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My Monthly Hero-August 2018

Hello, it’s good to have you back! Today I want to share the cards I’ve made so far with the August My Monthly Hero kit.

To my surprise, I made several cards, so this post will be a bit long. The reason there are so many cards is because of that lovely Floral Doily Bold Print background stamp, which was an add on item. It turned out even better then I thought it would.

I’m going to start with the one card that does not use the background stamp.

As you can see, I found a good use for that watercolor background I made last weekend. The watercolor wash was made with a handmade Mica paint from 31Purplefish (available from Etsy). I’m thinking about putting together a post featuring handmade watercolor paints. I am definitely not an expert, more like a beginner, but you guys know I like shimmer! Let me know if you are interested in the comments below.

Back to the card ☺️. I used one of my Hero Arts infinity hearts to die cut the heart. I layered MFT Silver Sparkle cardstock behind the heart opening, and added the heart itself with foam tape, offset a bit.

I stamped the two mug images with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored them with Copic markers. I added the heart with Altenew Ruby Red ink, and the sentiment with Altenew Puffy Heart ink. I used Clear Wink of Stella to color in the heart, and die cut the mugs with the matching dies.

Lucy’s Cards Platinum gems accent the card. They were adhered with Silver Glitter Nuvo Drops because I couldn’t decide what to use until after I had added the glitter drops and didn’t like them.

The card base is Gina K Design’s Bubblegum Pink, as is the matching envelope. Is wish you could see the shimmer from the watercolor!

Alright, on to the Floral Doily cards!

The first card I made features the background stamp, stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear powder on MFT Peach Bellini cardstock. I love that tone on tone look!

The mug was stamped the same as the first card and colored with Copic markers. I stamped both sentiments with Altenew Jet Black ink, and die cut the longer sentiment using a tag die from the My Monthly Hero March 2018 kit.

The mug was adhered to the tag with double sided tape and then both were added to the card panel with foam tape.

I tied some gray ribbon to the tag, and added Iridescent gems to the card. The card base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, with a matching white envelope.

This next card gave me some trouble. I wanted to color some of the spaces from the background with watercolors but I kept spilling over the lines. Then I tried to paint a ombré circle working from the inside out, but that didn’t work either. I left the panel to sit overnight, and it came to me the next morning…Shimmer Powder!

Back to the beginning: the image was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Silver Powder on Distress Watercolor Card. I sprinkled Blue Blitz Shimmer Powder over the dry watercolored panel, sprayed it with water, then set it aside to let it dry.

While I was waiting for the panel to dry, I die cut the Hugs sentiment from the March 2018 kit three times and layered them together with liquid adhesive. I stamped the word “Sending,” from the same kit with Versamark ink and heat embossed with HA Silver embossing powder.

I added the Hugs sentiment to the dry panel, and tucked the “Sending,” strip under it. Platinum Lucy’s Cards gems accent the card, and the card base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I used a matching envelope from Simon Says Stamps.

Of course, I saved the my favorite for last.

This time I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow Opaque Bright White powder, again on Distress Watercolor cardstock. Once the panel was cool, I sprinkled Violet Brocade Nuvo Shimmer Powder then sprayed it with water. It’s like magic, every time!

I stamped the tea cup image with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I added the sentiment to the cup with Altenew Lavender Fields ink and die cut it. I also used Lavender Fields to stamp “Sending you” from the set (I masked off the rest of the sentiment “…a latte love”) on a strip of cardstock.

The tea cup was adhered to the panel with foam tape, with the “Sending you,” tucked underneath.

I used a Gina K. Design’s Lovely Lavender Card base, with a matching envelope. I thought about adding gems, but there is so much going on with the background, and it already has tons of shimmer.

I wish you could see this card in real life. These pictures don’t even get close to how cool it looks!

Whew! I honestly didn’t expect to make this many cards from this set. I’m not a coffee drinker at all, but the sentiments are so cute, and I couldn’t stop using that background stamp! I didn’t even make half of what I meant too with the background stamp. I also think I could get some Christmas cards out of these, making hot chocolate images. How cute!

What do you think about this new kit?

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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