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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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77 Responses

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.