Hi everyone and happy Wednesday! I have a very picture heavy post for you today. I had so much fun working with the mermaid images and coordinating dies from this month's My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. These kits are always amazing in my opinion and definitely the best bang for your buck. This kit has got to be my favorite ever! :) I had so much fun coloring all the mermaids and creating all the fun backgrounds. As you can see from my card samples, I created several backgrounds using the Jennifer McGuire inspired magic stencil technique using the wavy stencil that came in the kit. I then created different cards using these backgrounds. I also created a video for you today showing you how I did some stencil work with the Hero Arts inks that came in the kit. I also show you all the cards I made on the video as well. Unfortunately, for some weird reason, YouTube split my video into two parts so here they are:
And now for the pictures.
For these cards, I just had to create some shaker cards. The kit came with lots of acetate and some gorgeous sequins so I immediately went to work to create some shaker cards. I used the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies and used the window of the die for my shaker. For two of the shaker cards, I created my background using Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, and Wilted Violet and then used the magic stencil technique. I colored all images for all cards using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers and a water brush. I also coated all of my images with my Wink of Stella glitter pen. I also cut everything out using the coordinating dies that came in the kit. The sequins I used came from the kit. For the sentiments (For these and all cards) I either used sentiments that came with the stamp set in the kit, or the add on sentiment set Mermazing Messages.
For my next set of cards, I used the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies and then placed some specialty paper that came in the kit. These papers are so gorgeous, it was actually really hard to cut into them, but so worth it, I love how these came out.
For my next set of cards, I used the Hero Arts Shell Confetti Fancy Die to create my backgrounds. For two of the cards, I created my backgrounds first using the magic stencil technique and my distress oxide inks. I also saved all the "confetti" that came out and you'll see some of the shapes sprinkled on some of my cards. You could also use these little bits to put in shaker cards. The third card I kept white on white and just added a strip of a background I created with the magic stencil technique.
Here are two more, one using another magic stencil technique, the other was the sample I crated for the card I did on video.
Finally, here is the card that I showed how to create on camera in my video. To do the stenciling, I simply taped the stencil down on top of my Bristol Smooth cardstock panel with some post it note tape, and then used an ink blending tool and the three Hero Arts inks that came in the kit. I then removed the stencil and continued to create the card. I think this one is actually one of my favorites, I'm really happy with how it turned out :)
Here's my video (again I'm so sorry, for some reason YouTube split it into two parts so I'll link Part One and Part Two for you):
Well, that's it from me today. If you made it this far, thanks so much for staying with me :) I just had so much fun with this kit and I was excited to share these fun cards with you. Thanks so much as always for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow with another post and video :)
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