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Watercolor Ornament Shaped Card

Hi everybody,


Ever since I got my Ornament Infinity Dies I wanted to use the largest die to make a shaped card.  Yup finally did it!!  I created a snowy sunset scene.

I use watercolor and painted the sunset and snowy ground first, then stamped the shrubs/trees.  Next I white heat emboss the snowflakes.  Stamped sentiment and added the adorable watercolored moose.  To ensure the ornament can stand I cut the back panel slightly on the bottom.  Like so.


I used many sets on my card, the round shrub is from the 3-D House Essential set, the slender shrub is actually the Thyme from the Fresh Herbs set, the snowflakes and moose are from the Woodland Set by Lia, the sentiment is from the Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia, and the “made with love” words are from the Santa Snacks Stamp and Cut.   I really had fun creating this card.  Hope you would join me and play along this month’s challenge – Winter.  Remember there are new rules, be sure to check it by clicking the Challenge Rules button on the top.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




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Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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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Tall Cup Hero Arts Caffeine Fix

Happy Wednesday everybody,


Have you have your cup of morning coffee or tea yet?  During these warm days I am thinking about cold drinks and those crazy straws.  Hence the inspiration of today’s card.  I made a shape card featuring the tall cup with foam in the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Kit.  I am going to link up the card to the 2016 Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.





My process:

  • Resize the tall cup with foam and print it on pattern paper (from the BasicGrey Picadilly 6×6 pad, it has butterflies, birds, and garden things, so it speaks summer to me) and trim closely.
  • On white card stock trace the cup and trim without the handle and score just below the foam.  This is the back panel of the card.
  • Select and print just the foam on white card stock and trim.
  • Cut a piece of stripe pattern paper to make straw.
  • Stamp speech bubble sentiment in Chipped Sapphire and heat emboss with clear powder on same paper.  Cut it using the matching die.  Cut a second piece for the back.  Glue the front and back speech bubble onto the straw.  Voila!  This is the crazy straw element of my card!
  • Glue all front and back panels, glue straw, and the foam piece on the top.   I added Wink of Stella on the foam but it’s not showing up in the photo.


Have you link up at the 2016 Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop?  Just make a summer theme card featuring a coffee/tea/cocoa element and join in the fun!  You could win one of many prizes provided by the Super Sponsor such as a2z Scrapbooking.  a2z is providing two prizes: a Hero Arts Digital Kit and a $25 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.


Both Hero Arts Digital Kit – Caffeine Fix and Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Yes I used for this card is available at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  When shopping use code Cindy15 at check out to get 15% off your purchase $25 or over (shipping excluded).

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Hero Arts Digital Kit – Caffeine Fix

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Yes

Ranger Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire)

Wink of Stella Clear