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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Caly Person June 29, 2019 376 Comments

Hello! It's time for another look at the July My Monthly Hero Kit before the kit releases on Monday, July 1 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the rest of the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Caly for another look at this fabulous kit.

Hi, Friends! We're creating with a lake scene-building set this month - all about summer fun! I really enjoy not having to color images sometimes and being able to use those neglected colored ink pads can be fun!

I created my scene by stamping the mountain using Soft Granite and Charcoal ink. Then I stamped the dock using Soft Brown and Cup O Joe ink. After cutting those two images using the coordinating dies, I set them aside to work on my background.

I chose where I wanted the mountain to sit on my card, than used it as a guide for my ink-blending.  I ink-blended Soft Yellow ink for the sunlight, then Soft Sky and Navy ink for the sky and lake water. I also used the Navy ink to stamp the water ripples and the rest of the silhouette images to fill my scene using Intense Black ink.

To complete my card, I adhered the mountain and dock onto my card. The sentiment is stamped on Dove White cardstock and matted with Pitch Black cardstock to help it stand out and is adhered to my card using foam adhesive.  

I love the silhouettes of the kids jumping into the lake, don't you?  I'm not much of a water person, but I can picture my kids having that much fun!

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

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wanda Montgomery
Wanda Montgomery

July 04, 2019

Reminds me of childhood vacations in Wisconsin on the Chippewa River. And since they were sold out I had to sign up for future kits so I don’t miss out again.

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

July 03, 2019

Lot the soft colours of your card. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia Pender
Virginia Pender

July 03, 2019

Love the look of the sample!

Ellen C
Ellen C

July 01, 2019

Beautiful card!! loved the scene you created!! Love this July kit!!

Tonia Brangwin
Tonia Brangwin

July 01, 2019

Cute card! CUTE kit!

Jennifer Van Wie
Jennifer Van Wie

July 01, 2019

I love this! This kit is a must-have!

Hege-Annie Simonsen
Hege-Annie Simonsen

July 01, 2019

This is awesome! I love your card! We still have snow in the higher mountains here in the northern part of Norway. Takes time for it to melt, and on some mountain tops there are glaciers, not melting at all in summer.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

July 01, 2019

Very cute. I love the added sunshine yellow behind the mountains.

Josline
Josline

July 01, 2019

I will love to jump into the lake and relax and have fun just like the card!

Twylia
Twylia

July 01, 2019

How cute of a card! I know just who I would send this to, when I copy your design. So look forward to playing with this new kit!

Twylia
Twylia

July 01, 2019

How cute of a card! I know just who I would send this to, when I copy your design. So look forward to playing with this new kit!

K. Eley
K. Eley

July 01, 2019

Eeeek! Such a perfect kit for me! I can see so many possibilities so far and people that this will make great cards for! Beautiful card!!!

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

July 01, 2019

This kit looks like a must have!

Dominic Paul Imperiale
Dominic Paul Imperiale

July 01, 2019

Hi Caly. Great card, I love the kids leaping.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

July 01, 2019

This is such a happy, fun, summer card! Beautiful!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

July 01, 2019

This looks like a place my brother and I loved to hang out at Twin Lakes in the High Sierras. I have a feeling I will be nostalgic while creating in my Scrapbook! 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!!

Linda G.
Linda G.

July 01, 2019

This kit takes me back to when I was a kid at the lake.

Claudia N
Claudia N

June 30, 2019

Stunning card!

Frances
Frances

June 30, 2019

I love the way the white space occupies much of the card with the light pops of color. Beautiful!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

June 30, 2019

This card makes me want to run down the dock and jump for joy too! Life IS better at the lake. This kit is going to be so much fun to use!

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

June 30, 2019

Wonderful summer card, so looking forward to using this kit.

Laura
Laura

June 30, 2019

Awesome card

Andrea B
Andrea B

June 30, 2019

This little scene is so fun! I can’t wait to see this kit!

SHANNON
SHANNON

June 30, 2019

Looks like a gorgeous lake in Utah. Here in Wisconsin, they are surrounded by trees. 😜

Monica Tozier-Brown
Monica Tozier-Brown

June 30, 2019

I’m in love with a silhouette images!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

June 30, 2019

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

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

June 30, 2019

The card is great

Donna Kay
Donna Kay

June 30, 2019

Go jump in the lake ;)

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

June 30, 2019

Your color choices are perfect! It sure does bring back memories of relaxing summer days.

Anne-Laure Barabé
Anne-Laure Barabé

June 30, 2019

Wow ! This card reminds me my childhood, when I was playing playing with my brother. Really nice card :!

hwgang
hwgang

June 30, 2019

This is just how I remember my favorite summer vacations. This will be a “must have” kit for me!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

awesome card and details

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Such a fun card!

Olga V
Olga V

June 30, 2019

Ah, the jumping kids!!! Love the card, love the new kit (for what’s already been showcased), so much inspiration, thank you!!!

Sue S
Sue S

June 30, 2019

Can’t wait for this one. Love Hero Arts. Monthly kits are awesome.

Cheri Browning
Cheri Browning

June 30, 2019

There’s nothing better than jumping into a nice cool lake! Summer fun for all to enjoy …

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 30, 2019

These cards are amazing. I love this kit just from what I have seen already

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 30, 2019

This scene is a perfect representation of summer! So fun,

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Awesome card

Kirsty
Kirsty

June 30, 2019

Outstanding release–this is screaming summer fun to me!

LBSue
LBSue

June 30, 2019

The kids really do make this card great! I love it!!

Marianne
Marianne

June 30, 2019

How fun! This looks like another fabulous kit!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

June 30, 2019

I love the scene and those jumping silhouettes set it off perfectly!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

June 30, 2019

I love the scene and those jumping silhouettes set it off perfectly!

Francine
Francine

June 30, 2019

Always look forward to seeing the new Monthly Kit!

Cheri Browning
Cheri Browning

June 30, 2019

Wow this scene reminds me of when I’d get to go to the lake with my Grandpa when I was a kid!! Love remembering those days!! Adorable Card!!!

Michele
Michele

June 30, 2019

This is an awesome kit!!! love it!!!!

Anne Rifat
Anne Rifat

June 30, 2019

Love how this design captures the expression of sheer joy.

marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

June 30, 2019

looks like a very versatile kit

Melanie
Melanie

June 30, 2019

Such fun!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

June 30, 2019

Love the lake scene with the kids jumping in :)

Georgie
Georgie

June 30, 2019

Your card is so cute with the kids jumping off the pier. Can’t wait to get this kit.

Lorrie Strebel
Lorrie Strebel

June 30, 2019

Be still my heart. Love this

Carol Saunders
Carol Saunders

June 30, 2019

What a fun card! Except for the mountains, this could be an action scene from our beautiful Georgian Bay. I simply love the excitement and joy portrayed in this card.

Melissa Sommercorn
Melissa Sommercorn

June 30, 2019

Really love this card and I want the kit so bad!

Renee Denise Heib
Renee Denise Heib

June 30, 2019

Nice card!

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

June 30, 2019

Oh my goodness! This set just gets better and better! This looks like my kids when we used to take them to their dads’s Summer cottage in PA each summer. Can’t wait to make each of my children a summer memory card.

Trina
Trina

June 30, 2019

So fun. Beautiful card and stamp. x

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

June 30, 2019

Such a cool refreshing card makes you want to jump in and go for a swim.

Kimberly Ostgard
Kimberly Ostgard

June 30, 2019

I love scenery stamps love your card. I think this hero arts kit is great.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

June 30, 2019

what a fun summer scene!

Ruth Manor
Ruth Manor

June 30, 2019

Now we need a summer picnic stamp kit to go with this summer lake kit, to go with the tree swing kit we got several months ago.

Sandy C
Sandy C

June 30, 2019

Lovely card. I like the idea of mixing sihlouettes

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

June 30, 2019

Love this scene! Can’t wait to get this kit!

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

June 30, 2019

Wow! Amazing scene! I can picture myself as a young girl jumping off the dock at the lake. Such special times!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

June 30, 2019

Such a fun card and nostalgic, too!

Marianna
Marianna

June 30, 2019

Omg, darling card. Reminds me of summer camp.

Caren
Caren

June 30, 2019

Amazing how lifelike those kids are jumping off I the lake – fantastic and your colors are so illuminating

Katy Young
Katy Young

June 30, 2019

Love this!

Teresa Davis
Teresa Davis

June 30, 2019

What a reminder of my youth! Too fun. This kit is beautiful.

Randy Nguyen
Randy Nguyen

June 30, 2019

Such a fun and youthful card!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 30, 2019

This card evokes the best of summertime! A cool lake and a friend to enjoy the fun. I love the cool blue colors of the water and the majestic mountains in the background!

E R  Wade
E R Wade

June 30, 2019

Oh WOW- is that the BEST summer card or what!! Fantastic

Virginia Lawton
Virginia Lawton

June 30, 2019

That is exactly what I want to do when I look at this run and jump right in!

Karin W
Karin W

June 30, 2019

What a wonderful card! Can’t wait for this kit!

Nicole Becker
Nicole Becker

June 30, 2019

I absolutely love this card! Beautiful scene version. Favorite part are the kids jumping in. So fun!

Carol E Wortman
Carol E Wortman

June 30, 2019

The sunlight reflections are stunning. Hats off to a beautiful series of cards. I want to make a bunch to give as gift boxes. Sure hope I win. Sooo excited! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sherri Scott
Sherri Scott

June 30, 2019

This is a card that makes you love summer

Patt H.
Patt H.

June 30, 2019

What a fun card, Caly! The kids jumping off the dock brings back lots of great memories!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

June 30, 2019

Very cute card. I think everyone can remember days down by the lake or camping. A good set to reminisce with a good friend with.

Dianne Froman
Dianne Froman

June 30, 2019

I am flooded with so many childhood memories! 💗 What a beautiful set! I sure would love to be chosen to win this collection!

Robin P
Robin P

June 30, 2019

Great card! Reminiscent of summer fun!

Mitzi
Mitzi

June 30, 2019

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

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

June 30, 2019

What a cute card! Love the kids jumping off the pier! Thanks for sharing!

Sheri Ylen
Sheri Ylen

June 30, 2019

Love this kit! How do you get your ink so clear without feathering? Do a tutorial on what I’m doing wrong? Please?

Diane Loughrey
Diane Loughrey

June 30, 2019

That card is so fun!

Audrey R
Audrey R

June 30, 2019

What a beautiful and fun card! I love the way you’ve captured the feeling and action of jumping in the lake!

Mheleski
Mheleski

June 30, 2019

Such a lovely card

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

June 30, 2019

Oh yeah!!! Your card really brings back some fond childhood memories when our family would go camping at a lake, or go to a family member’s lake house! My sister and I loved to swim in the lake, and spent hours jumping off the docks into the water. By the time dad made us get out of the water, we had worn out all our child’s energy, and we looked like a couple of little prunes. Love your card Caly…the colors, the design, and the memories it invokes. Thanks for that Caly, and thank you HA for another wonderful, memory provoking kit!!!

Mateja M
Mateja M

June 30, 2019

Some kids would totally do that and have an amazing time :)

Dgolly
Dgolly

June 30, 2019

Cute card. Love the lazy Summer vibe of this kit.

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

June 30, 2019

Oh my! This is exactly as it was back in the day. Should be now, too…Maybe the kit will help recover the great times we had.

Debroh
Debroh

June 30, 2019

I love the kids jumping off the dock! This card brings a smile to my face ; thank you.

Gabriella Bell
Gabriella Bell

June 30, 2019

Oh I love your card, it reminds me of my kids

Felicia C
Felicia C

June 30, 2019

I just love this card! It captures the spirit of kids just having fun! I am sure it will inspire warm feeling to whoever receive it. Great job, as always, Caly and Hero Arts!

Sue oliveira
Sue oliveira

June 30, 2019

Cali, beautiful card, can’t wait to see all stamps & add-one…so happy I get this gorgeous kit monthly!

Patti
Patti

June 30, 2019

Amazing! I always look forward to each months new creations!

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

June 30, 2019

This would be a good card to make for families x

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

June 30, 2019

Another gorgeous scene – loving the perspective created with the pier image.

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