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January, 08, 2017
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MMH Countdown to Creativity

We are back with another look at the January My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, January 9th at 1pm eastern/10am pacific. We’ll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Clare is here today, sharing a double look at the main stamp set, available on Monday!

One of the things I love about this month’s kit is how versatile it is – the flowers can be used a solid or outline layers, or double up on top of each other! For today’s pair of cards, I layered up my flowers, but I did it using the same ink color for both layers.

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For this first card, I used Stone Wash, Orchid, Passion Flower, and Soft Olive on some light purple paper.

With the shadow inks, I find it works well to let the first, solid layer sit for awhile, to prevent the second, outlines layer from blending in with it. However, I found the hybrid inks dry quick enough to allow for immediately stamping the second layer and not losing its definition.

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I wanted to keep these cards easy to mail, so I topped both of them off with a white heat embossed sentiment, die cut out of black cardstock using a Circle Infinity die.

pink-valentine-by-clareprezzia-for-heroartsFor my second card, I was totally inspired by THIS pin, and I used Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Mint Julep, Forever Green, Pine, Soft Vanilla and Soft Apricot to create my florals on some pink paper.

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I heat embossed my second sentiment using gold embossing powder.

Using the same ink when layering images will give you different results depending on your ink and paper, but it’s a great way to stretch your ink stash, and it also makes picking the colors a little easier. ;)

Thanks so much for joining me today and God bless!

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, January 9, before the kit launches at 1 pm eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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