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Hero Arts CM165 Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hi! It’s Sue. Surprise – not a Christmas card this time! I’m dreaming of my planned trip to Hawaii. Hence, my card for today.

This sea turtle stamp reminds me of the beautiful waters off Hawaii and all the sea critters in those waters. For this card, I started with the background panel. I used distress inks (salty ocean, peacock feathers) added with a water brush onto 96 lb bristol. I added the colours to try to mimic the oceans around Hawaii. I also inked up the turtle using my MISTI and distress inks (twisted citron, mowed lawn, forest moss). I spritzed each inked stamp with water for a watercolour effect. I fussy cut the turtle. I inked up the seaweed with Hero Arts field greens and stamped with both first and second generation stamping. I used a sentiment from a different 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Poster Christmas Carols

Monica M posting today to share a card I made casing a card done by Cindy! I turned her fruity idea into a Christmas card using the poster carols set.

Cindy’s card:

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My card:

postercarols

I used my mini misti to line up the sentiments and stamped them on white cardstock. Then I decided picked the mini icons to stamp under the words, since there is only one image each so I tried carefully to line them up. Once the images were done I used a brush stroke looking stamp to add the color on top of the black, alternating red and green.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!monicaa2zscrapbooking

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Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

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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 Monica15 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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Be Merry and Bright

Hello all! Today I’m sharing a Christmas card that I made with some of the new stamps from Hero Arts! It’s never too early to play with Christmas stamps, I mean it’s August already… well almost September! Christmas will be here before we know it and I don’t want to be working on a ton of cards last minute…. which to be honest is my usual! 😉

For my card I started by stamping the outline images and then masking them. Once they were covered I used distress inks to color my sky and stamped some trees to add more interest to the background. I really wanted the card to look as if there is only one deer on the front, so that it would be fun to see the others when the card is opened.

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I then colored my sleigh and reindeer using copics.  Added some shadows in the snowy area and then used a clear sparkle brush pen to add sparkle to the snow. Stamped my sentiment in white to show better on the darker area of the sky and added some gold Nuvo Drops for a little more dazzle.

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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.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

monicaa2zscrapbooking


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Hero Arts Asian Flower Stencil Faux Bleaching Thank You Card

It’s my turn to post my card here at a2z Scrapbooking.

I started by using my ink blending tool and distress inks (wilted violet, barn door, abandoned coral, picked raspberry, carved pumpkin) randomly on a 96 lb bristol card panel. It’s important to either use watercolour paper or heavyweight bristol. I chose bright colours to go with the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking – “Bright and Beautiful”.  I pulled out my Hero Arts Asian Flower stencil, spritzed it well, with water. I placed the stencil, water-side down onto the inked panel. I let the stencil sit for a bit to permit the distress inks under the stencil to get “bleached”. I carefully lifted the stencil and with some paper towel, mopped up any puddles of water. I trimmed the panel down and added an orange panel, stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia. To complete the card, I added a thin purple strip of cardstock.

 

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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 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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flittering by

flitting by

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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 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.


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Hello!

Hi Everyone, it’s Monica from Taylormadecards4u. I am here to share with you a card I made using this month’s challenge theme “Bright & Beautiful.”

You Brighten My day

I decided to create a mixed media card, as those typically are my favorite types to make. I started out with a piece of white card stock and created a background using does distress oxides.  Once I was happy with the design, I cut down using the crazy stitch die. I added some background interest with a small words set.

I then added some embossing paste using a Tim Holtz stencil and outlined it with a distress crayon.  To add more interest, I stamped the background using a stamp from Finnabair to add some small words on the barckground.

Next I added some washi tape and a stamped sentiment that reads “hello…you brighten my day” and finished it off with some black Nuvo drops.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Please Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challengejoin 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 MonicaT15 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.

 

 

 

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Iced Spruce
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Iced Spruce
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Peeled Paint
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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
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Hero Arts - Instense Black Ink
Hero Arts – Instense Black Ink
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Hero Arts - Die and Clear acrylic Stamp Set - Hello
Hero Arts – Die and Clear acrylic Stamp Set – Hello
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops – Ebony Black
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting - White & Gray
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting – White & Gray
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K – 8.5 x 11 – Heavy White Card Stock
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Washi Tape- Beetle Black White Dot
Washi Tape- Beetle Black White Dot
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Tim Holtz- Label Letters
Tim Holtz- Label Letters
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
Adhesive Applicator Gun – Pink
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips
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Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Faded Jeans
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
MISTI – Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
Tim Holtz – Tonic Studios – 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Die Pick
Die Pick
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Ranger – Distress Sprayer
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Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Set 3
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Set 3
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Finnabair Clear Acrylic Stamp - Read to me
Finnabair Clear Acrylic Stamp – Read to me
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Bazzill Card Stock - Black Tie
Bazzill Card Stock – Black Tie
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Foam Mounting Tape
Foam Mounting Tape
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Tonic Studio Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studio Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Distress Crayon Set 1
Distress Crayon Set 1
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Tim Holtz Stencil - Rays
Tim Holtz Stencil – Rays
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Hero Arts CM130 Color Layering Hydrangea Shape Card

Hi! It’s Sue. Can’t believe that it’s almost the end of June. It’s crazy how fast time flies. I have a shape card here for you.  Here’s my card

I love the Hero Arts Color Layering stamp sets. It makes creating beautiful images so easy – Hero Arts has done the “hard work”. I just need to align the various stamps. With my MISTI, it’s pretty easy. There is enough variability on the bloom “background”, that orienting the upper layers requires a bit of rotation, but it becomes pretty obvious where to stamp the upper layers. I fussy cut the bloom. I repeated the process for the three leaves.

To “fit in” with this month’s challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking, I made a circle card. I cut the card with a 3.75″ circle die. I adhered the flower, overlapping the edge of the circle and attached a purple banner, with the sentiment from the same stamp set. The card will still fit into a regular A2 envelope.

 

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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 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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good luck

Hello everyone! My card today is a card I made for my son’s drama debut! His school had a drama club this year and they did School House Rock Live Jr. They all did a great job.  I made this card to wish him luck before the show and made an Oreo bouquet for after! (He liked the bouquet better than the card!)

good louck

I used three ink colors to stamp the back ground and embossed the the black on some vellum. I trimmed down my panel and lined it with black cardstock. I then adhered it to the cardbase. The embossed sentiment was torn from the vellum sheet and popped up on the panel.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- Black sparkle embossing powder

  inks-red, green, blue

  cardstock- black

Misc- versa mark, vellum, pattern paper


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Cole’s Freakin’ Birthday card

Hello everyone! Monica here to share a card that was actually made by my son Cole. His girlfriends birthday is actually today (the 12th). I’m I cheating by posting the card? I mean I did assist, he wouldn’t have known where to start without my assistance!

coles freakin' birthday card

How romantic right! I did help but really only a little he did all the stamping himself, while I did the cutting and embossing. For the stamping he used a dark gray, but stamped it off to lighten the color so the main sentiment would stand out.

I hope you enjoyed seeing Cole’s card, and hope his girlfriend likes it too! It was a joy to have in my craft room and making a card with me. Thanks to all for stopping by and have a great day!

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!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts-  Irreverent Birthday,  Charcoal shadow ink, black ink

MISC- embossing folder, white, black and rainbow silver cardstock


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Lovely Peacock

Hello lovely crafters! Monica here to share a card I made for the Stencil challenge.

peacock

I started with stamping and die cutting the peacock image. I layed the stencil down and added some ink, then moved it slightly to ink with another color. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment, adhered my peacock, sequins and clear dots.

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!Monica Badge
Supplies:
Hero Arts- Color Layering Peacock and Dies, Spiral Petal Stencil, AF394 (Navy, Lemon Yellow, Deep Ocean, Emerald Green)
Distress Inks- Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron