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Hello everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop featuring products from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog! If you have come from Jennifer McGuire’s blog… you are in the right direction! If you are just joining the hop and you would like to start from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog.

Today I am sharing a card featuring a pretty clear stamps set and matching die cut called Christmas Tree. I made a card base using Snow layering paper. Next, I created the three tone background by layering  Azure, Cerulean and Powder layering papers. To create the curve effect, you can either use a circle cutter or any curve die-cut.  Then, I heat-embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder. After that, I heat-embossed the tree image using white embossing powder onto Pine layering paper. Then I die-cut the the tree shape, and added it to the card front using foam tape. Finally, I embellished the card with a Star shaped gem, multicolor gems, and tie a gold cord around card front… Easy and fun to make!

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For this special occasion,  Hero Arts will be giving away three amazing prizes:

• One GRAND PRIZE that includes an assortment of stamps, inks, stencils and dies valued at over $75, and…

• Two $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift cards.

The three prize winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the participating designers’ blogs, so the more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning. The giveaways will close at 11:59pm PST on Thursday, Oct 2, with the winners announced on the Hero Arts blog on Friday, Oct 3. 

Well, that’ all from me today. Your next hop stop will be the talented Lucy Abrams… I hope you enjoy and find lots of inspiration along the way!

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi There!

Just popping in to share a sneak peek of my second post on the Hero Arts Blog

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If you want to see my card and complete post, please click  >>>HERE<<<

Well,  I’ll be back tomorrow to share another card!  :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Hey there!

Just popping in really quick to share a card featuring one of the newest stamp sets by Jane’s Doodles: Wise Owl

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I used two of the feather images to create the background, and an oval+sentiment as the base for the pretty owl. I simply gold heat-embossed the owl, and this time I colored the image using Distress markers. Let me tell you that the first time I tried these markers, I wasn’t very impressed with the results. But I decided to give them a second try. So I  used them as if they were watercolor paints (On an acrylic block+water+brush) and I just loved the results. The colors are so pretty! I think that soon I will be buying more Distress markers :) Have you already tried them?

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hey there!

I hope you are all having a great week. For me… so far so good. I have been crafty almost every night… yay!  So today I am sharing a card that I made using a cute Hero Arts bundle: Frosty Wishes and its coordinating die-cuts…

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I don’t know if I have said it before, but the Hero Arts papers are wonderful for stamping. I love that one of the sides is white, which makes it perfect to write your personal message on it :)

Anyway, for this card I used  two colors of layering paper:  Azure as the card base, and Snow for Mr. Frosty and the snow pile. Let me tell you that I had a lot of fun stamping and die-cutting all the pieces, putting them together, and of course adding the details: Glossy Accents and a pair of wiggle eyes. The sentiment is also included in the same set and it was simply heat embossed using white embossing powder.

I created the falling snow on the background by softly tapping with a white Dauber directly on the card base.  I want to point out that the size of the tip of these new daubers is just perfect to create the snow effect!. To finish this card, at the very end I added some clear gemstones.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Hi there!

I am back today to share a card that I made using a  cute Hero Art rubber stamp set called Faces for Halloween. ..

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For this card, I simply stamped three of the Jack-O’Lantern images on white card stock using three different ink pads: Butter Bar, Pumkin Pie and Just Rust  . It’s hard to see on the picture above, but to make the colors stand out a little bit more, I added a double coat of clear embossing powder to the solid images using a Versamark pen and clear powder . Next, I added wiggle eyes to the images to make them look cute.

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To create the background of the card base (black layering paper )  I used a spider web image from a set called Ghostly Greetings, and I randomly stamped the image using white dye ink.  After that, I adhered the white panel to the card base, and then I stamped the sentiment (also included  in the same set)  using  black dye ink . Two strips of patterned papers (with a zigzag edge) and gems/sequins were the final touches for the card.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share a card  :)

Thank you so much for visiting  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

 

Hi there!

I am back today to share a card that I created with a fabulous Hero Arts set called Peace Poinsettias….

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To create this card I white heat embossed the outline flower image on watercolor paper. I used a post-it note as a mask to stamp and  create the cluster of flowers and leaves. After that, I put  a little bit of Pale Tomato Dauber on an acrylic block, and then I added some water drops. Using a brush I painted the flowers. I really like the effect achieved with this technique :)

Following the same steps, I used Forever Green Dauber for the leaves and Butter Cup Dauber for the flower centers. I let the ink dry. After that, I splattered the remaining ink with a brush. That is why the card has a messy look ;) To finish the card,  I gold heat embossed the sentiment, I added stitches, sequins and Hero Arts gems.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi! 

I just want to share very quick more news with you. My friend Silvia Barrera from Mexico City recently launched a digital magazine targeting mexican crafters, which I think it is a great idea. The magazine is called RL Scrap and it covers different themes like tutorials, techniques, sketches, color combos, etc.  RL Scrap is available online and it is completely free.

Well, a couple of months ago, I was invited by her, to participate on the second edition of the magazine. So I made a scrapbooking page for the cover, and I also shared past projects in some of the inside pages, as well as information about me and my work as a crafter :) I have to point out that this makes me feel very proud,  so this is why I want to share the link to the magazine with all of you…

That’s all from me today :) I’ll be back tomorrow morning  to share a HA Card! Yay!

Thank you so much for visiting  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

 

Hi There!
I am on cloud nine right now just because today I am sharing a sneak peek of my  very first post on the Hero Arts Blog

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You can see my card and complete post by clicking  >>>HERE<<< Yay! I hope you like it!

Well,  I’ll be back a later today, to share something else… and a card!  :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi there!

I just love one of the newest Jane’s Doodles set:  Doodle Flowers IIThis set has literally a a bunch of flowers  to choose from. You can mix and match to create a bouquet, you can also create a background, you can use this set in such different ways :)

To create my card, I heat-embossed some of the flower images using white embossing powder, and then I simply applied the color using different sizes of round sponge daubers, and of course, different ink colors…

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At the end, I added a sentiment, some sequins, and Stickles+Glossy Accents dots to create the center of the tiny flowers… So fun!

Well, that is all from me today… I’ll be back on Wednesday to share more cards  :)

marianasignat

Hi everyone!

Welcome to a fabulous Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop! Today we are sharing cards featuring three new sets recently added to the Jane’s Doodles Store. These new wonderful stamps sets were designed by Jane Beljo, and their names are Wise Owl, Read All About Me and Doodle Flowers II. We also have two new talented Design Team Members: Marion Vagg  and Miriam Prantner …Woohoo! and a fabulous Guest Designer: Jennifer Mcguire…Yay!

For this special occasion, I have made two cards. The first one, shows some of the images included in  Wise Owl.  I created the background using my Gelatos, water and watercolor paper… I also used a brush to splatter some of the colors just to create a random look. At the end I simply stamped the images with black ink and added som sequins as embellishments…

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The second card features Read All About Me stamp set. The images in this set are super cute. I used the boy image along with the books image and a sentiment. I colored the images with Copics, and I used patterned paper and decorative tape to support the main image.The only embellishment was a small red button just to give more emphasis to the sentiment…082614web_Ihaveread1

As always Jane’s Doodles will be giving away the three new stamp sets to one lucky winner I encourage you to leave comments as you hop along to increase your chances to win.  Jane will announce the winner sometime next week in the Jane’s Doodles Blog and Facebook page,  so stay tuned.

Here is the complete list of blogs that I am sure you are going to enjoy visiting:

Jane 
Jennifer (Guest Designer)
Marion (new DT member)
Miriam (new DT member)
Aga
Angeline 
Ange
Evgenia
You are here>>>Mariana<<<You are here
Jane’s Doodles

Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck to all!

 
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