We are back for the final countdown post leading up to the release of the June My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, June 4th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We have been sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. Don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Monday. Now let's join Janette, who's sharing a bit of summer love...
Sandra Dee has nothing on this summer lovin' My Monthly Hero kit!
Summer and water are nearly inseparable, and that is where I began this card. I stamped the color layering waves in colors included in this month's kit: Soft Sky for the fullest background layer, Summer Sky for the second, and Deep Ocean for the third. I let each layer dry between applications of ink to maintain crisp lines.
Next, I Copic airbrushed the background in Y15, YR16 and RV25. The color layering clouds were created by stamping with a mist of isopropyl alcohol directly on the stamp. The alcohol works like a Copic blender to give a bleach like effect. Repeat with the second cloud layer, after the first has dried, to enhance detail.
Using alcohol on stamps regularly probably isn't the best idea, but I have yet to have an adverse reaction or any apparent damage. Please use this technique at your own risk.
I stamped the dolphin in Soft Granite, also in kit, directly over the Copic coloring. When looking closely you can see that the stamping ink appears to dissolve the Copic ink leaving an almost masked effect which gives a bit of definition to the border of the image.
I matted the image using a Nesting Hearts Infinity die cut into Snow Layering paper and adhered both to a Snow Folded Card. The card was completed with a few Moss palms and a white embossed sentiment.
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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, June 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!
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