July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short July 11, 2020 251 Comments

Welcome back to the countdown to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is coming up on Monday, July 13 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Now let's dive in and join Michelle who is sharing another beautiful look at the kit!

Hello there, when I saw this kit, I fell in love with the coral reef/sea bed image. I love underwater scenes - the colours, the sea life, the light reflections - I find it all really magical! So I knew I wanted to use the reef layering stamps from the main kit, but wanted to keep the rest of my card pretty clean and simple. 

Oceans of Love by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by stamping the layered reef/sea bed image on to Dove White Cardstock. I found it easier to stamp the seeweed/sea plants layer first. For this, I used Green Apple Bold Ink. I stamped this layer using the MISTI and then using Fresh Lawn Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, I added a little to the bottom of the plants. I dabbed off the top to create a smoother image and then stamped it again. 

Oceans of Love by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I then stamped the most solid layer (the reef itself) using Soft Pool Shadow Ink. Finally, I stamped the the third layer which stamps the detail on the reef, as well as more sea plants and the fish. For this, I used Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then die cut the scene using the coordinating frame cuts in the kit. 

Oceans of Love by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took a top folding card base and blended Splash Reactive Ink on to the front, concentrating most of the colour towards the bottom of the card. I then stamped the dolphins from the stamp set on top using Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. The sentiment was stamped in the top left hand corner with Intens-ified Black Ink. The reef was adhered on top using foam tape. To finish off, I added detail to the sea plants, fish and dolphins with a little Copic Markers and added Clear Enamel Dots around the reef. 

*** 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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51 Responses

Rebecca White
Rebecca White

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card, I like the color combination.

Allie Fernandes
Allie Fernandes

July 11, 2020

Just lovely Michelle! Love your ‘gentle’ ink blending. I can actually feel the calm in your card. So looking for to my first underwater HA Kit!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

July 11, 2020

always love michelle’s clean and simple designs and this is no exception! absolutely gorgeous!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

July 11, 2020

Such a beautiful and serene scene. I love the soft blending, and the dolphins swimming side by side make your card scene look just like you said…magical.

CindyWB
CindyWB

July 11, 2020

Such a peaceful card. Nice job

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

July 11, 2020

Nice, clean card. I love the simplicity yet there is so much detail

Linda S.
Linda S.

July 11, 2020

I really like the contrast in ink intensities you have on your card; it really showcases the details on the stamps. Looking forward to seeing everything this kit can do.

Lori Lehnen
Lori Lehnen

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card!
The clear enamel dots are a great addition, so realistic.
this kit is so versatile!

Teresa
Teresa

July 11, 2020

My favorite so far!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

July 11, 2020

Gorgeous underwater scene… I love the ombre blue from the bottom to the top!

Amy Reser
Amy Reser

July 11, 2020

I look forward to trying some colr layering stamps.

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

July 11, 2020

Lovely card. Love these muted shades of green and blue. The dolphins add a nice touch as well.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

July 11, 2020

Very pretty underwater scene. I like the soft colors.

Carol Krup
Carol Krup

July 11, 2020

oooh I love this lighter and brighter ocean scene! So lovely!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

July 11, 2020

I love it! Your colors and layout are perfection!

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

July 11, 2020

This kit totally reminds me of the little mermaid and looks so detailed despite being a clean and simple approach. It is super exciting to get an ocean floor kit to mix with the past kits.

Lisa Swiderski
Lisa Swiderski

July 11, 2020

I love the softness of this card. The underwater scene really pops. I love that reef background stamp. Can’t wait to see more of the kit, but I already know that anything color layering is a must have!

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

July 11, 2020

Lovely card. Love the soft colors.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

July 11, 2020

Love the ocean theme of this month’s kit. The card is lovely.

Terri Rizzo
Terri Rizzo

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card, love the underwater scene. This is a keeper stamp set!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

July 11, 2020

Wonderful card! I love your ocean floor with the dolphin silhouettes in the background!

Karen Bond
Karen Bond

July 11, 2020

Beautiful!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card with a wonderful choice of colors!! Soft and calm 😊

Art_of_albara
Art_of_albara

July 11, 2020

Very pretty card ! Love the soft colors on it and the ink blending you made. Can’t wait to see the whole kit ! :)

Jennifer Baker Archambault
Jennifer Baker Archambault

July 11, 2020

Great card and great use of colors!

KEREN NEVO
KEREN NEVO

July 11, 2020

Wondefull stamps

Jackie S
Jackie S

July 11, 2020

Great underwater card. Beautiful colors.

Brandy Moore
Brandy Moore

July 11, 2020

Beautiful color combinations. I love the dolphin stamps.

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

July 11, 2020

You did such a nice job. I have a deep love for the ocean, and this looks so intriguing, I can’t wait to sea more!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

July 11, 2020

Such a tranquil scene. This release is proving to be so versatile and since I love anything that has to do with the ocean, I am going to have to have it. Lol.

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

July 11, 2020

Beautiful, I love the Reef layering stamp and your card really highlights it.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

July 11, 2020

This would be a perfect card to send for an anniversary! Love it!

Joni Morrill
Joni Morrill

July 11, 2020

Wow! That’s awesome!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and the great ocean scene…
Thanks for sharing.

 Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

July 11, 2020

I love your color combination. The card really mirrors the sentiment.

Robyn S
Robyn S

July 11, 2020

What a beautiful and restful scene you have created. The colours are lovely. Looking forward to the full reveal.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

July 11, 2020

So much depth to the design. Fantastic
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Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

July 11, 2020

Lovely scene, so peaceful!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

July 11, 2020

This is simple, but elegant card. I really like the beautiful greens and blues. This looks like a versatile and elegant card kit.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

July 11, 2020

I love this softer look of the ocean. I can imagine a really bright day and the scene looking just like this. I love your color choices.

Felicia C
Felicia C

July 11, 2020

I absolutely love the soft color combinations. My excitement is growing each post over this exciting theme! Thank you for giving us all something to look forward to in these very trying times!

Dawn Myrtle
Dawn Myrtle

July 11, 2020

Your blending is gorgeous!

nancy f
nancy f

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card. Love the color!

Melanie Jerome
Melanie Jerome

July 11, 2020

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Dawn N.
Dawn N.

July 11, 2020

The soft coloring is wonderful. At first glance, it looked like those were wedding cakes!

Deborah
Deborah

July 11, 2020

I love the underwater scene you created! And I absolutely love the matching sentiment!!!! What an awesome way to use reactive inks… cannot wait to get my hands on this kit !!!

Diana Curtis
Diana Curtis

July 11, 2020

This is so beautiful. Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

July 11, 2020

I just love the soothing cool colours of this card. Makes me think of summer…winter here in sunny ( wet and stormy) Perth! Love the dolphins in the back ground too…. looks like monkey mia up north of Western Australia

Eva
Eva

July 11, 2020

That‘s a perfect CAS card and it reminds me of the movie „The Big Blue“ – brilliant!

Kimberly Curphey
Kimberly Curphey

July 11, 2020

I agree that this scene looks magical. I love how you used soft colors and showed how versatile these stamps can be.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

July 11, 2020

The colors are lovely on your card. Beautiful!