Hi stampers, it’s time for this month’s Awesome Add-ons feature! Before we dive into the project inspiration, here’s a look at all of the add-on products that were introduced along with the October My Monthly Hero kit -- 5 clear stamp sets, 2 with coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Stamp & Cut set, 2 Bold Prints background stamps, 2 Tag Fancy Dies, and White Liquid Watercolor...
Today we're delighted to have Debi Adams here to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons. Take it away, Debi...
Hi everyone! I’m Debi Adams and I’m very happy to be sharing with you some fabulous new stamp designs by Hero Arts. Today I am showcasing the Color Layering Trimmings, Sledding Stamp & Cut and Stacking Snowflakes stamps. One card lends itself well to class and elegance and what says that more than black and gold? The second card reveals a more fun and whimsical look. It too, is perfect for the winter season.
Creating the first card was really easy. I cut a piece of black cardstock 3 3/4” x 5” and used an anti-static bag to remove any opportunity for stray embossing powder to become an unwanted part of my design. I then stamped the pine needle image from the Color Layering Trimmings set several times with Versamark, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set the design. After cutting an oval out for my center, I stamped and embossed the sentiment. I stamped and embossed the ornaments onto gold cardstock and heat set them too. Now I am a big fan of dimension so I cut the ornaments out and adhered them to the page using foam dots. My final touch was embellishing the card with a fine gold string and adhering it to the top of the oval. I mounted the black card onto a slightly larger piece of gold cardstock and then adhered it all to a 4 1/4” x 5” white card base. I love the simplicity of this card and when you have to make a 100 of them, this is perfect!
The holidays are about seasons and fun and I think this next card says exactly that! How cute are these little dog and mouse images? Love them.
To create the background I used a sponge dauber and blended Cornflower Mid-Tone ink until it filled up the center of the 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” card. I stamped one of the snowflake stamps from the Stacking Snowflakes set in the Cornflower ink onto a piece of 3 3/4” x 5” white cardstock. I die-cut three different sized circles out (you could punch them too), making sure to cut one over the stamped snowflake. I lightly marked where I wanted to stamp the other two snowflake images on the blue background, making sure I lined up the one snowflake so it was even with the blue edges from the previously stamped and cut snowflake and then inked them using Unicorn ink. Adding a slanted piece of white cardstock to the bottom card base created a “hill” effect. I placed the entire cut-out piece onto the card base using foam dots for dimension. I stamped the dog and the mouse from the Sledding Stamp & Cut set onto white cardstock and colored them in with markers and adhered them to the card. A white pen added additional “snow” to the blue areas. The previously cut snowflake circle was then added to the card along with another circle used to create a “snowball” for the mouse. The sentiment was stamped in Intense Black ink onto white cardstock, trimmed in red cardstock and adhered to the card using foam dots. I think the dog and mouse totally “Caught the Spirit of Christmas”. What do you think? Do you have a favorite style?
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, October 4 to take advantage of this offer.
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