Hero Arts Peacock hello

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had a good week! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set, Hero Arts Peacock Layering Inks and Versamark. I’ve created an all-occasion card in one of my (many) favorite color combos of blue and green, and this card could be used for birthday, encouragement or just because. These color layering stamps and accompanying sentiments are amazing!

Before I get to my project details, we’ve had quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets sell out recently and this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!


I created the background by stamping a peacock feather and several swirl designs in Versamark randomly over a piece of green cardstock which I layered on silver mirror cardstock. It’s been a long while since I’ve used Versamark as a watermark and I really like the look! Next, for the focal image, I stamped the peacock and simple sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed it and layered it on silver mirror cardstock and then on a navy blue panel with a scallop border on each side. I centered this on the watermark background and then adhered the panel to the card base.


I decorated the inside panel with two narrow strips of navy blue cardstock, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on green cardstock. I’m really loving how this turned out!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #162 – Fave Color Combo (blue and green)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #170 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #47 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #25 – Anything Goes

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set (special order at no extra cost)
Ink: Hero Arts Peacock Layering Inks, Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White, Night of Navy and Garden Green cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scallop Border Punch

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Bright and Beautiful this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,



Hello, happy crafters! Hope you’ve had an awesome week! It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft For The Craic! I’m excited to share my GD inspiration project for the August Include a Triangle Shape challenge! I was in a ‘pink’ kind of mood and created a very feminine and flowery friendship card.


Most of the supplies I used on this are from Stampin’ Up! – cardstock, paper, ink, punches and rhinestones. The gorgeous doily is a Cheery Lynn die and so much classier than most pre-cut doilies. I just got the Tim Holtz Tag Press that I was anxious to use, and I love it! The little bouquet of flowers is also a TH product that is new in my stash. :)


I decorated in the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock from the front and stamped a simple sentiment on the layered panel. I’m really happy with how this turned out. :)


Proud to enter this girly friendship card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz: #53 – Pretty Pastels
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – August Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use a Sentiment Instead of an Image
QKR Stampede: #255 – Anything Goes or Make It Humorous
The Crafty Addicts: #39 – Anything Goes w/option of Girly
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything  Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

 SU Thick White, regular White, Blushing Bride and Rose Red cardstock, SU Love Blossoms DSP
SU A Dozen Thoughts stamp set
Ink: SU Rose Red ink
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn French Pastry die, SU 1-1/4″ circle punch, SU 1-3/4″ scalloped circle punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ scalloped circle punch
Accessories: Tim Holtz Tag Press and 1-1/4″ Ring, Tim Holtz Bouquet Flowers, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, SU Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project this month that includes a triangle shape! That’s a pretty simple challenge, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,