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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

Jun 30, 2019 Ilina Crouse

Hiya friends! We are continuing the countdown to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is tomorrow, Monday, July 1 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. This is the final countdown post before Monday's launch. Now let's join Ilina for another look at this lake day kit!

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed all the sneak peeks from the July kit so far. I have a final one for you before the launch tomorrow. I love this kit as it reminds me of home and my summer vacations at the Lake Ohrid. This card was actually inspired by one of the sunsets there. 

To make the card I started by stamping the mountains using Blue Hawaii Reactive ink. The second layer was stamped with Sea Salt Reactive ink. I die cut using the coordinating die that comes in the kit and trimmed the bottom. (The die cuts only the top, so it gives you more possibilities for creating your card.)

Cut a panel of Dove White cardstock measuring 3 3/4" x 5", mask about half way and create an ink blended background using the following inks:

top: Berry Smoothie, Grape Slush and Thistle Reactive inks

bottom: Deep Ocean ink and Blue Hawaii, Grape Slush and Berry Smoothie Reactive inks. 

Once dry, splatter some Sea Salt Reactive ink and White Iridescent Shimmer Spray on the top portion.

Stamp the sentiment using Clear Embossing & Watermark ink and emboss in white.

Next, stamp the board walk using Soft Brown and Ombre Soft Brown to Cup O' Joe inks, and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere it and the mountains to the panel.

Using fun foam adhere to top folding white note card.

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!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have an amazing day! 

177 Responses

Sladjana Perisic

Sladjana Perisic

July 04, 2019

Oh my, it’s so hard to pick one favorite card from all of these stunning cards!

Diane Zalusky

Diane Zalusky

July 03, 2019

Love the bold colours. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissy E

Chrissy E

July 01, 2019

Ilina, I just love that background! The perfect summery scene!!!

Heidi Riordan

Heidi Riordan

July 01, 2019

What a gorgeous card. Love the colors! I’m new to Hero Arts and can’t wait to dive into this.

Sherri Cooley

Sherri Cooley

July 01, 2019

What a pretty scene!

Mary Fleer

Mary Fleer

July 01, 2019

Love the unique color combinations for the background.
the color layering stamps are great.

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

July 01, 2019

Awesome bright colors for this lovely scene!!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

July 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the scene you created. Great release.
Thanks so much for sharing…

Linda Kuhn

Linda Kuhn

July 01, 2019

Another beautiful combination of colors! Love the reactive inks and the sentiment you used.
So eager to get this kit!

Andrea Shell

Andrea Shell

July 01, 2019

I love the colors you chose and the scene you created! Beautiful card!

Tess Redel

Tess Redel

July 01, 2019

The colors in this card are stunning! I love all the blending. Beautiful work.

Louise

Louise

July 01, 2019

Love it. So beautiful 😍

Jessica Haines

Jessica Haines

July 01, 2019

I love this set.

Anne

Anne

July 01, 2019

Thanks for making the beautifully dyed card
The restive inks are perfect for the scene

Sandra Krouse

Sandra Krouse

July 01, 2019

I NEED this kit!
This is an absolutely gorgeous kit and I haven’t even seen it.

Nikki S

Nikki S

July 01, 2019

Ooooooo image if mountains were really that’s blue. So cool. Thanks for sharing

Jenny Kihlberg

Jenny Kihlberg

July 01, 2019

Wow! Love the purple sky! What vibrant colours. Can’t wait for this kit

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

July 01, 2019

I love the vibrant colours. Such an awesome kit!

Twylia

Twylia

July 01, 2019

Ilina your use of colors is just beautiful. And that scene does make for a beautiful happy place to look forward to going to. Thanks for your inspiriation.

Josline

Josline

July 01, 2019

It’s great to send lovely greetings from happy place!

Margery C

Margery C

July 01, 2019

Colorful card. Love the purples and blue tones.

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

July 01, 2019

The colors are very relaxing and go beautiful together. 🗻

Janet

Janet

July 01, 2019

Another lovely card.
My happy place is playing with my stamps and ink!

K. Eley

K. Eley

July 01, 2019

Absolutely stunning colors!! I’m thinking this kit is going to be a quick sell out, it is so amazing!

M.-C. Grantz

M.-C. Grantz

July 01, 2019

Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Kimberly T.

Kimberly T.

July 01, 2019

I love the colors of the card. Excited to see the kit!

Juana Vega

Juana Vega

July 01, 2019

Love the colors in this card, the blue and pink give an idea of a warm evening in the lake. So happy there is a kit to finish all my camp scrapbooking.

Anirudh Kashyap

Anirudh Kashyap

July 01, 2019

What a great background that is and a beautiful card. So amazing!

Dominic Paul Imperiale

Dominic Paul Imperiale

July 01, 2019

Beautiful Ilina. I love the colors in this one.

Judy

Judy

July 01, 2019

Lovely design and color palette!

Susan Petersen

Susan Petersen

July 01, 2019

Fun color combination.

Susan Petersen

Susan Petersen

July 01, 2019

Fun color combination.

Amy Lombardo

Amy Lombardo

July 01, 2019

Ilina, your card is beautiful! I love the colors

Pamela McGillin

Pamela McGillin

July 01, 2019

Can’t wait to see the whole kit tomorrow.

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

July 01, 2019

I love that pink sky with the blue mountains; it almost looks alien. I wouldn’t have thought of this, so I really appreciate this example!

Nanette Leiker

Nanette Leiker

July 01, 2019

I loved the colors you used for the sky and the water! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

July 01, 2019

Oooh, gorgeous colours!

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

July 01, 2019

WOW, this looks like Alaska. Such gorgeous colors.

Linda Clark

Linda Clark

July 01, 2019

I haven’t tried the reactive inks yet, but they look beautiful on your card. Love the colors!

Flo

Flo

July 01, 2019

Your card is very pretty. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

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!!

Erika Rusch

Erika Rusch

June 30, 2019

I love the colors on this card.

Beth Merrill

Beth Merrill

June 30, 2019

Purple mountain majesty!

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

June 30, 2019

Love the dock to the water. This is a realistic
scene maker. Great release.
thanks for sharing
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Frances

Frances

June 30, 2019

The reactive inks are gorgeous. I can’t wait to what all comes in this months kit.

Terrie D.

Terrie D.

June 30, 2019

This is so gorgeous! I love the colors you used and your ink blended sky is wonderful. :)

Kimberly Ostgard

Kimberly Ostgard

June 30, 2019

Love your card this kit looks like it is going to be awesome.

Gina McCarty

Gina McCarty

June 30, 2019

Great card! Love the color combination you used.

Andrea B

Andrea B

June 30, 2019

This is an amazing card! I’m so excited to see the whole kit!

SandyK

SandyK

June 30, 2019

Ilina, this is beautiful! I grew up in California, and the mountains in your card bring back so many great memories.

Laura

Laura

June 30, 2019

Nice card.

Bertha

Bertha

June 30, 2019

The purples and blues work well together on this card. Lovely!!

Yolanda F

Yolanda F

June 30, 2019

What a perfect night sky. It makes me want to be on vacation.

megan andrews

megan andrews

June 30, 2019

This is so vibrant!

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

June 30, 2019

That’s great! I would not have thought of that color combination, but it works! Very peaceful.

Laura Staley

Laura Staley

June 30, 2019

Love the way you blended the sky and used reactive ink! With the mountains colored in blue and outlined in white, the card has the look of a winter scene! Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Marianna

Marianna

June 30, 2019

Love your colorful card! Looks like a fantastic kit!

Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

June 30, 2019

Beautiful lake scene, Ilina. Love the sky!

KerrynM

KerrynM

June 30, 2019

Love the card. Colors are pretty

Lee Owens

Lee Owens

June 30, 2019

Beautiful color selection , can’t wait to see if all

Sandra Shaw

Sandra Shaw

June 30, 2019

So beautiful and just so relaxing …

Nicole Becker

Nicole Becker

June 30, 2019

That sky is amazingly beautiful. Love the use of the reactive ink.

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

June 30, 2019

So lovely and
awesome inking!
Carla from Utah

Leigh Gardner

Leigh Gardner

June 30, 2019

Love the contrast of colors – beautiful

karenajo

karenajo

June 30, 2019

Love the blue mountains and the pretty scene you created. The sentiment is great too! Thanks for sharing – looking forward to the full release!

Victoria

Victoria

June 30, 2019

Wow love the colors!! This kit looks awesome!

Erica Loscalzo

Erica Loscalzo

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card

Carole Renneker

Carole Renneker

June 30, 2019

Gorgeous colors. I’m really looking forward to seeing the whole kit tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

michellaneous.nyc

michellaneous.nyc

June 30, 2019

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better – these sneak peeks have been great!

Diane Bakehouse

Diane Bakehouse

June 30, 2019

Really love the colours on this card. You can have so many different looks with the same products. I know I will love this kit. I can’t wait to play with it.

lee

lee

June 30, 2019

What a stunning card!

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

June 30, 2019

I love the colors you used. This looks like a great kit.

Brande Kate Wester

Brande Kate Wester

June 30, 2019

Love it! Can’t wait for the
New
Box!

Vikki H

Vikki H

June 30, 2019

Beautiful ink blending of your water scene! Thanks for the tips on its design.

Stef Perry

Stef Perry

June 30, 2019

The kit looks amazing! I love the outdoor scenes the DT has been creating!

Diane Loughrey

Diane Loughrey

June 30, 2019

This kit has lured me in hook, line and sinker. Every card has been stunming.

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

June 30, 2019

A CAS card with bright and beautiful colors.

Madeline Trainor

Madeline Trainor

June 30, 2019

Wonderful kit. Take me to the lake!

Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee

June 30, 2019

So nice!

Tanya Boser

Tanya Boser

June 30, 2019

Lovely! So peaceful, so perfect. I am really excited about this kit!

Donna Kay

Donna Kay

June 30, 2019

Nice card

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

June 30, 2019

Love the subtle pink reflection of the night sky in the water! A serene and lovely place on the pier for a nice glass if wine. I’m so excited to see the full reveal tomorrow!

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

June 30, 2019

The sentiment on this card is great! Love the saying as well as how perfectly the embossed white shows it off AND draws attention back to the lovely images.

Jennifer McDougall

Jennifer McDougall

June 30, 2019

The jewel tones in this card are beautiful! I’m excited to see what’s in the July kit.

Anne-Laure B

Anne-Laure B

June 30, 2019

I love that you chose other colors to create this magical landscape. It’s very original. Nice card ! :)

Evan F

Evan F

June 30, 2019

This kit is great.

Nancy McCabe

Nancy McCabe

June 30, 2019

The color scheme and stamps pair beautifully, can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Bonnie King

Bonnie King

June 30, 2019

Wow – love these colors and that scene! What a great kit. Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Diane Fuller

Diane Fuller

June 30, 2019

Am always anxiously awaiting Hero Arts monthly kit, they are always so creative. Thank you!!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

June 30, 2019

beautiful card! the ink blending is absolutely gorgeous!

Tracy

Tracy

June 30, 2019

Great use of the sea salt reactive ink! Love your card. Looking forward to the kit release!

Jackie S

Jackie S

June 30, 2019

Can’t wait to see the full kit tomorrow!

Dgolly

Dgolly

June 30, 2019

Wonderful colors. Look lovely in this lake scene. Thanks for sharing.

Dgolly

Dgolly

June 30, 2019

Wonderful colors. Look lovely in this lake scene. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn

Dawn

June 30, 2019

This kit will be so versatile. I can’t wait!

Peggy

Peggy

June 30, 2019

This kit looks great. Would love to win it. Can’t buy it this time.

hwgang

hwgang

June 30, 2019

An unusual colorway gives a whole, new feel to this kit. Nice job!

NWFlamingo

NWFlamingo

June 30, 2019

Loving that sunset. Purple/pink ones are always so spectacular. Makes a nice card too!

Ellen Gilliam

Ellen Gilliam

June 30, 2019

An interesting use of the reactive inks. Haven’t tried them yet but would love to.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

June 30, 2019

Lovely colors, and the boardwalk die is awesome.

Debbie Siddle

Debbie Siddle

June 30, 2019

Love the pink dusk sky x

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Awesome colors.

joni52

joni52

June 30, 2019

Perfect summer kit. Love the scene, can’t wait to play with this one.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Great stamps and cards.

Catherine

Catherine

June 30, 2019

Beautiful use of color. Love how the elements of the kit can be used to create so many different types of card designs.

LaNell

LaNell

June 30, 2019

Beautiful colors and design.

Tonya Byrd

Tonya Byrd

June 30, 2019

Beautiful colors on this card! I’m ready to start creating thanks to all the inspiration this weekend!

Susan Beane

Susan Beane

June 30, 2019

Lovely scene. Can’t wait to see the release tomorrow!

Olga V

Olga V

June 30, 2019

Oh, I love the colours! Great card! I should try the reactive inks, they look fun!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card! Such bold, bright beautiful colors Ilina! So excited for the full release tomorrow—it looks like this kit offers do many possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

Jen Oestreich

Jen Oestreich

June 30, 2019

I’m a lake girl from WI and can’t wait to see this kit!

Miriam Prantner

Miriam Prantner

June 30, 2019

Wonderful scene and color combinations!

Randy Nguyen

Randy Nguyen

June 30, 2019

The color combination is just so gorgeous! I am extremely excited for this kit

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

You always rock it, Ilina. Awesome card!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

June 30, 2019

Fabulous colors. So vibrant and beautiful. Awesome!

Kirsty

Kirsty

June 30, 2019

I want it all!! Very colorful and fun card!

Margie

Margie

June 30, 2019

Love all the ways you can make different scenes with this kit…great card

Marianne

Marianne

June 30, 2019

Wow, those colours look amazing!

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

June 30, 2019

This months senic elements are so pretty and your card turned out beautiful!

LBSue

LBSue

June 30, 2019

Beautifully simple look! I love the colors and the texture in the sky.

Francine

Francine

June 30, 2019

Always look forward to seeing the new Monthly Kit! Excited to see the full kit! Hurry July 1.

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

June 30, 2019

Great card! Thanks for sharing another look of this wonderful kit with us!!

Lynn C

Lynn C

June 30, 2019

Another color combination. Nice card. A lot of choices for this set n

Toni F

Toni F

June 30, 2019

“For purple mountains majesty”. Beautiful card. Pick me, pick me, please.

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

June 30, 2019

Wowza, that’s gorgeous!

Teresa Davis

Teresa Davis

June 30, 2019

Wow, that is a beautiful sunset! Lovin’ this set, big time.

Shirley Wallen

Shirley Wallen

June 30, 2019

I like that the samples include a day time, sunset, and evening one with the dock in it.

Leslie F

Leslie F

June 30, 2019

I cant wait to see the reveal tomorrow. All the cards have been beautiful, fun and perfect for many different occassions

Amy Wazwaz

Amy Wazwaz

June 30, 2019

This looks to be another amazing kit.

Sherri Lang

Sherri Lang

June 30, 2019

This card just makes me happy. Love the colors, love the effect. Excellent job!

Dori

Dori

June 30, 2019

Beautiful Ilena! I keep coming back to the blog to look at the sneak peaks and was pleasantly surprised to see yours! I am so looking forward to this kit! How did you do the details in the lake? Thanks!

Julia D.

Julia D.

June 30, 2019

Love your card! The sky is beautiful. Can’t wait until tomorrow when we get to see the whole kit and the extras! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Shirley Wallen

Shirley Wallen

June 30, 2019

I love these cards! I’m anxious to find out what comes with the kit and what is extras.

Judy

Judy

June 30, 2019

Love the colors

Golda

Golda

June 30, 2019

The colors you used in this are gorgeous!

Kailash

Kailash

June 30, 2019

Fabulous colors, great night scene!

Marie

Marie

June 30, 2019

Wonderful color combination!

Michele W

Michele W

June 30, 2019

Beautiful use of color. Really looks like a happy place. Thanks for sharing!

Jane A McBee

Jane A McBee

June 30, 2019

I love what you did choosing a night scene. Beautiful color scheme.

Caroline

Caroline

June 30, 2019

Great colors — great card — great kit. Thank you!

Janna Doyscher

Janna Doyscher

June 30, 2019

This is a gorgeous card! Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

June 30, 2019

Beautiful colors! That pier is great!

Michele

Michele

June 30, 2019

I love this kit!!!

Cheyenne Oliva

Cheyenne Oliva

June 30, 2019

Oh wow! Wow wow wow!!

Susanbcards

Susanbcards

June 30, 2019

I love your color choices, so dreamy against the beautiful mountains!

marjorie J travers

marjorie J travers

June 30, 2019

so relaxing

Anne Rifat

Anne Rifat

June 30, 2019

Love the use of colors here. A serene feeling is expressed.

Eva

Eva

June 30, 2019

Amazing! I didn‘t think of this colour combination so far – thanks for sharing!!

Iggy

Iggy

June 30, 2019

It just gets better and better.

Maria C F

Maria C F

June 30, 2019

You have the most talented artists creating this week.

Kylie R Z

Kylie R Z

June 30, 2019

Love this card!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

June 30, 2019

The purple, blue and pink combo is so beautiful!

Janet

Janet

June 30, 2019

These colors are amazing! I’m so excited to get my first kit as a member!

Vizma S

Vizma S

June 30, 2019

Very eye catching. Love the color. This kit will be awesome to use.

Rachel W

Rachel W

June 30, 2019

Nice card, bold colors. Thank for the design idea.

Joseph Bickerton

Joseph Bickerton

June 30, 2019

Beautiful evening scene. I can imagine sitting by the lake looking up at star filled sky.

Anna Dowdy

Anna Dowdy

June 30, 2019

Beautiful card awesome set

Melanie

Melanie

June 30, 2019

Love the unusual color choices for this scene.

Nessy 44

Nessy 44

June 30, 2019

This beautiful card is a great reminder for me to remember I can use nightime colors, as well as Andy Warhol coloring.

Leslie Birdsall

Leslie Birdsall

June 30, 2019

I love the use of bright colors on this card! Beautiful and different than the norm.

Stephanie Z

Stephanie Z

June 30, 2019

Lovely scene on your card :)

Jenny K.

Jenny K.

June 30, 2019

I am SO excited for tomorrow!!!

Michelle Peckham

Michelle Peckham

June 30, 2019

The names of the ink colors you used are just as wonderful as this card! What a gorgeous lake scene!

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

June 30, 2019

OMG…BEAUTIFUL!!! Stunning use of the kit…I’m adding all those inks into my cart!! Thank you!!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

June 30, 2019

Awesome color combo for this pretty scene!

Lorrie

Lorrie

June 30, 2019

Love this

Betty Valento

Betty Valento

June 30, 2019

Love the colors you chose!

Beulah Bee

Beulah Bee

June 30, 2019

That’s a berry pretty sunset behind the mountains near a lake greeting card—who doesn’t love that kind of happy place!?

Bessie Phillips

Bessie Phillips

June 30, 2019

Oh, I wish I had this kit! This is exactly what I think of for a masculine card. This is my 45th wedding anniversary and this card brings some many fun memories and really takes me to a happy place and time. The colors and blending enhance the beauty of the card kit. Congratulations to the creator and a special congratulations to Hero Arts 45th anniversary!

Carol Saunders

Carol Saunders

June 30, 2019

Such a stunning scene! I simply love the beautiful sky that Ilina created. So serene!

Anita Ritchie

Anita Ritchie

June 30, 2019

Loving these scenes created by these stamps.

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

June 30, 2019

Wonderful ink blended background with this new kit!

Debie Rumpza

Debie Rumpza

June 30, 2019

What a beautiful peaceful scene. I love your sky.

Sue Manning

Sue Manning

June 30, 2019

Very striking colors!
I can’t wait to see the whole kit.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Sue Manning

Kathy Davis

Kathy Davis

June 30, 2019

I can’t wait to receive this kit so I can share my happy with others who also have shared my happy place. A card like this will certainly put smiles on many faces. I just love all the different things you can do with this kit.

Renee Heib

Renee Heib

June 30, 2019

Such a pretty card

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

June 30, 2019

Such a beautifully serene sunset! Looking forward to playing with this kit.

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