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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Guest Designing at a2z Scrapbooking

Hey all - I'm delighted to be a Guest Designer at a2z Scrapbooking today! It's the final day for their July Birthday Bash challenge so, of course, I'm sharing a Birthday card using fabulous Hero Arts products!!

Here's a sneak peek - go to the a2z Blog for the full reveal and card details.


Here's another card using the same techniques I mention over at a2z.

Supplies:  Paper - Paper Studio A2 card; Momenta Marbled Pastel
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - Hero Arts CM256 Flowers for Coloring
CL954 Many Everyday Messages
Dies - Hero Arts DI465 Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies,
DI503 Flowers for Coloring Frame Cuts
Stencil - Hero Arts SA116 Scrollwork Stencil
Other - Copic Markers, Joy ultra thin foam;
Hero Arts inks; White gel pen;
Tools: Rounded corner chopper; Brayer; MISTI; Vagabond

Since I'm guesting at a2z, I used their links (uncompensated) for any supplies they carry. Other uncompensated links are for wherever I could find the supplies available, starting direct at Hero Arts.

Thought I share a shot of my craft mat full of cut flowers and how I set up my MISTI. If you haven't watch Jennifer McGuire's video about easily lining up the diecuts for stamping, see it on her blog post HERE. I have tried to do it without testing on  a scrap like she does - much better her way!!

At left, see how I took Tim Holtz' suggestion to use magnetic vent covers for storing thin metal dies. When I get a set, I snip them apart (if necessary) and place them on a piece of the vent cover glued to the original packaging for stability. I always cut some negatives to save and use repeatedly with diecuts. I store the dies & negatives with the stamps. As you can see, I stamped a bunch of flowers and will color them as I'm able.

Thanks to a2z for the guest DT slot and I hope you have a chance to pop over there to enter the Birthday Bash Challenge before it ends later today! Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!!


Cindy C. said...

Linda both cards so beautiful. And thanks for sharing the tip on storing the thin metal dies. I use a similar method as well. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest on a2z. Thank you!! Hugs!!!

Rosemary said...

congrats on your guest designer spot, linda! they made a great pick! the card you posted here is fabulous! off to check out your card on the a2z blog.

Marcia Hill said...

Congrats on your GD spot Linda...well deserved!! Your cards are bright and BEAUTIFUL...love them both! 😊

Karen L K said...

Wow Linda that was quite the post. Sneak peek, another card, tips on stamping and die cutting and a storage tip! Nice cards with those flowers for coloring. I like the tip too of getting a bunch ready for more cards.

CinnamonSally said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer slot Linda, love your cards!

Lin said...

Congrats on your GD gig, Linda - how fun this is, so cheery!

Greta said...

Congrats on being a GD, Linda! Great cards & so smart to handle new stamps/dies like that!