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Holiday projects with Ornament Infinity Dies

Hi everybody, I must tell you I am very eager to share my holiday projects with you!  I got my new Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies last Friday and I am like a child whom just received a new toy!!  Of course I played with it right away!!  LOL

A couple days ago my design team mate Char created some beautiful ornamentd using the same die and washi tapes.  See it here.  I reached for my glitter powders and glitter paper, and experimented.

  1. die cut using glitter paper
  2. adhere fine glitter powder using Stick It
  3. adhere glitter using Stick It
  4. die cut using gold foil card stock and metallic card stock from the Hero Arts December 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit

Each product gave me a different look.    I selected some of the pieces from my experiment to put on my card.

On my white postage stamp shape panel (die cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamp the pine branches from the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post set, and add faux snow (mixture of glossy embossing paste and glitter) and gold heat emboss the sentiment from the same set.  I adhere the ornaments (thread with sliver cord) using foam adhesive.  I cut a tiny slit underneath the branch and tug the end of the sliver cord in under the white panel, secure with tape.  Then adhere the white panel onto red card base with foam adhesive.  To make the smaller ornaments, I first peel off the backing of the Stick It and place it on white card stock.  Then I die cut the ornaments.  Next I peeled off the remainding backing and sprinkle the glitter over it.

While I was waiting the faux snow for my card to dry I decide to play some more with the dies and made ornaments.  First a 2D version, then a 3D version, then I got carried away and made another combining the two techniqes!  Hehe!!

If you don’t mind the long post read on!  I think everything is pretty much self explanatory.  I included some snap shots taken while making them.   This first one has an inner piece suspended using fishing wire.

These two are not complicate to make, just cut multiples (same color or multiple colors), score down the middle, fold and glue together.  Just remember to add cord before gluing the last piece.  Right now they could be considered the ‘vanilla’ version, but one could always embellish further using bling, button, and the alike.

The last one is a combination of the first two.  And I needed some help to hold things while I glue, so I used a clip.

 

Whew!  Finally done (for this post).  But I am not done playing with the dies.  😀  This set of dies has different size and shape ornament, so imagine the combination you could have!  Get yours first, right now.  It’s available at the a2z Etsy store, use my promote code Cindy15 to get a discount, scroll down for more details.  Check it out.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Nesting Tea Cup Rainbow

Hello there, Cindy here to share a bright rainbow color tea cup shaker card.  Yeah that’s a mouthful!!  LOL

Sometimes I overthink everything (or you could say I have a tough time making decision) thus I take a lot of time to create a card.  Well not today my craft friends.  I pick up my Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Die and I said to myself: just go have fun using the die, no taking time to match pattern paper.  😀

 

Ta da!  This is what I came up with.

 

I die cut the rainbow color tea cups using five different card stock (twice the red one), the smallest one is die cut in the middle without the tea cup handle.  This I did using the partial die cut method.  I mark the cut out area on the green layer and hand cut the same shape.  Glue a piece acetate in between the purple and green layer.  Next I put form achieve on the yellow layer (in the shape of the cup), fill with sequins, and adhere the green/purple layer over on top.  The last step is score the second piece of red tea cup shape and glue on the underside to form the card.

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along our August challenge (detail below).  Make something bright and join in the fun!

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Color Layering Orchid Love

Hello there, Cindy here to share a one layer card.  I used a new stamp combo (at least for me) on my card:  Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot and Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut.

For more information please visit my blog post at Escape To Stamping.

Do you know that a2z is also on Ebay; and there is a major Summer Clearance in our Ebay Store right now. Clearance items are 40% off and include Scor Pal, many Hero arts inks, stamps, dies, paper, stencils, buttons and embellishments!  Hurry in and check it out!  Click here

 

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Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Color Layering Goldfish We’re Here

Hi,

 

One of the fun things about Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps is that you could play with individual layer to obtain a different look.  The Color Layering Goldfish have two layers.  On today’s card I only used the detail one on my card.  And I took some photos while making this card.

I started of with a strip of watercolor paper, I wet it completely and lay it on a cutting mat (could have done it on craft sheet but was too lazy to fish it out.  LOL  I let it dry slightly but still quite wet then dropped some water colors in places when I would stamp the goldfish.

After the watercolor panel dried, I stamped the top layer of the goldfishes trying out two different inks, Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow – Wet Cement and Ranger Archival – Jet Black.  I like the version with the Wet Cement more, so I did the rest using that ink.  Next I added some extra watercolor in the areas where there is very little ink.

Next I stamped the base layer onto scrap paper, cut out and use it as a guide/template to draw the outline of the fishes.

Yes it was a big mistake not to get the matching die!  So advise to you, buy the matching die if you could!  Back to my card, next I cut the fishes out using scissors.

 

For the home of my fishes, I used a dark green pattern paper panel and stamped the seaweed from the Color Layering Goldfish set with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.  I wanted to add more interest, so I used the detail layer of the waterlily leaf from the Color Layering Koi set to create an “under-water plant look alike”.  I added the air bubbles from that same set as well.

For the sentiment, I composed using part of the sentiment from both Stamp & Cut Congrats and Stamp & Cut So Sorry.  I stamped with Unicorn Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Pssst I’ll let you in on a secret, I took the Clear embossing powder by mistake and only realized that is was clear after I heated it.  OMG I don’t to start over!?  Then I remember that the embossing is still sticky while it is hot, so I took out the real white embossing powder, heat up the stamped sentiment and quickly added the white EP on top.  And heat again.  Phew!!  It worked!!

To add some shine (goldfish has shining scale right?), I added Stickles on the body of the goldfish.  And now for the grand finale.

 

 

I hope I have inspired you to play along our July challenge – Anything Goes.   Feel free to use your creative license to make something fun by mixing things up.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts


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I’d Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

I’d Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts!!! Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you another shaped card and my last card as a Designer for a2z Scrapbooking Supplies. These two years have been amazing to me but I am leaving the team because I need to take care of some personal things but I want to let you know that I love my time sharing with you and creating with amazing products.

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

To make my card I used a Circle Stitched Die Cut that I cut twice. The first time with the card stock folded to create the card base and the second using a single layer of card stock that I decorated and pasted over the base.

  1. Use the Spiral Petals Stencil and the Hero Arts Aegean Bold Ink to create the background with the ombre effect. I used a sponge to have better control over the effect.
  2. Stamp the flowers including on the stamp set Color Layering Hibiscus using three different colors of ink. For the base I used the Butter Bar and for the accent I used the Red Royal, colors included on the collection Water Lilies Layering. For the center of the flowers I used Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink.
  3. Fussy cut the flowers or use the corresponding die cuts, Color Layering Hibiscus Frame.
  4. Stamp the leafs using Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink for the base and Hero Arts Pine Ink.
  5. Fussy cut the leafs or use the corresponding die cuts, Color Layering Hibiscus Frame.
  6. Assemble the flowers and leafs on the top of your card using dimensionals and snail adhesive.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set I’d Never Forget You using Hero Arst Intensive Black Ink.

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

What do you think?  Please let know below.

Thank you for this amazing year and I hope to be with you soon!!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 MARTHA15 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.

 

 

 

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

 


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Hero Arts Coloring Layering Hydrangea & For You Flowers

Hi friends! It’s my last post for a2z, I have sooo enjoyed designing with so many Hero Arts products alongside these amazing ladies; they are some of the kindest women you will find in this industry! I will miss them but they will never be far away!

Don’t forget to use my discount code in the a2z Etsy shop – and if something isn’t in stock, just request a custom order – no additional charge: MicheleG15!

I wanted to play with flowers, goodness – I just love colorful flowers! I hand painted (read that to mean, not so straight lines – HA) some thick lines with distress inks and Hero Arts ombre ink, then added some thin gold lines for my backgrounds.

Blue watercolor flat

Blue watercolor up close

Pink watercolor flat

Pink watercolor full

Pink watercolor up close

The 2nd step of the hydrangeas and leaves were stamped with Oxide Ink, I added more colors with Copics and spritzed with water. Once dry, I die cut the pieces and layered everything up over some gold thread. Oh…and the graphic black and white paper was picked up at Hobby Lobby, adds a nice punch to the black sentiment! Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great weekend.

And don’t forget this month’s challenge – SHAPED CARDS – link ’em up HERE!

michele

WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Papers: Hero Arts White, Ranger water color, misc. black and white

Ink: Hero Arts Black, Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre, Broken China Distress Ink, Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick,

Accessories: gold paint, Hydrangea matching dies, For You Flowers matching dies, gold thread, Copics

Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set


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Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set

You Make my Heart Smile with Hero Arts. This is the sentiment that I selected to create my card. It is part of the stamp set Love by Lia and I used a non traditional form in my creations. Welcome to another “Take Shape” inspiration sample.

Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with you to share a card with banner or tail fish shape. I really love to receive cards with different shapes and this is sample that you can use and put easily in an envelope because it is a regular size. To cut this I used a double stitched banner from Peek a Boo Designs and I kept my card stock folded on top and below the die border to give my card form.

Then I cut a stitched rectangle on whisper white card stock and stamped over the right side one of the sentiments that came included on the stamp set Love by Lia. I love this set because the sentiments and fonts that are included on it are a great size and very useful. I pasted the stitched rectangle directly over the top of the banner.

Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set

To complete the card, I stamped four little envelopes over decorated paper and fussy cut them with my scissors to paste over the card using dimensionals and snail adhesive. The final touch, two loops of red and white bakers twine.

All the images from the stamp set Love by Lia were stamped with Hero Arts Intensive Black Ink.

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

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

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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 insert your code here 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.

 

 

 

 

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT


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COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a sentiment that I love and that comes with a great stamp set Color Layering Flamingo from Hero Arts. This is the month of the sentiments and my card says it all! Take a look:

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

To create my card I used regal rose card stock for the first layer and decorated paper for the second one. To stamp the Flamingo image I used three different colors of pink inks. First I stamped the legs of the Flamingo using Soft Granite Ink, and with my MISTI i stamped the image twice.  Then I stamped the body of the flamingo. For the base layer I used Soft Pink Ink, for the second layer I used  Bubble Gum Ink and for the last detailed layer I used Rose Madder Bold Ink.

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

I fussy cut with my scissors the Flamingo and pasted directly over the decorated card base using OnPoint Glue. I added some pink and silver sequins and finally added a banner using one of the sentiments that came on the Color Layering Flamingo stamp set. This sentiment came in a different way but I edited it to have a horizontal line.

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 SENTIMENT


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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!

Embossed prayers up close

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!

michele

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

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS


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COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

Color layering Gold Fish stamp set is another adorable set from Hero Arts. I said adorable because you will love change the colors of these gold fishes and how easy it is to create different effects on them. Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Gold fish card!. Take a look at my card:

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

This month our challenge is to use sentiments and this stamp set includes a great sentiment for life. So with my design I wanted to create a special frame just for the sentiment. Let me share how I made the card:

  1. Cut the base using green card stock.
  2. Cut a second layer using whisper white card stock and emboss this one with Records embossing folder.
  3. Stamp the two gold fishes included on the stamp set Color Layering Gold Fish by Hero Arts using different colors of ink to each layer. For the base layer I used Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink, for the second layer or detailed layer I used Hero Arts Just Rust Ink and for the last detailed image I used Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink.
  4. Cut the gold fishes with the corresponding die cuts or scissors.
  5. Stamp the foliage using Hero Arts Green Apple Hybrid Ink and cut with die cuts or scissors.
  6. Add the embossed layer over the card base.
  7. Paste the foliage using OnPoint Glue from Imagine and the Gold fishes with dimensionals.
  8. Stamp the sentiment using Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink on a separate piece of paper and decorate the border with a blue card stock.
  9. Paste the sentiment with dimensionals too.
  10. To finalize the decoration add some clear skittles in blue color that I pasted with OnPoint Glue.

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

Easy and fun!

I decided to use Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink ink to stamp the third layer of the image and create a special effect on my fishes but you can experiment with other colors. Don’t forget to share your creations with us and participate in our a2z Scrapbooking Challenge, the theme this month is Sentiments and you can link your project HERE.

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.

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

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 GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS