Hero Arts Holiday Shaker for Dies R Us


Hi Everyone, Kristina here! This die has just been begging me to make it into a shaker card since I got it. This was my first time using the snowflake ornament fancy die. This is a two piece die that can be used multiple different ways. Whenever I get a multi use die like this, the first thing I like to do is cut it out of some scrap paper in all of the different possible combinations so I can see exactly what my options are. 



With this die you can cut either a solid ornament, a snowflake ornament, or like I did just cut the snowflake circle edge.

So here's how I put together this shaker

  • Starting with a a2 sized card front, I used a circle that matched the size of the snowflake die, to cut a mask from avery removable label paper and placed on the center of my card front where I would later cut out the snowflake die. 
  • Next, Using distress oxide inks I blended an ombre like dark to light base. I sprayed the ink based with some water droplets and lifted the ink up with a paper towel to add a little interest, as well as splattering on some white acrylic paint droplets. Once I liked the background I removed my masked and trimmed the base down to 4x5.25
  • Now it was time to cut out the snowflake die. I lined the die up into the white space left behind from my mask, and ran through my die cutting machine. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back to be my shaker window. 
  • To hold my shaker bits I took the same circle die I cut my mask with, and lined it up against a piece of fun foam so I could use this as a nice sturdy shaker base perfectly sized to my window. I adhered the die cut fun foam piece to my acetate backed card front
  • Now the fun part, filling the shaker! I added into the shaker window blue/silver/white sequins and glitter. To seal it all in I add another piece of acetate adhered down to the fun foam, and lastly I adhere the whole shebang down to an a2 sized card base.

Then it was time for my sentiment. I had to keep the sparkle going so I die cut the Hero Arts Holidays Fancy Die from some white glitter card stock and adhered it down to the card front before lining up and stamping a "Happy" from a misc. stamp set in my collection, which I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted a little more dimension, so I coated the "Holidays" with glossy accents.


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Supplies


Hero Arts Snowflakes & Ornament
Hero Arts Snowflakes & Ornament
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Hero Arts Holidays Word Die
Hero Arts Holidays Word Die
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Dies R Us
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
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Dies R Us
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
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Dies R Us


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November Challenge a2z Scrapbooking | Hero Arts Give Thanks

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Hi Everyone! It's the 1st and that means a new challenge over at a2z scrapbooking. Starting this month I'm actually adding to my DT duties over there and taking over as challenge coordinator. 

First order of business is introducing this months challenge, Give Thanks! And here's my project.



I created this card by doing somw no line water-coloring using Ink on 3 no line ink and the Hero Arts Flower Nasturtium stamp from the a2z scrapbooking store.

I stamped the image in all 4 corners of a card front cut to 4 x 5.25 and used a Daniel Smith dot palette to paint the image in fall colors, alternating the petals as I painted so as to not paint two wet petals next to each other so that it would leave a little to differentiate the petals instead of one big blob.

For my flower centers I glued on some gold sequins, but topped them with some clear glitter nuvo drops, a trick I picked up from Kelly Latevola.

My sentiment is an SVG file from a Hero Arts digital file "Sunshine Flowers", I cut it out 3x on my cricut in heavyweight card stock and layered them together.





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Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium
Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium
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Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers SVG
Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers SVG
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a2z
InkOn3 Fadeout No Line Ink
InkOn3 Fadeout No Line Ink
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SSS
Hero Arts Daniel Smith Dots Watercolor Palette
Hero Arts Daniel Smith Dots Watercolor Palette
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a2z
Nuvo Shimmer Pen
Nuvo Shimmer Pen
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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AMZ | SB
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
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AMZ | SB
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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SSS | AMZ
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Explore Air 2
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AMZ | SHOP
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
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SSS | AMZ
Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors
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Lawn Fawn Thank You Cards in Fall Colors

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Hi everyone, Kristina here today gettin' my fall in gear. I'm not the hugest fan of fall because it just means winter is about to be here (probably sooner rather than later here in Michigan), but I do enjoy fall colors. I've embraced them here to make a set of Thank You cards.


To get things started I watercolored a panel of watercolor paper cut to 4.25 x 5.5 with some fall colors from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set. Once dry, I ran the panel through my die cutting machine using several rectangle dies from a lawn fawn rectangle set, to create several frames. 

Meanwhile, I also cut several layers of the Thanks sentiment I will use, glued them all on top of each other before heat embossing with some reddish/brown embossing powder. That left me with 3 frames plus my sentiment.


I was going for a tunnel frame, with each layer a different heigh, so I started with my center later and sentiment, to make sure everything else would be in line around it. I centered it on the front of an a2 sized card panel.


From there I popped up the other frames with different sizes of foam squares, to have each frame higher than the next. I rotate the frame each time just to mix up the colors. To finish them off I splattered on some gold watercolor paint from the same Gansai Tambi set. 


Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Fall! 




Supplies


Lawn Fawn Thanks
Lawn Fawn Thanks
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Lawn Fawn Rectangles Large
Lawn Fawn Rectangles Large
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Dies R Us
Zig Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Zig Gansai Tambi Watercolor
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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AMZ | SB
SA 3L Foam Squares
SA 3L Foam Squares
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SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Thin Foam Squares
SA 3L Thin Foam Squares
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SSS | AMZ
SA 3L Tape Runner
SA 3L Tape Runner
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AMZ | SB
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
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AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ



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