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

by Janette Kausen August 05, 2018 391 Comments

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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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!

Marlene Turbett
Marlene Turbett

August 06, 2018

I just love this card idea. This stamp set would be used often as there are so many possibilities. Love the whip topping!

Kelly Jo
Kelly Jo

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card, I especially love the whip cream.

Jacklyn Price
Jacklyn Price

August 06, 2018

What a lovely card! Your watercolouring is beautiful – so soft, and your colour choices are so perfect. I’m excited to try the whip cream effect with the items from the kit.

Jane McBee
Jane McBee

August 06, 2018

Terrific whipping cream effect.

Sydney M
Sydney M

August 06, 2018

I love this kit and cant wait to get it. Its perfect time for pairing with fall and maybe creating a pumpkin spice latte card:)

Lisa Ann M
Lisa Ann M

August 06, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous. I love how the lacquer was used with the puff embossing powder….cant wait to try it!!!

Kathy
Kathy

August 06, 2018

The Topping looks amazing, cant wait to test it

Iris
Iris

August 06, 2018

The whipped foam element is brilliant! Need to get my hands on that puffy embossing powder!

Purvi
Purvi

August 06, 2018

Puff embossing powder sounds great! Wow, now we can all add a special ‘crafty’ element to our coffee theme cards…
Can’t wait to play with that. I love your card, Janette!

Margery C
Margery C

August 06, 2018

Yummy card. Love that you made whipped cream with the Puff embossing powder. Wonderful watercoloring which makes the cup so pretty.

Carol
Carol

August 06, 2018

What a beautiful card. Love the colors.

Anna Ridderstrand
Anna Ridderstrand

August 06, 2018

Just love this card, and the whipped cream is just amazing! Love it!

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

August 06, 2018

Beautiful water coloring! And the scene is so serene :)

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

August 06, 2018

what an inspiring sample card…love the watercoloring!

Laurie Megonnigil
Laurie Megonnigil

August 06, 2018

Love your card! Beautiful watercoloring and texture. Makes me want a latte!

Karen L K
Karen L K

August 06, 2018

Wow that is a fantastic look on your card! Such fun to have several different cups to work with.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

August 06, 2018

Great card! Love the way you made the foam!

Deb
Deb

August 06, 2018

Gorgeous! What a fabulous affect. Love it!

Frances
Frances

August 06, 2018

The watercolor on this card is gorgeous. The White Puff Embossing Powder will be a must in my future crafting. I sure hope Hero Arts brings that into the online store.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card! I just love that puff embossing powder!

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

August 06, 2018

Beautiful card! I just love that

Lisa Peters
Lisa Peters

August 06, 2018

I’ve never seen such a creative use for embossing powder! Your realistic coloring & masking techniques really make these cups jump off the page! What an effect—- great job!!

Reva
Reva

August 06, 2018

I love this card love the cocoa in the cup

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

August 06, 2018

The foam is so fun!

Anita
Anita

August 06, 2018

Love the effect of the puffy embossing powder. Fun!

Michelle
Michelle

August 06, 2018

I love a good cup of tea, this set looks great!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

August 06, 2018

The usage of watercolor on this card is beautiful. Watercolor is my medium of choice. I really like the focal cup with the textured foam. I appreciate all the interesting methods used and shared about how this card was made.

Jennifer urchison
Jennifer urchison

August 05, 2018

Wow amazing card. Really looking forward to this kit.

Dana M
Dana M

August 05, 2018

Fantastic card! Love the froth!

Golda
Golda

August 05, 2018

What a fun card. That “foam” is absolutely amazing!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

August 05, 2018

OMG! I love how the foam looks! Awesome effect with the embossing powder & lacquer.

Julie  Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 05, 2018

I love the stand-out cup in front- beautiful colors used to off-set it from the others. The variety of cup shapes is inspired and the ways to use them to build a scene limitless! Can’t wait to order the kit!

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

August 05, 2018

that is neat how you did the whip cream. can’t wait to try that myself

Katrina
Katrina

August 05, 2018

Beautiful! I like that it has variety of cups.

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

August 05, 2018

Looks like an old painting. Well done.

Eve
Eve

August 05, 2018

OH… looks so yummy! Can’t wait for the new kit release!

Sue D
Sue D

August 05, 2018

Pretty colors and texture.

Betsey Terry
Betsey Terry

August 05, 2018

I love that you showcasesnthe watercolors and cant wait to get my hand on the cocoa.

Peg
Peg

August 05, 2018

This is a gorgeous card and love the texture of the whipped cream!

Sheanna Nesseralla
Sheanna Nesseralla

August 05, 2018

So cool, love the puffy embossing powder

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

August 05, 2018

Woah!! That faux whipped cream is absolutely AMAZING!!

Bianca
Bianca

August 05, 2018

Love the “whipped cream.” That embossing powder would work great as snow too.

karenladd
karenladd

August 05, 2018

Wow!! This is so realistic and beautiful That whipped topping is incredible! I’ll have two of these..haha!

Virginia
Virginia

August 05, 2018

I hope I can log in tomorrow in time to get this kit before it sells out!

Jo
Jo

August 05, 2018

Janette this is absolutely stunning!!!! WOW…. you are amazing and very skilled! This is so so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

August 05, 2018

Like the texture on the cream!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

August 05, 2018

I love your card! The cups are perfect and the background is beautiful! The whipped cream is so realistic. I can’t wait for the kit to come out. As usual, looks like so much fun!

Terry Ladwig
Terry Ladwig

August 05, 2018

That whipped cream looks so real! Love this card!

Lourdes Gonzalez
Lourdes Gonzalez

August 05, 2018

The soft colors of the focal point cup are stunning!

Tonya
Tonya

August 05, 2018

Love this card, such great texture!

betsy l
betsy l

August 05, 2018

beautiful watercoloring! I cannot watercolor for the life of me – this card is so beautiful!

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

August 05, 2018

The “whipped cream” on top of front cup looks so good. Can hardly wait to try this puff style.

Maria Elena Castilla
Maria Elena Castilla

August 05, 2018

This is just wonderful. Your watercoloring is awesome. This looks like a painting out pf a cafe!

Janet
Janet

August 05, 2018

This kit has so much potential! Coffee and tea are always the cure.

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

August 05, 2018

This card is fabulous! A work of art. Absolutely love that whip!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

August 05, 2018

Love it. So puffy.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

August 05, 2018

That card looks so yummy! The colors, the sentiments, and that special embossing powder – wow!

Samara Joseph
Samara Joseph

August 05, 2018

Love the cups. Yeah…it’s getting to be hot chocolate weather!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

August 05, 2018

is that background page or did someone do it them self?

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

August 05, 2018

Love the fluffy “whipped cream.” Looks good enough to eat!

Linnea Sundstrom
Linnea Sundstrom

August 05, 2018

just wanna stick my finger in that whipped cream!

Neshia W
Neshia W

August 05, 2018

So excited about the new technique that will be used with this kit.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

August 05, 2018

Love that! Beautiful job on the whipped cream!!!! : ) YUM!!!

Julie
Julie

August 05, 2018

Love the design of this card and the fun “whipped” element.

Maria
Maria

August 05, 2018

Love the whip effect. Wonderful card!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 05, 2018

Great card! That foam looks so real!

Kari VanNoy
Kari VanNoy

August 05, 2018

I am loving this! So impressed with your watercoloring and the dallop of whipped cream! Beautiful

Kate B
Kate B

August 05, 2018

Great card! So creative how you made the whipped cream!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

August 05, 2018

I absolutely love the puff embossing powder here. This is a beautiful card!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

August 05, 2018

Love the way you used the Lacquer Pen! I love the texture! thanks

Amy Seech
Amy Seech

August 05, 2018

Makes me want to have some coffee right now!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

August 05, 2018

What a fabulous card! I love the whip – what a great touch!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

August 05, 2018

This is making me want a coffee or hot chocolate—and want autumn to come soon so I can enjoy it. Nice job coloring everything.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 05, 2018

So many details. The background is wonderful. The coloring of the cups—so well done. The whipped cream!!! GREAT.

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

August 05, 2018

Love this card. I’m counting the days for mine to arrive. Every month is like Christmas.

Cathy Jordison
Cathy Jordison

August 05, 2018

WOW! Awesome card! LOVE the cream on top, looks so real. Great job. Thanks for sharing your time and talents. Can’t wait to get the kit.

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

August 05, 2018

Great card I love it. love the whip. Can’t wait for my kit to to get here

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 05, 2018

The coloring is fabulous. Amazing shading makes for
believeable table setting. thanks for sharing
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Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 05, 2018

beautiful design… love that fun “whip” on your cup of coffee!

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