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Hero Arts CM172 Mix And Match Monsters

Hi everyone. It’s Sue here with a new card.

When I saw this Hero Arts stamp set, I knew that I just had to have it. The monsters are so cute and the parts can be mixed and matched. I’ll admit, it’s a bit fiddly – lots of small pieces. What I did, I started by stamping the three monster bodies, then the arms, legs and antennae, then the eyes and mouths on some 96 lb bristol. I added colour with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I added glossy accents to the eyes for a bit of dimension and shine. I added shading with a copic. I trimmed the panel and matted with black. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.

 

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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 within the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Purring Kitty E6217 card

Hi! It’s Sue. It’s sunny here in Vancouver and it’s getting more difficult to stay inside to craft. I guess I need to find things that I could do outside. I love cats. So when, Hero Arts came out with some cat stamps, I knew that I just had to have them. Today’s card, uses a Hero Arts wood stamp, E6217, Purring Kitty.

Here’s my card

Isn’t the kitty the cutest? I stamped the kitty and coloured it with Copics. I was a bit stuck with what to do next. I created the background adding distress inks with ink blending tools, incorporating pale blues, grey and purple. It created the added interest I was looking for (so much better, in my opinion) than a plain white background. I found a complementary scrap piece of cardstock for the horizontal piece. I decided to add a die cut label to mat the kitty panel and popped it up with dimensionals. I decided to leave the card without a sentiment, so that I could use it for one of my cat friends – maybe as a hello, or get well or happy birthday.

My card is pretty much the opposite of the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking where the challenge is

 

We’d love for you to join us at our challenge. There are a few days left. Please remember that you need to use a Hero Arts product as your focus. If you’re looking for a place for Hero Arts products, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart reaches $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off your purchase.

Supplies

Hero Arts E6217 Purring Kitty

Copics R22, R35, W2, W3

Distress inks (shaded lilac, hickory smoke, tumbled glass, stormy sky)

Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels 8

Dimensional dots

 

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Make Your Own Digital because You’re Sew Nice

Make your sentiment be the focus.  

The digital kit has many old fashioned images and sentiments that go together so well.  I love the pincushion and yest, I cut it out by hand and didn’t lose any pins in the adventure.In real life, this is quite striking.  The black “pins” embedded into the pin cushion are dots of black enamel accents.  They pop more than seen here.  This was quite fun to do, very cAS.  Sometimes you should tell someone you think they’re nice.  What better card to send someone who sews.

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Supplies:

Make Your Own Digital Sewing Fashion

Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle Die-cut

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Hero Arts Prayers

Hi friends – welcome back to a super simple card – TOTALLY CAS (clean and simple)! I recently received some 4 bar note cards and have LOVED using them for quick cards. And since we are focusing on sentiments this month, I thought this was the perfect size for a card truly focusing on the sentiment! And don’t forget to play for your chance to win; link up your card HERE!

And don’t forget, you can save 15% off your order when shopping the Etsy store, just use code: MicheleG15!

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I used the Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set and only embossed the foilage with white embossing powder. I had seen something very similar on Jennifer McGuire’s Instagram account and knew it would be fun to try!

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Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Cut

Embossed prayers

Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Cut

Once embossed, I die cut ‘prayers’ from the center (uh…should have saved those inside pieces, WHOOPS) and sponged on Worn Lipstick oxide ink and Fired Brick distress ink. I embossed the rest of the sentiment on black card stock and mounted with dimensional tape, added more black cardstock behind the sentiment, swiped the top and bottom of the 4 bar card with Worn Lipstick oxide ink and that’s it! Super simple yet very striking.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join our challenge this month; you can link up YOUR projects HERE!

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Stamps: You’re So Lovely, Prayers Stamp and Cut

Ink: Versamark, Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink, Fired Brick Distress Ink

Paper: Hero Arts white, Hero Arts black note card,

Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder


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Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia Thank You Card

Hi, it’s Sue here today with a new card. For this card, I used Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set. These Hero Arts color layering stamp sets are so easy to use, especially with a MISTI. I was hesitant to try them because I haven’t had the best results with other layering stamps. However, it’s really quite simple and the results are stunning – almost like I know what I’m doing!

Here’s my card

We’d love for you to join our Monthly Challenge, here at a2z Scrapbooking. Please be sure that a focal image makes use of a Hero Arts product. If you’re looking to add to your Hero Arts stash, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off.

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Supplies

Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia

Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites ink cubes

Of course, Hero Arts has created a specific ink cube collection, just for this stamp set – Hero Arts AF392 Fuchsia Layering ink cubes

Sequins

 

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Color Layering Bird and a Branch from Hero Arts

Hi stampers!

Ilina’s here today and I am sharing a colorful but simple card. For my card I used the oldie but goodie set from Hero Arts called Color Layering Bird and Branch. For my background I used Neenah white 110 lb card stock and some Distress Oxide inks to blend the background, then I spritzed some water to create the little splatters. I was trying to achieve a background mimicking sunset. I stamped the bird on white card stock and trimmed with paper snips.

Next I assembled my front panel and adhered it to black card base.

Scroll down to watch the video on how I created this card.

And don’t forget to play along with this month’s challenge which is “Any shade of red” and shop over at A2ZScrapbooking store

Use the code “Ilina15” in order to get 15% off your order of$25+ in the A2Z scrapbooking store

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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and a Branch

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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and a Branch close up

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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and a Branch – close up

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Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers Hello Friend Card

Living here in Vancouver, we’re used to rain during the winter months. This year, however, we’ve had colder than usual temperatures and more snow and ice that doesn’t seem to want to stay away. So, for my card today, I wanted to brighten things up and think SPRING!

Here’s my card

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My spirit was certainly brighten making this card with all the great Hero Arts inks. I kept adding flowers in different colours, sometimes overlapping them. I made a banner (because I wasn’t sure where to put my sentiment) with the sentiment.

We’d love for you to join our monthly challenge here. Please be mindful that you need to use a Hero Arts product as the focal element on your creation.

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The  a2z Scrapbooking etsy store is a great place to get your Hero  Arts supplies. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL862 Color Layerig Graphic Flowers

Hero Arts AF356 Kelly’s Flowers in Cubes

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites in Cubes

Hero Arts AF354 Jayne’s Fall Colors in Cubes

 

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Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Winged Friends in Shades of Red

Any Shade of Red – what a great challenge theme for February.

I received this wonderful die on an exchange of cards and found a slate background that would remind everyone of night.  I printed the images from this Winged  Friends Printable Butterfly Digital.  I was drawn to this butterfly, cut it out and used myu Copics to bring it to life.  I am pleased with the outcome.  What I like most about digital images is that you can resize them to your needs and wants.  Try them.

Any Shade of Red Hero Arts Butterfly Digital

Any Shade of Red Hero Arts Butterfly Digital

Supplies:

Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Digital Kit here

Die Cut – unknown brand

 You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

 


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Flutter

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening… which ever it may be for you! I don’t know about you, but we’ve had abnormal weather in IL for January. The wind was so bad the other day I hard a real hard time trying to open the door when I left work! ( A little embarrassing, but no joke!)  Between the wind and the 50 degree weather I almost feel like springtime. Anywho…. my card feels very spring like so maybe the weather put me in the mood!

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I stamped my butterflies on a panel and used the pearl embossing powder to the larger butterfly. (I’m going to be honest and tell you this was going to be a one layer card, but I kinda dropped my ink pad on it so had to re-think my design.) 😉 Once the butterflies were stamped I used my trimmer to cut a straight line up to the wings form the top and bottom. Then using my detail scissors to cut around the wings. I then used my sentiment stamp to do a tone on tone stamping on the yellow panel. I trimmed a little piece off of the butterfly panel to break up the card front a little bit. After the yellow panel was adhered to the cardbase, I added the little strip to the yellow panel and popped the bigger strip up on foam tape.

Here is a better look at the pearl embossed powder, it’s such a pretty powder!yellow-flutter-closeup

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                                              Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

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Supplies:

CL867- color layering butterflies

Mint Julep, Sea Glass and Tide Pool inks

White Satin Pearl embossing powder

Rain or Shine Digital


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Hero Arts Rain or Shine Digital Anything Goes

Winter is our rainy season and I’ve always got an umbrella ready by the door.  This thinking led my thoughts to creating something with an umbrella.  AHA I had it and I hope you like it too.  Kind of a simple design, but it works so well with the background.  I’m not sure if you remember when Hero Arts put out two CDs, one on flowers and one with an eclectic flair.  I had printed the background out several years ago and ran across it when looking for a suitable background.  I thought “black goes with everything” and it certainly does here.

Rain or Shine Digital

Supplies:

Hero Arts Rain or Shine Digital

Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Dies

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 Hope you’ll join in our January  Challenge of “Anything Goes” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbookingarlenea2zscrapbooking