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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Emily Midgett June 30, 2019 296 Comments

It's time for our next countdown peek! The July My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, July 1 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Emily, who is sharing another look at this wonderful kit!

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you for another sneak peek of this month's fantastic My Monthly Hero kit! This month's theme is all things outside... swimming, fishing, camping, mountains, forests... In addition to the fun images of fishing and swimming, some beautifully serene images are included in this month's kit. I chose to focus on the tranquil dock setting and a silhouette of trees against a sunset for my project today. Let's get started on the details! 

I began by stamping the dock image on some white cardstock using Soft Brown and Wet Cement inks, going back a bit later and intensifying the details on the dock with a pencil. I die cut the dock image with the coordinating dock die. I also trimmed an A2 panel of white card stock, then cut a circle from the center using the Circle Infinity Dies. I used this and the dock die cut as a guide to determine placement of my tree silhouettes, which I stamped in Intense Black. I then masked off the bottom using Post-It notes and blended Orchid, Ultra Pink, Soft Apricot, and Butter Bar inks to create a blazing sunset behind the trees. 

Next, I covered the sunset that I'd just blended with the Post-Its and blended Pool beneath to create the lake, stamping the ripples using the same ink. I also stamped some cattails using more black ink on the bottom of the circle, as well as some cattails and grass using Moss ink. I also stamped the birthday greeting (included in the July kit!) in black towards the bottom of the white A2 panel. 

I layered the white circle die cut panel over the sunset panel using foam adhesive, finally adding the dock and greenery. Such a peaceful scene! 

Well, that's all for my project today. I hope you're enjoying the sneak peeks... this is a kit that you won't want to miss out on!! Now for some fun giveaway information!

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, July 1, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Heather
Heather

August 27, 2019

This set has sooo much potential. I would love it for scrapbooking family vacations to the lake and national parks. However they were sold out before I saw any part of it. Please consider making it available to be ordered individually. I would so love to have this. And can imagine many many uses. In the meantime I will stalk eBay and Amazon in hopes that I find something remotely similar

H Logan
H Logan

July 29, 2019

Amazing!

Kristine Harris
Kristine Harris

July 25, 2019

Your card is beautiful! GOOD JOB

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

July 03, 2019

Red sky at night, sailors delight. Great card, thanks for sharing.

Sharon Drennen
Sharon Drennen

July 02, 2019

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

Cynthia Finn
Cynthia Finn

July 01, 2019

So many awesome idea with this kit I love all the colors,dies, and stamps

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

July 01, 2019

I think I will get a lot of use out of this kit!

Yvette Williams
Yvette Williams

July 01, 2019

So much detail and work went into that lovely card.

Lissette A.
Lissette A.

July 01, 2019

What a lovely tranquil card! I love it and can’t wait for the kit to come out. Hero Arts have such beautiful versatile kits.

Della Cluff
Della Cluff

July 01, 2019

Love it!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 01, 2019

Wow! That’s a fantastic scene! I love the silhouette and the colors!

Mary Jane Grutzmacher
Mary Jane Grutzmacher

July 01, 2019

Reminds me of the days I spent with family at the lake—nostalgia gets you every time!

Robyn S
Robyn S

July 01, 2019

Love the sunset colours, enjoying the different elements that make up the cards. Looking forward to reveal day.

Felicia C
Felicia C

July 01, 2019

Just wonderful!

Jessica Haines
Jessica Haines

July 01, 2019

Your sky is so pretty. I’m liking this kit

Hege-Annie Simonsen
Hege-Annie Simonsen

July 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Sunsets like those are gold! We have the midnight sun at this time of year here in the northern part of Norway. Saw the midnight sun before I went to bed yesterday/today. It was so good with some sun, after days of rain. A couple of days ago it actually snowed here! I must only hope to win this awesome stamp kit! I love hiking!

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

July 01, 2019

Love this card! Beautiful scenery

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

July 01, 2019

Great kit! I just love the sunset. So vibrant!

Josline
Josline

July 01, 2019

The beautiful view of the card indeed brighten up my birthday day!

Twylia
Twylia

July 01, 2019

I really like the emphasis you made with the circle die cut. I always seem to forget how you can use your basic circle dies to achieve such a great result. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Look forward to getting my kit.

Margery C
Margery C

July 01, 2019

Super card. Love your color choices. Lovely day at the lake.

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns
Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

July 01, 2019

I love the 3D look, almost like a tunnel with the dock going through the card to the lake. 😍

K. Eley
K. Eley

July 01, 2019

Another stunning card!! So excited for this release especially after a day of playing on the lake today!!!!

M.-C. GRANTZ
M.-C. GRANTZ

July 01, 2019

Gorgeous!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

July 01, 2019

A beautiful card. Such a relaxing scene.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

July 01, 2019

Great card, the sunset colors complement the peaceful scenery with the dock and the trees in the horizon.
Love this kit already.

Dominic Paul Imperiale
Dominic Paul Imperiale

July 01, 2019

Great card Emily. That would make an awesome shaker card.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

July 01, 2019

Very cool card! I love the colors and how just a simple circle and scene can make a card. I am loving this kit!

Judy
Judy

July 01, 2019

Lovely design and peaceful scene!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

July 01, 2019

Emily, I love this card idea! Thank you for sharing!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

July 01, 2019

I really love the colors and composition of this card, and I’m really looking forward to playing with this kit! Wow!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

July 01, 2019

I loved your card! I recognize in my mind’s eye this scene. I had many happy memories of this area! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

July 01, 2019

This is such a beautiful scene. I love the sky…

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

July 01, 2019

I love the colors that you used for the sunset. Pretty card!

Flo
Flo

July 01, 2019

Great masculine card. I could see giving this to the men in my life.

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

July 01, 2019

Beautiful card!!!!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 30, 2019

It looks lovely and serene!

Er
Er

June 30, 2019

Beautiful ink blending on this card.

Frances
Frances

June 30, 2019

The ink blending in the background is like a picture from the sunset a few nights ago. Quite breathtaking. Fantastic job!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

June 30, 2019

This is going to be a fun kit to play with!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

June 30, 2019

I just love this card! Makes me want to hit the lake for a relaxing evening, sitting on the dock looking at the beautiful sunset. This kit is going to be so much fun to play with.

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

June 30, 2019

Great card! Love the sunset inside the die cut with the dock on the outside of the card.

Andrea B
Andrea B

June 30, 2019

This reminds me of summer vacations “Up North.” It’s perfect!

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

June 30, 2019

Wonderful colors, great subject, awesome card ideas.

Laura
Laura

June 30, 2019

Really like the colors you used.

Bertha
Bertha

June 30, 2019

This is a beautifully designed card. Love that serene blended sunset background!!

Yolanda F.
Yolanda F.

June 30, 2019

Each sneak peek gets better and better. This looks like a great kit.

Marianna
Marianna

June 30, 2019

Creative card! I love the depth and dimension.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

June 30, 2019

Love the beautiful, soft sunset and the way you did the trees as a silhouette. What a great way to use the elements in the kit!

KerrynM
KerrynM

June 30, 2019

Wow, wow, wow. Stunning card.

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

June 30, 2019

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

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

June 30, 2019

Great card

Leigh Gardner
Leigh Gardner

June 30, 2019

A relaxing sunset!

Diane Bakehouse
Diane Bakehouse

June 30, 2019

I want this kit to prepare all my summer birthday cards. All the ideas I’ve seen so far have been wonderful.Loving the outdoors theme.

lee
lee

June 30, 2019

Great release! I love that sunset!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

June 30, 2019

This is a beautiful card. I am looking forward to this kit.

Vikki H
Vikki H

June 30, 2019

Beautifully crafted with great details.

Brande Kate Wester
Brande Kate Wester

June 30, 2019

Very beautiful 😍. Can’t wait for the new box!!!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

June 30, 2019

This is a beautiful card with a perfect sunset near a lake or river. Looks great!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

June 30, 2019

❤️ this card! So beautiful

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

June 30, 2019

Wow, Emily! I can hear the frogs singing from here. Beautiful.

Donna Kay
Donna Kay

June 30, 2019

Just need this stamp kit

Jennifer McDougall
Jennifer McDougall

June 30, 2019

The tree line against the sky reminds me of my parents lot on Lake Sawyer. Lovely card design!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

June 30, 2019

I love the dimension in this card! Your color choices are wonderful too.

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

June 30, 2019

Really nice card and colors ! :)

Tracy
Tracy

June 30, 2019

Beautiful sunset! Love the tree line. I can’t wait for this kit to be released!

michellaneous.nyc
michellaneous.nyc

June 30, 2019

The background really makes the images pop. Can’t wait until tomorrow!

Dawn
Dawn

June 30, 2019

Great use of color on this card! This kit is amazing!

Anne
Anne

June 30, 2019

Unique and breathtaking! Yet by following the instructions, you make this look achievable!! Thank you!

hwgang
hwgang

June 30, 2019

I just love the graphic images in this kit. I can’t wait to create with it!

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

June 30, 2019

Great sunset x

Stacy Atchison
Stacy Atchison

June 30, 2019

What a beautiful card! This reminds me of my childhood summers spent at the lake! ❤️

Ellen Gilliam
Ellen Gilliam

June 30, 2019

This scene makes me want to get in the car and head to the lake!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

awesome details

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card!

LaNell
LaNell

June 30, 2019

So sweet. This will be a fun and expansive kit.

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

June 30, 2019

Love this card! Really delivers that out in nature camping experience!

Olga V
Olga V

June 30, 2019

Lovely scene, it looks like the new kit will make it a bit easier for card makers struggling with building scenes..:)

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 30, 2019

I love the inked sky and the mountains in black!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 30, 2019

Wow. What a great card.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Awesome card. So pretty. Makes me want to go sit on a pier.

Kirsty
Kirsty

June 30, 2019

Such amazing project! I want this!!!!

Marianne
Marianne

June 30, 2019

So pretty!

Marianne
Marianne

June 30, 2019

So pretty!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

June 30, 2019

Love, love love this card!

Francine
Francine

June 30, 2019

Always look forward to seeing the new Monthly Kit!

LBSue
LBSue

June 30, 2019

Beautiful! Love the colorful sunset!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

June 30, 2019

Wow, that’s just too pretty! Gorgeous sunrise/sunset.

Glenna
Glenna

June 30, 2019

I love the hints and hope I get to use them.

Judy
Judy

June 30, 2019

I like using the circle to frame the scene. Really nice card

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

June 30, 2019

What a gorgeous scene. Makes me want to sit on the end of the pier! Can’t wait for the kit!

Golda
Golda

June 30, 2019

This is beautiful!

Marie
Marie

June 30, 2019

Gorgeous sunset colors!

Janna Doyscher
Janna Doyscher

June 30, 2019

Love this card!!

Caroline
Caroline

June 30, 2019

What a beautiful card and what a great kit it’ll be. Thank you for sharing!

Michele
Michele

June 30, 2019

So many ways to use this kit!! Love it!!!!

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

June 30, 2019

Positively stunning, Emily!!! Wow.

Linda Kepler
Linda Kepler

June 30, 2019

Simply beautiful! Love the colors and everything about it . . .

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

June 30, 2019

Gorgeous background!

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