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An Angel with Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  The holidays are fast approaching and as much as I’d like to procrastinate on the holiday making cards, I got out this fabulous Christmas Banner Stamp and Cut.  This set is not just for holidays and has some great sentiments for other occasions as well!

Angels with Hero Arts

I started with the angel stamped in Versamark ink and covered in Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder.  To fit this month’s theme I watercolored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then fussy cut the image.  I love the sentiment “sending prayers” so I decided to do a simple design with a circle die cut on lavender watercolored paper (really dilluted with water for soft coloring).  I adhered the panel to the card front and inked the sentiment in Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Wet Cement.  The angel was adhered with foam tape.

Angels with Hero Arts

The second card will be my first holiday card for this year!  For my card I used the Hero Arts Floral Mixed Folded Cards and stamped the Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Prints for a tone on tone look in Hero Arts Orchid Hybrid Ink.  Remember the circle I cut out from the first card?  I used that as a base to adhere my angel and added the banner to cover!

Angels with Hero Arts

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Please join us in this months “Watercolor” 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 NICKI15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Christmas Banner Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Print

Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder

Hero Arts Floral Mixed Folded Cards

Hero Arts Orchid Hybrid Ink

Versamark ink


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Bright Coral Reef with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Tuesday friends!  I’ve been having way too much fun playing with the Hero Arts Reef Border Die and had to use it for this month’s challenge Bright and Beautiful!

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The die was used on watercolor  paper and I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color in the beautiful reef in varying greens, blues and corals.  Double sided foam tape was used to adhere some tulle an the front card panel to the card base to create a fun and bright shaker card!

Hero Arts Reed Border Die Colored

The Hero Arts Ombre Ocean Sequins was perfect to fill my shaker card with its varying colors and sizes.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die Colored

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 nicki15 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

Hero Arts Ombre Ocean Sequins


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Colorful Reef with Hero Arts

Happy Sunday friends!  Weekends go by so quickly around this household and we’re trying to cherish every last bit of summer before school starts which inspired me to use the BEAUTIFUL Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Die.

I wanted to play with the latest Distress Oxide inks that are super easy to blend and give a gorgeous background to the Reef Border die.  The card below uses Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans, then sprinkled with water for more effect.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

I loved the blue combination for traditional ocean hues, but I wanted to play with some sunset colors as well!

Hero Arts Reef Border die

I used Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral and then again sprinkled with water.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

The Hero Arts Reef Border Die makes for quick cards that can be used for just about any occasion!

 

In case you didn’t know, a2z is also on Ebay; and there is a major Summer Clearance in our Ebay Store right now. Clearance items are 40% off and include Scor Pal, many Hero arts inks, stamps, dies, paper, stencils, buttons and embellishments!  Hurry in and check it out!  Click here.

 

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Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Nicki15 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 within the shop.

 

 

 


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A Fin-tastic Birthday with Hero Arts

Aloha and Happy Saturday friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer…it seems like its going way too fast in this household!  Today’s card is inspired by summer and perfect for that guy celebrating a summer birthday.

Hero Arts Fintastic Birthday

Isn’t that dressed up manatee so adorable?!  I used the Hero Arts Manatee Stamp and Cut that has cute little dress up pieces.  The balloon is from Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages.  I started with watercolor paper and stamped out the images with Versamark ink and heat set with Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder.  The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Hero Arts Fintastic Birthday

To create the background I borrowed Jennifer McGuire’s idea on using an acrylic block and used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch sprayed with water and “stamped” on watercolor paper.  The sentiment uses Hero Arts Intense Black Ink.

That’s it for me!  Have a fabulous weekend!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 nikki15 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 within the shop.

 

 

Hero Arts Manatee Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages

Versamark ink

Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink

Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch


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Starry Birthday with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Thursday friends!  Continuing with this month’s theme…Take Shape… I decided to get out my Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Stackables die to make a star shaped birthday card!  I love the scripty font in Hero Arts Birthday Messages .

I started by taking some white cardstock and folding it to create my star shaped card…

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Then I die cut another star to stamp on and adhere to the front panel…

Birthday Star with Hero Arts

The sentiment was gold heat embossed using Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder and I used the Hero Arts Neon Ombre in Neon Chartreuse to Blue for a festive and summery look on the edges to say “enjoy your day!”  I kept it simple, but may add some bling or sequins, depending on the recipient.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 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.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 nicki15 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 within the shop.

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A Butterfly Birthday with Hero Arts

Happy Sunday friends!  I pulled out a rainbow of Hero Arts Hybrid Inks (Strawberry, Tangerine, Dandelion, Green Apple, Aquatic and Orchid) and decided to play with the fun Hero Arts Origami Animals stamp set.  Rainbow is another favorite of mine which is perfect for this month’s challenge Getting To Know You.

Hero Arts Origami Butterflies

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamped with the newest Tsukineko Delicata ink in Black Shimmer.

To get the solid butterfly colored stamps I used the backside of the origami butterfly as seen below.

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Then turned the stamp around for the details using Hero Arts Intense Black ink for a really crisp image.

Hero Arts Origami Butterfly

I mounted the panel on some Lawn Fawn patterned paper called Perfectly Plaid Rainbow and added some Nuvo Crystal drops in Ebony Black.  I really wanted a more irregular/splatter type look, but they tend to just make round dots no matter how hard you try!

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Water Lilies with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Monday friends!  Have you seen the newest a2z Scrapbooking challenge: Getting to Know You?  Some of my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets are the Color Layering ones and today I’m playing with the Color Layering Water Lilies and matching dies.

Water Lilies with Hero Arts

My favorite part of color layering stamps is the realistic and dimensional looks you get with just a few ink colors!  The water lily is stamped in Hero Arts Shadow ink Passion Flower (as the first/lightest layer), then Hero Arts Bold inks in Orchid and Mulled Wine (the darkest layer).  For the lily pads I used Hero Arts Bold inks in Green Apple and Moss.

Water Lilies with Hero Arts

I die cut the stamped images out and adhered them to a panel die cut with Avery Elle’s Wonky Stitched rectangles (inked with Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber and Broken China for a fun background)  and adhered to a Hero Arts Floral Mixed Folded Cards. These notecards match perfectly with the ink colors!

I hope this inspires you to join our challenge for a chance to win $25 to a2z Scrapbooking store!

Mahalo for stopping by!

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Giggling with Hero Arts

Aloha and Happy Thursday friends!  Today’s card was inspired by my brother in law and his favorite emoji.  I was late for his birthday, so I thought I’d make it funny and use Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages.  The little winky smile is from Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun and the sentiments were inked in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink on Hero Arts Kraft Notecards (it has the matching envelopes too).

Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages

On the notecard I stamped the Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Print background inked in Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo (I believe these items can be custom ordered through the store).  For some added color I used Peeled Paint which looks so beautiful and vibrant on the Kraft card panel.

Hero Arts Irreverent Messages

That’s my card for today!  I hope it gave you a little giggle.

Don’t forget there’s still time to play with us for our monthly challenge using those STENCILS for a chance to win $25 to a2z Scrapbooking.  Also there’s a SECOND chance to win $25 to the store just by commenting on our posts throughout the month of March!

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Distress Stripes and Hero Arts Peacock Stencil

Aloha and Happy Wednesday friends!  This month’s challenge is playing with stencils and there are so many techniques to use.  The best part about stencils is they’re inexpensive and super versatile!  Here’s my card for today…

Hero Arts Peacock Feather Stencil and Distress Stripes

I first created some stripes using Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch on Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Then I took the Hero Arts Peacock Feathers Stencil  and layed it over and gave it a quick mist of water, blotting away the excess.  This technique gives you a bit of a “bleached look.”  Extra tips: fine mist works best and blotting right after.  Also placing a darker layer of Distress Inks makes the “bleaching effect” more prominent.

Hero Arts Peacock Feather Stencil and Distress Stripes

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and is inked in Hero Arts Intense Black ink and added a couple of thin black strips of cardstock to bring out the black ink.  To complete the look I added the new Hero Arts Ombre Ocean sequins.  These sequins are gorgeous and I love that there are different shades and 2 different sizes!

I hope this inspires you to join our monthly challenge for your chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store!  We also have ANOTHER chance for you to get a $25 gift certificate by simply commenting on each blog post throughout March!

Mahalo for stopping by and good luck!!

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Watercolor and Floral Hero Arts Die

Aloha and happy Thursday friends!  Have you got your hands on the latest Hero Arts products for 2017?  You can find most of them in the a2z Scrapbooking store!  I snagged the fabulous Hero Arts Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die  which die cuts a BEAUTIFUL oval shaped border with pretty leaves, flowers, and even sweet little butterflies!  Check it out…

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I was going to keep it simple and just die cut from white cardstock, but I had my Derwent Watercolor Pencils out and was in the mood to color!

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The blue background was created with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon.  I then stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.  I wanted a little more dimension and used a coat of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White to accentuate the handwritten look.

Hero Arts Floral Border die, Watercolored

For the final touch I decided to get fancy and flicked on some Finetec Gold paint for a touch of shimmer.

The die is really gorgeous and you can check out my Instagram @stampnhi for a different look using the die.  I can definitely see myself using this one a lot!  Perfect for any occasion!!

Don’t forget to join us this month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!  For rules and more information enter HERE!

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