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Hero Arts Mistletoe from Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut w/ You’re So Lovely

Hi, it’s Angie here today with some inspiration for this month’s Watercolor Challenge.  Hope you can join the fun – you might even be the lucky random winner!

 I used the mistletoe from the new Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut along with a sentiment from one of my favorite Hero Arts sets – You’re So Lovely stamp set to make this card for a family member.  I stamped the mistletoe with Distress Inks, then die cut them and stacked them on top of each other.  I added Nuvo drops and twine to finish that part off.  I used lots of Distress Inks and water to watercolor and splatter the Tim Holtz watercolor paper panel then when it dried I stamped a large older background stamp from Hero Arts called “Large Plaid Panel” across the top.     (I should have done that first, but since I forgot, I used post it notes to mask off the white edge so I didn’t get the plaid on the white edges!)  Then I trimmed it down just a little and adhered it to the card base after it dried.  I added the mistletoe bundle and stamped the sentiment with my Misti.

I usually stick to really clean and simple designs, and this was busy and out of my comfort zone, but I kind of like it.  It’s always good to try to step outside your comfort zone, you never know, you may discover something new that you really like!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




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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 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.







Just Breathe Plaid and Denim

Hi, Angie here with another card to hopefully inspire you to join the “watercolor” challenge over at a2zscrapbooking blog!  April is almost over but you still have a little time left to join in the fun!

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I used watercolor paper to ink with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I put it on direct to paper and even added more with a dauber to get it really dark.  Then I heat embossed in HA clear powder, leaves stamps from HA You’re So Lovely set.  After heat embossing them, I added water with a paint brush and then wiped off the excess.  (This is the Distress Ink Lifting method with water that Jennifer McGuire recently showed on her blog.)  It lightened up the background and left the leaves really dark.  I think it made the background look like blue jeans or denim!

I cut the HA Swallowtail Fancy Butterfly from plaid patterned paper and inked it with the same Distress Ink, then added Wink of Stella on the top.  I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink and used HA white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment “Just Breathe” from the HA Hello Gorgeous set.  The background is more plaid paper that I inked the edges of to match.  I die cut the watercolor panel with a scalloped die before adhering it to the plaid paper, then the white card base.  Lastly I added some fun black pearl gems from Hero Arts!

My list of supplies is below:

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 use the code Angie15 to receive a discount of 15% off your total order of $25 or more excluding shipping.

Here are a few more views.  It looks different from each angle!

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Very thankful for you!

It’s Lisa here today, and I am very happy to be back from my medical leave and to once again be sharing a new card – created with some to the wonderful new Hero Arts products.  Today, I am covering for Zoey is who taking some personal time off after losing a her dear Grandfather.  Our deepest sympathy to her and all of her family.

Today’s card was inspired by our April Challenge where our theme month is “Stencil It”.   I started this card using the “Two Ways Arrow” stencil, along with some of Hero’s Gold Spray and a piece of Watercolor paper.    I adhered the stencil over the Watercolor paper with some masking tape, and the simply sprayed away.  I used my heat gun to too speed up the drying process and that put that piece aside.  Next, I created my card base with some “Sunshine” layering paper —  a great color for Spring and Summer.

I cut a banner strip from some Black Layering  and adhered that to the front of the card.   The next step was to stamp my “Sentiment” which is a new stamp that I love.   I inked up the stamp with Hero’s Black Ink and stamped it onto the “Stenciled” piece I had completed earlier.  I then Die-cut that pieced and using foam tape, popped it up off my card after adding three black gems.



To complete this card I used my Lawn Fawn Heart dies and cute the larger heart from the “stenciled” piece and then added a second smaller heart, cut from the leftover black layering paper.

All of the products I used are linked below and most are available now over that the a2z Store.   As always I’m happy to share my DT Promo code with you, LISAH15 which will save you 15% off any and all orders of $25 and up (excluding shipping)!!

I hope you’ll break out some of your Stencils and get to work on a project to enter our challenge.   Please be certain that your entry includes at least ONE main Hero Arts product  – Stamps, Dies, Stencils etc.

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