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Hero Arts You Are Appreciated

Hello everyone! Here is the card I made for my second monthly post at a2z Scrapbooking.  I was thumbing through some of my older Stamper’s Sampler magazines, specifically a “Catch Up Issue” and it reminded me of how we used to decorate cards with fibers.  I still have a HUGE drawer full of fibers, so I dug some out to decorate this card:

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I hope you can find some time to join me and all my talented teammates in the a2z Scrapbooking monthly challenge; the November theme is “Give Thanks.”  Can’t have enough thank you cards on hand if you ask me! For all the details on how I made this card please pop over to my personal bog, Art Without Anxiety.   Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! You are appreciated!!

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 Christi15 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.

 

 

 

  • You Are Loved stamp set, #CM171
  • Color Layering Peacock stamp set, #CM126 {you can special order on the site}
  • Paper Layering Feather Die, #DI491 {Please special order through the store}
  • Hero Arts Inks


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Thankful for you

Hi all, its Gwendolyn and I’m back this Sunday to share a very simple to make card with a technique that’s apparently all the rage at the moment – ombre ink blending on coloured card stock to leave a spotlight for your main image, which in my case is the cute baby polar bear sitting on an iceberg, from Hero Arts Polar Greetings stamp set, which you can get from the a2z scrapbooking store.

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I first saw this done by Kensija (Sweetkobylkin) and loved what she did with her cards so I decided to try it. I started with a blank card base from the Hero Arts Pool Mixed Folded cards set, using the lightest pool colour card, which is like a very light teal colour. I started blending Mermaid lagoon distress oxide all around the card, with a very light blend in the centre of the card just so there were no blend marks, I then added Faded Jeans around the borders and a little black on the edges. I went over everything with Mermaid Lagoon again so that everything was nice and blended. The idea is to have a very light centre and it gets darker as you move towards the edges of the card.

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I stamped the iceberg directly on the card, coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils &  finished with a brush of my Spectrum Noir Illustrator clear sparkle pen to make it appear as the ice is glistening.  The little polar bear was stamped on another card stock, coloured with my coloured pencils too and fussy cut. Before adhering this to my card, I flicked some white paint on the top part of the card to resemble snow and a little water on the bottom part of the card to resemble water bubbles.

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I then stuck on my baby bear and stamped the sentiment, which comes from Hero Arts “Thank You” messages set with black ink from the Hero Arts Swan layering ink set. So a very simple clean and simple card to make but with great effect don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great creative day!

Gwendolyn

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” 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 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 Peonies Thanks

Hello,

Cindy here to share another Thank You card.  Who says Peonies are only for Spring and Summer?  I bet you can use it all year long!  I used my favorite Fall colors and Peonies for my project, and I like it!  🙂

 

The outlines of the Peonies looks like gold heat embossing, but it is actually foiling.  I first clear heat embossed the peonies and then I reheat part by part and place foil sheet over it and press down with bone folder.

 

The sentiment from the same Peonies set is stamped in black and clear heat embossed.  And I added a few sequins to complete the card.  Hop over to my blog, Escape To Stamping to get more details.

The Hero Arts Peonies Clear Stamp set is really pretty.  It is still available at a2z Scrapbooking.  Get your own today.  Scroll down to get my promote code and save yourself 15% of any purchases $25 or over before shipping.  Remember to Request Custom Order if you don’t see the items you want in the store.

Wait!!  Don’t go just yet.  The On Sale section in the a2z store is 50% off right now.  Lots of goodies there including Christmas stuff, like this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one.  Hurry before they’re all gone.  Click Here.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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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Hero Arts Leafy Vines Thanks

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Hello everyone! Here is my first card for the month of November and a2z Scrapbooking “Give Thanks” challenge.  I used some older Hero Arts stamps to create this card:

Leafy Vines, Thank You Stamp & Cut

 

I hope you like the fall colors and the sparkle.  This background, Leafy Vines, is one of my absolute favorites; it’s so versatile and you can see all the ways other crafters have created with it with a quick Pinterest search {while you are there, don’t forget to follow a2z Scrapbooking – the link is at the bottom of this post.}  If you’d like to see all the details regarding this card please pop on over to my personal blog Art Without Anxiety.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 Christi15 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 Color Layering Pomegranate Thanks

Hi everyone,

 

I am sharing a Thank You card featuring Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate today.  I did the usual stamp and watercolor, but for the Pomegranates I die cut with the matching frame and watercolor only.  I was happy with the result but they needed some ‘zing’, to enhance the look I used a very unusual element – beet juice!  Yup you read it right.

 

 

I share a comparison of the card before beet juice on my blog, you can check it there, Escape To Stamping.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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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Hero Arts Christmas Mice Say Thank You

I know you’re wondering why I’m making a Thanks card with Christmas Mice.  Me TOO.   The background copper color reminds me of rich Thanksgiving decorations and I think it works.  Thos mice are so cute and take little time to color.  I am rather fond of that cheese which was definitely fun to color.  I cut off the tag on the bottom of the cheese with the “Merry Christmas” message.

I used a tree die and rectangular die with in the middle of the squares,, cut the border between the bottom set of squares and went on from there.  I had seen something similar with the mice, but cannot locate that card.  If I do, I will give her credit for her inspiration card.

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Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more and you can find me at A Bit of This and That.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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.

 

 

 

 


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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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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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Sugartree Stamps at A2Z Scrapbooking Monochrome Style

I didn’t think I could use this Sugartree image for a monochrome challenge, but as I thought about it, I knew I could do it.  So many of my pink to red colors to use and it worked out great.  The one thing I wondered about were the flower stems (they aren’t normally red or pink).  However, I used a warm gray and they look great.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Visit A2Z Scrapbooking to enter the current challenge and then off to buy your stamps at the store.  Visit me at A Bit of This and That.

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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 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.

 

 

 

  • Sugartree Stamps at A2Z Scrapbookging
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs “Thanks”
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Copic markers
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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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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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 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.