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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.

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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


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Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely Card

Hi! It’s Sue with a new card for you. This card is totally out of my comfort zone. I typically prefer clean and simple cards, with lots of white space. This card – no “white space”.

I started by stamping all over a card panel with Versamark; added white embossing powder and heat set with my heat tool. I smooshed some ink on an acrylic sheet and picked up some ink with a water brush. I added colour somewhat deliberately to the flowers and a bit more randomly for the remainder of the card front.  I tried to keep the colours somewhat separate as I was a bit worried that some colours blended together might not result in a “pretty” colour. I matted the card with a nice blue and added some sequins for a bit of shine and sparkle.

Here’s a close-up

We’d love for you to join us at our current monthly challenge where we challenge you to use your favourite Hero Arts stamp or die or ink or stencil.

Do you need some Hero Arts products? Check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes (orchid, passion flower)

Hero Arts Lucy’s Floral Favorites (butter bar, green hills)

Hero Arts Poppy Layering ink cubes (pale tomato)

Hero Arts Kelly’s Flowers ink cubes (ultra pink, emerald green, tide pool)

Hero Arts Desert Sun Bold ink cubes (tangerine)

Hero Arts Sky Blue Dye ink cubes (soft pool)

Versamark ink

white embossing powder

sequins

 

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Hero Arts Fresh Herbs Postcard

Hi,

 

I am not very clever playing with words, but sometimes when all the elements present themselves, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity, could I?

 

 

So what do you think?

My process:

  • Use Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies (second largest size from the set) and die cut a kraft postage stamp shape panel.
  • Mask and stamp “Carte Postale” and dotted lines in black.
  • User black marker and draw vertical line down middle of panel.
  • Stamp thyme from Hero Arts Fresh Herbs set twice in Bundled Sage, let dry.  Stamp again in clear embossing ink, heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Adhere a real canceled postage stamp to panel.
  • Stamp “Thinking of You” and postmark (from Untitled Postmark) in Vintage Photo.
  • Stamp sentiment (“It’s” from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages, “thyme” from Hero Arts Fresh Herbs, “Let’s Chat” from Altenew Coffee Love) in Vintage Photo.
  • Stamp letter with heart (from Hero Arts Love by Lia) in Barn Door.
  • Poke two small holes on base of thyme bundle, thread red and white twine and tie knot.
  • Adhere the kraft panel on white card base.

Our April challenge theme is Getting To Know You (use your favoirte 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 – Fresh Herbs

Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Love by Lia

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Many Birthday Messages

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Carte Postale

Altenew Clear Stamp – Coffee Love

Ranger Distress Ink  – Barn Door, Vintage Photo

Memento Pigment Ink – Tuxedo Black

White embossing powder

clear embossing ink


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Hero Arts CL867 Color Layering Butterflies Card

Hi – Sue here with a new card for you.

Here’s my card

I’m really enjoying the Hero Arts Ink Cubes – less of an investment and with each collection, you get 4 colours. I used many collections, listed below to create the card. I focused on using two shades of the same colour for each of the butterflies. It seemed like it was a bit too plain so I put some of the ink on an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and the flicked some of the ink onto the card for a splatter-like look. This is a nice work-around when you don’t have any sprays. It added just a bit of interest to the background.

 

There are a few days left for you to join us this month for our

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Please be sure that your focal image uses a Hero Arts product. If you’re looking for Hero Arts products, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart reaches $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off.

 

Supplies

Hero Arts CL867 Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts AF356 Kelly’s Flowers ink cubes (Ultra Pink)

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites ink cubes  (Soft Cantaloupe)

Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes (Passion Flower, Orchid)

Hero Arts AF391 Desert Sun Bold ink cubes (Tangerine)

Hero Arts AF375 Rose Petals Ink Cubes (Bubble Gum)

Hero Arts AF362 Tami’s Mint Chip ink cubes (Soft Brown)

 

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HERO ARTS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY


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HERO ARTS, YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

Hero Arts, You Make me so happy! This is my statement today and it’s on my card too. You can’t image how happy I was with all your comments about my last card using one of the Hero Arts stencils with creative medium, but for me, and I think for you too, the most important thing is that all of us really enjoy and love the Hero Arts products and the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies! Based on this I got my inspiration to create today’s card. Take a look at my card:

HERO ARTS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

This is a very clear and simple card. I used the Very Vanilla card stock for the base and the Glorious Petal Stencil from Hero Arts. I applied the ink with a brush to have soft look and obtain a delicate touch over the free areas of the stencil. I used two different tones of Distress Ink, the Blueprint Sketch for the center and the Seedless Preserves for the borders. On the middle part I mixed the colors.

HERO ARTS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

Then I used Hero Arts Intense Black Ink to stamp the word happy from the Happy Stamp & Cut Set from Hero Arts directly over the same layer and also stamped the sentiment ‘you make me so’ in a separate piece of card stock with the same ink to finalize the card. I added some blue sequins from the Hero Arts Ombre Blue collection.

The process was very simple and card is very clear. You can explore this technique using different colors or creating this in series or simply changing the sentiments. a2z Scrapbooking Store has many options of stencils and stamps that you can combine and use to create your own version.

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 pages. 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! 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!

HERO ARTS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

 


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Waterlilies from the Color Layering Koi set

Hello crafty friends,

 

Today I made a tag featuring the Waterlilies from the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi stamp set.  At first I thought the flowers may be too small, but in the end it turned out just fine.

 

My process:

  • Trim white card stock into 3 1/4 by 5 1/5 in tag.  Use inking tool and sponge Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Milled Lavender to create a soft background.
  • Layer Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil on top of inked tag.  Spread thin layer of white embossing paste, remove stencil and let dry.
  • On white card stock, ink and stamp waterlilies, and lily pads.  Die cut using Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Frame Cuts.
  • Color flower center using Copic markers.
  • Stamp sentiment from same set on vellum strips using Jet Black StazOn ink.
  • Adhere waterlilies, lily pads, and sentiment on tag as shown.
  • Tie bow using strip of white soft tulle.

 

I think the embossed background provides a nice backdrop of the waterlilies.

There is still plenty time to play, pull out your favorite stencils and join in the March challenge – Playing With Stencils.  You could win a $25 gift card to the store.  Just remember to use some Hero Arts products such as stamps, stencil, die cut, digi stamps on your project.

For the month of March there is a second way to enter to win a $25 gift card to the store.  That is by comment on any of the March blog post.  One comment on each post, the more post you comment on the more chances to win.  

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 Color Layering Koi

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Frame Cuts

Hero Arts Stencil – Delicate Petals

Hero Arts Ombre Ink – Light to Dark Purple, Pink and Red

Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Chipped Saphhire, Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive

Copic Marker – Y15,Y17

White embossing powder

Clear embossing powder

StazOn Ink – Jet Black

White embossing paste

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.

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. 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! 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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VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA


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VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Valentine card with Love is by Lia is a card that I made using one of the new stamp sets from Hero Arts. Valentine is around the corner and I am sure you have a lot of friends to celebrate this day or to send Valentine cards, and I decided dedicate this month to Love. Take a look at my card:

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

 

The base of my card is Rose Red and the second layer is Whisper White. I stamped the envelope and the heart using different colors of ink, Rose Red for the hearts and Sahara Sand for the envelope. For the word LOVE, I used the double stamping technique, first I stamped the image with Rose Red Ink and then I moved a little the image and stamped again the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA

 

As final touch I added some black heart sequins on the envelopes. The original images has the hearts included but I wanted to add more bling with the sequins.

You can find Love is by Lia from Hero Arts and more sets 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 don’t pay more!

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I hope you too 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 January is one of my favorites: Anything Goes!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

VALENTINE CARD WITH LOVE IS BY LIA