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Hero Arts Love & Bold Floral

Hi friends – welcome back to another fun month of challenges using RED! Have you joined us yet? If not, we can’t wait to see what you create, you can link up HERE!

And don’t forget, you can save 15% off your order at the a2z Etsy store by using code: MicheleG15!

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I, just like everyone else, have been inspired by some recent ombre shading using a stencil inspired by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire (just search YouTube, you’ll find their videos. :D). I used some MFT Steel Gray card stock as my base and sponged on the gray/black inks in THIS set over the Bold Floral stencil. I die cut the LOVE multiple times from Hero Arts red card stock and layered together; sponged on some Unicorn ink on the top portion of the top LOVE word and once dry, coated in glossy accents. I embossed the small sentiment on vellum, adhered it all together on a red card base and added a black enamel heart.

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Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut / Bold Floral Stencil

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Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut / Bold Floral Stencil

Easy peasy; we can’t wait to see your creations; don’t forget to use a Hero Arts image on  your project!

Hugs,

michele

WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Stamps: Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut

Papers: Hero Arts Red, MFT Steel Gray, vellum

InkHero Arts Blackboard Inks

Accessories: glossy accents, Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut die, black enamel heart, Bold Floral Stencil, Hero Arts white embossing powder


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Alcohol Inks on Acetate Cards

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today with a fun and colorful technique that I enjoy creating. I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks in bottles to ink up the Hero Arts clear acetate notecards. I dripped the inks onto the cards without using an applicator or heat tool to dry and just let the ink do whatever it wanted…that’s the fun part!

After they dried, I trimmed the panels down, used the Hero Arts So Sorry stamp and cut hearts and then adhered the panels to a white notecard and music paper I had.

On this card, I wrote the words “love” and “you” on the card in a loopy, loose way. You could use some writing stamps or washi tape, but I wanted to try some handwriting.

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On this card, I used the large heart die cut, and backed it with some music paper I had. You could use a song that means something to your valentine, but in this case, I used what I had and left out any lyrics.

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These are fun to make, and I have several more card panels that are all dripped and painted and ready to go for another project. Keep in mind that alcohol inks stain, so don’t get too wild when you’re using them 🙂

And also the silver or gold alcohol inks are less translucent than the colors, so use them sparingly with the colors, as they tend to reverse the stained glass effect.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you’ll enter our February challenge here, and maybe you’ll win the $25 gift code to the store!

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Happy Thursday!

chark

So Sorry Stamp and Cut

Alcohol Inks (sailboat blue, silver, raspberry, lettuce, crimson)

Acetate Notecards

Snow White Notecards

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking February 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  February appeared out of no where!! I love it. That means the summer will be here soon.  Oh how I love the warm weather!!

Our new challenge this month is “Any Shade of Red”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and use some shade/shades of red. Be creative with this challenge.

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Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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Arlene

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Cindy

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Martha

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Sue

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Kymona

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Michele

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Helen

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Niki

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of March!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Arlene

Gem stickers
Spellbinders die cuts
Cindy

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Love
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink – Red Royal
Ranger Distress Ink – Barn Door

Martha

Love is by Lia
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Scraps of Designer Paper
Square and Circle Die Cuts

Sue

Hero Arts Bold Ink Strawberry
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Sequins
Vellum

Kymona

Sending Love
Bristol Smooth White Paper
Distress Ink Abandon Coral, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry

Michele

Hero Arts Thanks
PTI Dark Chocolate, Hero Arts Kraft
Versamark, Fired Brick, Barn Door and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
Hero Arts Bold Floral stencil, Hero Arts white embossing powder, fun foam, Tattered Angels mist, MFT Blueprints
Helen
Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 847, 800, 755, 772
Canson watercolor paper
 Acetate plastic
 water spray
 Tim Holtz Distress Crayons – Candid Apple
 Versamark ink pad
 WOW Bonding Embossing Powder
 CTMH White Embossing Powder
 iCraft DecoFoil Fold transfer sheet
 Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
 CTMH Archival Ink Pad
 CTMH White Daisy Cardstock p
 CTMH Black Cardstock
 WRMK craft knife
 WRMK mini magnetic craft board
 Fiskar paper trimmer
 CTMH craft heater
 ekTool nonstick micro tip scissors
 Tombow mono permanent adhesive runner
 3D foam tape
 GlueDots
 CTMH Liquid Glass glue
Niki
Thank you so much for stopping by!!

kymona


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Shaker Card with Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Love

Hello,

 

Cindy here to share a shaker card for January’s Challenge  Anything Goes.

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Believe it or not, I got some very pretty sequins mixes sitting on my desk since November.  I don’t know why I didn’t use it earlier!!  LOL

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My process:

  • Arrange all the stamps from the Hero Arts You Are My Happy clear set to fit a 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inch purple panel.  Stamp and heat emboss in white.
  • Die cut using the large heart die from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut So Sorry set.
  • Adhere acetate on back side of purple panel.  Please foam tape all around.
  • Trim white card stock slight smaller than purple panel.  Use inking tool and sponge Spun Sugar over Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil onto it to create soft background.
  • Place purple panel upside down, fill with sequins mix, peel off backing paper from foam tape; adhere stenciled panel pattern side down.  Press to ensure all sides are sealed.
  • Adhere shaker panel onto white card base.
  • Die cut Love from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love set using each purple card stock and pale mauve card stock.
  • Glue pale mauve panel slightly offset onto the purple one.  Adhere on top of card.

 

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You may not see all of the products I used in the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store, but you could always make a Custom Order, just click the Request Custom Order on the left side bar.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!

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Supplies:

 

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut So Sorry

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love

Hero Arts Clear Stamp You Are My Happy

Hero Arts Stencil Delicate Petals

Ranger Distress Ink (Spun Sugar)

Hero Arts Pigment Ink (Unicorn)

white embossing powder

Little Things from Lucy’s Card sequins (Lucky Dip Mix)

 

 


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Love Letter with Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut

Hi,

 

Cindy here to share a non-card project.  December’s challenge is Anything But a Card.

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So for today’s project I have decided to make something I’ve never made before, a Pocket-Letter.   At first it seemed like a daunting task to ink up a full letter size sheet (to cut into 9 ATC size panels).  But with the help of pretty designer paper, I proceeded with ease.

I used Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut by Lia.  There are eight sentiments in the set and I stamped them all.  Seven on the pocket panels and one on the Floral Heart die cut.  Let’s take a look.

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My process:

  • Cut 9 ATC size (2.5 inch by 3.5 inch) panel from designer paper.  Distress each with Vintage Photo.
  • Die cut Spring Branch using Chocolate card stock.  Brush the tips of some leaves with Silver Wink of Stella.  Trimmed and adhere to left top and center top panels.
  • Stamp “I Love You” and music note on top left panel.
  • Trim flower from left over designer paper and adhere to top center panel.
  • Stamp “Amore” on top right panel.
  • Stamp “Valentine”, untitled postmark, and hearts on middle left panel.
  • Stamp “Smitten” and strings of hearts on middle right panel.
  • Stamp “True Love” on bottom left panel.
  • Use Versamarker to trace over bird motif, heat emboss with clear powder on both center and right bottom panel.
  • Stamp “You & Me” on center bottom panel.
  • Stamp “Be Mine” on right bottom panel.
  • Die cut Floral Heart using white card stock.  Mask center and ink with Spun Sugar, slightly distress with Vintage Photo.  Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo and heat emboss with clear EP.
  • Use the cutting die as guide, trace outline and fussy cut heart shape solid panel using Chocolate card stock.  Adhere Floral Heart to solid heart shape panel.  Use piercing tool to make small hole, attach jump ring to charm and to Floral Heart panel.
  • Insert all the pieces into the pockets.
  • Attach Floral Heart die cut at center of pocket letter.
  • Attach rolled flower on top of heart.
  • Trim thin strip of designer paper to fit the smaller opening at the left, insert and punch hole using the plastic sleeve as guide.
  • Stamp and heat emboss “Sending Love” on matching designer paper, die cut using Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Yes, distress with Vintage Photo.  Use the cutting die as guide, trace outline and fussy cut heart shape solid backing using pink CS.  Distress.  Glue stamped heart onto pink heart shape panel.
  • Pierce small hole on small heart panel, thread with jump ring.  Tie small heart to top hole with distressed ribbon.

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The Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut by Lia set is really pretty right?!  Imagine using it for Valentine, Mother’s Day, Wedding and Anniversary, and birhtday cards, it is quite versatile!!  Get yours at the store today.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!  And I hope you’d join in this month’s challenge!

cindya2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut by Lia

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Yes

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut So Sorry

Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Untitled Post Mark

Hero Arts Fancy Die – Spring Branch

Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar)

Clear embossing ink

Clear embossing powder

 


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Ink Daubers for Fast Painting

Hi friends, it’s Chark today with a little idea for gift bags for July 4th. I transformed heart die cuts from the Hero Arts So Sorry Stamp & Cut into flags to decorate bags you could fill with candy, sparklers, bang snaps, glow sticks or noisemakers.

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The secret to the quick transformation of the white hearts is to use Ink Daubers (on sale now for just $2!!). Just swipe on stripes and dab on the blue in the corner (or cover the whole mini heart). The ink daubers have a sponge applicator built in, so you just color with the bottle, no brushes needed. I added a little strip of rhinestones and celebrate ribbon I had in my stash.

While the hearts dry, stamp the heart string on the bag with the fabulous Hero Arts Unicorn White ink. Adhere all the bits together and fill with your choice of fun stuff.

These would be easy and fast for a wedding too. Just do a free-hand heart in the center of the die cut with the ink dauber in the wedding colors and add matching ribbon. You could even use white bags instead of the kraft lunch bags and ink the whole heart die cut in the wedding colors.

Hope you have a fab weekend! And that you’ll join in our July Challenge of Anything Goes—use a Hero Arts stamp, stencil, die or digi as your main element and then go crazy with the rest! You could win a $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store and I know you’d love that!

Chark

HA Unicorn White Ink

HA Ink Daubers $2 right now!

HA So Sorry Stamp & Cut

Clear rhinestones similar to what I used

Celebrate ribbon similar to what I used

 

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a2z Scrapbooking July 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Summer is in full swing!  I can’t believe July is here already.  Time is really moving fast.

Our new challenge is “Anything Goes”!!!!! You can use any Hero Arts Die, Digi, Stamp, or Stencil on your project this month. This should be a very easy challenge!!  You can create what you like!  Nice right!

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element!  This will be fun and interesting.

This challenge will be fun and interesting at the same time.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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Arlene

Picnic Party Time Twins

Angie

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Niki

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Martha

Celebrate full

Michele

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Helen

Hello Friend (a2z)

Kymona

50 anniversary

Monica

Butterfly

Sue

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of August!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Supplies used:

Arlene
Hero Arts Digital Caffeine Fix
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut (Sentiment & die-cut)
Hero Arts Retro Frame (probably long out of stock)
Copic Gray markers – Cools
Die-namics stitched Rec STAX

Angie
Niki
Martha
Just For You by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Thick Vanilla Bakers Twine
Helen
Scallop stitched die (Craftin Dessert Diva)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
White Pigment Ink Pad (CTMH)
Watercolor Paint set (CTMH)
Kraft Cardstock
Canson watercolor paper
Pearl Gem
Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock
Monica
Sue
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Distress Inks (mustard seed, barn door, faded jeans)
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder
Thanks for stopping by!
Kymona

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Stamp & Cut & Sequins

Hi, crafty friends, it’s Chark here today to share two cards I created with the So Sorry Stamp & Cut set. I love this set, it has great sentiments and the heart dies are so versatile, I’ve used them with many cards, both Thinking of You and Birthday and Congrats.

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Both cards use panels of watercolor background and the large heart die in this set. The first card was my orderly sequin card, which meant I glued each sequin carefully down after sorting through for rows of matching colors.

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After I was finished with this card, I noticed that the blue die cut piece was laying on top of a jumble of sequins and I loved how it looked. So I gave it a shot for the next card. I like how it turned out but this is definitely a card that needs to be hand delivered, since it’s so bulky and I have no idea if these sequins would make it through the mail.

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So, how about you? Are you a lover of the neat and orderly or the chaotic sequins? Either way, I get my sparkle, so I’m happy!

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Hope you’ll join in the new June To Die For challenge for a chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store, you can get some great stuff with that much money, especially if you take a look at our sale section.

Happy Thursday!

 

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So Sorry Stamp & Cut

Distress ink Broken China

Tombow Markers

Sequins

Washi Tape

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking February 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy February!!  I can’t believe we are here already!!

Our new challenge is all about Masking!!!!!  What is masking you ask? Masking is a basic stamping technique where you cover a stamped image so that other images could be placed over it.  The images stamped over the mask will be behind the covered up image.  

Our challenge this month is Masking!!  

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!  This will be fun and interesting.

This challenge will be fun and interesting at the same time.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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CindyCindy

DawnDawn

MonicaMonica

HAA2ZSoLovedEmbossing

Niki

You're Pretty SweetKymona

 

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of March!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Supplies:

Arlene
Hero Arts Baby Animals Stamp and Cut (sentiments put together)
Distress Ink Lucky Clover
Glossy Accents
Memory Box Loopy Rings

Cindy
Dawn
Stencil  SA060 Swirl Stencil
Die and stamp:  DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut
Monica
Distress Inks
Copics
Niki
Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Stackables
Doodlebug Design Beetle Black sequins
Kymona
Thanks for stopping by!!
Kymona


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Very thankful for you!

It’s Lisa here today, and I am very happy to be back from my medical leave and to once again be sharing a new card – created with some to the wonderful new Hero Arts products.  Today, I am covering for Zoey is who taking some personal time off after losing a her dear Grandfather.  Our deepest sympathy to her and all of her family.

Today’s card was inspired by our April Challenge where our theme month is “Stencil It”.   I started this card using the “Two Ways Arrow” stencil, along with some of Hero’s Gold Spray and a piece of Watercolor paper.    I adhered the stencil over the Watercolor paper with some masking tape, and the simply sprayed away.  I used my heat gun to too speed up the drying process and that put that piece aside.  Next, I created my card base with some “Sunshine” layering paper —  a great color for Spring and Summer.

I cut a banner strip from some Black Layering  and adhered that to the front of the card.   The next step was to stamp my “Sentiment” which is a new stamp that I love.   I inked up the stamp with Hero’s Black Ink and stamped it onto the “Stenciled” piece I had completed earlier.  I then Die-cut that pieced and using foam tape, popped it up off my card after adding three black gems.

 

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To complete this card I used my Lawn Fawn Heart dies and cute the larger heart from the “stenciled” piece and then added a second smaller heart, cut from the leftover black layering paper.

All of the products I used are linked below and most are available now over that the a2z Store.   As always I’m happy to share my DT Promo code with you, LISAH15 which will save you 15% off any and all orders of $25 and up (excluding shipping)!!

I hope you’ll break out some of your Stencils and get to work on a project to enter our challenge.   Please be certain that your entry includes at least ONE main Hero Arts product  – Stamps, Dies, Stencils etc.

And don’t forget that you can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.   Be sure to follow us on each of these social media sites.   Any special notices and events can easily be found through these links!   We encourage you all join the fun~

 

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