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Save Our National Parks


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Hero Arts Tags and Destinations

I’ve always liked the Hero Arts Tags dies.  You can let your creative juices go.  If you’ve never seen the National parks in the U.S., you really should.  My family traveled in the summer to different natural places.  Memories of the colored pools and geysers in Yellowstone will last the rest of my life.  Incredible views and experiences.  I used some Oxide distress inks here with a sentiment and a couple Destination wood stamps.

Have fun creating.

Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China oxide inks spritzed with water.  Hero Arts sentiment out of stock.

Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Oxide Inks spritzed with a homemade colored water.  Two very old cheap moon and clouds stamps were added.        Sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber Oxide Inks were spritzed with water and an 1992 Stampin Up postmark added.  Buffalo colored with Copic marker W3 and trees colored with G03.  Sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

My samples are at A Bit of This and That.

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Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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.

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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 Arlene15 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.

 

 

 

Enjoy the Journey


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Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey With Destinations for your calendar

This is a continuation of my calendar that I posted on June 4th.

And here it is July 4th, time to celebrate.  Happy 4th of July!

I think the Destination stamps are great stamps to use if you are journeying to one of these destinations.  Sending a “Wish you were here” note might be kind of sappy, but you can certainly stamp any Destination stamp on a post card and write a little something.

I liked the National Parks for September and October because those are end of summer travels where you can still enjoy the parks.  Some light touches of markers and you’re ready to go.  Remember that the calendars are double-sided, so you don’t want to use inks or markers that will show on the back of your coloring.

You can see I’m not quite straight on the stamping, but it’s not so noticeable on the actual calendar.  I used some older markers that don’t bleed through the papers.

Very simple coloring kept the calendar pages pretty neat and clean.

But November sports a nautical scene while December is sparkly and wintery.

The panel of wood the calendar page is resting on is a thin wood, pre-sticky piece which I won (EK TOOLS).  I thought it would suit the “wooden” ships.  I stamped and die cut the wood panels and only colored some of the sails.  A close-up will show you what I mean.

Close-up of November’s scene.  All of the details you see are from one stamp set and one Die set, even the waves. Say hello to Enjoy the Journey.

End of the 2017 year for the first year of my calendar.  The Hero Arts Layering Christmas Tree looks great for a forest of trees.  I wanted a bright season so I die cut some gold paper (unknown brand) with an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.  I wasn’t going to stamp a tree directly on the calendar, only the top, but the mini stamp pad landed directly on the calendar.  Oops – save the page by using the green stamp mark as a base for the tree.

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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 & Bechets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 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.

 

 

 

 

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts


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I’d Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

I’d Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts!!! Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you another shaped card and my last card as a Designer for a2z Scrapbooking Supplies. These two years have been amazing to me but I am leaving the team because I need to take care of some personal things but I want to let you know that I love my time sharing with you and creating with amazing products.

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

To make my card I used a Circle Stitched Die Cut that I cut twice. The first time with the card stock folded to create the card base and the second using a single layer of card stock that I decorated and pasted over the base.

  1. Use the Spiral Petals Stencil and the Hero Arts Aegean Bold Ink to create the background with the ombre effect. I used a sponge to have better control over the effect.
  2. Stamp the flowers including on the stamp set Color Layering Hibiscus using three different colors of ink. For the base I used the Butter Bar and for the accent I used the Red Royal, colors included on the collection Water Lilies Layering. For the center of the flowers I used Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink.
  3. Fussy cut the flowers or use the corresponding die cuts, Color Layering Hibiscus Frame.
  4. Stamp the leafs using Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink for the base and Hero Arts Pine Ink.
  5. Fussy cut the leafs or use the corresponding die cuts, Color Layering Hibiscus Frame.
  6. Assemble the flowers and leafs on the top of your card using dimensionals and snail adhesive.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set I’d Never Forget You using Hero Arst Intensive Black Ink.

I'd Never Forget You a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and Hero Arts

What do you think?  Please let know below.

Thank you for this amazing year and I hope to be with you soon!!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” 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 MARTHA15 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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COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT


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COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a sentiment that I love and that comes with a great stamp set Color Layering Flamingo from Hero Arts. This is the month of the sentiments and my card says it all! Take a look:

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

To create my card I used regal rose card stock for the first layer and decorated paper for the second one. To stamp the Flamingo image I used three different colors of pink inks. First I stamped the legs of the Flamingo using Soft Granite Ink, and with my MISTI i stamped the image twice.  Then I stamped the body of the flamingo. For the base layer I used Soft Pink Ink, for the second layer I used  Bubble Gum Ink and for the last detailed layer I used Rose Madder Bold Ink.

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

I fussy cut with my scissors the Flamingo and pasted directly over the decorated card base using OnPoint Glue. I added some pink and silver sequins and finally added a banner using one of the sentiments that came on the Color Layering Flamingo stamp set. This sentiment came in a different way but I edited it to have a horizontal line.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. You can use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the Challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!

See you soon!

COLOR LAYERING FLAMINGO SENTIMENT

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS


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COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

Color layering Gold Fish stamp set is another adorable set from Hero Arts. I said adorable because you will love change the colors of these gold fishes and how easy it is to create different effects on them. Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Gold fish card!. Take a look at my card:

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

This month our challenge is to use sentiments and this stamp set includes a great sentiment for life. So with my design I wanted to create a special frame just for the sentiment. Let me share how I made the card:

  1. Cut the base using green card stock.
  2. Cut a second layer using whisper white card stock and emboss this one with Records embossing folder.
  3. Stamp the two gold fishes included on the stamp set Color Layering Gold Fish by Hero Arts using different colors of ink to each layer. For the base layer I used Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink, for the second layer or detailed layer I used Hero Arts Just Rust Ink and for the last detailed image I used Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink.
  4. Cut the gold fishes with the corresponding die cuts or scissors.
  5. Stamp the foliage using Hero Arts Green Apple Hybrid Ink and cut with die cuts or scissors.
  6. Add the embossed layer over the card base.
  7. Paste the foliage using OnPoint Glue from Imagine and the Gold fishes with dimensionals.
  8. Stamp the sentiment using Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink on a separate piece of paper and decorate the border with a blue card stock.
  9. Paste the sentiment with dimensionals too.
  10. To finalize the decoration add some clear skittles in blue color that I pasted with OnPoint Glue.

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS

Easy and fun!

I decided to use Hero Arts Indigo Hybrid Ink ink to stamp the third layer of the image and create a special effect on my fishes but you can experiment with other colors. Don’t forget to share your creations with us and participate in our a2z Scrapbooking Challenge, the theme this month is Sentiments and you can link your project HERE.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. You can use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!

See you soon!

COLOR LAYERING GOLD FISH BY HERO ARTS


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Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia Thank You Card

Hi – it’s Sue here with a new card for today. This card was created with the current challenge at a2z Scrapbooking in mind. The current challenge is

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Won’t you join us for this challenge? Just remember, you need to feature a Hero Arts product on your card.

Here’s my card

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I tried a “new to me” technique using alcohol inks on vellum. I started by adding red alcohol ink with a little blending solution randomly with an applicator onto vellum. The varying intensities of colour add some “cool” shading. I initally used the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia stamp, white embossing powder on the reverse side of the vellum isn’t happy because the red colour seems quite muted. I was looking for a more vibrant red! So, I inked up another piece of vellum and heat embossed on top of the alcohol inked side of the vellum – much better. I fussy cut the flowers, removing the leaves. Here’s a close-up.

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I cut some leaves freehand from a grey/green scrap of cardstock. I felt that the card needed a bit more dimension, so I used an embossing folder with vertical stripes for the background. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set.

The a2z Scrapbooking etsy store is a great place for you to purchase Hero Arts supplies. When your cart reaches $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia

Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia

red alcohol ink

vellum

white embossing powder

 

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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Coloured In with Copics

It’s Sue here with a new card.

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I thought that I’d try something different. Instead of using ink and the stamps to create my card, I added additional colour using copic markers. It changed the look of the stamps and seemed to add a bit of dimension and shading to the images. I chose to cluster the blooms and leaves towards the top of the card and balance it out with the sentiment near the bottom of the card. I completed the cards with a few sequins to add a bit of shine and sparkle.

We’d love for you to join our challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking. Please be sure to use at least ONE main Hero Arts product as the focal element.

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Need some Hero Arts products, come to the a2z Scrapbooking at Etsy shop. When you’re cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Supplies

Hero Arts CL949 You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts CL943 Color Layering Bouquet

Hero Arts Tide Pool Shadow Ink

Hero Arts Lime Green Shadow Ink

Hero Arts Charcoal Shadow Ink

assorted Copic markers

assorted sequins

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LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS


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LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

Love is By Lia from Hero Arts is the stamp set that I want to share with you today. I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it, and since Valentine’s day is around of the corner, I decided to express my sentiments sooner. Take a look at my card:

LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

 

I created this using Whisper White card stock:

  1. Cut the card base. The size is 4-1/4″11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Cut the second layer. The size is 4″x5-1/4″
  3. Stamp the sentiment YOU + Me on the upper part using Celestial Cooper Delicata Metallic Ink.
  4. Stamp the heart on the lower part using Celestial Cooper Delicata Metallic Ink.
  5. Tie some loops of red and white bakers twine under the sentiment.
  6. Paste the decorated layer over the card base using dimensionals.
  7. Decorate the loops of twine by creating a banner of decorated paper and paste it with dimensionals.

LOVE IS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

 

I added a tiny red heart on the center of the banner to have a major contrast of colors, but I really love this clear and simple style and the type of the images that Love is by Lia has.

You can find Love is by Lia from Hero Arts and more sets like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you don’t pay more!

I hope you too will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of January is one of my favorites: Anything Goes!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

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OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS


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OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a very cute card that I made using the Oscar Cut-Outs By Lia stamp set. This is not a Christmas set but I decided to use it during this season because I can’t wait to show you how I can combine it with some details from other stamp sets. Take a look at my card:

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

The base of my card is Real Red card stock and the stamped layer is Very Vanilla. The first thing I did was stamp the bear randomly over the very vanilla layer using Hero Arts Cup O’Joe Mid-tone Shadow Ink , then I dressed each bear with different colored vests. I used Hero Arts Red Royal Shadow Ink and Hero Arts Lime Green. I also used the Bear Hugs sentiment included on the same stamp set to fill some of the spaces.

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

To add a Christmas touch to my card I used the holly leaves included on the stamp set Coffee Cup Tags from Hero Arts. I stamped them with Hero Arts Forever Green Shadow Ink and complemented the design with a sentiment from Happy Holly Days stamp set that I die cut using a rectangle stitched frame.

As you may have noticed I embellished my card with gold metallic thread. It was easy and you can do the same using other materials like gemstones or pearls, and the best part is that you can use my discount code in a2z Scrapbooking Store to buy these or any other Hero Arts product with the 15% off and now they are also offering free shipping until Christmas, you only need to use my discount code MARTHA15 and enjoy your shopping! Only one thing, if you don’t find what you are looking, don’t get upset, just request the product and they will help you!

I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

OSCAR CUT-OUTS BY LIA FROM HERO ARTS

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD


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HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Hello crafty friends, are you ready for the season? Today I have a Hero Arts Coffee Cup Christmas Card to share with you and I wish to share the coffee too but it is not possible yet! Welcome to my day on our blog and let me show my card and tell you how I made it. Take a look:

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Creating this card was very easy! I used two different stamp sets and the corresponding die cuts from Hero Arts, the Coffee Cut Tags and Die Cuts and the Happy Holly Days and Frame Cuts.

  1. Cut the base of the card using Whisper White card stock. The size is 5-1/2″x8-1/2″ with score in 4-1/4″
  2. Cut a second layer of decorated paper and place in diagonal angle over the card base. Cut the excess and paste directly over the base.
  3. On a separate piece of card stock stamp the leaves from the stamp set Happy Holly Days using VersaMark and Hero Arst Gold Embossing Powder.
  4. Melt the powder with the heat tool and cut the with the corresponding die cuts.
  5. Decorate the center of the fruits with Red Berry Crystal Drops.
  6. On a separate piece of card stock stamp one of the designs of the cups using Red Royal Shadow Ink for the cup and Forever Green Shadow Ink for the Cap and tag. Both inks are from Hero Arts.
  7. Cut all the stamped pieces using the corresponding die cuts.
  8. Paste the leaves on the left side of the cup using glue dots and the cup on the right side of the card using dimensionals.
  9. If you want you can add some dots of green crystal drops.

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD

Do you remember the theme of November’s Challenge? It is embellishment! And as you noticed I embellished my card with gold embossing powder, crystal drops and different layers. It was easy and you can do the same. And the best part is that you can use my discount code in a2z Scrapbooking Store to buy these or any other Hero Arts product with the 15% off and now they are also offering free shipping until Christmas, you only need to use my discount code MARTHA15 and enjoy your shopping! Only one thing, if you don’t find what you are looking, don’t get upset, just request the product and they will help you!

I hope my project inspires you and come back soon for my ideas. Leave me your comments, I would love to know what you think!

See you soon and happy week!

HERO ARTS COFFEE CUP FOR CHRISTMAS CARD