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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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Margie Manis
Margie Manis

August 03, 2018

darling card

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman

August 03, 2018

O M G…how awesome is that die! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Great job HA!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 03, 2018

Oooh this is such a fun creation!! Love the colors :)

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

August 03, 2018

Lovely scene created using the Fancy Die. This is going to be such a fun kit! Thank you for the inspiration.

Tasha Shephard
Tasha Shephard

August 03, 2018

Wow! That die cut is awesome and so detailed! Hero Arts did awesome with that die!

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

August 03, 2018

Love the look of this card….wonderful to give to a coffee drinking buddy. Such pretty colors. Makes me want to go to the coffee shop. I have the perfect friend in mind to sent it to. Looking forward to more peeks. Can’t wait to get the August Kit.

Lili L Shintani
Lili L Shintani

August 03, 2018

This is such a beautiful card, and shaker card too! Thanks for the idea, but i know i’m NOT going to get this. LOL!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

August 03, 2018

W#ow what a wonderful kit this is shaping up to be. Hero Arts only seems to hit home runs! Bravo.

Mary M
Mary M

August 03, 2018

I just love coffee themed sets….might have to add this to my stash!

Robin P
Robin P

August 03, 2018

Wow, this is an amazing card. Love that you watercolored it.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 03, 2018

OMG, this card is gorgeous and I love the Café die!!

Dgolly
Dgolly

August 03, 2018

Super Cute. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

August 03, 2018

Nice!

Hannah Cleveland
Hannah Cleveland

August 03, 2018

Any coffe related is my weakness! This is so adorable!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 03, 2018

I love the blue color… so vivid and the sequins make it pop!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

August 03, 2018

This an amazing die! I love the cafe scene and shaker card.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 03, 2018

This card is absolutely charming!

Katie
Katie

August 03, 2018

Awesome, this reminds me of my travels through Paris

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

August 03, 2018

Love this die! Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

August 03, 2018

This card is so beautiful!! That fancy die is gorgeous. So different than anything else I’ve seen. Love how you turned it into a shaker card!

JoAnn Markham
JoAnn Markham

August 03, 2018

This is an awesome die!! I am super excited to use this!!!

Angie Hall
Angie Hall

August 03, 2018

This scene card is so cute. Great colors and staging.

Chris
Chris

August 03, 2018

Beautiful card Emily. I love your use of colors and can’t wait to see the kit. :)

Teresa Yturralde
Teresa Yturralde

August 03, 2018

Coffee, cafe, shaker card…my happy place!

Laurie
Laurie

August 03, 2018

I LOVE this card. It feels like an invitation to a quaint little French Café – I can’t wait to go.

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

August 03, 2018

Such a beautiful card! Love that die!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

August 03, 2018

Wow – what a gorgeous scene that die creates. Love this card so much – thanks for the inspiration.

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

August 03, 2018

I love Coffee…!!!!!!!! Who wouldn’t love this awesome kit???? I think it is wonderful……Win, Win, Win….good luck to everyone…(but I hope it’s me…tee hee hee)

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

August 03, 2018

I love coffee and your ideas are delicious looking.

Kelly
Kelly

August 03, 2018

Really excited by this months kit, can’t wait to see everything.

VickiD
VickiD

August 03, 2018

Gorgeous! I love shaker cards (-:

Christine
Christine

August 03, 2018

I love this, thanks for the creative idea.

Kailash
Kailash

August 03, 2018

Oh my this scene is so adorable, love the quaint cafe look!

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

August 03, 2018

I agree, life does begin AFTER coffee! I love this card! Cannot wait for the kit release.

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

August 03, 2018

LOVE THE COFFEE SCENE…FANTASTIC JOB!

Deane McPherson
Deane McPherson

August 03, 2018

Love how this is colored

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

August 03, 2018

This die looks like fun! Your card is super cute! Thanks for sharing!

Karen W
Karen W

August 03, 2018

A cute little Cafe! I cant wait to see the release.

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

August 03, 2018

Omg I’m crazy in love with this die. Boy I’m going to have so much fun playing with it.

Jo Ann Danchik
Jo Ann Danchik

August 03, 2018

How adorable. It reminds me of a small outdoor Parisian cafe.

Lourdes Gonzalez
Lourdes Gonzalez

August 03, 2018

That is so awesome!! The cafe scene is stunning!

KimKaz
KimKaz

August 03, 2018

I love your watercoloring technique – it creates a lovely cafe scene. The die is a must have for my collection, too.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

August 03, 2018

Really sweet card. This is going to be a fun kit.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

August 03, 2018

I am even more curious about this kit. What a beautiful card you have made!!

Toni L
Toni L

August 03, 2018

How cute is this! The die looks fabulous—great ob Emily.

Ramya Abhijit Paul
Ramya Abhijit Paul

August 03, 2018

What a lovely scene 😍😍 love this wonderful card ❤️❤️

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

August 03, 2018

WOW!!

Judith M Hernandez
Judith M Hernandez

August 03, 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!

KARI L MANO
KARI L MANO

August 03, 2018

How unique this die is, lovely card, so excited because I love any stamps sets that are coffee themed.

Marlene twilley
Marlene twilley

August 03, 2018

Wonderful job creating a lovely and relaxing card. I can see myself sitting there sipping morning coffee. Glad you used some of the her arts liquid waterclors

Celeste
Celeste

August 03, 2018

That fancy die is fantastic! And I love how you did your colors!!

Linda Lipford
Linda Lipford

August 03, 2018

You had me at coffee!

Sibylle
Sibylle

August 03, 2018

Wow. This is brilliant.

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

August 03, 2018

What a dazzling image. xx

FD91354
FD91354

August 03, 2018

What a fun fancy frame! Way to go Hero Arts! Love this so far!

PamR
PamR

August 03, 2018

I would love to visit this little cafe Emily! Love it!

Shannon
Shannon

August 03, 2018

The coffee shop shaker card that’s a great idea and design. Love the colors and can’t wait to make one and send it off to friends! Delightful!

Jenine
Jenine

August 03, 2018

I love the blue take on an outdoor cafe!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 03, 2018

absolutely gorgeous!!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

August 03, 2018

What a terrific card! So detailed and full of life! Love the sentiment!

Suzanne Janicki
Suzanne Janicki

August 03, 2018

A good cup of coffee in an outdoor cafe anywhere in the world is always a celebration

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

August 03, 2018

What a beautiful fancy die! Hero Arts makes the best dies for shakers!!

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

August 03, 2018

Wowsers!!! I LO❤️E COFFEE and this looks so very cute!! Can’t wait to see the complete reveal. This is just a lovely card and the blues are so pretty!

Darla
Darla

August 03, 2018

Such a cute card! I love everything coffee!

Amy b
Amy b

August 03, 2018

That is just to die for!!

Nina Triano
Nina Triano

August 03, 2018

Beautiful card! So excited to see the kit!!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

August 03, 2018

oh, the cafe scene fancy die is spectacular! love it.

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

August 03, 2018

That fancy die is amazing! I can’t wait to make some cafe scene cards!!! I’m so excited for this kit!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 03, 2018

Loving this die! Beautiful card! Great colors and such a charming shaker!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

August 03, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the fancy cafe die! Can’t wait to see more!

Jackie
Jackie

August 03, 2018

OMG! Can’t wait for the kit. Thanks for sharing…..

MelissaF
MelissaF

August 03, 2018

BEAUTIFUL shaker card, LOVE this fancy scene die, so charming!

Cindy rice
Cindy rice

August 03, 2018

I love this card!!! Love that fancy die too!! What a great kit.

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