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February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Janette Kausen February 02, 2020 177 Comments

It's time for our next countdown peek! The February My Monthly Hero kit will be available tomorrow, Monday, February 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Janette, who is sharing a final peek at this month's all things birthday kit!

Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays! Between myself and four daughters, we go through a gaggle of birthday cards. I love a kit that has everything I need to create simple cards for when time is short and more intricate cards for when I am in need of some serious craft therapy. 

You've already seen several beauties over the last few days that are more detailed in their design and execution. They are beauties! If you've missed them (tell me it's not true!) you can find them on the Hero Arts blog. I'm sharing a quick and simple version for those last minute - the card was needed... yesterday, moments.

Achieve this look by ink blending Blue Hawaii and Pool Party Reactive Inks on an A2 panel of Dove White cardstock. Reactive Inks blend like a dream and can quickly create bold or soft color, seamlessly!

Allow to dry naturally or a quick hit with a heat tool will do the trick. Lightly dust surface with antistatic powder. Then emboss with Watermark ink and White Detail powder.

Kit Tip: Dies are included with the kit that cut out individual elements from the larger clear stamped images. Those balloons and darling cupcakes? Yes (and more), indeed!

Stamp gift in Intensi-fied Black ink, color with BG000, BG01, C1 and C0 Copic markers, and die cut image. Create a gradient birthday greeting by inking up the top two thirds of the sentiment with Pool Party Reactive Ink and the bottom two thirds with Blue Hawaii. The overlap of color makes a smooth transition. Pop both elements onto blended panel with foam tape and adhere to folded card base. 

Thank you for spending your time with us at Hero Arts today! Come back tomorrow for the full reveal and to see if you might be the winner...

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, February 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Cheryl Svendsen
Cheryl Svendsen

February 04, 2020

This is a great kit for creating birthday cards! I especially like the ideas you’ve provided.

Elaine H.
Elaine H.

February 03, 2020

A very cool card!

Gauthier Elaine
Gauthier Elaine

February 03, 2020

I love this card and can’t wait to make it. Thank you Elaine

SueB
SueB

February 03, 2020

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

February 03, 2020

Beautiful color. Love blue. The embossing looks great.

Barb Heiss
Barb Heiss

February 03, 2020

This is a beautiful card. I can see myself using that background stamp a lot.

Christy Wagner
Christy Wagner

February 03, 2020

I never thought about placing the sentiment in the manner you did, but it really works! Beautiful!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

February 03, 2020

I love the colors here. It’s so pretty.

Christine
Christine

February 03, 2020

Your blog makes the process easy to follow thanks!

Pam Foy
Pam Foy

February 03, 2020

This kit has so many possibilities. Beautiful card

Luana Wilson
Luana Wilson

February 03, 2020

Pretty card, l like the background the colors and the words on this card.

Angela
Angela

February 03, 2020

I love the look of this card. Pretty color!

Tam P
Tam P

February 03, 2020

Can’t wait for that background stamp, love it!

Amy Saxon
Amy Saxon

February 03, 2020

I love the simplicity of this card. I have 6 birthdays in January, including mine and this kit would be amazing to make all my birthday cards. I love how you can switch up the sentiments with the floral background for any other occasion.

terri
terri

February 03, 2020

I am in love with this card. It has to be my favorite of all of them. Simple style that just pops off the card. I love the color that fades to the focal point in the center of the card. Well done! Just beautiful!

Toni F
Toni F

February 03, 2020

I can see many occasions besides birthdays where this kit can be used. Love the blue blending (my favorite color).

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

February 03, 2020

Wow! The background stamp looks awesome in blues too. Another beautiful card!

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

February 03, 2020

Your card really shows off the background stamp – super :)

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

February 03, 2020

Thanks for the info about reactive inks. I have a few but I wasn’t sure how to use them.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

February 03, 2020

That is my idea of a wonderful card — simple but stunning!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

February 03, 2020

Loving the look of this card Janette! I will certainly make something similar with this set…I rarely get such crisp results with heatembossing though :)

Dana M
Dana M

February 03, 2020

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love the colors.

Cassie
Cassie

February 03, 2020

I love the way all the stamp elements make such a wonderful background image.

Renee
Renee

February 03, 2020

So happy to have been reading this blog this morning! I love the white embossing with the gorgeous blues that blend so well. Thanks for a chance to win and hope I am that one random winner! 👏😍

tina z.
tina z.

February 03, 2020

I love the shades of blue.

Karen L K
Karen L K

February 03, 2020

Nicely done! Love the color fade and white embossing on the background!

JC
JC

February 03, 2020

What a beautiful card…so classic and classy!

Ann K.
Ann K.

February 03, 2020

Looking forward to this release!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

February 03, 2020

Nice background.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

February 03, 2020

Another beautiful card with awesome ink blending!

NCDonna
NCDonna

February 03, 2020

I love the quick and simple ideas, especially when they look as great as this one does. Thanks for sharing!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

February 03, 2020

Beautiful White embossing on blue background,makes a striking card!!

Vikki H
Vikki H

February 03, 2020

Sweet card! It’s a perfect birthday card!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

February 03, 2020

This is looking like a kit that I will be tickled pink with!! Your card is so stunning. Can’t wait to see more designs from the kit.

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

February 03, 2020

Another lovely card! It looks gorgeous in the blue!

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

February 03, 2020

Such a beautiful Birthday card 💕
Can’t wait for the kit !!!

Kendra
Kendra

February 03, 2020

I really like how you achieved emphasis by blending light to dark. Your card is beautiful!

Joan Lighty
Joan Lighty

February 03, 2020

Oooh! Love the background and the beautiful aqua colors!

Jenny K
Jenny K

February 03, 2020

Love this quick and easy card. I often find myself needing a birthday card with just a few hours to spare so this could help me so much!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

February 03, 2020

So pretty! I love that blue with the emboss resist. Can’t wait for the release!

Susan Prisbrey
Susan Prisbrey

February 03, 2020

I absolutely love this card! I would love to make of these in different colors to have on hand throughout the year for everyone’s birthdays! The two toned blue is gorgeous against the white embossing!

Mary K. Buxbaum
Mary K. Buxbaum

February 03, 2020

Love the use of this background stamp. Simple, but high impact!

Cynthia M Robutka
Cynthia M Robutka

February 03, 2020

Janette,

I love the embossing done on this card- it really makes it pop!

Jen Petersen
Jen Petersen

February 03, 2020

I love love love the blue colors you created! What a wonderful card! Absolutely beautiful!

Mandhai
Mandhai

February 03, 2020

What a Beautiful card. Simple but Detailed.

Margaret R
Margaret R

February 03, 2020

So pretty! Love the ink blending and the two-color sentiment!

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

February 03, 2020

You certainly wouldn’t have a “blue birthday” with this card. Lovely!

Susan Anglesey
Susan Anglesey

February 02, 2020

Adorable! I would love this!!

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

February 02, 2020

I love having quick and easy cards like this ready to make in multiples. Thanks for the inspiration!
Joan
Joan

February 02, 2020

What a great idea for a quick but elegant card! I’ll be using that background stamp a lot!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

February 02, 2020

The white and blue on this card are so elegant!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

February 02, 2020

I really like all the shades of blue on this card. The white embossing really makes all of the flowers and leaves pop!

Brenda
Brenda

February 02, 2020

What a great cute last minute card idea!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

February 02, 2020

Love the simplicity and in my favorite color background. Easy and elegant, best combination.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

February 02, 2020

I love the embossing with the blending on the card background…very pretty

Kass
Kass

February 02, 2020

I’m in love with the colours you used on this card. Beautiful!

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown

February 02, 2020

Very pretty! I Like the background.

Louise R.
Louise R.

February 02, 2020

What a beautiful card and so easy to make in whatever color is the birthday boy/girl’s favorite. What a great kit, well done!

Marianna
Marianna

February 02, 2020

I love blue and white combinations. Can’t wait to see the full kit!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

February 02, 2020

This makes me want to see more! Tomorrow is the day! :)

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

February 02, 2020

Great card. Your ink blending is wonderful. I love the sentiment.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

February 02, 2020

Beautiful card! I love that background! Can’t wait to see the whole kit! It looks like a goodie!

Marie T
Marie T

February 02, 2020

This card may be described as “quick and simple,” but I think the result is stunning! The color blends with white are exactly what I would choose for the special “blue” person in my life!

Marsha Stehle
Marsha Stehle

February 02, 2020

Love the ink blending . Gorgeous card!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

February 02, 2020

A nice and cool looking cards. Very pretty!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

February 02, 2020

Oh I love the color scheme you used! It makes it look completely different than most of the birthday cards I’ve seen for this kit preview. I LOVE them ALL! I can’t wait to see the whole thing.

Lynn C
Lynn C

February 02, 2020

What a lovely card! Monochromatic is so nice.

Karen F.
Karen F.

February 02, 2020

Such a pretty example of color blending!

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

February 02, 2020

The classic beauty of this card doesn’t lend to quick creation. I love HA products!

Andrea B
Andrea B

February 02, 2020

I love the blues! Gorgeous blending!

Jackie S
Jackie S

February 02, 2020

Love being able to do a quick card and this is a great example. Thanks!

Nonie
Nonie

February 02, 2020

So many possibilities with this kit, can’t wait to get it.

RustyRooster
RustyRooster

February 02, 2020

Beautiful simplicity. Great idea for making last minute cards, without making them look like they were made in a minute.

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

February 02, 2020

The blending is so great! Reminds me of an icy winter scene. So cute!

Brandi R
Brandi R

February 02, 2020

Yummy blue!! Love this card design ♥

Beverly LoPinto
Beverly LoPinto

February 02, 2020

Simple and beautiful!

Lisa K
Lisa K

February 02, 2020

Love the quick card! Looks like a wonderful kit.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

February 02, 2020

Love this card! Great kit!

Angela R
Angela R

February 02, 2020

Amazing background! So versatile!

Rachel W
Rachel W

February 02, 2020

I love this card. Can’t wait to see more.

Madeline L
Madeline L

February 02, 2020

Lovely card! Blue is my favorite color!

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

February 02, 2020

Even using the same background stamp, each of the cards looks so different by using different techniques.

PHYLLIS
PHYLLIS

February 02, 2020

I just love the blending you did! This is a great card,thanks for showing us. I would love to win this kit!

Barbara Drake
Barbara Drake

February 02, 2020

I love the way you did the sentiment using two different colors!! So pretty!

Laura
Laura

February 02, 2020

Background stamp is great.

Anne
Anne

February 02, 2020

This is elegant and simple !

KerrynM
KerrynM

February 02, 2020

Love your card and fabulous ink blending. This kit looks amazing.

Nancy K
Nancy K

February 02, 2020

Love the blue that fades in the middle. Nice way to highlight the gift!

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

February 02, 2020

I really need to work on my shading; I love what you do and the depth it adds to the card.

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

February 02, 2020

love this card. going to have to be awake at midnight to get this one

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

February 02, 2020

Wonderful sweet and simple design!

Andre M.
Andre M.

February 02, 2020

Blending is a fab technique for quick cards, paired with the embossed image makes a lovely card.

Erika Hayes
Erika Hayes

February 02, 2020

I am fired up for this month I want this kit yesterday

Laura R.
Laura R.

February 02, 2020

I love the ink blending. 😍 I like how there are birthday elements at the top with the florals.

Shannon
Shannon

February 02, 2020

I love the embossing!

Kailash
Kailash

February 02, 2020

Love the ink blending and the gradient sentiment is fabulous!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

February 02, 2020

This is beautiful! I love the emboss resist background. :)

Julia D.
Julia D.

February 02, 2020

Such a beautiful blended background! Lovely card. I’m anxiously waiting to get my hands on this kit! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

February 02, 2020

Beautiful card 💖 love, love the background! I love the white embossing and blue blended ink.

sandra hall
sandra hall

February 02, 2020

it is good to have a way to make quick cards. i love the blue,