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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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Connie Svejgaard Frølund
Connie Svejgaard Frølund

June 03, 2018

Wauw so beautiful cards, would be nice to have the june-kit

Vivienne
Vivienne

June 03, 2018

Hero arts you’ve done it again! Emily, such beautiful ocean settings!

Kelly Santi
Kelly Santi

June 03, 2018

Oh this kit has my heart and soul! I live close to the beach and you have just brought the salty air and the sandy beach right onto the card with perfection! TFS!

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

June 03, 2018

Love the card love the products!!

Delana Lyman
Delana Lyman

June 03, 2018

This makes me really want to go to the beach!

Maria Willis
Maria Willis

June 03, 2018

Amazing cards!

Jill A
Jill A

June 02, 2018

This looks like an awesome kit!!!

Melissa S
Melissa S

June 02, 2018

Wow! Such beautiful cards! This kit is amazing!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

June 02, 2018

Wow, both cards just take me to the beach! Love the colors on both of them!! Beautiful cards and very beachy!! Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to see the full kit and add-ons, Hero Arts always does a great job, love the kits!!

Diana W
Diana W

June 02, 2018

Such peaceful cards…you can almost hear the waves! So excited for this kit

Brenda B
Brenda B

June 02, 2018

I’m loving what I’m seeing so far, I imagine this kit will sell out quick on Monday!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

June 02, 2018

Beautiful cards. The new embossing powder is gorgeous. And the frame for looks very pretty.

Lauren
Lauren

June 02, 2018

Wow! I’m simply blow away by the beauty of this kit! So gorgeous!!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

June 02, 2018

OMG! Those are really gorgeous cards. Love the look of the second card. The touch with the sailboat is great and such dimension to the card design. Great job.

Katie Baird
Katie Baird

June 02, 2018

This beach themed kit looks amazing! Your cards are so fun!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

June 02, 2018

I am so in love with this fancy die!!!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

June 02, 2018

These cards are gorgeous! That water layering stamp looks amazing.

Linda
Linda

June 02, 2018

Such a clever idea for the clouds. Love your card.

Cary Lombardo
Cary Lombardo

June 02, 2018

Cards are beautiful. Live the intracacy of the frame die.

Michele fisher
Michele fisher

June 02, 2018

The card kit looks so neat!!!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

June 02, 2018

Such delightful cards
and makes me want
to visit a beach.
Carla from Utah

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

June 02, 2018

Certainly a fantastic kit! Both cards are so very nice. The new fancy frame die is a must have. Thank you for explaining how you created each framed scene, especially on the second card. Love them both!

Bessie
Bessie

June 02, 2018

I really like the new fancy frame of the first card. The sand embossing ink is so cool! The frame set it off. Your white cloud embossing is emphasized in the sky! Great job

M.-C. Grantz
M.-C. Grantz

June 02, 2018

I think I am going to love this kit!!!! Looks like it must have!

Patti G
Patti G

June 02, 2018

OMG!!! I love these cards and this set

Melanie Allen
Melanie Allen

June 02, 2018

Life really is better with sandy feet and inky hands too! Looking forward to the new release!

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

June 02, 2018

These cards are fabulous!!!

Sara N
Sara N

June 02, 2018

I love the way the water comes out!

D.Bee
D.Bee

June 02, 2018

I love your cards, especially the first one. Looks like I’ll be needing those add ons too. I’m sure I’ll make use of all the things in the kit. Thanks for sharing.

Audre G
Audre G

June 02, 2018

Love both cards. The fancy frame die is beautiful. Love the colors of the sky. I think the sentiments will be fun to use.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

June 02, 2018

Such lovely cards!

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

June 02, 2018

really love the 2nd one

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

June 02, 2018

Love your card! Looks like the beaches here on the east coast of Florida.

Lori pusz
Lori pusz

June 02, 2018

I love this sand powder. The cards are so pretty

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

June 02, 2018

I love your cards! This kit looks like so much fun.

Yanet
Yanet

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous cards. Simple yet elegant.

Kathy F
Kathy F

June 02, 2018

2 beautiful cards. Thank you for inspiration!

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

June 02, 2018

Both lovely cards. The sand embossing is going to be a new favorite!

Geneviève
Geneviève

June 02, 2018

These cards are just beautiful

This is a what looks to be a masterpiece.
Swoon 😍

Jane Cordell
Jane Cordell

June 02, 2018

Love the fancy dies…you can make your card beautiful and the die did the work…wonderful…

karenajo
karenajo

June 02, 2018

Very exciting kit – can’t wait to see it al!

Charlotte
Charlotte

June 02, 2018

I definitely want to make this card. The water, the clouds and the sky work so well together. They create a wonderful summer day feeling.

Laura palmer
Laura palmer

June 02, 2018

I love the frames, they add so much attraction to the scenes!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

June 02, 2018

You really highlighted the beauty of the kit with your cards.

Cindy Aguirre
Cindy Aguirre

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card! I love the sky and waves you crwated!

Ericka Strange
Ericka Strange

June 02, 2018

Beautiful cards and I love these dies. Perfect for summer. Great job.

Charlotte
Charlotte

June 02, 2018

I love summer and most things about it including these stamps and cards. I will enjoy using this kit to create cards that will celebrate summer. and sunny days.

Cristina
Cristina

June 02, 2018

These are beautiful! I love the frames!

Angela
Angela

June 02, 2018

I’ve got so much love for this kit! It’s perfect!

Laura Gribble
Laura Gribble

June 02, 2018

Such a great summer feel!!!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

June 02, 2018

Lovely cards! I especially love the second one with the layered waves and clouds.

nicole
nicole

June 02, 2018

Oh My goodness, these cards are so beautiful, I can’t wait for this kit!!!

KAREN J. CHESTER
KAREN J. CHESTER

June 02, 2018

This saying is so true….“life on the beach watching the stress of daily life go by, is so much better”""" I can’t wait to get my kit…..
And your second card…WOW…crafting is my happy place…I just can’t wait to make cards with these….

Sarah
Sarah

June 02, 2018

Oh. My. Goodness. Beautiful cards! I have to agree- life is better with sandy feet.

Karen Page
Karen Page

June 02, 2018

Emily, both cards are just gorgeous! I especially love the sentiment on the 2nd card! I bet this kit will be record setting!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

June 02, 2018

Such pretty cards!

Kathleen Hartley
Kathleen Hartley

June 02, 2018

I love the colors you chose…great designs, Emily

Heidi H
Heidi H

June 02, 2018

Perfect beach scenes! So excited for this kit!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

June 02, 2018

The intrigue die looks amazing.

justMarir
justMarir

June 02, 2018

Lovin’ that ocean stamp!!

jen forster
jen forster

June 02, 2018

I was studying this to figure out what all went into the design! Very intriguing – can’t wait to see this kit -

Ami
Ami

June 02, 2018

Love this kit

TreAnn Flanagan
TreAnn Flanagan

June 02, 2018

The Sand embossing powder really gave the card more dimension.

catharina worthington
catharina worthington

June 02, 2018

Seeing this post reminds me of relaxing day at the beach.

Joyce Erb
Joyce Erb

June 02, 2018

Love these cards. Great idea for sand under diecut. I really like how you did the clouds

Janis
Janis

June 02, 2018

Great card. I gotta have the kit!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

June 02, 2018

The fancy die frame card is stunning!

Lisa fragassi
Lisa fragassi

June 02, 2018

I love love ❤️ this set that card is beautiful. Love the colors

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

June 02, 2018

Both of your cards are beautiful. I must try your cloud technique. This kit is going to be amazing!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

June 02, 2018

Such beautiful cards, makes me want to hop in the car and head to the beach! Looks like another awesome kit!

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

June 02, 2018

Very beach . Love it .

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

June 02, 2018

I love both cards but the second card and the clouds are amazing! Thank you!

Bonnie
Bonnie

June 02, 2018

Wish I was there

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

June 02, 2018

I like the card

Judy
Judy

June 02, 2018

Lovely scene cards!

Sue D
Sue D

June 02, 2018

Both of these scenes are so pretty .

Dana M
Dana M

June 02, 2018

Beautiful cards, so soft and serene!

Kelley H.
Kelley H.

June 02, 2018

I like how peaceful the card looks

Kelley H.
Kelley H.

June 02, 2018

I Love the clouds

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

June 02, 2018

Wow, I love both cards – those backgrounds are just so beautiful and inviting!!! Love the added boat in the background too! The Frame Cut die is awesome and I thinks I have to get that one too!!!

Isabelle
Isabelle

June 02, 2018

Two beautiful cards ! I love the clouds from the second card, it’s different from what I’ve seen until now.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

June 02, 2018

Love the cute scene you created in your second card!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

June 02, 2018

Love the cute scene you created in your second card!

Mary Jo H
Mary Jo H

June 02, 2018

Cute card. The colors are calming.

Pam H.
Pam H.

June 02, 2018

I can’t wait to try the sand embossing powder!

Pam H.
Pam H.

June 02, 2018

Beautiful cards! I “sea” I’m going to need this kit!!

Lynn C.
Lynn C.

June 02, 2018

I love the beach and have been so excited to see what each day is going to bring. I feel like I’m going to be blown away by this kit so will want to get it plus some add-ons.

Jude
Jude

June 02, 2018

Such pretty cards

Mary Jo Stewart
Mary Jo Stewart

June 02, 2018

Beautiful cards. I just love the different blue colors.

Anirudh Kashyap
Anirudh Kashyap

June 02, 2018

The die is so versatile and the kit is worth trying out. Want it so bad.

Sandy M
Sandy M

June 02, 2018

Great cards, love the sea theme! Thanks for the inspiration and for your generous giveaway!

Marie Maksud
Marie Maksud

June 02, 2018

so beautiful cards !

MelissaF
MelissaF

June 02, 2018

Beautiful Fancy Frames die and that adirondack chair so beautiful for color blended background. I’m loving the sentiments and this whole beachy set is amazing!

Sabrina Williams
Sabrina Williams

June 02, 2018

I could totally see this used for an under water adventure card!!

Judy v.
Judy v.

June 02, 2018

Love the sandy sentiment and green water.

SJ
SJ

June 02, 2018

Certainly a happy place.

Cheryl Sager
Cheryl Sager

June 02, 2018

Sandy feet are the best, especially when sitting in a beach chair!!

Ang
Ang

June 02, 2018

Pretty cards.

joy meadows
joy meadows

June 02, 2018

Love these cards! They are both so beautiful.

HOLLY D JACKSON
HOLLY D JACKSON

June 02, 2018

I love Adirondack chairs ..they signal it’s time to relax! Cute card!