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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

Jun 04, 2017 Aaron Leventhal

We are back with another look at the June My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, June 5 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! Now let’s join Clare, who is sharing another look at the main kit, available tomorrow!

When you’ve got a safari themed stamp set, a sunset scene is just inevitable – you gotta do it! Especially when you’ve got such pretty scene making dies that come with the set.

For my cards today, I tried two different sunset variations.

For both cards, I die cut the cloud circle die out of scratch paper and used it as a mask to blend my scene. This first card uses Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Rose Madder, and Deep Ocean. After blending the scene, I heat set the ink real quick before stamping my sentiment. I find that this helps the sentiment from kinda blurring in with the rest of the ink.

The elephant and monkey were stamped in Navy  – the elephant was die cut, and the monkey handcut.

For the second card, I blended the background Grape Juice, Soft Lilac, and Rose Madder.

The tree, from the Thorn Tree and Grasses Fancy die, was die cut, and layered on a second die cut to give it some more dimension.

I trimmed both cards a little short, as I accidentally blended a little bit of ink off on the side of this purple one. ;) I then cut a little bit of the bottom, to let the color of the card base (Sunshine and Floral Layering papers) peek through.

Sunsets come in so many different colors, so play around and you can come up with really fun combinations!

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, June 5, before the kit launches at 1 pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks for stopping in today and God bless!


5 Responses

Hero Arts

Hero Arts

February 20, 2018

Hi Sandra – The die is currently available here in our shop: https://heroarts.com/products/di451-safari-sunset-fancy-die-c

Sandra Ross

Sandra Ross

February 19, 2018

Will you be getting the cloud circle die back in stock?



January 20, 2018

Your cards are stunning. Am so excited about this set. Have been waiting for it to come out!

Janine G

Janine G

June 04, 2017

Beautiful variations with color!

JoAnn Girimonte

JoAnn Girimonte

June 04, 2017

Beautiful cards. Love all the color combinations. Love all the animals. Can’t wait for the kit reveal!!!!!!!

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