Happy Wednesday and welcome to our April Awesome Add-ons feature! Have you had a chance to check out the new stamps, dies, and stencils included in the April add-on collection? So many of these will pair creatively with the geometric stencils in the main kit and of course can stand on their own, too! Take a look...
Today we're delighted to have Debi Adams here to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons.
There’s something about geometrics that have always fascinated me, particularly in art. I think it’s the clean, definitive lines that are so attractive. When this month’s My Monthly Hero Kit collection for April was sent to me, I was excited to play. As always, there are a gazillion ways to create cards but here are two that I came up with using some bright, springtime colors.
The first card involves die-cutting the Geometric Sun Cover Plate Die from Dove White cardstock and then coloring it with Key Lime Fizz, Pool Party, Lemon Drop, Fruit Punch and Creamsicle Reactive Inks. I misted the back of the piece with spray adhesive and attached it to another piece of coordinating Dove White cardstock.
**Something fun to try: To make the card look like it was letterpressed, place a piece of foam rubber onto your die-cutting platform, mist your embellished card front lightly with water, then put the embellished card front on to the rubber, image side up. Place the Geometric Sun Cover Plate Die back over the entire image, cut side down, making sure all designs line up. Put the embossing plate over the top of the image and run through the machine. Wah-la! :)
Continuing on, I stamped the center portion (that piece that pops out from the design) with the “miss you” sentiment using Lemon Drop and Fruit Punch Reactive Inks. I wrapped the “arms” of this geometric sun piece with variegated embroidery floss, adhered the string in place and attached it to the card using foam dots. How easy was that? I think it looks both clean and colorful.
The next card was designed to use the tulips from the Line Art Flowers set as a background. I stamped and colored about nine tulips onto Dove White cardstock using Intense Black ink, colored them with Copic markers and die-cut them out. To add a bit more color, I die-cut the tulip only (no stamped image) in several coordinating colors of cardstock and paired them with the coordinating, Copic-colored images. I attached them to each other using foam dots for dimension and then adhered them to the card base using adhesive. The Handwritten Mother's Day sentiment was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder. I went back over the words with coordinating Copic markers and then attached it to the card base with foam dots. Another easy card, perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthday or Thinking of You. Really, it makes an all-occasion card.
I hope you’re enjoying the month’s collection as much as I am! What is your favorite set? Would love to see what you are creating.
A reminder for all My Monthly Hero subscribers: You have the opportunity to add extra items, including but not limited to add-ons, to your kit shipments with no additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your Hero Arts store account and place your order by 11:59am PT on Thursday, April 8 to take advantage of this offer.
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