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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short August 04, 2018 376 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 Michelle who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

If you love coffee and tea, you will love this kit! Personally I do not drink either, but I have still enjoyed playing with the fabulous kit and I have a lot of friends who love coffee, so it is a wonderful kit for me to make cards for them with. 

Latte Love by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by creating the background to my card. I took the Floral Doily Bold Prints stamp which is an optional add-on this month and stamped it on to watercolour paper using Versamark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and then heat set. I then watercoloured it with the new Cocoa Liquid Watercolor which is also an add-on this month. Once the piece was dry, I die cut it using one of the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies

Latte Love by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I then took a die slightly larger than the die cut piece and used this to emboss the circle on to the card base. The watercoloured piece was then added on top. I took one of the cup images from the main kit and stamped this on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. I then lightly coloured the image with Copic Markers. 

Latte Love by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The cup was added to the card with foam tape. I took one of the sentiments from the main kit stamp set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Embossing Powder and heat set. This was then cut into a strip and added to the card with foam tape also. To finish off, I cut a heart from the Sun Showers dies and coloured it with Copic Markers. I added it to the cup with liquid glue and then covered it with the Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen that comes in the 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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Chana
Chana

August 10, 2018

Very nice design, Michelle. So pretty and really makes you want a cup of cocoa!
Hugz!

Tammy
Tammy

August 06, 2018

Nice!

Kay
Kay

August 06, 2018

Love it!

Jean Crocker
Jean Crocker

August 06, 2018

Latte possibilities with this great stamp set!

Marlene Turbett
Marlene Turbett

August 06, 2018

Love this card. Would love to try the watercolor technique.

Kelly Jo
Kelly Jo

August 06, 2018

Adorable card.

Jacklyn Price
Jacklyn Price

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card! That background is amazing! It’s so soft and elegant and is perfect for the little coffee cup. Love the embossed circle holding everything. Looking forward to this kit!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

August 06, 2018

Floral print doily bold print stamp adds so much to the card.

Kathy
Kathy

August 06, 2018

I like it :)

Iris
Iris

August 06, 2018

What a sweet card!

Purvi
Purvi

August 06, 2018

Like this clean and cute card!

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

August 06, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card. The white embossed sentiment really pops.

Anna Ridderstrand
Anna Ridderstrand

August 06, 2018

Love how the color radiates in the background. I’m not a coffee-drinker myself but my friends are so with this kit I can make cute cards for them.

Lauie M
Lauie M

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card! Going to love this months kit!

Karen L K
Karen L K

August 06, 2018

Such a nice card! Love that background! Of course that cup of coffee looks really nice on the background.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

August 06, 2018

Simple yet quite lovely. I am really loving that doily stamp!

Frances
Frances

August 06, 2018

The simplicity yet ombre brown effect of this card is gorgeous. Fantastic job Michelle.

Lisa Peters
Lisa Peters

August 06, 2018

A clever sentiment for a lovely card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 06, 2018

Love coffee cards. So excited for this release to come out

Dana M
Dana M

August 05, 2018

Wonderful card! Love the clean design and soft colors.

Kate B
Kate B

August 05, 2018

Simple, yet gorgeous card! I love that background stamp & how you added details like the dry embossed larger circle.

Golda
Golda

August 05, 2018

I love that beautiful background and your fun “window” of hot beverage.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

August 05, 2018

What a cute card!

Katrina
Katrina

August 05, 2018

The background is superb. Very elegant. Looks like copper shading.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

August 05, 2018

love the use of color here. very classy!

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 05, 2018

I can’t believe you don’t drink coffee- your background, coloring and inset cup are exactly what a coffee lover would want to receive in a card! The more ideas I see of this set, the more in love with it I fall.

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

August 05, 2018

Love coffee. Love your background!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

August 05, 2018

Such a sweet heart cup!! Love!!

Sue D
Sue D

August 05, 2018

Very pretty—I like the background.

Sheanna Nesseralla
Sheanna Nesseralla

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card, love that background stamp

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

August 05, 2018

I don’t drink coffee or tea either, but this kit makes me want to! I love this card!

Jo Williams
Jo Williams

August 05, 2018

Michelle this is super cute! Love that it’s simple and easy to make multiples! THanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

August 05, 2018

Latte love…..love it!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

August 05, 2018

Love the embossed background and the coloring. I definitely have to try embossing with a die! Thanks for sharing.

Terry Ladwig
Terry Ladwig

August 05, 2018

Yep…I need this kit!

Lourdes Gonzalez
Lourdes Gonzalez

August 05, 2018

Love everything about this card!!

Tonya
Tonya

August 05, 2018

Wonderful card, the little coffee cup is so sweet!

Betsy L
Betsy L

August 05, 2018

Love the simple of the card! It’s so clean!

Maria Elena Castilla
Maria Elena Castilla

August 05, 2018

Oh that background stamp will be on my list. What a great design of your CAS card!

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

August 05, 2018

Great background! Very pretty card…clean!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

August 05, 2018

Sweet card.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

August 05, 2018

There is no better way to send a greeting to a friend than a cup of coffee card! Love it!!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

August 05, 2018

There is no better way to send a greeting to a friend than a cup of coffee card! Love it!!

Allison
Allison

August 05, 2018

I love the simplicity and beauty of this card! So many great ideas here.

Dawn Fields
Dawn Fields

August 05, 2018

Such a lovely card Michelle! I love the colors on the background.

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

August 05, 2018

Yummy preview card!

Neshia W
Neshia W

August 05, 2018

Simply beautiful card.

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

That background stamp looks intriguing.

Mandalj
Mandalj

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card! I love the Floral Doily Bold Prints stamp background!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

August 05, 2018

I live this view of the cup. So much I can do with this!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

August 05, 2018

Love your elegant card! Thanks!

BONNIE Pleune
BONNIE Pleune

August 05, 2018

Love the subtle colors and warm feeling with this card.

Cathy Jordison
Cathy Jordison

August 05, 2018

Your card is so pretty. I love the clean and simple design. I’ll have to case your design. Thank you for sharing.

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

August 05, 2018

Great card idea. Thanks

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

August 05, 2018

The lacquer pen gives a nice effect I’m looking forward to trying

eileen bochsler
eileen bochsler

August 05, 2018

I really love this latte collection. So many ways to use it.

Janet
Janet

August 05, 2018

Such a pretty card, I love the background stamp and the ombre look, very nice!

Janice
Janice

August 05, 2018

I love the warm swirls, in cuppacino colours

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

August 05, 2018

Simple, but so effective. What a fun kit this month.

Jennifer Forster
Jennifer Forster

August 05, 2018

That’s so cute! I absolutely love this monthly kit!!

Nita Moser
Nita Moser

August 05, 2018

Nice!!!!

Vikki Hein
Vikki Hein

August 05, 2018

Great sentiment on your card!

Marsha Segard
Marsha Segard

August 05, 2018

I love the variegated look of the circle place on top. It makes it look more interesting.

Cheyenne Feece
Cheyenne Feece

August 05, 2018

I adore the simplicity of this card. Thanks for sharing!

Beverly Perdue
Beverly Perdue

August 05, 2018

Love this card design! Can’t wait to see this kit.

Maryann
Maryann

August 05, 2018

Very elegant card! I’m really looking forward to the full kit reveal

Marianne
Marianne

August 05, 2018

Love this!

BRENDA C WILKINSON
BRENDA C WILKINSON

August 05, 2018

The Floral Doily print is so pretty and makes a lovely background for your cup.

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

August 05, 2018

So simple and pretty. I am off to have a cup of tea.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

August 05, 2018

Great card Michelle. I love that new background stamp!

Sarah Mix
Sarah Mix

August 05, 2018

Great card – elegant and simple!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

August 05, 2018

This is a cute card ! I love the pun sentiment.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

August 05, 2018

Love the coffee theme this month!! Beautiful card!!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

August 05, 2018

love the saying

Trinity Knieriem
Trinity Knieriem

August 05, 2018

I love the coffee theme…while everyone else is releasing fall/holiday theme, I like that HA hasn’t 😉.

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

August 05, 2018

Great card, love the coffee theme.Cant wait for my kit.

Karen p
Karen p

August 05, 2018

Love, love, love the cups!

Joan Petty
Joan Petty

August 05, 2018

What a wonderful card. Lots of lovely instructions too, thank you.
I do not like coffee but love tea especially in a pretty china cup. I suppose that is because I am English LOL For me it is tea with everything, even when stamping with Hero Arts.

Joanne
Joanne

August 05, 2018

The background stamp is gorgeous! It highlights the lovely latte!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 05, 2018

Beautiful and elegant card! The new color of watercolor is beautiful. It almost looks copper in the background part of this card!

Krystal S
Krystal S

August 05, 2018

Your card is so lovely! Very elegant and yet would work for just about any one that I send cards to. Thank you for sharing with us, so we can be inspired by it.

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

August 05, 2018

Love your creation! Can’t wait for this to be released! I’m definitely going to have to get some of the liquid watercolors and give them a try. :)

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

August 05, 2018

whole Latte Love for this card…… can’t wait

Kristina Hein
Kristina Hein

August 05, 2018

Such a lovely card!

Marlene twilley
Marlene twilley

August 05, 2018

What a pretty but elegant card which could be sent to a man or women. I love how you added all of the dimension and texture.

Donna J Billingsley
Donna J Billingsley

August 05, 2018

Cute sentiment! Love the stamp set. TFS.

Melisse McF
Melisse McF

August 05, 2018

CAS with lots of interesting detail – definitely will be CASEing this one.
Thanks Michelle!

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

August 05, 2018

Coffee is my friend! I love the background color; makes me think of coffee ice cream. Love the pun in the sentiment, too.

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

August 05, 2018

Love the little cup. So cute!

Sylvia Vicari
Sylvia Vicari

August 05, 2018

Nice

RuthJ
RuthJ

August 05, 2018

Such fun and perfect for so many!

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 05, 2018

So pretty! Love the background stamping,!

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 05, 2018

So pretty! Love the background stamping,!

Dgolly
Dgolly

August 05, 2018

Cute card and what looks like a great kit.

Jenine
Jenine

August 05, 2018

I love the colors for your card – and the background stamp is just awesome!

Debbie Winkler
Debbie Winkler

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait to try the kit for myself. Love the background.

Veronica Barba
Veronica Barba

August 05, 2018

Gotta love coffee!

Jeanette D.
Jeanette D.

August 05, 2018

Love the background! 😍

Lori D
Lori D

August 05, 2018

Love that floral doily! What a great add-on. I can hardly wait!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 05, 2018

This is so pretty! I love that beautiful background design!

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