Hero Arts Thinking of you

** 8/16/17 Top Pick at Sunny Day Crafting! **
** 8/18/17 Winner at QKR Stampede! **
** 8/24/17 Winner at CAS-ual Fridays! **

Hi everyone! A very happy Friday to you all! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamp setHero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies Frame CutsVersamark and Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder. I created a pretty CAS friendship card with a circular aperture cut in the front flap of the card base. I’m really loving my clean and simple creations these days, lol!

Before I get to my project details, I want to mention that quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets have sold out recently in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately 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 thoroughly enjoyed creating this card. It’s been quite a while since I’ve created a card with an aperture and I totally envisioned this gorgeous water lily and some lily pads peeking out of the opening, so that’s exactly where I went with my design.


I stamped the water lily in shades of pink/pinkish-red and several lily pads in shades of green, and cut them all out with the coordinating frame cuts dies. I cut a scalloped frame from gingham paper to go around the outside of the opening matching the colors of ink used to stamp the water lily.


I adhered several lily pads beneath the water lily (which I popped up on foam pads) inside the opening, along with several sequins, and a couple lily pads on the front. I heat embossed the sentiment in black embossing powder.


Here is a shot of the inside of the card after all the elements were adhered.


And one final shot showing the little bit of dimension beneath the water lily. I sure love how this turned out! ;)


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals: #53 – Pretty Pastels
CAS-ual Fridays: #180 – Friendship
Come and Get It Challenges: Time To Die (die cuts)
CRAFT Challenge: #428 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: #329 – Bye-Bye Summer
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
House of Cards: August Challenge – Floral Images and/or Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #63 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1732 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #256 – Anything Goes or Inspired by Music
Stamping Sensations: August Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting: #47 – F is for Flowers
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #10 – Clean and Simple
Use Your Stuff: #274 – Inspired by a Quote
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies (special order at no extra cost)
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy ink; Ranger Fossilized Amber distress ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies Frame Cuts, MB Stitched Circle Layers, MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX
Accessories: Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins

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,

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