Friday, August 1, 2014

BIG NEWS, A New Challenge & Discount Code

Hello everyone!  I have some exciting news to share!  I was asked to be the Design Team Coordinator over at a2z Scrapbooking and I am so excited!!!  a2z Scrapbooking is an online store that specializes in selling Hero Arts Stamps.  It's been a crazy month getting everything together but we did it and I am so excited to announce that today is our very first challenge over there!

 This month we are using the theme of Encouragement!  Here is the card that I made:

I used a technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog recently. You can see her video HERE

I started with Distress ink in Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. Once the background was done I put a stencil over it and dabbed the open areas with water and perfect pearls.  I then heat set it. The finished result is so beautiful in real life. It's such a simple technique. You really should try it! :)

 The flowers were in my stash from another card. They are stamped with a Hero Arts/Basic Grey set on watercolor paper in Versamark, heat embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing powder and then colored with Distress ink. I then spritzed them heavily with Perfect Pearls and let them dry on their own. The results are amazing. I am seriously addicted to Perfect Pearls! :)

I pop dotted the flowers onto the front of the card and added some papers from my stash. I'm sorry I'm not sure who makes the paper. It came in a Simon Says Stamp card kit. I can look it up if anyone wants to know ;)

Now for some GREAT NEWS!!!! a2z is offering a wonderful treat for my readers. Just head over to the a2z Scrapbooking and when you have finished shopping use the code: MICHELLE15 and you will automatically receive 15% off of your order!!!  How cool is that?

Please stop by the a2z Blog and leave the girls some love. They did a FABULOUS job on this challenge. We would LOVE to have you join us.  The winner will win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

We will also be showcasing many other projects throughout the month. Every single day you will be able to get inspiration from cards, to scrapbook layouts, to mixed media and everything in between.

Hope to see you there.

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Donna Idlet said...

Michelle, nice card! Happy to be on the A2Z design team with you.

Donna Idlet said...

Michelle, nice card! I'm happy to be on the A2Z design team with you!

Leslie Germain said...

Beautiful and congrats to you!!

Barb Ghig said...

I love that you used Perfect Pearls with your distress really makes all the difference in terms of texture and shimmer! I love the color combo, too! Awesome card, Michelle!