Welcome back, my crafty friends! Today I’m using another Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit…this one is from May and features beautiful mermaids, fun fish, and sweet sentiments to create fantastic underwater themed cards. I love the ocean and all things in it so I was thrilled when I saw the kit!!
This card was really quick and easy to make. To create the front panel, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth card cut to 4.5″ x 11″ and scored and 5.5″ (as I worked directly onto my card base.) And yes, you could see some of the bleeding marks from the watercolours in a few places on the inside flap, but I didn’t mind. I liked the handmade, wild look (similar to the ocean) that it gave. To make sure I didn’t get any colour splashes onto the back panel, I used blue painters tape over the score line, which also helped to keep the card in place while I worked. I smooshed Distress Inks onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and used the “smooshing” technique (read more about that from a previous post here) to create a SUPER quick, SUPER pretty ocean background. I slid each of the sides and the bottom of the panel through the leftover blue craft mat to give the sides a pop of colour. Finally, I gave the background a good covering of Frost Shimmer Spritz.
I coloured in the oyster and that gorgeous mermaid (I always wanted red hair) with Copic markers and used Liquid Pearls to create a pretty pearl in the oyster. I adhered both images to my card front with foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment from the kit with Salty Ocean and quickly added White Satin embossing powder from Hero Arts. I’ve had this embossing powder for quite some time now and hadn’t used it yet (come on, I know I’m not alone for hoarding supplies!! 😉 )…that pearl-like finish is PERFECT for this card’s theme and I was delighted the way it turned out.
Well, that’s it for today…as I said, easy-peasy! 🙂 I coloured a ton more of the mermaids and fish (that came with the stamp set in the kit) so I will definitely be making more of these lovelies soon!!
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FULL SUPPLY LIST
Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero May 2017 Kit (now sold out but some really good add-ons still available!), White Satin Embossing Powder, Wagner Heat Tool
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
Copic Sketch Markers: YR21, YR14, YR18, E50, E53, RV10, YG67, BG18, V15, W1, W2, W4, W00, R00
Wink of Stella, Ranger Liquid Pearl in White Opal, EK Success Powder Tool, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock, 3M Foam Tape, Fiskars 12″ Trimmer, Cricut Cuttlebug Machine & C Plate, Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz in Frost