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Hero Florals Peonies Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be using a stamp of one of my favorite flowers, the Peonies on my card today.  The Hero Florals Peonies stamp is a new addition to my stash and I have experiment with using different papers and techniques.

First up I used rice paper (also know as mulberry paper or Xuan paper) and did a faux Chinese painting.  Some of the characteristics of Chinese Paintings may include “watercolor without lines”, one brush stroke for a single petal, writing (a poem, or title, and/or date) and a seal (artist’s name).  Now I must disclaim here that I am no expert in Chinese painting, just some observations from looking at them.  🙂

I stamped the floral and leaves images using Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Granite, and watercolor the images.  My Chinese writing skill using a brush is not good enough so I just used a black marker to write Happy Birthday (top right corner), and the date (lower portion), and added my seal.  Then my rice paper panel is adhere to a dark gray card base.

Next up I used the same kind of paper and I gold heat embossed the images before watercoloring it.

 

This last project I made a place card, for a birthday party of course!!  🙂  I used Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper, stamped in Archival Ink and watercolored both flower and leaves.  Then I die cut using the matching Frame Cut.  I adhere it to a cup shape place card holder die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Teacups Infinity Dies.  I die cut an extra plain leave to write the name.

Here’s the back view, you could see how easy it is to have it done.

 

I sure had fun with this stamp.  It’s in the store, get yours today.  Scroll down to get my promote code and save some money shopping.  🙂

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” 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 Etsy 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 Monochrome Ornaments

Hello welcome,

 

Cindy here to share a monochrome Christmas card.  I’ve decided since the beginning of the year to make my holiday cards ahead of time.  And I made this one to add to my stash.  Let’s take a look.

 

It’s a design I could make multiples in various colors.  I started off by pressing and dragging my Ombre Pink to Red Ink Pad on white card stock from one end to the other (twice to cover the 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch panel) .

Next I mixed some Perfect Pearl powder in water and used a flat brush to apply stripes of it over some of the inked areas.

Not sure if you could see the shimmery stripes.  But it’s the areas that appears lighter in color.  Next I used the Ornament Infinity Dies to die cut the ornaments.  Lucky me, I found a color card stock that matches the inked panel and I white heat embossed the sentiment on it and cut into a fishtail banner.  All the ornaments and the banner are then adhered on a Swiss Dots embossed white panel then onto a matching pink card base.  Here’s a close up you could see better the perfect pearl.

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” 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 Nasturtium Hello

Hi everyone,

 

Cindy here to share a card featuring the Hero Floral Nasturtium Clear Stamp.  The Nasturtium is an eatable flower, as a manner of fact I planted some in my planters and there is a bloom already.  Yay!

 

I stamped in black the floral image on white card stock twice, and watercolored.  I used a rectangle stitch die to cut main panel, and then hand cut the rest of the blooms.  I stamped the sentiment on the main panel, then layered everything as shown.  To add the final touch I added some orange Stickle in the flower center.  I have one flower and one leaf left over, so I adhered them to an envelope, and voila I have a matching envelope too!!  🙂

 

 

There are various stamps of this flower in the Hero Arts collection, such as the Flowering Nasturtium Wood Stamp, Hero Floral Nasturtium Clear Stamp, and Color Layering Nasturtium Clear Stamp.  Just request a Custom Order if you don’t see them in the a2z Scrapbooking store.  There is also a frame cut for the Layering Nasturtium, and for the Floral Nasturtium.   Did I mention there is Layering Ink too?!  🙂 Check it out on a2z Scrapbooking here.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” 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

 

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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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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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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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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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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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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

 

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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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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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” 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.

 

 

 

  • 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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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.