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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100 Responses

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 05, 2018

I can’t wait for this kit. So fun.

Robin
Robin

August 05, 2018

Love how it is such a clean and simple card, but the effects just add the right touch to make it outstanding!

Pernilla Holmström
Pernilla Holmström

August 05, 2018

What a great card!

Pernilla Holmström
Pernilla Holmström

August 05, 2018

What a great card!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

August 05, 2018

The background on this card is awesome! I love the inspiration I always get from the talented bloggers with the releases, keep up the great work ladies :)

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

August 05, 2018

This kit is looking like it will be a lot of fun to play with. Love your card!

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

August 05, 2018

Love the simpleness of this card, this kit is perfect for so many people, I’m not a coffee or hot tea type of person,but it seems like everyone else in the world is.

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

August 05, 2018

That background stamp is just gorgeous <3 ! And I love the new liquid watercolor, such a great shade for autumn :)

Suzanne kanyavong
Suzanne kanyavong

August 05, 2018

This is a beautiful card!

Bianca Wegner
Bianca Wegner

August 05, 2018

:-D I don’t drink coffee either, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the August set! Love the background on this card!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

August 05, 2018

This is so pretty! I love the background you created :)

Jessica
Jessica

August 05, 2018

The add ons look so cool this month.

Charlotte Delay
Charlotte Delay

August 05, 2018

Nice card! Love your background stamp too…

Leni
Leni

August 05, 2018

Lovely card! I Love coffee and most of my friends do, so I would like to have one of these kits. I also love the little heart and the background you used!

Rosemary Partridge
Rosemary Partridge

August 05, 2018

Lovely cards

Bianca Prato
Bianca Prato

August 05, 2018

Excited to see this kit!

Kimberly
Kimberly

August 05, 2018

This card is so cute!

Elaine Calderwood
Elaine Calderwood

August 05, 2018

Loving this MMH August kits

Bo
Bo

August 05, 2018

very pretty, love the simplicity of the design.

Anna Ekman
Anna Ekman

August 05, 2018

That’s a lovely card. I like how you embossed the card base to get some height on the card.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

August 05, 2018

Adorable background!!!

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

August 05, 2018

The floral stamp in the background is beautiful. I like how you it is so subtle and compliments the cup of coffee nicely.

Deborah
Deborah

August 05, 2018

I love coffee ☕️

Margery C
Margery C

August 05, 2018

Lovely card. It looks simple but you put a lot of details in it. Can’t wait to get my kit!

Jean McCurry
Jean McCurry

August 05, 2018

Love the clean design

Deba Files
Deba Files

August 05, 2018

Cute card! I’d love to win the kit.

Jenner
Jenner

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait to see the whole kit. Lovely card

Carrie Kessler
Carrie Kessler

August 05, 2018

Lovely card. Excited to see the whole kit.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

August 05, 2018

So charming. Looking forward to seeing more that this kit has to offer

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

It makes me want to give some coffee gift cards to teachers with school starting this month.

Jennifer holder
Jennifer holder

August 05, 2018

I’m with you…I don’t drink either! Perfect card though for that coffee or tea loving friend.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 05, 2018

Love this card! Thanks for sharing the details on how you made it!!

Maegan Hendricks
Maegan Hendricks

August 05, 2018

This is adorable!

Nicole S
Nicole S

August 05, 2018

I love coffee and can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Kimberly Christy
Kimberly Christy

August 05, 2018

I love this card a latte!

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

August 05, 2018

The floral background stamp worked well behind the coffee cup and I liked the subtle colors in this card. Simple and clean design works for me!

Deane McPherson
Deane McPherson

August 05, 2018

Fun and cute card!

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

August 05, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Keely Forrest
Keely Forrest

August 05, 2018

Pretty card. Clean and simple.

Tricia Sutton
Tricia Sutton

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card!! I love seeing everyone’s work! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Margie Manis
Margie Manis

August 05, 2018

Cute card

Kerry Urbatch
Kerry Urbatch

August 05, 2018

I’m so excited for this kit. Love the CAS style of this card.

Liz
Liz

August 05, 2018

Very nice coffee kit!

cindy rice
cindy rice

August 04, 2018

AWESOME!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

August 04, 2018

The earth tones are just right. Nice job.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 04, 2018

The swirly background is perfect. So cute.

RACQUEL ORENICK
RACQUEL ORENICK

August 04, 2018

Love this a latte!

karenladd
karenladd

August 04, 2018

Short and sweet, and with a lot of coffee, is my style! Love the circle cut-out and the cute heart.

Belia
Belia

August 04, 2018

I have a latte love for this card! Simply beautiful!

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

August 04, 2018

Another beautiful card!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

August 04, 2018

I’m with you on the coffee and tea – not my thing. But, most of my family and friends are caffeinated! Cute card!

Shweta suri
Shweta suri

August 04, 2018

Oh my!! My words cannot ESPreSsO how much beautiful this month card kit is…..Perfectuino muaaaah :)

Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca Kenny

August 04, 2018

Very nice!

Toni
Toni

August 04, 2018

Love the background. Nice touch.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

August 04, 2018

So cute!!! Loving this new kit!

Jewel Allen
Jewel Allen

August 04, 2018

What a CUTE saying! Love it a latte ☕️

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

August 04, 2018

So beautifully CAS!

Lorinda Adams
Lorinda Adams

August 04, 2018

Coffee, coffee
That’s my drink
Got to have it
Just to think!❤️😁

Jo Ann Ferguson
Jo Ann Ferguson

August 04, 2018

Simple but effective. This card looks great.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

August 04, 2018

Such a pretty latte card!

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

August 04, 2018

Such a sweet card! Love that background and I think I can smell the coffee.:)

Laura
Laura

August 04, 2018

Love the simplicity of this beautiful card

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

August 04, 2018

Such a beautiful card. Love that punny sentiment.

Tammy Cross
Tammy Cross

August 04, 2018

Cute card especially for latte lovers!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

August 04, 2018

I love the background stamp and how you used the circle dies.

Lynn
Lynn

August 04, 2018

The floral doily background is lovely. Excited about this kit & already have a few cards in mind!

Jo Ann Danchik
Jo Ann Danchik

August 04, 2018

I drink both coffee and tea. Your card is gorgeous!

Ada Ruiz
Ada Ruiz

August 04, 2018

Love this!!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

August 04, 2018

This card so simple yet elegant. I love the background the most. I can’t wait to get the coffee watercolor ink. so beautiful

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

August 04, 2018

I love this simple, elegant card.

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

August 04, 2018

Love the bsckground. Cute add on for latte love.

Aimee Foley
Aimee Foley

August 04, 2018

So pretty

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 05, 2018

I’m too excited about this kit. :)

Leanne Evans
Leanne Evans

August 04, 2018

This kit will make great Christmas gift card cards!

Shannon
Shannon

August 04, 2018

Love your take on this kit!

Suzanne Beyer
Suzanne Beyer

August 05, 2018

Sweet little cup of coffee!

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

August 05, 2018

Simple but cute. Great for coffee lovers.

JillT
JillT

August 05, 2018

I am fascinated by several of the items in the kit (incl. the lacquer pen). Can’t wait to see it all right revealed.

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

August 05, 2018

I love coffee themed stamps and can’t wait for these!!

Jaclyn W
Jaclyn W

August 05, 2018

Love how simple yet elegant this card design is! I’m falling more in love with that watercolor with every new countdown post! And that background stamp is gorgeous.

Ramya Abhijit Paul
Ramya Abhijit Paul

August 05, 2018

WOW 😮 Beautiful card with the awesome background

Karen
Karen

August 04, 2018

Simple and elegant design!

Lagene
Lagene

August 04, 2018

Super embossed and painted background for the coffee cup!

Viv
Viv

August 04, 2018

Soft browns on white – simply lovely ☕️

Melinda Brein
Melinda Brein

August 04, 2018

I love all things “coffee”! What a cute project!

Tammy Johnson
Tammy Johnson

August 04, 2018

Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Teresa Burnett
Teresa Burnett

August 04, 2018

Love it! So many possibilities from one cup.

Julie Michalzuk
Julie Michalzuk

August 04, 2018

Oh I can have FUN with this one!!

Roslyn
Roslyn

August 04, 2018

Simply beautiful! (and has me craving a coffee…but it’s after 8pm and coffee now will keep me up all night!)

Margaret
Margaret

August 04, 2018

Great card! The cup is perfect on that beautiful background!

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

August 04, 2018

Have a lot of friends who will love this card. So far the kit looks awesome.

Liz mca
Liz mca

August 04, 2018

Coffee lovers will snatch this kit up fast

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

August 04, 2018

Fabulous card!

Stacey
Stacey

August 04, 2018

Love the coffee sets!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

August 04, 2018

This kit is a must have for me! The design team has done a wonderful job inspiring me!

MelissaF
MelissaF

August 04, 2018

So pretty, love the floral doily background for your pretty latte and glossy heart is nice detail.

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

August 04, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

August 04, 2018

Darling card, Michelle! Just love the texture behind the sweet cup! Great finishing touch with the glossy heart! Looks like an amazing kit – can’t wait for mine!!

Kendra
Kendra

August 04, 2018

I love the background and the adorable coffee cup! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

August 04, 2018

Very pretty card. Can’t wait to see the whole kit