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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short June 28, 2019 357 Comments

Hello! We are continuing the countdown to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 1 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here for the rest of the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this fabulous kit!

Hello, Michelle here and I am delighted to be sharing the second countdown idea with you today. What a wonderful kit this month! I have to be honest, I am definitely more of an indoor person but I love landscapes, so I was instantly drawn towards the trees and mountains in the main stamp set. 
Wish You Were Here by Michelle Short for Hero Arts
I started off my card by die cutting a panel of Hero Hues Dove White Cardstock using a Nesting Circle Infinity Die. Using my Mini MISTI, I placed the first layer of trees at the bottom of the circle and stamped this using Pine Bold Ink. I stamped the second layer on top with Forever Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I made a mask for the trees before stamping the mountains. 
Wish You Were Here by Michelle Short for Hero arts
I stamped the first layer of mountains using Soft Granite Shadow Ink. Because I wanted the ink to be lighter, I stamped off first on to a scrap piece of paper and then stamped the residual ink on to the piece. I did this a few times to get the colour that I wanted. I then stamped the second layer with the full strength of Soft Granite Ink. 
Wish You Were Here by Michelle Short for Hero Arts
The mask was removed and the sky coloured using pale blue Copic Markers. I then stamped the birds using Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. The sentiment was stamped using Intense Black Ink. I took a top-folding card base and embossed the next largest Nesting Circle Infinity Die on the front panel. The image panel was adhered on top with foam tape. 
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, July 1st, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!
Good luck!




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100 Responses

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

July 03, 2019

Love your card, it makes me happy.

Hege-Annie Simonsen
Hege-Annie Simonsen

July 01, 2019

I absolutely love this! Awesome kit and I’d looove to win! I pray I do. That would bring so much creative fun!

Josline
Josline

July 01, 2019

Looks so real and it’s so beautiful!

Twylia
Twylia

July 01, 2019

Thanks for your inspiration on this card. It looks like it will be an awesome kit and I can’t wait to get mine.

M.-C. Grantz
M.-C. Grantz

July 01, 2019

This kit looks fantastic!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

July 01, 2019

I love this simple and clean composition, and the colors are perfect. What a lovely card!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

July 01, 2019

I love what you see in your mind’s eye! It looks like such a peaceful place. Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Kristen Ozinga
Kristen Ozinga

July 01, 2019

This reminds me of growing up at our family cottage in the north woods of Wisconsin! Such a beautiful card!!

Claudia N
Claudia N

June 30, 2019

Beautiful and serene scene! Can’t wait for the kit!

Frances
Frances

June 30, 2019

I love how this could be a two-fer card. So many options. Thank you for sharing.

Laura
Laura

June 30, 2019

Nice card

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

June 30, 2019

Love the serenity of the card.

Andrea B
Andrea B

June 30, 2019

I wish I were there, too! Beautiful card!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

June 30, 2019

Love this card and all the possibilities with this kit!!!!💞

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

June 30, 2019

Very good kit

Donna Kay
Donna Kay

June 30, 2019

Wow, love the lake!!!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

June 30, 2019

Beautiful! Just simply beautiful 😊

Lucy Morante
Lucy Morante

June 30, 2019

Absolutely adorable, I’m loving this set. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

hwgang
hwgang

June 30, 2019

This kit is calling my name. I can almost hear the loons. Can’t wait!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

such lovely mountains

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Such a beautiful card.

Olga V
Olga V

June 30, 2019

I love the simplistic look of this card and the white space! What a lovely card!!!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 30, 2019

Love the card. This kit looks amazing.

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 30, 2019

What a wonderful snippet of a scene. Loving this kit!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

I love how you did that. So pretty.

LBSue
LBSue

June 30, 2019

Cool and inviting! Love this card and this kit!

Marianne
Marianne

June 30, 2019

Simply stunning!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

June 30, 2019

This is such a nice scenic card! I wish I was there. In a cabin, with a book! LOL

Francine
Francine

June 30, 2019

Always look forward to seeing the new Monthly Kit!

Michele
Michele

June 30, 2019

Love all the ideas!!! What an awesome kit!!! love it!!!

Vizma S
Vizma S

June 30, 2019

Love the focal point created with the scene within the circle. Beautiful work! Love this kit.

Melanie
Melanie

June 30, 2019

I wish I was there too!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

June 30, 2019

Cool effect with the circular view :)

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

June 30, 2019

With the heat in Florida right now, I wish I was there too! I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Georgie
Georgie

June 30, 2019

Your card is just so peaceful. This looks like a great kit for men.

Carol Saunders
Carol Saunders

June 30, 2019

Such a fabulous card, Michelle! I love the beautiful mountain scene you created! I think this would be an amazing scene to create in a shadow-box card too! I think I’m already in love with the July card kit!

Trina
Trina

June 30, 2019

Simply beautiful. This monthly kit looks like a really good one. x

SherriI Cooley
SherriI Cooley

June 30, 2019

So pretty looks like it could be Alaska.

Kimberly Ostgard
Kimberly Ostgard

June 30, 2019

Love your nice simple card. This kit looks like it is going to be nice.

Sandy C
Sandy C

June 30, 2019

Seems like this is going to a nice scene building stamp set.

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

June 30, 2019

This card would be perfect for so many occasions. I love the versatility of the stamps in this kit. Wonderfully designed card!

Marianna
Marianna

June 30, 2019

Love the mountains and trees!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

June 30, 2019

I love the mountains, I love your card! Looking forward to seeing more from this kit!

Caren
Caren

June 30, 2019

Beautiful and clean lines. Reminds me of our annual road trip passing thru Lake Shasta

Teresa Davis
Teresa Davis

June 30, 2019

What a beautiful, simple, clean card. Looks like the mountains I grew up in!

Randy
Randy

June 30, 2019

Such a simple but powerful card!

Nicole Becker
Nicole Becker

June 30, 2019

The circular add on really gives you a new view of this scene.

Karin W
Karin W

June 30, 2019

Great card! I love the circle imagery.

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

June 30, 2019

Love this CAS style card! It feels like you are looking through a window. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win! :D

Carol E Wortman
Carol E Wortman

June 30, 2019

Beautiful! Again such beautiful peacefulness within this card. Makes me want to takeas long drive. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Patt H.
Patt H.

June 30, 2019

Love the simplicity & awesome design! The scene is truly beautiful!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

June 30, 2019

I am just loving these mountain-scape scenes. Very tranquil. I can see so many uses for this stamp set.

Robin P
Robin P

June 30, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card! Awesome job! I’m very interested to see what is in this kit.

Mitzi
Mitzi

June 30, 2019

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card & the opportunity to win.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

June 30, 2019

What a simple but elegant card! I am in the mountains right now! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Diane Loughtey
Diane Loughtey

June 30, 2019

What a simple, beautiful card.

Audrey R
Audrey R

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the simplicity! The mountains and fir trees remind me of my visit to Yosemite!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card Michelle—really great for an ’anyone’s card! The colors you chose give the feeling of late spring, early summer. Makes me want to be outside. Thank for sharing—I’m looking forward to the full release tomorrow.

Mateja M
Mateja M

June 30, 2019

This looks like THE place to be at this summer. And the view… Awesome :)

Dgolly
Dgolly

June 30, 2019

Wonderful card. Love the colors and serenity of the layout.

Debroh
Debroh

June 30, 2019

I love how you put kept the background so simple; makes the sentiment stand out so well… Thank you.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

June 30, 2019

Such a majestic scene – gorgeous card!

Cathy Jordison
Cathy Jordison

June 30, 2019

Beautiful tranquil scene! Your card looks so realistic! I love all of the texture and dimension! We used to go to the mountains in the summer! 🦅🏔

Georges Gentry
Georges Gentry

June 30, 2019

Your lovely card makes me remember all the fun times visiting the Rocky Mountains.

IRENE PAGE
IRENE PAGE

June 30, 2019

Wish I was there too. Beautiful card!

Judy
Judy

June 30, 2019

Lovely CAS card! I can’t wait to see all of the scene building stamps in this kit!

Bev Williams
Bev Williams

June 30, 2019

I love, love, love this set!! Mountains are my HAPPY PLACE! I love anything to do with mountains, mountain scenes, mountain stamps and being in the mountains. This summer I’m working in Alaska at a program for military veterans and their spouses and this set would be PERFECT for making cards, as we are on a beautiful lake and surrounded by majestic mountains.

MaryB
MaryB

June 30, 2019

This is going to be a great kit – thanks for the chance to win one!

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

June 30, 2019

Reminds me of a great ski vacation. It’s a great card.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

June 30, 2019

CNS card, lots of white space, lovely!

Lagene
Lagene

June 30, 2019

Love hor circular mountain scene greeting card!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

June 30, 2019

Gorgeous, Michelle! Just gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

June 30, 2019

You get so much detail in a much smaller space.
Beautiful card. thanks for sharing.
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Laura Staley
Laura Staley

June 30, 2019

I really like your card layout, simple but what an impact! Looks like you’re at a distance looking through binoculars at the trees and mountains in the distance!

Margery C
Margery C

June 30, 2019

Lovely card. Mountain scenes are so beautiful just like your card.

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

June 30, 2019

This is a nice idea for a simple card. I haven’t yet learned to do that type of beautiful blended sky but this looks like something I could do in under an hour (instead of several hours).

Becky Miller
Becky Miller

June 30, 2019

With a trip to Acadia this year, this would be a great set to work with when I do our trip pages.

Linda D
Linda D

June 30, 2019

Cute card!

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

June 30, 2019

This is a very cool idea! It makes me think of snow globes.

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

June 30, 2019

This is a very cool idea! It makes me think of snow globes.

Deborah345
Deborah345

June 30, 2019

Really like how the scene is placed within just a circle.

Victoria
Victoria

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

June 30, 2019

What a lovely scene Michelle. The mountains look so serene.

Brenda
Brenda

June 30, 2019

What a lovely sky color! I would love to win this set!

Kathy Dippner
Kathy Dippner

June 30, 2019

Love the mountains!

Anne B
Anne B

June 30, 2019

Love your card idea. This kit looks great for masculine cards.

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card! I like the focus on the mountains and trees without any water.

Kial
Kial

June 30, 2019

Stunning! These sneak-peeks are making me think I might have to buy a kit this month!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

June 30, 2019

I sure like the sentiment here and the mountains and trees to go with it. Great colors used here.
This kit will be one I could sent cards to all my friends with this sentiment.

Flo
Flo

June 30, 2019

Looks like a great kit. Love it.

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns
Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

June 30, 2019

Clean and simple, I love it. :-)

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

June 30, 2019

I love the look of this card. It really pulled me into the longing to have someone near me who was far away. It could also be a wonderful sympathy card.

maria
maria

June 30, 2019

Wish I was there, also. Peaceful feeling card.

SarahC
SarahC

June 30, 2019

Lovely simple looking card. Reading the description you put a lot of planning in ahead to make it look so easy. Awesome!

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card! So excited to see this kit!

Lorraine Buttner
Lorraine Buttner

June 30, 2019

Loving this kit and your card. Absolutely fabulous!

Cindy Aguirre
Cindy Aguirre

June 30, 2019

Pretty card!

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

June 29, 2019

Great card! It’s like a porthole view into a mountainous world inviting you in. Love it!!

Dawn
Dawn

June 29, 2019

My guesses for this release were either nature, travel or camping. Looks like it could be used for all 3!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

June 29, 2019

Well, for being an indoor woman, you sure know how to create wonderful outdoor projects!

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