Hi, it’s Lisa, (ThePurplePlace), here today to provide you with some more inspiration for this month’s challenge here on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog. Our theme for the month of August is “Encouragement” and those are the wonderful type of cards that really help to make someone smile, share a hug or even to say hello and let them know you are thinking of them, which is what I chose to so for my card today.
For my card I started with a snow card-base and created a a background, using Hero’s “Everything Flowers” Background Stamp, which I inked up with Versamark and then stamped directly onto a piece of Pool Layering Paper. I then heat embossed that with Hero’s White embossing powder and using a stitched die to cut it down to the size I wanted for my card. I then chose another of my favorite Hero stamps, “Night and Day Flowers” and also stamped that one in Versamark and again heat embossed it in white. I then used the same Stitched dies, and cut out that layer, from the same color layering paper and created a matching mat from more Snow Layering paper. I added white pearls to the center of each flower and adhered that onto the white mat. That piece was then added with foam take to the background to give it extra dimension. For my sentiment if chose the “All Occasions Messages” set and stamped my message in Hero’s Mid-tone Soft Pool shadow ink, which matches perfectly with the layering paper. I added my Sentiment, again using foam tape and had my card completed.
I hope that will help inspire you to create a card for our challenge and your chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. In the meantime, when you do head over to the store to do some shopping, please feel free to use my Design Team Promo Code – LISAH15 – which will take 15% off of any order of $25+ (Excluding shipping). All you need to do is add it during the check out process! You may use it more than once, as long as each order is $25 and up! And while you are over at the store, don’t forget to check our the “SALE” section and well as our Brand New Digital section, which we will be adding to daily. Hero Arts currently has over 400 digital/printable files and a2z is very happy and proud to be offering them “Exclusively” in our store! How cool is that!! I’m a big fan of combining digital with traditional stamping and will be sharing more cards of that style, over the next couple of weeks. Stop by my blog at any time for every more inspiration and ideas, I am always happy to have new followers. Thank you!
To upload your challenge card, please go HERE!