Sunday, June 4, 2023

Hero Arts June Countdown to MMH

 Hello Crafters! 

We're counting down to the June My Monthly Hero Release! This may be my favorite kit of the year. It's a lot of fun and really versatile. 

WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT: Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from comments left across all countdown posts on the Hero Arts blog. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, June 5, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!


This technique is a little bit like magic, and it works best of darker colored cardstock. I started by ink blending some Unicorn White Pigment ink over my stencil. It dries pretty quick because we're not layering too much on but you'll want to clean your stencil before the next step. 
 

Next I went in with several colors of reactive inks and added color on top of the pigment ink I already laid down. I used a rainbow of colors to give an iridescent look but you can use whatever you want. For the last stencil I added a bit of glitter paste to bump up the shine!


I finished the shells off by added a bit of white gel pen detail and a shadow to really make them pop! 

If you'd like to see the technique in action I used it for a Hero Arts Live just this week. You can find it here. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Don't forget to visit all the countdown posts for the greatest chance to win! 


Supplies:
Affiliate links are used
Hero Hues Cardstock Nautical
Hero Hues Cardstock Nautical
Shop at:
HA
Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock
Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock
Shop at:
HA
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Set of 3
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Set of 3
Shop at:
SSS | HBS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Shop at:
SSS | SB
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
Shop at:
SSS
Create Your Own Magnetic Glass Craft Mat
Create Your Own Magnetic Glass Craft Mat
Shop at:
GBS
White Detail Embossing Powder
White Detail Embossing Powder
Shop at:
HA
Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool
Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool
Shop at:
TRHD | HBS
UNIVERSAL PLATE SYSTEM
UNIVERSAL PLATE SYSTEM
Shop at:
SSS | SB
White Hero Pearls
White Hero Pearls
Shop at:
HA
Altenew Stampwheel
Altenew Stampwheel
Shop at:
Altenew
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER
Shop at:
SSS | SB | EH | HBS
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER
Shop at:
SSS | SB | EH | HBS
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Small
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Small
Shop at:
HA
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Medium
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Medium
Shop at:
HA
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Large
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Large
Shop at:
HA
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Extra Large
Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush Extra Large
Shop at:
HA
Hero Tools Handy Holder
Hero Tools Handy Holder
Shop at:
HA
Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 DIE CUTTING AND EMBOSSING MACHINE
Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 DIE CUTTING AND EMBOSSING MACHINE
Shop at:
SSS | SB | BA | SB
Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad
Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS | HA
Hexagon Infinity Dies
Hexagon Infinity Dies
Shop at:
HA
Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
Shop at:
HA
Glitter Paper Basics
Glitter Paper Basics
Shop at:
HA
Splash Reactive Ink
Splash Reactive Ink
Shop at:
HA
Blue Raspberry Reactive Ink
Blue Raspberry Reactive Ink
Shop at:
HA
Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink
Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink
Shop at:
HA
Creamsicle Reactive Ink
Creamsicle Reactive Ink
Shop at:
HA
Lemon Drop Reactive Ink
Lemon Drop Reactive Ink
Shop at:
HA
Berry Smoothie Reactive Ink
Berry Smoothie Reactive Ink
Shop at:
HA
Taffy Reactive Ink
Taffy Reactive Ink
Shop at:
HA
Hero Paste Glitter
Hero Paste Glitter
Shop at:
HA
Hero Arts PRECISION GLUE
Hero Arts PRECISION GLUE
Shop at:
HA

19 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely shell card! I like the frame and colors.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the technique you used for the shells! I am as out to try it. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Kelly, your cards are always so pretty! Thanks for sharing:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is beautiful! I haven't done the white base ink on dark cardstock in a while; need to do that. Love the results!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a fun spotlight card design, the palette is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the contrast of the shells on the dark background. Such a fun technique.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for showing me a new technique!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the color combinations! Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This stencil is amazing I can't water to use it

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a stunning technique! I will definitely be trying this!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is so pretty. I really need to try that technique with the white base.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love these pretty shells! Beautiful cards!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ooooo loving this beach/ ocean theme! Can’t wait for the full reveal ♥️
    Janet Trapp

    ReplyDelete
  14. Pretty card, love the way the shells look.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Gorgeous card. I love how you used the hex frame to feature the seashells!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is such a beautiful card! I really love the colors you used :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great card! This is a great MMH kit!

    ReplyDelete
  18. your shells are great, thanks as always for sharing and all the inspiration,

    ReplyDelete