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Butterfly Fancy Caffeine Fix


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My Favorite Things – Butterfly Fancy

I know I’m doing things a little backwards, but it will all work out.  I’ve completed my cover for the Note/Thoughts/Artsy things I want or need to remember. I finished my first page on March 20th here.   I like the bright and cheeriness of the cover – makes me want to open it and see what else there might be.  I really only have one page finished, so I have a whole lot more to do.  It might be nice to make the back to keep the pages all neat and safe too   I am very pleased with the cover to “Arlene’s Notes”.   I like the way the new Ranger Oxide inks worked on this cover.  The cover is made out of chip board and coated with white acrylic paint as a base to work with.  I taped the stencil on at the bottom and inked away with a blender tool. I pulled the tape off and blended some more.  I printed the cup in light blue, but it was too light in color so I colored it with a copic marker.  A bright idea occurred to me to use hearts instead of lines for steam.

Butterfly Fancy Caffeine Fix

I opened the cover and caught a peek of the page I finished last month.

Close-up of cup with Wink of Stella

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Die Butterfly Fancy
  • Hero Arts Digital Caffeine Fix
  • Hero Arts Stencil – crossing wave – may be out of stock
  • My Momenta dies – alphabet purchased at Hobby Lobby
  • Die-namics coffee cup
  • Copic marker B37 to color the cup
  • Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire
  • Oxide Inks – Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Brokern China and Faded Jeans in order of use from top to bottom of Note Cover
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Blender Tool
  • Vagabond

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Fresh Herbs Shadow Box with Hero Arts

Happy Wednesday everyone,

 

I am back with another project created for April’s Challenge – Getting to Know you (use your favorite Hero Arts products).  I am using my new favorite set – Fresh Herbs, and to tell you a little bit about me, I like gardening when I am not crafting.  And the idea of today’s project is somewhat related to gardening.  Ever see those raise vegetable/flower bed that is framed by wood in real or in magazine?  I drew my inspiration on that, and made an irregular shape shadow box.

My process:

  • Use sturdy card stock to create open boxes.  Cut correspond card stocks for each box for stamping.  Stamp, heat emboss, color each image.  Adhere to box, arrange and adhere together as shown.  The dimension and colors are listed one by one below.
  • Dill: 3 by 2 1/2 inch, stamp in Crushed Olive, clear heat embossed.
  • Sage: 1 7/8 by 3 inch, stamp in clear, gold heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Mint: 2 by 2 inch, stamp in Bundled Sage, clear heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Parsley: 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch, stamp in Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive, clear heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Rosemary: 2 by 3 inch, stamp in Peeled Paint, clear heat embossed.
  • Bay: 3 by 2 inch, stamp in clear, gold heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Basil: 2 by 2 inch, stamp in Lime Green, clear heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Thyme: 3 by 2 inch, stamp in Field Green, clear heat embossed.
  • To embellish, I use an old digital stamp set from Hero Arts and created paper pieced rain boots, gardening tools and watering can.

Here’s a look of it after I pin it up on my wall.

 

Our April challenge theme is Getting To Know You (use your favorite Hero Arts products on your projects).  Come join in the fun, you could win a $25 gift card to the store by entering to the challenge.

Remember when shopping at the a2z store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.  If you don’t find the item in the store, just click the blue Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Fresh Herbs

Ranger Distress Ink  – Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Bundle Sage

Hero Arts Ink Cube – Amy’s Shades of Green

Hero Arts Ombre Ink – Vintage Metallic

Memento Pigment Ink – Tuxedo Black

clear embossing ink

clear embossing powder

gold embossing powder


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Hero Arts Large Hydrangea

Hi everyone!

Ilina’s here today! Today I am using the Large Hydrangea stamp with the layering dies. This is one of the designs that we made at the Hero Arts party at CHA.  I really LOVE the hydrangea that I had to use it again.

The elements were cut from watercolor paper, and stamped with versamark, then embossed with gold embossing powder. Then die cut using the coordinating dies.

I colored using the Daniel Smith Hero Arts dot card and an watercolor brush. I assembled everything onto blue folded card. And voila 😉

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Hero Arts Large Hydrangea

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Hero Arts Large Hydrangea – close up


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Floral Border Silhouette

Hi, friends, Chark here today to share one of my favorites right now, the Hero Arts Floral Border Die. It’s delicate and spring-like and makes a gorgeous silhouette when cut from black cardstock.

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For the background, I used Distress Inks and applied the ink pads to a nonstick craft sheet. Then I spritzed with a lot of water and ran the cardstock through the ink. I let the panel dry and then trimmed it to fit behind the die cut.

I stamped the sentiment and swirl from the Color Layering Peacock Stamp set and adhered the whole panel to a card base. It was easy to do and pretty quick. If you want to speed up your ink drying time, you can use a heat gun and it would be even quicker. It looks like you took a lot of time and effort but it really is a fast and easy card.

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge Getting to Know You (using your favorite Hero Arts products). You can win $25 to the store! I think my favorite die says I’m fond of flowers and sunsets. Do you think the black against the color looks a little like the trees against the setting sun? I do!

Get To Know You

 

Happy Monday!

chark!

HA Floral Border Die

HA Color Layering Peacock Stamps

Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio)

Archival Jet Black Ink

 

 


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Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely Card

Hi! It’s Sue with a new card for you. This card is totally out of my comfort zone. I typically prefer clean and simple cards, with lots of white space. This card – no “white space”.

I started by stamping all over a card panel with Versamark; added white embossing powder and heat set with my heat tool. I smooshed some ink on an acrylic sheet and picked up some ink with a water brush. I added colour somewhat deliberately to the flowers and a bit more randomly for the remainder of the card front.  I tried to keep the colours somewhat separate as I was a bit worried that some colours blended together might not result in a “pretty” colour. I matted the card with a nice blue and added some sequins for a bit of shine and sparkle.

Here’s a close-up

We’d love for you to join us at our current monthly challenge where we challenge you to use your favourite Hero Arts stamp or die or ink or stencil.

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Supplies

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes (orchid, passion flower)

Hero Arts Lucy’s Floral Favorites (butter bar, green hills)

Hero Arts Poppy Layering ink cubes (pale tomato)

Hero Arts Kelly’s Flowers ink cubes (ultra pink, emerald green, tide pool)

Hero Arts Desert Sun Bold ink cubes (tangerine)

Hero Arts Sky Blue Dye ink cubes (soft pool)

Versamark ink

white embossing powder

sequins

 

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Hero Arts Paper Layering Favorites

Hi everyone, it’s Angie with this post for our April Challenge “Getting to Know You” where you use some of your favorite Hero Arts products.  I love the paper layering dies that Hero Arts makes and I was thinking of other ways to use them to get more bang for your buck!  I decided to use them to dry emboss card stock!

I was experimenting with some of my favorite paper layering dies from Hero Arts.  I used them with an embossing mat in my Big Shot to make impressions on the card stock.  Then I swiped ink pads across the impressions.  Then I actually did die cut them after they were inked and they turned out pretty cool looking!  Here’s the hummingbirds I embossed.  I ended up not using them but did use the paper layering mum die with the ombre spring brights ink.  After I cut the layering part, I cut the whole flower out with a larger circle die.

I mounted it on a black circle die cut then popped up the layers.

Then I inked some woodgrain vellum with black ink and put it on a black card panel.  I added the mum offset and then mounted it all on a white card base.  I trimmed the edges of the mum and added the black paper layering hummingbirds and the sentiment (from Happy stamp set) heat embossed in white.  If you look at the picture on the bottom right below, you can see how the swallowtail butterfly paper layering die looks embossed with the die and inked, before I cut them out.  I really like the way embossing, then inking, then cutting makes the die have little white edges on the cuts.  Lastly I added diamond gems for their eyes and the flower center.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Angie15” to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on May 7th.

Good luck and please come back again soon!

Here is my list of supplies:

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Hero Arts Fresh Herbs Postcard

Hi,

 

I am not very clever playing with words, but sometimes when all the elements present themselves, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity, could I?

 

 

So what do you think?

My process:

  • Use Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies (second largest size from the set) and die cut a kraft postage stamp shape panel.
  • Mask and stamp “Carte Postale” and dotted lines in black.
  • User black marker and draw vertical line down middle of panel.
  • Stamp thyme from Hero Arts Fresh Herbs set twice in Bundled Sage, let dry.  Stamp again in clear embossing ink, heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Adhere a real canceled postage stamp to panel.
  • Stamp “Thinking of You” and postmark (from Untitled Postmark) in Vintage Photo.
  • Stamp sentiment (“It’s” from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages, “thyme” from Hero Arts Fresh Herbs, “Let’s Chat” from Altenew Coffee Love) in Vintage Photo.
  • Stamp letter with heart (from Hero Arts Love by Lia) in Barn Door.
  • Poke two small holes on base of thyme bundle, thread red and white twine and tie knot.
  • Adhere the kraft panel on white card base.

Our April challenge theme is Getting To Know You (use your favoirte Hero Arts products on your projects), and my favorite Hero Arts products are their stamps.  Come join in the fun, you could win a $25 gift card to the store by entering to the challenge.

Remember when shopping at the a2z store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.  If you don’t find the item in the store, just click the blue Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Fresh Herbs

Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Love by Lia

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Many Birthday Messages

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Carte Postale

Altenew Clear Stamp – Coffee Love

Ranger Distress Ink  – Barn Door, Vintage Photo

Memento Pigment Ink – Tuxedo Black

White embossing powder

clear embossing ink

Color Layering Flamingo, my favorite from Hero Arts


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Color Layering Flamingo, my favorite from Hero Arts

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you another one of my favorite stamps from Hero Arts. This is the month of our favorites products and my favorites are the color layering stamps! Today I am using the Color Layering Flamingo. Take a look at my card:

Color Layering Flamingo, my favorite from Hero Arts

I have to be honest with you: at first I thought that the layering stamps were very hard to use but I recently discovered that I was very wrong. Color layering stamps are very easy to play with and very versatile because you can exchange colors and exchange the layers to create different looks and results in your images. I definitely love them and believe me Hero Arts has the most beautiful and complete collection.

To create my card I used whisper white card stock and different colors of inks. First I stamped the two grass images using two different colors of green. I used Green Apple and Moss from the Rain Forest Bold Ink Cubes. Then I stamped the legs of the Flamingo with the Tide Pool Shadow Ink Mid Tone. I used the same color to stamp the first layer of the body of the flamingo. For the second layer I used Aegean Bold Ink and for the third layer Aquatic Bold Ink, all from Hero Arts.

Color Layering Flamingo, my favorite from Hero Arts

The sentiment was stamped with India Ink Black and to finalize the card I added some ink splatters with glimmer mist. I created a tiny black border over both sides of the decorated layer using basic black card stock and I pasted the entire layer over the pool party card base.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. You can use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!

See you soon!Color Layering Flamingo, my favorite from Hero Arts

 


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Happy Easter

Hello all and happy Wednesday! The week is half over and I know my boys are excited as they have no school Friday! I can’t believe Easter is this weekend already… I’m not prepared! I’ve only done one Easter card and it was for today’s post.

I used an older stamp and cut set with my embossing powder since it’s one of my favorites… well since I’ve gotten my hands on it! I just love the pearl look. After I embossed the eggs I used some watercolor markers to color the eggs. I added some color to my back ground with ink sponging. I die cut three of my eggs and adhered them to the cardbase. I finished with stamping my sentiment from another older set (one of my faves) that has a lot of wonderful sentiments!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:

Hero Arts – DI073 (Retired Eggs) CL498 ( Retired Celebrate Everyday)

Pearl Embossing powder

Forever Green

Sea Glass

Misc- watercolor cardstock, watercolor brush markers (Artist Loft)

Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia


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With Sympathy | Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia

Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia

Hi Everyone! Kristina here today playing with the new Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia. These are up there with one of my favorite flowers. We get several hanging baskets of them each year, the colors are gorgeous and the hummingbirds eat them up! I debated doing a card with just a bunch of them cascading down from the top, which I think would be really pretty, but for today went with something a little cleaner.

I started with a white cardstock panel & used my clarity brush to blend on an ombre of purple inks, and then trimmed down with a rectangle die. For the fuschias, I die cut a circle and did my stamping directly onto it before adhering to the panel with 3d foam. For my sentiment I die cut one last piece, and stamped/embossing in white. Attach everything to a card base and there you have it!

CHALLENGE

For this month’s challenge we want to get to know you! Show us your projects featuring your favorite Hero Arts products! You have until the end of the month, and the chance at a $25 gift card to the store!

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Fuschia

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SUPPLIES

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