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Saturday, February 18, 2017

My Monthly Hero - February Kit



      

I recently signed up for a subscription to the My Monthly Hero card kits from Hero Arts. What's cool about their new subscription service is that you don't have to worry about the kit selling out (which they often do!). This months kit has a rainy day theme and contains a bunch of really cute stamps and sentiments along with matching dies.


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If you'd like to sign up for a monthly subscription, you can check out the link above. (I don't participate in an affiliate program with Hero Arts - I'm just really excited about this new service because I really like their products).

Card Base

The card base for this card is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 top folding note-card that I made myself from plain white card-stock.

Background

I used this card as an opportunity to use up some of my scrap paper, so the blue background is made from a light blue textured piece of card-stock that was big enough for me to trim off a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece.

For the background stamping,  I used the blue ink cube and rain stamp that came with the kit. I stamped this repeatedly in a diagonal orientation. I wasn't super careful to make an exact pattern with the stamp; I just made sure that it was oriented the same direction and that I filled in the entire background of the card. A little overlap worked well when stamping this background. I also used one of the smaller cloud stamps (upside down) to make a 'puddle" for my umbrella girl to stand in.

To finish off the background, I used some of the blue glitter washi-tape included in the kit along the right and left sides of the background.

Rainbow

Again, making use of a lot of my paper scraps from other projects, I used the lawn fawn stitched circle frames set to die cut circles from a bunch of different colors of card stock. I put them together into a rainbow pattern on the sticky side of a label sheet before cutting them in half (I was able to make two rainbows, plus a bunch of extra circle frames that I can use on other cards)

I also used a scrap of silver glitter card-stock to cut two clouds with one of the cloud dies from the card kit. I glued these to finish off the rainbow.

I used craft foam on the back of the rainbow to pop it up and give it some dimension on the card.

Umbrella Girl

I stamped the umbrella girl with tuxedo black mementolux die ink and colored her in with some inexpensive crayola markers. (I couldn't find my prismacolor colored pencils!).

I used my dot runner to adhere her in the "puddle" I stamped on the background.

Sentiment

I used a stitched circle die from lawn fawn to to cut a circle out of dark purple card-stock. I stamped one of the sentiments from the kit in the middle of the circle with Versamark ink, and then used a white embossing powder to finish of the sentiment. The white powder really stood out nicely against the dark purple card-stock.

I popped the circle up with a piece of craft foam as well, and then I used my dot runner to add a yellow circle frame that was left over from all of the circles I cut out for the rainbow. Since this circle hung off the edge of the card a bit, I just trimmed away the section that was hanging off and also a little extra where it overlapped the washi tape. If I had applied the washi tape last, I could have just taped over that little bit.

Overall this was a pretty simple card and I'm really happy with the kit!

Thanks!

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In addition to the dies, stamps and embellishments included in the kit, today's card uses the following products

Because I used scrap cardstock, I do not know exact manufacturers, so card-stocks listed below are my suggestions to get a similar look.


Sizzix Big Shot Machine.

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