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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea 2+ Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett August 03, 2018 473 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the August My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, August 6th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Monday. Now let's join Emily who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today with some more inspiration using the fantastic new coffee-themed August My Monthly Hero kit. This month's kit features a beautiful, 6x8 stamp set, coordinating dies, as well as an utterly lovely Fancy Die that creates a lush little cafe scene. I've chosen to use the Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors to create a shaker card with this fancy die. 

I started by die cutting this gorgeous Fancy Die from some watercolor paper. It cut beautifully with just two passes in my Vagabond; no need to use a craft knife to cut sections that didn't cut all the way through. I then used the Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors in shades of Artprint Brown, Black, Pine, Dark Teal, Purple, and Indigo to add some color to this little cafe scene. It's a little looser and less precisely shadowed than I normally like, but I think it adds an element of charm....at least that's what I'm telling myself. ;) 

After I had completed my watercoloring, I backed the panel with some acetate, then added a frame of foam tape to the back to create the shaker element. I used my MISTI to place the sentiment from the new August My Monthly Hero kit in just the right spot on the card front, then white heat embossed it on an A2 panel of Pool card stock. 

The final step was to fill the shaker with some Ombre Ocean sequins. 

Well, that's all for me today! Stay tuned all weekend long for lots of inspiration from the Creative Team using the new August My Monthly Hero kit. Thanks so much for visiting!

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 all the comments left across all the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, August 6th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern time. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!

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Chana
Chana

August 10, 2018

So very pretty!
Hugz!

Lisa Hicks
Lisa Hicks

August 08, 2018

Your fancy die card is lovely. It takes me somewhere wonderful. The shaker element is a great idea.

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

August 08, 2018

That twilight shaker card is an absolute winner!!

Susan
Susan

August 08, 2018

Love it a latte what was done making the die into a shaker card. Can’t wait to try it!!!!

Wendy Stevens
Wendy Stevens

August 07, 2018

I love making shaker cards. This has so much dimension and detail, it surpasses any I have seen to date. Love, love it a latte!

Tammy
Tammy

August 06, 2018

so sweet

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

August 06, 2018

I am deciding whether to buy this kit, but after seeing this card I may need to. Beautiful card!

Annie Solomon
Annie Solomon

August 06, 2018

I Love this. Went all over looking for the cute little tables, then realized you drew the yourself! Wonderful.

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

August 06, 2018

This is the most heavenly little cafe! As Tina Fey’s daughter would say, “I want to go to there!”
Thanks for this wonderful inspiration :)
Dorothea

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

August 06, 2018

I love it!

Rod Mongenel
Rod Mongenel

August 06, 2018

Wow just WOW!

Marlene Turbett
Marlene Turbett

August 06, 2018

Beautiful love the watercolors.

Kelly Jo
Kelly Jo

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card.

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

August 06, 2018

Love the fancy die and the color choice, it’s so striking.

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

August 06, 2018

Oh my! That die is just too cool! Love how you used it!

Kathy
Kathy

August 06, 2018

Love this card – looks like underwater paris

Iris
Iris

August 06, 2018

Adorable card!

Purvi
Purvi

August 06, 2018

This card is the most amazing one out of August card kit- a beautiful shaker with detailed diecut. I am a sucker for intricate dies and who wouldn’t, no amount of glam and glitter would match the charm of such diecuts. Fancy dies of your kits are the most appealing elements for me. Can’t wait to get this kit.

Anna Ridderstrand
Anna Ridderstrand

August 06, 2018

Awesome card. It reminds me of a trip to Paris with my mother 29 years ago. Absolutely love it!

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

August 06, 2018

The watercolor die cuts are so vibrant. Beautiful card.

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

August 06, 2018

Love the detail in the die city. Fun to set the scene. Clever use of shaker.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

August 06, 2018

Loving that fancy die! Gorgeous card!

Sara Cook
Sara Cook

August 06, 2018

Love the scene. I’m from Seattle so this is a perfect sentiment.

Frances
Frances

August 06, 2018

The intricate die and watercolor really hit this card out of the park. Beautiful!

Jane
Jane

August 06, 2018

I love the watercolor, definitely gives the scene a Paris cafe vibe!

Lisa Peters
Lisa Peters

August 06, 2018

Its so amazing the depth and color that was achieved with your sample! Such talent and inspiration!! Thanks for sharing!

Dana M
Dana M

August 06, 2018

Adorable shaker card! Love the little coffee shop scene, so beautifully watercolored.

Kate B
Kate B

August 05, 2018

I love the scene you created with this card! The added color to the die is superb & I like how you turned it into a shaker!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

August 05, 2018

What a cute café scene! Feels like Paris.

Golda
Golda

August 05, 2018

I love your pretty scene and especially that you made it a shaker! What a fun die.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

August 05, 2018

i love the way you painted the die background. so very pretty.

Katrina
Katrina

August 05, 2018

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 05, 2018

Beautiful, and yes, a very charming cafe scene! If it weren’t nearly 11 pm when viewing this, I’d be inspired to head out for a cuppa!

Eve
Eve

August 05, 2018

This is def. my kind of card. <3

 Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

August 05, 2018

This is going to be so hard to wait!!! This kit is already a must have for all of us coffee lovers!! And this is such a darling cafe scene!! So real and loved all the details of the die cut image!!!

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

August 05, 2018

Makes me want to go to a cafe for a latte right now! Love it!

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

August 05, 2018

Makes me want to go to a cafe for a latte right now! Love it!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

August 05, 2018

What a gorgeous die! This shaker card is stunning!

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

August 05, 2018

Ooooooh Nice die cuts

Terry Ladwig
Terry Ladwig

August 05, 2018

Love this card!

Tonya
Tonya

August 05, 2018

Great card, your shading looks fantastic!

Maria Elena Castilla
Maria Elena Castilla

August 05, 2018

OMG this is card is outstanding. My favorite one. The scene you created this just out of this world. Love, love love it!

Dawn Fields
Dawn Fields

August 05, 2018

Emily, I love how you made this a shaker card! This card is very pretty. I need this cafe scene die…it’s fabulous!

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

August 05, 2018

I adore this card! So cute!

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

Wow—this card is stunning! Can hardly wait to see this die in the release.

Neshia W
Neshia W

August 05, 2018

This is a beautiful cafe scene!!!

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

August 05, 2018

I can’t wait to use that fancy die. Great inspiration. Thank you

Cathy Jordison
Cathy Jordison

August 05, 2018

Love this card! So much dimension and colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

August 05, 2018

I can almost smell the coffee from here, lol

eileen bochsler
eileen bochsler

August 05, 2018

What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing it.

Janet
Janet

August 05, 2018

Stunning card, just love it!!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

August 05, 2018

wow that’s just gorgeous i love the die and the colours

Vikki Hein
Vikki Hein

August 05, 2018

Awesome card

Sue SK
Sue SK

August 05, 2018

Love the scene silhouette die. Fun to make it a shaker card!

Marsha Segard
Marsha Segard

August 05, 2018

I love the three dimensional aspect of this card. I love little scenes for a little more interest!

Cheyenne Feece
Cheyenne Feece

August 05, 2018

I just love everything about this card! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Beverly Perdue
Beverly Perdue

August 05, 2018

Great shaker card! Love the fancy die.

Zehra
Zehra

August 05, 2018

Pretty card, love the cute cups.

Diane Housel
Diane Housel

August 05, 2018

Love coffee themed stamps & dies! Can’t wait to see the August release! Love the cafe card!!

Roberta Crowley
Roberta Crowley

August 05, 2018

Just lovely

Maryann
Maryann

August 05, 2018

I love a sidewalk café. Beautiful card!

BRENDA C WILKINSON
BRENDA C WILKINSON

August 05, 2018

This is the most perfect cafe with such fun little tables and chairs and canopy. The colors are beautiful and warm. Got to go get a cup of coffee now.

Di Brown
Di Brown

August 05, 2018

Fantastic card, love the scene you have created. Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration.

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

August 05, 2018

I am in love with the cafe scene. I am going to love this kit.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

August 05, 2018

Oooh…loving that fancy background die!! Beautiful!!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

August 05, 2018

Emily, love your shaker card – that Cafe Scene Fancy Die looks like one I have to have!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

August 05, 2018

That’s a wonderful card ! The tiny cups and coffee pot are irresistible !!

Sarah Mix
Sarah Mix

August 05, 2018

So cute! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Jewel Allen
Jewel Allen

August 05, 2018

Love the shaker element 😃

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

August 05, 2018

Ooooooh so cute!!!!! awesome creation!

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

August 05, 2018

Wow! Love this so so much! Reminds me of a little cafe in New Orleans. The colors are just perfect. Thanks so much for the creative inspiration!

Kristina Hein
Kristina Hein

August 05, 2018

What an absolutely gorgeous card Emily! Well done!

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

August 05, 2018

Your card makes me feel like I’m in Paris. I can’t wait to try and make a similar card.

Sylvia Vicari
Sylvia Vicari

August 05, 2018

Wow…I love this card

Melisse McF
Melisse McF

August 05, 2018

Love it when the kit includes a fancy die – I can’t really afford to buy them separately.
As always, Emily’s watercolor is perfection!

Elicia Bianco
Elicia Bianco

August 05, 2018

What a good idea for a shaker card. I like the colors

RuthJ
RuthJ

August 05, 2018

Perfect combination of color and style!

Debbie Winkler
Debbie Winkler

August 05, 2018

Your card is breath taking. I can’t wait to get the release!!

Veronica Barba
Veronica Barba

August 05, 2018

Paris coffee shop! Love it!

Lori D
Lori D

August 05, 2018

What a cute card! This kit is going to be so fun to play with!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 05, 2018

Love this adorable cafe scene! Beautiful colors and details! Fabulous card! What a treat it would be to get this in the mail!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

August 05, 2018

I totally resemble that sentiment!

Cynthia
Cynthia

August 05, 2018

Lovely cafe scene!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

August 05, 2018

I love shaker cards and the adorable scene created using new Hero arts dies!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

August 05, 2018

Love this!

Sally
Sally

August 05, 2018

Love the blue tone of this card. Giving a relaxing mood. Just want to get a cup of coffee to relax.

Keely Forrest
Keely Forrest

August 05, 2018

Oh, lots of gorgeous detail. Lovely card!

Darlene
Darlene

August 05, 2018

This card is amazing! I love Hero Arts Monthly card kits. They are so unique!

Michelle Thompson
Michelle Thompson

August 05, 2018

Such a great card! I love the fancy die!

Michelle Thompson
Michelle Thompson

August 05, 2018

Such a great card! I love the fancy die!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

August 05, 2018

Wow, this is gorgeous! You’ve created a lovely scene and the water coloring is gorgeous! I love it and would be happy to sit and drink a cup of coffee at this little cafe!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

August 05, 2018

This little coffee shop is adorable. What a great kit for coffee lovers. You did it again Hero Arts.

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

August 05, 2018

What an elegant setting!

Marjorie Estey
Marjorie Estey

August 05, 2018

So looking forward to this release. Such fun ideas . I love the colors in the cafe scene. Can’t wait.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 05, 2018

What a charming card! Can hardly wait to get my kit!

Rachelle Oltean
Rachelle Oltean

August 05, 2018

This fancy die is unbelievable – it’s the reason that I will be purchasing the kit this month!

Lytona K
Lytona K

August 05, 2018

Love this card. Such pretty watercolor!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

August 05, 2018

Just when I thought I had too many coffee sets, THIS had to come along and now I NEED one more! I am head-over-heels in love with this cafe scene!!

Bonita M
Bonita M

August 05, 2018

Gorgeous card….love the die cut!

Laurie VanDerLinden
Laurie VanDerLinden

August 05, 2018

This is an amazing card! Kit looks awesome this month!

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