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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Caly Person January 06, 2019 327 Comments

Welcome back to the countdown to the release of the January My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, January 7th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Let's join Caly for another look at this sweet kit!

For today's card, I aimed to create a sidewalk chalkboard sign. I started by using the ornate sign die from this month's kit and die-cutting it from kraft cardstock. To give it some dimension/shading, I inked around it by flicking ink around the outer edges using a Stamping Sponge. If you're not aware of what Stamping Sponges are, I recommend you looking it up! I know it's not popular, but I really reach for it often when adding color to the outer edges of die-cut elements like I did on this card. You can cut a round sponge into many pieces (like a pizza) to stretch its use.

Using black cardstock, I cut the sign's center and lightly blended around it also with some White Dye ink. White pigment ink could be used as well, but I didn't want to have to apply more heat to the cardstock since I was already planning to emboss over it. The sentiment and heart outlines were embossed using Versamark ink and white embossing powder to give it the chalkboard look. I also stamped the hearts centers using white dye ink to give it a more chalk-like look.

The images are stamped using Intense Black ink and colored with Copic markers (E21, E25, G24, G03, Y15, V15, V19, RV11, R85, C1, C2, C5). I also colored the bottom of a white cardbase using the C-Copic colors to create a sidewalk for the the standing chalkboard sign. After coloring, I die cut the images and worked on the card's construction.

I adhered the entire sign to craft foam before adhering it to the cardbase to give it more dimension. It was time to decorate my card with the Copic-colored elements to give this card some color and interest with the flower-shop images.

I hope this card gives you wonderful ideas for uses using the new January My Monthly Hero Kit. Thanks so much for joining me 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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, January 7th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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Deanne
Deanne

January 08, 2019

Good job on this card. The chalk board theme is so neat. I love that idea for a card.

Cy Lee
Cy Lee

January 08, 2019

I love your coloring. Wonderful job and yet another beautiful card!

Cyn Doll
Cyn Doll

January 08, 2019

Beautiful card. I love how you made it look like a chalkboard. So neat!

Bri Kay
Bri Kay

January 08, 2019

This almost looks 3d! Thanks for sharing with us!

alycia
alycia

January 08, 2019

Gives me so much inspiration!

kipp
kipp

January 08, 2019

Love the chalkboard look.

Christine Eldridge
Christine Eldridge

January 07, 2019

Wonderful card, love the chalk board theme, great inspiration. Thank you.

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

January 07, 2019

This is soooo sweet!

raquel Zenteno
raquel Zenteno

January 07, 2019

Flowers are very special for me and this set has a lot of elements to combine, is amazing and I love your ideas.

Florie
Florie

January 07, 2019

New technique with your proyect, tfs. It’s amazingly beautiful.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

January 07, 2019

Beautiful card. I had no idea sponging ink on the edge of die cuts gives so much dimension.

Cristina
Cristina

January 07, 2019

really lovely!!!
Cristina
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Neeta Rancourt
Neeta Rancourt

January 07, 2019

Beautiful card!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

January 07, 2019

This is such a cute card!

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

January 07, 2019

Such a lovely and whimsical card. Can’t wait for this kit. The easel die is going to be a wonderful and frequently used addition to my collection.

RoZee
RoZee

January 07, 2019

Do like the chalkboard design. This release is going to make a lot of great cards.

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

January 07, 2019

Pretty card!!

Machell
Machell

January 07, 2019

Such a cute card!

Machell
Machell

January 07, 2019

Such a cute card!

Christi Conley
Christi Conley

January 07, 2019

Beautiful card – I am so excited for this kit!

Marti
Marti

January 07, 2019

Nice use of blackboard easel. Sparks the imagination.

Jill Rice
Jill Rice

January 07, 2019

So dang cute!

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

January 07, 2019

Hi Caly. You’ve made a sweet card. My mom would have loved this version with the chalkboard sign. I, myself, like seeing everyone’s interpretation of a single kit.

Lisa
Lisa

January 07, 2019

Thank you for the stamping sponge technique I’ll have to try that. I like the technique you used. It did add a nice demention to the chalk board sign!

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 07, 2019

Such a fun card! I like the chalkboard sign look and those containers and flowers.

Kirsten
Kirsten

January 07, 2019

Beautiful card, Caly, I love how you created a chalkboard sign. I’m excited to see the entire kit! Thanks for the inspiration.

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

January 07, 2019

The embossed white effect is so cool. It makes it more life like

Lana
Lana

January 07, 2019

I’m really liking the wooden crates and watering can in this month’s stamp set!

Tawanna
Tawanna

January 07, 2019

Beautiful card!

Lori Roberson
Lori Roberson

January 07, 2019

Love the card, and would love to have the kit. Looks like another great release.

Shannon
Shannon

January 07, 2019

The chalkboard look is fabulous!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

January 07, 2019

Super cute!

Victoria Coyne
Victoria Coyne

January 06, 2019

Such a pretty card! I would love to have this kit! Flowers are a favorite of mine and I am so ready for Spring.

Erika
Erika

January 06, 2019

Great card. I love the easel idea.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card! This looks like a fun spring kit!

Purvi
Purvi

January 06, 2019

Nice card design. In love with the chalkboard die already! :)

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

January 06, 2019

I’m so excited.

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

January 06, 2019

Such a beautiful card Caly! The ornate sign die in this kit is a must have!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

January 06, 2019

So cute!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

January 06, 2019

Looking forward to tomorrow’s release!

Sudhamathi
Sudhamathi

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card…. love the chalk board idea…

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

January 06, 2019

Gorgeous card!!!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

January 06, 2019

Nice easel and the sentiment and set of containers with flowers complement each other well. Looking forward to tomorrow 😌

Linda Reilly
Linda Reilly

January 06, 2019

I really like the chalkboard look. Great card!

Flo
Flo

January 06, 2019

Love the chalkboard and the sentiments that I have seen.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 06, 2019

Love the chalkboard idea!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

January 06, 2019

Lovin’ this kit more and more…

Linda Tadlock
Linda Tadlock

January 06, 2019

Love it! Beautiful!!

Sarah Mixon
Sarah Mixon

January 06, 2019

Cute card. Looks like a great release!

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

January 06, 2019

Very cute card! I love the sidewalk chalkboard idea! Looking forward to seeing this release!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

January 06, 2019

Love it!!!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

January 06, 2019

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

January 06, 2019

I love the chalkboard look. A lovely card.

Glenn Zdziarski
Glenn Zdziarski

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card!!! Love the chalkboard sign idea!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 06, 2019

Super cute card. Love the look of the sign board. Great Job!

Jean Crocker
Jean Crocker

January 06, 2019

This card is so cute and creative.

Jeannie Kampa
Jeannie Kampa

January 06, 2019

Beautiful!!

Tonia Sims
Tonia Sims

January 06, 2019

Unique card with a lovely design. Very nice!

Sarita Salmon
Sarita Salmon

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card!

Kylie R Z
Kylie R Z

January 06, 2019

Love this kit!

candgmom
candgmom

January 06, 2019

I love gardening, this set looks perfect for me. Can’t wait til tomorrow!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

January 06, 2019

so this card looks like the signs you can see in front of the restaurants in my home town during the summer months.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

January 06, 2019

Love the sign you created. I absolutely can’t wait to see the full release. :)

Glenna
Glenna

January 06, 2019

Chalkboard? How cool!!!

Diane
Diane

January 06, 2019

Love the black board look. Spring is coming….

SUSIE NICHOLS
SUSIE NICHOLS

January 06, 2019

I can see getting a lot of use out of the sign die!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

January 06, 2019

I’m really liking this kit! You could use the chalkboard to put any kind of sentiment on it making it so versatile. Terrific job making the chalkboard look so realistic. Beautiful card!

Bethany
Bethany

January 06, 2019

I love the chalkboard look!!! :)

Jayne Hunt
Jayne Hunt

January 06, 2019

What a lovely card!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

January 06, 2019

Oooo . . . so sweet! Love your “chalkboard”.

D.Ann Comer
D.Ann Comer

January 06, 2019

I love the chalkboard look of this sweet sign! This is a must-have, for sure!

Terry Green
Terry Green

January 06, 2019

I already love this kit. Love the color choices. Makes this a fun and adorable card.

Helen
Helen

January 06, 2019

Love this chalkboard design. Can’t wait for the release! tfs

Teri S.
Teri S.

January 06, 2019

Caly I applaud you for this card you’ve created! It’s just great & you’ve paid so much attention to detail, right down to the shadow on the bottom of the cardstock. Lovely!

Lynn
Lynn

January 06, 2019

The stamping sponge is certainly cost effective, I may have to give it a try. Cute card.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

January 06, 2019

A perfect spring card with cute little flowers in their vases and pots. The hearts and the external frame also add more pizzaz to the card. Love it!

Elaine
Elaine

January 06, 2019

Such a pretty card

Jo Ann Ferguson
Jo Ann Ferguson

January 06, 2019

I love the sign. I can see this being a great addition to my scrapbook journaling.

jayn converse
jayn converse

January 06, 2019

Love the colors on the black. The pail and pot of flowers can be used so many ways, love the sign frame also.

Carly
Carly

January 06, 2019

I love this! I feel like this could work for any season depending on the colors you use.

Julie Jones
Julie Jones

January 06, 2019

Very pretty card

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

January 06, 2019

Love the way the images pop against the black chalkboard sign. TFS!

Tommie Miller
Tommie Miller

January 06, 2019

Waiting for this kit to be released. Love all the cards I’ve seen.

Concepcion Diaz
Concepcion Diaz

January 06, 2019

Love this stamp set!

Tonia
Tonia

January 06, 2019

Another cute blackboard. Well done!

Angel Arce
Angel Arce

January 06, 2019

Yes, that ornate sign die is indeed perfect for chalkboard. Great design, awesome inspiration. Now, I can’t wait to get my kit in the mail! And thanks as well for the stamping sponge suggestion.

StampinLouie
StampinLouie

January 06, 2019

Love the cute easel and chalk board card.!

Rebecca Hood
Rebecca Hood

January 06, 2019

What a fun idea & pretty card!

Marcia Mroczynski
Marcia Mroczynski

January 06, 2019

Love seeing all the possibilities with this kit. Love the look you chose with flowers & the posterboard! Thanks for more inspiration.
marcia m

Julie
Julie

January 06, 2019

What a stunning card

Kristine Reeves
Kristine Reeves

January 06, 2019

So very sweet!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

January 06, 2019

Beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing

BARBARA PATRICK
BARBARA PATRICK

January 06, 2019

Oh my! So cute!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

January 06, 2019

This looks,like,it could be a really fun set

Johna
Johna

January 06, 2019

This is so adorable! I love the easel so much, and your colors are gorgeous!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

January 06, 2019

Such a pretty card! Thanks Hero Arts for another winner of a kit!

Patt H.
Patt H.

January 06, 2019

A darling card! Love that easel!

dg
dg

January 06, 2019

Adorable card. The easel is such fun!

Lisa K Peters
Lisa K Peters

January 06, 2019

Great idea Caly! I really like this layout—- can’t wait to see the full kit!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

January 06, 2019

Love this poster cardwith the pretty flowers.

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