Awesome Add-ons: July 2023 Ideas + Video
Hello and happy Friday, friends! It’s time for our July Awesome Add-ons feature. Before we get into the project inspiration, here’s a look at all of the new stamps, dies, stencils and rub-ons that we've released along with the two July My Monthly Hero Kits. Summertime fun ahead! Who's ready?
Today we're delighted to have Creative Team member Jayne Nelson here to share some fabulous "beyond the kit" ideas for a few of the add-ons.
Whether you love cats or dogs, the new Playful Pets Bundle—filled with charming dog stamps, sentiments and coordinating dies—is simply too adorable to resist. Your dog-loving family and friends will adore cards created with this delightful set. Today, I’m sharing two cards featuring these cute pups.
For my first card, I stamped the new Meadow Floor Bold Prints background onto a trimmed panel of Kiwi cardstock with Field Greens ink and then secured the panel to a Kiwi card base with foam tape. Next, I created a simple frame from Meadow cardstock using a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die and a Square Infinity Die; however, an easier way to create a Polaroid-style frame would be to use one of the Journaling Photo Frame Infinity Dies. I secured the frame to the card with foam tape and then added a sentiment strip, stamped with Intens-ified Black ink on Dove White cardstock, along the frame's lower edge.
To create a fun focal point, I stamped and die cut one dog and several dog toys and bones with the Playful Pets Bundle. Before securing each image to the card with Precision Glue and foam tape, I colored them with colored pencils. To make the dog appear that he’s holding a bone, I cut a small slit into one edge of a bone and then slid the bone up under the dog’s chin into the slit. For a final element, I added a trio of Sunset Enamel Dots onto the card.
My second card couldn’t be simpler—a pair of sweet pups leaping against a bright, inked sky. I started my card by masking off the lower portion of a trimmed, white panel and then, using a Blending Brush, inked the upper part of the panel with Splash ink. I also stamped a punny sentiment from the Playful Pets Bundle and some grass from the new Picnic Basket set onto the panel with black ink. I secured the inked panel to a Cup O’ Joe card base with foam tape.
Next, I stamped, colored, and die cut two dogs, a tennis ball, and a flying disc. I positioned the dogs and the disc to appear as if the dogs are playing catch and then secured them to the card with foam tape. Last, I finished the card with several Blue Enamel Dots.
For a full walkthrough of this month's add-ons, check out the video below. It's also available to view on YouTube.
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 Sunday, July 9 to take advantage of this offer.
We appreciate you stopping by today. Happy stamping!
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