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July My Monthly Hero Countdown Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse June 29, 2018 371 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Ilina for a first look at this fun County Fair inspired kit!

Hi everyone, this is Ilina sharing a card using the July My Monthly Hero kit. This is such a fun kit with tons of fun County Fair inspired images! I had hard time deciding which images and sentiment I wanted to use. It's for sure another kit you wouldn't want to miss.

To make the card, start by stamping the County Fair Bold Prints onto 4" x 2" piece of Black Layering paper with Versamark and embossing it with Ultra Fine embossing powder. Set it aside. Next, using 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Snow Layering Paper make your ink blended background using Butter Bar, Soft Yellow, Soft Pool and Tide Pool inks. 

Once the background is dry, position the skyline stamp just slightly above 2" from the bottom. This way it'll create a thin yellow border between the black embossed piece and the image. Using the MISTI stamp it with Intense black ink. Stamp the sentiment, fire works and hot air balloon. 

Next adhere the black panel to the bottom and then using dimensional foam tape (or just plain fun foam) adhere to black folded note card. 

 Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you are inspired and don't forget to stop by later today for another peek of the new 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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, June 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern time. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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Teri
Teri

July 05, 2018

Very striking card.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele K. Henderson

July 05, 2018

Wow! This is really beautiful! The silhouette of the carnival against that pretty blend of color looks so amazing! It really stands out and is a gorgeous design! LOVE this!

Vicky nicolaci
Vicky nicolaci

July 02, 2018

What a great card- from the design concept to the folks chosen very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Vic

Rachel Handforth
Rachel Handforth

July 02, 2018

So excited to get this kit!

jackie
jackie

July 02, 2018

Can’t wait to try this. Wow factor.

Jayne Xavier
Jayne Xavier

July 02, 2018

I love the Carnival-so I am in love with this kit!

Jessica Barker
Jessica Barker

July 02, 2018

I can’t wait to receive this one. It is beautiful and perfect for summer.

Kimber Lee
Kimber Lee

July 02, 2018

Love this card

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

July 02, 2018

Brings back great memories!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 02, 2018

Such a beautiful card!! I love the colors!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

July 02, 2018

Beautiful card…love the setting sun effect!

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

July 02, 2018

Love this card !

Laura C
Laura C

July 02, 2018

Love the silhouette! Like when you were a kid watching from the back window on your way home-slowly fading into the distance- and not wanting to leave.

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

July 02, 2018

This looks like an amazing kit!

Bessie
Bessie

July 02, 2018

Nice card. I like the black on black!

Evert
Evert

July 02, 2018

Thanks for the inspiration Ilina!

SarahC
SarahC

July 02, 2018

Lovely card. Did not see the embossing until the second picture when it finally showed up.

karenajo
karenajo

July 02, 2018

Looks like a very fun and exciting kit. The County Fair theme is a wonderful idea!

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

July 02, 2018

Love the way you used the kit! Looking forward to seeing more.

Leigh G
Leigh G

July 02, 2018

Another great kit and unique – hot air balloon, ferris wheel, and lovely skyline of the rest of the fair

Joy Baldwin
Joy Baldwin

July 02, 2018

This card is just great!!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

July 02, 2018

I can’t believe I missed out on getting June… Will if be brought back?

Jackie A.
Jackie A.

July 02, 2018

I love the sky line, I hope it’s in the main kit.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

July 02, 2018

That is absolutely fabulous! I love it.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

July 02, 2018

Love the theme of this kit…so fresh and different!

Shweta
Shweta

July 02, 2018

Oh my Gosh…i am totally in love with this kit. Can’t wait to have this in my doorsteps…

Keena
Keena

July 02, 2018

I love this card and the colors are outstanding! Excited to see the kit!!

SMayer
SMayer

July 01, 2018

A perfect silhouette. The sky background is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Lauren
Lauren

July 01, 2018

This is so cool and the fireworks are a great addition to this set! Love it!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

July 01, 2018

Great card!

Teri W
Teri W

July 01, 2018

Ahh such a sweet card

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

July 01, 2018

The Fair! What fun.

Laura Eckford
Laura Eckford

July 01, 2018

The soft blended background with the skyline is really inspiring! I want to make a card like this right now!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

July 01, 2018

A beautiful night at the fair.

Kimberly Fraser
Kimberly Fraser

July 01, 2018

Beautiful card. I can’t wait for the release of these new products!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

July 01, 2018

I love the card! Looks like a happy place. These stamps are unique.

Julie
Julie

July 01, 2018

Beautiful background and layout for any scene/landscape/buildings stamp.

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

July 01, 2018

This is gorgeous! I love the ink blended background, and the black panel is great alongside the silhouetted image. Really fantastic.

Amy bedger
Amy bedger

July 01, 2018

Wonderful card! I love the background colors!

Madge
Madge

July 01, 2018

This kits is awesome I know I want this Thanks hero arts coming out with such a cute kit

Diane Backus
Diane Backus

July 01, 2018

Oh my! Love those colors!

Diane backus
Diane backus

July 01, 2018

Oh what a fun summer theme! This will be great for my grandsons! Thx!

Diane backus
Diane backus

July 01, 2018

Oh what a fun summer theme! This will be great for my grandsons! Thx!

Cy
Cy

July 01, 2018

I can almost imagine myself there!

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

July 01, 2018

Very quaint scenic backgrounds!

cyndi foulkrod
cyndi foulkrod

July 01, 2018

cant wait for the kit

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

July 01, 2018

Such a fun card!! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

July 01, 2018

loved the fair as a child. very nice card!!

Trisha Vickers
Trisha Vickers

July 01, 2018

Beautifully done with colors and embossing at the bottom! I love it! ❤️

Donna Dacy
Donna Dacy

July 01, 2018

These are great images. Love to see them used as silhouettes. Brings back memories of earlier days.

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

July 01, 2018

Such a lovely scene! The yellow and teal colors are so pretty together and your blending is perfection! The embossing on the bottom is totally cool.

nancy F
nancy F

July 01, 2018

Looks like a great kit to add to my collection.

Fanny C
Fanny C

July 01, 2018

What a fun card! Can’t wait to play with this kit!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

July 01, 2018

I love this fun silhouette image. Wonderful color blending.

Robin Sobliros
Robin Sobliros

July 01, 2018

Just looks amazing!

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

July 01, 2018

I really like the scene making kits because it may take more time but you can really make each card unique.

Claudia N
Claudia N

July 01, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the fair!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

July 01, 2018

The next three months of my life center around preparing for and participating in several county and state fairs. I love your card and am looking forward to playing with this kit!

Deborah
Deborah

July 01, 2018

Wow! The color combination speaks to my soul!!

Liz
Liz

July 01, 2018

This card makes me want to be there! Reminds me of when my Dad use to take us the theme parks or carnivals as kids ♥️♥️♥️

vered
vered

July 01, 2018

beautiful card. i love the detail that you add in the background

Aline
Aline

July 01, 2018

I love the highlighted fair . Such fun.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

July 01, 2018

Love the silhouette of this card! So enticing!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

July 01, 2018

Such a beautiful card – I love the embossing on the bottom half and the dreamy silhouette look of the fair above it.

Lynne
Lynne

July 01, 2018

Quintessential summer fun. Can’t wait to see more of this kit!

BarbaraW
BarbaraW

July 01, 2018

Love the colors and texture in this card. What a great first impression for the kit!

Heidi
Heidi

July 01, 2018

Great kit this month. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Luci Manos
Luci Manos

July 01, 2018

I love the colors of this card. Great card and inspiration! Thanks.

Lise Mariann
Lise Mariann

July 01, 2018

So lovely. Can’t wait for this kit to land in my post box. 😍

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

July 01, 2018

Oh My !! Your blended background/sky is marvellous !!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

July 01, 2018

Oh my gosh this looks fun and elegant at the same time

Linda Dennis
Linda Dennis

July 01, 2018

What a sensational card. Perfect for summer county fair times. I love Hero Arts kits and have purchased most if them. Looking forward to Monday morning to see the entire kit. I’m sure I will be ordering.

Kristin
Kristin

July 01, 2018

I really like your use of color. Fantastic card

Natalia
Natalia

July 01, 2018

Can’t wait!! Love it!!

Ramya
Ramya

July 01, 2018

Wow! Awesome! Totally inspired by each and evey details of the card. Background color with hues of blue and black looks stunning!

Nicole
Nicole

July 01, 2018

So fun! Can’t wait for more!

Maribel Monsalve
Maribel Monsalve

July 01, 2018

This card is so pretty yet simple. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

July 01, 2018

Love this card!

candgmom
candgmom

July 01, 2018

Wow! This reminds me of the local farm and horse show/fair that my family has been attending for the last 30 years.. What fun!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

July 01, 2018

That is a great card. Love the idea of making the top part with a small border with out doing it with a small piece of cardstock colored and placed down. Thanks.

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

July 01, 2018

Great card love the blending of the sky. Stamps remind me of the gold old days at the county fair and 4H. Thanks for the inspiration.

justMarie
justMarie

July 01, 2018

Love the sky!!! Makes me want to go to the fair!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

July 01, 2018

This is absolutely charming! I love it.

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

July 01, 2018

That card looks magical. I love those colors for the background and the subtle embossed background ties the card together perfectly. I definitely don’t want to miss out on this kit!

Di Brown
Di Brown

July 01, 2018

Love this card with the silhouette of the fairground. Also the black lower half of the card with the stamping is fantastic.

Ruth Manor
Ruth Manor

July 01, 2018

Our county fair isn’t until September in Virginia. And it seems that it always rains that week every year. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit and hoping there will be some barnyard animals and blue ribbons included in the set. :-)

Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce Mehrberg

July 01, 2018

What a fun card and great kit.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

July 01, 2018

So excited for this kit! Lovely card!

Karen L K
Karen L K

July 01, 2018

Love your card! I can’t wait to see the rest. I love going to the fair and I have already been twice in the last two weeks.

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

July 01, 2018

Love what you did with this card! Stunning!

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

July 01, 2018

Another beautiful kit!

Golda
Golda

July 01, 2018

What a fabulous card! Love the black on black for the bottom.

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

July 01, 2018

This is such a pretty card and the stamp set looks like lots of fun!

Rowena
Rowena

July 01, 2018

Lovely card! Can’t wait to see the kit, so sad I forgot to subscribe before the end of the month.

Joy
Joy

July 01, 2018

Ahhhh….it’s like a serene fun!

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

July 01, 2018

I love love love silhouette stamping, and this card is lovely. Can hardly wait for the big reveal!

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

July 01, 2018

Love this card so many memories of going to the fair

Jo Lindskog
Jo Lindskog

July 01, 2018

What can I say? The use of black against the ’twilight" colors is phenomenal. I will need to refer back to this card when I receive my monthly kit! Thanks for the inspiration.

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

July 01, 2018

Lovely inked background! Can’t wait for this month!

Barbara H
Barbara H

July 01, 2018

A wonderful use of a few colors, to stamp and emboss a summer evening at the fair!

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