Hello, Crafty Internet! Tonight I want to share some cards I made using the March kit from Hero Arts. I know it is April and their new kit has been released and it is very nice to be sure. Still, I didn’t order the March kit until last week and I don’t know if I’ll get the April Kit. My ability to make purchase decisions is on the fritz and I don’t know when it will recover. It takes me a while to decide if I really want something. Also, if you’re working with a very limited budget like I am, that factors in. A lot.
When it comes to buying the special kits offered from companies like Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, and others, you have to make the decision quick or you may be out of luck. These kits sell out quickly and don’t come back into stock. When I went to check out the April kit, I checked to see if the March kit was still around and snatched it up. It is a great kit and comes with items that will be used for a long time.
The first card I made is a cute one and came together very easily. I will most likely make more of these and make a set.
The flower image is a wood block stamp that I have had for a long time. I used my Zig watercolor markers to color it. The sentiment came from the stamp set and I die cut the you from black cardstock. This is a card you can mass produce very quickly. I just love that flower. I think it may be my favorite stamp. The card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) and the panel is 4 x 5 1/4. The base is some Simon Says Stamp cardstock that I had in my stash. I really like the SSS cardstock. It is a nice weight and the colors are gorgeous.
The next cards:
I dug out my gelatos for these next cards and did a technique I learned from Online Card Classes. The background flower stamp is one I have had in my stash since I started paper crafting. It is one of my favorites and using the gelatos with it makes it even more spectacular. I die cut the sentiments from gray cardstock and embossed them with the lovely silver embossing power included in the kit. This powder really added a nice touch to the die cuts. I rounded the bottom of the panel and base to add a little touch of nice. In the photo it looks as though the dies get a little lost, but in real life viewing, it just looks lovely. Again, I used some SSS cardstock for the card base.
It is no secret that I adore card kits. They make it so easy to create gorgeous cards that come together in no time. I work a full-time job and have wife/mom duties that sometimes leave me with little time to craft. Having a kit where everything is already put together makes it easier to relax and have a play. Playing with paper is definitely in my top 3 things I love to do.
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