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Hero Arts Rings and Coffee Cup Tags

Hi friends – have you had time to play along with our EMBELLISH IT challenge? We love stopping by to leave you some love on your creations – join us!

Remember, you can shop our Etsy store any time and save 15% by using code: MicheleG15; and if I’ve used something you don’t see in the store, just ask, they happily do custom orders!

Now, let’s get to creating shall we? Funny how you start with an idea in your head and in the end, it takes a 180! ­čśë I totally CASE’d (copy and share everything) THIS card from MFT Stamps but used the Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags, Rings Bold Prints┬ábackground stamp (as coffee rings in my eyes) and the Infinity Tags for a fun little gift card tag holder!

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I originally thought I would make a full size A2 card but after all the water coloring, die cutting and stamping was done I sat there for a solid 10 minutes staring at everything and it just wasn’t working. HA! Voila – a gift card tag holder was born. Not original, but it worked for the size ratio I felt I needed for the coffee cup.

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I started off with some water color paper I received a few months ago in a Hero Arts Monthly kit; stamped the┬áRings Bold Prints┬ábackground stamp in VersaMark and covered with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I then used various distress inks to lay down some watercolor; I kinda liked the red hue from the Tea Dye distress ink so gravitated towards those colors. The coffee cup, the sleeve and the lid were all cut from designer paper and sponged with various distress inks. The coffee cup was rather plain, ┬áso I used the leaves and berries in the stamp set to clear emboss over the cup – love how this added just the right texture! I embelished the cup with a little wooden heart from my stash.

I cut another tag from Hero Arts Earth paper to place on the back, then cut the bottom portion of the tag again from designer paper cutting across the top with some decorative scissors and adhered this piece just around the edges so I could slip in a gift card. Finished it off with some twine colored with a burgundy copic so you can add it to a package or hang it on a tree!

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Thanks for stopping by; hope you’ll share your creations with us this month!

WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Stamps: HA Rings Bold Prints, HA Coffee Cup Tags

Papers: unknown water color (from a prior HA monthly kit), MME designer paper, HA Earth paper pack

Ink: Old Paper, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Antique Linen distress inks, VersaMark

Accessories: HA clear embossing powder, HA Infinity Tags, misc. decorative scissors, misc. wooden heart


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Hero Arts Coffee Cup tag & Mini Succulent cards

Hi friends – WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND! Hope you are doing great! This month, we are focusing on tags – such a fun and simple challenge. Be sure to share your creations with us HERE, we love seeing what you create, just be sure to have a Hero Arts item as your main focus to qualify for the monthly prize!

I made a couple succulent mini cards (eekkk…see that dirty spot on my acrylic block – UGH, not attractive for the pictures eh?) and a coffee cup tag too. But seriously, those mini cards are pretty stinking cute I think; just perfect for a quick note to tuck into a lunch box, stick on a gift card, or a gift bag! And that coffee cup tag, look at those faux coffee circle stains, I love the dimension they add to the tag! I made them using THIS stencil and the matte transparent texture paste, and since it’s transparent, the sponging of distress inks really made them pop off the tag.┬ácup-of-cheer-full-blog

I added some ink smooshing behind the cup!

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The succulents were colored with Distress Crayons; I die cut each succulent shape from a folded piece of card stock allowing the hinge (opening) at the bottom, then cut the front panel from a separate piece of water color paper, stamped the image in Hero Arts Intense Black, colored and adhered to the front of the die cut. Quick and easy – can’t beat that!mini-succulents-open-blog

The coffee cup was stamped with two colors of red ink, I used a wink of stella for some shimmer; the reds ran a bit but that’s okay, I didn’t mind. I colored the top with Copics and added some white enamel accents for faux sprinkles. I used the largest Hero Arts Infinity tag for the base, added the stencil and texture paste, sponged on some distress inks, mounted the focal piece with fun foam on top of some scrap die cut circles. Easy peasy – I added another tag to the back, stamped a sentiment and left lots of room to include a┬ámessage. I colored some red and white twine with a Copic┬áto make the white a brown.

Thanks for popping in; can’t wait to see your creations and don’t miss your chance to win a $25 gift card! And don’t forget to check out all the specials at our Etsy shop, a2z Scrapbooking; be sure to use code MicheleG15 to receive 15% off your order of $25+. See you again soon!

PS – they do special orders at the Etsy store, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, please inquire!!

michele

SUPPLIES:

PAPER: Canson Water Color Paper, Kraft card stock

INKS: Hero Arts Intense Black, MFT Electric Red, MFT Brick Red, Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Inks

STAMPS: Coffee Cup Tags, Potted Succulent

OTHER: Coffee Cup Matching Dies, Succulent Matching Dies, Distress Crayons, Stencil Girl Stencil, transparent texture paste, enamel accents, clear Wink of Stella, HA Infinity Tags