Awesome Add-ons: February 2023 Ideas + Video
Hello and welcome to our February Awesome Add-ons feature! Have you had a chance to check out all of the beautiful new add-ons from this month's release? If not, you can take a look below and shop for them here. These delightful stamps, dies and stencils complement this month's kit while also working wonderfully on their own. They will be perfect for your springtime creations!
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 add-ons are a collection of beautiful products for creating lovely butterfly and floral themed cards. Today, I’m sharing two cards that I made with the new Bolds Prints and background stamps.
My first card features the gorgeous Fluttering Butterflies Bold Prints background. I started by inking this stamp with the four Sunshine Palette ink cubes and then stamping it several times onto a panel of Dove White cardstock that I cut with a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die. I secured the stamped panel to a white mat and then onto a Granite card base.
Next, using the same inks and a blending brush, I inked a piece of white cardstock that I cut into a circle mat with a Nesting Circle Infinity Die. Then, I stamped and die cut a butterfly with the Beautiful Butterflies Bundle and Intens-ified Black ink. Before securing it to the circle mat with foam tape, I used a Water Flow Brush to paint the image with the Sunshine Palette inks mixed with water. I also added a sentiment from the Monarch & Milkweed set, stamped and embossed onto a strip of Pitch Black cardstock with Clear Embossing ink and White Embossing Powder. I finished the card with a few Pink Enamel Dots that I scattered across the card.
My second card features the striking Abstract Butterfly Wing Background. After inking the stamp with Fruit Punch, Creamsicle and Lemon Drop inks, I stamped it onto a panel of white cardstock. Then, I stamped directly over the image with Clear Embossing ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. Next, I applied black ink over the entire image with a blending brush, wiping away any excess black ink with a paper towel. I secured the completed panel to a Granite card base with Precision Glue.
To finish the card, I added a sentiment tag that I cut with a Tag Infinity Die. Stamped with a small message from the Morning Glory Messages set, I secured the tag to the card over angled strips of Canary and Granite cardstock. I also added a die cut butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies Bundle that I colored with colored pencils. For the last details, I tied black cording at the top of the tag and added three Neutral Enamel Dots for some extra shine.
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 11:59am PT on Thursday, February 9 to take advantage of this offer.
We appreciate you stopping by today. Happy stamping!
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