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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!

Remember if you go shopping to use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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.





Vintage Poinsettia

Hi everyone,

Ilina’s here today with a simple watercolored card for you. I got in Christmas mood (again) and decided to use the Vintage Poinsettia wood mount stamp from the new Holiday catalog from Hero Arts. I stamped the image twice onto watercolor paper using Versamark ink and then embossed with White embossing powder. In the next step I colored the image using Winsor and Newton watercolor markers and die cut my panel using the new Hero Arts rectangle infinity dies.

To add some interest I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder to make it pop. Then adhered it to my card and added some gold thread under it. At the end I adhered my panel to red card base!

Hope you are getting in Holiday mood too and enjoying the new Hero Arts Holiday catalog. The products are available in the A2Z Scrapbooking store and you can use the code “Ilina15” to receive 15% off your order of $25+


Vintage Poinsettia


Vintage Poinsettia close up