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Awesome Add-Ons: February Edition

by Hero Arts February 07, 2018 12 Comments

Hi stampers, it’s time for this month’s Awesome Add-ons feature! Before we fly into the project inspiration, here’s a bird's eye view of the add-on products that were introduced along with the February kit on Monday -- 3 clear stamp sets, 2 coordinating Frame Cut sets, 2 Stamp & Cut sets, 2 Bold Prints background stamps, 2 Fancy Dies, 1 Paper Layering Die, and 1 woodblock stamp. A flock of terrific options for projects of all kinds!

Shop for the February MMH add-ons here

Today Creative Team members Clare and Amy are going to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons. 

Clare: I started by stamping a pattern using the nest from A Little Birdie Told Me in Wet Cement on the awesome new Classic Vellum Layering Paper. (Available in our shop 2/15!) After heat setting the nests so that the ink wouldn't smudge, I stamped two of the birds in Red Ombre over the pattern. I heat set this as well, and then folded the vellum panel over my card base. 

The vellum is so cool and thick - I discovered on a later project that my Scotch tape adhesive wasn't visible behind the vellum, so you might actually be able to directly adhere your vellum down, depending on your adhesive.

I then heat embossed the sentiment in White on Black cardstock, and then die cut it using two Tag Frames Infinity Dies. I adhered the outer cut directly on the card base, and then popped the second one up with some foam adhesive. I topped it off with two pearls.

Lastly, I stamped the flying bird in Red Ombre on some Blush Layering paper, trimmed it out and adhered it to the base.

Would you believe Amy stamped hundreds of birds on this next card? It's true! :)

Amy: I'm just amazed at some of the details that this month's stamps have. Check out the Starling On Branch:

I stamped it on a white Heart Tag in Chalkboard Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. The Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints was stamped on a Snow panel with Wet Cement Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.

The sentiment is from the Come Fly With Me set. For a pop of color, I added some quick watercolor smooshing and coordinating enamel dots from my stash.

We hope you enjoyed today’s projects featuring just a few of the February add-ons. A reminder for all My Monthly Hero subscribers: You have the opportunity to add extra items, including add-ons, to your kit shipments with no additional shipping charges. Simply log in to your account and place your order by tomorrow (Thursday, February 8 at 11:59am PT) to take advantage of this offer.

Thanks so much for visiting. Happy stamping!

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12 Responses

Cristina
Cristina

February 08, 2018

beautiful release…
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  Billie A
Billie A

February 07, 2018

Wonderful add ons and beautiful cards. Love the nature theme.

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

February 07, 2018

Your cards a really pretty. I like the swirl of bird background!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

February 07, 2018

The black bird is wonderful. I really like the background you gave him, too..

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

February 07, 2018

Beautiful card Amy, I love that red one!!

Josmary Flores
Josmary Flores

February 07, 2018

This months release was awesome. Loved the add ons

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

February 07, 2018

Amy, I love the simplicity of your card, the colour scheme and the sentiment you chose. All perfect.

amy
amy

February 07, 2018

Clare, your card is wonderful!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

February 07, 2018

These Add-Ons are great, thanks Clare and Amy for making these gorgouse inspirational idea’s for us.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

February 07, 2018

You are now kidding when you say awesome add one… Clare and Amy you have brought hese birds to life and OH MY GOODNESS, those NESTS !!! How sweet are they? L♡VE THEM!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

February 07, 2018

Beautiful cards with a lovely release :)

Julie Tucker
Julie Tucker

February 07, 2018

These are beautiful! LOVING the birds!!!!!!!!!