Saturday, February 29, 2020

Hearts and Flowers with Hero Arts - Thanks

Spending time with Hero Arts is always a pleasure.

Hero Arts' generous prize is a $24 gift certificate.

Arlene was a very busy girl this month and made several cards. You can see how to make her first card here.
Arlene's colored flower cards here.  She used the same flower garden die 
used in her heart card above.

Monika made a card with a heart and handmade flowers

Renee made a gorgeous card using negative die cutting and embossing with a stencil.

Dawn used Color Layering Hibiscus

Arlene went Hero Arts crazy and made a card yesterday, so in case you didn't catch it, here is card with the new die she used if you want to know the supplies and how she created it.

The Die Cut Divas loved February!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Yellow Hearts and Flowers.

Hi there crafty friends.... Dawn here to share a Hearts and Flowers card with you

This month's challenge theme is
"Hearts or Flowers".
 and our sponsor is 
Hero Arts.

Most of my Hero Arts stamps are very old.... today's stamps goes back to 2011 and  2016

 The Etched Flowers are from 2011 and the Heart Pattern Bold Print background from 2016

I used some Hero Arts Lemon Yellow ink to stamp the background and also used it and some orange watercolour markers to colour the Etched flowers.  I used some Emerald Green HA ink with some light green marker to colour the leaves.  I used my Scan'n'Cut to cut it out.... that was a mission as the machine couldn't read the fine lines between the big rose and the leaves off it and cut them separately so it was just a matter of piecing them back together.   I used a hello die cut - cut three times and layered together for my sentiment.

A few more days to join our challenge this month.   We'd love to have you join us. 

Dawn & the Divas.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Always together

This month's challenge theme is
"Hearts or Flowers".
 and our sponsor is 
Hero Arts.

Monika here :)
I made a card with a heart and handmade flowers.
The text on the card says: "Always together".

Come and join in to fun and make some
 "Hearts and Flowers" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!

Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Diva's

Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy Anniversary Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie  here with a floral anniversary card
 featuring Hero Arts Stamps and Dies.

Our February theme is Hearts and Flowers and Hero Arts is our sponsor!

Gift Prize is a $24 gift certificate.

This is the card I created using a variety of Hero Arts Products.

Materials Used: 
Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock
Recollection Brand 110lb Cardstock: White 
Accent Ultra Smooth 80lb Cardstock: True White 
Elle Tru: Jewels Pastel Pink, Pale Gold, and Opal
Imagine Crafts: Tear It Tape
Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue
Spectrum Noir Marker:
MG1, CG1, LG2, LG3, LY2, CT3
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen 05: Black and Gold Metallic

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!
You can visit my blog for more cards and projects: Little Wings Creates

Don't forget to add your beautiful project to the challenge link below.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hero Art Mum

Our February theme at Die Cut Divas is Hearts or Flowers and Hero Arts is our sponsor!

Gift Prize is a $24 gift certificate.

Here is my project-

A friend of mine loaned me this die and I loved it! By inking the edges of the cuts with white ink, the petals just stand out.

For more information about this card, go to Just a Nutter Paper Crafter.

Be sure to enter for a chance at that great prize!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

How to stack die cuts creating dimension and emboss with stencils

Hi Everyone! My name is Renee' from Delaney Jane Cards and I'm super excited to be sharing some projects with the Die Cut Divas. This is my first project of the year too, so the nerves are in full force. So kind words would be really appreciated in the comments to help calm a fellow crafter's nerves.

This month, the featured company is Hero Arts. I'll share a little bit of a secret right here and right now with you all. Hero Arts is the very first branded clear stamp set that I ever purchased (circa 2008). I still have it too! I didn't use it today but I have a long relationship with the quality and the range of Hero Arts products. With this in mind, working with their products for this month's projects has been AMAZING!

The first project I created uses dies and stencils in some really specialized ways, probably something you've seen before but this is my take. But before we get started into the how to's and why's, can we all agree this nasturtium stamp is really stunning. I was absolutely drawn to it. One thing I particularly loved about this stamp is it came in a bundle with a coordinating die. The die even cuts out those little pieces between the flower stems which is something I'm particularly fond of.

I also chose to use the Hero Arts Bold Floral Stencil this month but didn't actually stencil with it, I dry embossed my background using the stencil and my rubber embossing mat in my Big Shot. I made sure to use the embossing folder setting. Check your machine for the "sandwich" it requires to emboss and remember not to force anything through your machine. I also pulled out an older set I had from Hero Arts. I'm a firm believer in stamps and dies do not expire and I love to bring things out from my stamp and die collection. I purchased a Hero Arts My Monthy Hero Kit way back in November of 2016. It had a stamp and die set to create an ornament and it also contained smaller dies to decorate the ornament. The tiny tag and small sentiment For You came from that set. Don't overlook what you have. I am constantly inspired by the things in my craft room, including some of my oldest stamps and dies. For the supporting characters on this card, I used a Simon Says Stamp frames die, a Mama Elephant die from their basic set and an old thanks die from A Muse Studio.

This is how I like to create. I begin with a focal image or technique and I really let my craft room create the supporting elements. I think I get a more complete composition this way.

 In the photo above you can see the dry embossing created from the stencil as well as the stacked sentiment and stacked image. I cut two additional floral pieces from black card stock and stacked the colored image onto those two layers. I also cut three layers of the sentiment thanks but instead of stacking these together in their entirety, I trimmed off the t and part of the h as well as the s from the word and only added those as additional layers to the top layer. This way when it was laid across my focal image it would be the same height.

I took the time to die cut the floral die from the dry embossed background, leaving a space to fit my stacked focal image into. I wanted to create a lot of dimension but I didn't want to really use foam mounting tape or fun foam. Layers of card stock stacked up can create some very interesting dimension. The main focal image was inlaid into the golden main panel.

For a more detailed explanation or to watch me create this card, you can check out my YouTube channel at: Delaney Jane Cards

Hero Arts Products Used:

Hero Arts Nasturtium Stamp & Frame Cuts Combo:

Hero Arts Bold Floral Stencil

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fairytale Flowers Easel Card

Hi everybody,

Have your heard?  Our February challenge theme is Hearts or Flowers and Hero Arts is our sponsor!

Today I want to share an easel shaker card.

I die cut the a flap on the back, the sentiment/message is revealed when it's pull back. :)

For further details, stop by my blog Escape To Stamping.

Supplies for my card:

Hero Arts Fairytale Book Alphabet Stamp Set
Hero Arts Scallop Frame
Simon Says Stamp Perforated Flaps Cutting Die

Monday, February 3, 2020

Time to Announce January's Winner of a Kat Scrappiness Prize

What better prize than a Kat Scrappiness Prize pack which includes your choice of one stamp set, one die and three packs of embellishments (sequins, gems or sprinkles)?  
Kat Scrappiness

Our Winner is #   51 Elizabeth H 

Our fabulous DTs have chosen their favorites:

Michelle chose this beauty by #110, Lagene-


Monika chose this lovely card by#105 Becca

Arlene chose # 67, Bad Kitty's Craft Room because the the tags are so cute and animals, just darling.  I would never have thought of using the blue sun stripes behind the critters.

Cindy's attention was caught by #64 Simones' pretty and neat card.

Thank you to all who participated in January!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hearts and Flowers With Hero Arts

Our February theme is Hearts or Flowers and Hero Arts is our sponsor!

Gift Prize is a $24 gift certificate.

We will have a new DT, Renee Moran from Delaney Jane Cards, up on our blog post for inspiration on February 9th, so watch for her post. Give her a big welcome!

Cindy used Hero Arts Hero Floral Arum Lily for her card.

Arlene used Flower Garden Fancy Die and Hello Message Fancy Die
to create her card.  You can find Arlene at A Bit of This and That.

Michelle used the Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut for her card.

Dawn used Spring Hello by Lia and Hello stamp and die set

Annie used Love Stamp & Die, Infinity Hearts, Infinity Rectangles. 

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