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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short June 30, 2018 261 Comments

We are back with another countdown post, leading up to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 2nd at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Join us as we continue to share ideas using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Now let's join Michelle who is sharing a clean and simple card using the main kit.

What a wonderful kit! I love the celebration/fun theme of this kit but I wanted to show how you can make a general hello card with this kit too. I love the plane image and thought it would be fun to have it flying above the clouds. 

Hello There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

To start with, I took a white card base and using a blending tool, blended some Soft Sky Shadow Ink on to it to create some subtle colour. I then stamped the plane image from the main stamp set above, with Intense Black Ink. I also made a mask for the banner part by stamping it on to mask paper. I fussy cut the mask out with scissors and placed this over the image on the card. 

Hello There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the little cloud image from the main stamp set and stamped this three times, using Soft Sky Shadow Ink. I then removed the mask. I coloured the banner part using red Copic Markers and then stamped the 'hello there' sentiment from the main stamp set. The sentiment is curved already so it is ready to go. I did find that the stamped clouds were getting a bit lost, so I went over the lines with a blue colour pencil to help them pop.

Hello There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I die cut a Nesting Cloudy Infinity Die from Vellum and adhered this on to the card towards the bottom (so the adhesive would not be seen) and cut the excess off from the side. I took a white cardstock panel and using another Nesting Cloudy Infinity Die, I partially die-cut in to the panel to create the top cloud border. This panel was added to the card 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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, July 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win! 

Good luck!





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100 Responses

Robin Sobliros
Robin Sobliros

July 01, 2018

Makes me intrigued to see what’s on the inside

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

July 01, 2018

Such a cute card. I love vellum clouds.

Gail
Gail

July 01, 2018

Wow! I’ve become obsessive about Hero Arts! Best part, is how much I’ve learned about layering, etc. Love!!

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

July 01, 2018

Simple & quick card that would be great for a guy.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

July 01, 2018

Only by seeing the airplain on this card the ideas with it are popping up in my brain. If this little gorgoues stamp already does this, what would the whole kit do with me….
Thanks Michelle for your gorgeous example!

Dianne
Dianne

July 01, 2018

I love creepy clowns, lol! What a fun kit! Can do “lots” with it!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

July 01, 2018

Fun idea. Love all of the clouds. Haven’t seen
a banner pulled by a ’plane in a long time.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

July 01, 2018

LOVE this simple and elegante card! Smart idea original using the vellum! Thanks!

Deborah
Deborah

July 01, 2018

CAS baby!

Jo Ann Usey
Jo Ann Usey

July 01, 2018

What an amazing clean and classy card. Love it!

Liz
Liz

July 01, 2018

So cute❤️❤️❤️

E R  Wade
E R Wade

July 01, 2018

Today’s card is fantastic – I thought I loved the pastels but the pure sophistication of the coloring & design of this is outstanding. It would invoke sweet memories of an older person.

vered
vered

July 01, 2018

i love your elegant card

Aline
Aline

July 01, 2018

Love the simplicity

Michele W
Michele W

July 01, 2018

Cute design with that little plane flying high above those puffy clouds. Thanks for sharing!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

July 01, 2018

Love the ideas for this kit!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

July 01, 2018

Love the vintage airplane. Fun card.

Felicia C
Felicia C

July 01, 2018

What a simple yet emotional designed card. The message stands out well and the clouds make you feel as if you are flying. Very well done!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

July 01, 2018

Love the plane with the banner!! I was at the beach and it’s always nice to seee airplane going by and having a banner.Great card and stamp set!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

July 01, 2018

Can’t wait!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

July 01, 2018

What a fabulously simple-looking card! I love it’s clean look!

Samantha Coleman
Samantha Coleman

July 01, 2018

Great card! It looks like it will be fun to play with.

Lynne
Lynne

July 01, 2018

I love all the different ways you executed the clouds!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

July 01, 2018

what a lovely card – so fun and creative:)

Helen
Helen

July 01, 2018

Love the illusion of flying above the clouds. Great card. tfs

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

July 01, 2018

What a great card. This kit has so many possibilities!

Lisa
Lisa

July 01, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card. I love how using different elements from one kit can give you so many different looks depending on how you use them!

Sue R
Sue R

July 01, 2018

Very open and pretty!

Marilyn
Marilyn

July 01, 2018

How simple this card is but with impact! Great idea.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

July 01, 2018

This is such a cute card design! Looking forward to this new kit!

kReN@afourthlife
kReN@afourthlife

July 01, 2018

Lovely CAS!

BarbaraW
BarbaraW

July 01, 2018

Love the simplicity of this one. Very nice!

kt fit kitty
kt fit kitty

July 01, 2018

Fun card! This kit looks like fun!

Ana A
Ana A

July 01, 2018

Such a wonderful card! I love the simplicity of the design:)

Nicole
Nicole

July 01, 2018

Gorgeous, I can almost feel the breeze it’s so light and airy.

Heidi
Heidi

July 01, 2018

Great kit this month. Beautiful card.

Tani K
Tani K

July 01, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card. It can be used for so many occasions.

Theresa P
Theresa P

July 01, 2018

Great use of the dies and stamps. Love the plane and banner stamps on your fantastic CAS design.

Robin P
Robin P

July 01, 2018

What a fun card. Looks like this is a fun kit.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

July 01, 2018

Such an awesome card. Love it’s simplicity.
Thanks for sharing….

Sue D
Sue D

July 01, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card design.

Marcee Rodgers
Marcee Rodgers

July 01, 2018

I love how soft and airy this is with the pop of red! Just beautiful.

Luci Manos
Luci Manos

July 01, 2018

Awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ruth Davis
Ruth Davis

July 01, 2018

simple but effective love the idea

Lise Mariann
Lise Mariann

July 01, 2018

What a cute scene. Love that plane. 😍

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

July 01, 2018

What a unique use of the kit. It’s a great idea for those hard to make masculine cards. I can’t wait to see the entire kit and add-ons.

Sherrie
Sherrie

July 01, 2018

Such a cute card and super cute idea. Can’t wait for my kit!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

July 01, 2018

Wow ! What an awesome CAS card design !

Em
Em

July 01, 2018

I am so loving all these images.

Susan Weigner
Susan Weigner

July 01, 2018

Nice soft clouds for airplane to fly banner !

Catheryne
Catheryne

July 01, 2018

Those little clouds will be so much fun..just what I need for my stash :). Love the clean and simple look of the card :).

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

July 01, 2018

Oh I love the little airplane. How fun is that?

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

July 01, 2018

Great clean and simple card. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.

Karen
Karen

July 01, 2018

A fun card and an easy card to make. Perfect to have on hand. Thanks for sharing

Karen
Karen

July 01, 2018

A fun card and an easy card to make. Perfect to have on hand. Thanks for sharing

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

July 01, 2018

So cute. Can’t wait to see it all!

Kristin
Kristin

July 01, 2018

So clean & simple but important impactful card
I love it

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

July 01, 2018

Wow, what a great card!! Simple but very impactful!! Can’t wait to see the full kit! Thanks for sharing!

Ramya
Ramya

July 01, 2018

Wonderful cas card and a nice idea to use vellum! Thanks for sharing this technique.

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

July 01, 2018

That airplane is so cute! Very sweet card, Michelle.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

July 01, 2018

Love the soft look of this card.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

July 01, 2018

This is such a cute card with the airplane!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

July 01, 2018

I like the simplicity of this card. Can be used with many different sayings and greetings .

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

July 01, 2018

That’s a great quick and easy card. It would be neat to make it a trifold and open the cloud layers to see a message. Lots of possibilities with this kit!

Maribel Monsalve
Maribel Monsalve

July 01, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card. Can’t wait to see more of the kit.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

July 01, 2018

Cute design and
stamp! Great
background.
Carla from Utah

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

July 01, 2018

I love the plane and banner lots of fun ideas for that.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

July 01, 2018

Love this one!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

July 01, 2018

So creative and clever! I do like the message behind the airplane!

Celeste C
Celeste C

July 01, 2018

This card reminds me of s story I used to read to my daughter when she was younger about a little mail plane who had to brave flying over Mount Aconcagua to deliver the mail. Thanks for bringing back a happy memory! That’s why we create: to spread happiness!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

July 01, 2018

Very cute!

christy
christy

July 01, 2018

Love it!!

nancy
nancy

July 01, 2018

Sweet, simple and perfect for guys! Can’t wait to see the whole kit on Monday.

Toni L
Toni L

July 01, 2018

That little plane is sweet—said if I ever married I would fly one around town announcing it with just such a plane and banner!

Connie
Connie

July 01, 2018

Loving the kits that celebrate summer!! Lots of fun memories with this kit! Love it!

Avril
Avril

July 01, 2018

looking forward to seeing the kit.

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

July 01, 2018

Great card! Loving the red banner. I am so going to use the idea of using colored pencil around the clouds to make them stand out better. Thanks!

Jackie S
Jackie S

July 01, 2018

Lovely card and thanks for showing alternate sentiment cards.. Great idea.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

July 01, 2018

This is such a clever card front! I love how the clouds just float onto the card. The red banner behind the plane is just perfect!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

July 01, 2018

So cute! Lovely card.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

July 01, 2018

Oh, wow – this is beautiful, Michele! Can’t wait to see more!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

July 01, 2018

Great Idea. Love the look and dimension of this card and the clouds make. Simple bu on point.

Margaret
Margaret

July 01, 2018

Such a cute card! That cheery little plane and banner could carry all sorts of messages!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

July 01, 2018

Great card, love the clean and simple look with the hello there sentiment from the plane is too cute.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

July 01, 2018

Super cute card!

Kathy A
Kathy A

July 01, 2018

High above the clouds. Could use some sun. So nice flying above the clouds and the sun is there above it all 😀

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

July 01, 2018

The biplane pulling the banner is adorable! I enjoy seeing the My Monthly Hero kit inspirations each month from the talented design team.
Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

July 01, 2018

Love the plane, such a nice simple card.

justMarie
justMarie

July 01, 2018

What a wonderful card!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

July 01, 2018

So simple and so perfect!

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

July 01, 2018

Love what I see of the new kit. Keep up the good work, hero arts!
Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

July 01, 2018

Like your clouds and message!

Bo Chin
Bo Chin

July 01, 2018

quintessential carnival/beach!

Daniel L West
Daniel L West

July 01, 2018

Woooohooooooooo!! Another great card from another excellent card kit!

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

July 01, 2018

Flying high above the clouds. Cute card.

Francine
Francine

July 01, 2018

What a nice Clean And Simple card. Love how you used the clouds nesting dies! Fun idea.

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

July 01, 2018

Great card. Reminds me of the advertisements behind the plane at the seashore.

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

July 01, 2018

What a cute idea!

Leonie Haines
Leonie Haines

July 01, 2018

Love the simplicity of this vatd

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

July 01, 2018

I love the plane flying through the sky! So cute! Can’t wait to see the kit :)