Hello readers! Today I'm excited to share with you the first set of cards I made using the June My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. I mentioned recently that I had re-signed up for the Hero Arts monthly kit subscription and I assured myself that I would use them soon after they arrived, rather than having them pile up in my craft room unused for months. . . Last weekend, I finally sat down and created a wide array of cards all made from this kit that I'll be sharing over the next few days.
This is what was included in the June My Monthly Hero Kit:
For this first A2 sized card, I used Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock as my base. The first later is a piece of Basic Black cardstock that I ran through my Big Shot using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" sheet of white cardstock to layer over the black mat. I stamped the sentiment in the Intense-ified black ink cube (included in the kit). I stamped five flamingos on scrap white cardstock in the Intense-ified black ink and colored them using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers. I added a few highlights to the colored flamingos with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen. Using the coordinating dies, I die cut the flamingos and added them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flamingos for shiny sparkle!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock (all product links are provided in the directions for the first card). I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card using the Intense-ified black ink. I die cut the squares frame (sorry, I can't remember the company who produces this die) from Basic Black cardstock. I created a rainbow color background using alcohol inks on Yupo Paper. Please look at any one of the amazing Jennifer McGuire YouTube videos to learn more about creating alcohol ink backgrounds. I stamped all of the images in Intense-ified black ink and colored them using Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I added the colored images to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the images for shiny sparkle!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I created with this month's kit. Be sure to come back tomorrow and I'll be sharing a very simple way to create more using this same kit!
Hello friends and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent nearly the whole day in my craft room on Saturday and I completed seventeen cards! I haven't done that in a really long time and it felt so rewarding. I completed eight more cards on Sunday and while I wanted to make more, my back was just not having it. I've been having to see a chiropractor and massage therapist regularly and I just can't seem to get things loosened up lately. Anyway. . . I'm so thankful that I was feeling very creative over the weekend and that I finally had the time to play with lots of brand new products, so you'll be seeing many new cards in the coming weeks.
Today we begin with these two pineapple cards using the Simply Stamped - Pineapple from Taylored Expressions. It is a multi-layering stamp set, so it gives a lot of depth to both the pineapple and the crown. Pineapples are among one of my favorite fruits, especially if you get a really sweet and juicy one!
Here is the Simply Stamped - Pineapple from Taylored Expressions that I used to create today's cards:
The base of this first A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Nesting Dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the first layer from Pineapple Punch cardstock. I then cut a sheet of white cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles dies. On this sheet of paper, I stamped the sentiment in the center of the card using Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I stamped the pineapples - one in Pineapple Punch ink and the other in Crumb Cake ink and the pineapple crowns were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green ink. I cut the pineapples using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card with 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly I added a few clear rhinestones for added sparkle.
The base of this second A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I used a sheet of Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham paper to line the background. I can't recall the brand of the die that I used to cut the frame out of Pineapple Punch cardstock. Sorry, but I think it might be My Favorite Things. I stamped the two pineapples as I did in the card above (using the same ink colors) and lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Memento Black ink in the lower right corner.
I hope you have enjoyed today's sweet cards! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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