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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett June 01, 2018 443 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the June My Monthly Hero kit!. Release day is Monday, June 4th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Monday. Now let's join Emily who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with some inspiration using the new June My Monthly Hero kit and one of the add-ons to create a pair of cards, one simple and one a bit more complicated. This release has SO many fantastic products that I couldn't stop myself! Let's get started with the simpler of the two projects. 

To start, I die cut one of the new Fancy Frame dies, one of the add-ons for this month's beach theme. I die cut it from an A2 panel of Radiant White card stock. It's a super intricate die, but I was able to get several really clean die cuts without much (if any) fuss. I wanted the beautiful die to be the focus of my card, so I created a simple, beachy backdrop on my A2 card base. I started by blending some Soft Sky ink towards the top of my white card base, then used the Sand embossing powder (included in the kit) to create a sandy beach by pressing my Versamark pad directly to the card base, then sprinkling the Sand embossing powder over the top and heating. I stamped the greeting (from the main kit) using Intense Black, then layered the fancy beach frame die cut over the top with liquid adhesive. Nice and flat and easy to mail. My favorite kind of card! 

For my second project today, I wanted to do something a little bit more intricate using the products from the main kit. I started by die cutting an oval frame from a Radiant White A2 panel using one of the Oval Infinity dies so that I would know where to do my stamping on my card base. I used that frame to approximate where to stamp the beautiful layered ocean from the kit using Aegean, Tide Pool, and Aquatic inks. (Reminds me of the Caribbean!) For the sky, I lightly blended some Soft Sky ink at the top, gradually fading as it got closer to the water. Then, I heat embossed the top layer of the clouds using white embossing powder and added the bottom layer using Unicorn ink. I did this backwards because I wanted to keep the white embossing powder from sticking to the white pigment ink. I wanted to have bright white, super fluffy clouds. Love the layering stamps in this kit! 

After I had the background all finished, I worked on the silhouette die cuts. I stamped the Adirondack beach chair and a couple of palm trees using Intense Black ink and die cut them with the coordinating dies, which are included in the main kit. I also stamped the greeting from the main kit on the bottom corner of the oval frame. I layered the oval frame over the top of the card base with dimensional foam adhesive, then added my chair and palm tree die cuts. The final touch was to add a tiny sailboat floating on the water using Soft Granite ink. 

Well, that's all for me today! This kit and all of the add-ons are seriously fantastic... you're going to want it all, I promise! Have a marvelous day!

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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, June 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!

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Toni M
Toni M

June 05, 2018

This is so much fun. Want to get the entire kit but sold out already. Love those beach scenes. Fantastic cards!

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

June 05, 2018

Beautiful clouds. Love your cards!

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 04, 2018

June’s kit is absolutely wonderful as all the others I have gotten. I love HeroArts. The beach is such a calming place to be and this card feels just as calming. Love this card!

Judy
Judy

June 04, 2018

This is the neatest kit I have ever seen! I was too late to order it (5 hours after it posted). Those clouds are amazing! Great kit!

Julie
Julie

June 04, 2018

Beautiful card! I love the colors!

Candy
Candy

June 04, 2018

Another great use of that fantastic sand. And I love how you used that die.

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

June 04, 2018

Oh my! I love that intricate die! How beautiful! Both of these are just gorgeous! The EP is quite intriguing! Can’t wait!

Lisa KP
Lisa KP

June 04, 2018

I love simplicity yet details. Thank you for sharing your steps and creativity! Cards can bring such soothing thoughts and memories.

Carol St Andrew
Carol St Andrew

June 04, 2018

The water has always been my happy place! These cards are great. I will be ordering this right as they become available.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

June 04, 2018

Can’t wait!

KathyR
KathyR

June 04, 2018

Love the intricate die cut with beach background, stunning!

K. Eley
K. Eley

June 04, 2018

Stunning cards! The frame cut add on is going to be a must! The colors of the waves and the wispy looking clouds in the second card are dreamy!

Mateja P
Mateja P

June 04, 2018

Another great oval Fancy Frame die :) I can’t wait to see everything :)

Joanne
Joanne

June 04, 2018

This kit looks fabulous so far! Can’t wait!

Kelley
Kelley

June 04, 2018

I want to go to Emily’s Happy Place!

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

June 04, 2018

So pretty. I really like the layer wave stamps.

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

June 03, 2018

I just love all the beach scenes. Beautiful cards!!!!

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

June 03, 2018

Love this Fancy Frame die!!!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 03, 2018

I just love that first sentiment!

Karen F
Karen F

June 03, 2018

I like the intricate die cut on the first card. The layering of the sky and waves on the second card are lovely.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

June 03, 2018

The clouds and waves look so cool! I can’t wait to play with this kit!

Bela
Bela

June 03, 2018

Love the colours of blue and the layering effects!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 03, 2018

This card it has the quiet serenity of the beach in the foreground, juxtaposed against the windy sea and sailboat in the background!
I really like it!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 03, 2018

This card it has the quiet serenity of the beach in the foreground, juxtaposed against the windy sea and sailboat in the background!
I really like it!

Chris E
Chris E

June 03, 2018

Oh wow, two fantastic cards, not sure which one I like the best, great inspiration from both of them. Looks like this June Kit will be a winner.

Tara
Tara

June 03, 2018

OH these are both lovely!!! Makes me want to go on Vacation :D

Marty
Marty

June 03, 2018

The intricate frame on the first card is lovely.

Jade B
Jade B

June 03, 2018

Beautiful cards. Can’t wait to see the kit!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

June 03, 2018

That is fantastic! I love the colors, and can’t wait to see the kit!

Lynn
Lynn

June 03, 2018

Both of your cards are fantastic & make me want to pack the car & head to the beach!

Sarina
Sarina

June 03, 2018

Both cards are beautiful, but I the first one is just something else.. I love that sand EP peeking through the die-cut frame!

Jo
Jo

June 03, 2018

Gorgeous Emily!! Both of these cards are so very gorgeous and draw my eyes right in to the beach! Oh how I want to go sit on the beach now! :) beautiful layering hon!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

Great ideas! Looking forward to this kit!

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

June 03, 2018

Love the sentiments

Patricia Young
Patricia Young

June 03, 2018

I can’t wait to see the kit.

F. Andre
F. Andre

June 03, 2018

Both your cards are gorgeous with such pretty colour palettes.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

June 03, 2018

The layering is lovely.

Cathy R
Cathy R

June 03, 2018

Beautiful

margie
margie

June 03, 2018

Love the fancy die can’t wait to see everthing

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

June 03, 2018

Love the Adirondack!

Toni L
Toni L

June 03, 2018

Great cards. What possibilities with this kit.

Mindy H
Mindy H

June 03, 2018

The fancy frame beach die is breathtaking. On the second card, I love seeing the scene through the “window”.

Di Brown
Di Brown

June 03, 2018

Life is better with sandy feet, love these cards with their fun sentiments. The water in card 2 is fantastic. Love the layering stamps. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca Kinslow
Rebecca Kinslow

June 03, 2018

I love summer theme cards! They are so much fun to make!

AmyB
AmyB

June 03, 2018

Both cards are fantastic. Thanks for the tip with the embossing powder and the pigment ink! Love the look of those clouds!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

June 03, 2018

These cards are really beautiful! I especially like the waves, sky & cloudd in your second card.

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

Oh, I need tose cloud layering stamps :)

 susan King
susan King

June 03, 2018

Yes life is way better with sandy feet and it is such a happy place to be at the beach! The add on dies cut is sweet!

Monique C
Monique C

June 03, 2018

I need this kit! Loving what I’m seeing! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy W.
Tammy W.

June 03, 2018

Wow, you have nailed beach scenes with such finesse.

lee
lee

June 03, 2018

Awesome work on these cards!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

June 03, 2018

Those layering clouds and beach waves look stunning! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Sophia Fumin
Sophia Fumin

June 03, 2018

I love how you made your sky a really faint light blue color and surrounded it with the fun beachy silhouette.

Amber
Amber

June 03, 2018

I love the second one with the oval cutout. The colors are perfect and the black silhouette Adirondack chair and palm trees.

RuthJ
RuthJ

June 03, 2018

Super sand and waves. Love your cards!

Elizabeth B
Elizabeth B

June 03, 2018

Love both cards! Fantastic!

reneemilner
reneemilner

June 03, 2018

My goodness these are gorgeous cards! This looks like a fantastic kit.

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

June 03, 2018

mysweetlaughter@yahoo.com. Oh soooooo happpy it is BEACHY KIT. YIPPPPIEEEE

Stacey
Stacey

June 03, 2018

Love these bea h scenes, and the sand is awesome!

Purvi
Purvi

June 03, 2018

Wow, absolutely love the detailed die. I am really eager to see the full kit…

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 03, 2018

The design team is seriously making me crave the salt air life! Love the beautiful blues and the perfect sand. This is the most intriguing kit:)

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

June 03, 2018

Makes me wish for some ocean time but have to settle for a lake in this landlocked state!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

June 03, 2018

Great cards, love the fancy diecut frame on the first ones and the great color combo on the 2nd. This looks like a terrific kit!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

June 03, 2018

Can’t wait for this kit.

Beatrice
Beatrice

June 03, 2018

I must say that I love these cards with the beach scene!! Wish I as on the boat sailing in the ocean!!

Mitzi
Mitzi

June 03, 2018

Thanks for sharing your awesome cards & the opportunity to win. Wish I was sitting in your chair. Lol

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

June 03, 2018

These are two absolutely amazing cards !!

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

June 03, 2018

I really like the scenes with seagull and sailboats looks so much like a beach and someplace I can go to relax, good presentation love this card
Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

June 03, 2018

I love the window look of these two dies. The sand embossing powder is amazing.

Elaine H.
Elaine H.

June 03, 2018

Lovely cards. The embossing powder is awesome.

Elaine H.
Elaine H.

June 03, 2018

Lovely cards. The embossing powder is awesome.

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

June 03, 2018

The sand the sentiments. Thumbs up HA!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

June 03, 2018

Wow, these are gorgeous!! I am already plotting on how I can make the second card more north woods lake shore themed :)

Laura L Buehler
Laura L Buehler

June 03, 2018

The sailboat in the distance and those lovely clouds..I really like this card.

Theresa P
Theresa P

June 03, 2018

Love your cards! Great use of the frame die.

Tammy Joyce
Tammy Joyce

June 03, 2018

Cute cards and the second card would make a wonderful shaker card. I love the background of it.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

June 03, 2018

Both so gorgeous!! The add-on fancy beach frame die looks amazing!!

Joan
Joan

June 03, 2018

Love both cards – that die is super fun!

Denise
Denise

June 03, 2018

Life is better with sandy feet…and this fun making kit !

Felicia C
Felicia C

June 03, 2018

Just fabulous! I love beach scenes!

Heather Spiegel
Heather Spiegel

June 03, 2018

Great use of so many elements to create amazing cards! These make me wish I was headed on a beach vacation and I love it!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

June 03, 2018

Love the beach scene! Can’t wait for the full reveal. :)

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

June 03, 2018

I love the sea colors and waves.

Charmane Ingram
Charmane Ingram

June 03, 2018

Wow, just love this card, I can’t wait for this kit to arrive.

Elena
Elena

June 03, 2018

Lovely cards!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

June 03, 2018

Beautiful cards! I especially like the second one with the lovely green sea.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

June 03, 2018

Looks like a great kit. Love the cards can’t wait to see the rest of the kit and add on products.

Samantha VanArnhem
Samantha VanArnhem

June 03, 2018

So beautiful! I especially love the colors on the second card!

Jane Starling
Jane Starling

June 03, 2018

The sand looks like…… well sand! it looks as though you’ve sprinkled real sand on your card, simply stunning!

Siobhan Webster
Siobhan Webster

June 03, 2018

The sea looks fabulous and that frame die so amazing

Lorraine Way
Lorraine Way

June 03, 2018

A holiday by the sea. The kit is going to be great!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

June 03, 2018

Love the ocean! such a cute card!!!

Jessica
Jessica

June 03, 2018

Loving all the layers and dimension!

shartl
shartl

June 03, 2018

I love these beautiful ocean scenes and the combination of stamping and die cut!

Donna A
Donna A

June 03, 2018

I love the Caribbean feel of this card. Of course, I can’t get over the sand embossing powder!

AngelaR
AngelaR

June 03, 2018

I agree with the last of this post…I am going to want it all

Donna A
Donna A

June 03, 2018

I love the carribean

Anne B
Anne B

June 03, 2018

Stunning cards! What a great kit this month.

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

June 03, 2018

I love the fancy frame die and how it was used. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

June 03, 2018

Your cards are wonderful and this kit looks fantastic!

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