Hello! I’m back from my month and a half hiatus! In that month and a half, I took a break from crafting, travelled halfway around the world to Spain and had a wonderful time with friends and family. We had a few challenges along the way — we all got covid, my daughter had to undergo an emergency appendectomy and my credit card got hacked! Fortunately, all got resolved the first half of the vacation and we got to enjoy the second half. I am so happy to be home and creating again!
This month’s Hero Arts My Monthly kit is all about flamingos and the tropics! You get a stamp set featuring a color layering flock of flamingos and other supproting images, as well as coordinating frame cuts. The kit also comes with 5 mini Ink Cubes (Cotton Candy, Peony, Azalea, Arctic, Paradise), a pack of self-Adhesive Pink & Teal Gems and Teal Hero Pearls (0.6 oz).
I just love the color layering flock of flamingos, they are so easy to line up and they fill up a card very nicely. For my project inspiration today, I will be doing something a little different. It all started when I made a rookie mistake in my stamping. I got some ink on my fingers and after stamping out the flamingos, I smeared ink on one side of the image. Ugh! I didnt want to have to repeat and waste the beautifully stamped image so I decided to fussy cut a pair out, the pair that were facing each other. I took some colored pencils and just darkened some areas to give the image more depth. I loved how it turned out so I fussy cut and colored another pair of flamingos!
To create the card, I took the two teal ink pads that came in the kit and swiped it across a plain piece of cardstock, then I die cut them out using two nesting dies from the heart infinity die set. I then adhered them on the top half of a 4″X5.25″ panel of dove white cardstock.
Next, I placed the the card panel on a Misti and stamped out the sentiment “you tickle me pink”, masking of parts of it so that I could stamp out the “you tickle me” with Intens-ified black ink and the the “pink” with the cotton candy and azalea ink.
Then after stamping the sentiment, I added stitching details around the hearts with a white gel pen before adhering the pair of flamingos on top. I adhered the panel onto a 4.5″X5.5″ side folded notecard, then finished it off with dots of Hero Arts Pearls that also came in the kit.
To create the coordinating shaker tag, I die cut two pieces of the largest tag from the the Infinity tag die set. I then swiped one of the pieces with the teal inks in the kit, Artic and Paradise.
For the window of the shaker, I used a smaller heart die and cut it on the top half of the other tag. Then I ink blended the sides of the window with Paradise ink using a small blending brush. I also added the same stitching detail around the heart using a white gel pen.
I then added an acetate sheet behind the heart window. Next I used dimensional foam tape around the opening and all over the back side of the tag before filling it with pink and teal sequins from my stash. I removed the backing of the dimensional tape and then added the other piece of tag on top making sure all sides aligned.
I then adhered the flamingo a little to the left of the heart window and added the sentiment “happy bird day” which I stamped and fussy cut out using the same technique as the card. To finish off the tag, I added pink and white bakers twine tied in a bow embellished with a teal gem that came in the kit.
I am so happy I got to create using every element in the kit! I hope you were inspired by my projects using the Hero Arts MMH July 2022 kit.
If you are interested in purchasing the kit or any of the products I used, I have linked them all down below.
I truly appreciate you being here!
‘Til next time!