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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse August 04, 2018 402 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. Now let's join Ilina who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Welcome back to day #2 of the August My Monthly Hero countdown. Ilina Crouse here this morning with another look at this month's kit. I am a huge coffee lover, so this kit is right up my alley. 

For my card today I used the cafe scene Fancy Die to dry emboss on piece of Snow Layering Paper. Once done, the piece was trimmed down to 3 3/4" x 5" and ink blended using Cotton Candy ink. Then I splashed little bit of the new Cocoa Liquid Watercolor (one of the new add-ons this month.)

Stamp the two coffee cups using Intense Black Ink and die cut them, as well as some of the tiny hearts (I cut those by hand). Then colored using Copic markers. 

To create the shaped foam, I stamped the images into the coffee cups and used them as a guide line to apply the Crystal Clear Lacquer pen. While it was still wet I applied White Puff embossing powder and heat set it. This will look like foam! It's an amazing effect. Both the lacquer pen and White Puff embossing powder come in this month's kit.

Stamp the sentiment onto some dark brown card stock and emboss with White embossing powder, cut to size and assemble the whole card onto Kraft folded note card, adding some Champagne sequins as a finishing effect, along with some lacquer pen onto the tiny hearts. Let it dry before handling.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you are inspired. Don't forget to check back later today (and tomorrow) for more creative inspiration using this kit. 

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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Didi Leonard
Didi Leonard

August 14, 2018

OMG I just love what you created! The foam on top of the coffee is unbelievable! A barista could not have done it better LOL Your card is my favourite of all!

Chana
Chana

August 10, 2018

Love the overhead perspective!
Hugz!

Tammy
Tammy

August 06, 2018

so pretty

Tracy B
Tracy B

August 06, 2018

Love this card! The colors & the dry embossed background are great!

Marlene Turbett
Marlene Turbett

August 06, 2018

Love this kit and all the possibilities.

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

August 06, 2018

Love the use of the die stamped on foam, clever.

Kathy
Kathy

August 06, 2018

This puff looks great

Iris
Iris

August 06, 2018

Too stinkin cute! I need this kit in my life.

Purvi
Purvi

August 06, 2018

Whoever receives this card will be amazed and the realistic foam in the cup. Beautiful card and wonderful product. Can’t wait to play with that. Thanks Hero Arts for inspiring creativity and bringing fun new products!

Anna Ridderstrand
Anna Ridderstrand

August 06, 2018

Nice color-combo. Like this card alot.

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

August 06, 2018

Thanks for showing how we can get so much more out of our dies by embossing with them. Love this card.

Laurie M.
Laurie M.

August 06, 2018

Love the dry embossing for the background and the choice of colors. Beautifully layered elements.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

August 06, 2018

Such a cute card! I just can’t get over the puffy embossing powder…must have! 😍

Karen L K
Karen L K

August 06, 2018

So much fun with the puff embossing powder! I like that background a lot too with the embossing and nice pink ink.

Frances
Frances

August 06, 2018

I love the subtle detail of the cafe site embossed into the paper. There are so many uses for our dies that I don’t always think of.

Lisa Peters
Lisa Peters

August 06, 2018

I’ve never tried dry embossing with dies, but I LOVE the subtle boost it gives to your card!! Thanks for inspiring me to give it a try with your lovely sample!

Dana M
Dana M

August 05, 2018

Fabulous card! Love the embossed coffee shop in the background, and that foam is awesome!

Kate B
Kate B

August 05, 2018

So pretty! I love the ombre ink blending and the dry embossed background!

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

August 05, 2018

Love the puff. Cute card,

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

August 05, 2018

Cute card for a coffee barista!

Golda
Golda

August 05, 2018

What a lovely card. Great background with the die impression.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

August 05, 2018

i really like how you dry embossed the die for the background and the color is so lovely!

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 05, 2018

Ooh- I’m so enjoying the coffee theme, and your use of the puff embossing powder is so clever… the coffee jumps off the page!

Eve
Eve

August 05, 2018

Oh oh oh… CoooFeeee! Love them, and the stamps! <3

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

August 05, 2018

Love the white puff embossing. Very clever! Takes the card up a notch.

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

August 05, 2018

Yummy puffy foam and lived your design!! Gorgeous pink bg too!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

August 05, 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE the puff embossing powder with the lacquer pen! So gorgeous!

Sheanna Nesseralla
Sheanna Nesseralla

August 05, 2018

Cannot wait I love coffee, and stamps, and hero arts, and dies.

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

August 05, 2018

cute

Terry Ladwig
Terry Ladwig

August 05, 2018

Love this card…and the kit! Can’t wait to see what is all in it!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

August 05, 2018

Love the way you used the die to emboss the card! Beautiful card!

Tonya
Tonya

August 05, 2018

I love the color combination you chose and the top of the coffee is just fun!

Betsy L
Betsy L

August 05, 2018

Genius move on the white puff on the cream of the coffees! The dry embossing detail in the background really makes the card pop!

Maria Elena Castilla (Mary)
Maria Elena Castilla (Mary)

August 05, 2018

Ph wow Ilina i love all those little details on your cards. You are suchan inspiration. Love the pink background! Beautiful card.

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

August 05, 2018

Nice card.

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

August 05, 2018

I love the die being used to emboss. Also love the color scheme. Awesome card!

Dawn Fields
Dawn Fields

August 05, 2018

Ilina, this is so pretty! I love the stamped images inside the cups!

Neshia W
Neshia W

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card. Great technique used for a stunning effect.

Cathy Jordison
Cathy Jordison

August 05, 2018

Oh my goodness! Love your card!❤You’ve added so much dimension and colors. Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to get the kit tomorrow!🌞

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

August 05, 2018

Love the dry embossing technique and how you used the lacker pen to add embossing powder! It’s a lovely card. Thanks

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait to try the puffy embossing powder

eileen bochsler
eileen bochsler

August 05, 2018

Lovin’ this latte collection!

Janet
Janet

August 05, 2018

Great card, the puffy embossing card can be used in so many ways!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

August 05, 2018

Loving the look of the white puff embossing powder with this set.

Vikki Hein
Vikki Hein

August 05, 2018

So cool with that foam

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

August 05, 2018

Loving the embossing with the die. More than one application for a product is super exciting! I am also jn love with this foaming embossing powder.

Sue SK
Sue SK

August 05, 2018

Love the foam created with marker and white puff embossing powder.

Marsha Segard
Marsha Segard

August 05, 2018

The lacquer pen sounds like a great addition to card making! I love the effect!

Cheyenne Feece
Cheyenne Feece

August 05, 2018

So cute! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly Perdue
Beverly Perdue

August 05, 2018

Love the amazing effect of the foam in the coffee.

Maryann
Maryann

August 05, 2018

Cute card! I’m drawn to the lattes, but also really like the textured embossed background.

BRENDA C WILKINSON
BRENDA C WILKINSON

August 05, 2018

Love the embossing and soft pink background. Those latte coffees are the bomb!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

August 05, 2018

Love the color combination. Thank you for sharing.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

August 05, 2018

Ilina that is a spectacular card! I love the white puff embossing powder – it really does look like real foam in a latte; too cool!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

August 05, 2018

You’ve made a sweet card ! I love your choice of colours.

Sarah Mix
Sarah Mix

August 05, 2018

Love the embossed die and the foam design in the coffee cups!! So cute!!

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

August 05, 2018

Looks like a great kit! Such a cute card. I really like the embossed background too!!

Jewel Allen
Jewel Allen

August 05, 2018

Love the color pink! ☕️

Trinity Knieriem
Trinity Knieriem

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait…one more day😊

Trinity Knieriem
Trinity Knieriem

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait…one more day😊

Erika Hayes
Erika Hayes

August 05, 2018

Excited to see this complete reveal!

Joanne
Joanne

August 05, 2018

So lovely – from the fancy die to the lattes and everything in between!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

August 05, 2018

Love the Foam Effect….. can’t wait to play with it! come on Monday!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 05, 2018

Love the use of the die for embossing the background, the colors and the foam, lovely!!

Kristina Hein
Kristina Hein

August 05, 2018

The foam is so very cool!

Donna J Billingsley
Donna J Billingsley

August 05, 2018

Lovely design in the coffee! All the cards are adorable. TFS!

Sylvia Vicari
Sylvia Vicari

August 05, 2018

Love it

Melisse McF
Melisse McF

August 05, 2018

Coffee art stamps!
I’ve tried to create coffee art with laughable results… a stamped version is more up my alley.

Elicia Bianco
Elicia Bianco

August 05, 2018

I like the way they look at the cup. cute concept

RuthJ
RuthJ

August 05, 2018

Just perfect for so many I send cards to!

Debbie Winkler
Debbie Winkler

August 05, 2018

Very excited about the new release. Your card is delicious..:)

 Veronica Barba
Veronica Barba

August 05, 2018

Love the colors! Can’t wait to get it!

Lori D
Lori D

August 05, 2018

I love that little latte cup! I know some friends who need a card made with this one. :)

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 05, 2018

Yummy colors and textures! Beautiful card!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

August 05, 2018

Great way to use all elements on the kit, I can see the possibilities 😉

Cynthia
Cynthia

August 05, 2018

Love the colors & the shapes foam!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

August 05, 2018

I love the use of the white embossing powder as it makes it look 3 dimensional.

Sally
Sally

August 05, 2018

I have many friends that is coffee lover, this would be a great set for me to make cards for them.

Keely Forrest
Keely Forrest

August 05, 2018

Love the foam swirl in the cups. Pretty card.

Claudia N
Claudia N

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card! Really liked the embossed background, very subtle but can tell it’s a coffee shop!!

Michelle Thompson
Michelle Thompson

August 05, 2018

Love the card and foam effect!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

August 05, 2018

So feminine and pretty in pink! Love the background and puffy embossing to give the coffe cups a realistic look!!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

August 05, 2018

Very cool background! Love the coffee!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

August 05, 2018

Very cute with the White puff embossing powder. Can’t wait for the entire reveal.

Rachelle Oltean
Rachelle Oltean

August 05, 2018

This is a beautiful card and I love the top-view of the coffee cups!

Josmary
Josmary

August 05, 2018

I love this die. Can’t wait to see full kit

Lytona K
Lytona K

August 05, 2018

The dry embossing is really nice. Awesome card.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

August 05, 2018

Love the soft embossed cafe background and the white puff cream designs in the lattes!

Kathy Wade
Kathy Wade

August 05, 2018

So pretty! Love the pink and the design of this card.

Bonita M
Bonita M

August 05, 2018

Simple but fun card. Love it!

Laurie VanDerLinden
Laurie VanDerLinden

August 05, 2018

I love the technique you used on the foam – this kit looks amazing so far!

Michelle
Michelle

August 05, 2018

This is so cute – the color combination is very pleasing. Plus, I am loving that puff embossing powder!

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

August 05, 2018

Love it, Gotta have it ,
Mandy
Mandy

August 05, 2018

A very special card. Can’t wait for the release, it is going to such fun playing with the kit.

Melissa
Melissa

August 05, 2018

Oooh! The puff embossing powder looks fun to play with!

Kathie Krawczyk
Kathie Krawczyk

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card! I love the dry embossing done with dies. I can’t wait to try out this kit.

Jennifer Richardson
Jennifer Richardson

August 05, 2018

Love the embossing.

Kelly Jo
Kelly Jo

August 05, 2018

I love your card. Very creative use of the puffing embossing powder.

Mateja P
Mateja P

August 05, 2018

Love the subtle texture of the background. Looks amazing :)

Donna U
Donna U

August 05, 2018

Enjoy this card!

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