Hi Crafty Friends,
As my birthday was in March, I decided that my birthday present this year would be the March Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Card Kit and some of the add-on stamps/dies sets.
For my first card I decided to create a pop-up card using the pop-up die included in Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up die set.
I die cut the pop-up portion of the card from white cardstock. For the base of my card, I added color to the white cardstock using Catherine Pooler's Sand Castle ink, applying the ink to the card using one of the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence. Once I had the color added to the card, I then stamps Hero Arts Ocean Waves Bold Prints stamp to the card using the same ink, stamping it a couple of times to get a tone on tone effect.
I added patterned paper to the top portion of my card.
I used the fish bowl from Hero Arts Paper Layering Goldfish in Bowl die set. I sponged the inside of the fish bowl using Distress Oxide inks in various blues. I then added the goldfish and plants from the Pet Goldfish Clear Stamp set.
The sentiment used on the base of the card is from the March Card Kit and layered using rectangles from Hero Arts Infinity Rounded Rectangles die set.
I added borders to the top and bottom edges of the card using Technique Tuesday's Bubbles On The Border die set.
To decorate the front of my card, I created a scene to resemble the inside of my card. This time I used Fishy Stamp & Cut set, adding the fish & plant to the inside of the fish bowl which are again from the Pet Goldfish Clear Stamp set.
I used one of the banners from Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builders for the sentiment.
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