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Color Layering Orchid Love

Hello there, Cindy here to share a one layer card.  I used a new stamp combo (at least for me) on my card:  Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot and Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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.

 

 

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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Color Layering Goldfish We’re Here

Hi,

 

One of the fun things about Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps is that you could play with individual layer to obtain a different look.  The Color Layering Goldfish have two layers.  On today’s card I only used the detail one on my card.  And I took some photos while making this card.

I started of with a strip of watercolor paper, I wet it completely and lay it on a cutting mat (could have done it on craft sheet but was too lazy to fish it out.  LOL  I let it dry slightly but still quite wet then dropped some water colors in places when I would stamp the goldfish.

After the watercolor panel dried, I stamped the top layer of the goldfishes trying out two different inks, Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow – Wet Cement and Ranger Archival – Jet Black.  I like the version with the Wet Cement more, so I did the rest using that ink.  Next I added some extra watercolor in the areas where there is very little ink.

Next I stamped the base layer onto scrap paper, cut out and use it as a guide/template to draw the outline of the fishes.

Yes it was a big mistake not to get the matching die!  So advise to you, buy the matching die if you could!  Back to my card, next I cut the fishes out using scissors.

 

For the home of my fishes, I used a dark green pattern paper panel and stamped the seaweed from the Color Layering Goldfish set with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.  I wanted to add more interest, so I used the detail layer of the waterlily leaf from the Color Layering Koi set to create an “under-water plant look alike”.  I added the air bubbles from that same set as well.

For the sentiment, I composed using part of the sentiment from both Stamp & Cut Congrats and Stamp & Cut So Sorry.  I stamped with Unicorn Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Pssst I’ll let you in on a secret, I took the Clear embossing powder by mistake and only realized that is was clear after I heated it.  OMG I don’t to start over!?  Then I remember that the embossing is still sticky while it is hot, so I took out the real white embossing powder, heat up the stamped sentiment and quickly added the white EP on top.  And heat again.  Phew!!  It worked!!

To add some shine (goldfish has shining scale right?), I added Stickles on the body of the goldfish.  And now for the grand finale.

 

 

I hope I have inspired you to play along our July challenge – Anything Goes.   Feel free to use your creative license to make something fun by mixing things up.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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.

 

 

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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts


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I’d Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

I’d Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts!!! Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you another shaped card and my last card as a Designer for a2z Scrapbooking Supplies. These two years have been amazing to me but I am leaving the team because I need to take care of some personal things but I want to let you know that I love my time sharing with you and creating with amazing products.

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

To make my card I used a Circle Stitched Die Cut that I cut twice. The first time with the card stock folded to create the card base and the second using a single layer of card stock that I decorated and pasted over the base.

  1. Use the Spiral Petals Stencil and the Hero Arts Aegean Bold Ink to create the background with the ombre effect. I used a sponge to have better control over the effect.
  2. Stamp the flowers including on the stamp set Color Layering Hibiscus using three different colors of ink. For the base I used the Butter Bar and for the accent I used the Red Royal, colors included on the collection Water Lilies Layering. For the center of the flowers I used Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink.
  3. Fussy cut the flowers or use the corresponding die cuts, Color Layering Hibiscus Frame.
  4. Stamp the leafs using Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink for the base and Hero Arts Pine Ink.
  5. Fussy cut the leafs or use the corresponding die cuts, Color Layering Hibiscus Frame.
  6. Assemble the flowers and leafs on the top of your card using dimensionals and snail adhesive.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set I’d Never Forget You using Hero Arst Intensive Black Ink.

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

What do you think?  Please let know below.

Thank you for this amazing year and I hope to be with you soon!!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” 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.

 

 

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 MARTHA15 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.

 

 

 

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

 

Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set


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Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set

You Make my Heart Smile with Hero Arts. This is the sentiment that I selected to create my card. It is part of the stamp set Love by Lia and I used a non traditional form in my creations. Welcome to another “Take Shape” inspiration sample.

Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with you to share a card with banner or tail fish shape. I really love to receive cards with different shapes and this is sample that you can use and put easily in an envelope because it is a regular size. To cut this I used a double stitched banner from Peek a Boo Designs and I kept my card stock folded on top and below the die border to give my card form.

Then I cut a stitched rectangle on whisper white card stock and stamped over the right side one of the sentiments that came included on the stamp set Love by Lia. I love this set because the sentiments and fonts that are included on it are a great size and very useful. I pasted the stitched rectangle directly over the top of the banner.

Love by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set

To complete the card, I stamped four little envelopes over decorated paper and fussy cut them with my scissors to paste over the card using dimensionals and snail adhesive. The final touch, two loops of red and white bakers twine.

All the images from the stamp set Love by Lia were stamped with Hero Arts Intensive Black Ink.

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT


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COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a sentiment that I love and that comes with a great stamp set Color Layering Flamingo from Hero Arts. This is the month of the sentiments and my card says it all! Take a look:

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

To create my card I used regal rose card stock for the first layer and decorated paper for the second one. To stamp the Flamingo image I used three different colors of pink inks. First I stamped the legs of the Flamingo using Soft Granite Ink, and with my MISTI i stamped the image twice.  Then I stamped the body of the flamingo. For the base layer I used Soft Pink Ink, for the second layer I used  Bubble Gum Ink and for the last detailed layer I used Rose Madder Bold Ink.

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

I fussy cut with my scissors the Flamingo and pasted directly over the decorated card base using OnPoint Glue. I added some pink and silver sequins and finally added a banner using one of the sentiments that came on the Color Layering Flamingo stamp set. This sentiment came in a different way but I edited it to have a horizontal line.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy 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!

See you soon!

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT


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Hero Arts Thank You Berry Much

Hi,

 

I am back with another Sentiment Focus card using the Hero Arts’ Produce and Seeds set.

 

My process:

  • On white card base stamp sentiment and berries images from the Produce and Seeds set in black and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Use watercolors to color the images.
  • Ink the top side of an embossing folder with watermark ink.  Place card base in embossing folder and hand pressed selected area.
  • Use inking tool to sponge Squeezed Lemonade very lightly around the stamped areas and edges.
  • Embellished with sequins.

 

 

The background is very subtle, and it’s not show up a lot on the photo.  So I guess you will have to take my words for it!  🙂

There’s still plenty time to join in this month challenge.  Follow the challenge theme and remember to use a Hero Arts stamp, digital image, stencil and/or die cut as focal image.

 

 

The Produce and Seeds clear stamp set is available at the a2z store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.  If you don’t find the item in the store, just click the blue Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Produce and Seeds

Memento Pigment Ink – Tuxedo Black

Ranger Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade

Clear embossing powder

Watercolors

Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing folder – Checker Board

Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Sequins Mix – Apple Ice

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS


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COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

Color layering Gold Fish stamp set is another adorable set from Hero Arts. I said adorable because you will love change the colors of these gold fishes and how easy it is to create different effects on them. Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Gold fish card!. Take a look at my card:

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

This month our challenge is to use sentiments and this stamp set includes a great sentiment for life. So with my design I wanted to create a special frame just for the sentiment. Let me share how I made the card:

  1. Cut the base using green card stock.
  2. Cut a second layer using whisper white card stock and emboss this one with Records embossing folder.
  3. Stamp the two gold fishes included on the stamp set Color Layering Gold Fish by Hero Arts using different colors of ink to each layer. For the base layer I used Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink, for the second layer or detailed layer I used Hero Arts Just Rust Ink and for the last detailed image I used Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink.
  4. Cut the gold fishes with the corresponding die cuts or scissors.
  5. Stamp the foliage using Hero Arts Green Apple Hybrid Ink and cut with die cuts or scissors.
  6. Add the embossed layer over the card base.
  7. Paste the foliage using OnPoint Glue from Imagine and the Gold fishes with dimensionals.
  8. Stamp the sentiment using Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink on a separate piece of paper and decorate the border with a blue card stock.
  9. Paste the sentiment with dimensionals too.
  10. To finalize the decoration add some clear skittles in blue color that I pasted with OnPoint Glue.

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

Easy and fun!

I decided to use Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink ink to stamp the third layer of the image and create a special effect on my fishes but you can experiment with other colors. Don’t forget to share your creations with us and participate in our a2z Scrapbooking Challenge, the theme this month is Sentiments and you can link your project HERE.

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

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

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!

See you soon!

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS


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Fun sentiment with Hero Arts

Hello everyone,

 

When I saw the fun sentiments from Hero Arts’ Produce and Seeds set, I knew it would be fun to use.  And this month’s challenge theme is Sentiment Focus, naturally this set comes to mind.  May I present to you my CAS Sentiment Focus card:

My process:

  • Stamp carrot bunch from the Produce and Seeds set in Soft Grey randomly on white card panel.
  • Stamp carrot bunch once with black ink at lower right quarter of panel.  Stamp sentiment to its left in black ink.
  • Use coloring pencils to color carrot bunch.
  • Use second largest size cutting die from Postage Stamps Infinity Dies to cut postage stamp shape panel.
  • Adhere both negative and positive piece onto card base as shown.

I hope I’ve inspired you to join in this month challenge.  Follow the challenge theme and remember to use a Hero Arts stamp, digital image, stencil and/or die cut as focal image.

 

 

The Produce and Seeds clear stamp set is available at the a2z store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.  If you don’t find the item in the store, just click the blue Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.

Follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook and be the first to know about our special news and promotions.

cindya2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Produce and Seeds

Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies

Memento Pigment Ink – Tuxedo Black

Memories Dye Ink – Soft Grey

Coloring pencils

LAYERING BUTTERFLIES BY HERO ARTS


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LAYERING BUTTERFLIES BY HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with you. April is almost over and I want to finish my creative month using another color layering stamp, the Color Layering Butterflies by Hero Arts. This is a very unique set of stamps that you can use for all occasions. Let me show you my card:

LAYERING BUTTERFLIES BY HERO ARTS

I love to create CAS (or Clear and Simple cards) and with the Color Layering stamps this is a real passion because you can use a lot of color combos and different layers to create different types of combinations on your images. If you notice on my card, the small butterflies have only one image in common, the detailed layer, but the bases are totally different.  The set Color Layering Butterflies is composed by 10 different images that you can combine and integrate to obtain different looks.

LAYERING BUTTERFLIES BY HERO ARTS

The base of my card is Whisper White and I pasted a piece of decorated paper on the left border. Then I stamped the solid butterflies and the detailed images with three different colors of ink: Green Hills, Tide Pool and Orange Soda Shadow Ink Mid-Tone by Hero Arts. I only kept the body of the butterflies with a single color, Tangerine Bold Ink by Hero Arts – the same color that I used to create a splatter. The sentiment was stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink.

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

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

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! See you soon!

LAYERING BUTTERFLIES BY HERO ARTS


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Hero Arts Water-Color Layering Koi

Hello,

 

I am excited to share today’s card, because I am quite pleased with the results.  Let’s get right to it.

Instead of using all the layers of the Color Layering Koi, I used only two of the layers for two reasons.  First I wanted the base color to be the color of the water color paper which is a creamy white, second, I wanted to paint the colors to avoid the cookie cutter look.  🙂

My process:

  • Place Koi fish frame cut (Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Frame Cut) on watercolor paper upside down, trace the outline with pencil.
  • Wet the area with plain water, then drop/paint in corresponding colors in desired areas.  Let dry, stamp the second layer (outline and scale of the Color Layering Koi) with Wet Cement on one fish and Black on the other.  Stamp the last layer (eyes and lip) in Black.  Die cut.  Use marker to add whisker.  Note that the whisker is on the first layer which I skipped, I could have just omit it, but chose to manually add it back. 
  • Stamp water lilies outline with Antique Linen on watercolor paper, paint the center with water colors.  Use a white coloring pencil and color the petals slightly.  Die cut using matching frame cut.
  • For the leaves, paint different shades of green on water color paper.  Let dry.  Stamp the vein in Peeled Paint, then the base layer in Old Paper.  Die cut using matching frame cut.
  • For the base panel, I went the whole piece of card stock ( Elizabeth Craft Design Soft Finish, 85lb) with plain water, then draw circles alternating between two different shades of blue and a bit of green.  Let dry.  Stamp waves in Old Paper and bubbles in Broken China.
  • Stamp ‘hello’ (Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid In a Pot) in Broken China.
  • Adhere base panel to card front, then adhere all the elements as shown.

Here’s a few photos taken during the process.

 

Here’s the “beauty shot”.

 

Our April challenge theme is Getting To Know You (use your favorite Hero Arts products on your projects), and my favorite Hero Arts products are their stamps.  Come join in the fun, you could win a $25 gift card to the store by entering to the challenge.

Remember when shopping at the a2z store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.  If you don’t find the item in the store, just click the blue Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.

Follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook and be the first to know about our special news and promotions.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Color Layering Koi

Hero Arts Frame Cuts – Color Layering Koi

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Orchid In A Pot

Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink – Wet Cement

Ranger Distress Ink – Old Paper, Antiuqe Linen, Broken China, Peeled Paint

Daniel Smith Watercolor Sheet

Memento Pigment Ink – Tuxedo Black

white coloring pencil

markers – Dark Grey, Black