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February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Caly Person February 01, 2020 326 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the February My Monthly Hero kit! Mark you calendars -- release day is coming up on Monday, February 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Caly for another lovely sneak peek!

Hi, Friends! Welcome to today's countdown to the next My Monthly Hero kit! This month's theme is birthdays and we've got festive images to celebrate anyone's big day.  

There is a background stamp to fill a page, but I decided to only color a few and use coordinating die cuts to create my scene today. I stamped the background stamp included in the kit and colored the images I wanted to use with Copic markers (BG11, BG13, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, Y18, YR16, YG07, YG09, E35).

To create my background, I masked off a section in the lower 1/3 of a blank card panel to ink-blend with Pool Party and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks.  Then I splattered the section with water for interest and texture. Once the panel was dry, I removed the mask and began adhering my images.

After adhering my images, I added some white gel highlights and then stamped th sentiment in black. To finish, I trimmed my panel to mat my top-folding cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and are excited for the release of this kit on Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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, February 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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100 Responses

Elaine H.
Elaine H.

February 03, 2020

I like the lovely simplicity.

SueB
SueB

February 03, 2020

Love your colors to this sophisticated card.

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

February 03, 2020

Beautifully clean and simple look.

Christy Wagner
Christy Wagner

February 03, 2020

Love the offset placement of the theme. Very pretty!

Barbara
Barbara

February 03, 2020

Caly,
You knocked this one out of the park! So detailed, yet still sparse

Charly
Charly

February 03, 2020

That blend is seamless! Beautiful work.

Luana Wilson
Luana Wilson

February 03, 2020

Lovely card.

Claudia Gatti
Claudia Gatti

February 03, 2020

I love and excited to see the whole kit. Hero arts is my favorite!

catharina
catharina

February 03, 2020

New food for thought. I loved the way you spent more time with the background vs coloring the cake. awesome!!

terri
terri

February 03, 2020

This kits is stunning! The flowers are beautiful and can be used for so many occasions.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

February 03, 2020

Absolutely lovely card!

Toni F
Toni F

February 03, 2020

Love the background for the cake. Puts a special highlight for the subject.

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

February 03, 2020

A different look using the same stamps – always great to see what you can do with stamps :)

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

February 03, 2020

Another lovely creation. Thanks for sharing.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

February 03, 2020

So very pretty this card! ♥

Cassie
Cassie

February 03, 2020

The light and soft colors really make this card beautiful!

tina z.
tina z.

February 03, 2020

perfect combination!

Karen L K
Karen L K

February 03, 2020

Very nice! The colors are really pretty and I like that background. The flowers look great with that cake.

Ann K.
Ann K.

February 03, 2020

Wow, looking forward to a versatile birthday set!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

February 03, 2020

Clean and simple card. Nice. Love birthdays.

Anne ODonnell
Anne ODonnell

February 03, 2020

This card is so pretty and is a classic one layer card.

Anne ODonnell
Anne ODonnell

February 03, 2020

This card is so pretty and is a classic one layer card.

Vikki H
Vikki H

February 03, 2020

Such a sweet and delightful card!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

February 03, 2020

Your card is so bright and cheery! Sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Joan Lighty
Joan Lighty

February 03, 2020

Love the card. Cake, balloons, flowers. What fun!

Joan Lighty
Joan Lighty

February 03, 2020

So exited to see the February card kit. The stamps and beautiful Copic markers will be just in time to do cards for my sister, granddaughter, stepdaughter, and son that all have birthdays in Feb. and March

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

February 03, 2020

Fabulous card! This kit looks fantastic!

Joan Lighty
Joan Lighty

February 03, 2020

So exited to see the February card kit. The stamps and beautiful Copic markers will be just in time to do cards for my sister, granddaughter, stepdaughter, and son that all have birthdays in Feb. and March

Joan Lighty
Joan Lighty

February 03, 2020

I am new to the Hero Arts monthly card kits and loved January. I have very few Copic markers and love love love the beautiful colors in the February kit.

Susan Prisbrey
Susan Prisbrey

February 03, 2020

This is such a fun clean card. I love how you did the background panel with the reactive inks. It really makes a statement and makes the cake, balloons and flowers stand out.

Jen Petersen
Jen Petersen

February 03, 2020

Beautiful card! I love the way you masked off a section to create it.

Susan Thompson
Susan Thompson

February 02, 2020

I would love to have this set in my group of heroarts stamps! I am an avid supporter of heroarts and I could do a lot with this set.

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

February 02, 2020

Super card. Thanks for the great details and including the Copics used.

valerie linn
valerie linn

February 02, 2020

Like the colors and script. Looking forward to the release!

Louise R.
Louise R.

February 02, 2020

Nice simple and clean look. Very lovely.

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

February 02, 2020

This looks like it’s going to be a super fun and versatile set! I can’t wait to see the whole kit and I absolutely love the aqua color you used for the background of this card.

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

February 02, 2020

Fantastic Birthday card! I’m very excited for the release tomorrow.

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

February 02, 2020

Simple yet elegant card, very pretty. The balloons seem to be floating off of the card. Very nice

Barbara Drake
Barbara Drake

February 02, 2020

Using water splash marks on backgrounds make it that much more lively! This kit looks amazing and so fun to work with!

Laura
Laura

February 02, 2020

Cute card

Nancy K
Nancy K

February 02, 2020

Turquoise color is great. I love your use of white space

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

February 02, 2020

Lovely card. I am excited for the mix of florals and birthday images

Kara Donato
Kara Donato

February 02, 2020

Love the cake!

Shannon
Shannon

February 02, 2020

Stunning!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

February 02, 2020

This is so pretty!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

February 02, 2020

Lovely birthday card! Beautiful ink blending background and coloring.

Kaylene
Kaylene

February 02, 2020

Such a pretty card. Love the blending and coloring.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

February 02, 2020

Great Card and simple too. Love the layout. Can’t wait to see this kit.

Amy Saxon
Amy Saxon

February 02, 2020

I love the colors you used for your card, very beautiful 😊

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

February 02, 2020

Simple and beautiful! Love the adorable little balloons!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

February 02, 2020

Lovely Caly, lovely card.

Janet Swanlady21
Janet Swanlady21

February 02, 2020

Beautiful and CAS. I love it!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

February 02, 2020

Lovely

Cyndee S
Cyndee S

February 02, 2020

This looks like it will be a really versatile set. You always need birthday cards and it looks like you have cake, flowers, balloons, cupcakes. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Denise Dolder
Denise Dolder

February 02, 2020

So pretty! I don’t think I’ve seen many (or any) birthday sets with florals. I love them put together!

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

February 02, 2020

Such a beautiful card Caly! I love the colors you used and the design!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

February 02, 2020

Lovely card! I like the soft colors.

Lynn Gauthier
Lynn Gauthier

February 02, 2020

Awesome Card. Love the blending and that you can die cut individual pieces. Awesome!!!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

February 02, 2020

I love the color palette in this card.I am excited to see the whole kit when it is released on Monday!

Florie Vega
Florie Vega

February 02, 2020

One of the cards I like the most because it’s simple, but well combinated and as most of the other cards that can be sent to either male or females.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

February 02, 2020

Beautiful, clean, elegant design!

Crystal
Crystal

February 02, 2020

I really like all the florals we are seeing in the previews…so pretty!

Julia Grubel
Julia Grubel

February 02, 2020

The shading in those pink flowers are just perfect! I like the half white clean look

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

February 02, 2020

Simple but very eye catching card! Colors are lovely.

Joan
Joan

February 02, 2020

My kind of card! Beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Joanne Travis
Joanne Travis

February 02, 2020

Love this clean, crisp design. Such lovely stamps!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

February 02, 2020

I love the way these colors go together. Simple but elegant.

Paula Haller
Paula Haller

February 02, 2020

Love the negative/white space design…really allows your beautifully blended section to pop.

Phoebe
Phoebe

February 02, 2020

Love your card. Nice color choices and great design!

Michele W
Michele W

February 02, 2020

Such a sweet card. I like the way you made the cake stand the same color as the background. Thanks for sharing!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

February 02, 2020

That’s so lovely — the colors are amazing!

Tammy L Davis
Tammy L Davis

February 02, 2020

This card is gorgeous!

Maria
Maria

February 02, 2020

I Love Hero Arts. This card is just so beautiful. Thank You.

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

February 02, 2020

So, so pretty! Caly, this is such a beautiful card. Lovely colors, texture, and perfect design. The two balloons flying above are cute as ever!

Mateja M
Mateja M

February 02, 2020

Beautiful background for your focal point. Love that blue colour.

Joann N Barros
Joann N Barros

February 02, 2020

Fun technique!

Penny Klie
Penny Klie

February 02, 2020

Clean, simple and beautiful… like the band you created.

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

February 02, 2020

Love this card and I know I will love this kit!

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

February 02, 2020

I am loving the birthday cake stamp! It is adorable! Such a cool, clean card. Simple, and striking.

Beverly Lewis
Beverly Lewis

February 02, 2020

So cute how you inked the band and cut out images from the background stamp. It made for a really interesting card.

Cathy Sammis
Cathy Sammis

February 02, 2020

I like the simple, elegant design. The speckles on the background are pretty.

Golda
Golda

February 02, 2020

Oh, this is beautiful! Love the reactive inks and all the fun that can be had using them.

LBSue
LBSue

February 02, 2020

So dainty and pretty! Very nice!

Kellie Fernandez
Kellie Fernandez

February 02, 2020

Love Hero Arts!!!

Josmary Flores
Josmary Flores

February 02, 2020

This is very pretty.

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

February 02, 2020

Nice clean card. Love the reactive background.

Anna Sigga
Anna Sigga

February 02, 2020

Love it – the background is so pretty.

joyce mcintosh
joyce mcintosh

February 02, 2020

Beautiful card! Looks like another must have kit!

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

February 02, 2020

Beautiful birthday card!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

February 02, 2020

Great clean and simple card your design could be mass produced in different colors for both masculine and feminine cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

CherriB
CherriB

February 02, 2020

Wow – your colors just pop on this card! Very cute!

Patt H.
Patt H.

February 02, 2020

Love this card! The placement of the cake is unusual & interesting! Awesomeness!!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

February 02, 2020

Beautiful birthday card!!!

Tracee McCallum
Tracee McCallum

February 02, 2020

love this, love how the cake is left pale while everything else is bright, really draws the eye right to it

Cindy White Bear
Cindy White Bear

February 02, 2020

I like that the background stamp has coordinating dies. I love background stamps but adding a coordinating die opens up so many opportunities.

Jaya More
Jaya More

February 02, 2020

Beautiful ink blending 💙 background…
It looks simple n elegant 😍😊

Ana
Ana

February 02, 2020

What a beautiful card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit

Jenny K
Jenny K

February 02, 2020

Love the bright fun colours! It’s very interesting to look at but still simple and stylish. Beautiful!

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown

February 02, 2020

Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa
Lisa

February 02, 2020

Pretty Birthday cards! can’t wait to see the card kit on Feb 3rd.

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