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Video: Layered and Partial Inking with the July My Monthly Hero Kit

Jul 14, 2020 Channin Pelletier

Hello friends! It's Channin here with a new video and card featuring the July 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit. In today’s video I play with ink layering and partial inking to add depth to my images and to really make the most of the ink cubes included in the kit. I also demonstrate an easy trick for selectively heat embossing with the beautiful coral embossing powder which is also included in the kit! 

(If you are having trouble viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

To create this card I first stamped the top and bottom coral scenes using a MISTI. I started with the most solid stamp, inked it up with Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink and stamped it onto a 4 3/4’ X 6” panel of Dove White cardstock. I then inked the stamp up a second time, this time in Taffy Reactive Ink and stamped it again. I then rotated the panel 90 degrees and stamped the other half of the panel with the stamp in the same combo of inks. 


Next, I positioned the second layer stamp, picked it up with my MISTI, selectively inked the slopes in Embossing & Watermark Ink and then stamped. I poured the coral embossing powder over the panel, wiped off the embossing powder anywhere it stuck beyond the slopes and then heat set. I rotated my panel and repeated the process for the second scene. Next, I selectively inked up some of the coral/plants images on the same stamp in Taffy and stamped. After I stamped the coral/plants in Taffy I partially inked the bottom portion of the same coral/plant images in Pool Party and stamped. I then inked and stamped the remaining coral/plants first in Pool Party and then partially in Blue Hawaii. Once again I rotated the panel and repeated the process for the second scene, with one exception, I stamped the last set of coral/plants in a combination of Key Lime Fizz and Pool Party to make the two scenes look a bit different from each other. 

Next, I positioned the third stamp layer. Inked it up some of the coral/plants in a combo of Taffy + Pool Party and the others in either Key Lime Fizz + Pool Party (first scene) or Pool Party + Blue Hawaii (second scene). Once I had finished stamping both scenes, I then die cut them out with the matching dies and trimmed off the white border from the sides. 

Next, I die cut a panel of vellum with the other fancy frame scene die from the kit and set it aside. I then stamped the building and dolphin in Taffy, then in Pool Party and then partially ink Blue Hawaii. When I finished stamping these images, I die cut them with the matching dies 

Next, I ink blended the front of an A2 side-folding card base in Splash and Blue Hawaii and then stamped a sentiment in Intens-ified Black Ink. I finished the card by adhering the vellum to the card front, then the scenes with foam tape, and lastly the images with precision glue.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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2 Responses

Debbie Selby

Debbie Selby

July 15, 2020

Great idea to use two of the scene. It does look like the viewer is looking from an underwater cave. Well done.



July 14, 2020

Awesome card ! Love all those colors you put together. It works so well ! And the upside down layered stamp idea, I love it ! Thanks for sharing this. :)

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