Welcome to the My Monthly Hero May 2018 Release & Blog Hop!
- 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
- 13 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
- 2 Leaf Dies
- 1 Window Fancy Die with Frame
- 1 Roll Leaf Patterned Washi Tape (assorted designs)
- 5 Ivory Skeleton Leaves
- 4 5"x7" Sheets 100% Recycled Handmade Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper (140 lb)
- 1 5.25"x6.5" Tree Swirl Stencil
This amazing kit is valued at $74.00 and you can pick it up for only $34.99 HERE!
The main kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday May 11th.
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Today I created a trio of cards featuring background stamping with water using the Family Tree Words background stamp over Distress Oxide inked backgrounds. The Distress Oxide Ink reacts with the water giving a subtle tone-on-tone text background that perfectly compliments the adorable silhouetted images from the Main Kit and the stamped and colored girl and swing from the Swing By Soon Add On.
All three cards feature the same green/blue/brown color palette, the Family Tree Words background stamp, and stamped images and dies from the May Main Kit.
My first two cards today showcase the Main Kit with the Family Tree Words background stamp used for the background. Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink was used to ink a panel of smooth white cardstock and then the Family Tree Words background stamp was spritzed with water from a Mini Mister and "stamped" onto the background. The Distress Oxide Ink reacts with the ink leaving behind this beautiful, subtle tone-on-tone text background.
From another panel of smooth white cardstock, one of the fancy window dies from the Main Kit was die cut from the center and inked with Lucky Clover and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks. I used a combination of the traditional ink blending tool and sponge daubers to ink the more intricate parts of the design. I was going for a more abstract look than perfection with these frames. ;)
Greetings from the Main Kit stamp set were stamped over the dry tone-on-tone background using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The frame was adhered over the background with foam adhesive.
The silhouette images from the Main Kit were stamped on smooth white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered to the design with foam adhesive.
The cards were finished with a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Woodland Green and Gloss White.
My last card's background was created the same as the first two cards. This time I built a tree using the tree trunk and branches images from the Main Kit stamp set by stamping them directly on the background with Versafine Onxy Black Ink. Grass from the Main Kit stamp set was stamped along the bottom edge.
A greeting from the Swing By Soon Stamp Set was stamped on the background with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The girl, swing, and bear from Swing By Soon were stamped on smooth white cardstock with a black ink for Copic coloring, colored in with Copic Markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies.
A frame was die cut from another piece of smooth white cardstock using one of the fancy window dies from the Main Kit and adhered over the background. The colored images were adhered to the scene as shown and the design was finished with a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Woodland Green and Gloss White.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these three My Monthly Hero cards from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
S U P P L I E S
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S H O P P I N G
Shop the May My Monthly Hero kit and add ons by clicking the links below. Add on products are also available at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. Affiliate links used.
G I V E A W A Y
Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, May 13th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
K E E P H O P P I N G