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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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.

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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 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.



Good morning, good afternoon or good evening… which ever it may be for you! I don’t know about you, but we’ve had abnormal weather in IL for January. The wind was so bad the other day I hard a real hard time trying to open the door when I left work! ( A little embarrassing, but no joke!) ¬†Between the wind and the 50 degree weather I almost feel like springtime. Anywho…. my card feels very spring like so maybe the weather put me in the mood!


I stamped my butterflies on a panel and used the pearl embossing powder to the larger butterfly. (I’m going to be honest and tell you this was going to be a one layer card, but I kinda dropped my ink pad on it so had to re-think my design.) ūüėČ Once the butterflies were stamped I used my trimmer to cut a straight line up to the wings form the top and bottom. Then using my detail scissors to cut around the wings. I then used my sentiment stamp to do a tone on tone stamping on the yellow panel. I trimmed a little piece off of the butterfly panel to break up the card front a¬†little bit. After the yellow panel was adhered to the cardbase, I added the little strip to the yellow panel and popped the bigger strip up on foam tape.

Here is a better look at the pearl embossed powder, it’s such a pretty powder!yellow-flutter-closeup

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CL867- color layering butterflies

Mint Julep, Sea Glass and Tide Pool inks

White Satin Pearl embossing powder


Color Layering Butterflies ~ Hero Arts

It’s an ANYTHING GOES month here at a2z Scrapbooking. Sometimes that makes things easier and sometimes I just like a bit of direction with a specific challenge – what about you?

I started by stamping the butterfly “inners”. I decided that I would have 3 butterflies on the left, with slightly different orientations.

Color Layering Butterfly

Then, I added the second layer to the butterfly by aligning the stamp over the initial stamped “inners,” trying to keep an even border around.


This is what the card looked after this second step.


Next, added the butterflies body and antenna. When stamping, I tried to keep the “head” slightly above the body.


It felt that I need to add something more, so I cut out masks from yellow post-it notes and covered the stamped butterflies.


Oops – I forgot to take a picture of the next steps. I added the sentiment from the same stamp set. With ink blending tools and tumbled glass distress ink, I added color. The masks were required so that the broken china color didn’t cover the stamped butterflies. I removed the masks and then added a bit of broken china on the edge of an acrylic block. With a water brush, I flung ink splots (is that a real word?) over the card in a random fashion.


Hope you’ll join us at our¬† July – Anything Goes Challenge

You’ll need to use a Hero Arts stamp, stencil, die or digi as your main element and you could win a $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

How would you like a 15% discount off of purchases of more than $25 at a2z Scrapbooking store? Use my code Sue15 for that 15% discount.


Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pale Tomato

Hero Arts Shadow Inks Passion Flower

Versafine Onyx Black

Distress inks – tumbled glass, broken china