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Hero Arts CM172 Mix And Match Monsters

Hi everyone. It’s Sue here with a new card.

When I saw this Hero Arts stamp set, I knew that I just had to have it. The monsters are so cute and the parts can be mixed and matched. I’ll admit, it’s a bit fiddly – lots of small pieces. What I did, I started by stamping the three monster bodies, then the arms, legs and antennae, then the eyes and mouths on some 96 lb bristol. I added colour with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I added glossy accents to the eyes for a bit of dimension and shine. I added shading with a copic. I trimmed the panel and matted with black. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.

 

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Hero Arts Purring Kitty E6217 card

Hi! It’s Sue. It’s sunny here in Vancouver and it’s getting more difficult to stay inside to craft. I guess I need to find things that I could do outside. I love cats. So when, Hero Arts came out with some cat stamps, I knew that I just had to have them. Today’s card, uses a Hero Arts wood stamp, E6217, Purring Kitty.

Here’s my card

Isn’t the kitty the cutest? I stamped the kitty and coloured it with Copics. I was a bit stuck with what to do next. I created the background adding distress inks with ink blending tools, incorporating pale blues, grey and purple. It created the added interest I was looking for (so much better, in my opinion) than a plain white background. I found a complementary scrap piece of cardstock for the horizontal piece. I decided to add a die cut label to mat the kitty panel and popped it up with dimensionals. I decided to leave the card without a sentiment, so that I could use it for one of my cat friends – maybe as a hello, or get well or happy birthday.

My card is pretty much the opposite of the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking where the challenge is

 

We’d love for you to join us at our challenge. There are a few days left. Please remember that you need to use a Hero Arts product as your focus. If you’re looking for a place for Hero Arts products, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart reaches $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off your purchase.

Supplies

Hero Arts E6217 Purring Kitty

Copics R22, R35, W2, W3

Distress inks (shaded lilac, hickory smoke, tumbled glass, stormy sky)

Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels 8

Dimensional dots

 

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BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS


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BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts is one of my favorites and today I am happy to share this card with you. Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with a colorful textured card created with one of the most beautiful stencils from Hero Arts, the Bold Floral. Take a look at my card:

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

Working with stencils is very fun and you can explore different techniques with them. On this opportunity I used Creative Medium Iridescent to create this effect that is more evident over dark card stocks.  The base of my card is Whisper White and the second layer, the one I worked over with the stencil, is Always Artichoke.

I secured the stencil with masking tape and I start by applying the creative medium with a palette knife over the free areas of the stencil using three different colors. I used Purple, Green and Pink of creative medium. I removed the stencil and washed with warm water and let the card stock dry naturally.

Using the die cut included on the set Happy Stamp & Cut from Hero Arts and whisper white card stock, I cut several times the word happy and pasted these to create a bold word. Then I assembled my card leaving a tiny border on the left and top parts and and pasting the word on the center of the card to create a big contrast.

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

The process was very easy and the effect is amazing! You can explore this technique using embossing paste and to give color to it simply by adding a few drops of ink. Also if you don’t have Creative Medium Iridescent, you can use Pearlescent Embossing Paste and mix it with the inks.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on April 7th.

MORE PRIZES THIS MONTH!!!

During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! Just comment on any blog posts in March.

We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Good luck and please come back again soon!

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS


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POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia with you! The spring is almost here but our challenge is not ending so I decided combine these two elements in one card for you today using Poetic Petals a Digital File from Hero Arts, maybe one of my favorites from the entire collection. Take a look at my card:

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

To create this card I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for the base and a decorated piece of paper for the second layer. I simply decorated this layer with a few loops of natural hemp twine that I finished with a tiny bow on the left side.

I printed the Blossom C from the Poetic Petals Digital File over whisper white card stock, colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut with my scissors. I cut an oval with a die cut and pasted the Blossom C over the left side of the oval. Then I stamped word by word a sentiment from the stamp set Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Finally I pasted the decorated piece over the base using dimensionals and added some black heart sequins.

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

You can find Poetic Petals Digital File  and more digital files like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you won’t pay more!

I hope you will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of February is Any Shade of Red!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

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Hero Arts Flutterbies


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Hero Arts Flutterbies

Sometimes it’s just nice to color something that you can see the results almost immediately – instant gratification, so to speak.  I was in that mood today.  Some flutterbies were fluttering and flitting around my table, so I grabbed them and colored them.  I’ve been feeling better and better about leaving “white space” on my cards.  If you see little hairlike things at the bottom of my card, that’s my green grass going brown.  Trying to conserve water during our dry summer here in California.  I hope you enjoy these butterflies and use some too – before the summer flits by.  I don’t think I’ve ever colored the butterflies with such deep colors before.  Happy Summer Days!

Hero Arts Flutterbies

Supplies:

Hero Arts Flutterbies (printable Butterfly Digital Kit)

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (sentiment)

Copic markers (Y08 background for both butterflies, then YR 24 plus some other colors.

Bright yellow note card

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our August Challenge of “Color It In” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.

 

 


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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely in Blue

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It’s me again and YES, I’m using this gorgeous You’re So Lovely stamp set A-G-A-I-N; can’t help myself – sometimes it’s like an addiction, gotta get it out of my system. 😉 And although our challenge is COLOR IT IN; I still love using this graphic floral image and doing just that – coloring it in!

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Last time, HERE, you can see I colored the flowers in purple, this time I went with soft blues. I was super inspired by THIS card and basically CASE’d the card. All the images were stamped on Hero Arts white paper. The small ‘reddish’ type buds were stamped with Hero Arts ombre ink.The leaves were stamped 2nd generation with MFT Limelight and then colored with Copics and intense shadows. I added some scraps of polka dot vellum flowers, some sponging of Twisted Citron to ground the image. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages in Hero Arts Intense Black ink.

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Thanks for popping in; hope you’ll join us with your COLOR IT IN card featuring a Hero Arts product; we love seeing your creations!

Hugs,

Michele

 

 

 

WHAT’S IT TAKE:

Stamps: Hero Arts You’re So Lovely, Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages

Papers: Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper, SSS Miscellaneous (literally a half scrap I found), polka dot vellum scrap

InkBroken China (2nd generation), Twisted Citron Distress Inks, Hero Arts Ombre , Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories: Nuvo Morning Dew,  clear Wink of Stella, You’re So Lovely dies, 

Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts


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Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a beautiful butterfly! This is one of my favorites butterflies and I said favorites because it come in a kit. This is a digital Kit called Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable/ Butterfly Digital Kit and it is simply amazing. Take a look at my card:

Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts

Creating this card was very fun and easy, because I printed the Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable/ Butterfly Digital Kit in Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock so I have it ready to use whenever I want. I just have to paint the butterfly that I want to use and fussy cut with my scissors.

  1. Cut the base of the card using Very Vanilla card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Using a decorated die cut to create a frame and paste over the card base using dimensionals or zapdots.
  3. Print the Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable/ Butterfly Digital Kit and choose your favorite. I used one of the small size
  4. Paint the butterfly using Copic Markers and fussy cut with your scissors.
  5. Stamp your sentiment using a message from the set Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia using Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink
  6. Paste the butterfly over the card base using dimensionals or zapdots.

Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts

I hope my project inspired you and share your creations with us in our monthlyChallenge. Remember that you will find amazing stamps, inks, embellishments, stencils and die cuts in a2z Scrapbooking Store and you can use my discount code MARTHA15 to buy your products and get the 15% off in everything when you spend $25 dollars or more without shipping and taxes. Believe me this is a great deal!

See you soon!!!

Celebrate Tag Stamp Set and Flutterbies Butterfly Digital by Hero Arts


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Sweet Birthday

Hello everybody, Monica here with a card for our July challenge of anything goes! It’s been really hot here in the mid west lately, so I thought an ice cream themed card would be perfect for the challenge. I’m looking forward to fall ( it’s my favorite time of year anyway)!

sweet birthday

I used the cute ice cream images to make my background and colored them in with copics. I die cut the circle out and added a piece of vellum behind it. I then stamped my sentiment on a smaller die cut circle and gave it color with ink blending, before adhering it to the center of the vellum opening.

Here is a closer look at an angle so you can slightly see some light peeking through the vellum.

sweet birthday close up

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (Before tax and shipping) If you don’t see something you are looking for please use the request custom order button! And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies: 

Oh happy Day (CL931)– images

Mint Chip ink cubes (AF362)- Tide pool and Sea Glass

Color Layering Ice Cream (CL963)– sentiment

Large Floral Background by Hero Arts


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Large Floral Background by Hero Arts

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I made using the stamp set Large Floral Background. Flowers are my favorites and this background is a great combination of leaves and big flowers but I decided to use it partially. Take a look at my card:

Large Floral Background by Hero Arts

Creating this card was simple:

  1. Cut a layer of Whisper White card stock. The size is 4″x5-1/4″.
  2. Cover the upper and lower area of your card stock leaving a free zone where you will stamp your background.
  3. Ink the Large Floral Background Stamp with VersaMark and stamped it over the white layer.
  4. Remove the masking paper that you use to create the free zone.
  5. Cover the stamped area with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and melt with the heat tool.
  6. Apply the Hero Arts Ombre Neon Yellow to Orange ink over the embossed part using a sponge dauber or blending tool trying to cover only the emboss part.
  7. Stamp your sentiment using Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink. I used one of the images from the stamp set My every day life that is in SALE right now!
  8. Cut the base of the card using a More Mustard card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  9. Paste the decorated layer over the card base using a snail adhesive.
  10. To finalize the decoration add some crystal drops in Dandelion Yellow and Glossy Black over the white space and let it dry.

Large Floral Background by Hero Arts

I hope my project inspired you and share your creations with us in our monthly Challenge. Remember that you will find amazing stamps, inks, embellishments, stencils and die cuts in a2z Scrapbooking Store and you can use my discount code MARTHA15 to buy your products and get the 15% off in everything when you spend $25 dollars or more without shipping and taxes. Believe me this is a great deal!

See you soon!!!Large Floral Background by Hero Arts

Butterfly Pair from Hero Arts


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Butterfly Pair from Hero Arts

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a summer card that I made using the Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut set from Hero Arts. A great combination of stamps and die cuts in one package! Take a look at my card:

Butterfly Pair from Hero Arts

To make this card I used one of the easiest and most classic techniques, masking. And I only used the big butterfly included on the stamp set and some of the sentiments because this set is really for all occasions.

  1. I cut the base using Whisper White card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″.
  2. Then I cut the second layer using the same card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x5-1/2″
  3. Using one of the Stitched Hillside Borders of Lawn Fawn I cut the lower part of the second layer.
  4. I stamped the bigger butterfly over both pieces using the masking technique and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  5. Then I colored each butterfly using different colors of Copic Markers.
  6. With the big die cut included on the Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut Set I cut partially two of the butterflies to create dimension.
  7. Then I pasted both parts of the layers over the card base using zapdots or dimensionals.
  8. I stamped a message using a combination of words included on the Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut Set.

Butterfly Pair from Hero Arts

Creating this card was very easy. And the colors are perfect for this summer!

I hope my project inspired you and that you come back with your project to participate in our To Die For Challenge. Remember that you can find all the materials that I used in this card in a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Storeand if for some reason you didn’t find what you are looking you have the possibility to make a special order. Don’t forget to use my code Martha15, to get your 15% off in your orders over $25 with out shipping and tax.

See you soon!

Martha