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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse August 01, 2020 228 Comments

It's time for our third countdown peek! The August My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, August 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina for some blissful inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hi everyone! Ilina here sharing another peek at the new My Monthly Hero kit. I love this kit as it's perfect for those of us who are staying home during these challenging times. We have been planning with the kids to buy a tent and just camp in our backyard for little bit of a change, so for my card I decided to create a night scene using the image of the kids in tent along with the lounge chair. 

To make the card, start by ink blending the background. Start with a piece of Dove White cardstock, some masking paper or anything that you can use to create the line between the grass and sky. I started with piece measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (which once ink blended I trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4").

Ink blend Fresh Lawn Shadow Ink for the grass using a blending tool of your choice and Navy and Dusty Blue Shadow Inks for the sky. Splatter some Unicorn re-inker and White Shimmer iridescent spray to create the stars. Set it aside to dry. 

While the background is drying, stamp the images using Intens-ified Black ink, color using alcohol based markers and die cut using the coordinating dies that come in the kit. Also, die cut two "Greetings from" from Dove White cardstock. Adhere the sentiments together and let them dry.

Arrange the images onto the background and adhere using foam tape. Stamp sentiment and emboss in white, adhere the die cut sentiment above. Using fun foam or foam tape, adhere the entire panel to a Dove White top folding note 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 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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100 Responses

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

August 01, 2020

This scene looks so inviting. I smell s’mores and can hear the crackling fire! Hero Arts always delivers fun, unique monthly kits for endless hours of stamping fun!

Linda Price
Linda Price

August 01, 2020

Fun backyard scene. i like your night sky. Have a great time camping with your family!

Janet
Janet

August 01, 2020

I love that mom has her book and wine and the kids are in the tent. This reminds me of current times, moving slower, and relaxing in the yard. Cute stamps and amazing coloring! 🏕

Brenda
Brenda

August 01, 2020

Fabulous card and what a terrific sentiment!

Andrea B
Andrea B

August 01, 2020

Such a cute card! Gorgeous ink blending and coloring – and I love the glass of wine!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 01, 2020

Love the scene you created! Looks like a great staycation idea! This is going to be a fun kit!

J. Vega
J. Vega

August 01, 2020

Love this scene, it’s perfect with the tent and kids in it.

Julie Crook
Julie Crook

August 01, 2020

What a beautiful kit

Karin Adkins
Karin Adkins

August 01, 2020

Love this. Especially hard to find stamps related to reading. Love it

Astrid Pinna
Astrid Pinna

August 01, 2020

I love the feeling of this card 😍 just reading a book, watching the stars, that seems like happiness to me 😁🥰

Karen L K
Karen L K

August 01, 2020

Such a nice little scene! On point with Mama needs her wine.

Deconinck Barbara
Deconinck Barbara

August 01, 2020

This card creates such a great summer holiday feeling 😊

dori
dori

August 01, 2020

Great card, Ilina! Can’t wait to see the total kit+!!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

August 01, 2020

This is a card that fits the times perfectly.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

August 01, 2020

So 4 weeks ago we were camping, I fell down broke my arm. So I need this card to remind me of our adventure. Change the kids to two girls and the wine to a pill bottle. Then it’s perfect.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

August 01, 2020

So 4 weeks ago we were camping, I fell down broke my arm. So I need this card to remind me of our adventure. Change the kids to two girls and the wine to a pill bottle. Then it’s perfect.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

August 01, 2020

I love that they have books instead of computers or phones!

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

August 01, 2020

Oh, I can picture myself there relaxing. Such a fun card.

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

August 01, 2020

Love the rich ink colours used! Great scene!

Kim Heath
Kim Heath

August 01, 2020

Love the colours and stamps!

Glenna
Glenna

August 01, 2020

Such a great card! My happy place would include a few mountains in the background, as in Hawaii lol.

Kimberly Curphey
Kimberly Curphey

August 01, 2020

This card makes me so happy-I’m making a wish on this shooting star. Beautiful!

Shirley johnson
Shirley johnson

August 01, 2020

Beautiful. Wish I was there.

Michelle Angle
Michelle Angle

August 01, 2020

I like the tent for camping!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 01, 2020

Oh this card is fun! I love the scene!! Cannot wait to see the whole kit.

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 01, 2020

I love this scene, Ilina, & the background blending is perfection! This card makes me want to relax with a good book on my patio!!

Veena vijay
Veena vijay

August 01, 2020

The scene reminds me of me and the kids hanging out in our deck . Such a fun set ! Can’t wait to play around with it

Cindi Johnson
Cindi Johnson

August 01, 2020

Reading next to the fire, with a glass of wine; sounds wonderful!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

August 01, 2020

This is great! The galaxy background would go well with these images!

Adonya S
Adonya S

August 01, 2020

I just absolutely love everything about this card! Fabulous job!

Geri
Geri

August 01, 2020

Love this!!! Thanks for the inspiration

SHartl
SHartl

August 01, 2020

Eeek!! I just love this backyard camping scene! My kiddos would love to camp out in the backyard this summer. Bonus if we toast marshmallows!

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

August 01, 2020

Beautiful card! I love the colours you used, and that starry sky.

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

August 01, 2020

Outstanding Kit!! Look at that fire pit! Love this card!! The colors are perfect! AWESOME KIT HERO ARTS. Oops yelling happiness when this appears to be a fabulous relaxation quiet time and enjoying life being together kit! So many ideas. Cannot wait to see the entire set!

Sheryl C
Sheryl C

August 01, 2020

Love the way you created the night sky! Great card.

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 01, 2020

I love the elements in this card! That fire ring!! So cute!

Jodi W
Jodi W

August 01, 2020

Wow – that is exactly what has been happening at our house. Great forethought on this kit. Love the idea of commemorating these days.
Can’t wait.

Sharon
Sharon

August 01, 2020

Perfect colorful camping scene of children and adult enjoying an evening in nature.

Jackie S
Jackie S

August 01, 2020

It’s a great card. Done lots of camping in my time and this is perfect.

Mary Fleer
Mary Fleer

August 01, 2020

Love this camping seen. vibrant colors of the background gives the feeling of bright yet calm feeling of relaxation.
Love the chaise lounge chair and the people and the tent.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

August 01, 2020

What a perfect Staycation card! Love the color of the tent and mama’s wine glass.

Shannon
Shannon

August 01, 2020

I am liking the concept of the new sets. I love the coloring

Josmary
Josmary

August 01, 2020

omg i love the kids in the camping tent. Love love this kit. Im getting all kids of ideas already

nancy f
nancy f

August 01, 2020

Awesome kit and great card!

LBSue
LBSue

August 01, 2020

This may be my favorite card of all time! From the title to the tent to the woman in her hat. It expresses me so well! Can’t wait to get the kit! Beautiful card Ilina!

kelly alford
kelly alford

August 01, 2020

Another cute card with this months kit. Can’t wait to see everything at once.

GMC
GMC

August 01, 2020

Warm summer night under the stars. Beautiful rendition of coloring and staging. My backyard should be so peaceful.

Mary Swearengin
Mary Swearengin

August 01, 2020

Backyard entertainment looking good. Great kit.

Vivian Swain
Vivian Swain

August 01, 2020

Wow Iliana, This is such a bright cheerful card that brings back childhood memories of sleeping in a tent in our backyard.The colors and the details are awesome.

DL
DL

August 01, 2020

Nice card. Brings back good memories of camping.

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

August 01, 2020

My idea of comfy camping :-)

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

August 01, 2020

Love your sweet scene, Ilina. Great ink blending. Looking forward to more peeks of the kit!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

August 01, 2020

I love doing scenes, and this one is super cute!

Madeline L
Madeline L

August 01, 2020

I love this peaceful scene. It reminds me of our camping trips when the kids were young, They all still love to camp!

Sandra C
Sandra C

August 01, 2020

This is a beautiful card..Love this sneak peak.. Makes you wander to a relaxing place.. especially in our current times.. when we could use a good distraction.. cant wait to see the rest of the kit..

Karin Wrasman
Karin Wrasman

August 01, 2020

I love this fun backyard staycation card!

Amy Reser
Amy Reser

August 01, 2020

I like the die cut greetings. Fun card

Mary M
Mary M

August 01, 2020

This one will be fun to color

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

August 01, 2020

Great card! Love the glass of wine, too!

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

August 01, 2020

Darling outdoor scene, Ilina – just love your coloring and the blended background!! Looks like a fun kit!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

August 01, 2020

Another great card! Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

August 01, 2020

Wow! This card is beautiful! The coloring is so pretty and makes the card pop!

Stephanie VR Burns
Stephanie VR Burns

August 01, 2020

What a fantastic card! That ‘greetings from’ die is wonderful, I can see it getting a ton of use. Thanks for the inspiration, it’s going to be another awesome kit!

Louise
Louise

August 01, 2020

Love this !

Susan
Susan

August 01, 2020

Perfect stamp set for right now!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 01, 2020

Love, love, LOVE the peaceful retreat you’ve created for yourself, and I love what I’ve seen of this card kit so far. Sometimes you just gotta create your own fun and escape.

Joyce
Joyce

August 01, 2020

You had me at lady lounging with book!!

Judy
Judy

August 01, 2020

Fun scene card—these images are perfect for the current times!!

Margaret R
Margaret R

August 01, 2020

Another great card! I just love the sentiments in this kit – Greetings from…, Hello from…, and then a variety of followup phrases – so clever!

Anna Warning
Anna Warning

August 01, 2020

What a fun card. Like how you created the night sky. . This stamp set is so different than all the others I have. Can’t wait to try it out

Anna Warning
Anna Warning

August 01, 2020

What a fun card. Like how you created the night sky. . This stamp set is so different than all the others I have. Can’t wait to try it out

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

August 01, 2020

Love the peaceful scene!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 01, 2020

Cute card and so summertime 2020!

Laurie Miller
Laurie Miller

August 01, 2020

This looks to be a wonderful kit! I love the family aspect and the children in the tent.

Diana Curtis
Diana Curtis

August 01, 2020

Love this! So great.

Carol H
Carol H

August 01, 2020

What a lovely relaxing looking card 😊

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 01, 2020

Pretty coloring on this relaxing scene! Looks like an awesome kit!

Nicole S
Nicole S

August 01, 2020

I love the calm that this theme is eliciting! Beautiful color choices and great card design!

Kailash
Kailash

August 01, 2020

Beautiful, love the coloring and ink blending!

Judith Totten
Judith Totten

August 01, 2020

Love the sky and the people!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

August 01, 2020

I love this. What a perfect relaxing scene!

Sandra Krouse
Sandra Krouse

August 01, 2020

OH TENTS ALIVE!!!
I am gonna hafta have this kit!!!
It is love at first sight!

Julia D.
Julia D.

August 01, 2020

What a great card! Love the little scene you created. I’m loving this kit and can’t wait to see more inspiration from the wonderful designers. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Michele W
Michele W

August 01, 2020

Such a sweet scene. When we were kids my parents used to pitch a tent in the backyard and we would sleep there for weeks on end. Thanks for bringing back a great memory. I hope your kids enjoy their tent as much as we did ours.

Katherine
Katherine

August 01, 2020

Amazing cozy night time scene card. Love that greeting die.

Linda
Linda

August 01, 2020

Awesome! This kit is fantastic! The scene is great.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 01, 2020

Oh, I love this scene. It reminds me of when our kids were little and loved making a tent either in the house or out in the yard. They would get all sorts of blankets and beach towels and drape most anything they could find to make their special place. I do love Mom’s special place complete with a glass of wine!

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

August 01, 2020

Really cute and peaceful! Love the night sky. This is going to be a fun kit to play with. Woo hoo!

Nancy T
Nancy T

August 01, 2020

Wow you really can o lots of coloring with theses stamps.

Teri S.
Teri S.

August 01, 2020

I love, love, love the sneak peeks of this new kit!! I don’t say that often but this kit suits me to a tee! It’s like it was made for me. In my case though, it’s now our grandkids who sleep in a tent in our large, private backyard. It’s such an adventure for them. Of course, grandpa is out there with them in case a bear wanders through. lol I think your card is adorable & I like the way you placed “your kids” in the tent & of course you in a lawn chair reading with a glass of wine close by. Super colouring & seamless blending too.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

August 01, 2020

Reading was one of my favorite activities while
we were camping. Enjoy your day, mom and kids.
Great card. thanks for sharing
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Lori Lehnen
Lori Lehnen

August 01, 2020

Wonderful card!
Great idea of a Staycation with your Family.

Marie T
Marie T

August 01, 2020

That campfire must be giving off a lot of light to read by in your ‘night scene,’ especially after crafting all day!! Seriously though, I absolutely love the colors and layout you chose – I always like to have some element hanging off the edge like the dusk sunhat too!! ;)

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

August 01, 2020

Such an inviting scene – and it could happen in ones backyard!!!

Elena
Elena

August 01, 2020

What an uplifting kit. Can’t wait for the release day to see it all.

Melissa Friedrich
Melissa Friedrich

August 01, 2020

Love the ink blended background and the serene scene. Great coloring too.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

August 01, 2020

Such a cute card…. this is so creative…. you can be in the backyard on a staycation or in the woods beside a lake…. perfect both ways….. love, love, love it…

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

August 01, 2020

Ilina… when I go camping, the wine glass is a LOT bigger! Beautiful card! Have fun with your kiddos!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 01, 2020

wonderful scene !! Brings back summer memories – thanks for sharing

littlen
littlen

August 01, 2020

What a relaxing scene.