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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas August 02, 2019 419 Comments

Hello! Today we are excited to kick off the countdown to the release of the August My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, August 5th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here all weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Jess for the first look at this fabulous kit!

I can honestly say that when I saw the August kit I let out a little squeal in my craft room! I am 100% nerd and love all things magical and fantastical...and this kit is TOTALLY up my alley! Today I'm sharing a slimline card with a whimsical fairytale feel!

Isn't that castle fun?! It's a Paper Layering die included with the kit so I started by die-cutting it with a 3.5" by 8" panel of Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock. Then I used Copic markers to add shading to the castle and surrounding mountains. Once I was done coloring I carefully masked off the castle with Post-it notes and added a blended sky. I used Fresh Peach, Pale Tomato, Ultra Pink, Passion Flower, and Cornflower inks and blending brushes to create my sky.

Next I decided to try something new and I stamped the sentiment, wizard, and dragon with Versafine ink and heat-embossed them with White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. The combination created a pearlescent steely-gray outline that was EXACTLY what I was going for! I colored the wizard and dragon with Copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating die. I adhered them to my scene and added a tiny bit of Crystal Clear Lacquer to the dragon's flames to finish the card! And now I feel like dragging out my old Disney princess movies... ;) 

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 countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, August 5th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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Bernadette
Bernadette

October 15, 2019

This is amazing! I’m Pinterest ing this and bookmarking it. I needed some inspiration for this mmh set. Beautiful!

JoAnne Ferguson
JoAnne Ferguson

August 08, 2019

I am so impressed with this creation. My grandson loves dragons and this kit is amazing.

Lucy Morante
Lucy Morante

August 07, 2019

Wizards, castles, dragons oh my! This set is perfect for the men in my life. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Sara Nieuwenhuis
Sara Nieuwenhuis

August 05, 2019

Dragons! Love it already!

Erika Shapiro
Erika Shapiro

August 05, 2019

I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit! How fun!

Shawn Frank
Shawn Frank

August 05, 2019

WOW now this is me all the way!! I can see me using this in so many card for many family and friends { TO ME and ONLY ME it reminds me of what I can do with this kit as it reminds me of a a series that just ended)

Susy Edwards
Susy Edwards

August 05, 2019

Can’t wait!!! Love the dragon 🐉

Bonnie Peffer
Bonnie Peffer

August 05, 2019

I love the paper pieced castle and the wizard. Super cute card.

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

August 05, 2019

This is totally what I was hoping to see!! loving the look of this and such a magical card !

Beatrice
Beatrice

August 05, 2019

This looks like a great release for August!
Since it’s a magical kit maybe I can win
it for my birthday 8/8!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

August 05, 2019

love the look of this set so far. The castle will be really liked to present a 25 year anniversary card to my husband. I will be awesome.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

August 05, 2019

love the look of this set so far. The castle will be really liked to present a 25 year anniversary card to my husband. I will be awesome.

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

August 05, 2019

I’m looking forward to this set! So much fun!

Sharon Vincz
Sharon Vincz

August 05, 2019

What a cool card and all the vivid colors! Love it

Sarahp
Sarahp

August 05, 2019

love the castle in the background!!

Kellie
Kellie

August 05, 2019

This kits theme looks like its going to be awesomely magical. Can’t wait to see the special dies that come with it and the add ons. 🧙🏼‍♂️ 🐲 🦄. 👑

Emma H
Emma H

August 04, 2019

Love that dragon. My nerdy heart is happy too :)

jenny stratton
jenny stratton

August 04, 2019

I love the dragon and wizard my grandson would love this.

Janet Ruitto Kollar
Janet Ruitto Kollar

August 04, 2019

lovely colors!

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

August 04, 2019

I just love this magical card!! So excited for this kit. Fingers crossed I win it for my birthday! 😄

Kirsty
Kirsty

August 04, 2019

Beautiful card with that magical touch. Thank you for sharing!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

August 04, 2019

😱omg yes!!! Jessica you have blown my mind and are encouraging me to try a larger sized card

Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce Mehrberg

August 04, 2019

This looks like such a cute kit.

Melissa
Melissa

August 04, 2019

What a fun card! I almost always to A2 size cards but it would be fun to change it up a little with a card this size.

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

August 04, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the dragon.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

August 04, 2019

I nice fantasy card :)

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 04, 2019

cute card

Shawn Frank
Shawn Frank

August 04, 2019

OMG I am in Love!!! This is a must have!! This is dragon I am in love with, so many idea;s who would not want this beautiful kit

Steffani McMains
Steffani McMains

August 04, 2019

Love the embossed sentiment and the wizard

Gretchen F
Gretchen F

August 04, 2019

Have to say – loving the dragon! Nice to see a medieval set that’s not too cutsey.

Valerie Bullock
Valerie Bullock

August 04, 2019

Wizards, dragons and castles – oh my!! I can’t wait for the full reveal. This kit looks like it’s going to be “magical.” Thanks for the inspiration!!

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

August 04, 2019

Very cute card.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

August 04, 2019

Cute kit

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

August 04, 2019

Oh I know someone special who would just LOVE this set! Hope I can win it for them :-)

Vanessa McDonald
Vanessa McDonald

August 04, 2019

I’m loving what I’ve seen so far. The images are perfectly me, but I think I’m starting to get more excited about the font that is being used — I Love this font & yet no one else has attempted to use it ..yet? It just gives this set the perfect medeival feel, but it would also be perfect if used for say wedding invitations..?

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

August 04, 2019

Supper excited, can’t wait to work with this kit, love what y’all did with the wizard and 🐉…

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

August 04, 2019

Oh my! Such an adorable card. Love those pastel colors.

Ann K.
Ann K.

August 04, 2019

That sky is amazing! Looking forward to the rest of this kit…

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

August 04, 2019

This card is just so cool, would be a great card for kids and all my friends that Mystikal creatures and those fairy tale stories! I absolutely love Heros Art and I’m so supper excited to get my 1st kit! I was buying my heros art from eBay and from hobby lobby so when I found out about the monthly kits ,well I couldn’t wait to join!

Fonda Rush
Fonda Rush

August 04, 2019

Fun card! Thank you for sharing.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

August 04, 2019

This looks like such a fun kit! Love this card – such a great scene!

Maggie Embry
Maggie Embry

August 04, 2019

Simply magical!

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

August 04, 2019

Such a beautiful card! It looks magical 😀.

MicheleS
MicheleS

August 04, 2019

Beautiful! I love everything about this, great job!

Valerie
Valerie

August 04, 2019

I have to admit that the last time few kits didn’t really talk to me and as a result I was starting to wonder if I was still a good fit for MMH kit. The quality is amazing but the theme really don’t fit with what I enjoy. And then I saw THIS and I knew that it would LOVE this month’s kit! So happy!

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

August 04, 2019

Lovely card! Love the wizard and the fairytale theme!

Chiara
Chiara

August 04, 2019

I love Magic & Fairytales and you really made a great job putting this card together, I love the Dragon and I am sure my son would love it too

Crystal Lewis
Crystal Lewis

August 04, 2019

beautiful card, I love the font in this set.

Kellie B
Kellie B

August 04, 2019

Love this! Fairly new to card making, but can’t wait to get my hands on this kit and make all the things!! Love hero art kits!

crystal Lewis
crystal Lewis

August 04, 2019

I am already in love with this kit

Kaylene
Kaylene

August 04, 2019

This card looks so magical, straight out of a fairytale. Can’t wait to see the rest of this pretty awesome looking kit.

Kelley H
Kelley H

August 04, 2019

Love the wizard and dragon

Andrea B
Andrea B

August 04, 2019

This card is beautiful! I love the sky – I wish my blending looked so smooth and even. Can’t wait to see the kit!

NCDonna
NCDonna

August 04, 2019

Love what I’ve seen so far of this kit!!! Love your soft, dreamy colored sky!

Trina
Trina

August 04, 2019

This dragon and wizard are the best thing ever! I love the sale and flow of the dragon and the details on the wizard 🧙‍♂️ such a fun set!

Susan Young
Susan Young

August 04, 2019

Love this magical card! Can’t wait for my kit to arrive!

Gail
Gail

August 03, 2019

Fantastic! Great job- I cannot wait to get this set and create one too!

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

August 03, 2019

What a fun card! I love the wizard and dragon.

Daphne Ross
Daphne Ross

August 03, 2019

Oh! Oh! I love the card! I can’t wait to get this kit – I love the card and can’t wait to incorporate this months kit into my BuJo!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 03, 2019

Awesome card! :) I have a feeling I am going to love this card.

Tracy
Tracy

August 03, 2019

Love your creation!! Can’t wait for this kit, love the fire breathing dragon!!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

August 03, 2019

This set looks so adorable and I love what you did with it!

Eileen Peters
Eileen Peters

August 03, 2019

Such a wonderful set.
Can’t wait to buy it, if I don’t win!

Katrina Bocchi
Katrina Bocchi

August 03, 2019

Love that scene!

Katrina Bocchi
Katrina Bocchi

August 03, 2019

Love that scene!

Susan Tipton
Susan Tipton

August 03, 2019

Jessica Frost-Ballas, I hear your name quite often in the crafting world and your work is always highly praised by your peers. I love your creations. You are a very talented lady.

Susan Tipton
Susan Tipton

August 03, 2019

Would love to win this kit. Thanks for the opportunity.

Susan Tipton
Susan Tipton

August 03, 2019

Love the sentiment on this card and the blended pink sky. A very fun card.

Margery C
Margery C

August 03, 2019

I want this set just for the castle die. Love the way you make pearly steel gray. I will definitely have to try this.

Kathy E
Kathy E

August 03, 2019

A bit of Harry Potter sneaking into my vision! or any Royal knight event!

Sherri Little
Sherri Little

August 03, 2019

Love the horizontal card layout.

Devra Joy
Devra Joy

August 03, 2019

Love the colors

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

August 03, 2019

Beautiful blending on the background!😍

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

August 03, 2019

Beautiful blending on the background!😍

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

August 03, 2019

Wowsa!!! What a cool card! Now I can’t wait to see the full reveal❣️

Kendra
Kendra

August 03, 2019

I really like what you did with the mountain. It looks so realistic!

Sarah
Sarah

August 03, 2019

That castle does look fun. The dragon is amazing too. Love the card

Claudine Vance
Claudine Vance

August 03, 2019

I love your card! What a fantastic kit!

Cathy Y
Cathy Y

August 03, 2019

OMG – I love this!

B James
B James

August 03, 2019

Live magical themes!

Caroline
Caroline

August 03, 2019

What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing. This kit promises to be magical.

Arlene Plastine
Arlene Plastine

August 03, 2019

Your card is whimsical and beautiful at the same time Jessica.

Mariana Harris
Mariana Harris

August 03, 2019

Absolutely LOVE this kit! Will be buying it (if i dont win it) on Monday! Just fantastic!

Denise
Denise

August 03, 2019

wow love the theme and the colour blending is fantastic. can’t wait to get my kit now!

Cheryl Barrios
Cheryl Barrios

August 03, 2019

Oh my gosh! I love the magic of dragons, wizards, and castles! The card is beautiful!

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

August 03, 2019

I love this royal theme!

Lisa B
Lisa B

August 03, 2019

Love the background

Lisa B
Lisa B

August 03, 2019

This is so amazing. Love the background

Audrey Joy Rollins
Audrey Joy Rollins

August 03, 2019

I love this magical kit.
Beverly U
Beverly U

August 03, 2019

This is spectacular! Love the images and your technique!

Mona
Mona

August 03, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the blended background!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

August 03, 2019

These are such lovely images – the possibilities are endless!

Marie
Marie

August 03, 2019

Love the paper layering. It looks alive.

Jamie scheil
Jamie scheil

August 03, 2019

Looking forward to seeing the new kit.

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

August 03, 2019

This is such a cute card! Beautiful design. I absolutely adore this theme!

Jessica Shier
Jessica Shier

August 03, 2019

🤩 this is so cool! Love the dragon!

Rachel W
Rachel W

August 03, 2019

Love the castle and dragon! Can’t wait to see more!

Peggy Limbach
Peggy Limbach

August 03, 2019

Adorable design and beautiful coloring.

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

August 03, 2019

This set and card are magical! I love it! Can’t wait to see the rest.

Wendy Gervais
Wendy Gervais

August 03, 2019

Can’t wait to get this kit and your background is sooooo dreamy!

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