Monday, August 25, 2014

Hero Arts & A2Z Scrapbooking Digital Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm super excited and honored to be participating in a special blog hop today:


A2Z Scrapbooking will be the new Hero Arts digital retailer, and to celebrate the collaboration, we're having a blog hop. If you're just joining the hop, you can start at the Hero Arts blog.

I made a couple of cards using a few digital techniques. Here's the first one:


Hello Sunshine

I used the Sunshine Flowers cutting files and digital stamps. Instead of cutting the jumbo flower, I clipped a Just Jaimee digital patterned paper to it in Photoshop. If you wanted a one-layer card for mailing, the clipping technique is the way to go. The sentiment was die-cut on my Cameo out of white cardstock. I used two spray mists to watercolor a gradient on the die-cut.  

I added some splatter over the flower to give the flower some shimmer. 

Hello Sunshine

And yes, the sentiment is different in this card. I made a set of four cards and die-cut two of the sentiments and using the digital clipping technique for the other two. I'm fickle. ;) 

My second card is a little more masculine:

Written in the Stars

For this card, I used the Firmament set and a few different digital techniques. I started with a digital patterned paper and stamped the falling stars with the digital brush. Next, I stamped some of the sketchy stars, rotating the brushes and resizing them. 

After adding the sentiment from the same set, I printed two copies. I trimmed the stars out of one of the copies and added them on top for some more depth:

Written in the Stars


I also printed one of the stars on vellum and added it to the bottom corner. I love the added translucency of printing on vellum.  

Written in the Stars

As part of the hop, there's also a giveaway! A2Z Scrapbooking is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter. The winner will be selected from all comments on the blogs, so the more comments you leave, the better your chances. The giveaway ends on Sunday, August 31st at 11:59 ET.

Here's a list of the participants:

Thanks for stopping by! Next up on the hop is the fabulous Zoey Scarpelli!


Supplies
Hello Sunshine
Stamps: (flower from Sunshine Flowers) Hero Arts digital
Cardstock: (white) PTI; (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax
Patterned paper: (digital Ice Cream Painted Paper from Just Jaimee) The Lilypad; (yellow from Jen Hadfield) Pebbles; (stripe) PTI
Die-cut: (sentiment from Sunshine Flowers) Hero Arts digital
Inks: (Pink Ginger, hot pink) Maya Mists

Written in the Stars
Stamps: (sketchy stars, falling stars, sentiment from The Firmament) Hero Arts digital
Cardstock: (white, linen vellum) PTI; (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax
Patterned paper: (digital Stargazer paper by Dawn by Design) Pixels & Co.; (orange stripe from Jubilee) My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: (puffy stars from Daily Flash) October Afternoon; (sequins) Avery Elle
Dies: (stars from Large Holiday Shapes) Simon Says Stamp

40 comments:

  1. Oh, WOW! These are amazing!!! Love!

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  2. I ADORE the BIG BOLD bloom on your first card!

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  3. The coloring on the flower is amazing and I love the dimension on your star card - the background paper is perfect!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the details on how you created them!

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  5. I love these! That first one is so cool, I love all the color/texture of the flower, bold, but soft too and love the stars and stitching on the second one!

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  6. I am in love with the stunning "Watercolor look" floral cards that you crated in Photoshop! I have never been able to figure out that program, but I am not about to give up, especially after seeing some of the very unique ways you gals used it today with the digi images. I have always created my Hybrid cards using Microsoft Word, but it doesn't have so many of the features that Photoshop does, so I am now looking to find a great online class that teaches PhotoShop to beginners...if you happen to know of any -- please let me know! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration..I love using both digital with cut files and traditional cardmaking and I'm so excited that a2z is now selling Hero's Digital Line! :)

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  7. Fun fun! I am so trying watercolor lately -lovely job! Both creations are beautiful!

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  8. The flower creation has a wonderful artsy look to it.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. It's always such a treat to see your card designs, love that first one, so bold and striking!!!!

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  10. These cards are just stunning! I love how you created that flower and the constellation card is really cool :)

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  11. Oh, these are just fabulous Jocelyn! I love them both!

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  12. Both of your cards are wonderful your first card is just beautiful I love the colors and the fact that you added die cuts as well. Your second card could indeed be perfect for a male card and again you added some dimension to this card which does keep these digital cards from looking so flat!

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  13. wonderful cards, with a pretty colors and amazing designs!

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  14. wow these are mind blowing awesome.. those stars are amazing and i love that big flower.. totally gorgeous..

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  15. That flower is great with all the textures. But I think my favorite is the card with the stars. I like the brush strokes on them.

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  16. Both cards are just amazing! Love the patterned flower and your falling stars.

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  17. Wow, you always amaze me with your cards but your digital work is really something special, Jocelyn! That flower just packs a punch and I love all the fine detailing on your star card!

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  18. Jocelyn, how I love these!! I'm having so much fun learning new hybrid digital techniques on this hop! I'm so happy Hero Arts will be adding more digitals because I love their stamps, but I can't afford to buy all of them at one time.

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  19. Gorgeous projects. Makes we want to explore digital crafting...

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  20. Love your color combinations!

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  21. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Beautiful cards. I just love you're flower and the colors. Beautiful star card!

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  23. Love the way you have clipped the digi paper to the image - so clever! Will have to remember that idea in future.

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  24. Wow, I so love your flower card, what a wonderful little masterpiece.

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  25. Your digital prowess is beyond compare, Jocelyn! Both of these cards are fabulous... I love the colours and bold focal flower of the first, and the perfect *random* ;) placement of the stars on the second. Wow!

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  26. Beautiful cards...love the watercolour look on the first and the masculine card is awesome.

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  27. I love the color on the flower --it is a wonderful look. The masculine card is awesome.

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  28. Really like the flowers! and the subtle coloring

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  29. Wow These cards are so beautiful !!! Love them all! You are such an inspiration!!! Hugs....x

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  30. You amaze me! These are incredible.

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  31. Wow! I love both of these cards. The watercolor ne is stunning! Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop!

    Elizabeth Campau
    a2z Scrapbooking DT

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  32. Such gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful texture you created on the flower.

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  33. Love your cards. That flower looks amazing.

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  34. Both of your cards are great looking! I love the flower and greeting you created. The star card has a very nice layout and elements.

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  35. I totally love your cards!! They are both gorgeous! I love the combination of both regular die-cutting with digital techniques, as well as incorporating some watercoloring and spray mist!

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  36. Wow--wonderful cards! Love the layering you did on the stars in the second one, and the gradient and sparkle in the greeting & flower in the first. Tfs!

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