Monday, August 25, 2014

Hero Arts + A2Z Scrapbooking Blog Hop

 
Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts + A2Z Scrapbooking Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating A2Z Scrapbooking as a new Hero Arts digital retailer. Currently, A2Z offers a selection of our digital goodies, but in the coming weeks, they will be adding to their collection and stocking the entire range.  So artists from A2Z and Hero Arts have teamed up to provide you with a whole host of inspiration and fun using these digital products.
 
Today I created a vellum window card using two digital products: The Firmament digital kit and the Constellation printable.


First, I printed the sentiment in black on white cardstock and the blue constellation background onto vellum.
 
Then I die cut the medium sized star from the Stylish Stars Frame Cuts to create a window on the sentiment panel. I also die cut the same star on my card base, so the vellum star would be visible from the inside of the card as well.
 
 
The small scattered stars are from the Star Background Fancy Die. I just colored them with a rainbow of Distress ink colors and covered them with Glossy Accents.
 
And here's what the card looks like opened...
 
 
To add to the excitement, A2Z Scrapbooking will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter. Prize winners will be randomly selected from ALL comments received on the participating designers’ blogs. The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to comment on every blog! You have until Sunday August 31st at 11:59 EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the September 3rd on the A2Z Scrapbooking blog.
 
The next (and final) stop on the hop is the A2Z Scrapbooking blog

Thanks for stopping by!

38 comments:

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Kelly! Love how you've surrounded that big, beautiful star with smaller, colorful ones!

Betty Keefe said...

what a fun card - especially love the star on both sides!

Dotty Jo x said...

Love it! Jo x

Carla Crosby said...

Love this....the simplicity of it!

Ann Kulseth said...

Such a pretty card - from the inside too. Great technique and one I hope to remember to use.

Susan said...

Great card idea! Love the colorful stars!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the rainbow of stars!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Kelly -- I have had so much fun seeing all these wonderful Hybridge cards and other projects that each of you created for the Hop.

I'm also very excited to be a member of the a2z Design Team and have already had a lot of fun creating with the new digital files. I'sm also thrilled that they are now selling them, as I have always been a big fan of the digital line and love creating Hybrid Cards!

Thanks so much for sharing you talent with us today...I love this set, and even have the matching stamps and the Frame cuts too...I'm a bit of a Hero Addict, but then again, aren't we ALL!!

PS: I also totally LOVED the Stretch Your Stamps II class and always enjoy seeing you there!!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Love the card! Very pretty :)

Gail said...

Super STAR card and lovely stitching - your card layout is so beautiful - thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the inlaid look and the stitching/piercing.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful card, Kelly! Love your design and all the great details! The vellum window gives such a gorgeous, light and airy look to the card! Love all the colourful little stars too!

Kailash said...

Gorgeous design, love the added vellum!!!

Sarah Gray said...

Fab design - I would never have thought of printing on to vellum but it looks gorgeous in the aperture :)

Deborah said...

So unusual and so perfect love the process you used with the vellum I also like that you cut out more stars and added them for dimension just a delightful card!

Amante del Papel said...

Fabulous card! is fantastic!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so pretty, Kelly! I love the colourful stars and peek-a-boo vellum front!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Kelly, love all the pretty stars!

cal8007 said...

I don't want to just say, I love it! But I do! This has inspired me to go create some cards with the files I plan to buy from A2Z Scrapbooking!

Diana Johnson said...

Great card! Love the stars, color, texture, everything.

pau B said...

Lovely card.

Debra said...

I love the window on the front panel. Really must try more vellum cards. Thank you!

Linda T said...

Just a beautiful star card! Love the stars and the sentiment.

Sue McRae said...

What a great idea to use the constellation for a vellum window card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you covered the negative space with vellum and stamped on it!

Lindsey said...

I love the constellation panel inset into the great big star! What a brilliant design, love this!

Denise Gutshall said...

Beautiful card! Love the star theme especially the constellation background printed on vellum.

Barbara-Jean said...

What a stellar card! Good for so many occasions! Your work always inspires me, Kelly!

Ruby N said...

sooooo cool!

Elizabeth Campau said...

I am in LOVE!!! This is such an awesome card and could be used for a male too! Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop!

Elizabeth Campau
a2z Scrapbooking DT
http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

joy said...

Very pretty and so nicely done, Kelly! This is a great card for either gender!

paperpicnic said...

Beautiful card, Kelly! So many cool ideas in one design! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Carol McCready said...

Great card. Love that constellation window.

Karen L K said...

A very nice card. The star window is fun with the constellation in it. The shiny stars are fun.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love how you sandwiched the vellum piece in between the die cut front & inside. Also like the dot detail around the star on the card front panel, and the bright colors playing off the softer blue of the vellum. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Chris Archuleta said...

Loving the cut out and layers. How beautiful. TY

vickigi said...

I look forward to the new digitalis. Sounds interesting.

vickigi said...

I look forward to the new digitalis. Sounds interesting.