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Video: Slimline Accordion Card with the August 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit

Aug 02, 2022 Channin Pelletier

Hello friends! It’s Channin here and today I’m using the incredible new August 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit to create a slimline card with an expanding scene. Watch the video to learn how to construct an accordion slimline card base, ink blend a vibrant desert landscape with the kit inks and even learn a cool trick for stretching your stencils. 

Watch below or on the Hero Arts YouTube channel.

To create this card I first trimmed down a sheet of Dove White cardstock to 8 1/2” x 10 1/2”. I then scored and folded the panel on the long side at 3 1/2” on both sides of the cardstock to create the accordion slimline card base. Next I trimmed the front card panel down to 2 1/2” and the middle panel to 4”. I then took that scrap that I trimmed off cut it along the score line to create two panels. Next, I trimmed off 1/16” off my longer panel so it will later fit on the middle panel of the card base.

Next, I die cut the two panels with the landscape die included in the kit. I then flipped the larger panel over and ink blended on the backside with the layering stencils which I also flipped over to create a mirrored desert scene. I used Tangerine and Caramel for the buttes, Sand and Caramel for the ground, and Pine for the cacti/plants, which were all included in the kit. When I finished ink blending the mirrored desert scene, I ink blended the smaller panel in the same manner BUT with the stencil flipped to their correct side. 

When I finished ink blending the panels I then ink blended a sky on the front of the back panel of the card base in Lemon Drop, Fruit Punch, Taffy, Blue Hawaii and Purple Galaxy Reactive Inks. Next, I adhered the desert panels to the card base and then die cut a moon out of Canary cardstock using the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies to create a moon. I then ink blended the moon with a little Lemon Drop and Tangerine to add some shading and then adhered it to the sky. 

Next, I finished the card by stamping a sentiment from the kit’s included stamp set in INTENS-ified Black ink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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My Monthly Hero August 2022
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DI199 Nesting Circle Infinity Dies...
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AF423 Lemon Drop Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF641 Tangerine Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF668 Pine Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF741 Sand Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF744 Caramel Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink | Hero Arts
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AF421 Fruit Punch Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF464 Purple Galaxy Reactive Ink |...
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad |...
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PS306 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white | Hero Arts
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MI006 Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush...
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GW101 Precision Glue | Hero Arts
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8 Responses

Lagene

Lagene

August 03, 2022

Awesome slimline desert scene!

Gail Larsen

Gail Larsen

August 02, 2022

Your video is fabulous and the card is gorgeous. You have wonderful ink blending skills. I really had a a good time watching your video and feel inspired to create a beautiful card when I get my kit.

Gail

Lori Lehnenlu

Lori Lehnenlu

August 02, 2022

Gorgeous card!
I love your ink blending, thanks for the inspiration!

Patricia E Wilson

Patricia E Wilson

August 02, 2022

Lovely card with interesting techniques used. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us.

Amy Solovay

Amy Solovay

August 02, 2022

This is such a creative idea, Channin. Love everything about this — the colors, the ink blending, the sentiment, the accordion fold design…very inspiring!

Michele W

Michele W

August 02, 2022

What a fantastic card. Love the dimension all the layers add to the scene you’ve created. Thanks for the great video showing us how to make this fun accordion card!

Melissa SunshineHoneybee

Melissa SunshineHoneybee

August 02, 2022

The Accordian part for the slimline is wonderful added dimension. Placed order for add-ons & 20% off Aug items and look forward to my kit subscription arrival with the goodies.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Judith N

Judith N

August 01, 2022

I know this posted early and the video isn’t up yet but I’m so excited to watch it after reading your post! I can’t wait to see the card come to life!

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