Welcome to this month’s My Monthly Hero Blog Hop! Today, I’m featuring the January Word Fancy Die as well as the Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink (included in the Main Kit). The ink/paint is thick and can be watered down to paint with, but I decided to ink-smoosh for a fun background.
I placed some ink on my glass mat, then added water to mix. Then I used my Bristol Smooth cardstock to smoosh over the ink, drying with my heat tool after each smoosh. I did this 4-5 times. The panel was a little warped after all the smooshing and heating – to fix this, I ran my panel through a laminator. Have you ever done that? I thought it was genius when I read someone else had done this – I believe it was Vicki Boutin!
I love the organic look that ink-smooshing gives – almost like alcohol ink in the ribbons it creates when drying. To give it more interest, I also splattered the panel with white paint.
While my panel dried, I die-cut the word January 4 times – 3 in white and one in white glitter cardstock. I stacked them to give to give some height to the word before adhering it to my ink-smooshed panel.
4″ x 6″ Clear Stamp Set
14 Coordinating Fancy Dies
8 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Cardstock (Gold Breeze, Kraft, Fireweed, Rose)
Pink Sparkle Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.
Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink
2 Yards Pink Satin Ribbon
Kit Value: $76
Kit Cost: $34.99
Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky commenter, picked randomly from comments left across the hop.
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HA My Monthly Hero January 2020
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
SSS | AMZN
HA Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded Cards
HA | SSS | EH
SSS White Glitter Cardstock
SSS | EH | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
SSS | EH | HMSB
Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
TS | SSS | EH | HMSB
TH Glass Media Mat
TS | SSS | EH
91 thoughts on “Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero January 2020 Blog Hop + Giveaway”
Oooh your ink smooshed background is just gorgeous and a wonderful way to showcase the simple die cut!
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Love the die and explaining how you stacked it!!!
Very pretty. I like the background.
I really love the color of that metallic ink. It is so pretty for your background. I like that you let it be the star of the show.
Love all the flower themed stamp that goes with the kit. Thanks for sharing. The metallic ink background is gorgeous!
Oooo your metallic ink smooshing came out very nice! I just did some of that last night. Nice idea about putting a few layers together for the sentiment.
Absolutely gorgeous!!! So happy to see the January die used in the blog hop! Very excited to use the aqua ink myself!!
Gorgeous card. Your background is stunning.
Wow you took ink smooshing to a whole new level and running it through a laminator is genius.