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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse August 03, 2019 269 Comments

Hello! Welcome back to the countdown to the release of the August My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is coming up on Monday, August 5th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Now let's join Ilina for another look at the kit!

Hi everyone! Ilina here sharing another idea using this month's My Monthly Hero Kit. I had so much fun playing with this kit and creating different scenes. 

For today's card I used the castle die from the kit and die cut it from a piece of Dove White cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4", then colored with alcohol based markers. I slid a piece of paper between the castle and the sky in such a way that the castle was covered and ink blended Tide Pool ink to create the sky.

Next, I stamped the queen image using Intense Black ink, colored and die cut. Set it aside. I cut another piece of Dove White cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4" and cut a circle using the Circle Infinity Dies. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and assembled the pieces.

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!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a creative day! 





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100 Responses

Brandy
Brandy

August 06, 2019

Like the font & the castle. : )

Sara Nieuwenhuis
Sara Nieuwenhuis

August 05, 2019

Castles! Love it!

Shawn Frank
Shawn Frank

August 05, 2019

Everything about this card is my style I can see me using in my crafts
Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

August 05, 2019

Great concept, Love the different look of the castle.

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

August 05, 2019

Love it!! Every detail is beautifully done!!

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

August 05, 2019

I love that font! Great card.

Bonnie P
Bonnie P

August 05, 2019

Great card! Love the castle in the background!.

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

August 05, 2019

love the light shading behind the castle! beautiful clean and simple card

Beatrice
Beatrice

August 05, 2019

Beautiful & regal card!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

August 05, 2019

I’m looking forward to making cards for the birthday girls in my future!

Sharon Vincz
Sharon Vincz

August 05, 2019

I love the stamps and the way your card layout.

Sarahp
Sarahp

August 05, 2019

love the royal theme!

Amanda Pina
Amanda Pina

August 05, 2019

Can’t wait to see the rest of the set!

Amanda Pina
Amanda Pina

August 05, 2019

Too cool! Love it

Kellie
Kellie

August 04, 2019

A very regal and elegant feel has been created by your card. Lovely. 👸🏻

Emma H
Emma H

August 04, 2019

Beautifully put together

jenny stratton
jenny stratton

August 04, 2019

The castle is so cute, nice simple card.

jenny stratton
jenny stratton

August 04, 2019

I love the fairytale theme it would be perfect for my granddaughter.

Janet Ruitto Kollar
Janet Ruitto Kollar

August 04, 2019

What a wonderful way to encourage someone! I would be so pleased to receive this card

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

August 04, 2019

I love the composition of this card with the castle in the background in soft colors and the queen in the foreground with bold colors.

Kirsty
Kirsty

August 04, 2019

I love this delightful card!!!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

August 04, 2019

Ilina, you rule. Love it all

Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce Mehrberg

August 04, 2019

Another fantastic card.

Laura
Laura

August 04, 2019

Cute

Melissa
Melissa

August 04, 2019

I adore the font of this sentiment! I dabbled a little bit in calligraphy many years ago, and this is similar to Gothic and Carolingian hands that I tried lettering. Lovely!

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

August 04, 2019

Cute card. Love the castle on the green background.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

August 04, 2019

Girls rule – yea :)

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 04, 2019

cute card

Shawn Frank
Shawn Frank

August 04, 2019

This is just stunning I love the castle and would have Queens on her own card with the castle in the background this is a wonderful kit!

Gretchen F
Gretchen F

August 04, 2019

I can’t decide which I like better, the sentiment or the castle. Thankfully they’re together, and I don’t have to make that decision. :-)

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

August 04, 2019

I love your card. Can’t wait for this kit.

Shannon
Shannon

August 04, 2019

Love the play on words with the queen!

Marie
Marie

August 04, 2019

Perfect placement of the three featured elements – throne, castle, and sentiment surrounding the circle! If only the sentiment were true outside my own little castle!!

Valerie Bullock
Valerie Bullock

August 04, 2019

Oh my!! That font just makes your card perfect. I can’t wait to see the full reveal! Thanks for your inspiration.

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

August 04, 2019

Very cute.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

August 04, 2019

Perfect for young kids

Janice Letinic
Janice Letinic

August 04, 2019

Gorgeous Fonts and perfect theme

Janice Letinic
Janice Letinic

August 04, 2019

I love the Way these stamps make me feel- like a little girl again!

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

August 04, 2019

I love the castle. I can see so many possibilities with it! Your card was beautiful!

Ruth Dupchen
Ruth Dupchen

August 04, 2019

I am looking forward to the release of this next kit.

Tricia Wittenberg
Tricia Wittenberg

August 04, 2019

I love, love, love this card! The colors are so calming and I love the Font for the sentiment it looks royal!

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

August 04, 2019

Beautiful job with the sky background shading

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

August 04, 2019

Queen of the Castle! Yay! What fun…

Vanessa McDonald
Vanessa McDonald

August 04, 2019

So far I have liked everything - some more than others- but seeing the castle up close in your post means I’m really starting to like it too. (And that of course means my budget is in some serious trouble!) 😁🤗😊😉

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

August 04, 2019

There’s just so many awesome things in this kit so far! Just when I think I seen all the cool stamps and die cuts another one pops up..this Castle is pretty cool😊

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

August 04, 2019

Perfect card for any female, young or old! Love it.

Ann K.
Ann K.

August 04, 2019

The sentiments in this particular Old English calligraphy font crack me up, can’t wait to see if there are any others…

Heather George
Heather George

August 04, 2019

I enjoy the period kits so much.

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

August 04, 2019

This is making me think of Sleeping Beauty. Fun!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 04, 2019

Great card! Love the sentiment! Looking forward to seeing more from this kit!

Maggie E
Maggie E

August 04, 2019

I love the detail and dimension of this card. The font on the sentiment is amazing.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

August 04, 2019

Love that font! Such a great castle too!

Fonda Rush
Fonda Rush

August 04, 2019

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

August 04, 2019

Love the coloring on the card! I’m really enjoying seeing this kit. It so reminds me of a mural I did in my granddaughter’s room. Isn’t there just something magical and fun about castles?

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

August 04, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the font.

Beth Buss
Beth Buss

August 04, 2019

Great card. I never tire of the fantasy kingdom.I believe.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 04, 2019

love the design of this sweet card

MicheleS
MicheleS

August 04, 2019

Lovely card, I love how you highlighted the castle with the circle cutout.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 04, 2019

I love love love the castle!! This kit is magical!!!

Valerie
Valerie

August 04, 2019

The castle is so cool and that sentiment so powerful, but I just adore this stamp!!!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

August 04, 2019

Great card. Can be used for so many occasions.

Fatima Almajed
Fatima Almajed

August 04, 2019

Beautiful castle, beautiful queen and beautiful ILina

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

August 04, 2019

Love the fairytale theme and what a great font!

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

August 04, 2019

Loving the fairytale theme!

Anna
Anna

August 04, 2019

Love your use of that royal font for a fun sentiment! Beautifully done!

Gabriella Bell
Gabriella Bell

August 04, 2019

Oh I feel a fairytale coming on ….so exciting I can hard.y wait

Melodie Isreal
Melodie Isreal

August 04, 2019

This card reminded me of my favorite movie Camalot….thanks!!!!

Chiara
Chiara

August 04, 2019

Love the sentiment and the queen, and Also the colors, this kit seems really unique!

Crystal Lewis
Crystal Lewis

August 04, 2019

I love the font in this set. I can’t wait.

Sharon
Sharon

August 04, 2019

I must say this is my very first peek at the kit! Looks like fun-I can’t wait to see the rest!

Kaylene
Kaylene

August 04, 2019

Very cool card and technique. Love the collies. Reminds me of Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. I can see lots of uses for this new kit.

Kelley H
Kelley H

August 04, 2019

Oh nice the dragon and castle I bet would look great together

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

August 04, 2019

Love your card! I can see this as a magical shaker card as well!

Andrea B
Andrea B

August 04, 2019

This card rules! 😁 I love how you added color to the castle. I’m excited to see the whole kit!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

August 04, 2019

This is a cute card. The castle looks great.

Patti R
Patti R

August 04, 2019

Looks like a wonderful, magical set!

Sandra Krouse
Sandra Krouse

August 04, 2019

Obviously this willbe a royally stunning kit when completely revealed.

NCDonna
NCDonna

August 04, 2019

Very dreamy looking card! Love the clean lines.

Emma Charlotte
Emma Charlotte

August 04, 2019

Castle is perfect for the royal queen and this new kit is perfect for me! Lol !

Trina
Trina

August 04, 2019

I love focal point cards and this one is done beautifully. There is the beautiful background but you are always drawn back to that amazing queen!

Ellen Gilliam
Ellen Gilliam

August 04, 2019

Love the inclusion of the historical script!

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

August 03, 2019

Beautiful card! I really like how you put the queen in front of the castle. With the sentiment, it’s perfect!

Gail
Gail

August 03, 2019

Love love love this- gotta get this set.

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

August 03, 2019

What a pretty card, love the castle!

Daphne Ross
Daphne Ross

August 03, 2019

I fell down a rabbit hole while creating swatch sheets for my ink pads and found myself here! I am so excited about the August kit…

I am going to recreate your card as a way to practice the basics – beautiful card.

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

August 03, 2019

You’ve done a queenly job of this card. I can’t wait to get my kit.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

August 03, 2019

Lovely card. The cut
out looks great with
the castle in it. Lovely
coloring.
Carla from Utah

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

August 03, 2019

I absolutely love how this card is set up. It’s different, rather unique and I can honestly say that I never would have thought to do it myself! I feel that too often I approach cardmaking with blinders on. I thank you for the adjustment to my tunnel vision!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 03, 2019

Ooh this is awesome! :)

Bonnie McKenzie
Bonnie McKenzie

August 03, 2019

This is a beautiful card 😊 I can’t wait to get this kit

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 03, 2019

This is an awesome card design. :) Can’t wait to see the full kit reveal!

Debra J Maurer
Debra J Maurer

August 03, 2019

How cute it this! I love it, and the sentiment is perfect!

Monica Tozier-Brown
Monica Tozier-Brown

August 03, 2019

I love the detail and demention in the castle. I see so many possibilities with this kit already!!!!! I’m at Comic-con this weekend with my husband and son and just can’t wait to get this month’s kit to embelish some scrapbook pages from this weekend with it!

Tracy
Tracy

August 03, 2019

Such an elegant looking card, nice work!!

Judy Dahman
Judy Dahman

August 03, 2019

Perfect for my family tree! I am descended from a long line of royalty on my mom’s side. Our lineage is like hitting the ancestry lottery!

Claudine Vance
Claudine Vance

August 03, 2019

I absolutely love this kit so far! Hero Arts comes out with amazing sets!

Claudine Vance
Claudine Vance

August 03, 2019

I love what I see of this kit so far! I love your card!

Katrina Bocchi
Katrina Bocchi

August 03, 2019

I want to visit that castle.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

August 03, 2019

That castle is so adorable!

Susan Tipton
Susan Tipton

August 03, 2019

Love the Queen! Cute and fun card.

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