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Embellished Hero Arts Paper Layering Daisy Card – Hello Stamp and Cut

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I had so much fun making this embellished card!  I used the Hero Arts DI181 Paper Layering Daisy die set to cut the flower out of plaid patterned paper, then used the outside die that comes with the set to give the dark brown background under the petals.  I used patterned paper from my stash in oranges and browns and yellow to create the layers on this card.  The sentiment is a die from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Die set DC151 cut from brown card stock and then sparkled up with some Wink of Stella.  I used circle and rectangle dies from my stash to cut the layers.  I added the layers to a Hero Arts White Card base PS566 and added tons of gems.  Some were Hero Arts and other were from my stash.  You can find great gems in many colors in the store click HERE!

I hope you will have time to join us this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product and link up your card HERE.  Good Luck!

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.  The new release products are in the store now so have fun shopping!

 These are the supplies I used from the store:

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart

Happy Saturday everyone,

 

My “Layer It” project today have minimal stamping but still look labor intensive!  LOL!  I decided to layer some die cuts together, and to help facilitate the process I used some double sided pattern paper.  Let’s take a look:

 

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My process:

  • Trim white card stock into 5 by 5 inches square card base.   Set aside.
  • Trim pattern paper into two rectangles, one slightly large then the other.  In this case the brick red solid piece is larger.  I choose rectangle to fit the pattern I wanted which is beige rectangle with brick red pattern with chocolate frame.
  • Put smaller pattern panel pattern side up on cutting pad, place Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart die on left side aligning the straight edge toward mid point of panel, pass thru die cut machine.
  • Life alternate layers, fold back and adhere to the right side of the panel.  Glue panel with die cut on solid panel, then glue panel onto card base.
  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment with white EP.
  • Die cut ‘love’ from the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Love set three times on white card stock, glue together and adhere to die cut panel.
  • Add Sprinkled Sugar Stickles on ‘love’ die cut.

Easy peasy right?  Here’s a close up shot so you could see the Stickles.

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I thought it’s a nice break to make a non-holiday card now we are all busy making cards for the up coming holidays.  The Paper Layering  Heart Die is really fun to play with and you could us it many ways including making gift topper.  And it is available at the store.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) when you go shopping.  If the  Paper Layering  Heart Die is your cup of tea, there are other ones like as the Paper Layering Maple Leaf die, or the Paper Layering Snowflake die, or the Paper Layering Pine Tree, or check this link for more.

 

I have actually made another project with this pretty layering die, hop over to my blog Escape To Stamping to check it out.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart die

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love

clear embossing ink

White embossing powder

Ranger Stickles Sprinkled Sugar

Antique Poinsettia


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Antique Poinsettia Colored In

I’m featuring The Antique Poinsettia again because it’s a different take on the stamped image than my October 4th card.  I love the die cuts that go with this wood stamp.  It cuts nice and close, perfect for me.  I rarely use stenciling and I’m not sure why because I have some stencils I just love.  I thought the background color was more of a modern take on green.   I also used the outer layer as leaves, where I used all the layers as flower parts before.    The background is the same color, but deepened in the two corners.   Have fun with your layering.

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I thought a close-up might be nice so you can see the silver embossing and the Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops.  I purchased the Glitter Drops from A2Z, so she might still have some left if you’d like to try them.  You can see how cleanly the dies cut here too.  As I said, I love the close cut.  I’m at A Bit of This and That.
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Supplies:

Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Paper Layering Antique Poinsettia frame cuts at a2z Scrapbooking

Silver Embossing powder

Distress inks Candied Apple, Shabby Shutters & I think Twisted Citron

Kite Stencil – High Anxiety

Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust

Cuttlebug

Old Hero Arts sentiment from “Holiday Sayings”.

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our October Challenge of “Layer It” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia


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A Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia

Just when I said, “I have enough holiday stamps”, Hero Arts comes out with stamp AND DIE sets I can’t resist.    You can purchase this as a set too.  I couldn’t believe this was a wood block stamp, but yes, it is.  I did a little white embossing on the background using the same stamp.  No chasing after additional stamps here.  I am looking at this poinsettia now and it’s quite amazing.  The red paper I used almost looks like velvet.  I keep holding back from touching it because I “know” it’s not velvet.  Yes, I guess I am crazy.

I first stamped the layers in Hero Arts White Unicorn ink and my stamp pad was a bit dry, so it didn’t stand out.  I then stamped the layers with Neon Pink and I love the look of texture the two stampings give. I first used Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops in Ruby Slippers and then wondered if I’d like Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust on top.  It looks pretty cool.

Antique Poinsettia

 

The true color is the dark red of the card above.  This photo gives you an idea of the wonderful veining on the layers.

Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia

Supplies:

Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Paper Layering Antique Poinsettia frame cuts at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Neon Pink Dye Ink at a2z

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust

Red cardstock

Green cardstock

Cuttlebug

Old Hero Arts sentiment

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our October Challenge of “Layer It” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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Hero Arts Layering Butterflies Switch Up

Hi,

 

A few days ago when preparing my post I had an idea of using the layers of the Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies differently.  So today I am sharing what I did.  Okay…actually it is less dramatic than you think!  LOL

 

I basically used the pattern layer of the small butterfly on the large solid butterfly and vise versa.  The results are fun indeed!

 

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My process:

  • On white panel layer Hero Arts Kelly’s Floral Tile Stencil, sponge Hero Arts Ombre Ink Butter to Orange to create an ombre effect.
  • Next layer Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern Stencil over, sponge Ranger Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade.
  • Trim vellum and layer over the background.
  • Die cut 4 flowers using Hero Arts Scallop Frame Cut, stamp the flower center using small stamp from Hero Arts Printed Flower clear set with Ranger Distress Ink Crushed Olive.  Adhere onto vellum overlay panel.
  • On white card stock, ink and stamp large and small solid butterfly shape.  Then ink and stamp the small butterfly pattern on large butterfly shape.  Ink and stamp the large butterfly pattern on small butterfly shapes.  Fussy cut closely, distress the edge and center.  Glue die cut bodies onto the butterflies.
  • Adhere onto vellum overlay panel,  glue panel to white card base.

 

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I hope I’ve inspired you to try to mix and match with your layering stamps.  The results could be unexpectedly pleasant.  Go ahead and play.  Don’t have any layering stamp, go shopping at the a2z store.  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!!

 

Cindy

Supplies:

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts Kelly’s Floral Tile Stencil

Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern Stencil

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Butter to Orange

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pink to Red

Hero Arts Omgre Ink Light to Dark Purple

Hero Arts Scallop Frame Cut

Hero Arts Printed Flower


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Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies on Charcoal

 

Hi everybody,

Cindy here today to share another way to layer the Hero Art Color Layering Butterflies.

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As you can see, this beautiful set has two butterfly shapes and corresponding layers.  And I am sure you have seem many beautiful cards made with this set, but what happen if I interchange the layers?  Wow the possibilities!!  An idea just popped up in my head… I know what I would do for my next post!!  🙂

But for today, I have a card and a tag to show you.

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I don’t know about you, but sometime when I stamp with my white ink the impressions are not very clear.  So I decided to hit the inked stamp with Perfect Pearl solution before pressing it onto my card stock.  I love how it turned out.  I get a tiny weenie bit of shine, and also a slight ombre effect too!   Because I could never get the spritz right in the middle.  It’s always to the left, to the right, on my hand instead of the stamp..you know?!  LOL

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My process:

  • Trim a Hero Arts Charcoal Notecards into 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inch panel.
  • Ink various images from the Hero Arts Stamp My Own Plants clear set with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink, spritz with Perfect Pearl solution and stamp on charcoal panel as shown.
  • Stamp sentiment from Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies clear set with white pigment ink and heat emboss with white EP.
  • On white card stock, ink and stamp the solid layers butterflies (kissed with die cut optional), closely trim or use the Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cut to cut out.  **Note: I use another die cut for the butterfly’s body.
  • Layer the charcoal panel onto a Hero Arts Snow White Folded Card.
  • Glue the butterfly layers together and adhere to card front.

I was experimenting and the first panel didn’t quite worked, so I trimmed part of it out, I stamp just the pattern layer of the small butterfly in the background and made it into a tag.

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I had lots of fun layering my butterflies.   Go get your stamp set at the a2z store.  Use my promote code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchases of $25 or more (excluding shipping).  If butterflies’ not your cup of tea, there are many other beautiful color layering sest in the store.  Didn’t find what you want, click the Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.  Easy peasy!  😉

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

Cindy

Supplies:

Hero Art Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts Charcoal Notecards

Hero Arts Snow White Folded Card

Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink


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Hello – Thinking of You

Hello everyone,

I am here with a2z Scrapbooking sharing with you a card with masking and layering. This month’s challenge is masking. Here is my card:

I used the Hero Arts Layering Large Orchid stamp set for my card.  My card is an A2 card which I embossed.  I cut a panel 2 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. The panel for the layer is 2 3/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches. I stamped my image with Hero Arts Dusty Blue Shadow ink. Then I stamped the middle of the orchid with Hero Arts Navy Mid Tone Shadow ink. For the masking I cut the large flower out with the Hero Arts Large Orchid Frame Cuts and covered the stamped image so I could mask some of the smaller flowers and stems. I don’t know if there are blue Orchids, but I love how they look on the Navy background. For the sentiment, I cut two “hello” out from the Hello Stamp and Cut stamp set and adhered them together. I cut out a piece of vellum (1 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches) stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Sayings with Hero Arts Black ink and glued the vellum on my card with glue dots that are behind the hello so you would not see the adhesive.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will join a2z Scrapbooking challenge this month. Please make sure your project uses at least one Hero Arts product. If you are in need any of the items I used or any Hero Arts products please visit the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use coupon code “Donna15” at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more before tax and shipping). There are lots of sale items in the store, please hop on over and check it out.

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Love Layering with Hero Arts

Holiday Layering Hero Arts

Happy Sunday everyone! Kristina here playing with layering stamps for the first time!
Boy do I love it! So much dimension in a single image.

I started with some white card-stock die cut to a stitched rectangle.
I stamped my tree starting with the largest stamp and working my way down.
On the final layer which I stamped in white, I dabbed small amount of glossy accents
and sprinkled glitter on top for snow.

Next, I stamped the new Candy Stripe background in Royal Red and mounted
both panels onto some gold pearl paper and lastly embossed my card base.

To finish I added some sequins and a few drops of stickles!

Challenge

Have you joined our monthly challenge yet? This months theme is Fall! Just make a project using your favorite Hero Arts products and you could win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store! Check out our Challenge Rules HERE and link up your projects in the side bar!

Discount & Supplies

Need new stuff?! The a2z scrapbooking store has all your favorite Hero Arts supplies + new releases AND you can get them at a great price! 15% off your $25+ purchase using my discount code KRISTINA15. Even better – Looking for something you can’t find? Use the “Request Custom Order” button in the shop

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

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New Beginnings: An Ombre Wedding Card

So I bought this fun Hero Arts stamp and cut set, particularly for the cake, because its gorgeous!!
I have plenty of cupcake stamps, but this is the perfect multi-tiered cake.
While intended for a birthday cake, I’ve decided to use it for a wedding!

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I’ve seen a lot of teal/turquoises weddings lately so I ran with that
I used the my Ombre stamp pad to make the different cake tiers different shades
and Hero Arts layer papers to match the stamping, but kept everything else black & white.

I didn’t have a good wedding stamp so I created my own sentiment by combining a
congratulations stamp with a printed sentiment which I traced with a copy multi-liner
to appear as if it was stamped as well

I used a background stamp & some sparkly embossing powder to add
a little interest to the background, but wanted the main focus on the cake, which
I ultimately covered in wink of stella because it simply wasn’t sparkly enough!

I hope this provides some fun inspiration to join our June ChallengeNew Beginnings
New House, New Baby, Graduation… The possibilities are endless, but we’d love to see your creations!
AND You can win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store

I’ve linked all of my supplies below – Many of which can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store
AND how about 15% off? Use my discount! Code KRISTINA15 on a $25+ purchase

Kristina


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Have a GREAT DAY!

Hello everyone! It’s Michelle here again today. Did you enjoy the blog hop yesterday? It was AMAZING wasn’t it? So many talented designers! If you missed it you can click HERE to be taken to the beginning of the hop on the Hero Arts blog.

Today I am sharing a quick watercolor card that I created with a new stamp set I just got in from the a2z Scrapbooking store. I was so excited to play with it that I never even put it in the “new” box. I put it right on my desk.
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I started by using Spun Sugar Distress ink on the Leaf and Floral Cling Background stamp. I stamped it onto Hero Arts White Watercolor paper. I misted it lightly with some water before I stamped it. I then stamped the note book paper with Distress ink in Gathered Twigs, I stamped the Design block Old Letter Writing on top of that in Antique Linen Distress ink and then I used my Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color the watercolor rose bud and stamped that.

It all came together very simply. I love when cards are really easy to make with one stamp set.

Remember you still have til Sunday night to enter our latest challenge. The theme is Encouragement. I am sure you know someone who would love to receive a card of encouragement…I think I send these tupe of cards out the most! 🙂 You can enter HERE.

You also have until August 31,st at 11:59 to comment on all the blogs in the blog hop to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

Also, if you shop in the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use the coupon code: MICHELLE15 to receive 15% off your total order! How fab is that???
Until next time….
Michelle

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