Happy 4th of July!
It is sweltering here so I have taken refuge in my crafty space. I had so much fun the last two days tidying up my space and actually doing some card making that I had to do more today.
I have not had the chance to play with my latest My Monthly Hero card kit and I found it to be irresistible to try out some of the goodies in the kit.
How fun is this card? The water is a 3 layer stamp set. The kit came with a set of ink cubes that layer beautifully together.
Then there is the HELLO! stamped image which I heat embossed in some copper embossing powder which came from a Brutus Monroe kit. I love how it really looks like someone wrote it out in the sand. It’s just perfectly imperfect like I drew it with my foot.
Then let’s talk about that sand! That is embossing powder that came in this months My Monthly Hero kit. It genuinely looks like sand! I love it!
To do this, I first did the water then created a mask to cover it. I did the hello image next and heat embossed it. I used an embossing pen to add embossing ink around the hello and then with the mask over the water, I inked up the rest of the front using my Versa Mark pad directly to the paper. I added this fun embossing powder and then my heat tool to heat set it.
I love how the whole think looks like a dimensional picture.
The greeting came in the stamp set. The stamp set has a coordinating die set that is also included and there are a ton more images and sentiments that I have yet to use. I’ve heat embossed the sentiment in white on navy blue card stock which I also used as the card base.
The little embossing powder in the photo is not included in the kit and I have not put the set of coordinating dies that are included in the photo. I LOVE when I get a card kit that has a stamp set and coordinating dies, inks and a fun extra like the embossing powder here. I might not have tried this had it not come in the kit and it is a WOW product. My husband is convince that it is actual sand on the card.
Well done Hero Arts!
You can see some of the other images that come in the set. It is huge! I think this is perfect for scene building cards or images you want in a scrapbook or even in a frame.
For me, one of the benefits of the Hero Arts monthly kits is the inclusion of the ink cubes. Sometimes they include one cube and other times they include several as they did in this kit. This gives me the opportunity to try out some of the Hero Arts brand of inks and ink pads without forking out serious cash. Plus, the small cubes are easier to store.
I did a blog post yesterday in which I talk about this very thing. If you have one set of full sized dye based ink pads that you love and have all of the colors that you use on a regular basis, you don’t really need to buy another set from another company.
However, purchasing the ink cubes is a much smaller investment and it often gives you color combinations that you might not have otherwise. They tend to store in a single drawer or box and you don’t need an entire ink storage rack for them. You can still refill them with ink refills as well.
Well, I’m off to take a swim. It’s very warm here and I’m thinking that the water will be nice today. My card inspired me to hang out by the water. It is a 4th of July thing to do, right?!
Thank you for stopping my! Have a wonderful day.