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Hero Arts – CL980 Happy Mother’s Day

No need to check your calendars, it’s not Mother’s Day. Well, maybe it should be – right? Why do we recognize our moms only one day a year? For all they do for us and have done for us, we should be celebrating them more often!

It’s an ANYTHING GOES month for our July challenge. Surely, you have a card that meets that criteria – right? We’d love for you to join us here. You’ll need to use a Hero Arts stamp, stencil, die or digi as your main element and you could win a $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

I love floral stamps, especially floral outlines, like those on Hero Arts’ Happy Mother’s Day set. There are so many options – watercolouring, stamping on printed paper, stamping on vellum …

July 29A

I started this card by stamping the two smaller flowers with black ink on white cardstock.

July 29B

July 29C

I added colour using daubers and distress inks

July 29D

I then fussy-cut the flowers.

July 29E


I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts CL925 Dare to Dream stamp set on a piece of gray cardstock. I adhered the flowers in the top left corner, adding dimensionals under the larger, orange flower.

July 29F

Here’s a close-up of the flowers.


Watercolor stamped butterflies

Hello all! Today’s card is a Mother’s Day card… I can’t believe it’s just around the corner. April is almost over, how did it go by so fast?!?!  With the end of the month in mind you still have a few days to join in the watercolor challenge (link is in the side bar)  for your chance to win!

watercolor butterflies

Using a watercolor cardbase I inked up the stamp and spritzed it with water before stamping it on the cardbase. This was slightly messy and my first try at the technique. I repeated the steps changing the ink color each time, stamping one on a piece of scrap before die cutting it. Once the watercolor stamped images were dry I took the second image from the set to stamp the lined butterfly.  Adhered the butterfly and some sequins to finish it off!

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Hero Arts- DC134, DC182 and wet cement

Misc- distress inks, watercolor card and sequins