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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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77 Responses

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

February 02, 2020

Wonderful card and yes, birthday cards are always high on my list of “needs.” Am looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

February 02, 2020

What a fabulous card! It’d work well for a guy or a girl!

Lindarub
Lindarub

February 02, 2020

Love the ink blending on your card!

Eileen
Eileen

February 02, 2020

It’s a beautiful card!

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

February 02, 2020

Oooo… my favorite. Love the colors and spotlight!!!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

February 02, 2020

Nice card! Love the white and blue. Thanks for sharing!!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

February 02, 2020

Love those colors and great idea for a quick and easy card. Great card.

lisa-marie jordan
lisa-marie jordan

February 02, 2020

Such a simple and pretty card! I love the blue!

Donna Hilker
Donna Hilker

February 02, 2020

Cute card! Clever way to highlight the present! Really excited about this kit.

Kaylene
Kaylene

February 02, 2020

Looking lovely. Sometimes you need quick and simple, which this gives with plenty of pop.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

February 02, 2020

Love this card…Simplistic but beautiful! Great inspiration!

Dgolly
Dgolly

February 02, 2020

Love the circular ink blending. Makes this card so pretty. Can not wait to see this whole kit!

karenajo
karenajo

February 02, 2020

The background stamp is so pretty embossed in white against the blue – great card! Thanks for sharing!

Chris S.
Chris S.

February 02, 2020

I really like that background. The brightness in the middle makes it look like it is glowing. Pretty card. Can’t wait for the full kit reveal.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

February 02, 2020

I love that background stamp. And I love your card.

Michele W
Michele W

February 02, 2020

Love all the detail on this background stamp. Your ink blending on this card is beautiful and really helps highlight the cute package and sentiment. This would be a great masculine or feminine card. All you have to do is change up the colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lyndi
Lyndi

February 02, 2020

This card is so cute and perfect. Love it!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

February 02, 2020

I love how effective this is and it could be used foe a boy or a girl! Genius!
Thanks for sharing!

jayn converse
jayn converse

February 02, 2020

Love this card. Simple but elegant. Could be used for male or female just the way it is here. Sometimes a little says a lot more!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

February 02, 2020

Beautiful background! So excited for this as Feb is my birthday month!!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

February 02, 2020

Awesome blue. So pretty.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

February 02, 2020

I love that this card will be quick and easy to create. Thanks for the lovely design.

Stephanie VR Burns
Stephanie VR Burns

February 02, 2020

Love how quick you can put this card together, we all know we have run into a time where we needed to be able to crank out a birthday card quickly. This kit will be clutch in those moments. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration, Janette!

Mary Jane Grutzmacher
Mary Jane Grutzmacher

February 02, 2020

I just love this card! Nothing more to say!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

February 02, 2020

Beautiful birthday card, and I love how the embossing shows all the detail but creating the card is relatively quick!

Janet Swanlady21
Janet Swanlady21

February 02, 2020

Love the ombre look!

Connie S Thingstad
Connie S Thingstad

February 02, 2020

I am so excited for a birthday themed kit!!!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

February 02, 2020

OMG.. so this is definitely right up my alley.. I ♥️♥️♥️ the monotone blues and ♥️♥️♥️ even more that it is quick and simple….

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

February 02, 2020

Very cute card.

Lindar C
Lindar C

February 02, 2020

Very Pretty! Great blending.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

February 02, 2020

Love the glow behind the present.
Fun background. thanks for sharing
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Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

February 02, 2020

Omg yes!!

Allie
Allie

February 02, 2020

Beautiful card Janette!

Miriam
Miriam

February 02, 2020

This design is genius in its simplicity – with a few elements, you’ve got color, texture, and so much energy! Well done.

Toni L
Toni L

February 02, 2020

You think the card is simple but I think it is fantastic!. That embossed background and blue blend really works well. BRAVO!

Jackie
Jackie

February 02, 2020

Amazing card, clean and simple. Thanks for sharing.

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

February 02, 2020

I really like the blending of the blues in this card. It’s been inspiring to see the different looks of the background stamp that is achieved by just changing the color scheme.

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

February 02, 2020

Thanks for sharing this fun Birthday card—I’m all about simple and fast and fun!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

February 02, 2020

This is a lovely, quick-and-easy card. The ink blending background is beautiful.

Darlene
Darlene

February 02, 2020

Thank you Janette. I am so excited for tomorrow!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

February 02, 2020

Lovely.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

February 02, 2020

Nice card, I like how the dark outside to light inside ink blending draws the eye to the center, where the focal point and greeting are.

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

February 02, 2020

Wow—oh so pretty! Love the stamp and those gorgeous colors!!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

February 02, 2020

Wow, so beautiful. It’s great how that background image is designed to frame the focal point & sentiment.

Cyndee
Cyndee

February 02, 2020

You say that your card is quick and simple, I think it is also beautiful… and who doesn’t love a quick card that that can make when you need to. I love the color gradient that you used and the white embossing powder. You could make a bunch of these up and then do different color gradients as needed. Love it!

Anna Sigga
Anna Sigga

February 02, 2020

I love this to bits – the soft background is gorgeous!

Christine Polasko
Christine Polasko

February 02, 2020

This is a kit that will be used often. I love making birthday cards!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

February 02, 2020

Love the background stamp and how you made the present the focal with you blending.

Laurelle
Laurelle

February 02, 2020

Great ink blending – really draws your eye down to the present and sentiment.

Caroline Galmarini
Caroline Galmarini

February 02, 2020

Another amazing piece of artwork. 😻

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

February 02, 2020

Stunning card… that gift is glowing beautiful! Dies to cut out a background stamp is genius. Birthday beautiful. Yes please!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

February 02, 2020

Super card! Love the ink blending and the sentiment is great!

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

February 02, 2020

Beautiful little card and so simple. Wonderful ideas cant wait for the full reveal.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

February 02, 2020

I love how quick and simple this card is and yet so, so pretty! I love how you can change up the colors and have a completely different card. Great job!

Laurie Miller
Laurie Miller

February 02, 2020

So excited for a new kit coming!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

February 02, 2020

Beautiful blue card. Love the highlights and pretty package in the center.

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

February 02, 2020

This is another example of why I am a Hero Arts fan!

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

February 02, 2020

Beautiful card! I love the colors against the white heat embossed images!

Carole
Carole

February 02, 2020

Awesome quick card. The white and blues are striking and I love that background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D
Sue D

February 02, 2020

Very pretty with the ink blended background and the embossing.

Cindy White Bear
Cindy White Bear

February 02, 2020

This is such a pretty card. It is nice that it can be made so quickly.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

February 02, 2020

I love this background!

Lynn Gauthier
Lynn Gauthier

February 02, 2020

Your blending is amazing!!! I have a hard time with using just one color! =) Love how you embossed the background stamp in white. Really makes it pop! I’ll have to give the gradient inking a try!!! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

February 02, 2020

I love how the background colors are incorporated in the colors of the sentiment! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

February 02, 2020

Gorgeous effect with the embossed background

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

February 02, 2020

Great ink blending! Can’t wait to see the kit reveal!

Sharon Taylor
Sharon Taylor

February 02, 2020

Here’s my background stamp again. Love the colours and your blending is amazing. Your card is beautiful.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

February 02, 2020

This background really stands out no matter how you use it. I love the monochromatic look. I have a hard time achieving it but you really made it stand out! I love your card.

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

February 02, 2020

Blue is my favorite color, and I love the simplicity of this card. I think it’s my favorite so far!

Golda
Golda

February 02, 2020

What a lovely card! It looks like a beautiful birthday explosion of goodness.

Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean

February 02, 2020

Love the blues in this quick card! The background stamp will be a staple in my card making!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

February 02, 2020

I love the ink blending with the white embossing on this card

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

February 02, 2020

I like cards that are simple to make but look elegant. I would be proud to send this card to anyone.

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

February 02, 2020

Wow ! Janette I love your card, simple and gorgeous !
I was thinking that the kit was composed with a big stamp background and small dies that could cut every design. You confirmed that and I can’t wait to see how it looks like !
Thank you !

Laurie Unger
Laurie Unger

February 02, 2020

Wow – looking like a really fun kit this month!

Florie Vega
Florie Vega

February 02, 2020

I love this unique style that gives the ilusión of bright light inside.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

February 02, 2020

Love it! The ink blending is gorgeous, thanks for sharing this great card!