Hello friends!! It’s time for another My Monthly Hero release and blog hop!! The new kit is incredible!! It is jam packed with so much, stamps, dies, ink cubes, glittery cardstock and even embossing powder!!
For my first card, I used many of the stamps and dies included in the kit to create a rich underwater scene.
To create this card I first stamped the forefront scene with the stamp set and a MISTI. I started with the most solid stamp and partially stamped it in several ink color. I first started with Thistle Reactive ink, held the ink pad at an angle and inked up just the top portion of the stamp and then stamped it. Next, I inked up the bottom portion with Grape Slush, stamped, and then the very bottom with Blue Hawaii.
I then positioned the second layer, picked it up with my MISTI and then selectively and partially inked the slopes with Splash, Blue Hawaii, and even a little INTENS-ified Black Ink at the bottom. Next, I inked up just the coral and plants in either Pool Party or Taffy. I then positioned the third layer and inked it up with combination of either Creamsicle + Fruit Punch or Fruit Punch + Berry Smoothie. Next, I die cut the landscape out with the matching dies and then die cut a second panel with the second landscape die.
I then ink blended the second scene with Grape Slush, Blue Hawaii, and INTENS-ified Black Ink. Next, I stamped the mermaid and dolphins in INTENS-ified Black Ink and die cut them out with the matching dies. I then ink blended the front of an A2 top-folding card base with Blue Hawaii, Splash, and Pool Party. Next, I adhered all my layers and die cuts to the card front and then finished the card by stamping my sentiment in INTENS-ified Black Ink.
My second card today features some of the add-on stamps and dies apart of this release. I used the Underwater Pattern Bold Prints Stamp, the Sea You Soon Stamp Set and the matching dies
To create this card I first stamped several shells from the Sea You Soon Stamp Set in Inkon3 ink onto Bristol paper. I then watercolored the images in with several Tombow Dual Brush Pens (772, 761, 856, 026, 837, 947, N45, 379).
Once I had finished watercoloring all the shells I then die cut them with the matching dies as well as a story second set out of plain white cardstock. I then adhered the two together to add a little dimension to the shells. Next, I stamped a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Arctic cardstock with the Underwater Pattern Bold Prints Stamp in Soft Pool ink.
I then dried my panel thoroughly and then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment. I then finished the card by adhering the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base made from white cardstock and then adhered all the shells to the card front.
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I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Thank you so much for stopping by!