My Monthly Hero Kit – March

Welcome back everyone! I had a chance to create some cards using the March My Monthly Hero Kit that I wanted to share today.

This kit is filled with fun aquatic elements. What I was really excited to play was the Reactive inks included in the kit. I ink blended both of the inks onto Bristol Smooth card stock and sprinkled with water. The inks react to create these water splashes. Very much like the Distress Inks or Distress Oxide inks from Ranger.

The kit also comes with this super cool frame die. I die cut one piece from white card stock and another from Black Glitter card stock. On the white one, I colored in the aquatic elements with copic markers. With the frame cut from Black Glitter card stock, I trimmed all of those aquatic features out so I was left with just a frame. Then I attached the glitter frame to my colored frame.

I stamped multiple images from the large stamp set that comes in the kit using various ink colors from Gina K Designs. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out with my Gemini Jr. Before attaching all of my elements, I stamped my sentiment in the middle of the background using one of the Blue Reactive inks from the kit. I also added a few schools of fish to my background.

Then I could attach my frame to the top using Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue. Totally loving scene!

My next card is featuring the Bubbles Background stamp which is not a part of the kit but thought it worked well with everything. I stamped it onto some Tranquil Teal card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ using the darker blue Reactive Ink for a tone on tone look. I trimmed 1/2″ off of the side and then trimmed again at 1 1/4″ so I could have a strip missing.

Using a full notecard measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″, I trimmed the same measurements off of one side of the card that will be my card front. I will start putting this together by adding double sided tape to the white card front and the small 1/2 ” strip I cut off. Using a strip of acetate I add this on top of the white card front to connect my base with my small strip.

I had previously stamped images from the stamp set and die cut out so I can start adding them to my window. I use my sticker maker from Xyron to add adhesive to the entire back of the images. Next, I’ll add some foam tape and attach my blue panels to the front of the card. This gives the illusion of a window and no adhesive will show on the other side.

It really is amazing how much value is packed into these kits for such a reasonable price. There’s more in the kit that I didn’t even use yet! Here’s a look at the entire kit. Be sure to pick yours up because there are only a limited number of them. Once it’s gone – it gone!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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YNS Challenge #110 – Pastels

Welcome back everyone! I’m excited to be guesting with Your Next Stamp Challenge #110 and it’s to use Pastel colors in your project.

Now if you have been following me you should know this was truly a challenge for me. I love my bright and bold colors but I think I was able to tone it down for the challenge today.

I decided to create a watercolor background for my card. I ink smooshed Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Broken China onto a craft mat. Using a paint brush I applied a wash of water to a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor card stock. Then I picked up some ink and applied it to the background. The more water I add, the lighter my colors will be.

Once I was happy with my background, I smooshed down some Picked Raspberry, picked it up with a wet paint brush and flicked it onto my background. I trimmed my panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to an A2 card base made from Sunflower card stock.

My image is from the So Ewe-nique stamp set and was stamped in copic friendly ink. Then I colored my image with copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut out the image and add to my background. This playful sentiment is stamped from the Egg Hunt stamp set. To finish off the card, I added a few Pretty Pastel Gumdrops.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration for Challenge #110. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice. Comments must be left by March 27 at midnight and a winner will be announced on March 29.

You can also play long with the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate. Head to the blog for more information.

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Glitz Glitter Gel Crazy Daisy

Welcome back everyone! I’ve been itching to play with the new Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K Designs and Thermoweb. I got some play time and even have a video to share with you!

VIDEO DETAILS

You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

For today’s card I’m using the Crazy Daisy Stamp, Stencil and coordinating die set. I stamped my flowers in Wild Dandelion, Bubblegum Pink, and Sea Glass ink from Gina K Designs. The leaves are stamped in Key Lime and Grass Green inks. I then used the coordinating die to cut them out by holding in place with Purple tape and my Gemini Jr machine.

Once all my images are cut out I DO NOT throw out the card stock that I die cut from. I actually place one of my flowers back into place and hold in place from the back with Purple Tape. Then I lined up my stencil and applied the Glitz Glitter Gel. I used White, Bubblegum Pink and Turquoise Sea Glitz Glitter Gel.

I found it easier this way because my image is already cut out and I don’t have to worry running it through my die cut machine and flattening the Gel.

To create the background, I used a circle stencil from the Mega Wreath Builder Template and held in place with Purple Tape. Then ink blended Key Lime, Sea Glass and Tranquil Teal ink with my Life Changing Blender Brush. I stamped my sentiment with the Gina K Designs Black Amalgam ink and attached my panel to an A2 notecard made from Whisper card stock.

I layered my arrangement onto my card starting with the leaves. The pink and yellow flowers are attached with foam squares for dimension.

I have to say I am having a blast with the Glitz Glitter Gels! Be sure to check out the video HERE to see it in action!

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Pink & Main 5th Birthday Party Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be joining in the Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop. A big Congratulations to Michelle! I’ve know Michelle for a long time and she is just the sweetest. I’m so proud of her and what she has accomplished with her business. I have two cards to share with you today. I’ll have the blog hop list at the end of the post so be sure to check it out.

PRIZE INFORMATION

Michelle has some amazing prizes to give away!! Leave a comment on each stop (we love to hear from you!) and 5 random people will be chosen to win a $50 gift certificate to the store!! Comments need to be left by March 24th and winners will be announced on the Pink & Main blog on March 25th.

CARD DETAILS

I have a very colorful card to start you off! This was a background I created inspired by Jennifer McGuire when she was swiping the alcohol inks across her Yupo paper. I adore the rainbow and lines it creates! Perfect for birthdays!

I die cut the word Celebrate from Pixie Dust Glitter card stock and layered on top of 2 more layers of white card stock using liquid glue. I die cut the shadow piece from Vellum and adhered to my colorful panel. I’m only applying the liquid glue behind the letters so then my glue won’t show through on my Vellum.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate stamp set in which I stamped in Clear Ink onto Black card stock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I trimmed this down to a thin strip and added to my card panel with foam tape.

My next card is using the Party Balloons stamp set. This set is really cool because you can add designs to your balloons! How fun!

I used various inks from Gina K Designs to stamp my balloons including, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Passionate Pink, Innocent Pink, Tranquil Teal, Sea Glass, Key Lime, Lucky Clover, Wild Dandelion, and Tangerine Twist. Then holding in place with Thermoweb Purple Tape, I die cut my balloons using the coordinating dies with my Gemini Jr.

I also created the balloon strips using Pixie Dust card stock for some sparkle!

For my background, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and ink blended Spun Sugar on one end and Squeezed Lemonade on the other end with my Life Changing Blender Brushes.

I die cut the word Celebrate from Black and White card stock and off set it a little when attaching with liquid glue. This makes it appear as a shadow behind the words.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! These are great staple stamp sets to have in your stash for birthday cards!

BLOG HOP INFO

Here is a complete line up of the Blog Hop. Be sure to leave your comments along the way for a chance at the Prize! Your next stop is Kathy!

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Hero Arts Flower Garden

Welcome back everyone! I just came back from an amazing trip in Ohio at the Simon Says Stamp Create Event. I’ll share more about that in another post but this was a stamp set I picked up there and just needed some color therapy after a long day.

This stamp set is Flower Garden from Hero Arts. I have a lot of ideas for this one but decided to start with ink blending.

I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth card stock using clear ink. I sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun.

Next, I ink blended (a dab) of Seedless Preserve and then Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I wiped away the excess ink to reveal the bright white embossing powder.

For the sentiment I used the new Sentiment Strips. These come in 4 sheets and have a huge variety of sentiments already preprinted on card stock. You just trim and add to you project. I popped mine up with foam strips for dimension.

For finishing touch, I added some Clear Jewels using my jewel picker and Lawn Fawn Glue.

Easy peasy and I got my color therapy in. I just couldn’t wait to play with some of the products that I picked up!

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