Awesome Add-ons: November 2023 Ideas + Video
Happy Wednesday! It's time to shine the spotlight on the new add-ons introduced this month! Have you had a chance to see all of the stamps, dies, stencils, and Hero Transfers we've released along with the November Classic and Premium Kits? Take a look below and begin imagining the creative cards, envelopes, tags, decor, and gifts you'll create during the holidays and winter! Look closely and you'll see that many of the add-ons will even be able to be used year round...
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.
This month’s collection of add-on products is full of beautiful designs that can be used to create holiday cards and to embellish holiday envelopes or packages. Today, I’m sharing a pair of cards, with similar color palettes, using a few of my favorite items from this release.
For my first card, using several blending brushes, I began by inking over the new Mixed Frame Stencil onto a piece of Dove White cardstock with Blue Raspberry, Blue Hawaii, and Grape Slush Reactive inks. After removing the stencil, I lightly applied more ink over the white portions of the panel. Before securing the panel to the card, I splattered the inked panel with water for a snowfall effect.
For the card’s focal point, I stamped, die-cut, and colored an adorable bear image from the delightful Winter Mail Critters Bundle. Using foam tape, I secured it to a Paradise circle that I cut with a Nesting Circle Infinity Die and then stamped with snowflakes using Paradise ink. After securing the circle to the card front, I added two sentiment strips that I stamped with a message from the Winter Town Cheer set and Intens-ified Black ink. To finish the card, I die-cut three, gold stars, using the smallest 5-Point Stars Infinity Die, from the Glitter Paper Holiday Sparkle pack and then glued them to the card with Precision Glue.
For my second card, I started by inking a masked rectangle onto white cardstock with Blue Raspberry, Blue Hawaii and Grape Slush inks. Then, I secured the inked panel to an Iris card base. Using the charming Winter Town Cheer Bundle, I stamped and die-cut four colorful houses with Orchid, Bermuda, Amethyst, and Summer Sky. After securing the houses across the card with foam tape, I added a pair of sentiments and some gold embellishments.
First, I stamped and embossed a sentiment onto an Iris strip with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and White Embossing Powder. I glued the sentiment below the houses along the edge of the inked background. I also stamped a sentiment, with Amethyst ink, above the houses. To finish the card, I die-cut a gold moon and a trio of small, gold hearts, with the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies, and then glued them to the card above the chimneys.
For a full walkthrough of this month's add-ons, check out the video below. It's also available to view on YouTube.
Did you know you can get the entire collection of add-ons in one bundle at a discounted price? Check it out here.
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, November 9 to take advantage of this offer.
We appreciate you stopping by today. Happy stamping!
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