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February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse February 03, 2019 262 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the February My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, February 4th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We are here for another day, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Now let's join Ilina for another look at this fabulous kit.

I hope you are enjoying all the sneak peeks and all the creativity the last couple of days using the new February My Monthly Hero kit. For my card today I wanted to use the dancing couple and create some kind of movement around that. I used Pink Liquid Watercolor and Gold Metallic Glimmer Ink to create a watercolor smoosh background in order to achieve movement in the background. I started by dropping few drops of the Pink watercolor on a craft mat, spraying it with water few times and them smooshing a piece of hot press watercolor paper onto it. I did the same thing with the Gold metallic.

Once I was satisfied with the background I set it aside to dry. In the meantime I stamped the two images that I wanted to use using Intense Black ink and die cut them with the coordinating dies (included in the kit) and set them aside.

When the panel was dry I cut it down to 3 3/4" x 5", stamped the sentiment and border using Intense Black ink and adhered the images using foam mounting tape.

Next I created top folding black note card and adhered the panel lining it up to the top left corner and popped it up on foam mounting tape (or you can use fun foam).

To finish off the card I adhered several confetti sequins that are included in the 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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, February 4th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have creative and fabulous day!





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100 Responses

Dot Norman
Dot Norman

February 05, 2019

This set is great, not only for cards but for scrapbook pages. I have the perfect pictures that have been waiting for a set like this!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

February 04, 2019

Great card

Daria
Daria

February 04, 2019

Party like it’s 1922, so fun this kit is. Live the art deco feel. Your card is wonderful! Love..

Kaylene
Kaylene

February 04, 2019

Pretty card, love the smooshed background. Simple and elegant.

Mary Toutlian-Fleer
Mary Toutlian-Fleer

February 04, 2019

Beautiful whimsical card with bold and beautiful background.

Beth Buss
Beth Buss

February 04, 2019

Very lively and colorful

Jane
Jane

February 04, 2019

Love everything just doing the happy dance

Julie
Julie

February 04, 2019

Looks so fun, I want to learn that dance.

PamelaToriello
PamelaToriello

February 04, 2019

absolutely LOVE the back ground? Beautiful Card!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

February 04, 2019

Great card. I love the background, beautiful bright colors.

MINYUAN WU
MINYUAN WU

February 04, 2019

I love the card design , and brought me back good memory when I was young. Awesome job!

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

February 04, 2019

Fun card! I could see using the kit for fun party invitations.

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

February 04, 2019

What a fun card! Can’t wait to get this kit.

Rebecca J Hackett-Leas
Rebecca J Hackett-Leas

February 04, 2019

Makes me want to get into a flapper dress, with all the fringe, and kick up my heels!

Kellie
Kellie

February 04, 2019

This card makes me want to get up and do the Charleston myself. 👍🏻🇦🇺💜

K. Eley
K. Eley

February 04, 2019

Oh my goodness!!! Fantastic background, love the colors and movement!! So excited that these images and dies are in the kit too! Love the sentiment as well!!!! Can’t wait for the full reveal!!

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

February 04, 2019

Definitely captured the inspiration of a roaring fun time in this card!! Love it💕!!

Kim Johnson
Kim Johnson

February 04, 2019

This is such a fun card!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

February 04, 2019

Very fun and cheerful card!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

February 04, 2019

That background really makes the focal point images from the MMH kit dance! I am looking forward to the release!

Phoebe Karr
Phoebe Karr

February 04, 2019

I love the colored background!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

February 04, 2019

What a fun card. Love it!

Felicity McFerrin
Felicity McFerrin

February 04, 2019

The black border really sets off the watercolor background.

Candace Hubble
Candace Hubble

February 03, 2019

This is fun! Great card & set

Florie, Puerto Rico
Florie, Puerto Rico

February 03, 2019

This makes everything fun, the background color, the 1922 dance theme and the layout are very pretty. Tfs, Iliana

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

February 03, 2019

I really like your inked background, especially with the gold added. Great job, can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

February 03, 2019

Wow, such a fun card! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

February 03, 2019

I love the bright colors on the card along with the black card base! This is a really fun card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

February 03, 2019

These images are too fun! I love the sentiment and that great background too!

Janet Wise
Janet Wise

February 03, 2019

Oh how fun!! I love the colors you chose and the layout is just perfect!! Stunning card!!! Tfs

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

February 03, 2019

Great card. Love the colors and the sentiment.

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

February 03, 2019

This card is lively and so fun! I can hardly wait for the full reveal.

Karen P
Karen P

February 03, 2019

Love , love ,love this set. Can’t wait to get mine.

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

February 03, 2019

Cute card! I love the addition of the sequins. It’s a great finishing touch!

Karin
Karin

February 03, 2019

Very fun card! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Anne
Anne

February 03, 2019

This kit is a party! What a clever card…

Valerie
Valerie

February 03, 2019

So lively! Once again I am enjoying the elegance and yet fun of those cards. Looking forward to those dancing stamps!

Diane
Diane

February 03, 2019

Great card.

Aileen Ryan
Aileen Ryan

February 03, 2019

What a beautiful card Ilina, love the background wash of colours and these wonderful dancers. Cant wait to get my hands on this amazing kit.

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

February 03, 2019

That background is perfect for the images!

Geri Stuart
Geri Stuart

February 03, 2019

Cute card! Looks like so much fun I can hardly wait for my kit to arrive!

Sonja
Sonja

February 03, 2019

I like the color splash on this card. Makes the card playful and full of energy!

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

February 03, 2019

So lively and fun!!

SarahC
SarahC

February 03, 2019

Neat card! Your color scheme and placement make you feel like you can hear the music. TFS

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

February 03, 2019

Great card. Great stamp set!

Robin McGhee
Robin McGhee

February 03, 2019

This is a beautiful card. I love how you used so many of the elements in the February kit!

Stacy
Stacy

February 03, 2019

I’m so excited for this kit! The backgrounds you made are beautiful! Such great inspiration for period cards… My favorite!

Helen
Helen

February 03, 2019

Love love love the ink smooshed background. Beautiful card Ilina. Makes me feel like dancing!!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

February 03, 2019

Very pretty!

Julie L
Julie L

February 03, 2019

This kit looks great—all the sneak peeks are wonderful.

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

February 03, 2019

I love this.. it’s so different and now I’m singing prince’s 1999…

James & Judy Conklin
James & Judy Conklin

February 03, 2019

Love the background and sequins. So special

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

February 03, 2019

What a darling card, so festive. This kit looks like it will be so fun to use.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

February 03, 2019

The dancers are the best part of the kit! Nice job with the watercolors,Ilinda. This card can even be used for a new Year’s card.

Mirella
Mirella

February 03, 2019

That background is so pretty! Definitely partying it on February 4th… release dayyyy!

Charlotte G
Charlotte G

February 03, 2019

This card is inspiring. It makes me want to dance ….. and make some cards. I can hardly wait to see this kit.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

February 03, 2019

I love all the movement in this card! The background brings those stamps and dies to life! I love this kit and I haven’t even seen it all yet!

Golda
Golda

February 03, 2019

The color smooshed background is great, as are the dancing people. What a fun card.

Teddie Newhouse
Teddie Newhouse

February 03, 2019

Loved your background!

Kristy James
Kristy James

February 03, 2019

Awesome card!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

February 03, 2019

Your smooched background is gorgeous!! I am loving this kit more and more with every sneak peek, the kit and additions are definitely “must have” for me. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

February 03, 2019

Love this card and the colored metallic background makes the black images pop up! Thanks for sharing!

karenajo
karenajo

February 03, 2019

Wonderful card and sentiment. Your background is so very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Groe
Vicki Groe

February 03, 2019

Love the colors you chose! Just beautiful.

Amy Vitriani
Amy Vitriani

February 03, 2019

Beautiful card! This new kit is just so much fun!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

February 03, 2019

Love the ink smooshing technique. Fun card

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

February 03, 2019

A dancing couple!!! Sweet!!! Love the watercolor background too, great colors!

Kati
Kati

February 03, 2019

What a fun card!!! My mother was born in 1922!! I have showed her the sneaks of this kit and she was excited!! She remembers this era. Her mother had a flapper hairstyle. I love the man and woman dancing and the beautiful pink and gold background!! So excited to see the whole kit!!

Bo
Bo

February 03, 2019

So fun! This set looks like such a fun set! Can’t wait to play.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

February 03, 2019

I can hear the music playing! Great card!

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

February 03, 2019

I love this card. It takes me few years back when I was into jazz and dancing lindy hop and charleston. I love how you created the background and brought this couple alive. Well done!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

February 03, 2019

I come from a family that loves to dance. I thought of my late parents when I saw this card — so fun.

Kati
Kati

February 03, 2019

What a fun card!!! My mother was born in 1922!! I have showed her the sneaks of this kit and she was excited!! She remembers this era. Her mother had a flapper hairstyle. I love the man and woman dancing and the beautiful pink and gold background!! So excited to see the whole kit!!

Lisa Says
Lisa Says

February 03, 2019

So much fun !!

candgmom
candgmom

February 03, 2019

Wow, You’ve done it again!! I love this time period and style. Can’t wait til Monday to see everything in the kit.

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

February 03, 2019

I am looking forward to seeing the entire kit.

Darlene
Darlene

February 03, 2019

So excited for the release. What awesome cards can’t wait to get my kit.

Lena Knutsson
Lena Knutsson

February 03, 2019

Gorgeous!! Love it!!

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

February 03, 2019

Love the background! Fabulous card, can’t wait for this kit!

Ute
Ute

February 03, 2019

oh great idea to show a card with so brightful colors, love it :)
Thanks for sharing.

Margie travers
Margie travers

February 03, 2019

I really like the placement of the top card the way it is off set not centered.

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

February 03, 2019

I love the movement to this fun card!!!

Lisa Moline
Lisa Moline

February 03, 2019

Love the card – looks like a roaring good time! The colorful background really sets the tone! Love it!

Kathy Smullen
Kathy Smullen

February 03, 2019

Wow this set looks better and better with each preview. I am so loving all these cards. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine
Catherine

February 03, 2019

Cute! Looks like a fun kit.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

February 03, 2019

This is super fun. .. makes me want to dance!

mar-lyn
mar-lyn

February 03, 2019

I love your card! So fun!

Georgie
Georgie

February 03, 2019

Really cute card. Would make a wonderful party invitation.

Gail Davidson
Gail Davidson

February 03, 2019

What a fun card! I love the sentiment.

MaryAnn
MaryAnn

February 03, 2019

This card just screams fun! Love, love, love it!

Beverly
Beverly

February 03, 2019

I love the colors you used ILina, they are perfect for the dancers and content.

Teri S.
Teri S.

February 03, 2019

Love this card & the stamped images of the couple dancing Ilina! The colours in behind really allow the figures to stand out. I love the styles in dresses of the 20’s, along with the hats. They’d suit me. This kit looks like it would be right up my alley.

Karen chester
Karen chester

February 03, 2019

Art Deco is so cool. It must have been great fun in the 1920s if you had extra money and could make the club scean. Love the card.

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

February 03, 2019

I love this card! The background colors really makes it pop!

Linda
Linda

February 03, 2019

Love the background wash. I’m going to have to try this technique. This kit is very different from anything I have, Looking forward to seeing the whole kit,.

Annette Gordon
Annette Gordon

February 03, 2019

This is an absolute favourite card. I just love these stamp images. what a fantastic background to go with it.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

February 03, 2019

Ack, this is SO CUTE!

Kristine Reeves
Kristine Reeves

February 03, 2019

Definitely looks like a party card!

Bessie
Bessie

February 03, 2019

I love your bright and bold background! Also love the 20’s! Can’t wait!

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

February 03, 2019

So cute! Background is great. My dancing friends will love this.

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