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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

Aug 03, 2018 Janette Kausen

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the August My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, August 6th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Today is the last day of sneak reveals. We are sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available tomorrow. Stay tuned for another peek at 11am PST! Now let's join Janette for a another look at this fantastic coffee and tea inspired kit.

Good morning, crafters! I am a coffee drinker. One cup, more cream than coffee, each morning gets me going. Let's be honest, life begins after coffee. Occasionally, I'll have a bit of a crafty bender and indulge in the evening too. Needless to say, I was super excited when I caught a glimpse of this kit!

There are a variety a cup styles included in the kit this month. I've used several, starting with the cup in the front, masking each as I stamped in a light Soft Vanilla Ink on watercolor paper, moving toward the back images.

I watercolored each background cup, along with the shadows, in Black Liquid Watercolor and the new add-on shade, Cocoa. The focal image was then watercolored in Dandelion and Pink. To achieve the look of the wispy background, liberally wet the area with clear water. Then load brush with full strength color, painting in the darkest areas. Let the color bloom into the wet area, untouched as much as possible, for the most organic look. Colors used here are Teal, Deep Ocean, and Indigo.

I also added a fun textural element by applying kit included Crystal Clear Lacquer. While wet I coated it with kit included White Puff Embossing Powder and heated it, just like I was embossing. The lacquer bubbles, the embossing powder melts, and we are left with a yummy whip! The lacquer will still be wet underneath. Allow to dry overnight. Stamp sentiment in Black, round a couple of corners and adhere to Black Folded Card.

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!

Stay tuned for one more countdown to creativity post at 11am PST!

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395 Responses

Crislynn Mudd

Crislynn Mudd

September 02, 2018

Thanks for the explanation re: the lacquer and embossing powder. I am a “newbie” and didn’t know how to use these. Heading to my craft room right now to try it out.

Cynthia Poritz

Cynthia Poritz

August 22, 2018

Looks so real, making me want a cup now!

Pam S.

Pam S.

August 22, 2018

Janette, I really like how you kept the background cups neutral and popped the focal cup with the yellow and pink. The puffy embossing powder makes it very real and appealing. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Larsen

Jackie Larsen

August 20, 2018

I love this card and with the white puff embossing powder, it adds a warm touch to the card.

Lisa

Lisa

August 17, 2018

I am a coffee “junkie”! This set is the perfect set with all the wonderful phrases as well as the idea of the “whipped cream”topping. I am new to stamping and would appreciate having this COFFEE addition to my new crafting habit!

Janette Nelson

Janette Nelson

August 12, 2018

I can’t believe I came across this card on Pinterest and thought omg this is meant for me!! Then I saw that your name was “Janette” and thought……now I have to make a card like this ! Your card is perfect for coffee lovers. Love your coloring.

Chana

Chana

August 10, 2018

Wow, how pretty! The colors are fabulous and so well integrated. Great composition and wonderful use of figure/ground, space and scale. I love the fact that the mugs are blank. Beautiful graphic design!
Hugz!

Monika

Monika

August 10, 2018

Completely adorable! Especially love the ‘whipped cream.’ Looks good enough to eat! Makes me want to go to my local coffee cafe even if it’s going to be 90F+ today.

Christine Kiehl

Christine Kiehl

August 09, 2018

LOVE This so much!! What a delightful whip cream embellishment!!! Such a fun and playful card! I thank you for sharing!

Kate

Kate

August 09, 2018

I’m new to stamping you make it look so easy maybe even doable for a newbie. Love it!

Marilyn Robertson

Marilyn Robertson

August 07, 2018

Pick me!

Marilyn Robertson

Marilyn Robertson

August 07, 2018

Pick me!

Marilyn Robertson

Marilyn Robertson

August 07, 2018

I want this.please!

Tammy

Tammy

August 06, 2018

ack!

Janice E Bryant

Janice E Bryant

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Kinney

Patricia Kinney

August 06, 2018

Love this. Can’t wait to get my MMH Kit!

Tracy B

Tracy B

August 06, 2018

Great card! That added touch on the whip cream is the best!

CarrenJoy

CarrenJoy

August 06, 2018

Love the foam looks so real❤️

Bianca Wegner

Bianca Wegner

August 06, 2018

the white puff embossing powder looks really gorgeous on this card!

Rod Mongenel

Rod Mongenel

August 06, 2018

Amazing!

Shawn Harcrow

Shawn Harcrow

August 06, 2018

So excited to see this kit!!

Mimi

Mimi

August 06, 2018

What a great way to get foam on the cup. I love the simplicity of the images.

nancy f

nancy f

August 06, 2018

Great card. I am new to Hero Arts and really like their dies.

Jean Crocker

Jean Crocker

August 06, 2018

A great card to wake up to.

Dorothy Mutafopulos

Dorothy Mutafopulos

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card love the coffee mugs ! It will come in handy to make Christmas cards with too!

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