June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway
Hello! It's time for our final countdown peek before the release of the June My Monthly Hero kit! The kit will be available tomorrow, Monday, June 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Jess for another look at this amazing kit.
Hello! Jess here and I am just SO excited about this month's kit! I love animals and nature in general but I've been watching the Our Planet documentary recently and it's given me all sorts of ideas for the kit! Today I've created a trifold window card using lots of images from the kit!
I start by stamping a bunch of the images from the kit with Intense Black ink on watercolor paper and I loosely watercolor them using liquid watercolors. I use Moss, Pine, Dark Teal, Strawberry, Cocoa, Leaf, Mulled Wine, Orange, Dandelion, and a brand new shade that is an add-on to this month's kit! ;) Once I'm done watercoloring I die-cut all the images with the coordinating dies.
To create my card base I trim a piece of Dove White cardstock to 10 1/2" by 4 3/4" and score it at 3 1/2" and 7". Then I trim a tiny sliver of cardstock from the right panel so that it will close smoothly. I mask off the edges and blend Green Apple, Key Lime Fizz, and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks across each panel. I splatter them with water and drops of the Reactive Inks to create dimensional vibrant backgrounds. Then I die-cut the leopard outline from the left panel and fold the card up again. I trace the inside line of the die onto the right panel and then die-cut the leopard outline from the right panel.
Then I fold the card up and adhere the leopard inside the dies to the back panel. Next I start building scenes on each panel around the leopard. Each panel is different and contains different animals or plants as if he's traveling through the jungle. I added a tiny square of foam mounting tape behind the leopard's head to pop it up slightly. This gives the die-cut edge something to hold onto so the card will lay flat. Finally I stamp both sentiments onto Pitch Black cardstock and heat-emboss them with white embossing powder. I trim them down and adhere them to the front and back panels to finish the card!
I don't think I've ever used quite so many images for a single card before but I really love the variety of images in the kit and wanted to create a diverse and vibrant environment for my leopard! :)
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