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!
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