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Summer Time Fun!

Whew, it’s Wednesday! It’s also nearly the end of June! Where did half the year go already?!?!

In honor of the summer, I’m sharing my card for this month’s A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Summer Time Fun!

Since the theme of the June My Monthly Hero kit is the beach, I thought this was the perfect chance to play with the kit. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a complete post if I didn’t share my mistakes with you!

So, here is my finished card. I’ll share the original card with you a little bit later.

I started out by stamping the ocean with the inks that were included in the kit (Soft Sky, Summer Sky and Deep Ocean). These colors are lovely!

Then, I did something I’ve never done before. I blended the sky using the Hero Arts Soft Sky ink!!! I’ve only ever blended ink with Distress inks, but I’ve seen the Hero Arts Designers do it tons of times and thought, why not? They blend really well!

I let my panel dry a bit before stamping the clouds. I used the trick that the Designers shared, starting with the second layer stamp, stamping it with Versamark, and then heat embossing with white powder. Then I went back and stamped the first layer with Unicorn White Pigment ink.

Next up I grabbed my Ranger Clear ink pen (similar to a Versamark pen) and added clear, sticky ink to the water line. Then I added the sand embossing powder from the kit. This was another trick one of the Designers shared.

I stamped the Hello from the kit with Versamark ink and added more sand embossing powder. I also added the boat and the birds from the kit, with Altenew Jet Black ink.

This is where my plan deviates from the card above. You see, there are these adorable footprints included in the kit, and I wanted to add them to the panel. But, I went a little overboard and this is what I ended up with.

It was too much for me! I think one or two maybe leading up from the bottom edge… but no, I went right across the whole panel.

I didn’t have the heart to scrap all of that stamping, so I got the idea to cut the panel at the bottom of the “sand line.”

Then I lined up the cut panel with a new panel and re-stamped the Hello. I added the panel to Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock Card base and matched it up with a Simon Says Stamp Island Blue envelope.

I am so glad I was able to save the panel! All that stamping and the sand embossing, I couldn’t scrap that! I have more plans for this kit too. I actually started on another card, but it was late at night and I kept making silly mistakes so I stopped.

Thanks for stopping by!



3 thoughts on “Summer Time Fun!

  1. I like them both and I too have cut a card off but at the water to save the card. Can I ask which designers videos you are referring to? I’ve not seen that cloud technique you’re telling us about. TY 4 sharing.


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