Mar 20, 2019

Under the Sea

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Last Friday I received my Hero Arts March My Monthly Hero kit and yesterday I finally found some time to get inky. You may  have read in a previous post that I wanted to make a shaker card, well, turns out I don't have any acetate sheets so instead I made a more traditional card using this gorgeous kit.

Using Bristol Vellum Paper for the background, I inked it up with the reactive ink cubes that were included in the March kit and flicked some water onto the ink making it react to the water. These inks are similar to the Distress inks and react to water the same way. Next I stamped the jelly fish using reactive sea glass ink from the kit and sprinkled it with  Sparkling Sea  embossing powder which was an Add-on item this month.  Underwater castle, fish and seahorses are also from the march kit, I used hickory smoke distress oxide ink for the castle, candied apple distress oxide for the seahorses and reactive blue water (stamped off once) for the little fish. 

The cute sentiment was stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The aquarium frame die is the main die included in the kit. It's a very intricate die that required another piece of card stock as an extra shim with my big shot machine. Scor tape was perfect to use to attach the frame to the background. To finish of the card I added some yellowish -orange fin sequins from this Seashore Sequin Pack  to  the card. The dew drops are part of the kit and make a perfect embellishment.


This cute kit is currently still in stock at Hero Arts and as usual kits are $34.99 plus shipping. (Or get it shipped for free with an order of $50 or more within the US.)  This is what the complete kit looks like:

March Kit Now Available!

Kit subscriptions are also available and when you are a subscriber your kit and any add-ons  will ship for free, but when you subscribe you will actually begin your subcription with the April kit,  not this one. You can read more here about how the kit subscriptions work. 







Sharing with these challenges:
Just Add Ink -  Something beginning with "J" (Jellyfish) // Cardz 4 Guyz - Die Cuts // As You Like It Challenge - Dies or Stencils and Why (I really like them both about equally, they are both fun to play with and both add fun details to a project, but today I am using a die.) // Mod Squad Challenge - Metal Dies // Incy Wincy Designs - masculine // The Paper Girls - Under the Sea // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters //  Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - Glitter 
Anything Goes:


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45 comments:

  1. Such an amazing card and new Hero release! They make it so much easier to make fantastic projects!

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    1. They really do make it easy! Thanks so much for stopping by, Christine!

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  2. This is a specular underwater scene. Fabulous kit from Hero Art
    Hugs
    Berni
    chasingthedream.

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    1. Thank you so much, Berni! It's such a fun kit!

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  3. Wow! Amazing underwater scene!! Love so much the frame and the perspective look! The jelly fish looks amazing and the dew drops are just perfect to give some light to the scene!

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    1. Thanks so much Alice, had so much fun getting inky :-)

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  4. What a swimmingly beautiful scene Ellibelle. The silhouette frames it nicely. So glad you shared with our Men/Boys challenge at Incy Wincy, CarolG

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    1. Thanks Carol, glad I was able to share this time!

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  5. Beautiful scene and a great sentiment with all the wonderful sea creatures. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at LTCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  7. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Ine! Looking forward to joining in again soon!

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  8. me again......This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Cute N Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  9. What a beautiful underwater scene card!
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

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  10. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that scene you created!!!!

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  11. Thank you for linking up to Mod Squad - A beautiful scenic card!

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  12. A very magical underwater scene Ellie, you can keep going back and looking again and seeing all different elements and scenes within it.

    B x

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  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  14. A fabulous card. Great design and wonderful scene.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore March Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

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  15. Hi Ellie, a super underwater scene, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

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  16. this is amazing, love it!!
    Thanks for Joining the TTCRD challenges and good luck!

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  17. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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  18. A great card. I love the background and the silhouettes. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian (DT).

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  19. Love the way you have framed your underwater scene! Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  20. Wonderful card, the under the sea theme is so creative. Thank you for joining The Creative Crafters challenge #14.

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  21. What a beautiful underwater scene! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls! Good Luck with your entry ~ Noelene DT

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  22. Beautiful scenic card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz

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  23. Beautiful card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator and Owner

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  24. Fabulous card - I love how you've used this die. Thank you for joining us at As You Like IT, Jayne

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  25. Lovely work, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Hugs
    Meena HLS DT

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  26. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEANN’S WORLD 101 challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  27. AWESOME card! All the little details are just perfect. Thanks for joining us this month at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenges! Good luck.

    Jess - DT

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  28. So beautifully done, Ellie, and I love the sparkle on the jellyfish! Fabulous underwater layout and design. Thanks so much for posting your delightful creation in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Hope to see you again next month.
    NanaConnie DT

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  29. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I keep telling myself to sign up for those kits and then I don't - LOL You created such a wonderful underwater scene. I just love every aspect of it! Thank you for participating with us over at Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenges. DT Melanie

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  30. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers March "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

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  31. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  32. Beautiful aquatic scene. Thank you for joining in the Friendship challenge at Path Of Positivity.

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