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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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Bonnie
Bonnie

June 02, 2018

Love the fancy frame die.

Yvonne Morentin
Yvonne Morentin

June 02, 2018

how perfect for summer… i can already feel the breeze

Cynthia Xavier
Cynthia Xavier

June 02, 2018

Oh my gosh, how beautiful is this card? The water color does look like Caribbean. I want to be there!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

June 02, 2018

Love your cards Emily! Beach cards are my favorite and I know I’m going to live this kit!

Janet D.
Janet D.

June 02, 2018

Love all the dimension in your card! This kit is awesome.

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

June 02, 2018

I am so not comfortable with layering stamps and dies but this is such a cute set I will just have to try! Love your beach card!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

June 02, 2018

Just when I thought I was safe from acquiring more kits, the Hero Arts team has come up with another winner. Feel the need to add to my collection.

Miriam Baker
Miriam Baker

June 02, 2018

Love the Adirondack chair.

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

June 02, 2018

Loved both your cards on the beach scenes.

Robin Vanderheiden
Robin Vanderheiden

June 02, 2018

This kit looks fantastic. I am now longing for the beach. Sitting in a chair or sailing with tropical breezes blowing through my hair sounds like the perfect way to rest and refresh. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Linda
Linda

June 02, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

June 02, 2018

sweet cards – love the designs:)

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

June 02, 2018

The new Fancy Frame die is such a beautiful die. Love the beachy theme even though I live near a river and not the ocean.
This new kit is really great.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

June 02, 2018

Loving the layered ocean! And the fancy frame die is so unique! I need this kit!

Bertha
Bertha

June 02, 2018

Two beautiful card designs. I love the layered waves and the sentiments on both cards. Looks like a great kit this month!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

June 02, 2018

The cards are gorgeous.
Love the sandy beach. The framing is
fantastic. The second card looks like
a painted picture – ready to hang on
the wall. thanks for sharing
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Susan Lang
Susan Lang

June 02, 2018

The sand is intriguing! Just love these cards.

Heather C
Heather C

June 02, 2018

Very peaceful. Such a fun kit

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 02, 2018

These cards are fabulous. I LOVE this kit already and can’t wait to see all of the elements!

Becky Reynolds
Becky Reynolds

June 02, 2018

Wow I love both of these cards. This kit is sure to go fast I’m sure! Loving the sentiments, the stamps, the dies and the gorgeous inks.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

June 02, 2018

Can Not Wait!

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

June 02, 2018

I want to go to the beach now! The peaceful scenes make me dig my toes in and take in the sand. Beautiful very beautiful!

Sue R
Sue R

June 02, 2018

So beautiful! Perfect for scrapbooking too.

Meagan W.
Meagan W.

June 02, 2018

I’m loving the layered stamps in this kit.

Margery C
Margery C

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous cards. More mermaids -yeah!

Sharon Bardsley
Sharon Bardsley

June 02, 2018

Love these cards! So Soft and tranquil. Love the sentiments! I can feel the waves bury my feet in the sand and I can feel the sand between my toes!! I am already there!!

Wanda kelly
Wanda kelly

June 02, 2018

I really enjoy receiving these kits each month and June ‘s kit will be no exception.

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

June 02, 2018

That Fancy Frames die is beautiful, and I’m so I love the look of the sand embossing powder. Gorgeous cards.

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

June 02, 2018

OMG I love this card! Can’t even decide whether it is the clouds or the layered sea or the simple chair and palm tree that is catching my eye the most.

Leanne S
Leanne S

June 02, 2018

Stunning cards!

Lisa
Lisa

June 02, 2018

I love that new fancy frame die! I’m excited that it is an add on in case I can’t order a kit before they sell out. The layered ocean and those clouds are seriously so fantastic! I hope I can get a kit!

Mary
Mary

June 02, 2018

I can tell already that this kit is going to be a must have for me. Love everything I’ve seen so far!

SMayer
SMayer

June 02, 2018

Your cards are so pretty. I think tropical card-making is in my future. :-)

Ann W
Ann W

June 02, 2018

Oh! My! Great great cards!! I truely can not wait to see this whole kit!! Looks like a lot of fun crafting!!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

June 02, 2018

Love how you did the clouds on the 2nd card! Both cards are great!

Sandra Krouse
Sandra Krouse

June 02, 2018

How in the shell am I supposed to wait a week to get this kit in my hands? AAAHH!!!
I love it and need it now!!

Sladjana Perisic
Sladjana Perisic

June 02, 2018

Both of these cards are so stunning, I’m definately loving the beach theme this month!

Ruth
Ruth

June 02, 2018

I love the beach and water scenes can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Richard
Richard

June 02, 2018

That water! Those clouds! That die!
I die….. SO very much love this kit!

Beth Butterbaugh
Beth Butterbaugh

June 02, 2018

Layered clouds too?? Wow, this kit looks incredible!

Naama E
Naama E

June 02, 2018

Love these! Such peaceful images… Truly beautiful! Can’t wait to see the full kit! :D

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

June 02, 2018

These are both great card designs. I can’t wait to sea all the products. Especially that sandy embossing powder.

Cheri
Cheri

June 02, 2018

Lovely cards – can’t wait to receive my Kit! Love the beach/summer theme!

Laura s
Laura s

June 02, 2018

I love the way you did the clouds. The beach is my happy place. So excited for this kit

Cheri
Cheri

June 02, 2018

Lovely cards – can’t wait to receive my Kit! Love the beach/summer theme!

Patt H.
Patt H.

June 02, 2018

Emily, your cards are truly fabulous! Love the layered ocean & the sand EP is so cool. Love your designs!

Robin P
Robin P

June 02, 2018

I really love your cards. They truly bring a calming feeling that one gets from the sea. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Robertson
Shelly Robertson

June 02, 2018

Wow how soft and calming these cards are! That how I’m sure I will feel when making some from my eagerly awaited June kit! Hero Arts you have my heart!!

Leslie Gladney
Leslie Gladney

June 02, 2018

oh wow i love both of these sooo much! I can’t wait to my hands on this one!

Lisa K
Lisa K

June 02, 2018

So excited about this kit! Love the chair with the water card. So pleasant to look at.

Dgolly
Dgolly

June 02, 2018

Absolutely stunning cards. Can’t wait for release day.

Michele W
Michele W

June 02, 2018

Great cards. Love the layered clouds in the second one. Layered clouds…layered waves. This kit is definitely a must have. Thanks for the tip re getting fluffy clouds on top and for sharing your designs!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

June 02, 2018

What a great cards Emily, it brings back a lot of memories from endless days on the beach where I just to live near by. Thanks for these beauties!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

June 02, 2018

Beautiful scenery and the card idea is so awesome too! Great kit can’t wait!

Janet Axtman
Janet Axtman

June 02, 2018

Really loving this kit!

Dina Glass
Dina Glass

June 02, 2018

Wow! These colors and cards! Really excited about the June kit!

Janet
Janet

June 02, 2018

Wow, this is a great kit!! Love the cards that I have seen so far!

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

June 02, 2018

So cute. Love the summer vibe.

mary ann
mary ann

June 02, 2018

I know this kit is going to go fast.

Charlotte Parton
Charlotte Parton

June 02, 2018

Just gorgeous! This kit will sell out quick, I think!!

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

June 02, 2018

This kit is calling my name!

Katherine
Katherine

June 02, 2018

Love this set!

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

June 02, 2018

Can’t wait to see more of the wonderful beach kit!

Gale
Gale

June 02, 2018

Such a beautiful and peaceful scene!

Bunny Dobbie
Bunny Dobbie

June 02, 2018

Ohhh the dies in this kit are stunning! They would work so well in scrapbooks also!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

June 02, 2018

Such gorgeous cards. I love how you created the beach scene.
Thanks for sharing…

Kimberly Overtree
Kimberly Overtree

June 02, 2018

The green ocean is so pretty!

kReN@afourthlife
kReN@afourthlife

June 02, 2018

What a delightful card! Makes me think happy and serene thoughts!

Joy J.
Joy J.

June 02, 2018

Love the different scenes of serenity on each card. So many options!

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

June 02, 2018

So pretty! I can’t wait to play with the layering waves stamps!

Anna Starr
Anna Starr

June 02, 2018

Can’t get over how amazing that water looks.

Johna R
Johna R

June 02, 2018

wow! I love that layering, too! Great idea to put the sand behind the die in the first card. I really love your sailboat scene, though!

Mary Jeanne Cluff
Mary Jeanne Cluff

June 02, 2018

Looking forward to playing with his set so many possibilities.

Tracy
Tracy

June 02, 2018

I love the pretty ink colors. Feels very peaceful. I can’t wait to get my kit!

Michele Lourenco
Michele Lourenco

June 02, 2018

This kit has my name written all over it.AHHH!!! I’m so happy it’s summer and sunshine and salty air.

Leslie Mc
Leslie Mc

June 02, 2018

Beautiful cards. Love the products. really makes me want to hit the beach and relax.

Ann Anderson
Ann Anderson

June 02, 2018

The layering clouds, water and embossing sand are awesome!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

June 02, 2018

This kit looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the entire release. And your cards are beautiful and make me feel as if I was there at the beach with you!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

June 02, 2018

Wow, these cards are gorgeous! I love anything ocean/nautical so I can’t wait to get this month’s kit!

Ani Petersdorf
Ani Petersdorf

June 02, 2018

I like the tiny sail boat.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

June 02, 2018

This kit looks so amazing and the cards you made are so fun and lovely.

Deepti Aggarwal
Deepti Aggarwal

June 02, 2018

Beautiful cards. lReally Live that wonderful dies used in first card..Awesome

Melisse
Melisse

June 02, 2018

Eek! Color layering clouds!
I was already sold with the color layering waves… Can’t wait to see the whole reveal!

Flo
Flo

June 02, 2018

I am really loving this kit. Can’t wait to get it.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

June 02, 2018

The fancy die cut is beautiful, and I love how you softened the sky, so it wouldn’t detract from the die cit in your first card. Also love how detailed the water and sky are in the second project. Looking forward to the reveal on Monday!!!

Kim Hover
Kim Hover

June 02, 2018

Perfect kit to celebrate summer after the long Montana winter!

Gina
Gina

June 02, 2018

This kit looks awesome so far! Can’t wait to see more!

kathleen  dumpert
kathleen dumpert

June 02, 2018

I am in love with the wave stamp set in the kit this month!!!

Maria R.
Maria R.

June 02, 2018

A must have for sure! Love it!

Amy Brown
Amy Brown

June 02, 2018

These are so pretty! I love the first card with the fun glittery sand :D

Wanda
Wanda

June 02, 2018

oh my gosh….this is beautiful

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

June 02, 2018

Your cards are beautiful, Emily. I’m excited for this kit. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather
Heather

June 02, 2018

That intricate die is STUNNING! But they all make me want to take a trip down the shore. :)

Kristin
Kristin

June 02, 2018

This set looks amazing. I love the beach theme.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous cards! Can’t wait for the kit!

Jean
Jean

June 02, 2018

Emily, I really liked both of your cards.

Kellie
Kellie

June 01, 2018

This set looks amazing!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

June 01, 2018

Pretty cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

June 01, 2018

This scene is gorgeous! I love how you did the clouds!!

Julia M.
Julia M.

June 01, 2018

You can feel the ocean breeze! Love the new kit!