Awesome Add-ons: June 2023 Ideas + Video
Hello and welcome to the June Awesome Add-ons feature! Have you seen our new June release products? You might say they are making waves! Filled with stamps, dies and stencils, the collection will add a splash of fun to your creative projects. If you haven't had a chance to check out the new add-ons introduced on Monday along with the June My Monthly Hero Kits, we've got you covered today. Soak it all in...
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.
Today I’m excited to be sharing two encouragement cards, full of summer vibes, that I created with a few of this month’s beachy add-on products. I’ll "dive right in" with the details.
For my first card, I started by creating a watercolor background on a panel of Luxe White Watercolor Paper with Blue Raspberry, Splash, and Blue Hawaii inks. Starting at the top, I simply smooshed the watercolor paper into wet ink on a craft mat. I repeated this several times to get the desired effect, drying my paper with a heat gun between applications. Once the completed panel was dry, I secured it to a panel of Adriatic cardstock with foam tape.
To create the messages, I applied the same inks onto three pieces of Dove White cardstock with a blending brush. After the ink dried, I stamped messages from the new Sea Quotes Bundle with Clear Embossing Ink and then embossed each message with White Embossing Powder. I cut each sentiment with its coordinating die and then secured them to the card with foam tape. To enhance the underwater theme, I embossed and die cut a cute pair of fish from the Hello Fishes Bundle onto Peacock cardstock, trimmed the tails, and then glued the fish to the panel with Precision Glue. I also scattered a few Aqua Enamel Dots across the card.
For my second card, I positioned the Listen to the Sea Stencil over a panel of Mist cardstock and then inked over it with Splash, Blue Hawaii, and Nautical inks. Using a Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die to cut a small rectangle from the lower right side of the card, I created a recessed window by securing the original stenciled panel to a card with foam tape, and then gluing the small, die-cut rectangle directly to the card.
To embellish the card, I stamped one fish and some small bubbles from the Hello Fishes Bundle with Intens-ified Black ink onto white cardstock. Then, I colored and die cut each image. I also embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Sentiment Strips set onto Pitch Black cardstock and trimmed it easily with the Sentiment Strips Fancy Die. I glued both the fish and the sentiment over the recessed panel. For a final detail, I added three Sunset Enamel Dots to the finished card.
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, June 8 to take advantage of this offer.
We appreciate you stopping by today. Happy stamping!
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