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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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Kim E. Sharabba
Kim E. Sharabba

August 05, 2018

Pink and brown is so beautiful together.

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

August 05, 2018

Ery cool card. I’m looking forward to getting this kit.
GabriellaB
GabriellaB

August 05, 2018

I love coffee

Katherine
Katherine

August 05, 2018

Fun fun fun card!

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

August 05, 2018

Thanks for sharing your awsome card. Love that you gave us the ideas for the hearts in coffee cups.

Jessica Lyczynski
Jessica Lyczynski

August 05, 2018

Super creative!

Melissa Barber
Melissa Barber

August 05, 2018

That embossing powder is very versatile

Sibylle
Sibylle

August 05, 2018

Looking forward to seeing this amazing kit. Love the monthly hero.

Lisa Says
Lisa Says

August 05, 2018

Wow, this is genius ! This foam is such a great idea !! And I do love the dry embossed background too. Great job !

Laura P.
Laura P.

August 05, 2018

The white puff embossing powder is adorable! It really makes the latte pop!

patti roberrts
patti roberrts

August 05, 2018

love the foam my favorite part of lattes

tanya Perrin
tanya Perrin

August 05, 2018

You can really see the puffy-ness on the embossing powder in these photos….and mention of the laquer pen has me super excited to see what else it can do! Love that new products are added to the kits to try.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

August 05, 2018

Great color combinations, I would not have thought to pair brown and pink. Thanks so much for sharing.

Robin
Robin

August 05, 2018

Love the background and ombre colors to make this image perfect.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 05, 2018

I love the foam design.

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

August 05, 2018

Love color combo and the dry embossed die cut…subtle effect. Pretty card.

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

August 05, 2018

I can almost smell the coffee just looking at this card, I love it! :)

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

August 05, 2018

This is so sweet loving the color pallet.

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

August 05, 2018

I’m so excited to see the whole kit and what comes with it, it’s always such a great kit.

Suzanne Kanyavong
Suzanne Kanyavong

August 05, 2018

Love the color of this card

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

August 05, 2018

Such a cute card :)! Love the foam, looks edible on the pic ;)

Jessica
Jessica

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait to try the puffy embossing powder.

Charlotte Delay
Charlotte Delay

August 05, 2018

The puff embossing powder looks great!

Bianca Prato
Bianca Prato

August 05, 2018

The foam looks so realistic!

Rosemary Partridge
Rosemary Partridge

August 05, 2018

Wow love it!

Bo
Bo

August 05, 2018

Just adorable!

Elaine Calderwood
Elaine Calderwood

August 05, 2018

Every card is amazing – loving these colours!

Anna Ekman
Anna Ekman

August 05, 2018

The white puff embossing looks awesome.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

August 05, 2018

Oh! How sweet!!! Lovely combo of colours!!!

Deborah
Deborah

August 05, 2018

I love coffee ☕️

Jean McCurry
Jean McCurry

August 05, 2018

Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing

Margery C
Margery C

August 05, 2018

Love the 3D foam look. Can’t wait to get my kit and try it out.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

August 05, 2018

I like how you used the cafe scene fancy die to emboss and create the background, and what a great idea to create a foam effect. Very creative and inspirational.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 05, 2018

I love this card, so pretty. I think this will be a fun set to have.

Carrie Kessler
Carrie Kessler

August 05, 2018

Very pretty card!

Deborah
Deborah

August 05, 2018

Oh does that look like a new embossing folder in the background.

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

August 05, 2018

So clever the way you used the background and love the foam on the latte

Marja
Marja

August 05, 2018

Love the foam effect! Cool!

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

The puffy embossing is such a cool detail!

Christine
Christine

August 05, 2018

Love it!! I cant wait to see the full reveal!

Tfs!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 05, 2018

Great card and I love the details you added! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Maegan Hendricks
Maegan Hendricks

August 05, 2018

I really love how you did the foam and that extra pop it gives!

Kimberly Christy
Kimberly Christy

August 05, 2018

Love the impression you have in the background.

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

August 05, 2018

The foam embossing makes me smile! Using the fancy die in the background that way is a nice touch!

Tricia Sutton
Tricia Sutton

August 05, 2018

Really love the impression from the die along with the color cotton candy. I need to get some of that! TFS ❤

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

August 05, 2018

I’m such a coffee addict, also and am so excited about this kit! I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Lu
Lu

August 04, 2018

Love the CAS and elegant style!

karenladd
karenladd

August 04, 2018

What a fun way to get that embossed look on the foam! Loving the coffee theme and cute little cafe

Belia
Belia

August 04, 2018

This is so simple and cute.

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

August 04, 2018

Love how you used the cafe die to emboss a background! Super cute!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

August 04, 2018

This is adorable and I’m so excited about this kit!

Robin
Robin

August 04, 2018

I love coffee and can’t wait to use the new coffee inspired craft supplies offered this month. Love the inspiration!!

Laura
Laura

August 04, 2018

Love how you embossed the background

Tammy Cross
Tammy Cross

August 04, 2018

Love the color scheme and layout. Very inviting, makes me want a cup of coffee with a friend.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

August 04, 2018

Such a pretty card – that puffy latte art is so fun.

Ada Ruiz
Ada Ruiz

August 04, 2018

Cool technique!

Abby
Abby

August 04, 2018

Fun stamps!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

August 04, 2018

Latte love this card and set

Kay Draughn
Kay Draughn

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card for coffee lovers!

Suzanne Beyer
Suzanne Beyer

August 05, 2018

I loved the use of the coffee shop outline as an embossed background.

Leanne Evans
Leanne Evans

August 05, 2018

Cute card, I like the dry emposs of the Cafe!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

August 05, 2018

I love how you embossed with the die and also how you did the foam. Very creative.

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

August 05, 2018

Such a cute card

JillT
JillT

August 05, 2018

Love the embossed effect

Shannon
Shannon

August 05, 2018

Lovely background with the ink blending!

Tami
Tami

August 05, 2018

Love this kit! I can’t wait to try the puff embossing powder!

Lagene
Lagene

August 04, 2018

Awesome impressed cafe background for the lattes!

Viv
Viv

August 04, 2018

A latte is a hug in a cup. I love the latte art work and your pink background- this card is a ☕️ hug 💗

Melinda Brein
Melinda Brein

August 04, 2018

This is so adorable!!!

Tammy Johnson
Tammy Johnson

August 04, 2018

Eagerly waiting!

Roslyn
Roslyn

August 04, 2018

I love the dry embossing effect with the fancy die! Great way to extend its use. Also love the “foam” on the coffee!

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

August 04, 2018

Love the card, the pink is beautiful.. Can’t wait to receive me kit.

Miller Tommie
Miller Tommie

August 04, 2018

I love to try new things like your shaped foam.

Krystal S
Krystal S

August 04, 2018

What a creative and adorably fun card! The puffy embossing powder just adds so much detail to it!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

August 04, 2018

Nice card! I’m excited to play with the lacquer pen and white puff embossing powder! What a fun element.

Colleen Halpern
Colleen Halpern

August 04, 2018

I love the peaks we are seeing. Can’t wait to see more!

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

August 04, 2018

I love the soft colors and hombre background on this card.

Stacey
Stacey

August 04, 2018

Very fun set!

MelissaF
MelissaF

August 04, 2018

Super cute card, so pretty in pink with the dry embossed cafe scenery die!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

August 04, 2018

I’m so excited about this kit!

Kendra
Kendra

August 04, 2018

I love the idea of puffy foam to look realistic. What a fun card! I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

SarahC
SarahC

August 04, 2018

Adorable combining don’t of my favorite things – tea and pink. Reminds me of time with my granddaughter. Such a peaceful memory. TFS

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

August 04, 2018

Great design! Awesome release!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

August 04, 2018

I really like the pink colors going from darker to lighter. The dry embossing is great. It is a wonderful way to extend the use of a die. Great coffee card!

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

August 04, 2018

Love the color palette used…the pink is perfect!

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

August 04, 2018

Love the color palette used…the pink is perfect!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 04, 2018

Very creative! Using the puff embossing powder should prove to be an interesting adventure! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 04, 2018

love how you used the die to emboss the background! gorgeous card!

Toni L
Toni L

August 04, 2018

Love the shadow effect of the cafe die in the background. How appropriate to the images in the foreground! Terrific!

Jane S.
Jane S.

August 04, 2018

That foam looks so cool! I cannot wait. If I like this kit half as much as I like coffee it will be a win-win!!
Your card is lovely.

Geri S
Geri S

August 04, 2018

Yum, my mouth is watering to get this kit! Love the tastes up to now!

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

August 04, 2018

An actual foamy look for the cream image….great idea! The crystal clear lacquer pen has so many uses. Thank you for creating this lovely card and sharing.

NCDonna
NCDonna

August 04, 2018

Love the foamy look of the puffy embossing! Thanks for sharing!

Angela Myhre
Angela Myhre

August 04, 2018

So pretty! Can’t wait for this kit!!!

Jude
Jude

August 04, 2018

What a fun way to use that large die!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 04, 2018

I love the rich, warm colors of this card! They really embody the whole idea of coffee. The lacquer pen and embossing powder look like very fun items to play with!

KAREN CHESTER
KAREN CHESTER

August 04, 2018

such a cute card. I can’t wait to get my kit.

Edlyn
Edlyn

August 04, 2018

Ooh, I love your color scheme. A perfect match for a cafe card!

Mary M.
Mary M.

August 04, 2018

great idea with the lacquer pen and the embossing powder. I will have to try that!

diana @ playing
diana @ playing

August 04, 2018

Coffee is fun but tea is better. Love to see more