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Hero Florals Peonies Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be using a stamp of one of my favorite flowers, the Peonies on my card today.  The Hero Florals Peonies stamp is a new addition to my stash and I have experiment with using different papers and techniques.

First up I used rice paper (also know as mulberry paper or Xuan paper) and did a faux Chinese painting.  Some of the characteristics of Chinese Paintings may include “watercolor without lines”, one brush stroke for a single petal, writing (a poem, or title, and/or date) and a seal (artist’s name).  Now I must disclaim here that I am no expert in Chinese painting, just some observations from looking at them.  🙂

I stamped the floral and leaves images using Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Granite, and watercolor the images.  My Chinese writing skill using a brush is not good enough so I just used a black marker to write Happy Birthday (top right corner), and the date (lower portion), and added my seal.  Then my rice paper panel is adhere to a dark gray card base.

Next up I used the same kind of paper and I gold heat embossed the images before watercoloring it.

 

This last project I made a place card, for a birthday party of course!!  🙂  I used Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper, stamped in Archival Ink and watercolored both flower and leaves.  Then I die cut using the matching Frame Cut.  I adhere it to a cup shape place card holder die cut using Hero Arts Nesting Teacups Infinity Dies.  I die cut an extra plain leave to write the name.

Here’s the back view, you could see how easy it is to have it done.

 

I sure had fun with this stamp.  It’s in the store, get yours today.  Scroll down to get my promote code and save some money shopping.  🙂

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Etsy 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 Cindy15 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 Flowering Nasturtium


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Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium Thank You Card

Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium

 

Hi Everyone, Kristina Here, and Its Friday!! Today I’m playing with the new Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium stamp. I knew when I got it, it was meant for water coloring. I decided to go a little non-traditional with the colors, but close to true life Nasturtiums.

I started by stamping the image twice, once mirrored, and embossing with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I did some very basic water coloring following by a wash of blue across the background. To finish I added an accent of some black and white paper and stamped & embossed my sentiment.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 KRISTINA15 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 Flowering Nasturtium 


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Dragonfly Die In Metallic

Hi, friends, Chark here with a card featuring the Dragonfly die from Hero Arts. I looovvee this die and it comes with the detailed die and an outline die. I cut the outline in metallic blue paper and the detailed die from white cardstock, which I used Diamond Stickles on.

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I used the Wonderful Stamp and Cut and the Spiral Stencil for the background. I used watercolor paper and taped the stencil in place. I sprinkled on Color Burst powder pigments and spritzed with water while the stencil was in place. I let it dry and then removed the stencil. It didn’t stay white but it was lighter and I think the vibrant color is fab!

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Here it is in close-up so you can see the shine. I added silver metallic bling and outlined the stamped sentiment in white Uniball pen.

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” 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 DLT 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 Nasturtium Hello

Hi everyone,

 

Cindy here to share a card featuring the Hero Floral Nasturtium Clear Stamp.  The Nasturtium is an eatable flower, as a manner of fact I planted some in my planters and there is a bloom already.  Yay!

 

I stamped in black the floral image on white card stock twice, and watercolored.  I used a rectangle stitch die to cut main panel, and then hand cut the rest of the blooms.  I stamped the sentiment on the main panel, then layered everything as shown.  To add the final touch I added some orange Stickle in the flower center.  I have one flower and one leaf left over, so I adhered them to an envelope, and voila I have a matching envelope too!!  🙂

 

 

There are various stamps of this flower in the Hero Arts collection, such as the Flowering Nasturtium Wood Stamp, Hero Floral Nasturtium Clear Stamp, and Color Layering Nasturtium Clear Stamp.  Just request a Custom Order if you don’t see them in the a2z Scrapbooking store.  There is also a frame cut for the Layering Nasturtium, and for the Floral Nasturtium.   Did I mention there is Layering Ink too?!  🙂 Check it out on a2z Scrapbooking here.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” 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

 

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 Cindy15 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.

 

 

 

 

There is more information on my card at Escape To Stamping.  Do stop by to take a peek, I have a tip to share.


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Sugartree Sweet Tea or Lemonade?

I really like the latest release of Sugartree stamps.  You can choose the mini stamp set of jar and sentiment “You’re sweeter than sweet tea” or add lots of other digital stamps to this cute iced jar with the full set of stamps and make lemonade..  I made my own background with the sweet jar, spread distress inks with a brush on the bottom panel and die cut.  Visit A2Z Scrapbooking to join the challenge.

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I’m at A Bit of This and That.

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” 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 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.

 

 

 

  • Sugartree Stamps at A2Z Scrapbookgin (Sweet Tea)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags and More 8 – Lattice
  • Hero Arts infinity Dies – Nested Tag Dies – no longer available at Hero Arts
  • Hero Arts small tag die (older die no longer available)
  • Tim Holtz embossing folder
  • Copic markers
  • Vagabond die cut machine

 

 

Graduation Digital Stamps


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Sugartree Stamps Close Up | Whoot! Graduation Set

Today we’re taking a closer look at the newly released digital stamp set “Whoot!” from Sugartree Stamps. This set contains 4 Images + 15 mix & match sentiment options all in high resolution 300dpi PNG files with transparent backgrounds, Bonus “Congrats” SVG w/ drop shadow included!

 

Graduation Digital Stamp

 

And here it is on a card!

 

Graduation Digital Stamps

 

To start my card base I did a quick watercolor wash with my Gansai Tambi watercolors, starting with the teal colors and then splattering with some gold. Next, I printed the graduation stamp onto some blue card stock and then traced over it with a gold gel pen, followed by cutting it out with my brother scan n cut. For my sentiment I uploaded the SVG file into cricut design space and cut out the image on my cricut explore using the same blue card stock from the hat, and some gold foil cardstock on top. Once the watercolor was dry I glued down my sentiment and popped the die cut hat on with some foam adhesive, and there you have it!

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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

 

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 KRISTINA15 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.

 

 

Sugartree Stamps Whoot!

Brother Scan N Cut

Gansai Tambi Watercolors


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Shaped card Mermaid Kisses

Hi everybody,

 

My mermaid lives in a giant oyster!!  I had a lot of fun making this shape card and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do making it.  Let’s check it out.

The oyster is a stamp from the Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp set, but it’s not big.  So I stamped it on a piece of white scrap paper, scanned it, resized and printed on watercolor paper.   I learnt this technique from the Hero Arts Blog many years ago.  It really is a great way to stretch your stamp.  Below is a photo showing the original stamping (small image on the left), and the enlargement.

For some reason the printing was not very dark like the part of the pearl; I suspect that it’s due to the enlargement.  So I darken the image with a waterproof black pen before I watercolored it, then it’s hand cut.  I used the shape to trace and hand cut the back panel, creased at the left, and glued the two together.  I stamped and watercolored the mermaid, the corals, and star fish, and die cut using the matching cutting dies.  And I adhere them onto my card.  And embellished with an art pearl.  To add shine to I coated some area with Wink of Stella.  Here’s a close up.

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” 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

 

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 Cindy15 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 Everything Smiles Hello II

Hi everyone,

I like flowers, a lot!!  Anything image resembles flowers grabs my attention.  Having that said, I also enjoy using different things to make images that resemble flowers.  For today I created a floral card without using any floral stamp.  Take a look:

 

 

I used the smiley heart in the Hero Arts Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut set, it is perfect to double up as a flower petal.  I stamped it in Soft Granite and watercolored the blooms.  Do you know that the Hero Arts shadow ink is good for both watercolors and markers.  They won’t bleed or run even if you go over it with watercolors!!

So after I did my blooms I found that the background is just too empty, guess I didn’t plan it out, was too excited about making flowers with the heart!!  LOL  But the little curly streamer bits from the Monthly Hero Kit Dec 2016 came to the rescue!  I stamped them in Peeled Paint and Soft Leaf.  The floral panel is mounted onto a charcoal grey card base, the sentiment is stamped in Soft Granite and watercolored and matted with dark grey card stock.

I hope you enjoy my flowery card created without a flower stamp!  This month’s challenge is Flower Power, come play with us,  Scroll down to catch the details.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” 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

 

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 Cindy15 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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Mermaids with Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share not one, not two, but three mermaid cards made with the new Mermaid Stamp & Cut. It’s a smaller set of stamps that comes with two dies for $14.99 and is just so much fun to color.

The first thing I did was to break out the new liquid watercolors from Hero Arts. I have the Deep Ocean, Strawberry and Dandelion colors. I saw this video from Jennifer McGuire and decided to give her technique a go. I used both watercolor paper and Bristol smooth paper.

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I watercolored a base blue on the Bristol paper and then dotted the yellow and blue paints directly onto the dried paper. I sprayed with water from above until it moved around just a little and let it air dry. That background became this card below. I used a new branch die and the Mermaid Ombre sequins to make a kind of coral reef thing for her to rest on. I used Prismacolor pencils to color all the mermaids.

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For this next card, I used watercolor paper and wet the whole paper a ton and then used the blue and yellow droppers to drop color in puddles onto the paper.  I tipped the paper and let the colors run together. After it dried, I spritzed with water and then soaked up the color. I added some Mermaid Ombre sequins and clear Nuvo drops as bubbles.

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For my last card, I used smooth Bristol paper and sprayed it with water until it was saturatedand then dropped color onto it, still using the blue and yellow. I did move the paper a little to get some variation in color (where the pigment runs a bit) but not too much. I added Diamond Stickles as bubbles on this one and added a strip of washi tape at the top.

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I still have tons of papers left to use as backgrounds or for die cutting and still have plenty of watercolor left in the bottles for using as regular watercolors if I choose.

Hop on over to the store if you’d like to try the new watercolors or this cute Mermaid Stamp and Cut set. If anything is sold out, just hit the Custom Order button and order any of the new Hero Arts products at no additional cost!

Happy Wednesday!

chark!
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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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 CHARK15 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 Wishing Well Sympathy Card

Hero Arts Wishing Well

When I saw this set in the new 2018 release, I knew I had to have it!
It reminds me of those wooded well covers (for those of you on well water) We had one in our front yard forever.
And then wishing well, well water, water color, here we go!

This was one of those cards that just came to me, I envision this background the moment I got the stamp in hand and had to put it to paper. So I started with an a2 sized piece of water color card-stock that I coated generously with water.
Using a glass cutting board as a palette, I drew out an assortment of greens and blues from my Distress Markers, and dabbed color onto my wet card stock until I had the look I wanted. Setting that aside to dry I moved onto my images.

To get the flower basket attached to the wishing well, I first stamped the flower basket, masked it off, and stamped the wishing well over top, lining up the rope with the basket, to appear as one seamless image. I stamped all of the other images from the set at the same time, water colored everything and once dry, used the coordinating dies to cut out.

To pull it all together, I laid out and adhered my cut out images onto my now dry background. Stamped my sentiment in VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to add a little texture. And finally added some sequins and splatters of shimmer here and there to add some interest.

 

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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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

 

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 KRISTINA15 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 Wishing Well Stamp Set
Hero Arts Wishing Well Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Wishing Well Dies
Hero Arts Wishing Well Dies
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Bristol Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Bristol Strathmore Watercolor Paper
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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SSS | AMZ
Distress Markers
Distress Markers
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Hero Arts Butterfly Garden Sequins
Hero Arts Butterfly Garden Sequins
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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a2z | SSS
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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SSS | AMZ
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
Martha Stewart Stamp Block
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SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
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MISTI
MISTI
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Zig Water Brush Set
Zig Water Brush Set
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