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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short August 01, 2020 203 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the August My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, August 3 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a kit before you can buy one! Now let's join Michelle who is sharing another beautiful look at the kit...

Hello there, this kit has such a serene and relaxing feel to it and it is perfect for those of us staying at home during this difficult time. I fell in love with the woman on the deck chair image and thought she would be perfect to create a little scene with her reading her book in the garden.

My Happy Place by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by taking a panel of Dove White Cardstock and masking off the edges. I then blended Green Apple Reactive Ink at the bottom for the grass, followed by Splash Reactive Ink above for the sky. I tried to blend out to white at the top to give a softer look. I took the sentiment from the main kit stamp set and stamped it using Intens-ified Black Ink in the sky.

My Happy Place by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I adhered the panel flat to a top folding card base. I then took the woman on her deck chair image, as well as the potted plant image from the main kit stamp set and stamped these on to white cardstock with Intens-ified Black Ink. I coloured them with Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating Frame Cuts that come in the kit. 

My Happy Place by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I wanted the plants to look like plants growing directly in the garden, so I cut the pot part off to just show the leaves and adhered them to the bottom of the ink blending with foam tape. I then popped the woman behind them using Precision Glue.

*** 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 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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lee
lee

August 03, 2020

What a fun new release! Great Card!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 03, 2020

This might be my favorite card so far! Which is tough because they have all been amazing! Love the white borders and the softer look of the blue fading for the sky/background. Then of course the images are perfect!

Carol MJS
Carol MJS

August 03, 2020

One of my favourite pastimes! Love the garden feel of this card. Amazing what a few well placed plants will do!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

August 03, 2020

I love how relaxing this looks

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 03, 2020

Happy place indeed! Thanks for sharing

Sandy
Sandy

August 03, 2020

This is so calming to look at the cool colors. It would definitely make me feel happy to get a card like this!

tina z
tina z

August 03, 2020

amazing ink blending in the background!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

August 03, 2020

Such a fun card!

Regine
Regine

August 03, 2020

Beautiful card!

Amy G
Amy G

August 03, 2020

Her happy place looks a lot like mine!

Amy G
Amy G

August 03, 2020

Her happy place looks a lot like mine!

anthonette
anthonette

August 02, 2020

Oh I love this stamp! This card is so pretty

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 02, 2020

I love the soft, dreamy effect you created with such lovely ink blending. Really sets the tone for this card!

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

August 02, 2020

Looks so nice and relaxing! Beautiful coloring!

Kendra
Kendra

August 02, 2020

I like how your blending fades out so naturally. I need to try that. Such a better solution than trying to cover the whole card space!

Judy
Judy

August 02, 2020

I love the ink blended background and the beautifully colored images on Michelle’s peaceful card! We can all use a little peace during these challenging times—thanks for the inspiration!!

karenajo
karenajo

August 02, 2020

She does look so relaxed sitting on her pretty recliner! Love the soft background colors and how you added the plants to the foreground to make it look like a garden! Great card – thanks for sharing!

Carole Anne Patterson
Carole Anne Patterson

August 02, 2020

That card…every woman needs a moment like this. Beautiful card.

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

August 02, 2020

So relaxing.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

August 02, 2020

This is my happy place. Beautiful card.

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

August 02, 2020

Michelle, your ink blending for the background was beautiful.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

August 02, 2020

Oh, this looks like a perfect day. I LOVE this idea.

Melissa Friedrich
Melissa Friedrich

August 02, 2020

Love the softly blended background and the dimensional leaves, perfect getaway scene, LOVE this kit already!

Shelly D Scott
Shelly D Scott

August 02, 2020

I always wanted hammock. Such a lovely card. Its a reminder for us all to find our happy place.

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

August 02, 2020

Love this—amazing ink blending in the background! This looks like a perfect kit for August!

Lisa
Lisa

August 02, 2020

Love the coloring on those leaves. This kit looks like it is going to be one to reach for often. So many uses! Looking forward to the release.

Terri Rizzo
Terri Rizzo

August 02, 2020

Love this card, this looks like a great stamp set.

Georgie
Georgie

August 02, 2020

One of my favorite, simple designs.

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 02, 2020

Michelle – your card sang to me…lounging by my garden with a good book is indeed one of my happy places! I’m so amazed at the many elements in this MMH kit, and options for scene- building. Thanks so much and stay safe!

Teri S.
Teri S.

August 02, 2020

This is my favourite way to relax. This whole set is perfect for me! I like the soft look of the colours & the CAS style of your card Michelle.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 02, 2020

She certainly does look comfy. I have loved all the scenes created with this set. I also think they would be great cards to send to ladies who are having an especially hard time right now, reminding them to take time for themselves to relax so that they can continue on with life. A refreshing time each day is necessary for mental health.

Alanna Purewall
Alanna Purewall

August 02, 2020

This card totally speaks to me! Looking forward to seeing the entire release!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

Your shading is well done. The pants have dimension too.The clothes are classic & won’t ever go out of style. We can always change them to what’s popular with Hero’s always changing markers.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

August 02, 2020

Love the soft background and the plants along the bottom edge.

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser

August 02, 2020

Very nice card – relaxing! Thank you.

Golda
Golda

August 02, 2020

What a fantastic way to ground the chair. This is a lovely card and looks like it’s going to be a wonderful release.

Doris
Doris

August 02, 2020

I wish that was me – its cold here and I wish we had a little more sun!

Lyndi
Lyndi

August 02, 2020

My happy place is with a book too. Love the colors and this card.

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

August 02, 2020

Love this relaxing scene. Fantastic card.

Cheri
Cheri

August 02, 2020

oh, a favorite pastime……. & a very cute card!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

This kit is just right for our stay at home vacations we are all faced with this summer. This cute card reminds us to sit back & relax.

Valerija
Valerija

August 02, 2020

Stunning card. Love the scene you have created. Wonderful soft colours too.
Valerija xx

Dee Fisher
Dee Fisher

August 02, 2020

Love your card. We can all just see ourself sitting in the garden with a glass of lemonade. I really like how you did the plants

Bertha
Bertha

August 02, 2020

Michelle, you have nailed this clean and simple card. Beautiful design, great colour scheme and blending. It really shows a garden haven.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 02, 2020

perfect clean and simple design using this new kit!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 02, 2020

Oh, my happy place indeed! Can’t wait to see the kit.

karen t
karen t

August 02, 2020

Now that’s definitely my happy place! Great kit! I’m sold!

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

August 02, 2020

This would be me as we travel around in our camper. I love this set.

GMC
GMC

August 02, 2020

It truly is a happy place. The background is well blended. Ah, to sit amid the plants and read.

Gil Vollrath
Gil Vollrath

August 02, 2020

This card represents my retirement dream. Reading all day in the shade.

Louise
Louise

August 02, 2020

Love it😍

Kristin
Kristin

August 02, 2020

What a relaxed scene and a wonderful inspiration for a simple + clean layout. thank you 👍😍♥️♥️♥️

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

August 02, 2020

Absolutely beautiful! I think you have captured relaxation.

rachel duong
rachel duong

August 02, 2020

This card is so relaxing to look at. It is so soft and beautiful. I want to find a book and take over her spot on the reclining chair.

Melissa
Melissa

August 02, 2020

Lovely colors. Looks absolutely peaceful. This kit looks so fun.

LBSue
LBSue

August 02, 2020

Such a relaxing scene! I love it!

Jen K.
Jen K.

August 02, 2020

I love anything to so with reading, so this image completely sold me on this kit!

Eileen
Eileen

August 02, 2020

Such a relaxing scene.
Can’t wait for the kit!

Linda
Linda

August 02, 2020

Perfect!

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

August 02, 2020

That could be me. Very creative to have cut off the pots.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 02, 2020

I love the sentiment and looks like such a relaxing place to be!

Lynn C.
Lynn C.

August 02, 2020

I have done a lot of reading this summer so love this card. I really like the images of the chair with the woman reading along with the grass and plnts growing. Make for a peaceful place along with reading also enjoying nature. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Judy
Karen Judy

August 02, 2020

Now this is my kind of card!! This is so cute! This is a great stamp set.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

August 02, 2020

What a relaxing scene – love it!

Linda Dennis
Linda Dennis

August 02, 2020

Great for summertime. So refreshing

Lori Lehnen
Lori Lehnen

August 02, 2020

I love the vibe of sitting near the garden , reading a good book.
Great card!

Lagene Sands
Lagene Sands

August 02, 2020

Lovely, nothing better than a good book!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

August 02, 2020

Wish I was there!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 02, 2020

Love your little scene! I know I could be happy in a place like that if it would stop raining here every day. Lol! Super excited to receive my kit in the mail. Great card!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

August 02, 2020

That’s where I want to be all the time!

cecelia cole
cecelia cole

August 02, 2020

Beautiful card.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 02, 2020

Love this card!

stampinLouie
stampinLouie

August 02, 2020

Makes me homesick for the beach. Going to love this kit!

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

August 02, 2020

Lovely card. Love how you cut and placed the plants to look like they were growing in the garden.

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

August 02, 2020

This is such a fun set of stamps! The card looks just like August feels, too hot for anything but reading in the shade. Great blending.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

August 02, 2020

The cutest card so far. Looks like this kit is a real winner!

littlen
littlen

August 02, 2020

Love the serene, relaxing look of this card. Beautiful colors.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 02, 2020

what a relaxing scene – love it:)

Toni L
Toni L

August 02, 2020

Beautiful and serene card. Love the softly shaded sky.

Felicia C
Felicia C

August 02, 2020

Relaxation! Staycation! I love the images as well as the smooth, soft colors. Thank you!

Patricia Bustin
Patricia Bustin

August 02, 2020

This is a beautiful card.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 02, 2020

I agree – sitting in a lounge chair reading is
my happy place. Wonderful summer card.
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Katherine
Katherine

August 02, 2020

Love the softness of this card

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 02, 2020

I love that sentiment. My Happy Place is my craftroom!!

Carol Krup
Carol Krup

August 02, 2020

Those plants finish off the scene so nicely.

Linda S.
Linda S.

August 02, 2020

Love the soft look of your card and how the color just fades away to white. I’m really looking forward to getting this kit.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

August 02, 2020

I really love the peaceful, calming images in this kit. Relaxing, enjoying a good book — what a wonderful way to escape the stress for a few hours.

Brenda Kimball
Brenda Kimball

August 02, 2020

Love the plants on the card, they pop right out, nice card!

Theresa P
Theresa P

August 02, 2020

Love this card! It has a personal feel to me since I’ve been reading so much lately. Love the simplicity of your design.

Donna Phelan
Donna Phelan

August 02, 2020

FABULOUS! I would definitely say my gardens are my happy place! LOVE this beauty!

Susieq
Susieq

August 02, 2020

That looks like my happy place. Very nice card.

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

August 02, 2020

Well, I love books and relaxing so this is definitely the kit for me!

Debbie Alderson
Debbie Alderson

August 02, 2020

This is a perfect card for me to make for my book club! Very cute!

Isabel Zj
Isabel Zj

August 02, 2020

LOVE the card that you created!

Debbie Alderson
Debbie Alderson

August 02, 2020

Perfect summer card! I love these sneak peaks!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

August 02, 2020

How sweet! I think I’m really going to love this month’s kit.

Kimmer
Kimmer

August 02, 2020

Looks like me without the hat😊! I absolutely want to add this to my Hero Arts growing collection😁

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

August 02, 2020

Such a relaxing scene. Nothing like a good book. So peaceful. Beautiful card 💕

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

August 02, 2020

This lady looks very chill on a summer or spring day.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

August 02, 2020

Your card looks so peaceful grabbing a book to go sit in my garden! I love the ink blended background and the stamped image placement is perfect!

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