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Hero Arts Hanging Nasturtium

Hello,

Cindy here to share a CAS card featuring Hero Arts Nasturtium.  I combined it with a planter from the Stamp Your Own  succulent, and hand drawn some strings to make a hanging Nasturtium planter.

 

I could have just stamped the Nasturtium, mask it before stamping the planter.  But I wanted some dimension, but I don’t have the die cut for the Nasturtium.  So I did partial hand cut of the lower blooms and tugged the planter underneath.

The planter I stamped twice, once on white card stock and watercolored, and another time silver heat embossed on vellum.  I hand cut the watercolored planter closely; but when cutting the vellum one I left some space all around; then creased all the sides and wrapped the watercolored piece inside.  This way it looks like a glass planter with soil inside.  And I used my creative license to hand draw some extra stems to connect the Nasturtium image and the planter.

There’s still plenty time to join in and play along our May Flowers challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

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

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Florals Nasturtium
  • Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents
  • Watercolors
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Silver Gel Pen

 

 


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Thanks Gatefold Card with Hero Arts

Hi crafty friends!! This month at a2z Scrapbooking the theme is Fun Folds so I made my very own gatefold card using a bunch of Hero Arts goodies.

Thanks Gatefold Card

This photo shows the outside of the card and the follow photo shows the inside.

Thanks Gatefold Card Inside

If you would like to see how I made this card, my very first gatefold card, please go to my blog Art Without Anxiety.

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

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Die Cutting Kitchen Silhouettes

Hello! Today I have a fun little coffee card that I made using several Hero Arts sets. The main one is a digital image kit called Kitchen Silhouettes.

Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Digital Kit

I saw those coffee related images in that set and had to make a card with them. How about that old school coffee pot?

The coffee pot and the cup – I took the coffee pot image and the cup image and used my Cameo Silhouette to size them and have just the outline so they could then be cut out with the Silhouette. I colored them with Copics. I stamped over the mug using the Hero Arts background stamp Lattice. On the coffee pot I used a white pen to make the dots. It is hard to see in the photo but I put clear glaze over the top of the pot to make it look like a glass top. For the steam I used a die from a Hero Arts monthly kit to cut that out of watercolor paper.

The coffee beans were printed from a Hero Arts digital kit Caffeine Fix. I resized them, colored with Copics and hand cut them out.

The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts monthly kit.

The background I made by dropping Hero Arts liquid watercolor on a fairly wet piece of watercolor paper. It kind of has that oops I spilled the coffee look.

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

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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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a2z scrapbooking March 2019 challenge

Hello everyone and Happy March! It’s the first and that means a new challenge here at a2z scrapbooking. This month it’s all about coloring! Markers, pencils, paints, whatever you fancy, just color it in. We can’t wait to see everyone’s creations. The design team has some inspiration for you. Click the designers name to head over to their blog for the full details on their project.

 

KRISTINA

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Sugartree Stamps Congrats Kristina mixed two of the digital sets from Sugartree Stamps to come up with this Congrats card
She went with Watercolor for her color of choice

 

CINDY

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Cindy also did some Watercoloring also to create this gorgeous card panel with the Hero Arts Peonies stamp set

KAREN

Karen colored a pattern of dragonflies from the Hero Arts winged friends digital stamp set for her card

 

GWENDOLYN

Gwendolyn did lots of pretty watercoloring for her card using Hero Arts Stencils and Stamps

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

PRIZE

The winner, chosen by random draw, will receive his/her choice of 1 digital set from out store. In addition, if the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps as the main focal point of their project, they will receive a $20 giftcard to our store.

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

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 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 Peonies Stamp Set
Hero Arts Peonies Stamp Set
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Sugartree Stamps Mothers
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Sugartree Stamps Congrats
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Hero Arts Winged Friends
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Hero Arts Hang In There
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Hero Arts Spiral Petal Stencil
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Hero Arts You Are My Happy

Hello there,

Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  I got a couple of Valentine’s cards to share.  This month’s challenge theme is Mood Board.

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There are many beautiful elements to choose from this mood board, but I am most intrigued by the scroll of color swatches on the left top corner.   So I went ahead and created a watercolor panel with vertical stripes of the same colors (at the least very close).

Next I die cut the Floral Heart diagonally, I thought this is more interesting, and then white heat embossed the sentiment.  Instead of using foam adhesive, I die cut two extra time the die cut in red card stock and glued all three layers together to make a thick die cut.  I glued it onto a charcoal grey card base (color of the door in the mood board) and then embellished with sequins.

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My next card is very CAS.  I stamped multiple times the smiley heart from the Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut set on heavy weight white card stock, and watercolored them using the same colors as before, and hand cut.  I line them up on a white card base and glue down,  and added a thin stripe of the color swatche.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black, drew a tiny heart inside the ‘o’ of the work ‘love’.  Not sure if you’ve noticed but I score at 1/16 of an inch all around the panel to give a “finished look”.  🙂

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That’s all from me today.  Scroll down to get the challenge details and join in the fun!

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

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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 Nasturtium Hello

Hello hello,

Cindy here to share a floral card created using only one stamp set.

I first stamped the main image in Soft Grey Shadow ink multiple times on a white card panel. Then on separate white card stock I stamped the same images in Antique Linen Distress ink and did some no-line watercolors and hand cut.

To make the background more interesting without over powering the focal images, I painted the blooms with Perfect Pearl solution and added sentiment in black. I die cut the bottom edge of the panel with a border cutting die. Then it’s adhered to a wine color card base. Then the hand cut blooms and leaves are adhered with glue and foam dots.

Oh almost forgot, the center of the blooms are dotted with a gold gel pen. 🙂

I hope you enjoy my project today. Although I used the clear Nasturtium set, the Flowering Nasturtium Woodmount stamp offer the same image. There’s plenty time to play along our January challenge – Anything Goes. Scroll down to get the challenge info and my promote code for shopping at the a2z Store. Remember you can Request Custom Order if you don’t see the item in the store.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge       anything goesPlease join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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. 

 

Flowers for Coloring


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Die Cut Flowers for Coloring

Howdy! Here I am with some die cut flowers to lighten up the cold, rainy and in some places snowy winter days.

Flowers for Coloring

I started out by putting down some watercolors on watercolor paper using a little set my husband gave me for Christmas. Some of the colors have a pearly shimmer but it is hard to see in the photo. Next I stamped several of the flowers and leaves from the Flowers for Coloring stamp set over the watercolor areas using Versamark ink & Hero Arts white embossing powder. I used the matching Flowers for Coloring die set to cut them out.

I then dry embossed a panel using a Sizzix embossing folder. That was glued to the card base.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I die cut this out using the matching dies.

I layered up the flowers and leaves and glued them down along with the sentiment.

There’s still time to create a card for the January challenge Anything Goes. Another idea for these flowers, would be to stamp over patterned paper and die cut or hand cut them out.

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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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Thanks a Latte

Hi everyone, its Gwendolyn here, back to remind you to join us in this month’s challenge where the theme is “Give Thanks”. Link up your cards here and maybe win a $15 voucher to the a2z Scrapbooking store, AND if you use any Hero Arts or Sugartree products, there is a bonus prize!

I made a very simple card today, using a digital stamp from Sugartree Stamps called “Hug in a Mug”, which you can immediately download as soon as you purchase it at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. It has 5 different coffee cup images and 8 sentiments! Don’t forget to use my code Gwendolyn15 to get a 15% discount on all purchases $25 and over!

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I first water-coloured my background on 300g watercolour paper using Ecoline liquid watercolours as I wanted a very vibrant look. I wet the paper thoroughly and just dropped in the colours of paints I wanted. While it was drying, I prepared my print file on my computer by inserting the image I wanted and duplicated it all over my page. I also prepared the sentiment I needed by just printing it on a white piece of paper and die-cutting it with Sue Wilson’s stitched rectangle dies. I then printed my coffee file on the dried water-coloured panel.

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I cut it into size with Sue Wilson’s stitched rectangle die and adhered it onto one side of a white card base and added the sentiment. So, very simple and easy to recreate! I hope you’ve been inspired by my card to join us in this months “Give Thanks” challenge and I look forward to seeing your cards in the line up!

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

 

 

 

Reef Border Die


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Hero Arts Reef Border Die

Howdy! How’s your summer going? I am here today with a tropical card. This is my first time using this fun Reef Border die. I have had my eye on it for quite some time. My thoughts went to rainbow fish when starting this card. Does anyone remember that book? I decided many fish in rainbow colors.

To start my card I put some Distress inks down on my craft mat and sprayed them with water. Then I took some watercolor paper and put that down on the watered down ink. I did a second round of that after my background was dry.

I stamped the octopus and the jelly fish using Oxide Distress inks. The octopus and jelly fish are from a Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. I used the dies from the kit to die cut them. I stamped the seahorse with a stamp from the Hero Arts set Color Layering Seahorse also using Oxide ink and die cut it with the matching die. The My Monthly Hero kit is no longer available but there is a Color Layering Octopus set in the a2z Scrapbooking store.

Next I used the Hero Arts Reef Border die to cut out the border. I went all around the die cut and colored the sea creatures using Copic pens. You could leave the center open and stamp a sentiment in there but I wanted a few sea creatures there. I also did not want a sentiment on the border so I will stamp that on the inside later.

 

 

 

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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

 

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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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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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

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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.