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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse June 30, 2019 177 Comments

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! 





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100 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.