Hero Arts Birthday blessings

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Here’s to wishing you an absolutely wonderful 2018! I’m thrilled to share that I’m the new challenge coordinator over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog — very proud and honored I am indeed! I’m posting on the blog today and am happy to share a DT inspiration project for our “New To You” challenge this month using the Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut! For our challenge this month, we’d love to see you use something new you got over holidays, use an unused stamp from an old stamp set, try a new technique, etc.


I tried a new technique for my CAS birthday card… alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Yep, I bought a package of Yupo paper a couple months ago which I hadn’t used yet so I broke it out for this challenge! I layered a strip of the pretty alcohol ink background I created on silver mirror cardstock and affixed a multi-layer ‘blessings’ sentiment along with a heat embossed ‘birthday’ portion. I attached this strip to a stitched rectangle die cut layered on a piece of purple Foamies foam.


You can use any colors of alcohol ink on this Yupo paper to create an absolutely gorgeous background! I see more of these in my future, lol!


Here are a couple flat angled shots showing that pretty background.



And for the inside, I layered a strip of the alcohol ink background on silver mirror cardstock and adhered it to the left side, and then stamped the sentiment on an oval window die cut butted up against the silver cardstock.


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #39 – Something New (new technique)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Something New (new technique)
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Cranberry cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock, Ranger Yupo Paper
Ink: Ranger Eggplant, Purple Twilight and Cranberry alcohol inks
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Isopropyl alcohol, Darice Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is New To Me this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Winter Papers. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “Hero Arts Birthday blessings”

  1. Love your ink work on this, truly gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge x


  2. Beautiful card! I love that background you made!! I keep putting the Yupo paper in my cart and then deleting it! So glad to see you used it!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT


  3. This is such an elegant project! I really love how you made such a visual impact with that background section. The metallic touches give it just the right bit of pop and the whole thing came together beautifully. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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