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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas August 02, 2019 420 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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20 Responses

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

August 02, 2019

oh, what fun! I love the dreamy look of the castle — so magical!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

August 02, 2019

What a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful colours of the sky!

Jan
Jan

August 02, 2019

This is fabulous! Love the magical too! That castle has so many options. Very inspirational!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

August 02, 2019

What a fun card! Love your colors. Very magical.
Thanks for sharing…

Danielle
Danielle

August 02, 2019

I can’t wait to see what is next to come. I enjoy your kits so much.

Helen
Helen

August 02, 2019

Perhaps saying your card is “magical” is a bit obvious, but it truly is just that. tfs

Judy Dahman
Judy Dahman

August 02, 2019

Just when I think that you’ve exhausted all subject matter in which I’d be intetested without duplication, you prove me wrong once again! After mermaids and fairies, it only stands to reason that wizards should be given equal time. I think that I’m going to love this kit. Your designers and I share similar imaginations. Thank them for retaining a childlike sense of wonder.

Linda Meserve
Linda Meserve

August 02, 2019

One of my favorite imagination subjects. wizards,dragons,castles etc. Can’t wait to see the kit. Love the castle..

Kathy James
Kathy James

August 02, 2019

Sooo excited! I love wizards and dragons and castles! I can’t wait!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

August 02, 2019

Love the castle die and dragon!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

August 02, 2019

This is so cute and perfect for all “nerds”.

Leonie Haines
Leonie Haines

August 02, 2019

OMG! I am so excited for this kit!!!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

August 02, 2019

I love the font on the sentiment – so fun!!

nancy f
nancy f

August 02, 2019

Love it!!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

August 02, 2019

Great card!

Robyn S
Robyn S

August 02, 2019

Looking forward to the reveal especially since seeing your #1 idea, it’s looking very magical!

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

August 02, 2019

Wow! You did it justice! Your sneak is tantalizing and I can’t wait to see more!

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

August 02, 2019

Wizards and dragons. Love it!! Beautiful card Jess xo

Darlene
Darlene

August 02, 2019

This kit will be a big fan favorite! I can’t wait until Monday. Thank you Jess and Hero Arts!

Dawn
Dawn

August 02, 2019

Hero Arts for the win again!!!

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