May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!
Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the May My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, May 7th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Over the next three days, we will be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Emily who is sharing the first look at this lovely kit.
Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you to share some inspiration using this beautiful, versatile May My Monthly Hero kit! I love how the kits come with so many bits and pieces that you can create a HUGE variety of projects. For my project today, I wanted to use the stunningly detailed main swing frame Fancy Die included in the kit with a little Copic coloring. You can create some really beautiful cards with just the die cut, but I love to color, and I wanted to take it up a notch. This die cut reminds me of the illustrations found in Winnie the Pooh or Peter Rabbit books. So pretty!
I started by die cutting the large oval swing frame fancy die from some white card stock. I then used my Copic markers to add some color to the tree, leaves, and swing. Because the die is a silhouette, you have to use your imagination a little when adding your color, but I was pleased with the somewhat dreamy, storybook feel. I bet this would look beautiful done in watercolors, too! For the background, I added a bit of blue sky using some of the gorgeous Reactive Ink, which is one of this month's add-ons. It blends SO beautifully. I just placed my oval die cut frame approximately where I wanted it on my white card front to get an idea of where the blue sky would stop (I wanted to make sure that my blending didn't go beyond the edges of the die cut), then used the reactive blue ink with my blending tool to create a soft summer sky.
After I'd finished my blending, I stamped the lovely sentiment from the main kit's 6" x 8" stamp set onto a rectangle of white card stock using Intense Black ink, then adhered it to the oval frame and trimmed around the edge so that it was flush with the oval frame. I popped everything up with foam tape for lots of texture and dimension!
Well, that's all for me today! Be sure to check back throughout the weekend. The Creative Team has lots more inspiration for you to feast your eyes on before the kit launches on Monday, May 7!
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, May 7th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!