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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27 Responses

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

January 06, 2019

Flowers, pots, watering cans…OH MY! So pretty. I can’t wait!

Tracy L Clark
Tracy L Clark

January 06, 2019

Awesome card design. I like the colors and details you added.

Betty
Betty

January 06, 2019

Lovely card. The menu board is awesome. I’m loving this kit!

Henriétte
Henriétte

January 06, 2019

Awesome card Caly, I love the look of that chalkboard sign, it look so real. I can’t wait to see the complete Kit and add-ons. Thank you for pointing out the Stamping Sponge, I was looking for such sponge for a long time now and nobody knew what I meant, usually they thought of a sponge dauber but that is not the same.
Thank you also for your awesome card.

Theresa P
Theresa P

January 06, 2019

Great card! Love the elements that you use from the new kit!

Fiona Duff
Fiona Duff

January 06, 2019

I am loving the ornate sign die!

Brenda
Brenda

January 06, 2019

Very nice card, Like the “sign”!

Marianne
Marianne

January 06, 2019

I do love this sidewalk sign frame die, and those garden images are so sweet.

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

January 06, 2019

This chalkboard easel is so cute! Love the card, and looking forward to seeing the full kit!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

January 06, 2019

I’m loving everything I’m seeing! Caly’s card is adorable!

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

January 06, 2019

Lovely looking card – I can not wait to see the entire kit

Kim S.
Kim S.

January 06, 2019

Yup, I really love this little sign.

Jean Goodrich
Jean Goodrich

January 06, 2019

Love the signboard design!

Melissa Dingerson
Melissa Dingerson

January 06, 2019

This is such a well coordinated kit with a vast amount of creative options.

Kathy A
Kathy A

January 06, 2019

I really like the chalkboard look for the easel. What a fun looking die.

Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien

January 06, 2019

I’m really excited about the sign die. Can’t wait to see the whole release.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card! I love that ornate sign die.

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

January 06, 2019

I love all the cans and crates to go with thw flowers

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

January 06, 2019

Love this card! Looking forward to creating with it.

Felicia C
Felicia C

January 06, 2019

I just love the chalkboard look. This card brings wonderful memories of school days and enjoyable country living. I am looking forward to working with this kit to bring cheer to all who receive cards made from, I am sure, another Hero Arts winning set!

Leslie PIerson
Leslie PIerson

January 06, 2019

This is such a cute card. I fell like i’m at a tea house looking at the daily special.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

January 06, 2019

I love the chalkboard look. The flowers are so pretty!! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Kathy James
Kathy James

January 06, 2019

Cute card! I’m loving the versatility of this kit.

Carol
Carol

January 06, 2019

I am loving this cute card!! This easel is adorable! I love your Copic coloring!!!

Diane Shaw
Diane Shaw

January 06, 2019

Wow your card is great.

kiyomi
kiyomi

January 06, 2019

Lovely card! The chalkboard look is so fun!

Myriam V
Myriam V

January 06, 2019

Love the mutted colors on the flowers and other objects at the bottom. It adds a touch of liveliness, without taking away from the sentiment.