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Awesome Add-Ons: December Edition

Dec 06, 2017 Hero Arts

It’s time for this month’s Awesome Add-ons feature! Before we check out the project inspiration, here’s a look at the add-on products introduced along with the December kit – 17 in all! From stamps and dies to skin safe henna ink pads, there's a little something for everyone. At the time of this writing, the main kit is also still available...but we can't promise how long it will last!

Shop for the December MMH add-ons here

Today Creative Team member Ilina Crouse is going to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons. Take it away, Ilina...

Ilina: I love this month's add-ons! I have to say that the Bold Prints are my favorite, though I do LOVE the clear stamp sets and the Henna Flower Pattern wood mount stamp,too! And I don't want to leave out the Henna Ink Pads that are skin safe. My girls (4 and 5) and I had so much fun with those! 

Today I have a couple cards for you, and a swatch of the Henna Ink Pads at the bottom of this post, so you can see the colors for your reference.

For my first card I used the Make a Wish stamp set, Magical Nights Messages set and Filigree Pattern Bold Prints. I started by stamping the genie and the "bottle" onto white card stock and colored her with Chameleon pens and color tops. Next I cut them out and set aside. On a strip of black layering paper (Midnight mixed layering papers) I stamped the Make A Wish sentiment from Magical Night Messages using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

I stamped the Filigree Pattern on a 3 3/4" x 5" panel of Snow layering paper using Versamark ink and again embossed with white embossing powder. Then using Soft Pool Ink I applied some ink onto the background (where I wanted the genie to be), I sprinkled some gold FineTec Mica watercolor, assembled my card ( used black notecard) and added some Champagne sequins to finish it off. 

For my next card I used the Mandala Bold Prints. I started by stamping onto vellum card stock using Versamark ink, then I embossed it with gold embossing powder. Trimmed it to 4" wide and cut along the curved line. I adhered to to 4"x 5 1/2" piece of Pool mixed layering papers (the darkest hue)

I stamped the sentiment from the Magical Nights Messages onto Snow Layering paper with Versamark and embossed with gold. Next using Soft Pool Ink pad I stamped one of the images from the Ornate Henna Patterns set. Die cut it using the Circle Infinity Dies. Next I applied ink directly from the Versamark ink pad to the circle (by brushing the edges directly on the ink pad) and embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut the next larger circle from gold shimmery card stock.

I assembled all the elements, adhered the whole panel to a Snow notecard and added Champagne sequins to finish it off. 

Now, let's take a look at the colors of the new Henna Ink pads. I used one of the images from the Ornate Henna Patterns set to stamp them (in person they do look darker) We have the Onyx, Lapis, Scarab and Amber. As I said at the beginning, my girls and I had lots of fun stamping our hands and then faces with these. 

We hope you enjoyed today’s projects and thank you for stopping by for a peek!


4 Responses



December 15, 2017

These are great products !



December 06, 2017

Both cards are stunning, Ilina! Oh, I so wish that I could color like you – so beautiful!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

December 06, 2017

Pretty cards! I love the background on the genie is on and that gold mandala is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

December 06, 2017

Pretty creations :)

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