Welcome everyone! It’s Day 2 of the countdown to the new My Monthly Hero Kit. This is such an amazing and unique kit this month. You are going to love it!
The new kit goes live on Monday, November 2nd at 1pm EST.
What makes this kit so unique is it includes masking dies. No white edge around your image. I’ll be sharing a video on Monday exactly how to do this and some tips along the way.
For my sneak peek, I have this wonderful bird on a branch. Check out all that detail in the image! You could stamp this image in any color but I thought it would be neat to stamp it in black onto white card stock.
While this kit is great for masking scenes I’m going to be die cutting my image out so I can add dimension. I personally, like to die cut my images out first out of white card stock. Then I loaded that die cut piece up in my Misti tool, lined up the image and stamped in Intensified Black ink. You could certainly stamp in any color but I’ve decided to keep in black and white and leave the color the background.
I ink blended a piece of Dove white card stock with Dusty Blue ink and splattered with White Glimmer Metallic Ink. Then trimmed the panel down and added to a white card base.
I attached my branch with a tape runner and my bird with foam squares.
This sentiment is also found on the new stamp set in the kit. I heat embossed it in White Detail embossing powder onto Cherry card stock and added to the front of the card with foam squares.
This came out so soft and pretty. While the feel of the stamp set is kind of wintery, it certainly can be used year round just by changing up the sentiment.
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I would love to make this card for my Mom
Such a lovely lovely bird card with a fabulous background! TFS
Can’t wait to see the video, so I can follow along. The glimmer ink gives it a.little bling!
Your blending is beautiful. Really like a few spatters for snow. The red sentiment is perfect!
Your card is so soft, calming, and perfect as we finally move toward the end of this crazy year. Love the soft blue sky, and the pop of red for the sentiment. This kit looks to be oh so versatile…I can see myself sitting and creating for hours on end!
What a beautiful winter card, but I can see that lovely bird used year round. Can’t wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love this little bird and you’ve made a fabulous wintry card.
Looking forward to seeing the full kit.
I really like the solitary effect that you’ve created. The background is just beautiful with the soft blue blending.
Very cute and simple card. I do like the simplicity. Not a huge bird fan, but I do like your card.
Love the simplicity of your design!! Beautiful!
Oh, that bird…..looks like a vintage woodcut. Love how you did it in black and white. Also love that pop of red. Great inspiration!
winters in Chicago can be very cold. This card really reminds me of home.
Beautiful card, I love the statement the black and white bird makes on that gorgeous background, and the red sentiment strip is the perfect splash of colour!
Loving this kit. Can’t wait until Monday
I also love the black & white bird with the red & white sentimate.
Great card,, Mindy! I love the texture of the bird, and your background is perfection!
The black and white looks amazing. Beautiful work!
I am loving this bird, so versatile for a card at any time of the year. You did a fabulous job, love how simple but stunning it is.
Such a lovely card! Love the blue and white with that splash of red!
Beautiful card and I can’t wait to see the whole kit! Thanks for sharing with us, looking forward to Monday!!
I’m loving this bird stamp! The sentiment adds a great pop of red to this card. So simple. Yet elegant.
I just love this bird image stamped in black on the inked background! Wonderful clean design!
Very classy card! I love all the detail on the bird, too.
That bird makes me feel both the peace and the cold of winter! Love your background, too!
Wow I really love the style of your card! And I also love the color choices too! So very creative!
So beautiful! 💜
So lovely, Mindy! 💜
Gorgeous! You just proved that you don’t have to add a million things to make a card stunning. This is Clean and Simple and drop dead gorgeous! I am just in love with the bird and owl in this kit already! I can’t wait until the kit goes live!
Love the simplicity of this card, but it is really great.
What a lovely card, loving the kit!
This is such a pretty card with the bird…. Love the background…. thanks for sharing.
Stunning! I am excited about the masking dies – I prefer NOT to have a white edge around my stamped images.
This is such a pretty card! I love the bird and branch. 🙂
So simple, and elegant. Love the combo of colors applied.
Love the bird and all the details in it! Your soft background colors really make the bird pop! Thanks for sharing!
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In your capable hands, this already-terrific set becomes unbelievably useful and sought-after. i love the cards you made and think the owl is probably my favorite. I also found your insights about the masking paper very helpful. I’m already subscribed and I appreciate every video you post. Thanks very much for your service to this industry and for personal inspiration.
Lori S in PA