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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Daniel West August 02, 2020 195 Comments

Welcome back to the countdown to the release of the August My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is coming up on Monday, August 3 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Now let's join Daniel who is sharing another beautiful look at this blissful kit!

Hey everyone! Daniel West here, sharing a card from this fantastic kit staycation themed kit. We have definitely decided to stay put here in Rhode Island, but it's not so hard to do in the Ocean State. We have so much shoreline with beautiful beaches and a gorgeous island destination out in the Atlantic called Block Island.

This year, I thought it best to use our would be vacation budget on improving our patio as a destination. So the card I created today, celebrates the beauty of staying home and enjoying new living space!

To begin, I created a mask with an oval infinity die out of some scrap paper. Next, I took out a Dove White card base and taped the mask to the front of it. Then, with a blender brush I created an ombre sunset background with Lemon Yellow, Red Royal and Navy Inks.

Next, I stamped the man in a hammock image with Intens-ified Black Ink and die cut him out with the coordinating Frame Cut included in the kit! I colored him in with matching Copic colors to mirror the sunset background. 

To finish off the card, I popped up the die cut on some foam tape and adhered him to the front of the card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment in Intens-ified Black Ink

I hope you enjoyed this countdown card for the August My Monthly Hero Card Kit!! Also, I appreciate you spending a few minutes with me today. I can't wait to see what you make with this kit!

*** 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!

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Angela Reed
Angela Reed

August 04, 2020

Love this card! So relaxing just to look at!

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

August 03, 2020

these stamps are so unique and totally capturing how i’ve been feeling these days! we all of our happy place…thanks for the inspiration!

Doreen R
Doreen R

August 03, 2020

This kit is such a great idea for this time we’re going through. Love the hammock and the card is great.

Ginette Bellavance
Ginette Bellavance

August 03, 2020

Just Beautiful. Love, Love the card. Wish I could do that. Keep up the good work. Would love to win.

Deb
Deb

August 03, 2020

I love the color combinations and the blending. You did an awesome job coloring and I like how the stamp is placed outside all of the blending. A very relaxing card!

Jean M Morin
Jean M Morin

August 03, 2020

Wow I need this kit. I have many male birthdays over the summer

Diana Curtis
Diana Curtis

August 03, 2020

Love this hammock image!

Lynn Cyert
Lynn Cyert

August 03, 2020

I especially like the background on this card. Really good card!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

August 03, 2020

This card is stunning!! Makes me want to watch the sunset at the beach! Awesome job as usual Daniel! I would absolutely love to win this! I have never gotten lucky enough to get one of these kits and would love to experience the fun! 💕

lee
lee

August 03, 2020

Fabulous card!!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 03, 2020

Great card Daniel! It is so nice to enjoy a newly renovated space in your own home and this card definitely captures that!

Carol MJS
Carol MJS

August 03, 2020

This is such a tease! Can’t wait to see the whole kit. The elements used in today’s post look wonderful!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

August 03, 2020

Literally my husband every summer… I showed him this and he loved it. Thanks Daniel

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 03, 2020

Love the ombré background. Thanks for sharing

Carol H
Carol H

August 03, 2020

Looks very chilled out. Great card

Sandy
Sandy

August 03, 2020

Great to have a card for the guys too! Total bliss.

Deconinck Barbara
Deconinck Barbara

August 03, 2020

Beautiful coloring!

tina z
tina z

August 03, 2020

I love hammocks!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

August 03, 2020

I’m loving the dark colors on this card.

Lisa Martis
Lisa Martis

August 03, 2020

OMGSH a guy stamp! Hooray for HeroArts, and a big THANK YOU!

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

August 03, 2020

This is stunning! I really love the colours you used for that ink blended oval. Very striking design.

SHartl
SHartl

August 03, 2020

Oooh, loving that sunset background!! What fun to see a card with a masculine image on it too!

Regine
Regine

August 03, 2020

love the hammock, great card.

Amy G
Amy G

August 03, 2020

What a fantastic card!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

August 03, 2020

Yeah! You used a hammock! Love your sunset! We all wish to check out your island!

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

August 02, 2020

Nice job on this card Daniel. Great choice of colors.

Judy
Judy

August 02, 2020

I love the beautifully colored and restful scene!

anthonette
anthonette

August 02, 2020

Amazing colors, cool stamp, and a great card. Love this!

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

August 02, 2020

I think I knew by the blending of the card as to who made it before I scrolled all the way down. As always I’m an artie and big fan of your art.

Cindi Johnson
Cindi Johnson

August 02, 2020

I would love to have a hammock, they are so comfy!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

August 02, 2020

I love hammocks! This looks to be another winner of a stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 02, 2020

This is a great “autobiographical” card! I hope you are enjoying your new patio!

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

August 02, 2020

Love your work!

Kendra
Kendra

August 02, 2020

I like how your blending captures the feel of sunset and draws attention to the foreground character. Thanks for the idea!

karenajo
karenajo

August 02, 2020

Great card – love the background colors! He looks really relaxed in his wonderful hammock ! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanette
Jeanette

August 02, 2020

This looks like a whole lot of fun. There is still more summer to enjoy!

Vanessa Carroll
Vanessa Carroll

August 02, 2020

Love the bold colors!

dori
dori

August 02, 2020

Oh my goodness I am more in love with this set every card I see and yours is fabulous!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

August 02, 2020

Looks inviting.

Carole Anne Patterson
Carole Anne Patterson

August 02, 2020

Great card Daniel!! The ombré is beautiful and I love the guy in the hammock.

Carole Anne Patterson
Carole Anne Patterson

August 02, 2020

Great card Daniel!! The ombré is beautiful and I love the guy in the hammock.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

August 02, 2020

The choice of colors and the coloring on this is exceptional!!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

August 02, 2020

Daniel. What nice card with ink blending.

Sue D
Sue D

August 02, 2020

Blissful scene. I like the sunset.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

August 02, 2020

Nice masculine card! I’m looking forward to seeing the complete kit.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

August 02, 2020

I really like the look of this. It is very manly. GREAT LOOK.

Melissa Friedrich
Melissa Friedrich

August 02, 2020

Love the hammock and oval ink blended scene background.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 02, 2020

Makes me want a hammock! LOL Great job, love the colors and the simple yet stunning design.

Jodi W.
Jodi W.

August 02, 2020

Love the guy on the hammock. Come on Monday!!!! Great color scheme, Daniel.

Barbara A Wolters
Barbara A Wolters

August 02, 2020

Great Job! Love your choice of colors and shading. Looking forward to seeing the August on Monday.

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

August 02, 2020

Love this! You continue to inspire!

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 02, 2020

This one is awesome!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

August 02, 2020

Lovely card, great blended background—and I wanna be in that chair!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 02, 2020

Hola, Daniel! Beautiful card! Such wonderful colors!

MaryG
MaryG

August 02, 2020

As always, Daniel, your designs are simple yet elegant.
Makes me want to curl up with the cat!

Lisa
Lisa

August 02, 2020

Ah, swinging in a hammock is the best! Love all the coloring!

Terri Rizzo
Terri Rizzo

August 02, 2020

Love this card, it would be a great guy card.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

August 02, 2020

Great masculine card!

Georgie
Georgie

August 02, 2020

Really like this hammock. He looks so relaxed. Great way to spend a hot summer day. The colors are so cheery too.

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

August 02, 2020

Another fun card from this kit that I can’t wait to receive!!

Marla Cales
Marla Cales

August 02, 2020

Obsessed with this kit!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

August 02, 2020

What a wonderful card — I love your color blending.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 02, 2020

Thanks for showing me the man in the set. I had mentioned how important it is to take time each day to unwind as it helps our mental health. Men as well as women need to give themselves permission to do that. They take on so much responsibility with providing for the family, that they forget to take care of themselves. Enjoy your new space!

Teri S.
Teri S.

August 02, 2020

Fabulous card Daniel! Love the colours you used. I’m so stoked that Hero Arts included a stamp of a man relaxing too! I’ve never seen a stamp set that suits me better than this one to make a bunch of cards with.

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 02, 2020

Daniel- such a great card…just looking at it made me feel relaxed :-). I love how you mimicked the colors from hammock-guy’s clothes and frame in the background blended oval: an inspired and beautifully cohesive look! Thanks so much and Be Well.

Alanna Purewall
Alanna Purewall

August 02, 2020

Great card! Love the colour choices, and that this kit has a male character to add to it’s versatility!

DL
DL

August 02, 2020

I really like this sentiment… Total bliss rocks!

Geri Stuart
Geri Stuart

August 02, 2020

Such a cool card and happy to see a male relaxing! My hubby can’t so this is just the type of card to encourage him, thanks for the idea! Looking forward to seeing the rest o the kit!

Kailash
Kailash

August 02, 2020

Fantastic ink blending on a wonderful card!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

August 02, 2020

So simple, yet a great and colorful card!

Melynda Cleveland
Melynda Cleveland

August 02, 2020

The Father’s Day setting most all dads would enjoy

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

August 02, 2020

Fun card. Seems like a great kit.

Golda
Golda

August 02, 2020

Your inked sunset is gorgeous, as is the whole card. Enjoy your beautiful beaches, Phoenix AZ is a bit different, though the inside of my house doesn’t change much. Thanks for your wonderful example for this fun kit.

Doris
Doris

August 02, 2020

Great possibilities for a masculine card.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 02, 2020

Love this relaxing scene! The sky is beautiful! I’m so glad to see there’s a man on a hammock in addition to the woman on a lawn chair in this kit. I make a lot of male-themed cards and can see so many uses for this stamp/die.

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 02, 2020

Great color palette, looks to be a fantastic kit this month.

Lyndi
Lyndi

August 02, 2020

Daniel, another awesome card. I think this is my favorite so far of the previews. I also like how it includes a man in the set too. Makes it more versatile.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

August 02, 2020

Beautiful coloring on your hammock guy, Daniel, and I love your blended background!!

Mary Fleer
Mary Fleer

August 02, 2020

This would be a beautiful masculine card. Love the background and almost one layer idea.
The hammock is cute with the male character.
The whole set is extremely beautiful and wish to win, so I can get all the extras.

karenladd
karenladd

August 02, 2020

Yes!! I love that the kit includes a guy image as well as the woman. Your hammock man looks like he’s just having a wonderful time , whether on a stay-cation, or off on adventures.

Laurie Miller
Laurie Miller

August 02, 2020

This looks like such an amazing kit! I can’t wait to see the add on selection too!

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

August 02, 2020

Great card. I wish I was in a hammock right now. Beautiful ink blending.

Cheri
Cheri

August 02, 2020

cute card – it’s always good to have something for a nice guy-card! Love it………

Shannon
Shannon

August 02, 2020

Love to relax on the weekends, fun

Michele W
Michele W

August 02, 2020

Wondered if this kit had something for the guys. :) Another relaxing card. Like your choice of colors. Thanks for sharing!

Glenna
Glenna

August 02, 2020

Love the look!! Looks so comfy and beautiful. Thank you.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

August 02, 2020

Beautiful card loving the background can’t wait for summer.

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

August 02, 2020

Wonderful card..funny we have used our vacation money to do the same and resurrect out backyard pond.

Kimberly Curphey
Kimberly Curphey

August 02, 2020

This card is lovely-I love how you used masking to draw attention to the fabulous focal stamp.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

Wonderful masculine card. It’s nice to have Daniel designing cards for Hero Arts.

Valerija
Valerija

August 02, 2020

This is gorgeous, love the card design and wonderful background.

Geri
Geri

August 02, 2020

I love ALL the color on this card. Size.play beautiful

Margaret R
Margaret R

August 02, 2020

Very cool! Love the background – your blending is flawless.1

Sandra
Sandra

August 02, 2020

This would make a great Father’s Day card.

Dee Fisher
Dee Fisher

August 02, 2020

Wonderful card. Love all the colors you used.

Bertha
Bertha

August 02, 2020

Great card Daniel. I love the colour scheme and the layout you chose. He sure looks relaxed in that hammock. This really is a kit for 2020 and the staycation summer!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

August 02, 2020

What a great idea! My imagination is bursting with what can I create showing stacations.

Mary Swearengin
Mary Swearengin

August 02, 2020

Love it! Want to use the At the Lake kit with this kit.

Rachel W
Rachel W

August 02, 2020

Ohhh, I love the relaxed feeling this card evokes. Thanks for the good vibes.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 02, 2020

this just makes me want to kick back and relax!