Awesome Add-ons: June 2021 Edition
Break out the confetti...today we're celebrating some amazing new add-ons! Have you had a chance to check out the new birthday-themed stamps, dies and stencils released along with the June MMH Kit on Monday? Take a look at all of this fun and festive goodness! The best part is that you'll be able to use these again and again throughout the year to celebrate your loved ones and send joyful birthday wishes.
Today we're delighted to have Debi Adams here to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons.
Hi friends! I’m Debi Adams and I am happy to have you join me today on the Hero Arts blog. It’s always exciting when the new My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons launch and like all of the previous months, June did not disappoint! Birthday-themed designs are always in. I have two fun cards to share with you showcasing some fun tips and techniques.
This first card looks more complicated than it really is.
To create the background, I ink-blended several of the Reactive inks together and then stamped and embossed the Candles Bold Prints onto the background using embossing ink and gold embossing powder. I colored in the background with my black Copic marker. Make a mistake and color the embossed area? No worries. Use a clear Copic marker to remove any stray marks.
I placed a strip of Pitch Black cardstock across the top of the card and then die-cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from Dove White cardstock and another from gold glittered cardstock. I applied various colors of the Reactive inks onto the white cardstock sentiment and then attached them slightly off-centered, to the top of the glittered cardstock pieces. These were then adhere to the card front and I was done!
My second card is a little bit more work but so worth it. The background was embellished using Splash Reactive ink and a blending brush. I die-cut the smaller Nesting Cloudy Infinity Dies from Dove White cardstock and adhered them to the background. The animals were stamped, colored and die-cut using the new Party Animals stamps and coordinating dies using Dove White cardstock. I guesstimated where the elephant would go then stamped the music notes onto the background using Intense Black Ink. Ok, can you tell what I used for the striped mat? If you guessed the Sun Background stencil using Taffy Reactive ink and a blending brush, you would be correct. I cut the mat out to fit a slimline card and then applied the stencil technique to the border, moving the stencil down carefully so that two-thirds of the mat had the Sun Background on it. This was attached to the card base with foam dots. The hand-cut grass was attached to the mat (it is raised) and the animals were then adhered in place. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a Pitch Black cardstock strip. If you like, you can add some little “grass marks” with a fine-tip, permanent pen onto the hill portion of the grass. Fun card, big on celebration! And actually, they both are!
Well I hope this post left you with some inspiration and put you in a happy place. Thanks for hanging out. And if you happen to have a June birthday, Happy Birthday!
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 10 to take advantage of this offer.
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