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Hero Arts Poinsetta plus a fun way to use a stencil


Hi Dawn here to share a couple of cards to you.   Our challenge this month is to use a stencil on your project.   My first card is a Christmas card.


I used a stencil I had in my stash that is a splatter one.  I stamped HA K6176 Antique Poinsettia in some red and green inks and used an aqua brush to move the ink around.  I then used the matching die to cut it out.  (You can get it here on sale!)  The sentiment is from a Digi kit called Chalkboard Christmas  I love that I can use Digi kits together with my stamps  Did you know that A2Z stock all Hero Arts digital kits.


And today I am sharing another way to use your stencils…. Making you own colouring pages


I took a Hero Arts stencil (SA0260 Leaf and Flourish Background) – this one is no longer available but you can get it  together with one other (as it’s not currently in stock, you can do a special order over at our shop)  I traced around the stencil with a fine line black pen and then coloured it in with some Faber Castell pencils.  Just like a colouring book page!

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And another chance to win – During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both.




16 thoughts on “Hero Arts Poinsetta plus a fun way to use a stencil

  1. I really like that poinsettia. I never use my stencils, but I don’t really know why not

  2. that is really a clever way to use a stencil, Dawn – and very pretty card!

  3. So cool. I haven’t colored in the lines before, never thought of it. I love the Xmas card too. So creative.

  4. Thanks for showing two different ways of using a stencil. Your artwork is wonderful!

  5. I need to use my stencils more… thanks for the ideas!

  6. I love poinsettias! They are so pretty. Every year, I try to find a red, a white and a pink one.
    I think I will make a coloring book for my niece who will be 7 soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Beautiful card. Love how your idea to stretch your stencils.

  8. Love the poinsettias!! Nice idea with the stencil!!

  9. Great idea – love your creations!

  10. Ohhhh! I would use that coloring page as a background on a card!! Time for me to break out my stencils!

  11. Love how you used the stencils and love the poinsettia:)

  12. How creative you use the stencil. Love it!

  13. so creative to make a coloring page, very clever!

  14. Awesome cards, Dawn! I really love your second one–neat way to use a stencil. Tfs! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  15. Lovely first card
    and fab idea with
    the coloring page.
    Carla from Utah

  16. I like the folk art look. So bright and fresh.

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