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Color Layering Poinsettia Trio

Happy Sunday everyone,

So glad you stop by.  I am sharing a trio of cards created using the same stamp.

 

As soon as I got my Color Layering Poinsettia Stamp set, I experimented with various color combinations.  The reds one were easier.  But it took me many tries to get the white/yellow ones to my liking.

One of my favorite new supply is the Hero Art Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.  I diluted it with some water, and use a flat, toothed watercolor brush to draw shimmery gold strips on white card stock.  Then I cut it up and used it on all three cards.  I am quite happy how these turned out.

For more details on each of my cards, hop over to my blog Escape To Stamping.

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Please join us in this month’s “Clean and Simple” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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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 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 Nasturtium Ornaments

Hi everybody,  Cindy here to share a holiday card.  But first thing first, goodies from the Hero Arts 2018 Season of Wonder Catalog has arrived in the store.  Get a head start and shop for you favorite holiday supplies.

So I have been making ahead holiday cards to build up a good stash.  Today I paired the Ornament Infinity Dies and Hero Florals Nasturtium to create a floral ornament.

I first stamp and heat emboss the Nasturtium on white card stock with Gold Glitter Embossing Powder.  Then I die cut the ornament, and gave it a slight coat of Buttercup shimmer spray.  Then I adhere it on my card base which has a pattern scalloped panel.  The sentiment is gold heat embossed and it’s from the Color Layering Poinsettia Clear Stamp set which is the Hero Arts 2018 Season of Wonder Catalog.

 

The Gold Glitter Embossing is really glittery and shiny, isn’t it?  Since I got my supplies out, I made three cards all at once.  The cards are 4 by 5 1/2 inch so it is perfect to cut three card base out of a 12 by 12 card stock.  Remember to scroll down to get my discount code for you shopping fun, and remember to use the Request Custom Order if you don’t see the items in the a2z store.

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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

 

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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  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 CM180 Color Layering Holly Christmas Card

Hope you can handle one more Christmas card. I know Christmas is over but I love the warm feeling this season brings to my heart. I’m just not ready to let it go … yet!

Here’s my card for today

I started by thinking that I would make a one-layer card. I used post-it tape to mask off an area towards the bottom of the card. I stamped the holly leaves and berries. I carefully removed the post-it tape and I noticed some uneven edges with the stamping. So, onto plan B, I stamped the sentiment on a white strip and matted with some gold cardstock. Crisis averted!

 

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Please join us in this month’s “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

 

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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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Hero Arts Color Layering Joy Message Christmas Card

Can you believe it? It’s almost Christmas. Yikes – I have so much to do before the man with the red suit visits. The one thing I seem to find time to do, is craft. Here’s another Christmas card.

I definitely needed to use my MISTI for this card. It helped to align the stamps and for the solid “JOY”, I was able to re-stamp to get good ink coverage. I stamped both the outline “JOY” and solid “JOY” and felt that the card needed a bit something more. So, I added the berry sprigs in some of the open spaces. Since Christmas is such a special time of year, I added some sparkle with a strip of silver glitter paper.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “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

 

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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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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

 

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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 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 CM181 Bird Words Joy to the World Card

Hi! It’s Sue with another Christmas card. One can never have too many Christmas cards, made well in advance of the big holiday. Am I right? Here’s my card

I was captivated by the Hero Arts CM181 Bird Words stamp set. I love the little birds with the great messages. However, I found it difficult to highlight them in the way, I felt, they deserved. I’m happy with this card. I used the “joy” bird, stamped in red with the “to the world” sentiment from Hero Arts CM186 Color Layering Joy Message stamp set. I added a few faux pearls for a bit of shine. A clean and simple card – just what I like.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Winter” 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

 

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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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Watercolor Ornament Shaped Card

Hi everybody,

 

Ever since I got my Ornament Infinity Dies I wanted to use the largest die to make a shaped card.  Yup finally did it!!  I created a snowy sunset scene.

I use watercolor and painted the sunset and snowy ground first, then stamped the shrubs/trees.  Next I white heat emboss the snowflakes.  Stamped sentiment and added the adorable watercolored moose.  To ensure the ornament can stand I cut the back panel slightly on the bottom.  Like so.

 

I used many sets on my card, the round shrub is from the 3-D House Essential set, the slender shrub is actually the Thyme from the Fresh Herbs set, the snowflakes and moose are from the Woodland Set by Lia, the sentiment is from the Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia, and the “made with love” words are from the Santa Snacks Stamp and Cut.   I really had fun creating this card.  Hope you would join me and play along this month’s challenge – Winter.  Remember there are new rules, be sure to check it by clicking the Challenge Rules button on the top.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” 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

 

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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 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 Holiday Houses Perfect for the Winter

With digital images, you can enlarge or decrease the size according to your need.  I printed two houses and adjusted the size of one to a bit larger size.  I’m happy with both of them.  These cards were super easy to make because the background is part of a paper pad with varying shades of colors.  I bought two pads a couple of years ago because I knew I would want more than one paper pad.  That is so true.   I really enjoyed making a couple of scenes with the houses.

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Don’t you love the icy snow?

My second card has a wonderful sky and some snowy ground with icy snow on the roof.

I used a smaller sized sentiment with the larger house and a different color in the windows.

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a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

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.

 

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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 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.

 

 

 

  • Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Holiday Houses
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles  (Hero Arts has the Postage Stamp infinity dies)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White (A2Z has Nuvo Crystal Drops in the store)
  • Hero Arts sentiment (wood block out of stock for a couple years)
  • Copic markers in yellow and on orange yellow
  • Vagabond die cut machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Winter Tea Cup Cocoa

Happy Sunday everyone, so glad you drop by today.

Winter: a perfect season for a cup of hot cocoa full of marshmallows!!  You know it, Winter is our current challenge theme.  I hope I’ve inspired you to join in the fun!!

To create my card, I die cut my cup using one of the dies from the Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies using red card stock.  To add the 3D look I flipped the die upside down (like photo below) and die a thin section apart.

This way I can use the two pieces to sandwich my marshmallows.  The Gingerbread men, sentiment, hearts, and holly are white heat embossed.  Then the cup is adhered to a plaid pattern paper panel and then onto white card base.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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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Getting into the Christmas spirit with Hero Arts

Hello!

Erica back on the blog today with a card to get into the Christmas spirit. I’m always stressing a little bit about my Christmas cards so I am trying to get ahead a little bit. Being European, we don’t do Thanksgiving so November is all about getting prepared and planning for Christmas. Not that I need an excuse to get crafty.

You might have noticed that I have used a lot of texture paste or embellishment mousse on my recent projects in the last month or so and I couldn’t help myself, I got it out again. Eh, what can I say? Once the texture paste beast has got you in its grips, it is hard to get away.

Before I added the texture paste, I made an ink smooched background using Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron and some Hero Arts Moss Hybrid ink

I also used one of the striped stamps from Hero Arts Happy Mail which I stamped along the side of the card panel. To keep with the colour scheme I used a Hero Arts dark green ink which came in one of the monthly kits, I think it was Hero Arts Thanksgiving Letter Layering ink cube set but don’t hold me to that.

To add some texture to the card, I got a stencil and some BoBunny Glitter paste (you could try Nuvo Golden Crystal Glimmer paste for a similar effect) and got to work. Instead of adding it all over the card, I kept it to one single line of leaves. Or well, I tried. I strayed a little and didn’t want to risk ruining the whole card by wiping it off so there are a few little rebellious bits there. Anyway, I thought it ended up looking a bit like a pine needles which is exactly what I wanted. Yay!

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I found this really, really old HA Christmas tree stamp set (it’s so old it’s been retired but you could use Hero Arts Classic Christmas Tree and the coordinating frame cut ) and I stamped it up on Copic friendly paper and then got my markers out to colour it in. I used loads of different ones to give it a realistic look. I have a coordinating die for this but forgot where I put it so I used my scissors to fussy cut it out. I added the tree to the card using foam tape, it is my go-to adhesive. Then I stamped a ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment on white card stock with VersaMark ink and I heat embossed it with Ranger Ink Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder before adhering it to the card too.

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This card ended up very green and it’s not my favourite colour to be honest but it works very well with gold accents I think.

One Christmas card done, about 50 to go…

Happy crafting from

erica

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a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” 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

 

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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 Erica15 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.