Craft Your Stash... featuring Hero Arts MMH December 2018
How many times have you purchased craft supplies because you like them, they're pretty or they're on sale? I'm a sucker for card kits sold at great deals and things that are pretty -- could you imagine? Today's Craft Your Stash features a Hero Arts MMH kit that I purchase a WHILE ago, but never used. I bought the kit, a coordinating die, and 3 stamp sets to go with it too!
I played around with the contents of the kit before I came up with a card design that I liked. I really wanted to use the Fairy Window Fancy Die, plus create a starry background with the Star Light Star Bright Bold Prints stamp. No matter how I added color to the background stamp, I could not produce a solid image that showed all the stars and the moon. I think I need to play with it a bit more because it's different than just stamping out stars; you've got to find a medium to color the background of the stars. I used distress oxides and watercolors. My next attempt will be dye inks, however I want the colors to fade together, so we will see how that works!
Because I failed at getting a good impression of the star background, I decided to use one of the pretty shimmery pink papers included in the kit as my background. I cut out the die using black cardstock and StickIt adhesive (this made it easy to adhere the intricate parts to the card panel). I stamped a sentiment from the Lucky Star stamp set and finished off with some silver star sequins. Overall I'm pleased with how the card came out but I wish the camera would pick up the shimmer on the pink background paper! The picture doesn't do it justice.
The next card that I created used the stamp set included in the kit. It's not a type of card I typically make (clean and simple), but it was nice to create some new and different for me.
For this card, I used another piece of lighter pink shimmer paper (you can kind of see the shimmer in the picture this time!). I cut down some Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped the mouse image with the dandelion seeds floating in the air. I stamped the wishes sentiment from the same stamp set, and then added more dandelion seeds to fill up the space on the panel. I colored in the mouse using Copic markers and adhered the card pieces together with a black mat. That completed my card; very clean and simple. I did want some dimension, so I popped up the black paper to add more interest to the card - I just simply can do flat image cards - I don't have it in me!
Remember, if you're not feeling motivated to make anything and you feel like shopping for some new products for inspiration, try "shopping" your craft room and crafting your stash. I'm sure you'd be surprised what you find and what ends up inspiring you to create a project.
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Happy crafting :)
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