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Hero Arts You Are My Happy

Hello there,

Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  I got a couple of Valentine’s cards to share.  This month’s challenge theme is Mood Board.

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There are many beautiful elements to choose from this mood board, but I am most intrigued by the scroll of color swatches on the left top corner.   So I went ahead and created a watercolor panel with vertical stripes of the same colors (at the least very close).

Next I die cut the Floral Heart diagonally, I thought this is more interesting, and then white heat embossed the sentiment.  Instead of using foam adhesive, I die cut two extra time the die cut in red card stock and glued all three layers together to make a thick die cut.  I glued it onto a charcoal grey card base (color of the door in the mood board) and then embellished with sequins.

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My next card is very CAS.  I stamped multiple times the smiley heart from the Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut set on heavy weight white card stock, and watercolored them using the same colors as before, and hand cut.  I line them up on a white card base and glue down,  and added a thin stripe of the color swatche.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black, drew a tiny heart inside the ‘o’ of the work ‘love’.  Not sure if you’ve noticed but I score at 1/16 of an inch all around the panel to give a “finished look”.  🙂

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That’s all from me today.  Scroll down to get the challenge details and join in the fun!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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 Diamond Stencil on Black

Hi, crafty friends, Chark here today to share some fun stenciling. I picked up some black paper that is meant for chalk markers and used the Hero Arts Diamond Stencil with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans and Fossilized Amber with an ink blender through the stencil, just like any inks. The result was a chalky looking, crisp image that shows up well on black. I didn’t use any water with the inks this time around. I cut out the panel with the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies and then used the corner rounder on two corners.

The focal image is the Hero Arts Mum Stem and it’s crazy on sale right now…just $4.50! I used Color Bursts at first but I felt it need some shine and shimmer so I added in some Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolors. They are gorgeous with their shimmer. I want to try them on the black paper next, instead of the white carstock.

For the background for the black panel, I wanted a big contrast, but white cardstock by itself wasn’t working for me. I added a layer of the new Hero Arts Woodgrain Vellum paper and that was just what it needed, some subtle texture (you can see it in the top right of the card).

After I added some gold thread and some beads from my stash (hanging down on the left), it seemed to be missing something, so I added the Congratulations sticker and the gold line stickers on top of a piece of paper swiped with Mermaid Ombre Ink. That seemed to be the trick.

I had fun playing with the Hero Arts Ombre Ink and the Distress Oxide Inks. Hope you’ll have time this month to join in our Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Monday!

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

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.

 

 

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 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.