CAS Watercolor Card with Hero Arts

Hero Arts Yes Stamp and Cuts 
Hi Everyone! I'm here today with a super quick and simple watercolor card! I started with a piece of ranger watercolor paper. Working on the smooth side (tape down) I wet the entire paper very generously. Next I used my prima watercolor pencils to add a very soft watercolor background. I pulled color directly off the pencil with my paint brush and painted it onto the paper. I heat set to dry, then added some random water droplets, which I sopped up with a dry cloth and heat set again. My stamped images are from the same set. Hero Arts "Yes" Stamp and Cuts. One stamped directly onto the water color paper, and the other cut out and popped up with foam tape.

There are a few days left to enter our CAS challenge for the month of July! $25 gift card to the store is up for grabs!! 

You can find all of your favorite Hero Arts product in the a2z scrapbooking store AND enjoy 15% off your $25+ purchase anytime using my discount code KRISTINA15 (they have the new christmas stuff in stock)

Congrats Baby! a2z Scrapbooking CAS Challenge

Super clean and simple card today! Put the whole thing together in less than 10 minutes.

I started with a blush note card (a2) and a white piece of card stock
trimmed to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Using a stencil and blending tool I "pounced" a little ink onto my white layer
Next I covered one side of a piece of fun foam with 'stick it' adhesive
and then die cut my sentiment
stamped the rest of the sentiment with the same bubblegum ink used on the stenciling.
Added a few sequins and some wink of stella to the greeting and viola!

I hope this inspires you to join us in this months Clean and Simple challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the store!

You can get this stamp set & tons more Hero Arts goodies {linked below} in the a2z store AND you can get it for 15% off!! Use code KRISTINA15 at checkout. Want something, but don’t see it in the store?! Item out of stock?! No problem! Use the “Request Custom Order” or “Ask a Question” button.


Foiling with the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square

I'm here today with a fun foiling project using my Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square. I love the look of foiling and don’t do it as much as I’d like, but was inspired by a video Jennifer McGuire recently posted using tape to do foiling!

I didn’t have the Be Creative tape so I just cut the full size sheets into little ¼” strips.

Here’s what I did;

1- Starting with an a2 sized card base I set a line with my Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
    ½” off the top of the cardstock
2- Remove the release paper from one side of the tape strip and adhere using the laser
     Line as a guide

3- Next, repeat this process ½” off the bottom of the card stock, you will now how two
     tape strips adhered on each side of the card
4- Using a bone folder, rub the tape down firmly, then remove the release paper
5- Now, adhere small strips of foil to the exposed tape and rub lightly with your bone
    rub on lightly with your bone folder, you will not have two perfectly straight & foiled   
6- I went on to finish my card by adhering a 3” white layer between the two foiled strips,
    followed by a circle to spotlight a colored image and sentiment.


FCCB Challenge: Summer Treats - Individual Smores Kits

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

Challenge #255 Summer Treats
Make a project using your favorite summer treats!

This Weeks Sponsor:

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.


What is summer without Smores right? These were for our 4th of July BBQ.
I decided to get a little crazy and use things other that Chocolate bars.
We did Reeses, Mint, Carmel, and Chocolate!

I made my bag toppers on the Cricut using the Bag Toppers - Summer image set + an assortment of camping related images over various cartridges images {Linked Below)


New Challenge! a2z scrapbooking CAS for July

It's time for a new challenge over at a2z scrapbooking!
This months theme is CAS and the price, a $25 gift card to the store!
Grab your Hero Arts goodies and let's get to work!


Here's my inspiration for this months challenge!

Super simple. Stamped and colored! That's it! I mounted my piece onto some hero arts layering paper and onto a white a2 card base.
Copics: YR12,16,17 and RV06

FUN NEWS!! New Christmas goodies are coming to the a2z store Hero Arts has come out with festive colored Ombre Ink Pads and some other new goodies. How about 15% OFF?!?!
Use my code KRISTINA15 when shopping in the a2z store!