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Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Feathered Friends Christmas

Howdy! It’s almost Fall and you know what that means, it’s just that much closer to Christmas. So today I went with a Christmas card using the oh so cute digital birds from the Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital kit. The really nice thing about the digital images is that you can make them any size to fit your project. This kit has 5 birds, one set is outlines and the other set is colored in. It leans towards Christmas but you could just cut the little things they are carrying off like I did and use them for many different things.

Hero Arts Feathered Friends Digital Kit

The first thing I did to start my card was put 4 of the 5 bird images from the Feathered Friends kit into a Word document. Then I sized them to fit my card design. I printed them out on some off white Neenah paper. I colored them with Copics. I cut them out by hand.

For the background I stamped, on the same color of Neenah paper, using Hero Arts background stamp Wooden Floor Bold Prints. I used Antique Linen Oxide Distress ink. I used my Misti to keep things lined up nice.

The tree was stamped using Oxide Distress inks Vintage Photo and Lucky Clover on kraft paper. I cut out the tree by hand. I used to say I don’t really do fussy cutting but I don’t mind if it is not to “fussy”. The star was also stamped on kraft paper using Fossilized Amber ink. I colored over that with a gold Gelly Roll metallic pen and cut the star out a little smaller than it’s actual size. The star is popped up with foam tape. The star and tree are from Hero Arts stamp set Swirl Christmas. I added the red ornaments or lights on the tree using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Back to those cute birds… I drew the legs on the background and then popped up the birds a little bit with a couple layers of Glue Dots.  Sometimes I want things just a little raised up and this did the trick.

The sentiment is also from Hero Arts set Swirl Christmas and is stamped with Oxide Distress ink in Fired Brick.

 

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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 Karen15 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.

 

 

 


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Diamond Stencil in White

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share a card that was inspired by a DT member at A Blog Named Hero.  

This is Tracy’s card…I love white and kraft together and the bold sentiment really stands out against her background.

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So I took some kraft paper, printed out the sentiment from A Natural Christmas digital kit and stenciled (instead of stamped like Tracy) with the Diamond Stencil and White Unicorn ink around the sentiment. Next I added some red glitter hearts with Xmas Red Stickles and a couple gold dots with Gold Stickles.

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Finally, I used my white Uniball to add some detail to the sentiment and mounted it on Navy cardstock. It was a fast and easy card to make. I love combining digital with traditional cardmaking.

I’ll be entering it over at A Blog Named Hero…thanks, Tracy, for the inspiration!

Happy Friday!

chark!

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Please join us in this month’s “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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

 

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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 CHARK15 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.

 

 

 

 


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Swallowtail Butterfly with Ombre Spring Brights

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I had so much fun making this card using a new Hero Arts Ink Ombre Spring Brights on kraft card stock.   I swiped it down a piece, then die cut the Swallowtail Butterfly and also used it to stamp the flowers and leaves from the Let Love Grow stamp set.   I also used a little white ink for accents, black ink and some circle dies to frame the sentiment which is also from that same step set.  I finished it off with some diamond gems on the butterfly.  Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

I hope you will have time to join in the fun for this month’s  challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.

And guess what?   There’s another way to win this month!

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! 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!

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Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.

Here’s a few more views of my card!

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You’re So Lovely This Year

Happy New Year, friends, it’s Chark here today to share two card versions with the You’re So Lovely stamp set. I think this set is fun and versatile and so I decided to see if I could come up with two different looks.

In this first card, I did more of a traditional look. I stamped first in Unicorn White on kraft to get a base and then colored on top of the dry white ink with watercolor pencils. I added just a touch of water to spread the color. After that dried, I added white gel pen swirls and dots and some blue Gelato that I spread with my finger and added some teeny pearls.

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My second card is stamped almost exactly the same…I used the same positioning and the same Unicorn ink, this time using blue cardstock and then adding no coloring. I did add a little white gel pen for accents. I thought this turned out pretty well…and definitely different!

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I hope you’ll join in our January Challenge of Anything Goes with your Hero Arts products to try to win the $25 gift code to the store!

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Happy 2017!

chark

You’re So Lovely stamps

White Unicorn Ink

Blue Gelato

Adhesive Pearls similar to what I used

White Uniball pen

Watercolor pencils

 


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Vintage Travel Card

Hi, friends, Chark here today with a Vintage Travel digi card. I downloaded the instant stamps and then printed out this fantastic vintage car on kraft paper. I colored it with white, red and black Prismacolor pencils. Then I added a die cut hello in red and outlined it in white gel pen. I die cut it with a stitched frame and adhered it to a white card base.

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Easy, fast and fun to make. Now I’m ready for my next nephew’s birthday…and yes, most of my nephews are actually adults, which I do not care for–if they are old, what does that make me?! 🙂

Have you tried a digi kit? We have the exclusive rights to the Hero Arts digital catalog at a2z and it’s so easy to open and print them, you ought to take a look here if you haven’t yet. The other great thing? Instant access! No shipping!

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Happy Tuesday!

Chark

 

Vintage Travel Digi Stamps

Notecards

Kraft paper

Prismacolor pencils

Hello Die

Stitched Rectangle Die

Fancy Pants Circus Paper

 

 


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Color Layering Birds on Kraft

Hi, friends, Chark here today to show you some of the fun I had stamping with the color layering birds and branch set. I did use a Misti for this, because I was planning to stamp many birds. You can also use an acrylic block for color layering stamps…but I’m not that talented.

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This stamp set is pretty easy to line up, just make sure the beak and tail are lined up and that’s about it. Little confession—I didn’t even use the last stamp because I didn’t notice it—the beak and eye are tiny. I just colored in the eye with a black pen afterward.

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I used some white Unicorn ink for the first stamp on most of them and you can see that by their white bellies. Then I used the mid-tone Navy, and the Neon Ombre Chartreuse to Blue for the wings, the branches and leaves.  I like how the Ombre ink looks on the white bird layer, it’s brighter than when I’d stamped straight on the kraft, as you might expect. I used the blue and white Unicorn inks to shade the edges of this card. All of the Unicorn inks look fab on the kraft.

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I used Vintage Photo brown and the Raspberry Jam mid-tone inks on this small card and the yellow Unicorn ink for the middle bird layer and on the flowers on the other cards. You can see that the yellow Unicorn ink shows up on the darker inks, but isn’t completely opaque. It works well for coloring layering stamps.

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The sentiment and little leaves are from the Flower Garden set.

Don’t forget to break out your Hero Arts stamps, dies, stencils and digis to enter this month’s Anything Goes Challenge to try to win the $25 code to the a2z store. Pssst! The holiday stamps are coming and you might want to get some of those if you win…good luck!

Happy Sunday!

Chark

Color Layering Bird and Branch

White, Blue, Yellow Unicorn Ink

Neon Ombre Chartreuse to Blue Ink

Navy Mid-Tone Ink

Raspberry Jam Mid-Tone Ink

Flower Garden Stamp Set

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Spruce Card

Kraft Notecards


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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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Thankful Thanksgiving…

Hello everyone!! Kymona here from Kreative Kymona, with some cute tags for Thanksgiving.  Our current challenge is “Anything Goes” so I decided to go with Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is that day where we gather with family and friends to show how grateful we are to them. Big dinners are cook, tables are set and everyone is waiting for the turkey!!

My family is the most important part of who I am. I am grateful for each and everyone of them. I have two children, five brothers and sister, my mom and day, 5 nieces and nephews and so many aunts, uncles and my grandparents. When we get together we have a blast.

Before we have dinner, we gather together, hold hands and go around the room and say what we are thankful for this year. I love doing that because our lives are so busy sometimes we forget to tell each other that we are grateful for them. Once the last person speaks, my grandmother says a prayer and then we sit and eat together as a family.

This year, I wanted to do something extra. I wanted to give my brother and sister something to take with them.

So I create a couple of Thanksgiving tags that have a special note on the back for each of my sibling.

Take a look at my tags:

Thanksgiving Tag set

Take a look at the stamp set and die that I used to create these tags:

Hero Arts Harvest Die Cuts         Thankful for You

I love this set.  You can use it for Fall cards, Halloween cards and Thanksgiving cards!!  Such a versatile stamp set and the matching die is amazing.  This set allows you the opportunity to mass produce tags if need be.

Take a look at the tags individual:

This first one is my easy tag:

Thank You tag

I die cut the tag die. Then I stamped the sentiment and the small pumpkin.  I colored my pumpkin YR02, YR04, YR07, E37. After that, I added some embellishments and tied my string.

This second tag is the medium tag:

Thanksgiving Blessing tag

I die cut the tag die.  I sponged the tag with ink to give it some depth.  I stamped my sentiment and masked my pumpkins.  I colored the pumpkin in, added some embellishments and tied my string.

This third tag is the harder tag:

Happy Thanksgiving

I die cut the tag, pumpkin and leaves.  Then I sponged my tag again for depth.  Next I colored my images and stamped my sentiment.  I adhered my die cuts to the tag.  Finally I added some embellishments and tied the string.

On the back of each tag I will write a private message to each of my sibling.

So what do you think?  Do you think my siblings will like their tags?

All but three of the items I used for my tags can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my tags gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, which ends in two weeks. So hurry and create!

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

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Supplies used:

Thankful for You Hero Arts Harvest Die Cuts Diamond Gems 5mm Snow Layering Paper Copic Markers Kraft CS Large Tag Frame CutStitched Duo 1 Dies Rounded Tag Die

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