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Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Birthday

Hello,

Cindy here today to share a couple birthday cards.  I used my new Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp and matching Mermaid Kisses Frame Cut plus some mix and match of other sets to create my cards.

For my backgrounds, I used the same stencil but with slightly different ways.

On the first one, I wet a watercolor panel with water then I lay the Long Leave Stencil and press down to ensure the stencil is sticking to the paper.  Then I brush various watercolors in the negative space, after it dried I stamped the coral and seaweed.  I thought it turned out pretty cool.  By the way I left the stencil on the watercolor panel while it dries, this is to ensure the watercolors don’t run into the positive space after I remove it.  I hope this makes sense to you.

The sentiment is stamped using ombre ink Tide Pool to Navy and clear heat embossed.  The mermaid, star fishes, seahorses and small fishes are stamped with Jet Black and watercolored, then die cut.  To add a bit of shine I brushed some area with Clear Wink of Stella.

 

And here’s a close up so you could see the shimmer on the mermaid’s body.

I also did a bit of stamping inside the card.

For the second one, I colored my watercolor first then lay the stencil on top and I soak up the color from the negative spaces.  This gives a more subtle look.

Remember there are new stock in the a2z store, from the 2018 Hero Arts Catalog.  If you don’t see the supply I used in the store, just make a request and it would be ordered just for you.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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

 

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 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 Words of Love – Je t’aime

Hi,

Only a few more days before Valentine’s Day.  Have you got your Valentine’s Day card(s) done yet?

I’ve got a simple one to share today.

The focal image and sentiment are from the Hero Arts digital stamp set Words of Love.  I resized and printed them on white card stock.   I have an inkjet printer, so when I use an inking tool to apply ink to the candy hearts, the black ink comes out and it becomes cloudy (even after I clear embossed them), like this:

 

So I printed a second set of candy hearts, used my VersaMarker and go over where the black ink is and clear heat embossed it before inking candy hearts.  They turned out a lot better.  Here’s a close up.

See what I mean?  I hope you enjoy my card, and I hope you’d join in this month’s challenge – It’s a Love Thing (use pink and/or red on your projects).  Scroll down to get the details.  By the way the sentiment is “I love you” in French.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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

 

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 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 Digital Stamp – Words of Love
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Love
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Love by Lia
  • Ranger Distress ink (Spun Sugar)
  • Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink (Ultra Pink)
  • VersaMarker Watermark Pen


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Hero Arts Vintage Travel can be a Love Thing

Just wanted to let you know that A2Z Scrapbooking now has the new release from Hero Arts.  My products have already shipped and I can’t wait to create.  Be sure to visit A2Z for your Hero Arts fix.  I provided a link right here so you can jump right into see the new stamps.

You don’t have to use hearts to show you appreciate and love someone.  How about a vintage car?

You never know what will precipitate the making of a card.  I had a pink cloud, red oval die-cut and black sentiment die-cut “wonderful” on my desk.  Voilà,  here you have the result.

Close-Up

 

Even though I colored the car in reds, they are yellow reds and so stand out against the oval red paper.  The darker red, such as the door,is a mix of gray and yellow red.

Please join the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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

 

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.

 

 

 

  •  Hero Arts digital kit Vintage Travel
  • Little B (you) die
  • Sizzix thinlits Friend (wonderful)
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers

New to me – Sunshine Flowers Digital Kit

Having used a notebook last year, I was more than ready to get organized for 2018.  I couldn’t think of colors or stamps to use and my choices surprised me because they are not winter or spring colors, but hot summer ones.  I followed my heart and chose Sunshine Flowers for my stamping kit to work with.  The colors pop and I think when our winter weather really hits with rain and fog, it will keep me happy and feeling like the sunshine is falling through the windows.

I have a patterned paper in each sleeve to keep track of what dates and products I’m using for each month for the next six months.

Front page

 

Back page – Check the right side of the flower where just a little bit of paper is sticking down.

That was supposed to be a whole petal, but I didn’t think anyone would miss it and you didn’t, did you?

Close-up of back page and I still don’t miss that lover petal on the right.

Added this page to my existing Notebook from 2017 and I’m ready to move forward into 2018.

 

You can see me at A Bit of This  and That.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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

 

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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic markers Y08, YR16


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Hero Arts Spiral Stencil New Look

Try Something New.  I doubt that this looks new, but it is. This is a new to me technique that I garnered from the Hero Arts Web site here.  If you receive the Hero Arts emails, then you will have watched the video.  I wanted to show the difference in this technique from directly inking the card through the stencil.

It’s easier to watch the video than it is to explain it, so I’d suggest you watch the video to be able to use this technique for any stencil.  You do run it through your die cut machine.  What I have on the card I made for the new challenge is the negative of how you would normally color in the stencil to use.  It’s simple and I wanted as much of the stencil to show the technique as I could.  I hope you try something new and enter our challenge this month.

You can view the post for the card below on my blog here.  You can clearly see the difference in where the color is.  And I’m ok with my new card not being perfect.

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Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

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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Ornament New Year Easel Card

Hello,

Cindy here to share a New Year card, inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop!  I made for you an easel card.  Let’s take a look.

 

To create the pointy shape part of my card I used one of the ornament dies from the Ornament Infinity Dies set and did partial die cut (left one in photo below).  For my pink bow tie, I select a smaller die from the same set (right one in photo below).

Here’s the back view.

I could have just die cut the ornament and glue to the card, but I think this is more elegant.  I die cut both the card base and my pattern paper the same way.  So I could sandwich the sparkly candles in between the two layers.

The ‘cheers’ are comprised for three layers of card stock and top with glitter card stock.  Champagne bottles and party hat are heat embossed and watercolored.  The year are stickers, but I outlined it with a white gel pen to make it stands out more.

This would be my last a2z dt project of 2017.  So I think it is a good time wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2018.  See you in the new year!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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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A Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Make It Pop Day

I was thinking stripes and modern for today’s card, but went with a traditional red and green color palette.

I thought striped trees should sit on a striped background.  I think my card has a modern feel.  I striped the background on the bottom half of the card, popped the trees up and dotted between the lines with Nuvo Crystal Drops and completed the card with a simple sentiment on top.  Almost a CAS card.

 

Closeup below

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” 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

 

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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Postage Stamp Cherish

Hi, it’s Cindy here.  We are in the middle of the holiday season,  and I’ve the got a case of  ‘end of year’ blues!!  I find that 2017 is passing by a bit fast.  No not complaining just missing it already!  I had a great year and I count my blessings everyday.  So the theme of my project today is “Cherish”, cherish everyday!

I made a collage of various elements that represent the four seasons, and time.  Not sure if the message get across but I enjoy putting it together.  Lots of dimensions, fit for this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop!

 

On a pattern paper panel I heat emboss the Number Pattern with Pearl Blue EP to get a subtle background.  The panel is then die cut with Postage Stamp Infinity Die  and then glued to Egg Shell Folded Card.  The elements for the seasons are the Spring Branch, flower and butterfly, pattern Maple leaf, and snowflakes.  It is obvious that the clock represents time.   Here are some close ups.

 

To add extra dimension to the clock I stamp and cut it twice and layered using foam adhesive.  And I glued one wing of the butterfly so the other wing is off the panel.  Join in the fun, make something with lots of dimensions and link it to the challenge gallery!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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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Santa Snacks Step Card

It is almost Christmas time!!  What kind of cookies are you preparing for Santa?  🙂

This year I am a little busy so I didn’t actually make any cookies yet.  But I had stamped a lot of gingerbread cookies.  They are for my “mountain fold step card” inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop.

The height of each fold from back to front (in inches) are: 3.5, 1.5 and 1.  Width of card is 5.5 inches.  The light bulbs are cut fron pattern paper and I added Sprinkled Sugar on top to give it some texture and shine.  Not sure if you notice, but the hollies on each end are glued onto the pattern paper, but the center one is attached with foam adhesive, and the other two are half on paper and half popped up. I wanted to create a gradual 3D effect, if this term exists.  🙂

Here’s a view from the front and center.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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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A Natural Christmas With Hero Arts

Time to Make It Pop with some popping Christmas Cards.  I layered my card and this was NOT in my comfort zone, but I am very happy with it.  I began with a simple image and die cut it in the postage stamp shape.  All I did was cut mostly brown & burgundy colored patterned papers.  I’m happy with it, rather a natural type of card with music and joy.

A Close up to see the layers and Nuvo dots.

It looks like berries and leaves and earthy things.  I thought I would share the very close up photo too.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” 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

 

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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File from A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Red Berry Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin (Nuvo Dandelion Gloss Crystal Drops are available at A2Z in place of Ripened Pumpkin)
  • Older Hero Arts  stamp “Joy” from the Peace Poinsetias  (any Hero Arts sentiment would work
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Vagabond Die Cut machine