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Hero Arts Winter Forest Digital & Christmas Messages

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Hi, it’s Angie here with some inspiration for this month’s “Winter Challenge”.  I used a digital set combined with sentiment stamp set, see the list below for links!

This card was super easy since I used the digital background, printed it up and die cut it then adhered it to a brown panel then the card base.  I added the heat embossed sentiment that was cut with a banner die up on foam tape for dimension.  Lastly I added lots of sparkle to the trees and snow with a sparkle pen!

It’s hard to see all the shine on the trees and snows from the sparkle pen, but I tried to capture it in the picture below:

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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 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 Angie15 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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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digi Stamp Download makes for colouring fun.

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Hello again all, happy August and all those things.  So the theme for this month is Bright and Beautiful and so how could I possibly go past the Hero Arts Digi Stamp Download Poetic Petals.  It was made for this page.  I printed out the flowers at all different sizes and then got out the colouring implements and went to town.  My hands that have arthritis were not so impressed, but my brain had a good time, as well as the mental therapy that goes with colouring in.  Off goes my mind, happily thinking, dreaming, imagining and before you know it, I am surrounded by colourful flowers.  Now that I had them all, I had to chop them out.  I am not one for fussy cutting – it does my head in, but I am quite skilled with a scalpel from my graphic design days.  I remember once that I cut out an intricate spiders web by hand.  I got this done and then had to allow the hands to rest, so I amused myself with helping my daughter with assignments and then blitz cleaned the house.  No rest for the wicked.

So, I have all my elements and then the nice mailman brought me happy mail and in it some cutting dies from China as I do love to use the internet to shop.  So, I cut out some little seeded branches and painted them with Nuvo mousse pastes.  I then cut out these half moon doily shapes and used Nuvo wax pastes to colour these also, using two different tones.  I then dug through my ephemera and found some Kaisercraft pieces that fitted in nicely, plus some flowers from various sources.  I am a mad flower collector/purchaser.  I cannot ever have enough flowers.  Is that the case with all creatives?  Surely not just me.

I started with a lovely blank canvas and applied clear gesso as I knew it was about to get soaked.  First of all I stencilled the background as Lindy’s Magical Shakers work better with some texture to get into, plus I was going to do a completely different layout to what eventuated.  You can still see a teeny, tiny bit … hehe.  Out come Lindy’s Magical Shakers and I used dark blue, purple, orange, yellow and red, just little sprinkles all over.  I have pictures below so you can see how it goes from zero to hero in seconds.  Gosh, they are so much fun to play with.  I love that I used no green and yet, there it is.  Groovy baby.  If you have not tried them yet, you simply must, they really are quite magical.

After all that dried, it looked so awesome it was a shame to cover it up, but I had all these amazing and colourful flowers to use and use them I did.  I laid them out to look like a bouquet of sorts surrounding the photo area, most sit flat with some raised up a little.  At this stage the layout was looking very flat and I prefer layouts with layers and height, so I mounted the photo up a little higher on cardboard, put a yellow frame around it and then used a circular cut die embossed with silver embossing powder over the top, situated so the photo can easily be slipped in.  I then snipped my half moon doilies so that I could bend them and get some dimension happening and then decorated with some ephemera and flowers.  The main word “smile” has been made to look a little 3-d by using Glossy accents 3-d gel which gives it a lovely raised, high gloss finish.  A really lovely product.

Below are some close ups of the final layout, with a little bit of silver sparkle to finish it off.  I think it is pretty enjoyable to use digi stamps, they just add a new dimension to layouts, rather than using the normal ephemera.  Enjoy your creativity, to see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or follow my blog at jacobicreations@blogspot.com.au.

Delia

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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.

 

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 Delia15 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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Hero Arts Love Stamp & cut with Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil

There is still just a little time to enter this months a2zscrapbooking challenge for May:  

Sentiment Focus

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Here I’ve used the Love Stamp and Die set DC175 for my sentiment and the Hero Arts Deco Pattern Stencil SA105 with some embossing paste.  I die cut the 6 love dies, 3 from watercolored paper that I used Distress Oxide Inks on, and 3 black ones for shadows.  I’ve also used Hero Arts white embossing powder and a strip of pattern paper from my stash.  I added some shimmer to the die cuts with Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

I hope you will have time to join the challenge – just remember to use one main Hero Arts product! You could win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!

And remember to use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more!

Here’s my list of supplies:

Love Stamp and Cut set DC175

Hero Arts Deco Stencil SA105

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Embossing Paste

Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen

Distress Oxide Inks

Patterned paper from my stash

Here are a few more views:

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Shake Shake Shake!!

It’s Lisa here and I could NOT be happier to be back to share a new card with you and to help inspire you to play along in our brand new September Challenge — Shaker Cards!   I am also so exited and happy to be back and have missed you all very much!   My cancer battle continues, but I am elated to tell you that I am currently in a Remission status and at this time, I no long need to have any chemo or radiation treatments.   It’s like a MIRACLE and I so happy and grateful to my amazing medical team.  I know I have a LONG road ahead, but know that my most recent MRI and CT Scans showed both tumors were basically GONE, is wonderful.   WOOHOO!!

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Being back to creating has been WONDERFUL and I missed it very much.  I had a few really ‘sick’ weeks over the Summer, so feeling good again…is pure JOY !  I wish all of you happiness and good health always.  It is one of the best things in LIFE and feeling good is something that even I once took for granted.  But now not …and never again!  I cherish each and EVERY good day and wish the same for you all.

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I have a lot of fun putting this card together and admit that “Shaker Cards” did scare me a bit, but the more and more I made, the more I LOVED creating them and I’ll bet you will too!  I used ots of my favorite Hero supplies for this card and have linked them all below in my Inlinkz List!   As always you can save 15% OFF of any order of $25 and up (excluding shipping) when you use my DT Promo Code over at the a2z Store,   Please, be sure to enter LISAH15 – during the check out process !   You may use the code as often as you like and it’s valid for ALL products  — Even our SALE ITEMS!   Happy shopping and hope you all have a wonderful week.    We also take CUSTOM ORDERS, so please do not hesitate to ask !   The newest Holiday line is a huge hit and more products come in very week!  If you can’t find something, Please ASK!!    Thanks!

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NOTE:  Don’t forget that we also love Social Media and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  Links are shown the side bar, which is also where you want to go to enter your “SHAKER” Project into our Inlinkz Gallery.  The September Challenge link is at the very top of the side bar!!     You could be the lucky winner of a $25 gift card for your shopping pleasure at the STORE!   GOOD LUCK!

Lisa A2z

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