July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway
It's time for another countdown peek! The July My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, July 13 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Jess for some fabulous inspiration using this month's kit!
Hello! Don't you just love this kit?! I love all the underwater images and today I'm sharing how to create a card with lots of color variety using only three colors of ink!
There are tons of great aquas, blues, and teal inks in the Hero Arts ink family but I decided to narrow down to using just three inks: Aegean, Aquatic, and one of my favorites, Navy! And I used them in a few different ways so that it looks like I'm using way more than just three inks on my card! ;)
To start I stamped the new Color Layering image from the kit using my three chosen inks. For the solid bottom layer I inked it with Aegean and Aquatic ink and stamped it with my MISTI. Next I cleaned off the stamp and then swiped my Navy ink pad along the bottom of the stamp and stamped it again. This just added a little depth to the bottom of the stamp. I stamped the middle layer with Navy ink and then heat-embossed the top layer with Brass Embossing Powder.
I die-cut it with the coordinating die included in the kit and then used a VERY light hand to blend a little Navy ink along the white edges of the die-cut to help it blend better. Next I die-cut the stand alone ruins with Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock. I layered them together so that the ruins peeked out from behind the stamped landscape. Then I blended the same three inks: Aegean, Aquatic, and Navy onto a panel of bristol smooth white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment and the cute dolphins with Navy ink and then adhered the rest of my scene to the blended panel to finish the underwater paradise!
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