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Mandala Bold Prints in Gold

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share my new Mandala Bold Prints stamped card. Here’s the stamp…it’s so intricate and delicate. I knew I’d have to play around with color.

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The first thing I did was drip the red and yellow Hero Arts liquid watercolors onto watercolor paper. After using some water to move the color around, I let it dry. Then I stamped this mandala and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. After that, I added Nuvo drops in different colors in certain spots.

Lastly, I added a dragonfly die cut in black. It reminded me of stained glass windows and I wanted the color to show through, so I didn’t add anything to the wings. Vellum might have worked okay, but I liked it fine like this.

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I fussy cut around the circle and another piece of cardstock to make the card…and it seems a little larger than a standard card, so I’ll have to find a square envelope for it if I’m mailing it. This would be fabulous as a gift bag decoration, because it’s large and so pretty.

I have a bunch of these stamped and embossed in different colors so I can experiment with different media. You might see it show up again in another project!

Happy Saturday!

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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 DLT15 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 Classic Numbers Frame Cut Birthday

Hi,

 

I’ve got a CAS milestone birthday card to share today.  So let’s get right to it.

The Scribble Bold Print is stamped and heat embossed with Brass embossing powder on white card stock.  Then it’s trimmed into two panels, and lined with strips of pattern paper.  Next I heat embossed a Brass panel and use it to die cut the numbers.  I die cut the numbers twice on pale yellow card stock and glue them together and glue the brass numbers on top.  The sentiment is stamped in black on white card base.  Then the embossed panels are attached with foam adhesive.  And finally the numbers are glue to connect the two panels.

 

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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.

 

 

 


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Love you Valentine

 Hello everyone, Monica M here and I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays. I can’t believe Christmas is over already and the new year is almost here. With the new year fast approaching that means this is my last post with the A2Z team and Valentines Day will be here before we know it! So I better get some cards done and not wait until the last minute.

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I used a heart image from an older set to stamp in three different colors across the front of my card panel, before die cutting the sentiment out. I then die cut the sentiment three times from red cardstock and die cut the three hearts. To make the sentiment match I ran the ink pad across some white cardstock and then die cut it ( seen below). I adhered my panel on a red cardbase. I glued the the three red and one gray sentiment pieces together before adding them to the card. I then adhered the hearts with pop dots, so they would have some added dimension as well.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t for get you have a few more days to link up for the challenge. Happy New Year!

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Please join us in this month’s “Make it Pop” 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 Monica15 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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Ornament New Year Easel Card

Hello,

Cindy here to share a New Year card, inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop!  I made for you an easel card.  Let’s take a look.

 

To create the pointy shape part of my card I used one of the ornament dies from the Ornament Infinity Dies set and did partial die cut (left one in photo below).  For my pink bow tie, I select a smaller die from the same set (right one in photo below).

Here’s the back view.

I could have just die cut the ornament and glue to the card, but I think this is more elegant.  I die cut both the card base and my pattern paper the same way.  So I could sandwich the sparkly candles in between the two layers.

The ‘cheers’ are comprised for three layers of card stock and top with glitter card stock.  Champagne bottles and party hat are heat embossed and watercolored.  The year are stickers, but I outlined it with a white gel pen to make it stands out more.

This would be my last a2z dt project of 2017.  So I think it is a good time wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2018.  See you in the new year!!

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” 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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Postage Stamp Cherish

Hi, it’s Cindy here.  We are in the middle of the holiday season,  and I’ve the got a case of  ‘end of year’ blues!!  I find that 2017 is passing by a bit fast.  No not complaining just missing it already!  I had a great year and I count my blessings everyday.  So the theme of my project today is “Cherish”, cherish everyday!

I made a collage of various elements that represent the four seasons, and time.  Not sure if the message get across but I enjoy putting it together.  Lots of dimensions, fit for this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop!

 

On a pattern paper panel I heat emboss the Number Pattern with Pearl Blue EP to get a subtle background.  The panel is then die cut with Postage Stamp Infinity Die  and then glued to Egg Shell Folded Card.  The elements for the seasons are the Spring Branch, flower and butterfly, pattern Maple leaf, and snowflakes.  It is obvious that the clock represents time.   Here are some close ups.

 

To add extra dimension to the clock I stamp and cut it twice and layered using foam adhesive.  And I glued one wing of the butterfly so the other wing is off the panel.  Join in the fun, make something with lots of dimensions and link it to the challenge gallery!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” 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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Santa Snacks Step Card

It is almost Christmas time!!  What kind of cookies are you preparing for Santa?  🙂

This year I am a little busy so I didn’t actually make any cookies yet.  But I had stamped a lot of gingerbread cookies.  They are for my “mountain fold step card” inspired by this month’s challenge theme: Make It Pop.

The height of each fold from back to front (in inches) are: 3.5, 1.5 and 1.  Width of card is 5.5 inches.  The light bulbs are cut fron pattern paper and I added Sprinkled Sugar on top to give it some texture and shine.  Not sure if you notice, but the hollies on each end are glued onto the pattern paper, but the center one is attached with foam adhesive, and the other two are half on paper and half popped up. I wanted to create a gradual 3D effect, if this term exists.  🙂

Here’s a view from the front and center.

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” 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 Winter Forest Digital & Christmas Messages

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Hi, it’s Angie here with some inspiration for this month’s “Winter Challenge”.  I used a digital set combined with sentiment stamp set, see the list below for links!

This card was super easy since I used the digital background, printed it up and die cut it then adhered it to a brown panel then the card base.  I added the heat embossed sentiment that was cut with a banner die up on foam tape for dimension.  Lastly I added lots of sparkle to the trees and snow with a sparkle pen!

It’s hard to see all the shine on the trees and snows from the sparkle pen, but I tried to capture it in the picture below:

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Please join us in this months “Winter” 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 Angie15 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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Bright and Beautiful Fancy Butterfly

Hi Cindy here to share a couple cards featuring the Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die.  Pssst it’s on sale right now at the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Etsy store, don’t miss it.

First card:  I die cut the Fancy Butterfly using a print created using Gel Plate and acrylic ink.  For a look of the original print, please visit my blog:  Escape To Stamping.

 

I love that subtle shimmery gold on the bright purple/pink background.  Before I die cut, I adhere a piece of Stick It Adhesive sheet to the back of the print.  Afterward, I just peel off the backing and stick it on the postage die cut.  Easy peasy!  🙂

On my postage stamp die cut (cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamped various postmarks with grey shadow ink.  The whole panel is adhere to green pattern card base with foam adhesive.

So after I am done with this one, I looked at the leftovers, namely the negative die cut and the small pieces.  I thought why not create a second card using them?!  I stick the negative butterfly onto a lime green panel, use a butterfly die cut cut on scrap as guide and stick back the larger manageable pieces.

Then I mount the whole panel onto a white card base stamped with Neon Pink script.

Here’s a close up shot you could see the shimmers.

 

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

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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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Holiday projects with Ornament Infinity Dies

Hi everybody, I must tell you I am very eager to share my holiday projects with you!  I got my new Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies last Friday and I am like a child whom just received a new toy!!  Of course I played with it right away!!  LOL

A couple days ago my design team mate Char created some beautiful ornamentd using the same die and washi tapes.  See it here.  I reached for my glitter powders and glitter paper, and experimented.

  1. die cut using glitter paper
  2. adhere fine glitter powder using Stick It
  3. adhere glitter using Stick It
  4. die cut using gold foil card stock and metallic card stock from the Hero Arts December 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit

Each product gave me a different look.    I selected some of the pieces from my experiment to put on my card.

On my white postage stamp shape panel (die cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamp the pine branches from the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post set, and add faux snow (mixture of glossy embossing paste and glitter) and gold heat emboss the sentiment from the same set.  I adhere the ornaments (thread with sliver cord) using foam adhesive.  I cut a tiny slit underneath the branch and tug the end of the sliver cord in under the white panel, secure with tape.  Then adhere the white panel onto red card base with foam adhesive.  To make the smaller ornaments, I first peel off the backing of the Stick It and place it on white card stock.  Then I die cut the ornaments.  Next I peeled off the remainding backing and sprinkle the glitter over it.

While I was waiting the faux snow for my card to dry I decide to play some more with the dies and made ornaments.  First a 2D version, then a 3D version, then I got carried away and made another combining the two techniqes!  Hehe!!

If you don’t mind the long post read on!  I think everything is pretty much self explanatory.  I included some snap shots taken while making them.   This first one has an inner piece suspended using fishing wire.

These two are not complicate to make, just cut multiples (same color or multiple colors), score down the middle, fold and glue together.  Just remember to add cord before gluing the last piece.  Right now they could be considered the ‘vanilla’ version, but one could always embellish further using bling, button, and the alike.

The last one is a combination of the first two.  And I needed some help to hold things while I glue, so I used a clip.

 

Whew!  Finally done (for this post).  But I am not done playing with the dies.  😀  This set of dies has different size and shape ornament, so imagine the combination you could have!  Get yours first, right now.  It’s available at the a2z Etsy store, use my promote code Cindy15 to get a discount, scroll down for more details.  Check it out.

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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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Nesting Tea Cup Rainbow

Hello there, Cindy here to share a bright rainbow color tea cup shaker card.  Yeah that’s a mouthful!!  LOL

Sometimes I overthink everything (or you could say I have a tough time making decision) thus I take a lot of time to create a card.  Well not today my craft friends.  I pick up my Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Die and I said to myself: just go have fun using the die, no taking time to match pattern paper.  😀

 

Ta da!  This is what I came up with.

 

I die cut the rainbow color tea cups using five different card stock (twice the red one), the smallest one is die cut in the middle without the tea cup handle.  This I did using the partial die cut method.  I mark the cut out area on the green layer and hand cut the same shape.  Glue a piece acetate in between the purple and green layer.  Next I put form achieve on the yellow layer (in the shape of the cup), fill with sequins, and adhere the green/purple layer over on top.  The last step is score the second piece of red tea cup shape and glue on the underside to form the card.

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along our August challenge (detail below).  Make something bright and join in the fun!

 

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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 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 within the shop.