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BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS


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BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts is one of my favorites and today I am happy to share this card with you. Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with a colorful textured card created with one of the most beautiful stencils from Hero Arts, the Bold Floral. Take a look at my card:

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

Working with stencils is very fun and you can explore different techniques with them. On this opportunity I used Creative Medium Iridescent to create this effect that is more evident over dark card stocks.  The base of my card is Whisper White and the second layer, the one I worked over with the stencil, is Always Artichoke.

I secured the stencil with masking tape and I start by applying the creative medium with a palette knife over the free areas of the stencil using three different colors. I used Purple, Green and Pink of creative medium. I removed the stencil and washed with warm water and let the card stock dry naturally.

Using the die cut included on the set Happy Stamp & Cut from Hero Arts and whisper white card stock, I cut several times the word happy and pasted these to create a bold word. Then I assembled my card leaving a tiny border on the left and top parts and and pasting the word on the center of the card to create a big contrast.

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

The process was very easy and the effect is amazing! You can explore this technique using embossing paste and to give color to it simply by adding a few drops of ink. Also if you don’t have Creative Medium Iridescent, you can use Pearlescent Embossing Paste and mix it with the inks.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty 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! One lucky winner will be announced on April 7th.

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During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! Just comment on any blog posts in March.

We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Good luck and please come back again soon!

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS


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POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia with you! The spring is almost here but our challenge is not ending so I decided combine these two elements in one card for you today using Poetic Petals a Digital File from Hero Arts, maybe one of my favorites from the entire collection. Take a look at my card:

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

To create this card I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for the base and a decorated piece of paper for the second layer. I simply decorated this layer with a few loops of natural hemp twine that I finished with a tiny bow on the left side.

I printed the Blossom C from the Poetic Petals Digital File over whisper white card stock, colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut with my scissors. I cut an oval with a die cut and pasted the Blossom C over the left side of the oval. Then I stamped word by word a sentiment from the stamp set Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Finally I pasted the decorated piece over the base using dimensionals and added some black heart sequins.

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

You can find Poetic Petals Digital File  and more digital files like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you won’t pay more!

I hope you will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of February is Any Shade of Red!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

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Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia Thank You Card

Hi – it’s Sue here with a new card for today. This card was created with the current challenge at a2z Scrapbooking in mind. The current challenge is

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Won’t you join us for this challenge? Just remember, you need to feature a Hero Arts product on your card.

Here’s my card

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I tried a “new to me” technique using alcohol inks on vellum. I started by adding red alcohol ink with a little blending solution randomly with an applicator onto vellum. The varying intensities of colour add some “cool” shading. I initally used the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia stamp, white embossing powder on the reverse side of the vellum isn’t happy because the red colour seems quite muted. I was looking for a more vibrant red! So, I inked up another piece of vellum and heat embossed on top of the alcohol inked side of the vellum – much better. I fussy cut the flowers, removing the leaves. Here’s a close-up.

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I cut some leaves freehand from a grey/green scrap of cardstock. I felt that the card needed a bit more dimension, so I used an embossing folder with vertical stripes for the background. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set.

The a2z Scrapbooking etsy store is a great place for you to purchase Hero Arts supplies. When your cart reaches $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia

Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia

red alcohol ink

vellum

white embossing powder

 

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VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA


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VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Valentine card with Love is by Lia is a card that I made using one of the new stamp sets from Hero Arts. Valentine is around the corner and I am sure you have a lot of friends to celebrate this day or to send Valentine cards, and I decided dedicate this month to Love. Take a look at my card:

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

 

The base of my card is Rose Red and the second layer is Whisper White. I stamped the envelope and the heart using different colors of ink, Rose Red for the hearts and Sahara Sand for the envelope. For the word LOVE, I used the double stamping technique, first I stamped the image with Rose Red Ink and then I moved a little the image and stamped again the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

 

As final touch I added some black heart sequins on the envelopes. The original images has the hearts included but I wanted to add more bling with the sequins.

You can find Love is by Lia from Hero Arts and more sets like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you don’t pay more!

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I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of January is one of my favorites: Anything Goes!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA


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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely card

Now that Christmas has past, I am in the mood for a sparkle and shine kind of card today.

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I started with gold heat embossing the blooms and the sentiment. The leaves were stamped with one of Hero Arts ombre ink pads. It’s so easy to achieve dimension and interest with the ombre inks. Sure one could achieve similar results by stamping the image multiple time with different colour inks. However, with the ombre inks, you get different shades of a colour, all at once. Finished the card by matting with gold cardstock.

We’d love for you to join the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking

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Reminder that the focal image of your card needs to be a Hero Arts product.  The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount or from now till Dec 24, you’ll get free shipping (US domestic) for any order $50 or more, use code FreeShipping16.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Ombre Mint to Green Ink Pad

gold embossing powder

gold cardstock

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OUT THE BOX WITH HERO ARTS VINTAGE WISHES

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you cute boxes that I made using the stamp set Vintage Wishes from Hero Arts.  Create these boxes was very easy and I used the some papers from the Winter Bliss Collection of Quick Quotes Scrapbook  and the envelope punch board. During Christmas season it is very common to prepare small presents for our family and friends, and this kind of package is very easy to make and decorate:

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To create this you only need a 6″x6″ piece of decorated paper. You need to punch and score in 2″ and 4″ on all four sides of the squares using the Envelope Punch Board. Then you fold the score lines and cut the corners in same way to build the box. Before you build the box, don’t forget to round the corners and punch a tiny hole on each point to tie the box after building it.

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I put chocolates inside each box and then I tied with thick baker’s twine.

To finalize the decoration I cut a small stitched die cut using a coordinated paper and a second using a piece of card stock. Over the die cut of card stock I stamped a sentiment and the cute snowman from the stamp set Vintage Wishes from Hero Arts using different colors of ink to coordinate with the colors of my boxes. I tied each mini tag to the box using gold metallic thread.

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until month end to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card.

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You can find this stamp set on all holiday sets in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15
Vintage Wishes and all the holiday stamps are selling out fast & wont be re-ordered until next year, so get it while they last! If there’s every something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button.

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I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

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OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS


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OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a very cute card that I made using the Oscar Cut-Outs By Lia stamp set. This is not a Christmas set but I decided to use it during this season because I can’t wait to show you how I can combine it with some details from other stamp sets. Take a look at my card:

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

The base of my card is Real Red card stock and the stamped layer is Very Vanilla. The first thing I did was stamp the bear randomly over the very vanilla layer using Hero Arts Cup O’Joe Mid-tone Shadow Ink , then I dressed each bear with different colored vests. I used Hero Arts Red Royal Shadow Ink and Hero Arts Lime Green. I also used the Bear Hugs sentiment included on the same stamp set to fill some of the spaces.

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

To add a Christmas touch to my card I used the holly leaves included on the stamp set Coffee Cup Tags from Hero Arts. I stamped them with Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Ink and complemented the design with a sentiment from Happy Holly Days stamp set that I die cut using a rectangle stitched frame.

As you may have noticed I embellished my card with gold metallic thread. It was easy and you can do the same using other materials like gemstones or pearls, and the best part is that you can use my discount code in a2z Scrapbooking Store to buy these or any other Hero Arts product with the 15% off and now they are also offering free shipping until Christmas, you only need to use my discount code MARTHA15 and enjoy your shopping! Only one thing, if you don’t find what you are looking, don’t get upset, just request the product and they will help you!

I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS


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Hero Arts Fight Like A Girl Card

Hi. It’s Sue. Yes, I know, Breast Cancer Awareness month was October. It’s now November! However, as more and more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s not just something that we remember one month a year. A co-worker’s mom was just diagnosed. I thought of her as I created this card.

Uses Hero Arts Happy Mother's Day and Dare to Dream stamp sets.

I started by gold embossing flowers on vellum from Hero Arts Happy Mother’s Day stamp set. I then fussy cut them and added color with Copic markers.

I found a patterned paper that complemented the flowers and cut a 2.25″ strip. I used gold embossing for the sentiment from Hero Arts Dare to Dream stamp set.

When I adhered the flowers – two are directly adhered to the card and one is popped up with dimensionals.

I added a few sequins to add a bit of sparkle.

 

We’d love for you to join us at this month’s challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking.

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Reminder that the focal image of your card needs to be a Hero Arts product.  The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day

Hero Arts CL925 Dare to Dream

gold embossing powder

watermark ink

sequins

 

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HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD


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HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Hello crafty friends, are you ready for the season? Today I have a Hero Arts Coffee Cup Christmas Card to share with you and I wish to share the coffee too but it is not possible yet! Welcome to my day on our blog and let me show my card and tell you how I made it. Take a look:

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Creating this card was very easy! I used two different stamp sets and the corresponding die cuts from Hero Arts, the Coffee Cut Tags and Die Cuts and the Happy Holly Days and Frame Cuts.

  1. Cut the base of the card using Whisper White card stock. The size is 5-1/2″x8-1/2″ with score in 4-1/4″
  2. Cut a second layer of decorated paper and place in diagonal angle over the card base. Cut the excess and paste directly over the base.
  3. On a separate piece of card stock stamp the leaves from the stamp set Happy Holly Days using VersaMark and Hero Arst Gold Embossing Powder.
  4. Melt the powder with the heat tool and cut the with the corresponding die cuts.
  5. Decorate the center of the fruits with Red Berry Crystal Drops.
  6. On a separate piece of card stock stamp one of the designs of the cups using Red Royal Shadow Ink for the cup and Forever Green Shadow Ink for the Cap and tag. Both inks are from Hero Arts.
  7. Cut all the stamped pieces using the corresponding die cuts.
  8. Paste the leaves on the left side of the cup using glue dots and the cup on the right side of the card using dimensionals.
  9. If you want you can add some dots of green crystal drops.

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Do you remember the theme of November’s Challenge? It is embellishment! And as you noticed I embellished my card with gold embossing powder, crystal drops and different layers. It was easy and you can do the same. And the best part is that you can use my discount code in a2z Scrapbooking Store to buy these or any other Hero Arts product with the 15% off and now they are also offering free shipping until Christmas, you only need to use my discount code MARTHA15 and enjoy your shopping! Only one thing, if you don’t find what you are looking, don’t get upset, just request the product and they will help you!

I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP


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HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you another model of layered card that I made with Christmas in mind. I am in love with the Christmas stamps that Hero Arts has for us this year and I decided to combine some of them to present you this card. Take a look at my card:

HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP

I created this card using three different stamp sets, Happy Holly Days and Dies, Vintage Post Stamp and Die and the Kelly’s Happiest Season of All, all from Hero Arts and let me tell how I used each of these:

  1. Cut the base of the card using Real Red card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Cut the second layer using natural card stock. The size is 4″x5-1/4″.
  3. Over the left side of the natural card stock, stamp several times the small pine branch image from the stamp set Vintage Post of Hero Arts using Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Ink to create a big branch.
  4. In a separate paper stamp the big Pine Cone from the Happy Holly Days set and cut with the corresponding die cut.
  5. Using a punch tag cut a small tag and stamp over this one of the sentiments from the Kelly’s Happiest Season of All from Hero Arts. I divided the sentiment in three parts to have it on the whole surface of the tag and used Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe Mid Tone Shadow Ink.
  6. Decorate the border of the punch with a piece of washi tape.
  7. Paste all the elements with dimensionals and tie a few loops of natural twine around the entire layer.
  8. Finalize the decoration by adding some details of crystal drops in red tone.
  9. Paste the decorated layer over the card base using dimensionals.

HAPPIEST REASON OF ALL AND HAPPY HOLLY DAYS STAMP

I really enjoyed my time combining my stamps and creating my Christmas cards in advance!

I hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to use the Hero Arts to celebrate the season. On the a2z Scrapbooking Store you will find a lot stamps, die cuts and inks that you can use for all of your projects. And if you’re shopping, be sure to use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off your purchase! Also if you don’t find what you are looking don’t feel bad, you can make a special order and they’ll get it for you without any additional cost.

See you again soon, take care!

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