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Grateful Paper Layering Hummingbird

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Hi there, it’s Angie here with a card featuring the new Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird die.  I love hummingbirds so when I saw this new die set, I just had to get it and I’m so glad I did!

This card was quick to make, just stamped some flowers and leaves from the Hero Arts “Let Love Grow” set (in Distress Oxide inks) and cut a strip of black to mount the strip on.  I die cut the bird and used the same inks on him, added some black with a black marker, and added the Hero Arts “Grateful” rubber stamp sentiment on a scalloped oval die cut that was inked with the same inks.  I put it all on the card base and was done in no time!

Hope you will take the time to enter the 2 ways to win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store!  Here’s the scoop:

1st Chance to Win:  Enter our monthly Challenge here!

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! 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! I

f 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!


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Grateful Watercolor Mum


Hi everyone, it’s Angie here with a fun watercolor technique card!  I hope you can join the April watercolor challenge over at a2zscrapbooking blog, you still have time!

I took a piece of watercolor paper, traced a mum using the mask I made with the Hero Arts Fancy Mum die.  I put Moltow masking fluid around the edges so I could watercolor with 3 shades of Distress Ink.  When it was dry, I used the same inks to splatter the background.  I wiped it up after each color before it dried to mute the colors.  Then I rubbed off the masking fluid.


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I lined up the die on the watercolor paper and ran it through my Big Shot, then curled the outer leaves up.  I sponged the same inks on a background piece of card stock, then mounted the mum panel on top, and added it to the card base.

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I stamped the Hero Arts Handwritten Grateful stamp using Hero Arts Black Dye Ink and fussy cut it, mounted it on foam dots and put it in the middle of the mum.

You can buy the die and stamp right here:  a2zscrapbooking store – just click on the links below:

You can use the code Angie15 to receive a discount of 15% of your total order of $25 or more excluding shipping at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

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Thanks for stopping by!