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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Janette Kausen June 29, 2019 326 Comments

Hiya friends! 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 one more day sharing inspiration before Monday's launch. Now let's join Janette for another look at this lake day kit!

We are well into summer here in Central California and our lakes are brimming from all the of rainfall and snowpack we've had this last winter. We live just off the main road, about 20 minutes below the local lake, which is quite reminiscent of this scene. In the early morning and early evening we often see fisherman headed up to the lake to take in moments just like I am sharing with today's card.
Almost everything needed to recreate this twilight scene is included in the July My Monthly Hero Kit. Previous kit subscribers likely have any additional items in their creative stashes!

Begin by blending the kit included Dusty Blue ink over a scant kit included Lapis blue A2 cardstock panel from the horizon line up to just peek above the mountains and horizon line down to just below the sentiment area for a subtle evening glow effect. (And that's right, friends - cardstock and inks are included in the kit this month!)

Use the same Dusty Blue cube to ink up only the upper edges of the mountains and stamp on Dove White cardstock. Soften bottom of inked area by dabbing with a paper towel to take away any harsh edges. Emboss snow caps in white and die cut image. Ink up trees with kit included Forest and Lime Green by utilizing a sharp edge of the pad creating vertical lines. Stamp one tree line image on Dove White and the other on kit included Meadow cardstock. Then die cut. Die cut dunes and then emboss with Sand embossing powder.

Adhere layers together and over horizon line on Lapis ink blended panel.

Stamp several cattails and the dock on Dove White cardstock with kit included Forest, Lime Green, Sand Stone and Cocoa inks. Die cut images. Dry fit images on panel for placement and then stamp fish, fisherman and buoy line in Cocoa ink. Use a black fine tip marker to connect fish to rod. Replace die cuts and adhere in place popping a few for dimension. Heat emboss sentiment. Adhere completed panel to folded card base to complete.

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 and we'll see you again soon!




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Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

July 03, 2019

What a great kit, and every fisherman’ Dream to land the big one.

IRENE PAGE
IRENE PAGE

July 02, 2019

This is a very evocative scene for my family and myself. I can envision being in this situation many, many times. Love the colors and every thing about this card.

Tanna LoHouse
Tanna LoHouse

July 01, 2019

Beautiful card!!!

Heidi Riordan
Heidi Riordan

July 01, 2019

Love the scene. Gorgeous sand embossing powder. Need this kit!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 01, 2019

Wonderful relaxing scene!!

Hege-Annie Simonsen
Hege-Annie Simonsen

July 01, 2019

I absolutely love this!
Fishing is fun and brings tranquility and closeness to nature.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

July 01, 2019

I’m so excited to find out we get new colors of ink! And all ones I don’t have. Love the card, adding the lines on the trees is a great idea!

Josline
Josline

July 01, 2019

Yea it’s really my birthday today, will be relaxing and enjoying the day , and awaiting for my first ordered HeroArt kit ☺️

Twylia
Twylia

July 01, 2019

Your card is great and really resonates with members of family who love to fish on lakes and are surrounded by beautiful scenery. I like the use of the sand embossing powder too! Can’t wait to give your design a try!

K. Eley
K. Eley

July 01, 2019

Janette, you never disappoint ;), beautiful card! Thanks for more info about what’s included.

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

July 01, 2019

Gorgeous! I love the perspective in this kit!

Dominic Paul Imperiale
Dominic Paul Imperiale

July 01, 2019

I love it, Janette. The ink colors really communicate the atmosphere.

Judy
Judy

July 01, 2019

Lovely card and I can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

July 01, 2019

I love color-layering stamps and can’t wait to see the full kit. These examples are amazing!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

July 01, 2019

I have a lot of memories going fishing with my dad in his boat. Yes they were magical to a ten year old, and now they seem even more so. Can’t wait to get these images 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!!

Claudia N
Claudia N

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card!.

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

June 30, 2019

The colors in the card just pop. I love the canoe, fisherman, fishing pole, fish and the faithful dog. I like how the dock was off-set to allow plenty of room for the canoe to be the focal point of the card. Can’t wait to get this kit!

Frances
Frances

June 30, 2019

I love all the masculine options with this kit. It will be great for many occasions. I can’t wait to receive mine.

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

June 30, 2019

I love all these mountain cards. Thank you for sharing.

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

June 30, 2019

Great card! Awesome technique for the trees. Such detail.

Laura
Laura

June 30, 2019

Really like the dog in the boat.

Andrea B
Andrea B

June 30, 2019

I love the tip to use the edge of an ink pad to apply ink to the tree image to create line. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

Bertha
Bertha

June 30, 2019

Beautiful scene. Love the added texture of the sand embossing powder on those dunes! Great kit.

Marianna
Marianna

June 30, 2019

Great masculine card! Appears this kit has something for everyone. I’m anxious to see the full reveal

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

June 30, 2019

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

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

June 30, 2019

I now some one love the fish card

Karen L K
Karen L K

June 30, 2019

Very nice! I like what I have seen of the kit so far.

lee
lee

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card!!

Vikki H
Vikki H

June 30, 2019

Awesome colors and staged scene!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

June 30, 2019

I need to make this for my Dad

Donna Kay
Donna Kay

June 30, 2019

Fishing at the lake! Love it

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

June 30, 2019

This is a wonderful masculine card; I always need more of them!

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

June 30, 2019

Oh ! Il so glad we got inks and cardstock in this kit with stamps and dies ! :)

Peggy
Peggy

June 30, 2019

Am reading posts backwards. Each card is better than last. So many ideas. I want to be fishing on the lake now

Lucy Morante
Lucy Morante

June 30, 2019

Beautiful cards as usual. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

hwgang
hwgang

June 30, 2019

So many images to love: The cattails! The mountains! The dock!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

awesome details

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Awesome card

Olga V
Olga V

June 30, 2019

What an awesome card!!!! Love the serenity of it, and it looks like the kit is going to be a big hit!!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 30, 2019

These multi-step scene building images have so much depth and I love them paired with the silhouettes!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Great card for Father’s Day.

Kirsty
Kirsty

June 30, 2019

One of my favorite!–awesome release!

Marianne
Marianne

June 30, 2019

Love the sense of depth that you have created on your card.

LBSue
LBSue

June 30, 2019

Putting the dock in the corner is very clever. This is a truly beautiful card – from the sky to the dock – it all works beautifully!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

June 30, 2019

Love the card! It seems like this kit has a ton of different possibilities.

Francine
Francine

June 30, 2019

Always look forward to seeing the new Monthly Kit!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 30, 2019

Wow. This kit looks great. So glad I have one coming.

Michele
Michele

June 30, 2019

Can’t wait for this kit!!! Love it!!!!!

Henriétte
Henriétte

June 30, 2019

Awesome card Janette, gorgeous scene. I love the beautiful mountains, trees and dunes you made. Thanks for the tip how to make those beautiful trees.
Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Anne Rifat
Anne Rifat

June 30, 2019

Oh my, oh my! This is a truly engaging design. Love the silhouettes.

marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

June 30, 2019

great guy card thankyou

Kylie R Z
Kylie R Z

June 30, 2019

Love this card.

Vizma S
Vizma S

June 30, 2019

What a beautiful card – love the texture of the sand embossing powder and the layering of the trees. This kit will be one of my favorites!

Melanie
Melanie

June 30, 2019

Gone fishin’! Love it.

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card

Nessy 44
Nessy 44

June 30, 2019

This kit has wonderfuly scenery-making stamps. I like how this card shows a fisherman and his dog with a hooked fish. That causes much “movement and flow”. I’m eagerly awaiting the time I can view the whole kit.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

June 30, 2019

Nice manly card :)

Kathy
Kathy

June 30, 2019

How did you know that today is my birthday? I would love to be the person in the canoe with my favorite dog. Such a pretty card. Can’t wait to get this kit!

Georgie
Georgie

June 30, 2019

Love how this kit includes ink pads too. I can’t wait. Your card is inspirational.

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

June 30, 2019

The children look like a they’re going to have great fun. Makes me want to join in!

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

June 30, 2019

Such a fabulous job! I feel like I’m ready to walk down the pier and do some fishing!

Carol Saunders
Carol Saunders

June 30, 2019

Fabulous elements for an amazing “guy” card. Every card maker needs this kit!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card, beautiful colors. I love that fisherman silhouette.

Renee  Heib
Renee Heib

June 30, 2019

Love this set!

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

June 30, 2019

I’m in love with this kit already! This looks like my kind of kit. I love the outdoors and being out on the water with both my two and four legged friends. Already have people in mind to make this card for.

Cyndee S
Cyndee S

June 30, 2019

I really love the scenery building stamps. I think this will be a very versatile set that can be combined with a lot of others. Can’t wait to see the kit!

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

June 30, 2019

You have peaked my curiosity. My fishermen would like this card.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

June 30, 2019

Love the scene. This kit does have perfect images for guy cards. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Judith Daley
Judith Daley

June 30, 2019

I just love this new kit and the cards are beautiful

Kimberly Ostgard
Kimberly Ostgard

June 30, 2019

Love your card excited to see this kit. Very relaxing view in your card.

Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Miller

June 30, 2019

This is the best since last year July. 😘. My brother lives in Colorado….. This is perfect. Cannot wait.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

June 30, 2019

Oh, this may be what I’m looking for. So hard to find inspiration and materials for masculine cards. Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

June 30, 2019

Fabulous card… love the cool scene you created!

Cindy Hanson
Cindy Hanson

June 30, 2019

Sooo gorgeous! I can’t wait for this one!

Ruth Manor
Ruth Manor

June 30, 2019

Love this scene. So serene and beautiful. Perfect for a man’s birthday card.

Sandy C
Sandy C

June 30, 2019

These are great images. Looking forward to this release.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

June 30, 2019

I love all the elements included in this kit! Cant wait to have some fun!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

June 30, 2019

Great man’s birthday card. Those can be some of the hardest ideas to come up with!

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

June 30, 2019

The detailing on the stamps in this kit is amazing! Makes for beautiful scenes!

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

June 30, 2019

Those ink colors included in the kit are awesome! I love the vibrancy of the ink and how it enhances your card design! I can’t wait to make a similar card for my brother, the fisherman.

Heather George
Heather George

June 30, 2019

I love the mountain ranges. They appear to be very versatile.

Maureen
Maureen

June 30, 2019

Love the card! Beautiful!!!!!!

Caren
Caren

June 30, 2019

Very nostalgic as I used to fish with my dad. Love your card 💕

Nikki S
Nikki S

June 30, 2019

I really like how these scene stamps are layered. It really adds depth to the card. Thanks for sharing

Teresa Davis
Teresa Davis

June 30, 2019

Wow, this looks like a beautiful kit! Definite must have on my list.

Randy Nguyen
Randy Nguyen

June 30, 2019

I always love Janette’s cards! I am so glad they have a fisherman included!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 30, 2019

This card is perfect for the active men in my family! Love the fisherman hooking his dinner with his loyal companion. I can’t wait to get my kit for this month!

Nicole Becker
Nicole Becker

June 30, 2019

Love how you snow capped the mountains! Beautiful card!

Virginia Lawton
Virginia Lawton

June 30, 2019

this is the perfect card for my husband! and while he is out there catching dinner I could just be relaxing on the dock.

Lindar C
Lindar C

June 30, 2019

What a great card for men, love the Sand embossing powder.

Karin W
Karin W

June 30, 2019

Wonderful lake scene!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

June 30, 2019

What a great scene! Love this kit. Thanks for a chance to win one. :D

VickiB
VickiB

June 30, 2019

Great fisherman scene

Carol E Wortman
Carol E Wortman

June 30, 2019

Brilliant, a masculine card with such beauty! Already know who will I will be making this one for! Beautiful, yet peaceful. Thanks for the card and for the opportunity to win. Sooo excited to win!

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

June 30, 2019

The silhouetted fishermen really makes the card memorable. Very pretty.

Teri S.
Teri S.

June 30, 2019

Wow Janette, this card is so perfect for so many men! The Dusty blue is gorgeous & to think it is included in the kit is a bonus. From the first sneak peek I knew this kit was one I’d really like to have as we are near the ocean & lakes on this beautiful island we live on. The kit looks so versatile which is important to me. Thanks for creating this fabulous card.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

June 30, 2019

This is a beauty and I Iove the details. Also I love that it’s a perfect masculine card!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

June 30, 2019

I love that sky line! Gorgeous mountains and silhouette!

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

June 30, 2019

Awesome card. I would have never thought of sand dunes. Too cool.

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