Papercraft

Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Birthday

Hello, crafty friends! Merry Christmas! Today is finally here… one we’ve been preparing for since August or September – making cards and gifts! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Digital Kit and the Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit! Another fun (almost) one-layer and all-digital card! I wanted to demonstrate the versatility of the Tree-Mendous Digital Kit – instead of using it for a Christmas card, I used it for a birthday card by coloring one of the trees in bright colors and adding a birthday sentiment from the Birthday Bash Digital Kit.

I printed a tree with flourishes and a sentiment, along with an extra tree (without the sentiment) on the opposite side of a piece of thick white cardstock. I flipped the piece over and printed the sentiment.

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I cut the cardstock in half vertically and scored the card base (the half with the sentiment). I fussy cut the extra tree, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and layered it on black cardstock which I trimmed, leaving a very narrow edge of black around the image. I colored the flourishes with a sparkle overlay marker and then ‘dabbed’ Multi Medium Matte over the entire image with a pouncing tool to give it some subtle texture. I adhered the tree to the card base and added a few pink sequins to finish the front.

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Here’s an angled shot – I’m hoping you can see the dimension from dabbing on the multi medium matte. You can definitely see it in person – and feel it – and it’s very cool!

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And here is the very simple inside. The sentiment is from the Birthday Bash Digital Kit.

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #102 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #140 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #72 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers: #15 – Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: End of Year Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Tree-Mendous Digital Kit
Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- PL5, BP7, BT9, JG9; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Accessories:  Ranger Multi Medium Matte, sponge pouncing tool, Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop 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 the Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit. 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,
lesliesig