Today’s Card: Happy Haunting

Hi! Here is a little card that I created showcasing some fabulous products by Hero Arts.

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Round cards are fun, they are super easy to make and they can perfectly fit in a square envelope.

To create front and back of my card, I used the Circle Infinity dies along with Aubergine Layering Paper (Floral Mixed).  Then, I die cut a smaller circle from Poppy Layering Paper (Sunshine Mixed). To make the color a bit brighter, I applied Dandelion and Tangerine Hybrid Inks  with the help of a sponge dauber over the circle panel.  Additionally, I used one of the Add-On products from the last MMH release called  Star Confetti Fancy Die  to die cut a Black Layering panel . After that, I die cut  again  the black panel into a circle. I layered the yellow and black panel over the card base. I want to point out that I love the Infinity dies set  because it includes  many different sizes of circles, eighteen total!

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Next, I simply stamped the cute ghosts and sentiment from the Kelly’s Spooktacular set with Intense Black ink onto a piece of Snow Layering Paper.  I colored the sentiment with a purple Copic Marker, and I fussy cut all the pieces. I adhered them over the card with foam tape. To finish off the card, I added Glossy accents details along with Glitter and gemstones.

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

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

marianasignat

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HA • Holiday Cardmaking Challenge

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Hey there! I like this time of the year because is just perfect to start working on your Holiday cards. Today is the kick off  of the Holiday Cardmaking Challenge at the Hero Arts blog. I love that they do this, because it is a fun way to motivate you to start creating.  I created a card for today, using some of the products included in the 2016 Winter Catalog.

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I used a stamp set called Winter Scene + Die Combo to create the jar scene. I started by die-cutting the jar from Pool Mixed Layering Paper. I stamped the pine tree with Moss Hybrid Ink, and then I White-embossed the snow on the ground. I also Sparkle-embossed the falling snow. I stamped and die-cut the house and deer (Red Royal and Soft Brown Shadow Inks). I adhered the little deer with a glue dot, and the house with foam tape. I added sequins and  beads details.

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I stamped the jar image over acetate with StazOn ink, and I die-cut the piece with its matching die. I stamped the lid part over Blush Mix Layering Paper, and  I fussy cut it. I adhere the lid over the acetate piece. After that I adhere the acetate jar over the jar scene with foam tape behind the lid.  This creates dimension and it kind of simulates a real jar (according to me)  🙂

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The rest of the card were a few layers of stamped backgrounds over a Snow Layering Paper card base:

And the final touches: gemstones, pearls, sequins and hemp.

Of course Hero will be giving FIVE $50 Hero Arts shopping sprees awarded. The challenge runs October 10 – November 15. So you have plenty of time to create and participate. You can find more details by clicking >>> HERE<<<

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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

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Today’s Card: Warm Wishes & Skimo Kisses

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a card that features a pretty Hero Arts set called Warm Hugs. This set includes cute images that are perfect to color with markers, color pencils or watercolors…you name it!

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I created the background of my card by partially covering a Snow Layering Paper panel with a sticky note. Then I used a sponge dauber and the Summer Sky Hybrid Ink to create a soft blue background. After that, I stamped the images with Intense Black ink over a piece of Snow Layering Paper and I colored the images with Copic Markers.

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I die cut the images with their matching dies, and after that I adhered them over the background panel with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment with Intense Black ink, and I adhered the panel over a card base with foam tape as well.

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I finished off this card with some Cristal drops details and  white thread. Please be sure to visit the Hero Arts store where allthe new Winter products are now available.

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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

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Hero Arts 2016 Winter Catalog Blog Hop

Hello, and Welcome!

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Today we are celebrating the launch of the Winter 2016 release in the Hero Arts store!! The products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about. As of today, you can see and get all the new fabulous Winter products at the HA store. So exciting!

As part of this hop, I created a card using a Stamp + Die Combo that I definitely like a lot: Holiday Mittens. I always like to make some small Holiday cards, because I think they look super cute and they are just perfect to give to some of the students at school.

I thought about making three  cards from a single sheet of card stock instead of two. So,  I placed my 8.5″ x 11″sheet of Snow Layering Paper horizontally  into the trimmer, and I trimmed at 10.5″, 7″ and 3.5″. I folded each of the cards in half to created folded cards that measure 3.5″ x 4.25″

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Then, I simply stamped the small mittens images using the colors of Mariana’s Pool ink cubes to create a pattern over the card front. Next, I used  the Soft Pool ink cube to color a piece of Snow Layering Paper, directly dabbing the pad over it. Additionally, I stamped the mittens image with Deep Ocean ink cube, and die cut the shapes.

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After that, I stamped the mittens cord, and the sentiment over the stamped card. To finish off the card, I adhered the mittens with foam tape, and I added some clear gemstones. I also experimented creating another size of card: 3.5″ x 5.25″, which is also a nice size and you can see below:

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GIVEAWAY
As part of this hop, Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winner the following week. Here you can see the complete list of participant blogs:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joan Bardee
Karin Akesdotter
Yana Smakula
Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
you are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<you are here
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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Today’s Card: Season’s Greetings

Hi there! It is hard to believe that we have to start thinking about  card projects for the end of the year. It is always nice to think ahead and start working without any hurry. But, if you happen to be like me, who frecuently runs out of time to make projects in advance, it is always nice to have a plan B. This is when you can use a simple design, easy to duplicate so you can make a bunch of cards in a short period of time.

Today I am sharing an easy to make card that I created using the Paper Layering Star by Hero Arts.

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For this card I simply stamped the Garland Bold Prints stamp over a Layering paper card with Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and then, I die cut the Paper Layering Star. I folded every other piece back to reveal the full star shape, and I put a tiny glue dot underneath each folded piece. Next, I simply white-embossed a sentiment (Holidays Greetings)   over a strip of Black Layering paper and I adhered it over the star with foam tape. To finish off this card I added some clear gemstones. That’s it!

There are a lot of new products in the 2016 Winter Catalog by Hero Arts that you can use for your plan A or plan B projects,so  if you haven’t seen them yet, here you can take a peek of the catalog…

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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Today’s Card: Holly Jolly Christmas

Happy Friday, everyone! Hero Arts just released their 2016  Winter Catalog, and let me tell you that there are many great stamps and products  in it, that I am sure you are going to love 😉  The date the products will be in the Hero Arts store is Monday, August 22. So please mark your calendars!!! Hint: You will also spot them at your favorite retailers after August 1st 😉

Anyways, today I am sharing a card that I created with a fun and cute set called Holiday Animals. For this set there is a matching Frame Cuts set, that you can buy separately or as a combo.

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For this card I simply stamped the bear and penguin images with Intense Black ink over a watercolor paper panel. Additionally, I stamped the gift image on a separate small piece of watercolor paper. Then, I simply colored the images and background with watercolors. Nothing perfect or detailed. That is something that I love about watercolors, they are super easy to apply and you don’t have to be an expert to achieve a fun effect.

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After the watercolor was dried, I stamped the sentiment with  Intense Black ink and the trees using two tones of green. Next,  I adhered the gift image over the panel with foam tape, I added glitter and glossy accent details, and I finished off my card with gemstones and thread.

If you haven’t seen the catalog, here you can take a peek of it…

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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 weekend!

marianasignat

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