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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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76 Responses

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

August 04, 2018

Thanks for sharing this lovely card!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

August 04, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card! Loving this kit sneak peaks!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

August 04, 2018

Very pretty card.
The stamped and
inked background
is lovely!
Carla from Utah

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

August 04, 2018

Love the detail of the embossed circle around the die cut. Simple but effective!

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

August 04, 2018

Beautiful card! Love your use of embossing and then watercoloring on the background.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 04, 2018

All these card ideas have me on the edge of my seat! Can’t wait to see the entire kit on reveal day! Great card!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 04, 2018

love the clean and simple design… so very effective!

Toni L
Toni L

August 04, 2018

This kit is a winner! Love the images and the colour selection Michelle. Very nice!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

August 04, 2018

LOVE the interest that circle’s background adds to this clean and simply gorgeous card!

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

August 04, 2018

The use of the floral doily bold print stamp, embossing, and cocoa liquid watercolor makes a lovely background. Thank you for sharing this card. Cannot wait to see the entire kit and add-ons!

Janie S.
Janie S.

August 04, 2018

I just love this card! Makes me want to go make a cup of coffee right now. I have a friend in Costa Rica who owns a coffee shop. She would just love love love this kit. Does anyone know if this could be delivered to San Jose Costa Rica? And more importantly what the cost would be?

Geri S
Geri S

August 04, 2018

Sweet card! Love the floral background! Waiting for the rest….

Diane Backus
Diane Backus

August 04, 2018

Perfect sentiment! Can’t wait for the kit!

NCDonna
NCDonna

August 04, 2018

WoW! Love your subtle coloring of the coffee cup! Beautiful card!

Angela Myhre
Angela Myhre

August 04, 2018

Love this! Looks like it will be a great kit!

Eva N
Eva N

August 04, 2018

Another cute little coffee cup! Can’t wait to see what else is in this kit.

Jude
Jude

August 04, 2018

So simple and elegant. Love it.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 04, 2018

I love your card, and I would love a chance to win this incredible kit!

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 04, 2018

I would like to see a few more sneak peeks of what is in the kit. Cute card.

KAREN CHESTER
KAREN CHESTER

August 04, 2018

What coffee drinker wouldn’t love this card..Me too…I would love it if someone sent me a latta love.

Edlyn
Edlyn

August 04, 2018

I’m totally loving what I’m seeing on this card kit! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Oleta Trainer
Oleta Trainer

August 04, 2018

Love this coffee tea theme! Like getting a warm hug!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

August 04, 2018

Oh sooooooo sweet! The circle Floral Doily bold print piece is perfect for the simple classic cup!!

Shannon Howell
Shannon Howell

August 04, 2018

I love the heart embellishment on the cup. Nice colors on this card! Thank you for sharing.

Robin P
Robin P

August 04, 2018

What a great card. I really like the background you made.

Vicki  Blair
Vicki Blair

August 04, 2018

Cute card like the embossing and the use of the circle dies both to emboss and to cut.

Mary M.
Mary M.

August 04, 2018

I love the detail in that background stamp. Beautiful card.

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

August 04, 2018

Great card. Love its simplicity!

diana @ playing
diana @ playing

August 04, 2018

Looking forward to seeing the new kit

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 04, 2018

Love the circle background and the embossed outline!

Michelle Peckham
Michelle Peckham

August 04, 2018

Love the elegant and simple design of the card. It really shows off the sentiment.

Maria
Maria

August 04, 2018

Beautiful card. I can’t wait until the release date.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

August 04, 2018

Coffe, tea and latte! It doesn’t get any better than that!
I love the card.

Kailash
Kailash

August 04, 2018

I absolutely love this CAS design a latte :)

Diane ShawDi
Diane ShawDi

August 04, 2018

I think I will be adding a couple of the add ons this month. I just love your card so fresh.

FD91354
FD91354

August 04, 2018

Beautiful design.. I like the doily background you created. Looks to be a fun kit.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

August 04, 2018

Nice detail in the background!

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

August 04, 2018

Love this card! It’s hard not to love coffee themed sets

Heidi H
Heidi H

August 04, 2018

Lovely inspiration and looks like another fabulous kit!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 04, 2018

Such a lovely warm CAS card! I love the ombre background! :)

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

August 04, 2018

What a simple yet elegant card! I love the doily stamp but that coffee cup is a real stand-out! Great color and blending!

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

August 04, 2018

A simple card…my style! Love the simplicity that also displays elegance! Looking forward to all this kit offers!

Celeste
Celeste

August 04, 2018

I like that this is clean and still had pretty details.

Celeste
Celeste

August 04, 2018

I like that this is clean and still had pretty details.

Dana W
Dana W

August 04, 2018

Gorgeous!! I love the circle background!!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 04, 2018

Gorgeous card Michelle, I love the bakcground circle you made with the Floral Doily Bold Prints stamp. That stamp looks great.
I love that sentiment from the first time I saw it on the card Jess made on idea#1. Thank you Michelle for showing this grogeus card.

Wanda
Wanda

August 04, 2018

Excited to try out the Crystal clear lacquer pen….I’ve never used one before

Marg
Marg

August 04, 2018

Love the background in the circle. The play on works is perfect!

Linda S.
Linda S.

August 04, 2018

The background colors and pattern on this card is lovely.

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

August 04, 2018

This is so cute! I love the add on bold prints! Can’t wait to see the kit :)

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

August 04, 2018

The background for the cup is just lovely.

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

August 04, 2018

The anticipation is building. 😉

Jackie S
Jackie S

August 04, 2018

Loving this MMH kit, and that background stamp is beautiful. Can see many uses for that. Thanks. Fantastic card

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

August 04, 2018

Cute card!

KimKaz
KimKaz

August 04, 2018

Love that Cocoa liquid watercolor stuff! The color is perfect for so many autumn and winter projects and totally sets off this month’s coffee theme. The card design really shows off the kit.

Deb
Deb

August 04, 2018

Love all of the things I’ve been seeing for all of my coffee-loving friends! I also love the background on this card. It’s beautiful. Dang, now I have to check out the add-ons! :-)

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 04, 2018

Beautiful card, Michelle…love all things coffee and tea! I can hear this kit calling my name!

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

August 04, 2018

Really pretty card! Love the background !

Brenda
Brenda

August 04, 2018

Love the background stamp!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 04, 2018

Very pretty. Love how the coffee cup is
highlighted. thanks for sharing
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Reva
Reva

August 04, 2018

Very nice card I am plan on getting some of that Coco water color

Lulyg
Lulyg

August 04, 2018

Love the simplicity- so elegant!

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

August 04, 2018

Perfect!

Janis Bigelow
Janis Bigelow

August 04, 2018

This looks like a fun kit!

Cynthia
Cynthia

August 04, 2018

I can’t get enough of this kit!! I absolutely LOVE it!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

August 04, 2018

I have coffee lover friends, too as well as tea lovers….hoping to see some of those cards, soon! In the meantime I like the warmth and simplicity of your card. Thanks!

Aash
Aash

August 04, 2018

Nice simple card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Janis Bigelow
Janis Bigelow

August 04, 2018

This looks like a fun, useful card kit!

Shannon
Shannon

August 04, 2018

I love the background print it is so subtle and elegant and the coffee cup on front perfect colors and combination.

Su
Su

August 04, 2018

Cute idea—-like the colors used; very realistic. The doily print is great.

Jackie
Jackie

August 04, 2018

Awesome card!

Darlene
Darlene

August 04, 2018

Loving the floral doily bold print. Can’t wait to see the whole kit and add-ons. Thanks!

Denise
Denise

August 04, 2018

Nice background on the card. The liquid watercolor must be really easy to use because everyone seems to be using it.

Sibylle
Sibylle

August 04, 2018

Nice! Looking forward to Monday.

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

August 04, 2018

I love your card Michelle! I can’t wait to try the new ink color! Yay!

laurie
laurie

August 04, 2018

I love the background stamp on this card.