Greetings from rainy Baltimore…it feels like forever since I’ve shared some cards with you but at last I’m back from my craft show hiatus! I’ve got 6 cards to share with you using the My Monthly Hero Kit from April and it was so much fun to work with. The dies to create the Venice scene are GORGEOUS. I used a few of the add-ons to create the final 2 as well. Here’s what I came up with:
Here are some still shots of the finished cards:
It’s that purple a glorious color? I always try to make one or two cards from the packaging but this month’s was especially beautiful.
I wanted to add in another sentiment here but didn’t think any of the included stamps worked as the inside of a thank you, so I pulled out the SSS Amazing stamp set and used it to finish this one up.
I can’t say enough lovely things about these dies, they are just so much fun to work with and at first, I wasn’t sure about using the colored cardstock for the buildings but once I put everything together I really love the pop of color.
The script in this stamp set is very pretty and I like the mix of script and font together.
I went more simple with this one, just using the background city silhouette with some of the light blue paper and popping that up on to some of the teal. I think this would be really pretty with the city done in white too.
I liked the masculine feel to this card so I wanted to keep the solid gray and stamped the sentiment directly on the inside of the card base.
This is my favorite card by far – it also took the longest. The colors are just so pretty and I love all the dimension you can get with these die cuts.
Since this was travel themed I wanted to create a postcard type of image and used the pen that was included to add the dividing line and space for the address on the back of the card base. Then stamped a sentiment and the little postage mark.
Since I wanted room for more of a message, I created a pocket by taping the sides of the card together and then added a ribbon to the side of some card stock to easily pull it in and out of the pocket.
These trees are the perfect image for a retirement card. I cut the image twice once in green and once in brown and then trimmed out the branches from the green section and layered it on top of the brown. I’ve been really into paper-piecing my die cuts lately.
I kept things simple on the inside too.
Now that I think about it, this card probably ACTUALLY took the longest since I watercolored. I loved this little glimpse into what feels like somewhere off the tourist trap. Those places are often the most memorable from a trip. I softened the watercolor by adding some of the vellum over top and stamped and heat embossed that to make sure it didn’t smear.
Again, keeping the inside simple with this one.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope I was able to give you some inspiration to dig into your kit (though hopefully, you haven’t waited as long as I have). xoxo, Sarah