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Hero Arts Poppies….

Hi there, Dawn here to share with you my favourite Hero Arts product.   One of my most favourite stamps from Hero Arts is the Poppies stamp that I’ve had for a gazillion years (and now retired)… and just recently they brought out a new Layering Poppy…and this has become my NEW favourite.

so here is a card I did with the old Poppy stamp a couple of years ago

And here is my card with the amazing Layering Poppy (CM144)

There is a matching set of Hero Arts Inks (here) but as I don’t have them I used some Altenew inks and Versafine Onyx Black ink.   I just LOVE this new set.

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Hero Arts Thanks & Stencil Love!

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Hi friends – welcome back! I had so much fun making this carD and it came together very quickly – even better! First the ‘official schtuff’!

If you don’t see some of the products I used in the Etsy shop; don’t hesitate to create a special order, they do those ALL. THE. TIME! 😀 I think a couple items may be sold out but there are lots of other alternatives too.

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And last, don’t forget to join our TAG challenge this month – we love seeing you creations!

OK, now down to b’ness! I took a piece of ranger water color paper and sponged heavily with spun sugar, the added the Bold Floral Stencil and sponged on abandoned coral distress ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed with shimmer mist; I knew the colors would run somewhat but that’s okay. (If you follow me on snapchat. I peeked a couple quick videos of the sponging and shimmer mist – username: whimsycreation).



I sat the main panel aside to dry and worked on the ‘thanks’ and vellum piece. The ‘thanks’ was cut  4 times from black card stock and glued together; once dry I sponged with VersaMark and added clear sparkle embossing powder…three different times. I embossed a sentiment on vellum and although the sentiment is normally in a straight line, I decided to curve it to match the ‘thanks’ a bit more. Some striped paper, thread and enamel dots finish it off.

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Stamps: HA Thanks Stamp and Cut, HA Hello Stamp and Cut

Papers: Misc black stripes DP, Ranger water color, Meenah 110 lb. white, vellum, We R Memory aetate striped paper

InkVersaMark, Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral distress inks

Accessories: HA sparkle embossing powder, Doodlebug enamel dots, silver thread. HA black embossing powder, HA Bold Flower stencil, Shimmer Mist