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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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Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 04, 2018

I love the dry embossed die background!

Diane Shaw
Diane Shaw

August 04, 2018

Wow always love pink and brown together. I must try embossing a die.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 04, 2018

Super cute card!

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

August 04, 2018

Such a pretty card. Love the brown with the pink.

Heidi H
Heidi H

August 04, 2018

love! I can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

August 04, 2018

Love the embossed background! Great card!

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

August 04, 2018

This card is just beautiful! I just love the overhead view of the coffee cups! And that foam embossing powder looks like so much fun!!

Dana W
Dana W

August 04, 2018

Awesome card!! I love this kit!!

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

August 04, 2018

I love that puffy pen! It makes the foam look so vibrant and fun! Also, I can think of so man uses for that cafe die!

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

August 04, 2018

Love this card. It looks like a kit that will be so much fun and very versatile. I’m anxiously waiting for the unveiling on Monday!.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 04, 2018

I love what you did with the Cafe Fancy Die on the background Ilina. It fits perfectly with the coffee cups, love this idea. I am a big fan of coffee and my daughter, who is also a crafter, loves tea, so whe both can’t wait to see the whole kit this month, Thanks for showing this awsome card.

Marg
Marg

August 04, 2018

I really like the embossed background. What a great job.

Linda S.
Linda S.

August 04, 2018

I’m a big coffee lover, this looks like a very cute kit.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

August 04, 2018

This is such a sweet card! I love how you created the foam on the coffee. :)

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 04, 2018

Wonderful card! Love the warmth of the coffee here :)

candgmom
candgmom

August 04, 2018

I like the idea of dry embossing using a die. And puff embossing powder, I have so many ideas!

Carol L.
Carol L.

August 04, 2018

I almost missed the sequins in the picture; glad I read her entire post!

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

August 04, 2018

Brilliant use of the white puffy embossing powder, love how this card turned out.

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

August 04, 2018

One day closer!

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

August 04, 2018

What a fun card!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 04, 2018

Your card is awesome and this kit will be right up my coffee-lovin’ alley! Can’t wait for the whole reveal!!

Brenda
Brenda

August 04, 2018

Such a cute card!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 04, 2018

Love the background. Ordinarily I don’t care for pink but
this one is very pretty. Great fade away.
thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lulyg
Lulyg

August 04, 2018

The background impression is so clever!!

Aash
Aash

August 04, 2018

Cute cards, and thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie
Stephanie

August 04, 2018

Love the puff! And what a neat idea on dry embossing. Just a fabulous card!!!!

Janet D.
Janet D.

August 04, 2018

So many ways to use this kit! Yay!

JmB
JmB

August 04, 2018

Sweet card with coffee that looks good enough to drink. I love the sentiment.

Jennifer Holder
Jennifer Holder

August 04, 2018

Love the pink and brown colors together! Also love the shaped foam!

Janet D.
Janet D.

August 04, 2018

So many ways to use this kit! Yay!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

August 04, 2018

Fabulous sentiment! Love this card.

Starqueen
Starqueen

August 04, 2018

Loving this a latte!!😉

PATRICIA K CRAWFORD
PATRICIA K CRAWFORD

August 04, 2018

Love all of the Hero art card kits.
Wish I could afford them all!

Jeanette D.
Jeanette D.

August 04, 2018

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your tip fo create the foam—I’ll definitely have to try that.

Maria
Maria

August 04, 2018

Wonderful card. I can’t wait to see more.

Margaret
Margaret

August 04, 2018

What a lovely card! Pink + Brown = Perfect!

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

August 04, 2018

Wow, another stunning card. I love the Cotton Candy ink against the kraft card base! Great job Ilina!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

August 04, 2018

cute card. Love the ombre effect!

Kailash
Kailash

August 04, 2018

Love the subtle background and creativity on this beautiful card design!

Joan Stockton
Joan Stockton

August 04, 2018

Looks like a fun kit looking forward to launch!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 04, 2018

I really like the embossed effect on this card. It gives such a subtle background for the lattes. Great job.

Jo Ann Danchik
Jo Ann Danchik

August 04, 2018

The foam is fabulous! I can’t wait for this kit to arrive!

JoAnn Ferguson
JoAnn Ferguson

August 04, 2018

Loving the look. This will be great

KARI L MANO
KARI L MANO

August 04, 2018

cute card! So excited to try the pen with the foam embossing powder

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

August 04, 2018

I love this kit more and more every day! The dry embossing technique with the fancy die looks great!

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 04, 2018

Very cute card, love the puffy embossing.

Debbie Br
Debbie Br

August 04, 2018

Looking like this will be a great kit, can’t wait for the full release!

Kimberly
Kimberly

August 04, 2018

So cute! Would love a peek at more of the collection. Great job on the ombre background

Glenna Raidt
Glenna Raidt

August 04, 2018

So beautiful. Love the pink background and the instructions on how to get the same results.

Kimberly
Kimberly

August 04, 2018

So cute! Would love a peek at more of the collection

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

August 04, 2018

That white puff embossing powder will be SO fun!! Beautiful card.

Christine
Christine

August 04, 2018

Love my lattes! Love this kit!

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

August 04, 2018

I love the heart/love theme of this card. Nice to see you use the fancy die cut to emboss. Some people do not know about this technique. Now more do. I love the cocoa watercolor ink and the use of the puffy embossing powder. Those and that sentiment are must halves.

Nicole S
Nicole S

August 04, 2018

I like the puffy embossing powder. Nice card!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

August 04, 2018

I don’t drink coffee but that looks just like something on top

Pat
Pat

August 04, 2018

Not impressed with this kit so far as I have seen

Jaclyn W
Jaclyn W

August 04, 2018

Love the use of the watercolor as a splatter that looks just like coffee. I love it with the pink and the Kraft cardstock, it gives it a coffeehouse vibe, in my opinion at least. Awesome job!

GMC
GMC

August 04, 2018

i love the effect of the foam.

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

August 04, 2018

And another great card to get us excited! Love coffee and stamping! Win Win!!!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

August 04, 2018

I’m super excited that the laquer pen and puff powder comes with the kit!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

August 04, 2018

Very nice

Darlene
Darlene

August 04, 2018

We love our tea and coffee so this kit will be used over and over. Thanks!

Jo
Jo

August 04, 2018

Ilina this is gorgeous! I love that subtle background and the embossing!! It makes ya feel like you are stepping into a beautiful cafe! Love your coloring and overall design. So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

August 04, 2018

Beautiful card. Your coloring is gorgeous.

Kerry Urbatch
Kerry Urbatch

August 04, 2018

Ooooohhhhhh. I definitely think I neeeeeeed this kit! Coffee is life! Love the ombre pink and the yummy foam art!

Helen
Helen

August 04, 2018

The latte art with this sentiment is a great combination…and the “puff” makes it even better! tfs

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

August 04, 2018

Oh, so loving this card and looking forward to using the clear lacquer and puffy powder… Yay!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 04, 2018

I like the subtle look of the embossing in the background.

Jacklyn Price
Jacklyn Price

August 04, 2018

Love this!!! I love the soft pink and the fancy die dry embossed to create a fabulous background for the lattes. I’m a big fan of pink and brown together so I love your còlour combination. The embossing foam adds so much to the lattes. I’m looking forward to playing with that. Excited to see the full reveal and the add ons too!

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

August 04, 2018

I like the card, but I have real trouble with the sentiment. I really can’t use the word LOVE except, maybe, at Valentines. I don’t have anyone in my life for whom the love stuff would be appropriate. I make cards for kids in hospital, and I REALLY CAN’T use the Love word in that context. So, I will cut the word Love off that stamp and just say, “Sending you a latte.”

Deb
Deb

August 04, 2018

I’ve never used puff embossing powder, but looking forward to it! What a perfect stamp to use it on! The card is so cute!

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

August 04, 2018

The puff embossing powder enhances the look of a steamycup of coffee.

Ramya Abhijit Paul
Ramya Abhijit Paul

August 04, 2018

Awesome card and thanks for the inspiration. Great way to use puff embossing powder as foam!

Nikki
Nikki

August 04, 2018

I have never been a coffee drinker, but have many friends that are, and this kit will be great to make cards for them. I can’t wait to use the puffy embossing powder!

Shannon
Shannon

August 04, 2018

Oh wow these combinations are amazing love the coffee theme! Puff embossing and lacquer pen Sweet!

beverly robinson
beverly robinson

August 04, 2018

The puff embossing powder produces such an awesome effect. Neat card!

Wendy Peterson
Wendy Peterson

August 04, 2018

Love everything. I love the whole coffee theme.

Cheri
Cheri

August 04, 2018

Great card – love it! I am looking forward to using the White Puff embossing powder when I receive my Kit! I’m sure this kit will be very popular, with all the coffee-lovers out there (tea & cocoa, too)!

Vickie Lynn Hawk
Vickie Lynn Hawk

August 04, 2018

Love looking down on the cups to see the designs…very clever. Beautiful card like it a lot

Laurie
Laurie

August 04, 2018

I love the effect of the puffy embossing powder – can’t wait to get my hands on this kit. Thank You

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee

August 04, 2018

Cute, cute, cute!! I can’t wait to see the whole kit! The suspense is killing me!

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

August 04, 2018

Love the colors! Can’t wait for the release! That die you used for the for the background just makes the entire scene pop.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 04, 2018

Puff embossing powder. How cool is that? Love the pink color. and the design made with the puff embossing powder..

Shannon Howell
Shannon Howell

August 04, 2018

That coffee looks good enough to drink! Thanks for sharing, Ilina.

CherriB
CherriB

August 04, 2018

What a great idea to use the Fancy Die for dry embossing! Can’t wait for the kit – have so many ideas already!

Robin P
Robin P

August 04, 2018

What pretty card. Thanks for the tip about using puffy embossing powder and crystal lacquer. Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

August 04, 2018

Love the subtle embossing in the background!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

August 04, 2018

I like the soft coloring on your card and great effect with the dry embossing in the background :)

Allie
Allie

August 04, 2018

Love, love, love ….the foam. Can’t wait for it to be released.

Michelle Peckham
Michelle Peckham

August 04, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the embossed pink background. 💕

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

August 04, 2018

That puff foam is adorable!

Phyllis Dunn
Phyllis Dunn

August 04, 2018

Just love the technique with the puff embossing powder (I didn’t even know that was a thing!) Looking forward to this kit.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 04, 2018

Love that color combo!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

August 04, 2018

So subtle. Love that pink! Latte cute ideas.

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

August 04, 2018

Your card is so pretty. I love that the fancy die can have two different looks and the puff embossing powder looks like fun!

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

August 04, 2018

Very pretty!

JanetB
JanetB

August 04, 2018

What a sweet card, and the foam is perfect!

Megan
Megan

August 04, 2018

Love the “foam” look with the puffy embossing powder!

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

August 04, 2018

Perfect!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

August 04, 2018

I can’t wait to send these style cards to my girls for a coffee date!! This card is beautiful!