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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse July 12, 2020 200 Comments

It's time for another countdown peek! The July My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, July 13 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina for some fabulous inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hi everyone! Ilina here. If you are like me you are head over heels for this kit!!! It is AMAZING! 

To make the card start by stamping the ocean floor HeroScapes using the following Reactive inks: Pool Party, Blue Hawaii and Key Lime Fizz on Dove White cardstock. Die cut using the coordinating die that comes in the kit and trim down to 4" wide. 

Set aside. Using the ruins die from the kit, die cut a piece of the sparkly blue paper that's also comes in the kit. Set it aside. 

Next we are going to create the background. Cut piece of Arctic cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4". Using an ink blending tool, apply Splash and Pool Party Reactive inks. Starting from the dark on top, lighter towards the middle.

To create the rays coming through the water use the Sun Background stencil and Sea Salt Reactive ink. To extend the rays use some post it notes to mask each section and extend it. Once the ink has dried completely stamp the sentiment using Embossing and Watermark ink and emboss in white. Assemble the elements and adhere to a top folding Dove 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 13, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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Catherine Allen-Doogan
Catherine Allen-Doogan

July 14, 2020

This is my favorite kit so far!

Adonya S.
Adonya S.

July 13, 2020

What a great idea for the rays! Thank you for sharing!

Charly
Charly

July 13, 2020

Love the colors on this card! Thank you for sharing. What a great kit.

Sandy
Sandy

July 13, 2020

Very clever using the rays for an underwater effect. Beautiful.

Jan Thomas
Jan Thomas

July 13, 2020

Love the colors and ty for sharing how you did the rays as they look realistic. Great card

Ann Wong
Ann Wong

July 13, 2020

Love the colors! Cool card and can’t wait till kit is available. Thanks for sharing.

Pattie Duffy
Pattie Duffy

July 13, 2020

LOVE this new kit!!! This has sooo many
Creative possibilities. Cards are beautiful.
I always love nautical scenes.
Thank you.

Mary Reiner
Mary Reiner

July 13, 2020

I love this ocean floor scene you created! Beautiful 💙

Diana King
Diana King

July 13, 2020

Those colors are so gorgeous together🥰 my favorite card of all.

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

July 12, 2020

Love the sparkle!

Anirudh
Anirudh

July 12, 2020

Glitter background and those sun rays adds to the beauty of the card. Really inspires to not mind being broke, lol!

terry zouzounis
terry zouzounis

July 12, 2020

Love the ocean floor sparkles!

KerrynM
KerrynM

July 12, 2020

Stunning card. Love the sparkle

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

July 12, 2020

I see this is a favorite scene amongst all of the designers. And your card is as beautiful as the others, but in its own right, and with your own twist. I love the way you added the sun’s rays breaking through the water. Great card!

Valerija
Valerija

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card. Love the scene you have created.
Valerija xx

Holly Flores
Holly Flores

July 12, 2020

This is so beautiful

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

July 12, 2020

Wow! Really enjoying all this Inspration!💞

Debby Green
Debby Green

July 12, 2020

Really like the sparkly paper and the Sun rays! Amazing card!

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

July 12, 2020

Love this set and the sparkly paper!

Patt H.
Patt H.

July 12, 2020

I love this magical sparkling underwater beauty!!

Robyn S
Robyn S

July 12, 2020

Love the sparkly card, gives it great dimension. Looking forward to the full reveal.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

July 12, 2020

So beautiful! Awesome colors!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

July 12, 2020

Love that blue sparkly paper! Can’t wait to use it.

Sue D
Sue D

July 12, 2020

Beautiful underwater scene. I like the sparkly blue paper and the rays.

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

July 12, 2020

I love the use of the sparkly paper. So excited to see what is in tbe kit!

Lynn Hardy
Lynn Hardy

July 12, 2020

I love Ilina’s magical looking card!

Elena F
Elena F

July 12, 2020

I love the illusion of gold the glitter paper gives.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

July 12, 2020

Great idea with the sparkly paper. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

July 12, 2020

Love the added sparkle!

Stephanie
Stephanie

July 12, 2020

Gorgeous little mermaid paradise!! Very nice!

Amy Reser
Amy Reser

July 12, 2020

The sparkly ruins is interesting. I’m glad we get to try it out.

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

July 12, 2020

Loving that sparkly blue paper, looks gorgeous with that die!

ROSA P
ROSA P

July 12, 2020

Oh my gosh. I love the sparkles in the background!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

July 12, 2020

This card is filled with enchantment!

Shannon
Shannon

July 12, 2020

I love all the sparkle and the sunray effect! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit! Thanks for sharing.

Andrea B
Andrea B

July 12, 2020

Gorgeous card – I love these colors, and the sparkly paper looks so cool! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

SueB
SueB

July 12, 2020

Lovely card. The colors are amazing.

tina z
tina z

July 12, 2020

amazing colours!

Teresa Ryan
Teresa Ryan

July 12, 2020

Love it! So beautiful. Can’t wait to use it in my projects :)

Daphni Ames
Daphni Ames

July 12, 2020

I love the rays of sunlight through the water!

Glenna
Glenna

July 12, 2020

Lovely, lovely!! Just beautiful ❤️ thanks.

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the sparkly cardstock!

Erika
Erika

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card! I love the sparkly blue paper – great addition to the background.

Beth White
Beth White

July 12, 2020

This card is so sparkly. I love the rays of light from above. Cute idea.

Art_of_albara
Art_of_albara

July 12, 2020

Fantastic card ! I love the sparkly blue paper and I’m so happy it will come with the kit ! And this is so clever to use the sun rays from the stencil to use it underwater. :)

K. Rock.
K. Rock.

July 12, 2020

I like the sun rays coming through the water in this card. Can’t wait for this release set.

Carolyn Potter
Carolyn Potter

July 12, 2020

That sparkle looks fantastic! Loving these underwater scenes. Thanks for sharing.

dori
dori

July 12, 2020

Super pretty, Ilina!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

July 12, 2020

Lovely, can’t wait to see the kit entire reveal!

Joni Morrill
Joni Morrill

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card. Wonderful kit!

Jade
Jade

July 12, 2020

That is the most amazing card!!! Incredible colors and sparkle. The sun or light rays are a nice touch.

Terrie
Terrie

July 12, 2020

Love the effect of the rays through the water! Beautiful card!

Kendra
Kendra

July 12, 2020

I really like the way the sparkly paper looks on your card. It adds such an amazing contrast to your scene!

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

July 12, 2020

I love this set! I love the underwater “Atlantis” theme. Your colors are just beautiful. So many wonderful ideas, and such a beautiful card!

Shawn Wenrich
Shawn Wenrich

July 12, 2020

I love how you added the rays coming down for a finishing touch, awesome card. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Golda
Golda

July 12, 2020

I love how you used the sparkly paper to create the ruins. It gives such a fun look to your card.

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

July 12, 2020

Very cool! All that glitters is not gold but this card special!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

July 12, 2020

I love the rays. Looks great.

Bev W
Bev W

July 12, 2020

Wow! What an amazing kit and gorgeous card. Love the sparkly effect and the sun rays in the water. 😍

Chris
Chris

July 12, 2020

The sparkly paper gives this card such depth! Pun intended:)

Susie
Susie

July 12, 2020

love these colors! Ocean colors are my fave

Dorothy A
Dorothy A

July 12, 2020

Wow! So lovely! The sparkly paper is enchanting, and the rest of the underwater scene is striking. The sunrays through the water is done so well!

Angie
Angie

July 12, 2020

So nice, like it very much.

JL
JL

July 12, 2020

This might be my fav card yet the ruins are awesome and the rays in the water is genius!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

July 12, 2020

Those sparky ruins really add the perfect pop to this fabulous card, Ilina – just love it!!

Queen Mary
Queen Mary

July 12, 2020

Ilona, I love how you’ve created the dappled light! It’s stunning! I’m going to try That! I also love your colors! TFS

NCDonna
NCDonna

July 12, 2020

It has sparkly paper too?!!! Can’t wait for the full reveal! Love your card!

Brenda
Brenda

July 12, 2020

This kit looks so amazing!!! I’m looking forward to using it with last July’s kit too.

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

July 12, 2020

The background image is beautiful cut out of the sparkly blue paper.

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

July 12, 2020

Lovely use of color and artistry!

Julie Gastelum
Julie Gastelum

July 12, 2020

Such pretty cards and inspiration. Love the sparkly paper.

Barbara Matthews
Barbara Matthews

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card. I like how it looks like rays of light coming down through the water. Thanks for sharing.

Michele W
Michele W

July 12, 2020

Great card! Love the use of sparkly paper for the ruins. Thanks for sharing!

Madeline Littman
Madeline Littman

July 12, 2020

Great card! I like how you made the background with the stencil! So realistic!

cecelia
cecelia

July 12, 2020

I have always like Hero Arts.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

July 12, 2020

Lovely card. I am looking forward to the full reveal.

Karen
Karen

July 12, 2020

Love it! I need to stock up on my bright blue inks.

Cindy Hanson
Cindy Hanson

July 12, 2020

I love how the treasure sparkles! Great kit!

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the colors. The sparkly paper is so pretty.

Geri S
Geri S

July 12, 2020

Another beautiful card! Can’t wait to see the rest of this underwater theme.

karenajo
karenajo

July 12, 2020

Love the ‘ruins’ cut from the sparkly blue paper – great idea and adds so much depth! Beautiful card – thanks for sharing!

Marianna
Marianna

July 12, 2020

Looks like another fabulous kit! Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

July 12, 2020

This is a great scene! Love how the sun filters down on the sparkled ruins!

Carolyn
Carolyn

July 12, 2020

Woe! This card gets taken into the exotic by a little glamour.

Lyndi
Lyndi

July 12, 2020

This kit is so amazing so far! I can’t wait till tomorrow to see the whole thing and the add ons! Beautiful, beautiful card. All of the cards made this time knocked my socks off.

Toni L
Toni L

July 12, 2020

Wow…that sparkly paper for the ruins is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

July 12, 2020

OK, watching all these underwater scenes I am ready to go deep sea diving. Brilliant kit Hero Arts!

Nicole S
Nicole S

July 12, 2020

Ohhhhh the sparkly blue paper! Pretty card, I like your sun rays too! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Nicole S
Nicole S

July 12, 2020

Ohhhhh the sparkly blue paper! Pretty card, I like your sun rays too! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Jodi W.
Jodi W.

July 12, 2020

Love the sparkly ruins, what a great touch. Can’t wait till tomorrow.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

July 12, 2020

Great underwater scene—I love the rays coming in from the top. Can’t wait to see the whole kit put together!!

SarahC
SarahC

July 12, 2020

Lovely card! I like everything having to do with water and Hero Arts has never disappointed. Kits are very inventive.

Margaret R
Margaret R

July 12, 2020

This is beautiful! I especially love the rays and that sparkly blue paper!

Claudia N
Claudia N

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card! Can’t wait to see the reveal of the kit!!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

July 12, 2020

These underwater cards make me think of the
titanic. Pretty card. thanks for sharing
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Adrienne Chung
Adrienne Chung

July 12, 2020

What a beautiful layout. Love the use of the sun stencil to bring light into the design and the sparkly paper makes the ruins glisten. Thank you for the hint as to what also comes with the kit (ooh, sparkly paper …)

Miriam
Miriam

July 12, 2020

What a fun kit! Love how Ilina used the sun stencil — brilliant!

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

July 12, 2020

Never heard of sea salt reactive ink before. Fascinating. It really works. Great idea and card xxx

Eva
Eva

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card and the rays are just a Perfect Addition!

Margery C
Margery C

July 12, 2020

Pretty card. Loved how you used the sparkly paper to make the ruins.