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Flowers for Coloring


Die Cut Flowers for Coloring

Howdy! Here I am with some die cut flowers to lighten up the cold, rainy and in some places snowy winter days.

Flowers for Coloring

I started out by putting down some watercolors on watercolor paper using a little set my husband gave me for Christmas. Some of the colors have a pearly shimmer but it is hard to see in the photo. Next I stamped several of the flowers and leaves from the Flowers for Coloring stamp set over the watercolor areas using Versamark ink & Hero Arts white embossing powder. I used the matching Flowers for Coloring die set to cut them out.

I then dry embossed a panel using a Sizzix embossing folder. That was glued to the card base.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I die cut this out using the matching dies.

I layered up the flowers and leaves and glued them down along with the sentiment.

There’s still time to create a card for the January challenge Anything Goes. Another idea for these flowers, would be to stamp over patterned paper and die cut or hand cut them out.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month



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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.





August 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of August!!  I can’t believe we are back to school in a little while.  Didn’t school just end? Time isn’t waiting on anyone.  Don’t blink to long, you might miss the month!

Our new challenge will be so much fun and it might get messy!!  Our challenge this month is all about Texture!!  Adding texture to your cards gives them such great dimension.  The feel of the card is amazing too.

So what can you used to added texture?   You can use texture paste or embossing paste on your project, or using a technique such as embossing (either embossing powder or embossing folders). Textured card, papers or stitching could be used. Basically, anything that gives your project a ‘touchy- feely’ style!

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!  This will be fun and interesting.

The Design Team has created some great inspiration pieces for you.  Take a look:


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Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of September!!

Good Luck!!

We cant wait to see what you create!!

Supplies used:


Birds and Leaves stencil
Message with Flourish
Ranger Texture Paste
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Hero Arts Stencil Deco Design
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
Hero Arts Hello Sunshine
Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste


Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut Set
Ranger Textured Paste
Hero Arts Swirl Stencil
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock colors Whisper White, Island Indigo and Basic Black
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals
Black Rhinestone
Fun Foam
Big Shot


Stars Pattern Stencil
Hero Arts Flower and Butterfly Dies
Hero Arts/Basic Grey Anchors Aweigh
Yellow Ink Dauber
Pool Ink Dauber
Ultra Pink Ink Dauber
Silver Embossing Paste
Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder
Neon Yellow Ink


Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit
Hero Arts Four Snowflakes Stencil
Iridescent paste (Artist Loft)
Pattern paper (Recollections)
Sentiment (Lawn Fawn) 


Hero Arts Glorious Petal Stencil SA064
Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut DC150


Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Fruit Stamp Set
Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Copic Markers: R35, R37, R89, G07
Glossy Accents
Clear Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by!!