Hello stampers! It’s time for this month’s Awesome Add-ons feature. Before we check out the project inspiration, here’s a look at all of the add-on products introduced in conjunction with the August kit — 14 in total! They’ll take your creativity to out-of-this-world levels…
Today our Creative Team is going to share some fabulous “beyond the kit” ideas for a few of the add-ons. First up is Michelle with a beautiful way to use one of our new 4×6″ clear sets.
Michelle: I was really drawn to the Dream Big set. It is such a fun set that is really versatile but I think it is especially perfect for encouragement cards. You can do anything that you put your mind to, even reaching for the planets!
I first took the girl and stamped her on to a piece of white cardstock. I made a mask for her and then stamped the planet balloons so that she was holding them in her hand. I made a mask for these too. I wanted it to look like the girl was looking up at a galaxy so I masked off the bottom right portion of the panel and then set about creating my background. Using Copic Markers and an air brush I first added bright colours to the background in green, purple, yellow, blue and pink. I then went over these colours with a dark grey and black. I then took some white paint and splattered this over.
Once dry, I removed the masks from the panel and coloured the girl and planets using Copic Markers also. I took the ‘dream big’ sentiment and stamped this on to the piece using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and then heat set. The panel was added to a white A2 card base and then to finish off, I added shimmer pen to the planets, along with Nuvo glitter dots to Saturn.
Next up, Amy continues the “dream” theme with a sweet, cloudy creation.
Amy: This month’s add-ons are so fun, check out Cloudy Animals.
I’m a huge fan of nautical designs so I knew that I wanted to ink up the ship and whale! I started with a panel from the Sea Mix Layering Papers pack. All the images were stamped on watercolor paper with Chalkboard Black ink. They’ve been watercolored with Zig Clean Color Markers. I used the Waves Stencil with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I flicked water droplets on the waves and waited for the panel to completely dry. Once dry, I heat embossed some of the various stars in the Cloudy Animals set in gold.
Do you see the new Nesting Cloudy Infinity die? I used white craft foam from my stash. The sentiment has been heat embossed in gold on black cardstock. The ship and whale have been adhered with foam dimensionals.
We hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek!