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

by Janette Kausen August 05, 2018 395 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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100 Responses

Jean R-T
Jean R-T

August 05, 2018

Love the coffee theme!

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

August 05, 2018

Awesome card!!! love it. I know I will love this kit, I love anything to do with coffee

Cynthia
Cynthia

August 05, 2018

Love this little coffee scene! Great colors.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

August 05, 2018

I can’t wait to see everything that will be included in this month’s kit!

Margaret
Margaret

August 05, 2018

So clever what you did with the lacquer and embossing powder! Makes a great card really stand out!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 05, 2018

Awesome coloring! Looks so real and that frothy coffee is yummmmmyy!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

August 05, 2018

“Whipped cream” – Yum!

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

August 05, 2018

Omg!! I love that technique! Beautiful card!!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

August 05, 2018

I’ve never tried the liquid water color it looks so pretty

Anna Ekman
Anna Ekman

August 05, 2018

That’s a fun and fresh card. So lovely!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

August 05, 2018

Wonderful background on your card! Love the look of your card and it is nice to see the different cups in this kit :)

Christine
Christine

August 05, 2018

Oh wow I love the faux whip cream!!! Awesoem effect and your card is beautifully created!!

Tfs!

Sally
Sally

August 05, 2018

Love this card. Can’t wait to order this kit!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 05, 2018

The colors and shading on this card are beautiful! I only wish i had half of this artist’s talent!

Carol Hester
Carol Hester

August 05, 2018

Coffee is my life and this looks like something I must have… My friends think my real first name is coffee…

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

August 05, 2018

This card is wonderful! It is my favorite of the sneak peeks and has sold me on this kit. Can’t wait for the reveal.

Renee Drew
Renee Drew

August 05, 2018

Absolutely true!!! What a beautiful kit! Would L <3 VE to win it! Super grateful for the opportunity.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 05, 2018

I love the whipped cream. Can’t wait to give it a try.

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

August 05, 2018

So fabulous with all the variety of cups/mugs and the coloring is amazing! Love your luscious whipped cream!!

Helen Stevens
Helen Stevens

August 05, 2018

I love the whipped cream effect!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

August 05, 2018

Beautiful card!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

August 05, 2018

Such a fabulous card! That whipped cream is amazing!

Keely Forrest
Keely Forrest

August 05, 2018

Beautiful, soft coloring. Love your card!

Joan Stockton
Joan Stockton

August 05, 2018

Love the foam embossing! Nice Painting!

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

August 05, 2018

This kit has me excited too! Looking forward to Monday! I love the whip on top…perfection.

Christine Hnatchuk
Christine Hnatchuk

August 05, 2018

That foam looks delicious!

Christine Hnatchuk
Christine Hnatchuk

August 05, 2018

That foam looks delicious!

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

August 05, 2018

I’m loving how the puff embossing powder and lacquer are working together. Can’t wait to try it myself!

Michelle Thompson
Michelle Thompson

August 05, 2018

Love the puffing technique! Thanks

Tammy Johnson
Tammy Johnson

August 05, 2018

Loving the kit!

Claudia N
Claudia N

August 05, 2018

Wow!! Beautiful card! And yes life does begin after coffee lol!

Nicole S
Nicole S

August 05, 2018

This is a must have kit for any Java lover! Love the card and techniques.

Denise
Denise

August 05, 2018

The puff embossing powder and the laquer give a great result. Love this little stillife.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

August 05, 2018

Beautiful shading! The embossing powder looks like so much fun.

Michele W
Michele W

August 05, 2018

Thanks for the great tip about combining the lacquer with the puff embossing powder! I’m not a coffee drinker but it would be great on a card about drinking hot cocoa. My mind is starting to spin with other ideas, too.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

August 05, 2018

Your watercolored background is just beautiful. I love the earthy feel of the card with a bit of color thrown in. Perfection.

DonnaA
DonnaA

August 05, 2018

You’re an amazing artist and this is an amazing card. Love it!😍

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 05, 2018

This is AMAZING! OMG! I love the cream on top of the cup!

Bo
Bo

August 05, 2018

I love a good latte or should I say I love whipped cream with some latte. Lol. Beautiful card and technique. Thank you.

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

August 05, 2018

This is fantastic! Great mixed media stamping piece of art xxx

Kathleen Davis
Kathleen Davis

August 05, 2018

I. Must. Have.This. Kit. Life truly does not begin before coffee! This looks like such a fun kit and I look forward to trying the white puff embossing powder.

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

August 05, 2018

This is stunning! Love it!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

August 05, 2018

WOW! That foam texture looks real! Love this card. I need this kit!!!

Shannon
Shannon

August 05, 2018

Just lovely isolating one cup full of color and adding frothy texture. What a great stamp set every piece that’s come out. So many wonderful options.

Marjorie
Marjorie

August 05, 2018

I love this kit!! Thanks for sharing this fun card.

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 05, 2018

Very nice card, love the “whip cream” on top.

Lagene
Lagene

August 05, 2018

Great card, love this group of cups and the pink colored cup really stands out!

Colleen F
Colleen F

August 05, 2018

Looks good enough to eat!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 05, 2018

love this fun card – love how you used the puff embossing powder!!!

SarahC
SarahC

August 05, 2018

Love it and just perfect for a calm Sunday morning coffee break.

Laurie
Laurie

August 05, 2018

I LOVE how the foam looks so real on the card. Wondering if there are any tea sentiments with this set as well.

Janet D.
Janet D.

August 05, 2018

Oh my gosh, I just love this! The whip is fantastic!!

FD91354
FD91354

August 05, 2018

Such a lovely card. I love your use of the puff powder.. It looks really awesome!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 05, 2018

I love my coffee first thing in the morning, too…really gets me moving! Delightful card especially with the puffy mound of cream on the focal cup. Can hardly wait for the kit full reveal. Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration.

Sue
Sue

August 05, 2018

Wow! My eyes went right to the whipped cream, but the coloring of those cups and the coffee is remarkable too. Outstanding!

Jennifer h
Jennifer h

August 05, 2018

Very nice! Love all of the assorted cups and the whipped topping is awesome!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

August 05, 2018

This. Is. Incredible! Probably my favorite MMH kit card across ALL the kits I’ve seen! Thank you for sharing!

Jaclyn W
Jaclyn W

August 05, 2018

Love that whip topping! The watercoloring is inspiring as well, although I am slightly intimidated to try it myself haha. Beautiful card!

Rachelle Oltean
Rachelle Oltean

August 05, 2018

The foam/froth product is going to be so much fun to use!

Toni Fleser
Toni Fleser

August 05, 2018

Love, love, love the whipped topping technec.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 05, 2018

Wow! Great card. Love the white puff!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

August 05, 2018

I love, love, love this card. The mugs of coffee are so real looking but the whip cream takes the cake, Life does begin after coffee.

Liza Dehnel
Liza Dehnel

August 05, 2018

I just love card. The cream looks so inviting!

Kendra
Kendra

August 05, 2018

The puffy embossing powder is perfect! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

August 05, 2018

Wow that whipped cream looks so real. Can’t wait to try it.

Kelly Booth
Kelly Booth

August 05, 2018

Oh my I need this kit I need this kit!!!!! ❤️

Debbie
Debbie

August 05, 2018

I am a coffee lover and I absolutely LOVE this kit—especially the puff embossing powder. That is all new for me and I can’t wait to try it. 😊

Lytona K
Lytona K

August 05, 2018

Love all the different cups. Gorgeous card.

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

August 05, 2018

I can’t wait to use the puff embossing powder! I’m going to make so many cards with this kit!!!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

August 05, 2018

Yowza! That crystal clear lacquer with the white puff embossing powder is amazing… I must try it!! Your no-line watercolor is fabulous, too – love the group of mugs n cups!!

Kerry Urbatch
Kerry Urbatch

August 05, 2018

Love your card. From the masking to the watercoloring to the foam on top…it’s mighty tasty. And yes, coffee (light cream, no sugar) in the morning, noon and night is the perfect choice for me!

Teri W
Teri W

August 05, 2018

Love the dimensional cream!

Aimee Foley
Aimee Foley

August 05, 2018

So cool I need to see a tutorial or video on making the whip..

Michelle Peckham
Michelle Peckham

August 05, 2018

What a beautiful card!! My life also doesn’t start till after coffee. I love the colors and the texture cream.

Kathy Wade
Kathy Wade

August 05, 2018

Love your card! This kit looks like a great one!

Margie Manis
Margie Manis

August 05, 2018

Love this card especially the whip

SueRho
SueRho

August 05, 2018

Can’t wait to try the puffy embossing powder. So cool!!

Ramya Abhijit Paul
Ramya Abhijit Paul

August 05, 2018

Wow love it so much😍😍 The foam on the cup looks stunning. Love each and everthing in this August month kit❤️❤️

Laurie VanDerLinden
Laurie VanDerLinden

August 05, 2018

Love your card! Excited to see what is in the kit this month.

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

August 05, 2018

The embossing powder creates a very realistic looking cream. Makes me want a cup of coffee! Great kit

Phyllis Dunn
Phyllis Dunn

August 05, 2018

I LOVE this card, and I am dying to try the puff embossing powder. Thank you for this idea.

Robin P
Robin P

August 05, 2018

Love, love,love this card. That whipped cream is so realistic. I get more excited to see the full kit with each sneak peak. Thanks for sharing.

Eva N
Eva N

August 05, 2018

Love how your card looks like a true watercolor painting! Can’t wait to get this kit.

Bonita M
Bonita M

August 05, 2018

Perfect card for all coffee lovers…beautiful!

Kristi Lynn
Kristi Lynn

August 05, 2018

That White Puff Embossing Powder is so dimensional. Love it!

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

August 05, 2018

I love the clean lines of your cups and mugs. Your coloring is amazing and the whip is delicious. So cute. Thanks.

cindy rice
cindy rice

August 05, 2018

Oh my! So cute! Can’t wait to see it all.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

August 05, 2018

I just want to drink it! So beautiful!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

August 05, 2018

Love how you colored the front cup in a different (& pretty!) color than the rest. And that whipped cream is awesome!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

August 05, 2018

The background is amazing. Love the whipped topping, so clever. Great card.

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

August 05, 2018

Gorgeous watercoloring. I love the variety of coffee cups. You can do so much with these.

Mandy
Mandy

August 05, 2018

Assume! Love the yummy wip :)

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

August 05, 2018

This is a beautiful card. The colors are wonderful. How fun to be able to add the texture with included items in the kit.

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

August 05, 2018

I love the puffy whip!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

August 05, 2018

What an incredible card! Love the way this kit looks!
Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

August 05, 2018

I said it already but I’ll say it again! This kit looks amazing! I love your no line coloring on this and the whip cream is so tempting! Yum!

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

August 05, 2018

Wow, thanks for making this card for me … my life really doesn’t start till after coffee!
Very nice card! I think a lot of people will relate to it.

Mary
Mary

August 05, 2018

This card is gorgeous. Your watercoloring is beautiful. I am in love with the puffy embossing powder.

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

August 05, 2018

I would frame this lovely card! The layering of the cup stamps from this kit, the wash in the background, and the whipped cream…. absolutely inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Helen
Helen

August 05, 2018

Couldn’t agree more with this sentiment! This card is so well crafted. I’m ready to reach for a cup when I look at it. As for the puffy embossing powder—wow! This kit promises to be so much fun. tfs