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Words of Love Digital Duel

Hi, friends, today we have two fab team members dueling it out with the Hero Arts Words of Love digi stamps. Each month on the 11th, two team members will take the same digital stamp set (which is the monthly prize for our challenge) and see who can turn the stamps into the best project. While there are no swords and no real winners, it’s always a blast to see how two different designers take the same stamp and make it their own. We get inspiration from both projects, so I guess we’re the winners!

This month the digi is Words of Love and if you enter our challenge, you could be the randomly drawn winner of this February prize.  If want this one sooner, you can hop over to the store and pick it up for just $6.49! You can use any manufacturer’s products to enter for this versatile digi, but if you use Hero Arts products and you’re randomly chosen, you’ll win BOTH the digi set AND a $20 gift code to the store.

 

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And now, En Garde! Here’s Arlene’s take with this perfect-for-February stamp set.

  • Hero Arts digital kit “Words of Love” at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Copic markers RV09, RV11, B21 and B95
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Assorted scrap papers
  • Scoring board for making the back folding panel to connect the postage die-cuts together
  • Vagabond die cut machine

And Cindy parries with this project using the same stamps.

Supplies:

•Hero Arts Digi Stamp – Words Of Love,

•Prismacolor Coloring pencils, Black Gel Pen, Black Marker

•Penny Blacking cutting die – Cut Out Border

 

That was fun! Thanks to Arlene and Cindy for entertaining us and thank you for joining us for the February Digital Duel, it’s cool to see the projects side by side and it’s hardly dangerous at all!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Go Wild with Hero Arts Digis

Hi, Friends, it’s Chark here today with a fun “Dueling Design Team Members” post. If you saw yesterday’s post, you know we’re changing things up for our monthly challenge here at a2z and our challenge winner for October’s Watercolor challenge will win the Go Wild digital set. If our random winner is also using Hero Arts products, we will add a $20 gift card to the store!

Today, Leslie and I decided to duel each other and each use the Go Wild digi to see if we can come up with something fun to share. I have to admit, I brought my A-game to this challenge, since Leslie is top-notch. First is Leslie’s card and how she made it.

I created the background using the Go Wild Digital Kit, re-sizing and re-coloring the images as I applied them to my layout. I also used digital buttons from the Hero Arts Say It in Pieces Digital Greetings, re-sizing and re-coloring them as I applied them to the layout.

I printed the layout and trimmed it down, then layered the panel on black cardstock and again on blue cardstock, then adhered it to the card base. I applied Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the buttons and a few random places on the card front. I also used a sentiment on the inside from the Say It in Pieces Digital Greetings. For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

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And here’s mine. I printed the cheetah pattern on gold matte paper (hammered) and printed the same greeting Leslie used onto white cardstock. I colored the words with a Tombow red marker and then colored a white card on the edge to match. I adhered the greeting to the cheetah paper. Note—I tried printing from my laser (black and white) printer onto shiny metallic paper and it didn’t work well. Another kind of printer might do better but the matte paper was key to good quality printing for me. I used Nuvo Glossy Black Drops for the corners. This one was super fast.

One of my favorite things about digi stamps is the instant download. I’m often making cards at the last minute, even for birthdays that I know are coming(!), so digital stamps make things faster and easier than stamping. I just print the stamp on colored paper and add the greeting or print and color while I watch tv. I don’t do anything fancy on the computer with digitals, though you can create the entire card as digital and just print it too.

I like the fact that Leslie and I both used the same sentiment but that we each went a different way with color schemes. It just goes to show you how versatile digital stamps are.

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at this stamp set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win this digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

Happy Monday!


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this months “Watercolor” 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 the discount code CHARK15 or Leslie15 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.

 

 

 

Leslie’s Card

Hero Arts Go Wild Digital Kit
Hero Arts Say It (in Pieces) Digital Greetings
White, black and blue cardstock
Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Chark’s Card


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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digi Stamp Download makes for colouring fun.

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Hello again all, happy August and all those things.  So the theme for this month is Bright and Beautiful and so how could I possibly go past the Hero Arts Digi Stamp Download Poetic Petals.  It was made for this page.  I printed out the flowers at all different sizes and then got out the colouring implements and went to town.  My hands that have arthritis were not so impressed, but my brain had a good time, as well as the mental therapy that goes with colouring in.  Off goes my mind, happily thinking, dreaming, imagining and before you know it, I am surrounded by colourful flowers.  Now that I had them all, I had to chop them out.  I am not one for fussy cutting – it does my head in, but I am quite skilled with a scalpel from my graphic design days.  I remember once that I cut out an intricate spiders web by hand.  I got this done and then had to allow the hands to rest, so I amused myself with helping my daughter with assignments and then blitz cleaned the house.  No rest for the wicked.

So, I have all my elements and then the nice mailman brought me happy mail and in it some cutting dies from China as I do love to use the internet to shop.  So, I cut out some little seeded branches and painted them with Nuvo mousse pastes.  I then cut out these half moon doily shapes and used Nuvo wax pastes to colour these also, using two different tones.  I then dug through my ephemera and found some Kaisercraft pieces that fitted in nicely, plus some flowers from various sources.  I am a mad flower collector/purchaser.  I cannot ever have enough flowers.  Is that the case with all creatives?  Surely not just me.

I started with a lovely blank canvas and applied clear gesso as I knew it was about to get soaked.  First of all I stencilled the background as Lindy’s Magical Shakers work better with some texture to get into, plus I was going to do a completely different layout to what eventuated.  You can still see a teeny, tiny bit … hehe.  Out come Lindy’s Magical Shakers and I used dark blue, purple, orange, yellow and red, just little sprinkles all over.  I have pictures below so you can see how it goes from zero to hero in seconds.  Gosh, they are so much fun to play with.  I love that I used no green and yet, there it is.  Groovy baby.  If you have not tried them yet, you simply must, they really are quite magical.

After all that dried, it looked so awesome it was a shame to cover it up, but I had all these amazing and colourful flowers to use and use them I did.  I laid them out to look like a bouquet of sorts surrounding the photo area, most sit flat with some raised up a little.  At this stage the layout was looking very flat and I prefer layouts with layers and height, so I mounted the photo up a little higher on cardboard, put a yellow frame around it and then used a circular cut die embossed with silver embossing powder over the top, situated so the photo can easily be slipped in.  I then snipped my half moon doilies so that I could bend them and get some dimension happening and then decorated with some ephemera and flowers.  The main word “smile” has been made to look a little 3-d by using Glossy accents 3-d gel which gives it a lovely raised, high gloss finish.  A really lovely product.

Below are some close ups of the final layout, with a little bit of silver sparkle to finish it off.  I think it is pretty enjoyable to use digi stamps, they just add a new dimension to layouts, rather than using the normal ephemera.  Enjoy your creativity, to see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or follow my blog at jacobicreations@blogspot.com.au.

Delia

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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 Delia15 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.