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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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61 Responses

Sherry
Sherry

July 01, 2018

I am so excited for this kit, it will be my first from Hero Art. From the sneak peeks I’ve seen, I can’t wait to start using it! Thanks for sharing…I love it.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

July 01, 2018

Cute card! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

July 01, 2018

I LOVE IT! GREAT kit, GREAT work!

Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce Mehrberg

July 01, 2018

What a fun card and great kit.

Dale
Dale

July 01, 2018

I think I’m going to love this kit. Adorable card.

Becs Attwood
Becs Attwood

July 01, 2018

What a great card. Another awesome kit this month.

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

July 01, 2018

Cute card.

Karen L K
Karen L K

July 01, 2018

Very nice that you did a whole different style of card to show the versatility of the set. I can’t wait to see the rest.

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

July 01, 2018

Simple yet beautiful card!!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

July 01, 2018

This is so cute and simple colored that I believe that anyone getting the kit can recreate this card thank you for showing us this.

Terri
Terri

July 01, 2018

What a nice card..I love how impactful simple cards can be. Great job!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

July 01, 2018

This is a fun card! Thanks for sharing how you made it!!

Brenda
Brenda

July 01, 2018

Your card is so sweet

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

July 01, 2018

So simple and beautiful. There are so many possibilities with this kit!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

July 01, 2018

Cute plane banner card!

Shawn Harcrow
Shawn Harcrow

July 01, 2018

Excitedly waiting for my first kit!!!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

July 01, 2018

Such a lovely, simple card.

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

July 01, 2018

Neat little plane!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

July 01, 2018

What a cute, simple card! Love that little airplane!!!

Eva N
Eva N

July 01, 2018

Cute card! It looks like this July kit has some nice summer images that can be used in many ways.

Karen H
Karen H

July 01, 2018

Simple,yet lovely card. The use of vellum and layering give this card that extra something.

Darlene
Darlene

July 01, 2018

Nice simple card that makes we want to see more. Thanks

Dgolly
Dgolly

July 01, 2018

Cute card, looking like an adorable kit.

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

July 01, 2018

Simple, but really great card. The airplane and message is so versatile.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

July 01, 2018

Loving the clean & simple “Hello” card.

Lindar C
Lindar C

July 01, 2018

Very nice CAS card.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

July 01, 2018

Simple but so cute card! Love the way you did the stamped clouds and also the vellum and cardstock! Looks like it’s going to be a fun kit!

Golda
Golda

July 01, 2018

Fun with the white cloud layered over the vellum cloud. That plane image seems to be a favorite part of the kit, too.

Ruth
Ruth

July 01, 2018

What a fabulously simple card. The extra blue on the clouds does make them pop more. Also little known fact is a relative of my husband used to fly these planes in the 1940s! xx

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

July 01, 2018

Thank you for sharing your card. I am looking forward to seeing the full release on Monday.

Helen
Helen

July 01, 2018

simple and sweet. I love how all the hero arts kits will work nicely with each other.

Rowena
Rowena

July 01, 2018

It’s a simple and elegant card that would be appropriate for several occasions. I love cards like this one because they’re easy to make.

Kristin
Kristin

July 01, 2018

Clean + simple = wonderful card. I love it.

Liz mca
Liz mca

July 01, 2018

Love that cute plane!

Kailash
Kailash

July 01, 2018

Simply gorgeous CAS design!

Dana M
Dana M

July 01, 2018

Wonderfully sweet and CAS card! Love the depth you achieved.

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

July 01, 2018

Looks like a fun kit.

Linda M
Linda M

July 01, 2018

So simple, so cute! So creative!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

July 01, 2018

This card is do simple I like be the red banner it pops off the card. It’s beautiful.

Sibylle
Sibylle

July 01, 2018

Very nice card. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

July 01, 2018

Love this simple but fun card!

Heather L DePasquale
Heather L DePasquale

July 01, 2018

So simple! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

July 01, 2018

A nice simple card.
I look forward to seeing more hints!

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

July 01, 2018

Aww so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

July 01, 2018

Wonderful greeting card to use for many reasons! Sometimes the best reason – is no reason! Love the clouds and can’t wait for the kit!

Barbara H
Barbara H

July 01, 2018

So simple, so nice!

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

July 01, 2018

Love the airplane towing the sign so many men I make cards for thanks for the wonderful card

Anirudh
Anirudh

July 01, 2018

Such a cute idea. Going to have the kit for sure

AniKas
AniKas

July 01, 2018

What a great card and pretty simple to try on!

Nina S
Nina S

July 01, 2018

Cute simple card. Sometimes clean and simple is the best way. :)

littlen
littlen

July 01, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card.

Laurie
Laurie

July 01, 2018

What a cute card!! I love it.

joyce willy
joyce willy

July 01, 2018

I really like your inventive card using the plane and banner. Wish I could look out my window right now and see the plane slowly floating by.

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

July 01, 2018

Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Margery C
Margery C

July 01, 2018

Nice simple card. Easy, fun and perfect when you need a quick card.

Kari M.
Kari M.

July 01, 2018

How I love the plane in this kit! Great card, Love it

Josmary
Josmary

July 01, 2018

Simple card but lovely. Can’t wait to see the kit.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

June 30, 2018

This is so cute. It reminds me of the beach and the planes flying over to advertise Joe’s Crab Shack or the Beach Surf Shop! :)

Cindy J
Cindy J

June 30, 2018

Need those cloud dies to go with my kit. This is a wonderful set. There is no better deal out there than the Hero Arts monthly kits.

Sherrie
Sherrie

June 30, 2018

Very simple but I love it!

DeniseP
DeniseP

June 30, 2018

Very nice cas card. Thanks for sharing!