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Love You More

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a CAS card.

This month we’re using a Mood Board to inspire us

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I am using the Instant Download Hero Arts Winged Friends DK033 Butterfly Digital Kit Hero Arts Stamp & Cut LOVE Set DC175

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I simply printed the digital download and cut the dragonfly I wanted to work with from the rest. Colored it in with some Arteza Real Brush Markers for a soft watercolor effect.  Then, Fussy cut it. Next, I die cut the word LOVE twice – once from plain white cardstock one once from Rinea Ruby Glossy Foil Paper. Stack and glued the layers to create a chipboard word. I stamped the sentiment You More on white cardstock and cut it into a thin strip. I adhered all the elements on to card front panel which measures 4″ X 5-1/4″ I made from tone on tone pink pattern paper and medium gray cardstock for a nice mat. I then stamped a few hearts for a dragonfly trail. Finished it all off with some small gray and pink sequins and a bit of Wink of Stella on the wings.

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Thank you for stopping by today.

You can find me at Little Wings Create.

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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 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.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Dahlia

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Hi everyone, its Gwendolyn here today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog to inspire you to join our February challenge with the wonderfully romantic mood board to celebrate the month of love!

For this card, I was inspired by the red and pale pink colours & the flowers to create a clean and simple card using Hero Arts Floral Dahlia stamp, which my fellow DT member Karen Gave me for Christmas. I decided to give my watercolours a break and use my Prismacolor pencils instead, and I have to say it was nice to use a medium I could control! The lines on the stamp also help to figure out where to add the shadings, which is really very useful.

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After stamping the whole image with  Hero Arts Soft Granite ink, I first highlighted the lines of each petal with Crimson Red and then softly went over the extreme edges of each petal with Pink, making sure to leave the centres uncoloured. As I decided my light source would come from the top side, I gave the bottom half of my dahlia a darker shading. The leaves were coloured with Chartreuse first before adding the darker green called Grass Green. To create a smooth blend after I added all the colours I wanted, I went over each petal with a white colour pencil. The centre of the flower was then coloured using Faber Castell Artist PITT brush pen.

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To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Hero Arts Black ink and added some water drops using my Goosebumps clear texture spray, but instead of spraying, I unscrewed the top and let some droplets fall onto my card. They dry hard so those water droplets stay nice and plump!

Well, I hope you liked my card and that it inspires you to one for our challenge. You have until the 28th of February to enter your card at the a2z Scrapbooking blog here. I look forward to seeing your entries! Have a great week! Hugs, Gwendolyn

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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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 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 Scribble Bold Print

Happy Saturday!!

Cindy here to share another project inspired by this month’s challenge theme:  Mood Board.

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The meringue with cream and strawberry look so yummy, it inspired me to make an ombre color tall cake.

 

The colors of cake layers closely resemble the color scheme in the inspiration photo, I use the foam/cream image from the Coffee Cup Tag set to be the cream in between the cake layers.  And I stamped, watercolored, and hand cut some strawberries for the cake embellishment.

For the background I gold heat embossed the Scribble Bold Print onto a charcoal grey card stock panel.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Cake Love set.

 

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along, scroll down to get the challenge details and join in the fun!

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a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable


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Hero Arts Flutterbies Using Colored Pencils

Howdy! I hope you all are doing ok during this cold winter. It’s cold here in California for what I am used to. You have a good excuse to stay inside your warm crafty space and make some cards. I have a card today using digital images, colored pencils and a stencil. The colors (pinks, reds, grays) on the mood board for this months challenge caught my eye. So why not pink and red butterflies. Arlene and I were thinking about butterflies.

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For the background I put a little Oxide Distress Ink down on a surface. I then took some embossing paste and mixed them together. I used a Hero Arts stencil for the pattern. I tried something a bit different for me and that is a random/partial background pattern. My brain wants to cover the entire background with a very even & symmetrical pattern.

For the butterflies I used the Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable Butterfly Digital Kit. You just print them, color them and cut them out. This kit comes with 3 sizes of butterflies and two different patterns on the wings. I learned a little trick with these. I first printed them out how they came. I wanted a couple smaller butterflies than they are originally. In my print dialog box I told it that I was printing on 4X6 paper so it shrinks to fit. I actually put in a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of Neenah cardstock and printed them. It worked great. I colored the butterflies with Prismacolor pencils. I went over a couple little spots on each butterfly with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. Shimmer is the look I like a lot rather than glitter. When I glued down the butterflies I arched the wings a bit and only glued down the centers and outer wings to give a bit of dimension.

For the sentiment I die cut the words out twice using dark gray paper. The sentiment is actually attached in one long line but I cut it apart to fit my card. I glued those together and attached them to the card.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

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 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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Butterflies in the Garden (Fancy Die)

I’ve seen this die-cut used a lot this past weekend in the Hero Arts Blog hop and I CASED one of the cards at You and Your Big Dreams.

Be sure to enter the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge this month.  I did not use the Mood Board, but I did use a new die.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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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 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Garden Fancy Die  (When visiting A2Z Scrapbooking store, you may request a custom order)
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (no longer available, but butterflies can be checked out at Hero Arts here) or at A2Z here
  • Hero Arts Ombre Mint Julip to Emerald Green
  • (Mermaid Ombre Ink could be used also)
  • Your Next Stamp Mini Butterfly Ink Splatter
  • Navy blue card stock
  • Vagabond die cut machine

 


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Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart Card

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The challenge this month at a2z Scrapbooking is this amazing Mood board.  I was so inspired by this board I now have multiple projects going on all around my craft room – the colors lend themselves to loads of projects, for all kinds of cards, not just Valentine’s day!

I received this die in a mystery box I purchased and I’ve been waiting for the right time to use it and I think this was the perfect time!  I hope you find the Mood Board as inspiring as I did and you enter a project into the February a2z Scrapbooking challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

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The Shine

Here is a good look at the shine of the card.  It’s so pretty!

If you’d like to see what I used to make my card please stop by my blog, Art Without Anxiety. 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

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 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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All You Need is Love

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a CAS card.

This month we’re using a Mood Board to inspire us

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Hero Arts Love Stamp N Cut

For this card, I just used the die from the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Love DC175 Set.

I die cut the word love 5 times from colored cardstock to match the mood board and 4 times from white cardstock.

I then stacked the 4 white cardstock love dies adhering them to one another. Finally, topping the white stack white the Red Glitter cardstock love die cut.

I cut a piece of white card stock to 8″ x*1/2″. I then scored at 4″ from top to bottom. This will be a long card.

I then adhered the die cuts to the front of the card. I started with the light gray and worked my way down to the dark gray. Making sure to place the Glitter Red in the center of the card.

 Then, I gathered some ink I used Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose, Worn Lip Stick and Hickory Smoke to stamp some of the hearts on the card.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock trimmed it into a small strip popped it up with foam tape and placed above the red love.

The card is now complete.

Thank you for stopping by today.

You can find me at Little Wings Create.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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 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 Stamp & Cut Love DC175 Set
  • DCWV Red Glitter Cardstock
  • Recollections Brand Cardstock in
  • White, Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray & Pink
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in
  • Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick & Hickory Smoke
  • Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

 


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Be My Valentine

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Hi all, its Gwendolyn here today to share a card I made to inspire you to join our current monthly challenge. As it was Valentine’s Day yesterday, this month’s challenge celebrates love! Love between your partner and you, with your family, your friends, your pets or blogger friends whom I truly appreciate and love!

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I was inspired by the bouquet of flowers and the ice cream with strawberry in the photo board to make my card, but as I am lactose intolerant, I replaced the ice cream with flowers. I used stamps from 5 different Hero Arts stamps set to make my card! The cone comes from the Color Layering Ice Cream set, which I stamped with Momento Desert Sand for the base and Versafine Vintage Sepia for the darker parts of the cone.

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The little flowers come from Hero Arts Cactus Animals, Hero Arts Autumn Moon and Hero Arts Mouse Tea Party and they were stamped to form the cone of the ice cream with alot of masking! I then coloured them with my Zig clean color real brushes. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts Love Bandit and I gave it a little ombre stamping by first stamping with Versafine Satin Red and then stamped the top again with a darker red ink Versafine Crimson Red.

Well I hope you liked my card and it will inspire you to join our challenge. I look forward to seeing them in the link up here. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Gwendolyn

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements! You can find me at desperatehousewifecraft.

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

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

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 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 Spiral Stencil With Words Of Love

I’ve used the Spiral Stencil in several different colors over the past 6 months or so.  I do like this in an orange to red gradation and I thought hearts are red and this would fit February.  A bit of Love goes a LONG way and this fits my mood.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts digital “Words of Love
  • Gingerbread House – little hearts
  • Stitched rectangles from a friend
  • Intricutz dies (Couture Creations)  # dies
  • Sizzix Friend die set
  • Distress Inks fired brick and ripe persimmon
  • Vagabond die cut machine.


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Guest Designer Feb 2019

Hi everyone,

Cindy here to introduce February’s Guest Designer, Libby Hickson. She is the current Education & Marketing Manager at Hero Arts. She travels to tradeshows and stores to teach Hero Arts classes, and also manages the Creative Team.  Not only is she creative, her projects are fun and charming.  She was on multiple design teams and her art work has been published as well.  You can catch her on her blog: Libby’s Little Addiction, as well as on Instagram.

 

Now let’s see what Libby had installed for us.

 

 

I’m so excited to be guest designing here at a2z! I was inspired by the mood board to use pinks and greys on my card, and of course use a Valentines theme! I grabbed a couple of my favorites from Hero Arts, the adorable Stealing My Heart stamp set as well as the gorgeous Bursting with Love Bold Prints background. I think a Valentine isn’t quite a Valentines without a little sparkle, so I used Silver Sparkle embossing powder on the background, and added a little touch of Stickles to the heart.

Supplies

CM242 Stealing My Heart
DI485 Stealing My Heart Frame Cuts (E)
CG758 Bursting with Love Bold Prints
PW124 Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
PS772 Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
New Hero Arts cardstock in peony and pebble
New Hero Arst precision glue
Glitter cardstock, Copic markers, sequins

 

To see all the details about Libby’s project visit her blog here.

Thank you so much Libby for guest designing for us today!  It was such a pleasure to have you.