes the Silly building and cloud background. Then, I ran the building through my Scan N Cut Machine. I trimmed the cloud background, along with my card base and a strip of grey cardstock.  Next, I colored the building with my Spectrum Noir Markers in rainbow order.

Then,  for a total of 4 trees – I cut tree base using Lawn Fawn die and some Anna Griffin leaves (which I turned into trees) I also punched a small circle using a Fiskars punch for my tree top for soft  shape from brown and green cardstock. I used a Hello die from Your Next Stamp – I cut 4 of them from black cardstock. Next, I layered and adhered the trees (aka leaves), the hello. Set them aside to dry.

Now, I adhered the cloud print to the card base. Next, I used foam adhesive to raise the building a bit from the background. I then tucked the strip of grey cardstock just under the building for a sidewalk. Next, I tucked a few trees behind the buildings and layered two in front of the building using a bit of foam adhesive to make them even. Then, I adhered the hello on the top. For a finishing touch I used a bit of Wink of Stella in clear on the hello.

I hope you create your very own Silly Scape rainbow city. I can’t wait to see what you create!!

Annie

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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 Annie15 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 Silly Scapes Digital Stamp
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Recollections Heavy Weight cardstock in White, Grey, Black, Green and Brown
  • Lawn Fawn – Stitched tree boarder
  • Anna Griffin – Mini 3D Flower Die (leaves only)
  • Fiskars Circle Punch-  Small
  • Zig Wink of Stella – Clear

 

 

 

 

 


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No Line water-colouring with Hero Arts Poetic Petals digital stamp

Hi everyone! My name is Gwendolyn Goh and this is my very first post as a design team member at a2z Scrapbooking and I’m thrilled to be in such a talented team! For my first creation here, I decided to make a framable watercolour piece using one of the flowers from Hero Arts “Poetic Petals” digital stamp set & colouring it using the no line water-colouring method.

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I created a video to show you exactly how I did it, but essentially I just printed the flowers onto normal printer paper and shaded the back of the flower I wanted to trace, with a large graphite stick. You can also use an ordinary pencil as that will work very well too. Once the back of the flower was all covered, I traced the flower with a normal pencil. The shading behind the flower acted like carbon paper and I ended up with the outline of the flower on my watercolour paper.

I then started water-colouring by adding the base colour and when that was thoroughly dry, added the fine lines you can find on the digi stamp, which I used as my template, with a thin brush. To finish, I flicked some paint on it (great way to use up your leftover paints) & added a frame with a black marker. I’m quite pleased with the result, especially since it is the first time I’ve done this with a digi stamp, so its really quite easy and I hope you’ll try it. Let me know if you do!

As promised, here’s the video I made to show you how I water-coloured this beautiful “Poetic Petals” digital stamp.

I hope you enjoyed my first post here. Thanks for stopping by & have a great end of the week!

Gwendolyn

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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 Gwendolyn15 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’ Silly Scape Digi Duel

Hi, friends, Chark here today to share the latest digi duel with Arlene and myself. We got to play with the Silly Scape digital stamp that is all kinds of fun. Without further ado, en garde!

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Here’s Arlene’s card. She printed the image small and used the cloud background. She also die cut the word Friend from the die paper included in this digi set. What a sweet card you could send to a faraway friend!

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  • Hero Arts Digital Kit Silly Scape at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Sizzix “friend”
  • Copic markers
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Vagabond die cut machine

For my card, I used the image larger and colored it with Tombow markers, which are vibrant. I added little hand-drawn clouds and left off the sentiment. I figured I could add a thank you or hello if I need to later. You can see Arlene colored her tiny windows yellow, while I just used the same marker as the building.

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What would you do with this fun digi set? If you win our July monthly challenge, you could win this set for your very own collection and maybe even $20 to the store. Check out all the details in the challenge link in the blog header. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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Safari Huge Thanks Clear Stamp


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Hero Arts Safari Birthday

Howdy it’s Karen with my first post as an a2z Scrapbooking design team member. This is also my first time being on a design team. I am excited to be part of the team and share some cards with you.

Safari Huge Thanks Clear Stamp

 

For the background of my card I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade.

The grass is stamped many times with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink. The grass stamp is from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2017 set along with the safari animals. This set is no longer available but you can get the Safari Huge Thanks clear stamp set in the a2z Scrapbooking Store that has all the animals and the tree that are on my card. The animals, birds and tree are all stamped using Distress Oxide ink Gathered Twigs.

For the frames I used Hero Arts Nested Frame Cuts Ovals to cut them. The inner frame is just some brown paper. For the top frame I first stamped the sentiment on a piece of yellow paper using Hero Arts set It’s Your Day and heat embossed it with brown embossing powder. I had to go over that at the end with a black Copic marker to make it stand out a little more. Then I stamped with the Hero Arts background stamp Mud Cloth Bold Prints using Distress Oxide ink in Gathered Twigs. It needed a bit of fixing so I ink blended over it with Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade ink. I liked the look and went with it.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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 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 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 Flowering Magnolia in Silver

This month the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge is “Birthday Bash”.  I was in the mood for flowers.  If I have to get something special out, I usually will do more than one project or card.  I have seen so many cards in silvers and white, that I couldn’t pass up trying this myself.  I’ll call this the “silver edition”.

I used a digital sentiment and stamped the panels with the Flowering Magnolia, (matching die is available) and I love being able to die cut these flowers too.

I stamped bot cards with VersaMark ink and then embossed the images with a very old Silver embossing powder (but it still works beautifully).  On the card below, I sponged distress inks, shabby shutters, twisted citron and ripe persimmon after embossing.  I dropped and spritzed water on the background and die cut the panels to adhere to a card.

Rather than create a background as in the first card, I chose a red ombre panel and stamped a background, embossed it in silver and added a digital “Happy Birthday” across the bottom.

 

For close-ups, I am at A Bit of This and That.

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” 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 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 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.

Please join us in this month’s Frightfully Fun 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 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

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts digital kit Birthday Bash at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Silver embossing powder by Rubberman Stamp Co (see, I told you this was OLD)
  • Distress inks listed above card with distress inked background
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a2z Scrapbooking July 2018 Challenge

Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is Birthday Bash and we’d love to see your birthday project!

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We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look…

Arlene
Arlene
Supplies used:
Hero Arts digi kit Birthday Bash at A2Z Scrapbooking
Little B Handwritten dies
Oxide inks- fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, faded jeans,  and iced spruce
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – ripened pumpkin & midnight blue
Copic markers E30 for the cake with B91, B24 for the platter and candles
Vagabond die cut machine


Cindy
Cindy
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil
Hero Arts Say It All Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Red Royal)
Ranger Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Wink of Stella (Clear)
White Gel Pen
Black Marker


Annie
Annie
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Silly Scape
Spectrum Noir Markers
Recollection black, green, brown & Gray cardstock
Lawn Fawn die (tree base)
Fiskars circle punch (tree top)
Anna Griffin die (leaves)


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pineapple Punch DSP
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail stamp set
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Inks: Dandelion, Ultra Pink and Black ink
Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops
Fiskars Corner Rounder


CHALLENGE RULES & PRIZES:
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, and this month it is Hero Arts Silly Scape!

And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts and/or Sugartree Stamps products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! The Winner and Top 3 will be announced on the 7th of this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium


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Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium Thank You Card

Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium

 

Hi Everyone, Kristina Here, and Its Friday!! Today I’m playing with the new Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium stamp. I knew when I got it, it was meant for water coloring. I decided to go a little non-traditional with the colors, but close to true life Nasturtiums.

I started by stamping the image twice, once mirrored, and embossing with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I did some very basic water coloring following by a wash of blue across the background. To finish I added an accent of some black and white paper and stamped & embossed my sentiment.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” 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

 

 

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 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 Flowering Nasturtium 


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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

 

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.