Hero Arts Butterflies just flitting by

** 8/20/17 Winner at Dragonfly Journeys! **

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies stamp set along with the Neon Ink Cubes (Blue, Green, Orange, Pink) and Intense Black ink. In keeping with our “Bright and Beautiful” challenge this month, I created a clean and simple note card. OMG, talk about some inky fun! These stamps and inks are amazing!

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I stamped the butterfly and sentiment on a die cut and layered it on white fun foam. I did manage to use all four of the Neon inks in the set on this card and got a bonus fifth color of purple on the butterfly by stamping blue over the pink. How cool is that?! Using the direct-to-paper technique, I inked three strips of cardstock in blue, green and orange, and trimmed them in varying widths to adhere diagonally across the bottom half of the card base. I finished the front with some drops of Morning New Crystal Drops which dries clear and gives some awesome texture. I left the inside blank since this is a note card.

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I’d love to enter this note card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #50 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: August Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays: #180 – Friendship
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #375 – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Crafty Creations: #348 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #64 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges: #93 – Add A Butterfly/Butterflies
Daisy Chain Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #98 – Keen on Neon
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #361 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: August CAS Challenge
Happy Little Stampers: August Anything Goes With Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #63 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1733 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #256 – Anything Goes or Inspired by a Song
Simon Says Stamp Blog: Add A Sentiment
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #10 – Clean and Simple
Try It On Tuesday: In My Garden
Tuesday Throwdown: #356 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #296/297 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies stamp set
Ink: Hero Arts Neon Ink Cubes (Blue, Green, Orange, Pink); Hero Arts Intense Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Notebook Basic die
Accessories:  White Fun Foam, Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this neon bright 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,
lesliesig

cherish

** 8/1/17 Top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown! **

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week has started off with a bang! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using several Hero Arts products – Vintage Travel Digital Kit, Love by Lia stamp set, Intense Black inkPaper Layering Eiffel Tower die and Detail Black Embossing Powder. I created a CAS anniversary card for the hubs done in one of my favorite color combos of black and white with a pop of red. So romantic! ;)

This card was super easy! I printed the Map overlay and the Postmark stamp in a 5.5″ square area along with the Paris stamp off to one side (all from the Vintage Travel Digital Kit) on white cardstock. I trimmed the map area to a size slightly smaller than my card base and matted it on black cardstock, then cut out the little Paris stamp and adhered it with dimensional foam at an angle over the postmark.

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I cut a strip of red and white polkadot paper, matted it on black and adhered it across the bottom portion of the map panel. I stamped ‘cherish’ from the Love by Lia stamp set in Versamark and embossed it with the Detail Black Embossing Powder.

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I adhered the Paper Layering Eiffel Tower  die cut with dimensional foam and finished the front with varying sizes of Berry Red Crystal Drops. I’m loving how this turned out!

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I decorated the inside with a leftover piece of the polkadot paper, stamped the sentiment from the same Love by Lia stamp set and matted the panel on red cardstock. I went one step further and stamped the bottom portion of the sentiment again in red ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock, fussy cut the little hearts and adhered them over top of the hearts in the sentiment, leaving just a tiny ‘shadow’ of black.

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Happy to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: #346 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #92 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #30 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #13 – Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #62 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #95 – Bon Voyage/Vacation
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #9 – Favorite Colors
Tuesday Throwdown: #353 – Black & White + 1 Other Color
Word Art Wednesday: #292/293 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Black Onyx cardstock, Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock, Stampin’ Up Sending Love DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital Kit, Hero Arts Love by Lia stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Intense Black ink, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Eiffel Tower die
Accessories: Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder, Berry Red Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Anything Goes 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,
lesliesig

Hero Arts Poetic Petals Note Cards

** 8/5/17 Top 4 at Daisy Chain Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! My wish for you is a wonderful week coming up! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit and Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings. I created a set of four CAS note cards, each with a different flower and sentiment on the front and blank inside. These are large, at 5.5″ square, so there’s lots of room inside to write a message. And OMGosh, these flowers are gorgeous!

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I put a fun little twist on these – that’s the beauty of working with digital images! I created a background of sentiments on which to print the flowers. I created one snippet of the Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings preview sheet, duplicated it three more times and printed the block of four snippets on a sheet of white cardstock.

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I put the sentiments sheet back into the printer and printed the flowers right over top of the sentiments.

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I fussy cut each flower, heat set it and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. I ran each flower through my Creative Station to put adhesive on the back and adhered it to a piece of vanilla cardstock layered on gold mirror cardstock. For a little texture, I embossed a different color cardstock for each card which I layered on a piece of cardstock matching the color of the flower.

I chose four different sentiments which I printed on vanilla cardstock, cut into flags and layered on the gold mirror cardstock. I adhered the pieces to the card bases and finished each card with pearls. I thoroughly enjoyed making these and I’m so tickled with how they turned out! Here is a close-up of each card:

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Proud to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #14 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #94 – Summer Fun
Craft Rocket Challenges: #39 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #10 – Floral
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge
House of Cards: Stripes and/or Colors (used three of the colors)
Lemon Shortbread Challenges: #45 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: July Challenge – Anything With Flowers
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #290/291 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: Summer Challenge – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock, GKD Ivory, Peach Bellini, Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink and Honey Mustard cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit and Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BT2, BT3, LV1, HB1, CR1, CR2, LG5, DG4, EB6, TN4
Accessories:  Stampin Up Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Pearls- Light Green, Light Blue and Light Yellow; Stampin Up White Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of note cards and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Anything Goes 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,
lesliesig