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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Janette Kausen July 10, 2020 337 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 13 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here all weekend sharing sneak peeks. Our staff at Hero Arts headquarters is back up and running at about 50% of our pre Covid-19 capacity. We continue to make significant progress through our shipping backlog and hope to be caught up very soon. Thank you for your kind patience and generous support as we traverse this hurdle together. This resolve gives us strength, and we send love and appreciation your way. At this time, we estimate that kits will begin shipping on Friday, July 17.

Now let's join Janette for the first beautiful look at this month's kit!

Hello, Hero friends! If there is one thing I am missing right about now, it is the freedom, vastness and endless beauty of the ocean. What I would give to have the sand between my toes, rinsing away with gentle lapping waves, a cool tropical drink in one hand, and a book in the other.

This. This is where I want to go. And while I can't get there quite yet, I can create it with ink, paper, and a fabulous deep ocean inspired Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. 

Create this project by stamping the kit color layering sea floor base in Soft Brown ink on Dove White cardstock. Allow to dry for the most crisp images and then stamp the second layer in a darker brown, Cup O'Joe. Heat emboss the final layer in the kit included coral embossing powder. Die cut reef.

Die cut underwater ruins from Dove White cardstock and ink blend with Blue Raspberry Reactive ink. On an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Dove White cardstock panel ink blend where the ocean meets the sky with kit included cube, Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink. Extend blending with Blue Raspberry, or kit included Splash or Pool Party Reactive ink cubes. Allow to dry.

White Detail heat emboss sentiment and horizon line. Sprinkle clear water over Reactive Ink blended panels for a water textured effect. Adhere layers together with foam tape for dimension, and then flat to a folded card base.

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

xo,





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100 Responses

Teresa Trump
Teresa Trump

July 22, 2020

I know this is posted after contest, but I just had to say beautiful card and kit, as well as the add ons.

Earline Gordon
Earline Gordon

July 16, 2020

Beautiful card you made.

Sandra Coverdale
Sandra Coverdale

July 13, 2020

This is amazing kit. Ty for such a fabulous card and the tips. Tyfs

Savannagh Kacey
Savannagh Kacey

July 13, 2020

Your ink blending is stellar! It really looks like sunlight through water.

Sharon Hoffman
Sharon Hoffman

July 13, 2020

The horizon line,the underwater ruins and the splashes are what really do it for me. Very believable, I can sea underwater

Sandy
Sandy

July 13, 2020

Really great color scheme. The white horizontal line really sets things off. What a lovely kit! So glad I found this blog for a sneak peek.

Carolyn Pokorney
Carolyn Pokorney

July 13, 2020

Can’t wait for the release love all the sneak peeks! Thanks for the techniques!

Mary Reiner
Mary Reiner

July 13, 2020

I’m with you- I had to postpone my beach vacation until next summer. I’m missing it so much. I love this card you created – so serene and beautiful!

Valerija
Valerija

July 12, 2020

WOW! This is beautiful and love the scene!
Valerija xx

Debby Green
Debby Green

July 12, 2020

Great card and amazing new kit!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

July 12, 2020

What a great kit. The ocean is the best!

Lynn Hardy
Lynn Hardy

July 12, 2020

This month’s kit looks amazing and I’d like to be by the ocean too!

stephanie
stephanie

July 12, 2020

Can’t wait to see the hole kit, it looks so amazing!

tina z
tina z

July 12, 2020

Love the underwater scene!

Daphni Ames
Daphni Ames

July 12, 2020

I am a scuba diver and this makes me want to be in the ocean! So cute!

Beth White
Beth White

July 12, 2020

Oh the sneak peek is tantalizing.

Kendra
Kendra

July 12, 2020

I like how you incorporated a sandy look into your foreground. It contrasts so nicely.

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

July 12, 2020

ooh! Intriguing underwater Atlantis theme! Love it! Your coloring is just outstanding to create an amazing card!

Theresa Ransone
Theresa Ransone

July 12, 2020

Sooo love these refreshing, cool colors. The outside temps even feel a bit cooler when I look at your fantastic card!

Shawn Wenrich
Shawn Wenrich

July 12, 2020

I just love hero arts reactive inks they’re so vibrant, awesome card and I’m so looking forward to this kit!

Bev Wilkinson
Bev Wilkinson

July 12, 2020

Wow what a beautiful underwater scene! You did an amazing job with it as always.

Susie
Susie

July 12, 2020

such pretty colors!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

July 12, 2020

Super cute. Interesting kit.

Dorothy A
Dorothy A

July 12, 2020

Wow! Looks like a beautiful undersea scene. Looking forward to seeing the kit and the many creations.

Queen Mary
Queen Mary

July 12, 2020

I love the sentiment with your scene, and the ruins are really intriguing!

Karen
Karen

July 12, 2020

I love the foreground in the water scene from this set.

karenajo
karenajo

July 12, 2020

Love the sentiment and setting on your card! One can only imagine what is lurking under all that water and this is a great view of what it may be! Thanks for sharing!

SarahC
SarahC

July 12, 2020

Love the underwater scene that brings stories of Atlantis to mind. Such a fun card and kit.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

July 12, 2020

I love the idea of ruins! What a great die!

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

July 12, 2020

Fabulous. Loving your kit. xxx

Mischelle Smith
Mischelle Smith

July 12, 2020

Oh yes, this looks like a kit I want. Can’t wait to see more!

Starqueen
Starqueen

July 12, 2020

Simply stunning! II am on board, Janette…I want to go there too! For now, just in our dreams!

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

July 12, 2020

I love all of your ink blending and the colors you used to create this underwater scene. I am loving this kit and I can’t wait to create an ocean floor like this. Thank you for sharing.

Jackie McKnite
Jackie McKnite

July 12, 2020

I like the hint of the buildings in the background. Gives it a more hauntine appearance.

Andrea H
Andrea H

July 12, 2020

This under the sea card is just fab. Love that you share your time and talents with us all. Thank you for the inspiration xx

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

July 12, 2020

What a great under the sea card

Beatrice
Beatrice

July 12, 2020

Love this card! This is a must have kit!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

July 12, 2020

stunning scene – LOVE how you created the underwater ruins – just magical:)

katherine
katherine

July 12, 2020

Love this!

Lagene
Lagene

July 12, 2020

Wonderful, you discovered the lost city of Atlantis!

CarlavdM
CarlavdM

July 12, 2020

Ooohhh…wauw..wonderfull cards with that new monthly Hero under water kit-set.
Looks like it is somewhere in the Mediterranean ocean near Greece or is it the lost world of Atlantis ;o)

Kelly Rix
Kelly Rix

July 12, 2020

I love the sand!! Everyone’s cards are so pretty, but I think this might be my favourite! 😍😍😍

Patti Nienberg
Patti Nienberg

July 12, 2020

Your cards are always beautiful! Your ink blending is wonderful! Cant wait for the ocean themed kit!

geri
geri

July 12, 2020

Stunning! This kit is going to be awesome!!!!

Joanne Williams
Joanne Williams

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card! The pop of coral embossing powder is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

KIM Dessormeau
KIM Dessormeau

July 12, 2020

I love an ocean themed kit !!

Janet M Lebeau
Janet M Lebeau

July 12, 2020

You had me at Atlantis!!! Your card is stunning and I can not wait to see the full reveal!

Ling
Ling

July 12, 2020

Love all the color and design ❤️

Terrie
Terrie

July 12, 2020

Love the card, and so looking forward to the ocean themed kit!

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

July 12, 2020

This is a lovely look at a project possible with the kit. The winner of the kit will be so lucky because this looks like it’ll sell out faster than usual.

ESTELLE
ESTELLE

July 12, 2020

The word of Atlantis, what a fascinating world so seams to be the kit. Your card pays tribute to the kit.

Lissette A.
Lissette A.

July 12, 2020

Beautiful! I love how the reactive ink colors blend and create this tranquil underwater scene.

Judy
Judy

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card—I am excited about an ocean themed kit!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

July 12, 2020

Beautiful can’t wait

Doreen Richerson
Doreen Richerson

July 12, 2020

This looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to play with the kit.

Robert Steele
Robert Steele

July 12, 2020

The sea bottom stamp & die and ancient ruins die create an awesome crevasse—opening up the splendid life down under the sea; especially with accompanying sea life silhouette stamps.

My creative juices are already coming through. Now I gotta look in my stash for a “treasure chest” that will fit to the scale of these stamps. Possibly even a mermaid too.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

July 12, 2020

Wow, this under water scene looks so cool. Great job with the water look, too.

Barbara Matthews
Barbara Matthews

July 12, 2020

Love the blended background, I want to dive in and have a swim. The card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Teri
Teri

July 12, 2020

Your choice of embossing powder for the top layer is perfect. Love the dimension it adds.

Gil Vollrath
Gil Vollrath

July 12, 2020

Janette did an amazing job putting this card together. Can’t wait to see everything available for this kit

Melynda Cleveland
Melynda Cleveland

July 12, 2020

Ohh I’m looking forward to playing with this! We swam w/ the dolphins at Atlantis ❤️ A memory that needs this kit!

Margilyne Williamson
Margilyne Williamson

July 11, 2020

I love these hints. This card is beautiful.

Maggie E
Maggie E

July 11, 2020

I love this card! Carry me away to Atlantis! 💖💖

Maggie E
Maggie E

July 11, 2020

I love this card! Carry me away to Atlantis! 💖💖

Marianna
Marianna

July 11, 2020

Lover the colors of this card, and that coral embossing powder!

Donna J Billingsley
Donna J Billingsley

July 11, 2020

Wow…these hints sure have my mind working overtime. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one! Thanks Hero ARTS!!!

Sandy Christy
Sandy Christy

July 11, 2020

This one looks like it’s going to be a beauty. Can’t wait for it to show up in my mailbox. Janette described the way a lot of us are feeling about now, and has depicted it in her beautiful card.

Nicole S
Nicole S

July 11, 2020

Such a magical card! The colors and elements are perfect!

Andrea Elder
Andrea Elder

July 11, 2020

What a fun card.

Julie M
Julie M

July 11, 2020

I really like the look of the reactive inks, such a fun kit!

Teri S.
Teri S.

July 11, 2020

Oh, so very cool! The ocean is my favourite place to be by, on, or in. Atlantis anyone?

Jamie Moore
Jamie Moore

July 11, 2020

such a pretty card- the colors and layout definitely give it a deep sea feel!!

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

July 11, 2020

Love the white water line, your use of color and strong composition.

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card. What a great way to visit the ocean. Looks like a really fun kit.

Jeannean Marshall
Jeannean Marshall

July 11, 2020

Love the pop of coral embossing powder! Your card is fantastic and this kit looks awesome!

Karen Kimmel
Karen Kimmel

July 11, 2020

Love the underwater ruins and the water marks on this card!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

July 11, 2020

I love the colors in this project! The kit looks amazing!

Cynthia Stevens
Cynthia Stevens

July 11, 2020

Love the theme!!

Teresa Ryan
Teresa Ryan

July 11, 2020

Love it!!

Jody
Jody

July 11, 2020

I expected the city to be a more complicated technique than that, it looks so mystical. It’s gorgeous!

Karin W
Karin W

July 11, 2020

Beautiful colors!

Julie
Julie

July 11, 2020

Lovely card and thanks for the giveaway!!

Sunnyk
Sunnyk

July 11, 2020

Love this underwater card!

Karen L K
Karen L K

July 11, 2020

What a nice background for that fab under the sea scene!

Rosa P
Rosa P

July 11, 2020

I am excited for this release!

Andrea Pierron
Andrea Pierron

July 11, 2020

This is so gorgeous. Can’t wait for this release!!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

July 11, 2020

Oooooooo… did I read coral embossing powder, just imagine how beautiful that is! A peaceful serene underwater place is just perfect for the times. Yes please and Thank you! Cant wait to see the rest…. awwwwe look at those little sea creatures. 🐚🦑🐡❤

Neely P
Neely P

July 11, 2020

The card is gorgeous and reminds me of Atlantis! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Nini Kelley
Nini Kelley

July 11, 2020

Yay! The ocean is my happy place!

Lynn Gauthier
Lynn Gauthier

July 11, 2020

Your card is so cool!!! Totally awesome!!!

Toni L
Toni L

July 11, 2020

WOW! This is fabulous. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

July 11, 2020

I like the ruins in this set. The reactive inks work well with water sprinkled on top. Just right for us in Florida.

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

July 11, 2020

Love this wonderful card! Beautiful colors. I’d love to be there too!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

July 11, 2020

My grandsons would love this card since they have an aquarium.. Nice work with the reactive inks.

Cheryll
Cheryll

July 11, 2020

So beautiful and sophisticated!

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

July 11, 2020

This will be fun to combine with images from the March ‘19 kit! Can’t wait❤️!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

July 11, 2020

I love see themed stamps and dies… this looks amazing!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

July 11, 2020

Love this!!! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

July 11, 2020

Great card, love the sunken city.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

July 11, 2020

I am loving the ruins! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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