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Color Layering Butterfly Tag Card

Hello there,

 

My May challenge inspired card today is very simple, a tag card.  Sometimes things don’t need to be complicated.  I cut two tags measuring 3 by 6 inches using white card stock.  One I left blank, and crease about 5/8 of an inch down from top.  This is the back panel.

On the front panel I stamped Scribble Bold Prints with Soft Granite, and the sentiment in black.  I added some Washi tapes and a pattern paper strip.  On a separate piece of white card stock I stamped the butterfly using the MISTI tool with Spun Sugar, Crimson, Vintage Photo and Jet Black.  Then I hand cut the butterfly and adhered to the tag front.  Then the front panel is glued to the back, hole punched and tied bow with twine.  Voila!!

 

 

 

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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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Shaped card Mermaid Kisses

Hi everybody,

 

My mermaid lives in a giant oyster!!  I had a lot of fun making this shape card and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do making it.  Let’s check it out.

The oyster is a stamp from the Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp set, but it’s not big.  So I stamped it on a piece of white scrap paper, scanned it, resized and printed on watercolor paper.   I learnt this technique from the Hero Arts Blog many years ago.  It really is a great way to stretch your stamp.  Below is a photo showing the original stamping (small image on the left), and the enlargement.

For some reason the printing was not very dark like the part of the pearl; I suspect that it’s due to the enlargement.  So I darken the image with a waterproof black pen before I watercolored it, then it’s hand cut.  I used the shape to trace and hand cut the back panel, creased at the left, and glued the two together.  I stamped and watercolored the mermaid, the corals, and star fish, and die cut using the matching cutting dies.  And I adhere them onto my card.  And embellished with an art pearl.  To add shine to I coated some area with Wink of Stella.  Here’s a close up.

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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 Everything Smiles Hello II

Hi everyone,

I like flowers, a lot!!  Anything image resembles flowers grabs my attention.  Having that said, I also enjoy using different things to make images that resemble flowers.  For today I created a floral card without using any floral stamp.  Take a look:

 

 

I used the smiley heart in the Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut set, it is perfect to double up as a flower petal.  I stamped it in Soft Granite and watercolored the blooms.  Do you know that the Hero Arts shadow ink is good for both watercolors and markers.  They won’t bleed or run even if you go over it with watercolors!!

So after I did my blooms I found that the background is just too empty, guess I didn’t plan it out, was too excited about making flowers with the heart!!  LOL  But the little curly streamer bits from the Monthly Hero Kit Dec 2016 came to the rescue!  I stamped them in Peeled Paint and Soft Leaf.  The floral panel is mounted onto a charcoal grey card base, the sentiment is stamped in Soft Granite and watercolored and matted with dark grey card stock.

I hope you enjoy my flowery card created without a flower stamp!  This month’s challenge is Flower Power, come play with us,  Scroll down to catch the details.

 

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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 Layered Topiary Bouquet

Happy Monday everybody,

I am using my “creative license” today and stretch my Hero Arts Layered Topiary stamp to stamp a bouquet.

I stamped the individual part of the topiary with pinks, purples and oranges, then die cut using the matching frame cut.  They became the ‘flowers’ of my bouquet.  Since the ‘flowers’  is quite busy I didn’t want the leaves to compete with it, so I stamped the majority of them using shadow ink and two sprigs in distress ink.   Next I stamped the sentiment in black.  The panel is then die cut using Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity Die, and adhered to a pattern paper panel which is glued to a white card base.  I mounted the ‘flowers’ using various heights of foam adhesive to give it some dimension, and embellished with a few sequins.

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” 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 Everything Smiles Hello

Happy Friday everybody,

Cindy here to share a couple projects featuring the Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut.  I love using the small stamp to create my own background, and this set is perfect for that.

I picked some happy colors and stamped the small icons all over a white card panel.  The tiny stars from the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Thanks set.  I layered this panel on a black panel and then onto a card base.  The ‘hello’ from the Everything Smiles set is white heat embossed on black card stock, and die cut with the larger speech bubble die.  This is mounted with foam adhesive.  I stamped and hand cut the smiley cupcake and glue onto the  speech bubble and added Nuvo crystal drop on the frosting.   This card could double up as a birthday card too.

When I first saw this set in the Hero Arts 2018 Catalog I wanted it to use in my planner.  But, I admit, I am just too lazy to take the stamp out and stamp in my planner and then clean up and put away.   So I thought why not make some stickers I can store in a pocket in my planner and they can be use instantly!  Ding!

I first glue some Stick It adhesive onto white card stock that measures 4 by 4 1/4.  Then I used the two small banner cutting die from the Papel Picardo Frame Cut and die cut 16 banners (one per each smiley icon).  The I popped it back into the cut out slots and secure them with some washi tape in the back.  Next I stamp all the icons and colored with Copic markers.  Ta da!  Now I can just take the banner out, remove the backing (of the Stick it) and add into my planner.

 

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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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cut – Everything Smiles, Thanks
  • Hero Arts Frame Cut – Papel Picado
  • Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink (Red Royal)
  • Hero Arts Dye Ink (White)
  • Hero Arts Ombre Ink (Light Purple to Grape Juice)
  • Hero Arts Ink Cube (Lime Green)
  • Ranger Dye Ink (Butter Popcorn, Raspberry Sorbet)
  • Ranger Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • Ancient Page Dye Ink (Lemon Peel)
  • Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
  • Copic markers
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops (Flammingo Parade)
  • White embossing powder
  • Stick It Adhesive Sheet


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Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Birthday

Hello,

Cindy here today to share a couple birthday cards.  I used my new Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp and matching Mermaid Kisses Frame Cut plus some mix and match of other sets to create my cards.

For my backgrounds, I used the same stencil but with slightly different ways.

On the first one, I wet a watercolor panel with water then I lay the Long Leave Stencil and press down to ensure the stencil is sticking to the paper.  Then I brush various watercolors in the negative space, after it dried I stamped the coral and seaweed.  I thought it turned out pretty cool.  By the way I left the stencil on the watercolor panel while it dries, this is to ensure the watercolors don’t run into the positive space after I remove it.  I hope this makes sense to you.

The sentiment is stamped using ombre ink Tide Pool to Navy and clear heat embossed.  The mermaid, star fishes, seahorses and small fishes are stamped with Jet Black and watercolored, then die cut.  To add a bit of shine I brushed some area with Clear Wink of Stella.

 

And here’s a close up so you could see the shimmer on the mermaid’s body.

I also did a bit of stamping inside the card.

For the second one, I colored my watercolor first then lay the stencil on top and I soak up the color from the negative spaces.  This gives a more subtle look.

Remember there are new stock in the a2z store, from the 2018 Hero Arts Catalog.  If you don’t see the supply I used in the store, just make a request and it would be ordered just for you.

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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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 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 Scribble Coffees

Happy Thursday everyone,

I am still playing with my ‘new to me’ Hero Arts Scribble Bold Print cling stamp, it’s less than a month old so I say it is still new.  LOL

I first stamped the Scribble background with various distress ink on white card stock.  Then I die cut my coffee cups (using Hero Arts Nesting Teacup Infinity Dies) and distressd the edges using matching inks.  On a kraft panel I created coffee cup rings with distress ink, and dots/splash with water color.  Then I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment (from the Color Layering Butterflies set) and use foam tape to adhere the stacked cups and saucer.   Want to know where my saucer comes from?!  🙂  It the bottom of a large cup from the same infinity dies set.  🙂  Then the kraft panel goes onto a regular card base.

I think with enough coffee one’s heart would flutter?!  😀  Have you play our January Challenge yet?  Scroll down and check the details.

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Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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

 

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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 Ornaments Infinity Lantern

Hi everybody,

I am so excited to share my project with you today, I used my Ornaments Infinity Dies to make not ornament but a faux lantern.  I am inspired by the Chinese Lantern Festival (which falls on March 2nd this year).

We all want to stretch our craft supplies right?  Last year I made some 3D ornaments using this same set of die, you could see them in this post.  And I thought to improve the shape of my ornaments, such as this one.

So I use one of the medium dies and make a prototype like this.

Instead of just scoring and folding down the center, I scored two lines leaving some space in the center.  I think it does look a lot better.  To tie the twine, I used a flower die cut using a die from the Hero Arts Frame Cut – Scallop Frame set and glue it over the top.  Now I just need to choose some color card stock to make or do some stamping on the white Cs before die cutting the pieces.  And those would be my next holiday project!!  Yay.

Next I experimented with a different die, and while doing that I thought why not expand the scope and made faux lantern?

 

I die cut six times the ornament shape, mark and score a rectangle area (see photo below), folded and glue together the edges.  To cover the top for the twine, I die cut the large snowflake from Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflake set.  And it fitted perfectly.

 

And then I went ahead with my faux lantern, I used the largest die from the Ornaments Infinity Dies set.  By now I think you got the idea of the basic steps so I will skip the ‘how to’ and go right ahead to show you the end result.

 

Here’s a little video to show how it looks all around.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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

 

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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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies
  • Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Leaf and Floral Background, Small Strip Flower
  • Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflakes, Scallop Frame
  • Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair
  • Hero Arts Orchid Cutting Set by Lia
  • Ranger Distress inks (Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey
  • Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn
  • white embossing powder
  • Ranger Liquid Pearl
  • watercolors
  • white gel pen


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Hero Arts Scribble Teacup

Hello,

It’s Cindy here.  My card today I created using a ‘new to me’ Hero Arts Scribble Bold Print cling stamp and a new ink alongside some oldies.

I first stampped the Scribble Background using my new ink (Tumble Glass) on white card stock and clear heat embossed.  Then I trimmed it to fit the Egg Shell Folded Card (from the Earth Folded Card pack) and adhered panel to the card base.

Next on white card stock I stamped and gold heat embossed the letters (from Ribbon Letters by Lia), the heart (from Love by Lia), and the birdie tag (from Forever).  I hand cut the letters and heart, and die cut the cup out of the tag using the Nesting Tea Cups Infinity Dies.

I adhere all the items to Scribble Bold Print panel using foam adhesive.

The ‘greater than’ sign is actually the sideway “V”.  I thought this design and color combinations could make a lovely Valentine’s Day card for both genders.

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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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CAS design using Hero Arts’ So Sorry Stamp and Cut

Hi, Cindy here to share a CAS design using Hero Arts’ So Sorry Stamp and Cut set.  Even though this set was design for the Lasting Hearts effort, it is really versatile and you could use it for many occasions.  I did a card that could fit any of the following categories:  friendship/sympathy/everyday hello.

 

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My process:

  • Use pencil and lightly mark the vertical center line and a horizontal line 1 inch about the bottom edge of white card base.
  • Stamp the small string of hearts from the So Sorry Stamp and Cut set using Hero Art Ombre Ink: Butter to Orange along the horizontal line.
  • Stamp the rest of the pattern above the first stamped line.  Let ink dry.  Gently remove the pencil mark with an eraser.
  • On water colour paper, dab Pale Tomato, Neon Pink, Neon Orange ink randomly and spritz with Perfect Pearl solution to create a watercolour look.  Once it’s dried, add Pearl acrylic paint on selected parts, let dry.  Press Ombre Ink (Butter to Orange) ink pad all over and let dry.  Die cut using the large heart shape die from the So Sorry Stamp and Cut set, then use one of the smaller heart shape dies  from the same set to create the negative space as shown.
  • Stamp sentiment using Hero Art Ombre Ink: Butter to Orange, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Adhere die cut heart with form adhesive.

Here’s a closer look:

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a2z’s May challenge theme is CAS.  Just click the Current Montly Challenge tab on top of the page or this link to get all the details.  Not sure about the rules?  No problem, click the Challenge Rules tab or this link.   You like the supplies I used on my card, they are available in the store.  Use code Cindy15 at check out to knock 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping).

Supplies:

Hero Arts So Sorry Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Ombre Ink: Butter to Orange

Hero Arts Ink Daubers (Pale Tomato, Neon Pink, Neon Orange)

Clear embossing powder

Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber (Pearl)