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Hero Arts Feathers Note

Hello there,

Cindy here today sharing a card created using Hero Art Feathers Digital Cut Files.


I actually do not have an electronic cutting machine, but I still enjoyed using this Digital kit.  I used an image editor on my computer and arranged the Peacock feather image randomly and printed in light grey on white card stock.  Next I rendered the panel with coloring pencils and trimmed to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch card panel.  To darken the the background I use an inking tool and applied a light coat of Milled Lavender.

For the focal image, I printed one of the other feathers in light grey on white card stock three times and hand cut.  Then I heat embossed them with brass embossing powder.  I adhered them onto the colored panel, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished with a white ribbon.

I am quite happy how it turned out.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.  Hope you’d join in the fun.  Scroll down to get the details.  🙂


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




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Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month


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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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 with-in the shop.






Merry Christmas Layout with Embossing

Hello Crafty Friends!

It’s Elizabeth here, I am so excited to be posting today:) I made  a Christmas Layout featuring embossing, which is the first time I have done that on a layout!

My first step was practicing using the Hero Arts Merry Christmas Reindeer Stencil. I found that laying the stencil down on the Bazzill Swiss Dot and covering the letters using a Versamark pad did not work well. However it worked well for the reindeer. So instead I used a clear Ranger Emboss Pen for the lettering and touching up the legs and antlers of the reindeer. I then used Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder with my Milwaukee Embossing Gun. The cardstock curled a bit, but running the embossing gun under the cardstock resolved the problem. I love how embossing on the swiss dots gave texture to the reindeer embossing.




I then embellished the title and the reindeer using Hero Arts Holly Gems.

Next I cut a piece of Hero Arts Gernadine Layering Paper 7′ x 11″. The BoBunny Blitzen paper is 3.5″ x 12″. I then framed the Pigeon Forges Incredible Christmas Place photos with Hero Arts Pine Layering Paper. The top photo is only glued on three sides to allow the journal tag to be pulled out.

All paper pieces are inked along the edges  with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distressed Ink.

I used Hero Arts Large Tag Die to cut a journal tag from Bo Bunny’s Blitzen to tuck in behind the  top photo. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.


journal tag


Next I made the Christmas tree embellishments. This was so much fun. I used a scrap piece of dark green paper and embossed Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Christmas Tree using Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.  I then used the included Christmas Tree Die and cut out the trees. I  used random Robin’s Nest Dew Drops and glued them on the trees using Glue Dots Mini Dots. For the stars I used the Stars from Hero Arts Summer Mixed Gemstones. These are retired, but star gems are easy to find:) I glued the back tree down and used Glue Dots Pop Dots to give the front trees dimension.


Christmas trees



Here’s the final layout.


Merry Christmas Reindeer


And to get you in the mood to do Christmas project here’s a video of the inside of The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, TN.


Don’t forget you have until tomorrow to enter this month’s challenge to make a Fall or Christmas Project.  And don’t forget to check out the Design Team Call.  Next Saturday is  World Card Making Day and we will be hosting challenges with prizes:) Be sure to check in with us:)

Please stop by the store. We have some yummy new products. You can use my discount code to get 15% off a purchase of $25. 00 or more. Elizabeth15.


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